Canopus Introduces Xplode Professional
3D Video Effects Software Plug-In Package Includes Over 600 Effects And
Increases Productivity Through Support for Third-Party Graphics Accelerators,
An Intuitive Interface and Advanced Rendering Capabilities
LAS VEGAS, NAB, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Canopus(R) Corporation (booth S4154) today announced Xplode Professional(TM), the latest product based on the company's powerful Xplode video effects technology. This advanced 3D video effects software plug-in for Adobe Premiere(R), Ulead MediaStudio Pro(R) and Canopus Edit applications, includes over 600 effects, an intuitive interface for effortless effects creation and customization, and advanced rendering and overscan handling capabilities to allow video professionals to create stunning, professional-quality video content quickly and easily. For near real-time performance, Xplode Professional takes advantage of hardware acceleration through supported third-party graphics boards. "Xplode Professional features, including the intuitive SmartConfig interface that lets users customize effects quickly, are designed to enhance creativity and radically reduce production time," said Chuck Buelow, vice president of sales and marketing at Canopus Corporation. "Our goal is to continue to develop tools such as Xplode Professional that let video editors spend more time creating unique video content and less time learning the applications." Key Features of Xplode Professional Hardware Acceleration Support Xplode Professional takes advantage of hardware acceleration through its support of NVIDIA-based graphics boards with a TNT or better chipset to deliver near real-time performance of multiple complex transitions and effects. Overscan Handling Xplode Professional offers users an overscan handling option that eliminates distortion, or noise, in the overscan area, so playback of effects on a TV screen is clean, smooth and professional. Advanced Rendering Canopus has added an advanced draft-rendering mode to speed up production. Users can select the draft-rendering mode on the fly for near real-time preview of effects (at a lower resolution) during production. Canopus SmartConfig Intuitive Interface Xplode Professional' SmartConfig intuitive interface dramatically reduces the learning curve allowing users to easily and quickly adjust transitions to specific needs. The global transition settings feature allows users to change the render mode and overscan handling on all transitions at one time, cutting production time significantly. Exciting Effects Xplode Professional has over 50 effects groups and 600 preset effects to choose from. Each effects group has its own settings, which can be easily customized. For added creativity, the keyframe feature lets users set specific points within the transition to change the rate or motion during the transition. The keyframe feature has a number of presets like bounce, pause half way, slow-down and speed-up. Users can easily customize and save keyframed effects into the preset list, giving them an abundant reserve of custom effects. Additional features include: -- Shadows - Xplode Professional overcomes the difficulties associated with shadow effects and allows for a superior level of realism. With this feature, a shadow is cast with reference to the position of the light source and moves smoothly with the transition giving a very natural look to effects. -- Lighting - Configurable lighting allows editors to adjust where light is coming from, along with the color, glare and intensity, for more realistic lighting effects. -- Soft Borders - The adjustable soft border feature lets users feather the edges of an image within certain effects. 3D, Moving and Still Image Import Users can easily import 3D objects from Lightwave(R) and 3D Studio Max(R) to Xplode Professional to create customized 3D effects. Video and still images can also be imported to Xplode Professional through support of AVI, BMP, GIF, WMF and JPG formats. Xplode Professional supports Windows 98/ME and 2000 and will be available in May 2001 from Canopus and its authorized distributors and VARs for a suggested retail price of $399. Canopus will announce an upgrade program for current Xplode, Rexfx(TM), and SoftXplode(TM) customers soon. Additional product information is available on the company's Web site at www.justedit.com. About Canopus Corporation Based in San Jose, Calif., Canopus Corporation manufactures award-winning, non-linear video editing products for video professionals and enthusiasts. Canopus' DV editing, MPEG-2 encoding and 3D DVE products combine innovative hardware and software designs to set new standards. Canopus Corporation's parent company, Canopus Co., Ltd., with headquarters in Kobe, is Japan's largest maker of video editing and graphics products. For more information contact Canopus at 408-954-4500 or visit their Web site at www.justedit.com. NOTE: Canopus is a registered trademark and Xplode and Xplode Professional are trademarks of Canopus Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X35623608
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