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Grass Valley Introduces EDIUS 6 Multi-format Editing Software (15/9/2010)

Enhancing the industry's most comprehensive and powerful multi-format editing platform, Grass Valley™ today introduced EDIUS® 6, with expanded capabilities to help broadcasters, independent professional video editors, and prosumers continue to streamline their workflows with increased speed, wider format support, and improved system efficiency.

EDIUS 6 gives users the ability to work with any video standard up to 1080p50/60 or 4K digital cinema resolution. Also, all major codecs in use in the industry are supported natively, with no transcoding required even when different compression formats are mixed on the timeline. In addition users are able to preview effects in real time.

Leveraging a variety of automated features, EDIUS 6 allows editors to focus on being creative without having to wait for effects and transitions to be rendered. The EDIUS system’s renowned, mixed format and file wrapper/codec agnostic timeline has been enhanced in EDIUS 6 to include 1080p50/60, 10-bit support, with up to 4K resolution, and features the fastest native AVCHD editing in the industry. This includes the ability to edit video content captured with digital SLR cameras such as the Canon EOS. The recently introduced Canon XF (MPEG2 4:2:2) format is also supported.

EDIUS is well known for its superb proxy workflow. With EDIUS 6, Grass Valley has taken its proxy handling to new levels to deliver an even a more efficient, end-to-end digital workflow. Now users have the ability to use proxy clips from baseband-ingested video footage acquired via SDI. Editors can mix and match any camcorder proxy with any EDIUS proxy at any time during the edit, which gives the user the most flexible and unique way of working with proxy files and high-resolution pictures.

For prosumers, EDIUS 6 includes a proprietary AVCHD editing engine enabling real time, multi-stream editing of AVCHD compressed video without the need for any additional hardware. Full screen, VGA preview, including multicam selection, is also provided.

EDIUS 6 also extends its editing functionality towards post-production applications. Multicam editing is now expanded to16 iso camera streams, with a choice of several multi-viewer screen layouts. EDIUS 6 also boasts – video masking, and combined with the new track matte keyer can enable easy “key & fill” operation on the timeline. Add to this free shape, vector-based masking, and improved After Effects plug-in support, and EDIUS 6 is built to satisfy the requirements of even the most advanced editors.

“EDIUS 6 continues the Grass Valley tradition of delivering unmatched power for editing complex compression formats, but goes a step further to help users focus on the creative side of editing, without having to think about the technical side” said Jeff Rosica, Senior Vice President of Grass Valley. “A big part of EDIUS 6 is based on user requests for a variety of new features, making the EDIUS solution an even more valuable tool for the post-production community.”

For multi-system installation, EDIUS 6 can make most editing workgroup workflows more efficient as it supports a file-based environment with no transcoding and the timesaving ability to work with proxy files on a shared network.

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