Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5 FAQ

What are the major new features in Edius Pro 6.5?
EDIUS Pro 6.5 offers several new workflow innovations, such as 4K, 2K, and free size project support with RED native file support, editing 3D stereoscopic video, and AVCHD exporter to name just a few. The editing engine has been tuned for better realtime performance, and the enhanced Proxy Mode opens up exciting possibilities for entirely new editing workflows. EDIUS Pro 6.5 also supports alpha channel export, making for a smarter workflow between EDIUS and compositing software.

  • Work natively with many different video formats, such as Sony’s XDCAM, Panasonic’s P2, Ikegami’s GF, Canon’s XF format, and now RED native
  • Fast, flexible user interface, including unlimited video, audio, title, and graphics tracks
  • Real-time editing and conversion of different resolutions, as high as 4K/2K resolution to as low as 24x24
  • Real-time editing and conversion of different frame rates, such as 60p/50p, 60i/50i, and 24p
  • Real-time effects, keyers, transitions, and titles
  • Proxy mode workflow by switching timeline between proxy/hi-res mode
  • Nested timeline sequences
  • Multicamera editing of up to 16 different sources simultaneously
  • Direct to Blu-ray Disc and DVD timeline export
  • Export in AVCHD format to a media card
  • Windows 7 support (32-bit/64-bit)
    (Windows XP/Vista not supported)

Is there any training is available for Edius 6.5?
Product ImageYES! And for a limited time, IT'S FREE!
Purchase EDIUS Pro 6.5 full version, upgrade or bundle now through 9/30/12 and Videoguys will include a FREE Class On Demand Black Card that entitles you to 2-years of FREE Online, On-Demand Access to Class On Demand's "Complete Training for EDIUS Pro 6.5" - a $149 value!

With Class On Demand's Edius training, you'll learn to use Edius Pro 6.5's powerful and precise editing tools to create content in any format. Grass Valley's Edius Pro 6.5 gives you more flexibility than ever before, and your host, Michael Downey, will help you master the software.

Mike Downey has been a Canopus/Grass Valley user for over 13 years, having used the EDIUS NLE since the very first version. He has traveled around the world consulting and training groups of individual video-graphers and broadcast affiliates for NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, and the WB as well as places out side the US like Maori TV in New Zealand, Telemundo in Mexico, and Puerto Rico, and many others. Many consider him one of the best trainers in the industry, but if you ask him, he is just a former high school teacher that enjoys teaching.!

What’s the new activation system?
A new online activation system is used instead of a USB dongle-based protection system for the new versions of EDIUS.

How many licenses does EDIUS Pro 6.5 have?
EDIUS allows one user to install the EDIUS Pro 6.5 software on up to two computers, but using EDIUS Pro 6.5 simultaneously is not allowed. One user can install EDIUS Pro 6.5 to a desktop system, and to an additional notebook PC for field editing. If you need to install EDIUS Pro 6.5 on another system, you can deactivate the current license and reactivate on a new PC. For details, please also refer to the End User License Agreement (EULA).

Can I install Edius 6.5 and Edius 6 on the same system?
No! Do not install EDIUS Pro 6.5 on a computer that already has EDIUS 6.0x installed. Doing so will automatically uninstall your current version of EDIUS.

Edius 6.5 Hardware and Software Support

What third-party software is included in the full version EDIUS Pro 6.5 package?
EDIUS Pro 6.5 does not include any third-party software. A detailed list of third-party software packages available for EDIUS Pro 6.5 will be available on the Grass Valley website and the Videoguys' have already started putting together some great .


Titling Bundles

Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5 Crossgrade with NewBlue Titler Pro

EDIUS Pro 6.5
& NewBlue Titler Pro

Create beautiful, complex and compelling 3D and 2D titles faster than ever with the native EDIUS Pro 6.5 plugin interface of NewBlue Titler Pro. Tap into rich styles and dynamic animations, which will enliven your production with a quick to learn interface for immediate, stunning results.

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Effects Bundles

Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5 Crossgrade with Boris FX 10

EDIUS Pro 6.5
& Boris FX 10

Boris FX 10 adds realistic lighting, advanced keying and color correction, image restoration tools, compositing, DVE, vector paint, and more making it a great value for effects creation in Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5.

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Storage Bundles

Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5 Upgrade with G-Tech G-RAID 4TB

EDIUS Pro 6.5
& G-Tech Storage

Combine EDIUS Pro 6.5 with the G-Tech G-RAID or G-SPEED Q storage solutions for fast and reliable RAID storage for all of your SD & HD video content.

G-RAIDs affordable RAID-0 storage solutions are the perfect solution to get the throughput you need for HD videos at a great price.

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Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5 Upgrade with G-Tech G-SPEED Q 8TB

G-SPEED Q storage solutions feature 4 hot-swappable drives to configure in RAID-5 for speed plus reliable data protection

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Blu-ray Bundles

Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5 Upgrade Blu-ray Disc Bundle

EDIUS Pro 6.5
& Pioneer Blu-ray

EDIUS Pro 6.5 now features direct to Blu-ray Disc and DVD timeline export and these complete bundles with the Pioneer Blu-ray Disc burners give you everything you need to author and create Blu-ray discs.

