IBC - Canopus EDIUS Speed Encoder accelerates HDV output for EDIUS Pro 3

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Rob Crabtree
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Canopus accelerates output for EDIUS Pro 3 users with new EDIUS Speed Encoder for HDV

MPEG-2 encoder plug-in for EDIUS Pro 3 delivers up to twice the speed on dual-core CPU systems

Amsterdam, IBC - (September 9, 2005) - Canopus, leaders in the digital video codec, encoding and production arena, is speeding up HDV output for EDIUS Pro 3 users with the announcement of EDIUS Speed Encoder for HDV. Taking advantage of the new powerful dual-core CPU systems, EDIUS Speed Encoder accelerates HDV (MPEG transport stream) file encoding direct from the EDIUS Pro 3 timeline, producing HDV footage up to twice as fast as standard encoders.

“Normally when encoding to HDV format, only one CPU is used during the process, even when there are multiple CPUs available,” said Hiro Yamada, founder and chairman of the board at Canopus. “Optimised for the very latest dual-core CPU systems, the EDIUS Speed Encoder for HDV sets new standards for HDV file encoding.”

The EDIUS Speed Encoder for HDV will be available by the end of September from Canopus authorised resellers and system integrators for a suggested retail price of €129 (£89) excluding tax. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at canopus.com.

About EDIUS Pro 3
EDIUS Pro 3 nonlinear editing software provides native editing and real-time processing of uncompressed SD, HD, HDV, DV, MPEG-2, and MPEG-1 formats. With its seamless real-time workflow, EDIUS Pro 3 lets professionals mix and share video content in multiple formats and work with unlimited video, audio and effects layers, while providing real-time high-quality, on-screen display.

EDIUS Pro 3 delivers increased quality and real-time performance through the company’s acclaimed variable-bitrate Canopus HQ codec. EDIUS Pro 3 includes professional features, such as real-time HQ batch capture from 1080i and 720p HDV cameras and decks, advanced audio tools and precise colour correction controls, designed to help editors create the highest quality productions.

EDIUS Pro 3 is also included with Canopus’s line of EDIUS hardware and software editing solutions, including the new HDV offering, EDIUS NX for HDV.

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.

Slightly edited by Rob C