Grass Valley’s newest release of EDIUS, known as an outstanding powerful and reliable editing solution, will be available in Europe on 7th November.

EDIUS version 9 supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) in a most user friendly way including import, editing and export like no other editing solution. In addition to the established Log flavors EDIUS 9 fully supports Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) provided by several newer Sony and Panasonic cameras. With HLG the picture will look great on any standard screen and will look even better on an HDR monitor. EDIUS 9 is able to detect the recorded color space and automatically applies the correct settings for native editing.

EDIUS 9 supports a wide range of HDR sources (PG & HLG) including professional cameras as well as drones, action cams and smartphones, converts from SDR and Log to HDR and allows mixing of SDR and HDR on the same timeline. Compatible I/O-cards and monitors allow a true HDR preview. HDR-projects can be exported for playback (as H.264, 10bit, 4:2:2) on HDR TVs as well as YouTube.

More than that EDIUS 9 supports a wide range of color spaces including BT.2020 and BT.2100. It further natively supports Cinema Raw Light of the Canon C200 as well as 10bit Cinema DNG.

Grass Valley continues the “buy once and use forever” ownership model. Users are not forced into any subscription plan. A new Floating License model for enterprise customers offers the desired flexibility to larger companies that can now make EDIUS available to all of their desks – only taking into account the number of seats being active at the same time.

Furthermore, EDIUS can now be used in the cloud with direct access to cloud based footage, eliminating the need for up- and downloading huge amounts of data.

As before Grass Valley will continually add more features to EDIUS 9 – all free of charge – during the approx. two years lifecycle of EDIUS 9. This will include new tools and features – as desired by the EDIUS community – like an automated audio syncing of multiple tracks, H.265 file export, 8K and High Frame Rate support, and more to come.

EDIUS will be available as EDIUS Pro 9 and EDIUS Workgroup 9. EDIUS Pro 9 is the perfect choice for any video enthusiast, journalist, editor and creative filmmaker. The Workgroup version addresses larger teams, broadcast stations and live event production teams.

EDIUS 9 Workgroup Users already editing UHD in 50p/60p will appreciate the new option to preview UHD in 50p/60p applying a compatible third party I/O card manufactured by companies like Blackmagic Design or AJA. The support of closed caption titling and background rendering will also follow in the course of the free EDIUS 9.x Workgroup updates.

Customers in about every country of Europe, Middle East and Africa benefit from local resellers, certified as EDIUS experts providing individual support and assistance.

“We are pleased that Grass Valley has listened to customers’ wishes and continues the ‘buy once and use forever’ ownership model” says Michael Lehmann-Horn, Grass Valley Distributor for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We know from dealers as well as customers that EDIUS users appreciate owning the program as much as enjoying the performance and the new features”.

Free video trainings and EDIUS tutorial podcasts are available in Englisch, French and German with subtitles in even more different languages. EDIUS.NET is available in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish and is the source for getting in touch with the local EDIUS community and for downloading a free 30 days trial version. Here users can learn even more about new features in EDIUS 9 like the included Mync program with enhanced and new functions to organize, search, preview and share footage and other media files.

For purchases of EDIUS 8 after 1st September 2017, a free upgrade to EDIUS 9 will be available, and for users of earlier versions, a jump upgrade package will be offered. Complete details are available at the EDIUS product page at WWW.EDIUS.NET.