Here you can download the new version EDIUS 9.51 directly. (Attention: If you are using Blackmagic Design I/O Hardware (like Intensity, DeckLink, UltraStudio) you need to update to the latest Blackmagic Design driver.)

Today Grass Valley released version 9.51 of its EDIUS editing solution, which has been extended by a number of features. As always, EDIUS 9 users get the update to version 9.51 free of charge.

EDIUS 9.51 includes, amongst others, the following new features:

Blackmagic Raw 6K Support
EDIUS 9.51 now also supports the Blackmagic Raw of the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K and the Blackmagic Design Pocket 6K Film Gen 4 ISO color space.

Comprehensive Quicktime codec support
EDIUS supports many Apple Quicktime formats natively - different from many other editing solutions. EDIUS 9.51 comes with additional native Quicktime import and export codecs, which makes the optional installation of Quicktime unnecessary. EDIUS now supports the Apple Quicktime Animation codec as well as the video import codecs JPEG 2000, PNG and TIFF and the audio codecs HE-AAC, ALAC, ADPCM (IMA QT, IMA WAVE, MS), Opus and FLAC.
For the export EDIUS now supports the following MOV video codecs: QTRLE, PNG, MJPEG and JPEG 2000 as well as the audio codecs M4A (ACC, ALAC) and OGG (Vorbis).

Improved Blackmagic Design hardware output
In EDIUS 9.51 the new Blackmagic Design SDK is integrated. This results in new possibilities for the use of the latest Blackmagic capture cards (I/O solutions). When editing for example a HDR project and using a Blackmagic Design capture card, which supports HDMI 2.0, the output image is automatically switched to the used color space. Currently the DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G and the UltraStudio 4K Mini support the automatic switching of the color space via HDMI 2.0.

In the EDIUS Workgroup version the 9.51 update now brings along 4K framerate of up to 100p, 119.88p and 120p. In general the direct hardware output of UHD 50p and upwards requires the EDIUS Workgroup version. Furthermore, with the DeckLink 8K the display of 8K is possible via special EDIUS 8K turnkey systems.

Video capturing and preview with AJA hardware
In EDIUS 9.51 it is now possible to capture with the AJA capture cards KONA 5 and KONA 1. Also in terms of preview there are new possibilities. The KONA 5 allows a preview of up to 4K 30p in the EDIUS Pro version, up to 4K 60p in the Workgroup version and even up to 8K 60p with the 8K turnkey system. The KONA 1 supports a preview of up to Full HD 60p in the Pro and Workgroup version.

Further improvements in EDIUS
The Olympus OM-Log400 mode is supported. EDIUS now works with the color space of Olympus cameras like the OM-D E-M1X.
Similar to the ProRes 4444 export the Workgroup version of EDIUS 9.51 now also supports the export of Avid DNxHR 4444 MXF with alpha channel. Those who purchase the DNxHD/HR option also get this feature in EDIUS Pro 9.51.
Furthermore there are many smaller general improvements based on the feedback of EDIUS users.

Improvements in Mync
In the media management software Mync multiple selected clips can now be added to a new storyboard or deleted from the storyboard. As in EDIUS the native Quicktime codecs and also the Raw format and color space of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K as well as the Olympus OM-Log400 are supported.

For more detailed information about the new features, please take a look at our podcast on EDIUS 9.51: