EDIUS Pro 9 takes the lead: Adobe Premiere Pro struggles badly with smartphone codecs

Germany’s leading video magazine “videoaktiv” recently tested the video quality of high-end smartphones. But this ranking was about to fail when the editing staff started working on sample footage to export and to present to their online community at www.videoaktiv.de. Editing those smartphone clips with the Adobe Premiere Pro editing system proofed to be impossible. The Adobe Premiere Pro PC crashed several times. “Trouble already started while importing” the article says, “numerous times the program crashed no matter what smartphone clip we started with.”

videoaktiv’s editing staff therefore switched their reference editing system from Premiere Pro to Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 9 – and EDIUS “imported nearly all formats flawlessly”. Chief editor Joachim Sauer concludes: ”This is very likely to become our new solution for all video material. This is due to the fact, that Premiere’s crashes have become worse during the last 1 ½ years when mixing different formats. But to us mixing different codecs and resolutions is rather the standard workflow than the exception – just as it might probably be in your case?”

We very much appreciate that this article of Germany’s leading video magazine “videoaktiv” once more underlines that EDIUS does make a lot of a difference with its claim and true performance when it comes to “Edit Anything!”.

Grass Valley introduces EDIUS 9.30 at IBC

Amsterdam, 14th of September 2018 - At IBC, Grass Valley introduces the latest version 9.30 of its EDIUS editing solution.
This update focuses on the implementation of various feature requests from filmmakers, TV stations and production companies.
EDIUS 9 users can download the update to version 9.30 from 17th September 2018 for free as part of the regular feature expansion by Grass Valley.

Closed caption display
New features include the closed caption display, which allows subtitles to be switched on and off as needed. The subtitles are not burned into the image but are part of the metadata in the video stream. This provides the flexibility desired by users.

50/60p timecode display
Recording in 50/60p – also in UHD – is becoming increasingly popular and EDIUS has always supported these frame rates. As of version 9.30, EDIUS now also introduces the 50/60p timecode display. The frames are numbered from 0 to 49 or 59 respectively.
RED Raw decoding GPU support
EDIUS provides intuitive and fast color correction tools, making it ideal for editing scenic work, which is often recorded in raw format. In addition to Sony Raw and Canon Raw, EDIUS 9.30 now also provides full GPU acceleration for RED Raw.
Extended optical flow options
As the first editing software ever, EDIUS 8.30 was able to calculate convincing slow motion and frame rate conversions in real time. EDIUS 9.30 now also offers the opportunity to individually adapt various parameters in order to optimize the image analysis and interpolation of the respective image material. The result is a quality increase in slow motion and frame rate conversion.
Extension of the exporter
In addition to new added formats, the exporter now offers up to four standard settings instead of one. The user can thus export even faster in the typical formats used and also create keyboard shortcuts and buttons for these. This applies both to the individual file output and to the batch export, in which several files are exported at once.
Coloured markers and other innovations
“We are very pleased that the EDIUS development team has been able to implement valuable suggestions from both the news and the creative sector in this free 9.30 update”, explains Michael Lehmann-Horn, CEO at magic multi media GmbH and Grass Valley EDIUS distributor. “This ranges from the implementation of additional colours for sequence and clip markers for a better organization of the footage, via the extension of the supported video formats to the implementation of individual customer requests.”
Berlin Philharmonic produce with EDIUS 9 in UHD HDR
As a prominent example, Michael Lehmann-Horn names the Berlin Philharmonic, whose UHD HDR concert productions enjoy an excellent reputation worldwide. “The Philharmonic asked us to expand the AVC Ultra MXF Exporter of the EDIUS Workgroup version to include amongst others HDR metadata and additional audio settings. The EDIUS team made this possible. So from now on many other users of the EDIUS 9 Workgroup version will benefit from this together with the Philharmonic.”

ProDAD Vitascene V3 LE free until the end of the year
Starting with IBC there is a special campaign in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) running until 31st May 2019 (time frame extended). Anyone purchasing EDIUS 9 from 14th September 2018 will receive the high-quality video effects program ProDAD Vitascene V3 LE worth 167€ as a free bonus. Existing EDIUS 9 customers have the possibility to buy Vitascene V3 LE for just 39€.
More information at: edius.net/promo
Crossgrade campaign for users who switch to EDIUS from another editing software
Users switching from another editing software can now buy EDIUS Pro 9 "Jump 2" for only 369€. This promotion is also only valid in EMEA.
(All prices are recommended retail prices plus local VAT.)

The website www.edius.net informs about the requirements for the crossgrade offer, the new features in version EDIUS 9.30 as well as the media management tool Mync, which is contained in EDIUS. On this website users find the EDIUS 9.30 update download (www.edius.net/updates), the free 30-day trial as well as the latest EDIUS podcast (www.edius.net/podcast), which presents all the innovations of EDIUS 9.30 in detail.

EDIUS 9.21 released

This small update to version 9.21.3770 includes bug fixes and an updated support for Grass Valley Stratus. The update to EDIUS 9.21 is free for EDIUS Pro 9 and Workgroup 9 customers. Details regarding the updates can be found in the EDIUS 9.21 release notes.

Download of EDIUS 9.21

Note: New functions are planed for the upcoming EDIUS version 9.30. (Release date: Mid September 2018 at IBC).

NAB Show Reports

The NAB Show 2018 presents version 9.20 of EDIUS as well as a number of new products in relation to EDIUS 9. We have produced the following Reports for you:



NewBlue Amplify 6 is offered to you either as complete or plus version to an extremely favourable price until 31. May 2018.



In our Interview with Todor Fay, CEO of NewBlue, you get further information about this excellent plug-in.



Furthermore, Grass Valley presents the new version of its Transcoder, the XRE Transcoder 9 with new great features.



Finally, in our Report on the new T2, Grass Valley present its new version of the GV T2 iDDR Recorder/Player.



Grass Valley introduces EDIUS 9.20 at the NAB show

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.

Further information and download of EDIUS 9.20
Please find the download of version 9.20 as well as the podcast introducing all new features in EDIUS 9.20.

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.