- Canopus Corporation
company_name = Canopus
company_slogan = Video Technology That Creates
products = EDIUS Series Video Systems
ADVC Series Video Converters
homepage = [http://www.canopus.com/ www.canopus.com]
Canopus Corporation is a manufacturer of
video editing cards and video editing software. Their competitors include Matroxand Pinnacle Systems.
3dfx's Voodoo series of PC-gaming-oriented 3D graphics cards became popular in the mid-1990s, Canopus was well-known for producing the Pure3D, a Voodoo-based graphics card with 6MB of memory instead of the standard 4MB.
When the Voodoo 2 was released, the Canopus Pure3D II was praised for the fact that their cards were shorter than competitors' Voodoo 2 cards. Canopus also had a reputation for driver optimization, giving them a performance advantage over the other cards. They were the cards of choice for Maximum PC's 1998 Dream Machine.
When Canopus' version of the nVidia TNT came out, they offered a unique internal cable to connect the TNT card to the Voodoo2 based Pure3D II, as opposed to the standard connection with an external cable.
The Canopus DVStorm2 was a realtime
video editing card, discontinued by Canopus in early 2005.
Canopus is also known for
Edius, non-linear video editing software.
Canopus is now part of the
Thomson SA's Grass Valley Product line.
Canopus also manufactures
ProCoder, software used for encoding MPEGs. However Canopus has been criticized for declining to provide its users with replacement keys [http://www.videohelp.com/tools/Canopus_ProCoder] .
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