Canopus EDIUS Pro 3 format supports P2, VariCam and XDCAM material

The new format options provide native support and direct access to footage shot with these cameras
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Canopus announced new options to its EDIUS Format that offer MXF (Material eXchange Format) support to allow video professionals to customize their EDIUS Pro 3 editing systems. The EDIUS Format Options are available for Panasonic’s P2 and VariCam cameras as well as Sony’s XDCAM Professional Disc system.

The EDIUS P2 Option provides native, real-time NLE support for Panasonic’s DVCPRO P2 series of products. Using MXF, EDIUS Pro 3 supports direct access of footage from the P2 card. The edited content can be exported back to the P2 card, together with metadata information.

Canopus customers can now edit film-style HD footage in EDIUS Pro 3 with the EDIUS VariCam Option. With EDIUS VariCam Option, the EDIUS Pro 3 timeline can import VariCam footage and use the footage as it was originally shot. Users can export editing projects back to a DVCPRO HD deck, or output the timeline in another format.

The EDIUS XDCAM Option supports a direct connection via LAN or i.LINK interface to the disc player. This makes it easy for EDIUS Pro 3 users to add XDCAM footage to their projects without any conversions. Users simply copy MXF files (IMX or DVCAM mode) to the EDIUS system and begin editing. EDIUS Pro 3 also supports mixing of different frame rates and sizes of AVI, MPEG and QuickTime files and HD/SD resolution.

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