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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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