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Canopus Ships HDV Editor

The Canopus Edius SP for HDV NLE system is now available.

The system provides native editing and real-time processing of HDV, DV, uncompressed SD, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 formats. Features include video I/O--FireWire for HDV and DV--and component, composite and S-video connectors. The Edius SP for HDV also provides real-time bi-directional analog/DV conversion and capture and deck control with AV/C to RS-422 control conversion.

The San Jose, Calif.-based company worked with Panasonic to offer the Canopus Codec Option pack, which includes the DVCPRO HD software codec.

Additionally, the NLE editing software Edius Pro 3 is available, providing real-time, multitrack, mixed format HD/SD editing, compositing, chroma keying and other capabilities.

With Edius Pro, users can convert between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios and up/downconvert between SD and HD in real-time.

Edius SP for HDV currently supports Adobe After Effects and Photoshop CS applications and a plug-in for Premier is planned for a future release.