Sneak Peek: Grass Valley EDIUS 6.5

Streaming Media Producer by Philip Hinkle

Highlights of Grass Valley's forthcoming 6.5 upgrade to the EDIUS NLE (coming in June) for pro event and corporate video producers include improved a native stabilization utility, Alpha channel support, 10-bit effects and filters, and several enhancements to the Layouter including a drop shadow function and new options for selecting a scaler.

While at NAB 2012 in Las Vegas I had the opportunity to take a pre-release version of EDIUS 6.5 on a test drive. Grass Valley recently announced v6.5, which is scheduled for a June release, and NAB was the first time the company was showing its features publicly.

There are some big "wow"-type improvements to the NLE, like a real-time native Stereoscopic 3D workflow and a Red 4K workflow. But those two glamorous features aren't really things a typical Streaming Media Producer reader would need, so in this "sneak peek" I'll share some of the smaller, but equally important workflow improvements slated to be included in version 6.5 that most editors are likely to get excited about.

Free HQ/HQX Codec

Grass Valley will provide a free HQ/HQX codec option available for PC and Mac platforms, which means files can be traded between edit systems with ease. This means a Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro editor can easily edit files from EDIUS, and also export files that can be passed easily back to EDIUS and edited immediately. read more...

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