The latest version of Grass Valley’s Edius multiformat non-linear editing software includes a comprehensive 3D workflow, the ability of its codecs to work on both PC and Mac, and numerous other improvements.
Edius Pro 6.5 now has 3D stereoscopic editing tools and 3D support across its 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).
Grass Valley is now making its intermediate codec technology freely available to third-party applications. In addition to the PC-based HQ/HQX codecs, a QuickTime version of its HQ and 10-bit HQX codec (for Windows and Mac platforms) is now available as a free download.
Edius Pro 6.5 also incorporates 10-bit colour correction, a new Flash exporter, improvements to the Layouter tool, native image stabilisation, a built-in loudness meter, and closed-caption pass-through support.
A new systemised Edius version, Edius Elite, takes full advantage of the proxy files created and stored on the K2 Summit 3G server. It also integrates tightly with Grass Valley’s Stratus media workflow application framework, and includes audio bit stream (Dolby-E/AC-3) pass-through support.
With a simple software upgrade, K2 Summit production clients and K2 Solo servers can be used for 3D recording or replay, as a 2x or 3x slow-motion recording device, or as a server for recording from 2-6 simultaneous camera feeds with at least one channel reserved for playback.
Edius Pro 6.5 costs $699, or $299 as an upgrade for existing Edius 6 users.