New 4.0 Version of EDIUS Nonlinear Editing Software Launched at NAB
Posted Apr 24, 2006

The Grass Valley business within Thomson today announced EDIUS Pro version 4.0, the latest version of the company's realtime, multiformat video editing solution. New features such as multicam support, nested sequence editing, improved trimming tools and keyframe support for color correction, boost EDIUS Pro's reputation as a highly flexible craft editing solution that delivers maximum productivity to video professionals.

To meet the high standards and fast-paced environments of broadcast and post production facilities, including support for new tapeless acquisition and storage systems, the new features found in EDIUS Pro version 4.0 will also be included in the company's highly regarded EDIUS Broadcast software solution Canopus will demonstrate EDIUS Pro version 4.0 this week at NAB in booth SL-544.

The new multicam feature in EDIUS Pro version 4.0 supports up to eight cameras and provides realtime monitor preview, as well as a master channel preview that displays all eight camera angles. The multicam feature provides users with the feel of a live switcher, but with the flexibility of a nonlinear editing environment. For additional productivity gains, support for nested timeline editing lets users work on sections of a production as separate timelines and nest them into a master project for simplified editing, task separation and organization. EDIUS Pro version 4.0 also provides support for Windows Media and includes EDIUS Speed Encoder for HDV for fast HDV video output. The new parameter-based keyframe support for frame-by-frame color correction gives users the tools to quickly enhance the quality of their video productions.

EDIUS Pro provides a seamless realtime workflow supporting all video acquisition formats with realtime, multi-track, mixed format HD/SD editing, compositing, chroma keying, titling and timeline output capabilities. EDIUS Pro provides editors with realtime, mixed format HD/SD editing of HD, HDV, DV, MPEG-2, lossless and uncompressed SD video.

For the fast-paced environments of broadcast and post production facilities, Grass Valley also offers EDIUS Broadcast. Incorporating all of the realtime editing capabilities in a streamlined interface designed to help production professionals get content to air quickly, EDIUS Broadcast features EDIUS Pro realtime video editing software, as well as support for industry-standard equipment and formats including: Panasonic DVCPRO P2; Panasonic DVCPRO 50 and DVCPRO HD; Panasonic VariCam; Sony XDCAM Professional Disc System.

Grass Valley offers the EDIUS NX and EDIUS SP NLE systems that combine EDIUS Pro and EDIUS Broadcast software, respectively, with realtime editing hardware. EDIUS software directly supports OHCI FireWire.

EDIUS Pro version 4.0 software will be available the end of June 2006 from Canopus and its authorized dealers and system integrators for a suggested retail price of $699. EDIUS Pro 3 users can upgrade to EDIUS Pro version 4.0 for a special upgrade price of $199. EDIUS Broadcast version 4.0 software will also be available at the end of June for a suggested retail price of $999. EDIUS Broadcast users can upgrade for $199. Customers who purchase EDIUS Pro 3 or EDIUS Broadcast beginning April 1, 2006 are entitled to a free upgrade to version 4.0. Beginning in August, EDIUS NX NLE hardware packages will include EDIUS Pro version 4.0 software. Also in August, EDIUS SP, EDIUS SD and EDIUS HD NLE hardware packages will include EDIUS Broadcast version 4.0 software. Customers who purchase any of these EDIUS NLE hardware packages beginning April 1, 2006 are entitled to a free upgrade to the corresponding EDIUS version 4.0 software.