Canopus: new custom configurable editing stations.In a move to broaden its line of powerful Realtime Editing Stations, Canopus Corporation Canopus Corporation is a manufacturer of video editing cards and video editing software. Their competitors include Matrox and Pinnacle Systems.
When 3dfx's Voodoo series of PC-gaming-oriented 3D graphics cards became popular in the mid-1990s, Canopus was well-known for has announced the RES-150 and the new RES Flex Series, a new line of custom configurable video editing See nonlinear video editing and video editor. workstations. Available later this month, these new workstations unite stability with cutting-edge CPU CPU
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Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. and digital video technology to provide a solid, stable foundation for video editing.
At the heart of the RES systems is the acclaimed DVStorm2, with hardware MPEG encoding MPEG encoding is the process of capturing (digitizing) or converting (re-encoding) video and/or audio to one of several MPEG video and/or audio standards (codecs) for distribution (Internet, LAN) or for archiving to optical disc (CD, DVD). and StormBay breakout box A device inserted into a multiple-line cable for testing purposes that provides an external connecting point to each wire. A small LED may be attached to each line, which glows when a signal is present.
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The RES-150, starting at $5,499, is powered by an Intel Pentium 4 3GHz processor with Hyper-Threading Technology, 1GB of DDR (Double Data Rate) Refers to an SDRAM memory chip that increases performance by doubling the effective data rate of the frontside bus. For more details, see SDRAM.
DDR - Double Data Rate Random Access Memory memory, a 40GB system drive and a 160GB disk array (for more than 10 hours of storage), an NVIDIA GeForce4 dual-monitor capable video card, a Pioneer DVD-R/RW drive and an ADS Tech PYRO three-port FireWire card to allow capture from three cameras simultaneously. The RES-150 comes with a professional software bundle, including Canopus StormEdit, Canopus Imaginate, Adobe Premiere 6.5, Adobe After Effects 5.5, Canopus Xplode Professional 4.0, Canopus PhotoAlbum2.0, Sonic Foundry Acid Style and a full version of Ulead DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
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Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology. Workshop with AC3 encoding, to make this powerful editing system an excellent value.
To meet the growing needs of today's video professional, Canopus is offering the new custom-configurable RES Flex Series line of realtime editing workstations. A new configuration ordering system gives Canopus Authorized Partners the ability to tailor RES systems to their customers' needs. Whether editors need component video I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output , faster processors, increased AV storage or more memory, a RES Flex system can be custom built just for them. In addition to the realtime features and software found in the RES-150, advanced technology, such as dual Intel Xeon processors with Hyper-Threading Technology, Sonic Foundry Acid Pro 4.0 with Dolby Digital 5.1 channel surround mixing, Canopus ProCoder video transcoding tool and Boris FX are also included in the RES Flex Series, which starts at $6999.