Grass Valley has announced the first feature release of the 8.x version of its editing platform, EDIUS, designed for broadcast news, professional editing studios, event videographers and even home users.
EDIUS 8.1 continues to focus on video editing performance—allowing users to edit anywhere and get stories to air faster—and enhancing production creativity via improved integration with third-party plugins.
“EDIUS is one of the few products in the Grass Valley portfolio to address markets outside of the broadcast space, but with our expertise we’re able to provide PC users the video editing software they need to successfully produce high-quality content,” said Mike Cronk, senior vice president of strategic marketing, Grass Valley.
“By designing two different software packages, EDIUS Pro for production professionals and EDIUS Workgroup for news and sports broadcasters, we’re able to tailor the product to meet our customers’ needs and empower them with real-time workflows in all mainstream formats and resolutions. With little or no rendering required, editors can produce more content, faster and more efficiently.”
EDIUS version 8.1 brings a number of new features to EDIUS Pro users, including Windows 10 support, OpenFX gasket integration with Boris Continuum Complete, HitFilm and Sapphire plugins, and optimised playback for both DNxHD and ProRes codecs to handle more layers in real time.
Enhancements to the GV browser include bin registration of the catalogue, relinking offline clips, thumbnail snapshot to quickly export still images and RED support. In response to customer feedback, EDIUS 8.1 also will offer the ability to save a current project as a template and improvements to the new GUI, including colour tones and contrast.
For EDIUS Workgroup users, additional feature improvements include collaboration with Fairlight for new PYXIS editing and mixing controllers, as well as the ability to edit a growing 4K file on a K2 server – an industry first for nonlinear editing systems on the market today. Powerful integration with GV STRATUS takes video production to new levels of productivity, with an advanced proxy workflow breaking down the bandwidth wall between the news station and the field.
EDIUS 8.1 will be available as a free upgrade for all EDIUS 8 users in October 2015. For those interested in viewing the features firsthand, EDIUS 8.1 will be exclusively previewed at the Grass Valley booth (1.D11) at IBC.