Pioneer BDR-2207 is the latest 12x internal Blu-ray Burner with BD-XL support.

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Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5 Upgrade with Portable, External Blu-ray Disc Bundle

Pioneer BDR-XD04 is one of the world's smallest & lightest external BD/DVD/CD writers and connects quickly to USB 2.0

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Titling & Effects MEGA Bundles

EDIUS Pro 6.5 with
NewBlue Titler Pro & Boris FX 10

Save even more when you combine EDIUS Pro 6.5 with two of the Videoguys' top recommended plug-ins.
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Do the third-party plug-ins I am currently using with EDIUS 6.0 work with EDIUS Pro 6.5?
No, third-party plug-ins for EDIUS 6.0 will not work with EDIUS Pro 6.5. We will announce details on third party plug-ins for EDIUS Pro 6.5 on our website. Update: Boris FX, RED & Graffiti updates for Edius 6.5 are now available!

Does EDIUS Pro 6.5 support TitleMotion Pro?
No. TitleMotion Pro, which was included in EDIUS 6.0 and earlier versions, cannot be installed into EDIUS Pro 6.5.
The following third-party titling software is available for EDIUS Pro 6.5. Please refer to the websites for details:

Note: If an EDIUS 6.0 project has TitleMotion Pro title data, it cannot be loaded

I own I/O hardware for EDIUS 6.0. Will it work with EDIUS Pro 6.5?

EDIUS Pro 6.5 supports the following hardware:

  • STORM™ 3G/STORM 3G Elite

Grass Valley HDSPARK - Hardware Only

Grass Valley HDSPARK
for HDMI/AV Monitoring

The Grass Valley HDSPARK™ supports video professionals who are using tapeless acquisition and want to use affordable HDMI monitors to preview full-resolution projects in real time. The HDSPARK platform is available with the EDIUS 6 software, and a standalone version with only the HDSPARK board.

with EDIUS Pro 6.5

Grass Valley STORM 3G Hardware Only

Grass Valley STORM 3G
3G SDI I/O for Editing with HDMI Output

STORM 3G hardware is a premium, high-quality solution for multi-format editing—one that supports 3G-SDI-based editing and tapeless workflows and the ability to preview projects in real time, using affordable HDMI monitors. Based on the PCI Express form factor, it includes EDIUS nonlinear editing software, 3G-SDI inputs and outputs, an HDMI video output for full-resolution, real-time preview monitoring, and embedded HDMI audio for high-quality audio monitoring.

Bundle! STORM 3G
with EDIUS Pro 6.5

Grass Valley STORM Mobile with EDIUS 6, PCIe & ExpressCard Adpters

Grass Valley STORM Mobile I/O Box with HDMI & Analog I/O

STORM™ Mobile is a new PCIe-1X/Express34 connected I/O box that provides analog/HDMI input/output for desktop PCs and laptops using EDIUS. Many conventional HD editing systems compromise video quality to provide real-time editing functions. STORM Mobile delivers genuine real-time, HD-resolution editing—including full-quality, full frame rate HD output—to an HDMI-enabled video monitor directly from the timeline. STORM Mobile is packaged with a full version of the latest EDIUS nonlinear editing software. With STORM Mobile, you can work with HDMI, analog video, and audio.

Bundle! STORM Mobile, Both PCIe card & ExpressCard adapters and EDIUS Pro 6.5

Grass Valley STORM 3G Elite with EDIUS Pro 6.5

Grass Valley
STORM 3G Elite
Dual 3G SDI, HDMI & Analog Interface

STORM 3G Elite consists of a breakout box with a PCIe 4X I/F card for desktop connection (4X mode: up to 1080p50/60) as well as an Express 34 card (1X mode: up to 1080i) for laptop connection. It ships with a full version of EDIUS Pro 6.5. STORM 3G Elite provides the most comprehensive, most complete signal interface available today. Video interfaces include dual 3G SDI, which can be used as either one 3G SDI signal or one pair of high definition and standard definition signal outputs. Other interfaces include 1080p-capable HDMI I/O, composite (SD only), and component (up to 1080i) analog video I/O.

Bundle! STORM 3G Elite,Both PCIe card & ExpressCard adapters & EDIUS Pro 6.5

Can I install EDIUS Pro 6.5 in Windows Vista or Windows XP?
EDIUS Pro 6.5 only supports Windows 7
(64-bit or 32-bit). Windows Vista and XP are not supported.

Does EDIUS Pro 6.5 support Windows 8?
No, the current version of EDIUS Pro 6.5 does not support Windows 8. Grass Valley is planning a future update to support Windows 8.

Does Grass Valley have plans for EDIUS Pro 6.5 native 64-bit support?
Currently, there are no plans to release a native 64-bit version of EDIUS Pro 6.5.

Does EDIUS Pro 6.5 support Ivy Bridge architecture?
Yes, EDIUS Pro 6.5 supports Ivy Bridge architecture. We are continuously working to support the latest PC architecture to get more better performance. Please visit our website or contact your regional support for the latest information.

