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 real-time, multi-format 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.
Editors can download the free trial by
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 EDIUS Broadcast software solution.
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 all eight camera angles. The multicam feature provides users with the feel of a live switcher, but with the flexibility of a nonlinear editing environment.
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.
EDIUS Pro version 4 software is available now from Canopus and its authorized dealers and system integrators for a suggested retail price of $699. EDIUS Pro 3 users can upgrade to EDIUS Pro version 4 for a special upgrade price of $199. EDIUS Broadcast version 4 software is also available now for a suggested retail price of $999. EDIUS Broadcast users can upgrade for $199. Customers who purchased EDIUS Pro 3 or EDIUS Broadcast beginning April 1, 2006 are entitled to a free upgrade to version 4.