Canopus has announced a new version of its Edius video editing system, offering support for high-definition (HD) video. The company is demonstrating the real-time mixed HD/SD editing abilities of Edius HD at NAB in Las Vegas this week.

Canopus claims that Edius HD features end-to-end Canopus HD technology for true HD production, including Edius Pro real-time HD editing software, Canopus HD software codec and Canopus HDRX-E1 HD-SDI/SDI input and output card.

The Canopus HD software codec supports HD signal recording, using the Canopus HDRX-E1 board, and playback from the hard disk to HD-D5, HDCAM or DVCProHD VTRs, according to Canopus. Edius Pro lets users edit HD projects in HD resolution and frame rates and also allows mixed format editing, without the need to up-convert SD footage.

Edius HD includes Inscriber TitleMotion HD for creating titles, featuring real-time preview during composition. The HDRX-E1 input/output board includes RS-422 support to provide frame-accurate VTR control and is equipped with standard BNC connectors for HD-SDI and SDI (two output connectors and a reference input connector).

Canopus claims that Edius HD will be available in June; pricing has yet to be announced.