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Canopus Announces MVRD4400 MPEG Encoder/Decoder

MVRD4400 provides support for live external video sources (February 27, 2006)

Canopus, a part of the Grass Valley business within Thomson, today announced MVRD4400, the latest in their line of MPEG encoding/decoding hardware. Designed for OEM's and custom video recording and playback systems, MVRD4400 provides realtime, high-quality MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoding and decoding. Featuring software for capture and playback, MVRD4400 also includes a software development kit for creation of custom applications.

MVRD4400's powerful pre-filtering features include advanced 3D Y/C separation to reduce color noise and improve image quality, 3D digital noise reduction to eliminate noise in the analog video signal, a line time base corrector (LTBC) to correct video images that jitter, as well as frame synchronization and auto gain control. MVRD4400 also allows for display of the multiple-input screens when using multiple MVRD4400 boards.

When combined with MediaEdge, Canopus's LAN-based video delivery solution, MVRD4400 provides support for live external video sources, such VCR's, DVD players and satellite feeds, which can be encoded and rebroadcast across a MediaEdge network in realtime.

The Canopus MVRD4400 will be available by the end of the month from Canopus and its authorized resellers and system integrators for a suggested retail price of $1849. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

About Canopus

Canopus products include digital video and graphics solutions for video professionals and enthusiasts. These products combine innovative hardware and software designs to set new standards in performance, functionality and reliability. Industry leaders worldwide recognize advanced Canopus HD, HDV, DV and MPEG codec technologies, which are featured in acclaimed video editing solutions, transcoding products and network-based video distribution systems. A strategic product line, Canopus solutions are part of the Grass Valley business of Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453: NYSE: TMS). For more information contact Canopus at (408) 954-4500 or visit

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