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Canopus Intros EDIUS Broadcast for Video Professionals

New tapeless acquisition and storage systems (December 12, 2005)

Canopus Corporation today brings together an extensive collection of its video production, encoding and codec technologies in one package with the introduction of EDIUS Broadcast. EDIUS Broadcast is designed to meet the high standards and fast-paced environments of broadcast and post production facilities, including support for new tapeless acquisition and storage systems.

Incorporating all of the realtime editing capabilities in a streamlined interface designed to help production professionals get content to air quickly, EDIUS Broadcast features EDIUS Pro 3 realtime video editing software, EDIUS Speed Encoder for HDV for fast HDV video output, as well as support for industry-standard equipment and formats including:
- Panasonic DVCPRO(r) 50 and DVCPRO HD
- Panasonic DVCPRO P2
- Panasonic VariCam(r)
- Sony XDCAM(r)  Professional Disc(tm) System
- Microsoft Windows Media(r)

For added efficiency, Canopus speeds up HDV output for EDIUS Broadcast users with the inclusion of EDIUS Speed Encoder for HDV. Taking advantage of the new powerful dual-core CPU systems, EDIUS Speed Encoder accelerates HD (MPEG transport stream) file encoding direct from the EDIUS Pro 3 timeline, producing HDV footage up to twice as fast as standard encoders.

About EDIUS Pro 3
Canopus redefines video production capability and affordability with a groundbreaking, tightly integrated software and hardware solution. At the heart of the Canopus systems is EDIUS Pro video editing software, which provides realtime, mixed format editing of uncompressed SD, HD, HDV, DV, MPEG-2, and MPEG-1 formats. EDIUS Pro delivers increased quality and realtime performance through the company's acclaimed variable-bitrate Canopus HQ codec.

EDIUS Pro includes professional features, such as realtime HQ batch capture from 1080i and 720p HDV cameras and decks, including the new Canon XL H1 affordable, lightweight 24fps HD camcorder and JVC GY-HD100U full resolution ProHD progressive camcorder. EDIUS Pro's P2 support, developed in collaboration with Panasonic, provides native, realtime nonlinear editing support for Panasonic's DVCPRO P2 series of products, including the new AG-HVX200 DVCPRO HD P2 hand-held camcorder. Canopus's EDIUS hardware/software solutions are the only NLEs on the Windows platform that deliver full frame-rate realtime HD playback from the timeline directly to an external HD video display.

Pricing and Availability
EDIUS Broadcast is available now from Canopus and its authorized dealers and system integrators for a suggested retail price of $999. EDIUS Pro 3 users can upgrade to EDIUS Broadcast for a special upgrade price of $499.

About Canopus Corporation
Canopus Corporation, based in San Jose, Calif., is a subsidiary of Canopus Co., Ltd, headquartered in Kobe, Japan. Canopus designs and markets award-winning digital video and graphics solutions for video professionals and enthusiasts. The company combines innovative hardware and software designs to set new standards in performance, functionality and reliability. Industry leaders worldwide recognize Canopus's advanced HD, HDV, DV and MPEG codec technologies, which are featured in the company's acclaimed video editing solutions, transcoding products and network-based video distribution systems. Canopus also has offices in the U.K., Germany, Italy, Australia and China in addition to an extensive worldwide distribution network. For more information contact Canopus at (408) 954-4500 or visit the Web site at

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