Does EDIUS Pro 6.5 support the Macintosh platform?
EDIUS Pro 6.5 works on Windows 7 running on Parallels Desktop for Mac. Configuration instructions for Parallels Desktop are available on our website.

Edius 6.5 CODEC, File & Project support

What is the project compatibility between EDIUS Pro 6.5 and EDIUS 6.0x?
Project files created in EDIUS 6.0x can be loaded into EDIUS Pro 6.5. Project files created in EDIUS Pro 6.5 can be loaded into EDIUS 6.0x, with the exception of the 2D/3D picture-in-picture effect. In this case, please use the Layouter function instead of the 2D/3D PinP effect.

What File-based Workflows does Edius 6.5 support?
Perfect for file-based workflows, EDIUS offers real-time, multi-track, mixed-format editing, compositing, chromakeying, titling, and timeline output capabilities.
In addition to the standard formats supported by the EDIUS family of NLEs, EDIUS supports P2 DVCPRO, AVC-Intra, XDCAM, Ikegami GF, RED, Canon’s XF format, and EOS movie format. It also supports capturing from tape devices such as DV and HDV.

Does Edius 6.5 support Mixed Forma Editing?
YES! Edius 6.5 gives you Exceptional Mixed Format Editing!
Featuring unrivaled real-time video transcoding technology, EDIUS converts between HD and SD resolutions, aspect ratios, and frame rates—all in real time. You can edit in HD and place 4:3 SD video, or mix NTSC and PAL sources, or combine them all into projects in other resolutions and frame rates without wasting a single moment on conversion or rendering.

Can I edit 3D footage with Edius 6.5?
EDIUS Pro 6.5 boasts a comprehensive 3D workflow
, complete with 3D stereoscopic editing tools and new 3D support across its editing peripherals. The full family of 3D-compatible Grass Valley editing peripherals—such as the STORM™ 3G and STORM 3G Elite editing hardware (with stereoscopic 3D I/O through a single 3G SDI source and/or dual 3G SDI signals)—are now all supported from the EDIUS timeline. EDIUS software and hardware supports all of the most common stereoscopic modes—including the side-by-side, top & bottom, and line-by-line display methods.

What’s different between the new Grass Valley HQ/HQX codec compared with the old playback codec?
The new Grass Valley HQ/HQX codec now provides encoding as well as decoding of HQ/HQX AVI or MOV
(QuickTime) files in Windows 7 and Mac OS X (10.7.2 or later).

Does EDIUS Pro 6.5 support the source setting of RED (.R3D)?
No, EDIUS Pro 6.5 does not support the source setting of RED (.R3D) files.

Which features of AVCHD 2.0 are supported in EDIUS Pro 6.5?
EDIUS Pro 6.5 supports the following features of AVCHD 2.0:

  • 1080/50/60 footage for import, edit, and export.
  • Importing AVCHD 3D as editing source material (exportand 3D authoring are not supported).

Does EDIUS Pro 6.5 support the creation of 3D titles in stereoscopic editing mode?
Yes, QuickTitler can create 3D title clips. Some third-party titling software may also support this (please contact the
software manufacturer regarding details).

Does EDIUS Pro 6.5 support RAW file conversion?
For RAW format files, EDIUS Pro 6.5 does not support conversions. Also, you may need to install specific codecs for importing RAW format files. EDIUS supports Windows Imaging Component for this function and may not include codecs for specific cameras.

Does the loudness meter have volume adjust functions?
No, the loudness meter only measures the loudness value of a particular clip or the timeline. You can adjust the audio volume level later on the timeline, using the audio adjustment functions.

Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5
with FREE COD Training Black Card

Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5
Upgrade from EDIUS 6

with FREE Class On Demand
Training Black Card

Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5
Crossgrade Special

for a limited time only with FREE
COD Training Black Card

Crossgrade from any video editing software from Apple, Avid, Adobe, Sony, Pinnacle or Grass Valley EDIUS 5 or below to Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5 for less than $400 - for a limited time only! All you need to qualify for the crossgrade is to email a screenshot of the "About" page from your qualifying software that shows the product, version & serial number.

Different Edius Versions

What video editing software qualifies for the $399 Edius Pro Crossgrade?
You can Crossgrade from any video editing software from Apple, Avid, Adobe, Sony, or Pinnacle
to Grass Valley EDIUS 6.5 for less than $400! All you need to qualify for the competitive crossgrade is to email us a screenshot of the "About" page from your qualifying software that shows the product name, version and serial number.

I currently own EDIUS Neo 3. Is there a new version of Neo?
A new version of Neo is not available at this time.

What’s the difference between EDIUS Pro 6.5 and EDIUS Elite?
EDIUS® Elite includes K2 and Grass Valley™ STRATUS™ connectivity, and provides additional features for broadcast users:

  • Clip and sequence interoperability with Grass Valley STRATUS
  • K2 Clip/K2 Program import/export
  • K2 Clip capture for direct recording and editing with a K2 SAN
  • SimulEdit capture for recording shared by multiple editors
  • Audio bitstream pass-through (Dolby-E/AC3)

EDIUS Elite is a systemized version for working collaboratively and enabling fast turn production in broadcast environments such as news and studios.


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