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Canopus Announces Native Support For Sony HDV Camcorder

San Jose, CA--Canopus has announced native, realtime nonlinear editing support for Sony's HDV 1080i camcorder. Canopus's new HQ codec is included with the company's flagship realtime editing software, EDIUS Pro, the foundation for the new line of Canopus editing solutions--EDIUS H|DV SP, EDIUS SD and EDIUS HD. "Sony's new HDV camera brings affordable HDTV acquisition quality to everyone," said Hiro Yamada, founder and chairman of the board of Canopus. "EDIUS solutions will provide the highest performance, quality, and realtime HDV editing available."
EDIUS Pro, Canopus's nonlinear editing software, provides a seamless workflow with realtime, multi-track, mixed format HD/SD editing, compositing, chroma keying, titling, and timeline output capabilities. It supports realtime output of multiple video tracks, effects, and graphics and title layers and seamlessly edits any mix of HD, HDV, DV, uncompressed SD, MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 video in realtime. Conversions between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios, as well as up-conversion and down-conversion between SD and HD, are processed in realtime.