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CANOPUS DEBUTS CWS-30OEM PACK FOR MOBILE EDITING WORKSTATIONS.

Canopus Corporation has strengthened its OEM offerings with the introduction of the CWS-30 OEM Pack. The CWS-30 OEM Pack includes Canopus Rextor nonlinear video editing software, two FireWire PCMCIA cards and an MP300 mobile drive for system integrators who wish to build powerful professional mobile editing workstations designed for remote location broadcasting, electronic news gathering and on-location feature-length movie and documentary production.

Powered by Canopus Rextor

CWS-30 is designed to work in conjunction with other CWS series products, such as the CWS-100, or as a standalone solution for remote location production and broadcasting. At the heart of the CWS-30 is Rextor, Canopus's powerful nonlinear editing software solution. In addition to render-free, realtime DV output of three video streams, Rextor offers professional features well-suited for broadcast applications, including sophisticated clip management with advanced search and store capabilities, realtime 2D/3D transitions, titling with motion speed control, and a comprehensive collection of video filters and keyers. Filters include YUV and RGB Color Correction with realtime vectorscope/waveform display. Rextor also lets editors create MPEG files for DVD, streaming video files, and industry-standard EDLs for offline editing and project files compatible with other Canopus CWS editing systems.

Direct Capture and Transfer of Footage

CWS-30 OEM Pack supports quick and efficient data transfer of footage from the camera to the mobile editing workstation using the Sony DSR-DU1 DVCAM video disk unit. The DSR-DU1 docks onto the rear of compatible camcorders and records video and audio signals on its internal hard disk drive. Using the IEEE 1394 i.LINK connector, these files can be directly transferred to Rextor's bin window, so editors can begin editing without delay.

Fast, Hot-Pluggable Storage with CWS-MP300

To ensure steady, fast data transfer, the CWS-30 OEM Pack also includes the CWS-MP300 external mobile video storage pack, which boasts five hours of DV storage capacity in a compact 2.5-inch enclosure. This hot-pluggable, FireWire storage pack delivers data transfer rates three times faster than standard DV for a date transfer rate of 11 MB/sec.

Laptop Compatibility

CWS-30 OEM Pack delivers optimum performance on any laptop meeting the minimum specifications, which include Windows 2000 Professional (recommended) or Windows XP Professional operating system, either a 2.0GHz Intel Pentium 4 Processor - M or a 1.5GHz Intel Pentium M processor, 512MB of RAM, ATI graphics chipset, 32-bit 1024 x 768 pixel color display, 3.5" floppy disk drive, 20GB hard disk drive, CD or DVD-ROM drive, 10/100BASE-TX network capability, and two PCMCIA Type II card slots.

Availability and OEM Pricing

The CWS-30 OEM Pack is available now for $1999. Canopus is also offering the CWS-30 SOFT Pack, a version of the OEM pack without the MP300 mobile drive. The CWS-30 SOFT Pack is priced at $1499.

About Canopus Corporation

Based in San Jose, Calif., Canopus Corporation designs and markets, nonlinear video editing products for video professionals and enthusiasts. Canopus's DV editing, MPEG encoding, 3D DVE and video transcoding products combine hardware and software designs to set new standards in performance, functionality and reliability. Canopus Corporation's parent company, Canopus Co., Ltd., with headquarters in Kobe, is Japan's largest maker of video editing and graphics products. The company has offices in the UK, Germany, Australia, Italy and China in addition to an extensive worldwide distributor network.

Canopus can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.canopus.com.

For more information, call 408/954-4500 OR 888/899-3348.
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