To kick off the availability of Edius Pro version 4, the Grass Valley business within Thomson announced a free 30-day trial of this latest version of the realtime, multiformat video editing software. The Edius Pro version 4 30-day trial will give editors a chance to try new features such as multicam support, nested sequence editing, improved trimming tools, alpha-channel support in the HQ codec, and keyframe support for color correction. These new capabilities boost Edius Pro’s reputation as a highly flexible craft editing solution that delivers maximum productivity to video professionals. Editors can download the free trial at http://www.canopus.com/canopus/press/whatshot.php.
To meet the high standards and fast-paced environments of broadcast and post production facilities, including support for new tapeless acquisition and storage systems, the features found in Edius Pro version 4 are also included in the company’s highly regarded Edius broadcast software solution.
“Edius Pro, known for its well-organized and agile workflow, gives video professionals even greater flexibility with nested timelines and multicam support,” says Marc Valentin, president of the Grass Valley business within Thomson. “Add multiformat support, realtime mixed SD/HD format editing, full frame-rate resolution output, scalable design and fast, flexible interface, and Edius Pro provides a truly efficient editing experience—especially for video professionals making the transition from SD to HD.”
The new multicam feature in Edius Pro version 4 supports up to eight cameras and provides realtime monitor preview, as well as a master channel preview that displays eight camera angles. The multicam feature provides users with the feel of a live switcher, but with the flexibility of a nonlinear editing environment.
For additional productivity gains, support for nested timeline editing lets users work on sections of a production as separate timelines and nest them into a master project for simplified editing, task separation, and organization. Edius Pro version 4 also provides support for Windows Media and includes Edius Speed Encoder for HDV for fast HDV video output. The new parameter-based keyframe support for frame-by-frame color correction gives users the tools to quickly enhance the quality of their video productions.
Editors worldwide were consulted with to continue to improve Edis’s workflow and usability. A key feature of Edius Pro version 4 is the enhanced trimming functionality. “Fluid, fast, and efficient trimming was the number one requirement for craft editing,” says Hiro Yamada, president and CEO of the Canopus business within Grass Valley. “We listened to and worked with leading editors to understand their needs and give them an editing tool which we feel meets their requirements.”
Freeing video editors from the limitations of conventional editing systems, Edius Pro provides a seamless realtime workflow supporting all video acquisition formats with realtime, multi-track, mixed format HD/SD editing, compositing, chroma keying, titling, and timeline output capabilities. Edius Pro provides editors with realtime, mixed format HD/SD editing of HD, HDV, DV, MPEG-2, lossless and uncompressed SD video.
For the fast-paced environments of broadcast and post production facilities, Grass Valley offers Edius Broadcast. Incorporating all of the realtime editing capabilities in a streamlined interface designed to help production professionals get content to air quickly, Edius Broadcast features Edius Pro realtime video editing software, as well as support for industry-standard equipment and formats including: Panasonic DVCPRO P2, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, and VariCam and Sony XDCAM professional disc system.
For information about Grass Valley, visit www.thomsongrassvalley.com.