Studio Monthly by Barry Green Edius BroadcastCanopus has repackaged EDIUS Pro 3 with several optional modules to create a tightly integrated editing package with superb support for the Panasonic AG-HVX200, JVC GY-HD100, Canon XL H1 and Sony XDCAM. EDIUS Broadcast now includes EDIUS Pro 4, which nicely completes the tapeless workflow and does so better than the bigger, more established editing programs do. Among NLE manufacturers, Canopus has enjoyed a relatively small but rabid following. Recently Canopus combined its premium EDIUS Pro 3 NLE software with several previously optional packages (modules for P2, DVCPRO-HD, DVCPRO 50, VariCam and XDCAM) to produce EDIUS Broadcast, a one-stop NLE solution providing support for Panasonic’s P2/HVX200/VariCam, HDV 720/24p and 1080/24F and Sony’s XDCAM format. EDIUS Pro 3 is a tight, fast, few-frills editing system. It delivers most of the necessary tools, though it’s not as well-rounded as the competition. At the time of this review, there were several developments involving Canopus. First, the company had been acquired by Grass Valley. Second, Canopus had announced EDIUS 4.0. I won’t spend too much time on the EDIUS software itself; instead we’ll focus on the accessory packages that constitute EDIUS Broadcast. read more...

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