Grass Valley will launch its EDIUS nonlinear editing software on November 1.
EDIUS 9 adds a number of new features. A new “Cloud Ready” floating licence package is designed for large facilities such as broadcast stations or educational environments, allowing users to install EDIUS across multiple systems and then run a set number simultaneously at any given time, adding more licenses as needed. This feature will enable the use of EDIUS 9 on virtual workstations with major cloud platforms. The floating licence package also includes license management software, making it much easier to manage the license with a single key.
EDIUS 9 performance enhancements include: Native editing of HDR material; export of HDR, which addresses the growing use of HDR content and supplements the existing ability of EDIUS to work directly in a number of 4K and HDR formats; the ability to mix SDR and HDR material in the same project, and output results in either colour space
It also features native end-to end support for HDR content from professional and consumer camcorders from major camera manufacturers, and also for HDR video from drones and smartphones, and there are workflow updates, such as Canon EOS C200 “Cinema RAW Light” decoding, still raw file decoding and improvement of the user interface.
As with all previous versions of EDIUS, the software provides stable performance and fast operation.
“EDIUS users are a very loyal group, and they are constantly giving us feedback on how to make the platform more powerful and more efficient,” said Boromy Ung, vice president, News, Grass Valley. “Easier licence structures, more format support, faster download and installation—these are all things that will make EDIUS even more indispensable for editing professionals. We love seeing all the different ways our customers use EDIUS to produce content for their viewing audiences.”
The floating licence package will be available in April 2018. For purchases of EDIUS 8 after September 1, 2017, a free upgrade to EDIUS 9 will be available, and for users of earlier versions, a jump upgrade package will be offered.