From this month Canon Australia will include its new software application, VideoPresenter, with all consumer digital video cameras.
July 2002: From this month Canon Australia will include its new software application, VideoPresenter, with all consumer digital video cameras.
Developed entirely in Australia by Canon”s R&D centre, CISRA, VideoPresenter is a world-leading editing and assembly program that allows digital camcorder users to create home movies quickly and easily and requires virtually no technical expertise. (CISRA has applied for more than 20 international patents relating to VideoPresenter technology.)
VideoPresenter has been designed exclusively for computers running Windows XP and requires a PC with an IEEE 1394 DV port to allow video clips to be downloaded from the camera. It features an attractive user interface and an automatic assembly function that can create a finished movie quickly and easily from the user”s video clips.
Other attractive features include a Movie Themes menu that automatically adds titles, transitions, music and video effects to selected video clips plus support for Bitmap and JPEG stills images (which allows stills to be included in videos and also supports creation of slide shows of still images. User-designed titles and soundtracks can also be added to productions.
Finished movies can be output to tape or CD/DVD in a variety of formats, including:
Supported video file formats include MOV, DV, DV-AVI and WAV audio.
The application comes with sample video clips, title background stills and background music samples. It also works with Canon”s PhotoRecord automatic page layout software to allow prints of favourite image frames to be printed directly from video clips.
VideoPresenter will initially only be offered in Australia and New Zealand but is likely to be supplied to other countries that sell Canon products in the future. Go to www.canon.com.au for more information.