As Canon's first HD camcorder, the XL H1 High Definition (HD) camcorder and 20x HD video zoom lens with Genuine Canon Optics provide broadcasters with a low-cost 1080i resolution option for ENG, Documentary or Reality TV production. Filmmakers also appreciate the extensive Cine controls and 24 Frame rate option the XL H1 camcorder offers.
Canon's "professional jackpack" features include uncompressed digital HD-SDI output for seamless integration into broadcast studios or high-quality image transfer to non-linear editing systems. The Genlock feature allows movie sets to easily synchronize camera settings across multiple camcorders and SMPTE time-code in-and-out allow for streamlined tape and edit management.
EDIUS Pro 3 and EDIUS Broadcast nonlinear editing software provide realtime, mixed-format editing of uncompressed SD, HD, HDV, DV, MPEG-2, and MPEG-1 formats. EDIUS Pro 3 and EDIUS Broadcast deliver increased quality and realtime performance through the company's acclaimed variable-bitrate Canopus HQ codec, including realtime HQ batch capture from 1080i and 720p HDV cameras and decks.
EDIUS Pro v3.6 and EDIUS Broadcast are available now from Canopus and its authorized resellers and system integrators for a suggested retail price of $699 and $999 respectively. The v3.6 upgrade, with support for Canon XL H1 and 720p YUV component out is available free for all current users of EDIUS Pro 3 from the company's Web site at www.canopus.com. EDIUS Broadcast is currently shipping with the support included. Canon's XL H1 camcorder and the 20x HD Video Lens with Genuine Canon Optics is currently available as a kit for an estimated selling price of $8,999.