Videoguys' Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 7 FAQ

Edius Pro 7 PRO and ELITE FAQ

When an editor has to wait for technology, creativity suffers. That doesn’t happen with EDIUS® 7.

Real Time Editing—Right Now

It's simple: EDIUS® Pro 7 is the fastest and most versatile real time editing software—4K, 3D, HD, SD, and almost any format from 24x24 to 4Kx2K, all on the same timeline, even in nested sequences, all in real time. And now EDIUS has partnered with Blackmagic Design to support its PCIe DeckLink 4K Extreme and Thunderbolt-based UltraStudio 4K capture and playback devices for the most affordable 4K workflows.

EDIUS Pro 7 means more resolutions, unlimited tracks, and real-time editing for the ability to Edit Anything, Anywhere. EDIUS Pro 7 is the perfect finishing tool for broadcast news, newsmagazine content, and studio programs, as well as corporate, documentary, and 4K theatrical productions.

That's why broadcasters, production houses, media departments, and video professionals worldwide choose Grass Valley® EDIUS for multiformat editing.

What has been updated in EDIUS 7?
  • Open to third-party I/O hardware (Blackmagic, Matrox, and AJA)
  • Automatic checking for updates
  • Faster handling of large quantities of still image files (JPG, TGA, DPX, and others)
  • Improved MPEG encoder speed and quality
  • Improved H.264/AVC decoder
  • Optimized for 4th generation Intel Core i architecture
  • Gaussian blur filter

Grass Valley continuously updates EDIUS with new features and bug fixes. These are available online through the EDIUS 7 automatic update feature.

Is there an upgrade path and discounted pricing for owners of previous versions of EDIUS?

Yes, there are a number of upgrade paths and discounted pricing for existing EDIUS versions 1-6.0 owners and EDIUS Pro 6.5 owners.

Click here for all Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 7 software.

64 bit Support

Is EDIUS 7 a native 64-bit application?

Yes, EDIUS Pro 7 and EDIUS Elite 7 are native 64-bit applications. They will only run on Windows 7 and Windows 8 64-bit operating systems.

What is the benefit of EDIUS 7 being a native 64-bit application?

As a native 64-bit application for Windows 7 and Windows 8, EDIUS 7 take full advantage of up to 512 GB (for Windows 8 Enterprise and Professional) or up to 192 GB (for Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise, and Professional) of installed physical memory access for superintensive media operations, such as multitrack 4K editing.

EDIUS 7 has also been optimized for multicore CPU systems, with editing performance increasing as CPU power increases.

Does EDIUS 7 support the latest CPU architecture?

Yes, EDIUS 7 supports the latest processor architecture from Intel, including the 4th Generation Core i.7

Can I install EDIUS 7 on Windows Vista or Windows XP?

No, EDIUS 7 only supports Windows 7 (64-bit) and Windows 8 (64-bit) operating systems. Windows Vista and XP are not supported.

What type of graphics card is required?

The graphics card must support resolution higher than 1024x768 32-bit. Direct3D 9.0c or later. PixelShader Model 3.0 or later.

Note: Requirements for video memory size when using GPUfx will vary depending on the project format. For SD projects: 1 GB or more recommended, for HD/4K projects 2 GB or more recommended.

Does EDIUS Pro 7 support the Macintosh platform?

EDIUS Pro 7 works on 64-bit Windows 7 or Windows 8 running on Parallels Desktop for Mac. Configuration instructions for Parallels Desktop are available on the EDIUS Pro 7 page of the Grass Valley website.

I/O Hardware

I own I/O hardware for EDIUS 6.0 or EDIUS Pro 6.5. Will it work with EDIUS 7?

EDIUS 7 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 Pro software, and a standalone version with only the HDSPARK board.

with EDIUS Pro

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

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

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. 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

What third-party I/O hardware is supported?

Third-party hardware support: (Note: Deck control not supported with third-party hardware.)

Blackmagic Design:
DeckLink Mini Monitor, Mini Recorder, Studio, 4K Extreme
Intensity Pro, Shuttle for USB, Shuttle for Thunderbolt, Extreme
UltraStudio SDI, Pro

MXO2 LE (Note: Playout support only. Input support planned for Q4 2013)

AJA Video Systems (planned, Q4 2013)

Third Party Software

What third-party software is included in the full version EDIUS Pro 7 package?

EDIUS Pro 7 does not include any third-party software. A list of third-party software available for EDIUS 7 will be available on the EDIUS Pro 7 page of the Grass Valley website when EDIUS 7 is released.

Do the third-party plug-ins I am currently using with EDIUS Pro 6.5 work with EDIUS 7?

No, third-party plug-ins for EDIUS Pro 6.5 will not work with EDIUS 7. A list of third-party plug-ins for EDIUS 7 will be available on the EDIUS Pro 7 page of the Grass Valley website when EDIUS 7 is released.

Does EDIUS 7 support TitleMotion Pro?

No. TitleMotion Pro, which was included in EDIUS 6.0 and earlier versions, cannot be installed into EDIUS 7. EDIUS 7 comes with a built-in titler (Quick Titler). In addition, a list of third-party titling software will be available on the EDIUS Pro 7 page of the Grass Valley website when EDIUS 7 is released.

Are there special Videoguys' Bundles available with EDIUS Pro 7?

Yes. The Videoguys' technicians have confirmed that NewBlue Titler Pro and Boris FX will support EDIUS Pro 7 so they have created special money-saving bundles including those popular plug-ins as well as storage and Blu-ray archiving solutions.

