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Ulead Teams with Canopus to Offer DVD Authoring in Realtime Editing Stations

Ulead DVD Workshop Included in Canopus RES-100, RES- 300 and RES-500

Torrance, CA - (September 3, 2002) - Ulead Systems, Inc., a leading developer of video and image editing, and Web graphics software, and Canopus Corporation, makers of award-winning, realtime video editing products, has completed an agreement to include Ulead DVD Workshop in Canopus's new line of turnkey Realtime Editing Stations, bringing a rich palette of advanced DVD authoring tools to Canopus customers.

In this deal, Canopus will include DVD Workshop, which recently won Editor's Choice award from EMedia Magazine, and the Seal of Excellence award from Animation Magazine, in its RES-100, RES- 300 and RES- 500 Realtime Editing Stations.

"Ulead has leveraged its strength in the imaging and video space to solidly position itself in the advanced DVD authoring market with DVD Workshop," said Curtis Harris, product marketing manager at Canopus Corporation. "DVD Workshop is unique because it has advanced features such as motion background and menus, and offers a robust selection of creativity and layout tools that let video professionals spend as little or as much time as they want customizing their DVDs. This along with the power of our new realtime editing stations will help our customers streamline the creative process to turn their videos into polished DVDs.

"We're pleased that Canopus has chosen DVD Workshop to complement its powerful RES line of turnkey realtime editing stations," says Colin Stiles, director of OEM Sales at Ulead Systems, Inc. "Canopus's acclaimed scalable architecture and realtime technology, coupled with a slick bundle of software, will take video professionals to a new level of creative freedom."

About Ulead DVD Workshop
Ulead® DVD Workshop is a powerful, yet flexible DVD authoring software made for creative video professionals and enthusiasts. Start off by grabbing video from digital or analog sources using sophisticated MPEG capture and conversion tools. Then create professional-looking navigation menus using handy preset templates, or build your own with an extensive set of design tools. Link videos to objects with drag-and-drop ease. Make DVDs stand out from the crowd by creating impressive motion backgrounds. Preview your work before burning with full playback simulation. When ready, produce high-quality DVD, VCD or SVCD titles using the latest DVD and CD burners.

About Canopus Realtime Editing Stations
The new RES-100, RES-300 and RES-500 realtime editing solutions combine Canopus's acclaimed scalable technology with powerful dual AMD Athlon processors to deliver unmatched realtime performance including five simultaneous video streams, unlimited title and graphics layers, 3D effects, MPEG encoding and DV output. Canopus has included an unrivaled collection of editing, compositing, effects, encoding/transcoding and authoring software to make the Realtime Editing Stations powerful and cost-effective editing systems for video professionals.

Pricing and Availability
The line of Realtime Editing Stations will be available from Canopus's authorized partners in August 2002. The suggested retail price is $4999 for the RES-100, $6999 for the RES-300 and $9999 for the RES-500.

About Canopus Corporation
Based in San Jose, Calif., Canopus Corporation manufactures award-winning, nonlinear video editing products for video professionals and enthusiasts. Canopus's DV editing, MPEG-2 encoding and 3D DVE products combine innovative hardware and software designs to set new standards in performance, functionality and reliability. Canopus Corporation has offices in the UK, Germany, Australia and China in addition to an extensive worldwide distributor network. Canopus Corporation's parent company, Canopus Co., Ltd., with 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.canopus.com.

About Ulead Systems
Ulead Systems, Inc. develops innovative video, imaging and Web graphics applications to help users communicate their ideas effectively and creatively to audiences around the world. The company's award-winning desktop products include Ulead® PhotoImpact®, Ulead® VideoStudio®, Ulead® DVD MovieFactory™, Ulead® MediaStudio®, Ulead® DVD Workshop®, Ulead® COOL 3D™, Ulead® GIF Animator™. Ulead's iMira™ Server Tools deliver server-based imaging and Web solutions. For more information on the company, its products and services, please visit Ulead's Web site at www.ulead.com or call 800-85-ULEAD (800-858-5323).

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