Canopus Announce EDIUS NX PCI Express

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READING, UK - (November 21, 2005) - Canopus, leaders in real-time digital video editing and codec technology, today announced their new PCI Express-based EDIUS NX real-time mixed HD/SD video editing solution that takes advantage of the affordability and high performance of new dual-core CPU computer systems featuring PCI Express (PCIe) interfaces.

“By supporting PCI Express slots common on the new dual-core capable platforms, the PCIe version of EDIUS NX makes the speed and versatility of dedicated NLE hardware affordable to both SD and HD editors,” said Hiro Yamada, founder and chairman of the board of Canopus. “And since EDIUS NX provides native editing and real-time processing of a variety of SD and HD formats, editors who haven’t yet made the move to HD can use EDIUS NX now, and continue to use it when they finally do make the transition to HD.”

With EDIUS NX, Canopus continues to redefine productivity and affordability with ground-breaking, tightly integrated software and hardware video solutions. At the heart of EDIUS NX is Canopus’ acclaimed EDIUS Pro editing software, providing real-time, mixed format editing of uncompressed SD, HD, HDV, DV, MPEG-2, and MPEG-1 formats.

EDIUS Pro delivers superb quality without compromising real-time performance through the company’s acclaimed variable-bitrate Canopus HQ codec technology. EDIUS NX PCIe will ship with a new software version - EDIUS Pro 3.6 - with support for JVC’s 720p (24/25/30) and Canon’s 1080/24 formats.

Combined with the robust and proven NX hardware and HD Expansion Kit, Canopus is still the only NLE manufacturer to deliver full quality, full frame-rate real-time HD playback from the timeline, directly to an external HDTV display

EDIUS NX with PCI Express compatibility will be shipping in Europe from December 2005 for a suggested retail price of €1099 (£749) plus VAT, including EDIUS Pro software. The HD Expansion Kit is available for €639 (£429) plus VAT. For more information visit the company’s website at canopus.com.

About Canopus Co., Ltd.
Based in Kobe, Japan, Canopus Co., Ltd. designs and manufactures award-winning digital video solutions, including nonlinear video editing and visual effects products for video professionals and enthusiasts, comprehensive video distribution solutions, digital video
converters and broadcast equipment. Canopus boasts the industry’s most advanced real-time render-free multi-track video editing solutions with the highest quality HD, HDV, DV and MPEG codecs. Combining innovative hardware and software designs to set new standards in performance, functionality and reliability, Canopus is a leading provider of video editing and graphics products. The company has offices in the U.K., Germany, Italy, Australia, U.S.A and China in addition to an extensive worldwide distribution network.

Based in Reading, UK, Canopus Europe distributes the company's full range of award-winning, desktop video processing tools for video professionals and enthusiasts in Europe, Africa and the Middle East as well as the UK. For further information click on canopus.com, or call +44 (0) 118 921 0150.

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