Click here for all Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 7 Bundles

Does EDIUS 7 support 4K editing?

Yes, EDIUS 7 supports an improved 4K workflow with editing in real time, unlimited tracks (dependent on system resources), and EDL import/export for DaVinci color correction interchange.

What resolutions and frame rates are supported for real-time editing?

  • Real-time editing and conversion of different resolutions, as high as 4K/2K resolution to as low as 24x24, is supported
  • Real-time editing and conversion of different frame rates, such as 60p/50p, 60i/50i, and 24p, is supported

What are the most recent formats that are supported in EDIUS 7?

  • XAVC/XAVC S, AVC-Ultra, and Canon 1D C Motion-JPEG are supported.
  • In addition, EDIUS 7 works natively with many different video formats, such as Sony’s XDCAM, Panasonic’s P2, Panasonic/Sony’s AVCHD, Ikegami’s GF, RED, as well as Canon’s XF and EOS movie formats.

    Note: XAVC/XAVC S and AVC-Ultra support will be available as part of a free application update once camcorders supporting these formats are publicly available.

Which features of AVCHD 2.0 are supported in EDIUS 7?

EDIUS 7 supports the following features of AVCHD 2.0:

  • 1080/50/60 footage for import, edit, and export
  • Importing AVCHD 3D as editing source material
  • Exporting AVCHD 3D
  • Up to 3+ real-time streams (dependent on system resources

Does EDIUS 7 support the source setting of RED (.R3D)?

No, EDIUS 7 does not support the source setting of RED (.R3D) files.

Does EDIUS 7 support RAW file conversion?

For RAW format files, EDIUS 7 does not support conversions. Also, specific codecs for importing RAW format files may need to be installed. EDIUS supports Windows Imaging Component for this function and may not include codecs for specific cameras.

Does EDIUS 7 support mixed format editing on the timeline?

Yes, EDIUS 7 supports any mix of SD, HD, 2K, and 4K resolution on the timeline, in real time, with unlimited tracks (dependent on system resources).

What format wrappers can EDIUS 7 export in?

EDIUS 7 can export in AVI, MXF, GXF, QuickTime, and Windows Media format wrappers.

Does EDIUS 7 support proxy mode workflow?

Yes, EDIUS 7 supports proxy mode workflow by switching the timeline between proxy/hi-res mode.

Does EDIUS 7 support multicam editing?

Yes, EDIUS 7 supports multicam editing of up to 16 different sources simultaneously, with video output support.

What is the project compatibility between EDIUS 7 and previous EDIUS versions?

Project files created in previous versions of EDIUS can be loaded into EDIUS 7. Some effects may not be imported. EDIUS 7 projects cannot be loaded into previous versions.

Does EDIUS 7 support the creation of 3D titles in stereoscopic editing mode?

Yes, Quick Titler can create 3D title clips. Some third-party titling software may also support this (please contact the software manufacturer regarding details).

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.

Free Trial & Activation Info

Is a free trial of EDIUS 7 available?

A free 30-day trial of EDIUS Pro 7 is available on the EDIUS Pro 7 page of the Grass Valley website.

Note: Do not install EDIUS 7 on a machine that has any other version of EDIUS installed, unless performing a permanent upgrade.

How is EDIUS 7 activated (license verification)?

An online activation system is used. Internet access is required.

How many licenses does EDIUS 7 have?

EDIUS 7 allows one user to install the EDIUS 7 software on up to two computers, but using both installations of EDIUS 7 simultaneously is not allowed. One user can install EDIUS 7 to a desktop system, and to an additional notebook PC for field editing. To install EDIUS 7 on another system, deactivate the current license and reactivate it on a new PC. For details, please also refer to the End User License Agreement (EULA).

Edius Versions

I currently own EDIUS Neo or EDIUS Express. Is there a new version?

No new versions of EDIUS Neo or EDIUS Express are available at this time.

What is the difference between EDIUS Pro 7 and EDIUS Elite 7?

EDIUS Pro 7 is targeted at the professional, standalone user. EDIUS Elite 7 is a systemized version aimed at editors within a network-connected production infrastructure and includes K2 server/storage and Grass Valley® STRATUS® connectivity. The primary capabilities of EDIUS Elite 7, which includes all EDIUS Pro 7 features, are:

  • Direct access to the Grass Valley K2 file system to provide for editing-in-place for multiple edit stations. Features also include direct K2 clip and K2 program import and export while preserving Dolby E/AC3 audio (audio bitstream pass-through)
  • K2 Clip Capture, which lets editors record directly into the K2 SAN from their networked EDIUS system. With I/O hardware for EDIUS—such as STORM™ 3G or STORM Mobile—editors can record K2-compatible files, which can be edited even while growing.
  • Simul Edit, enabling multiple EDIUS clients to simultaneously edit live video being ingested by another EDIUS client in a network editing environment (SAN or NAS). Only the capture client requires an EDIUS Elite 7 license—the remaining clients require only EDIUS Pro 7 licenses.
  • Interchange of GV STRATUS clips and sequences. Sequences created with GV STRATUS can be immediately used on the EDIUS timeline. There are also components such as an Assignment List plug-in to integrate GV STRATUS with NRCS systems.

Is there an upgrade path from EDIUS Pro 7 to EDIUS Elite 7?

Yes, an upgrade from EDIUS Pro 7 to EDIUS Elite 7 is available.

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