Valley has announced that it will demo Edius 7, the latest version of its
nonlinear video editing application, for the first time at IBC 2013 in
Amsterdam, Sept. 13-17.
Edius 7 is now a native 64-bit application for Windows
7 and Windows 8 64-bit operating systems, taking full advantage of up to 512 GB
(dependent upon Windows version) of installed memory for super-intensive media
operations, such as multilayer 4K and 3D editing.
In addition to support for a wide range of Grass Valley
hardware, Edius 7, which will be released in 3Q13, is now open to third-party
input and output hardware from Blackmagic Design and Matrox, with support for
AJA Video Systems hardware scheduled for 4Q413. This gives Edius users
greater flexibility to integrate into a variety of environments with one
editing interface that can be used for newsfield, newsroom desktop and
finishing editing for delivery to mobile devices, Internet-connected platforms,
traditional television, and for theatrical release. Edius 7 also supports EDL
project import/export with DaVinci Resolve, as well as a new color grading
Additional enhanced functionality within Edius 7 includes an
improved 4K workflow, support for the latest file formats (including XAVC/XAVC
S and AVC-Ultra), automatic program update checking, updated MPEG and H.264/AVC
performance, faster handling of large quantities of still image files (JPG,
TGA, DPX, and others), and a Gaussian blur filter to apply better quality
blurring and to prevent MoirÈ pattern aliasing artifacts.
Edius 7 supports any mix of SD, HD, 2K, and 4K resolution on
the timeline in real-time, with editing performance increasing as CPU power
increases. Edius 7 has also been optimized for multicore and Intel
fourth-generation Core i CPU systems.
Edius 7 will be available in Pro and Elite versions. Edius
Pro 7 is targeted at the professional, stand-alone user. Edius Elite 7 is aimed
at editors working collaboratively within network-connected production
environments, and features seamless integration with GV Stratus nonlinear
production tools and Grass Valley K2 media servers and storage with the ability
for multiple edit stations to edit-in-place, record directly to K2, and
simultaneously edit live video while being ingested (Simul Edit). GV Stratus
integration will be available by September 2013.
Upgrade information along with a free 30-day trial of Edius
Pro 7 are available at the Edius website
Those who have purchased Edius Pro 6.5 or hardware bundles including Edius Pro
6.5 from June 1, 2013 onward will be eligible for a free upgrade to Edius Pro
7. Upgrade information will be available on the Edius Pro 7 webpage when Edius
7 is released.
Grass Valley will be in stands 1.D11 and 1.E02