DVStorm is the latest NLE (non-linear editing) solution from Canopus. It combines editing software grouped around Adobe Premiere with a realtime-capable DV and analogue capture card.
Premiere uses Canopus StormEdit to interact with the card. As well as offering capture and output facilities StormEdit also gives Adobe users access to 23 realtime filters (including colour correction, mosaic, emboss, slow motion, picture-in-picture and chroma and luma keys) and 15 transitions including wipes, dissolves and slides.
Other bundled software includes Sonic Foundry’s Acid style audio-editing software, Boris FX’s Boris Graffiti titling tool and a trial version of SpruceUp DVD authoring software. DVStorm also includes Canopus’ own SoftMPG Encoder for creating MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 streams directly within the editing app – and the company’s Web Video Wizard for creating streaming productions.
The solution also includes the StormBay breakout box with both digital (FireWire) and analogue (S-Video and Composite) connectors.
DVStorm runs under Windows 98/ME/NT/2000 and will be launched in December for £1,285 plus VAT. For £495 plus VAT extra users can obtain a hardware-based realtime MPEG-encoding option.