Edius 7 Launches with 4K and Blackmagic Support

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Edius 7 launches today with major new features that make the software more appealing than ever.
Available for purchase (not as a time-limited subscription), Edius 7 is 10-bit non-linear editing software for native, real-time, multi-layer editing. For 2013 Edius now delivers extensive 4K format editing, enabling users to deliver the highest image quality without transcoding to an intermediate codec. It supports new formats including 4K M-JPEG for Canon 1DC, XAVC Intra 4K for the new generation of Sony PMW-F5/F55 cameras and AVC-Intra 200 and AVC-Long G, in support of Panasonic’s new camcorders. Its new exporter writes H.264 4K files at up-to 200Mb/s.
The second significant move is support for 3rd party hardware and software. Workstations and laptops can now use input / output boards from Blackmagic Design such as the DeckLink Mini Monitor, Intensity Pro and UltraStudio Pro and the Matrox MX02 currently just for monitoring. Grass Valley engineers are currently certifying many other Matrox and AJA cards.
Edius now also integrates with DaVinci Resolve for a complete round trip editing and grading workflow, based on EDL import and export.
Richard Payne of Holdan remarks:
“Native UltraHD editing, Blackmagic Decklink 4K Extreme support and an excellent DaVinci Resolve workflow come together with Edius 7 for a phenomenally powerful 4K solution. Users can now ingest, edit, grade, monitor and output entirely within 4K, with no need to transcode to an intermediate codec or edit proxies.”
EDIUS 7 is also compatible with a many existing Grass Valley HDMI, SDI and analogue capture and output devices.
“Details of EDIUS 7 are still emerging” notes Payne. “The benefits of a 64-bit architecture and the new editing tools and effects will become clear over the next few weeks. But, the 4K native codec and the Blackmagic support alone are potential game changers in themselves.”