Canopus Shows Scalable Real-time Video Editing Using a Single
1GHz AMD Athlon(TM) Processor at NAB 2000
LAS VEGAS, NAB 2000, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- At this week's National
Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, Canopus Corporation
demonstrate that the new 1GHz AMD Athlon(TM) processor provides the power to
handle the advanced real time features in Canopus' DVRexRT DV editing
Previously, a workstation configured with dual 550MHz Intel Pentium(R) III
processors was needed to handle an equivalent data load. The
1GHz AMD Athlon processor is capable of handling DVRexRT's real-time
including chroma and luma keying, color correction, animated
effects, transitions, multiple moving title layers, audio filtering and slow
motion. NAB attendees are invited to see this demonstration in Canopus'
(M7731) at the Sands Expo Center.
Canopus' unique, scalable DVRexRT real-time video editing system uses
power of the host CPU to add features and functionality to the video editing
desktop. With the advent of faster CPUs, the video editor can add more
effects through free, software-only upgrades.
"This is the wave of the future. While other non-linear, real-time
systems are based on expensive application specific hardware, the DVRexRT
more on the host CPU," said Jan Piros, vice president of marketing at
"The advantage to the video editor is cost and flexibility. This approach
that through software upgrades the editor can add functionality without the
"We are truly excited about DVRexRT because it shows off the raw
muscle of the 1GHz AMD Athlon processor," said Jim Bovenzi, audio/video
for AMD. "The fact that our processor can single-handedly manipulate a
heavy data load
normally reserved for multiprocessor systems illustrates the robustness of
About the AMD Athlon Processor
The AMD Athlon processor is an x86-compatible, seventh-generation design
featuring a superpipelined, nine-issue superscalar microarchitecture
high clock frequency; the industry's first fully pipelined, superscalar
point unit for x86 platforms; high-performance cache technology, including
of on-chip level (L1) cache and a programmable, high-performance backside L2
interface; enhanced 3DNow!(TM) technology with 24 additional instructions
to improve integer math calculations, data movement for Internet streaming,
DSP communications; and the AMD Athlon system bus -- a 200MHz system
based on the Alpha(TM) EV6 bus protocol with support for scalable
AMD Athlon processors are manufactured using AMD's aluminum 0.18-micron
technology in Fab 25 in Austin, Texas.
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and
computer and communications markets. AMD produces processors, flash
products for communications and networking applications. AMD processors,
the AMD-K6(R)-2 and AMD Athlon product families, power computers
nine of the Top 10 computer manufacturers worldwide. According to PC Data
Hardware Report for February 2000, AMD's mobile processors are used in more
65 percent of notebook computers sold in the U.S. retail market to consumers
small businesses. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD
revenues of $2.9 billion in 1999. (NYSE: AMD).
For more information about the 1GHz AMD Athlon processor, please visit
virtual pressroom at www.amd.com. Additional press releases and information
AMD and its products are available at: http://www.amd.com/news/news.html.
About Canopus Corporation
Based in San Jose, Calif., Canopus Corporation manufactures
non-linear video editing products for videographers. Canopus' DV editing,
encoding and 3D DVE products combine innovative hardware and software
set new standards. Canopus Corporation's parent company, Canopus Co., Ltd.,
headquarters in Kobe, is Japan's largest maker of video editing and graphics
products. For more information contact Canopus at
408-954-4500 or visit their Web site at www.justedit.com.
Canopus and DVRexRT are trademarks of Canopus Corporation. AMD, the AMD
AMD Athlon, 3DNow! and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro
Devices, Inc. Alpha is a trademark of Digital Equipment Corporation.
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