Canopus has announced Edius NX for HDV, a software and hardware solution for real-time HD and SD editing, effects and compositing.

Canopus claims that Edius NX for HDV lets videographers mix HD and SD video footage in real-time, working with video, audio and effects layers, while providing real-time, full-resolution HD video output for preview.

The bundle is composed of Edius Pro 3 nonlinear editing software and Edius NX for HDV base card plus HDV Expansion kit which includes a Component HD/SD output card, Bay, TitleMotion Pro and more. It also includes plug-ins for Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop and optional Canopus Codec pack and video out plug-ins.

Edius Pro 3 provides native editing and real-time processing of HDV, DV, uncompressed SD, MPEG-2, MPEG-1 formats with real-time, multi-track, mixed format HD/SD editing, compositing, chroma keying, titling and timeline output capabilities, according to Canopus. It supports real-time output of multiple video tracks, effects, and graphics and title layers and direct-to-DVD timeline export.

The hardware components offer advanced editing acceleration features as well as high-quality video circuitry for connectivity with consumer and professional video equipment, including HDV camcorders and decks from Sony and JVC, Canopus claims. Also supported is hardware line-scaling to expand the edited HDV 1440 samples per line to 1080i’s 1920 resolution for output.

Edius NX for HDV will be available from December 10, priced at £1099 plus VAT. A non-HDV version is available for £699 plus VAT which can be upgraded to include full HDV capabilities for £429 plus VAT.