At the NAB show, Grass Valley introduces version 9.20 of its EDIUS editing solution, which now includes additional HDR video control tools, new color spaces and a floating license model. As always, EDIUS 9 users will benefit from the update free of charge as part of the regular product enhancement program by Grass Valley.
New video scopes for HDR
With the latest updates, EDIUS has been provided with more and more options for professional color grading, new color spaces and HDR processing. The new video scopes from EDIUS 9.20 offer comprehensive control and analysis functions to achieve the optimal dynamic range. In addition to REC.709, the video scopes now also support new color spaces and offer the nits display essential for HDR. In addition to the Waveform Monitor and Vectorscope, EDIUS 9.20 now also offers the display as an RGB parade, as well as an RGB histogram, which, together with the primary color correction, enable particularly efficient fine tuning.
New color spaces, new color management
EDIUS 9.20 now also supports the color spaces ARRI-ALEXA Wide Gamut / Log C and DJI-D-Gamut / D-Log. Applying the newly introduced color space templates manager, the user can simply deselect any presets not needed and thus obtains an optimal overview with the option to further modify settings to individual needs. Modified template lists can be exported for use with other EDIUS systems.
Floating license model
The "Floating License" model allows the installation of EDIUS 9 onto an unlimited number of workstations within a facility. As a purchase and not a rental model the licensee benefits from only paying for the desired maximum numbers of concurrent active EDIUS users independent from the number of installations. The license model is available starting from five EDIUS Pro 9 or Workgroup 9 licenses. For educational institutions, as with the regular EDIUS version, reduced rates apply.
HDR support in Mync
The Mync Media Manager now supports an HDR workflow including preview, storyboard editing and export. intel Quicksync systems of the 6th, 7th or 8th generation allow an H.265 export.
Further improvements in EDIUS
EDIUS 9.20 now supports the import of Apple ProRes MXF and Sony VENICE RAW. The processing of Canon Cinema RAW Light material of the Canon C200 has been optimized and thus considerably accelerated.
EDIUS is a regular winner in professional journals’ comparative tests and one of the most frequently used video editing solutions. The software is equally popular with video enthusiasts, Youtubers, event filmmakers, universities and colleges, industry, production houses, TV broadcasters and government agencies.