Canopus has announced the DVRexRT Professional, an NLE (non-linear editing) solution that adds YUV component video input/output and balanced audio connections to the popular DVRex video capture card. The solution offers a choice of editing software, including both Adobe Premiere 5.1 and Canopus’ own RexEdit packages. Also included is a Premiere RT plug-in that allows the package to use RexEdit’s realtime filters and transitions. These include picture-in-picture, slow motion, movie look, colour correction, chroma key and luma key. Editing using the DVRex card is performed in native DV. Device control for decks and cameras is provided by DVRex RT using DV, DVCAM and RS-422 connections, which allows stable batch capture and timeline output. All of the connections go through a 19" rack-mount breakout box. This includes analogue audio level meters that can be switched between input and output levels and left/right input gain adjustments. Monitoring can be performed using the built-in headphone output jack. The solution includes Canopus’ hardware MPEG module. This is a realtime MPEG encoder that works within Premiere or RexEdit to produce MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 streams directly from DV – which reduces the distortion created by multiple format changes. The encoder also support variable bit rate encoding to reduce file sizes. Also included in the solution is Canopus Web Video Wizard, SmartSound audio software, the SpruceUp DVD authoring tool, Boris FX’s Boris Graffiti titling software and Sonic Foundry ACID Style audio tools. DVRexRT Professional runs on Windows NT 4.0 and 2000. It costs £3,295 plus VAT and will be launched in December.