Canadian video hard- and software manufacturer Grass Valley has released the latest version of their Windows-only nonlinear editing software EDIUS, now named EDIUS X.
EDIUS has been around for almost twenty years and it is used mostly in the broadcast-industry but it has made inroads in corporate, government, and enthusiast film production. While certain companies are eager to get rid of the capital “X” (macOS, anyone?), Grass Valley has embraced it to designate it’s latest 10.0 release of the software EDIUS X.
EDIUS is known for being able to edit almost any codec under the sun without transcoding, which makes it a fast and snappy NLE. This is also the reason why it’s popular in the broadcast industry. It seems Grass Valley has built on that proven concept and added much needed features that are common in many other NLEs. Mind you that the following is taken from their PR:
Background Rendering: EDIUS X will never ask you to interrupt your editing for a process to finish. This makes your workflow smooth, creative, and virtually unstoppable.
Background Export: The new background render engine is also great for exporting files. You will never have to pause working while exporting.
GV Job Monitor: EDIUS X keeps you informed regarding all background activities and lets you prioritize jobs as needed.
VST Plug-In Support: EDIUS X broadens the support for VST-plugins. This includes support for latency plug-ins along with a powerful WaveShell integration.
Motion Tracker with Chase Mode: EDIUS X allows you to easily attach a label, animation, or video clip to your tracked object.
Motion Tracker with Anchor Mode: Have your picture automatically reframed with reference to the tracked object. This is great for aspect ratio conversions and virtual multicamera shots.
H.265 Export: EDIUS X speeds up export rendering time by leveraging NVIDIA GPU support. This is also available with the new Background Rendering options.
GUI Color: EDIUS X comes with a refined GUI in a slightly darker color. This makes editing even more comfortable with a cool new look.
Optimized Performance: EDIUS X requires Windows 10 and makes optimal use of advanced technology. This includes hardware acceleration provided by Intel QuickSync as well as broad GPU support. The new modular design allows utilizing the potential of multicore CPUs more efficiently than ever before.
Optimized Audio Sync Performance: EDIUS X provides an even faster automatic audio sync function to align as many clips as your projects require for a smooth multicam experience.
Native Support for the Latest Cameras and Codecs: EDIUS X supports the newest codecs and camera releases natively like no other NLE. There’s no need to transcode, so you can just edit!
Ongoing Continuous Development: EDIUS X will continue to expand and grow its toolset with even more creative possibilities. EDIUS X users will benefit from all EDIUS 10.x updates available for download free of charge throughout the entire lifecycle of EDIUS X.
What’s in the Box?
EDIUS X comes bundled with three modules for optimizing audio, title creation, and video effects.
- Audio Optimization: EDIUS X comes bundled with the exclusive EDIUS Editions of Acon Digital: Compress EE, DeNoise EE, DeVerberate EE, and Limit EE.
- Professional Titling: EDIUS X features the NewBlue Titler Pro 7 in a special EDIUS X customized version that includes an extended template package.
- Video Effects & Seamless Transitions: EDIUS X features the proDAD Vitascene V4 EDIUS Edition that includes over 100 seamless transitions. All presets can be customized and adapted to the user’s individual footage.
Grass Valley claims that their move to EDIUS X as a modular system enables them to better upgrade the software and integrate new technologies like machine learning as they become available.
EDIUS X users will benefit from all EDIUS 10.x updates available for download free of charge throughout the entire lifecycle of EDIUS X, which Grass Valley expects to be the next two to three years. A very nice licensing policy in this age of subscriptions! Planned free of charge updates will include:
- Teamwork editing — including the sharing of content and projects.
- Enhanced workflow options utilizing the cloud.
- Intelligent handling of metadata for optimized media management.
- Diagnostics and automatic bulk-optimization of audio & video clips.
- Enhanced SDK and Rest-API for third-party developers allowing for perfect integration.
EDIUS X users will benefit from all EDIUS 10.x updates available for download free of charge throughout the entire lifecycle of EDIUS X, which Grass Valley expects to be the next 2-3 years. A very nice licensing policy in this age of subscriptions!
EDIUS X is available for purchase at their network of resellers now. Japanese customers will have to wait a little longer, as the software will be released on September 25th.
To learn more and watch some videos check out the developers website.
Have you used EDIUS before and are you excited about the update? Want to give EDIUS X a spin? Let us know in the comments!