Canopus Edius will now include a pack of royalty-free Digital Juice animated elements. The pack will be included with all new Edius systems.

The agreement between Canopus Europe and Holdan, distributor of Digital Juice, will provide users of the non-linear editing application, with a selection of broadcast quality, customizable animated elements.

The pack includes a selection of animated backgrounds, overlays, templates, lower thirds and motion design elements (all with alpha channel) taken from the Editors Toolkit range. User will also receive video tutorials on using the Digital Juice pack with Edius, according to Canopus.

Canopus claims that Edius users will have the unique advantage of being able to use the Digital Juice files uncompressed, for greater productivity, flexibility and artistic creativity.

"With Edius and Digital Juice, editors can now really be creative with animated ideas. And because EDIUS has real-time support of 32-bit uncompressed video with alpha channels there is no loss of quality", said Colin Morris, general manager of Canopus Europe.

Existing Edius customers can request a copy of the introductory pack by calling Holdan on 0845 130 4445 or by emailing sales@holdan.co.uk.