From April 11th until June 30th, 2015, any EDIUS Neo user (versions 1 to 3.5) or EDIUS Pro user (versions 1 to 6.5) will be able to upgrade to EDIUS 7.5 for just $299. This update will also include a free update to the next major version of EDIUS when it is available.
The Jump upgrade to EDIUS 7.5 will be available through participating channel partners and will be provided in serial key format only, not as a packaged product. That means you download the software and enter a serial number that you get with your upgrade.
Grass Valley is launching EDIUS 8, the latest version of its editing platform designed for production and broadcast news. Version 8 features multiple new capabilities, including refreshed GUI, Canon XF-AVC support, a new workflow clip management tool, accelerated 4K H.264 playback and an aggressive development program to introduce many new creative tools over the coming months.
“Speed and flexibility are critical for editing, and with EDIUS you can always be confident of being able to deal with virtually any type of content that comes your way,” said Mike Cronk, senior vice president of strategic marketing, Grass Valley. “With EDIUS 8 users will receive free updates and new functionality throughout; it’s a smart investment business-wise and creatively.”
EDIUS offers best-in-class camera support to allow editors to concentrate on the story, not the technology. Plus, EDIUS 8 is the first nonlinear editing system to support Canon’s recently announced XF-AVC video format which is at the heart of the new 4K XC10 camcorder. EDIUS 8 also includes a new GV browser tool to manage video and still image content on your PC, prior to importing into EDIUS for editing.
EDIUS delivers exceptional performance using Intel’s Quick Sync Video—providing editors with super-fast H.264 export capabilities—great for dealing with smartphone footage and repurposing for uploads to social media channels, including YouTube—and amazing playback, even when editing 4K material.
EDIUS Pro 8 will be released towards the end of June 2015 and is targeted at production professionals looking for flexible editing that offers speed and the ability to handle any file format with a range of creative tools.