INTRODUCTION to EDIUS FOR AVID EDITORS
Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 is a powerful nonlinear editing system used by countless editors all over the world to produce broadcast television, film, multimedia, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs.
Nonetheless, many experienced Avid editors hesitate to jump in and discover the fast, powerful, and easy-to-use editing tools which EDIUS offers.
There are good reasons to stick with what you know: no time is required to learn the tools you already use and it takes effort to learn new technologies
The good news is that the core Media Composer and EDIUS editing experiences are not just similar — they are almost exactly the same!
In fact, Media Composer 7 has new features that make it more similar to editing with EDIUS than ever before. Many differences between the systems are only in the colors, button designs, or names of tools.
ABOUT THIS OVERVIEW
These notes give you everything you need to translate your existing Avid Media Composer 7 editing skills into EDIUS editing skills. You will find EDIUS quick and easy to learn, with several features that go beyond the tools Media Composer offers.
This document is intended specifically for Avid Media Composer 7 7 editors and is based on EDIUS 7. However, users of any editing system will find this information valuable as a quick way of getting to know EDIUS, without long explanations of technologies you are already familiar with.
To watch three supporting videos for this application note, visit http://video.grassvalley.com/video/gvsnapshots/edius_for_avid_editors. At that site you’ll find videos entitled “Overview,” Get Cutting,” and “Key Tools.”
DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES
EDIUS 7 looks very different compared to Media Composer 7 (MC7) but the two systems have a lot in common.
Let’s start with what is the same
Now let’s look at some differences
The core EDIUS editing experience is very similar to editing with Media Composer and the latest version of Media Composer adds features and functionality that more closely align it to the EDIUS editing experience than ever.
Once you get used to the buttons being different colors and the new naming conventions, you will find everything you know about editing in Media Composer is still useful in EDIUS.
Many experienced Avid editors fall in love with the speed and ease of use EDIUS brings. The best way to build your confidence is to start editing... Happy cutting. Download the complete PDF guide here