SAN FRANCISCO — Grass Valley is now shipping a new version of its Edius multiformat nonlinear editing software. Edius Pro 6.5 includes a comprehensive 3D editing workflow and cross-platform codec support.
Grass Valley is making its intermediate codec technology freely available to other third-party applications. In addition to the PC-based HQ/HQX codecs, a QuickTime version of Grass Valley’s HQ and 10-bit HQX codec (for Windows and Mac platforms) is now available as a free download.
“We were careful not to release this new version of EDIUS until all of the new features that our customers requested of us were included and reliable,” said Charlie Dunn, executive VP of products for Grass Valley. “As the market has demanded new features to accommodate new file-based formats and 3D production, we have kept pace and want to ensure our users that we are committed to the platform and will continue to add new improvements and the most critical features as they become available.”
Edius Pro 6.5 boasts a comprehensive 3D workflow, complete with 3D stereoscopic editing tools and new 3D support across its editing peripherals. The full family of 3D-compatible Grass Valley editing peripherals — such as the Storm 3G and Storm 3G Elite editing hardware (with stereoscopic 3D I/O through a single 3G SDI source and/or dual 3G SDI signals) — are now all supported from the Edius timeline. The software and hardware supports all of the most common stereoscopic modes, including the side-by-side, top & bottom, and line-by-line display methods.
EDIUS Pro 6.5 also incorporates 10-bit color correction, a new Flash exporter, several improvements to the Layouter tool, native image stabilization, a built-in loudness meter, and closed-caption pass-through support.
Pricing is $699. Users of Version 6 can upgrade for $299. A 30-day free trial of Edius Pro 6.5 (as well as the free QuickTime version of Grass Valley’s HQ and 10-bit HQX codec for Windows and Mac platforms) is now available via the Grass Valley's website: www.grassvalley.com/edius.