The editing application of choice
for major broadcasters and video
professionals worldwide, EDIUS Elite
adds new features for better editing
and faster operations.
EDIUS® Elite is a systemized version
of the proven Grass Valley® EDIUS
nonlinear software. EDIUS Elite is
specifically designed for broadcast
applications where it is important to
have an editing solution that can work
collaboratively in various workflows.
To meet this requirement, this enhanced
version of EDIUS has been created
based around EDIUS Pro to provide
comprehensive interoperability with
the K2 Summit® media server and
storage platform, and the Grass Valley
STRATUS™ Media Workflow Application
Framework. With this interaction, EDIUS
Elite enables fast-turn productions in
environments such as news and studios.
EDIUS Elite has direct access to the
K2 file system to provide for editingin-place for multiple edit stations. As
editing clients using K2 storage, there
is no need for conversions, processes,
or extra components to work with the
video, audio, timecode, and metadata
information contained in the files on the
K2 system. Some of the capabilities this
integration provides are direct K2 clip
and K2 program import and export. Dolby
E/AC3 audio is also preserved.
With GV STRATUS integration, EDIUS
Elite includes the interchange of clips
and sequences. Sequences created with
GV STRATUS can be immediately used
on the EDIUS timeline. There are also
components such as an Assignment List
Plug-in to work with GV STRATUS and
NRCS systems in news facilities.
Using K2 Clip Capture lets editors
record directly into the K2 SAN from
their networked edit stations. With I/O
hardware for EDIUS—such as STORM™
3G or STORM Mobile—editors can
record K2-compatible files, which can be
edited even while growing.
Latest Features in EDIUS Elite:
• Interoperability with Grass Valley
• Enhanced video layout (drop shadow,
resize quality)
• Built-in loudness meter
• Real-time editing and conversion
of different frame rates, such as
60p/50p, 60i/50i, and 24p
• Real-time effects, keyers, transitions,
and titles
• K2 Clip/K2 Program import/export
• Built-in shake stabilizer
• K2 Clip capture
• 720p Blu-ray Disc authoring support
• Simul Edit capture
• Flash F4V export
• Proxy mode workflow by switching
timeline between proxy/hi-res mode
• Audio bitstream pass-through
• QuickTime HQ/HQX codec (Windows/
• Nested timeline sequences
• Color correction tool supports 10-bit
color depth
EDIUS Elite Features:
• Export sequence with alpha channel
• Improved XDCAM/P2 data transfer
• 3D (stereoscopic) editing
• AVCHD 2.0 support
• AVCHD 3D support
• EOS movie support (ALL-I (I-only), IPB)
• Filmstrip view in timeline
• Multicamera editing of up to 16
different sources simultaneously
• Work natively with many different
video formats, such as Sony’s
XDCAM, Panasonic’s P2, Ikegami’s GF,
and Canon’s XF format
• Direct to Blu-ray Disc and DVD
timeline export
• Fast, flexible user interface, including
unlimited video, audio, title, and
graphics tracks
• Windows 7 support (32-bit/64-bit)
• Real-time editing and conversion of
different resolutions, as high as 4K/2K
to as low as 24x24
• Export in AVCHD format to a media
Note: Windows XP/Vista/8 not supported.
Simul Edit is another ingest capability
that allows multiple EDIUS clients to
edit live video, simultaneously ingested
by another EDIUS client, in a network
editing environment (SAN or NAS). An
EDIUS Elite license is required only for
a capture client; the remaining EDIUS
clients need only EDIUS Pro licenses.
Both AVI and MXF files are supported as
capture file formats.
No other NLE gives you so much
versatility combined with sheer speed of
editing. EDIUS supports real-time editing
of all popular standard-definition (SD) and
high- definition (HD) formats.
EDIUS – More Formats, More
EDIUS nonlinear editing software is
designed for any broadcast and postproduction environment, especially those
using newer, tapeless forms of video
recording and storage.
Ultimate File-Based Workflow
Perfect for file-based workflows,
EDIUS offers real-time, multi-track,
mixed-format editing, compositing,
chromakeying, titling, and timeline
output capabilities.
In addition to the standard formats
supported by the EDIUS family of NLEs,
EDIUS Elite supports P2 DVCPRO, AVCIntra, XDCAM, Ikegami GF, and Canon’s
XF format. It also supports capturing
from tape devices such as DV and HDV.
Exceptional Mixed-Format Editing
Featuring unrivaled real-time video
transcoding technology, EDIUS converts
between HD and SD resolutions, aspect
ratios, and frame rates—all in real time.
You can edit in HD and place 4:3 SD
video, or mix NTSC and PAL sources, or
combine them all into projects in other
resolutions and frame rates without
wasting a single moment on conversion
or rendering.
quality when capturing and encoding on
high-performance systems.
Using HQX, you can also combine and
export video with graphics with alpha
channel support. In addition to the PCbased HQ/HQX codecs, a QuickTime
version of Grass Valley’s HQ and 10-bit
HQX codecs (for Windows and Mac
platforms), are also available for free
Latest Features in EDIUS Elite
EDIUS Elite offers interoperability with
Grass Valley STRATUS, and native editing
of K2 Summit files. In addition to EDIUS
Pro features, EDIUS Elite also supports
simultaneous edit and capture, as well
as pass-through of Dolby E audio.
New Free HQX Codec for 10-bit
Video Workflow
EDIUS features the revolutionary HQX
codec for 10-bit video support. Designed
with scalable technology, this innovative
codec offers the highest image quality
and performance available in any HD
editing platform. The HQX codec not
only provides superior luma and chroma
sampling of HD video, but features an
adjustable bit rate for increased video
Minimum System Requirements
Any Intel Core 2 or Core iX CPU.
Intel or AMD single core CPU with
a 3 GHz processor speed or faster
(multiple CPUs and/or multi-core CPUs
are recommended). SSE2 and SSE3
instruction set supported.
1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
Hard Disk
• 6 GB of hard disk space is required
for installation (including third-party
• Drive with ATA100/7,200 RPM or
faster is necessary for video storage:
—— Available HDD disc space should
be twice the size of the file to
be edited
—— RAID-0 is recommended for HD
resolution editing
Graphics Card
A graphics card supporting higher
resolution than 1024x768 (32-bit),
Direct3D 9.0c or later, and PixelShader
Model 3.0 or later is required
• For SD editing: 256 MB or larger
required, 512 MB or larger
• For HD editing: 512 MB or larger
required, 1 GB or larger recommended
Sound Card
A sound card with WDM driver support
is required
Required for software installation
Blu-ray Disc writer, DVD-R/RW or
DVD+R/RW drive is required when
creating Blu-ray Discs or DVDs
Operating Systems
• Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Service and Support
90-day limited warranty
Note: External video decks/cameras may
require either a free FireWire (IEEE 1394)
port or USB 2.0 port for connectivity.
• EDIUS installation disc (DVD-ROM)
• Installation guide
Internet Connection
Required for software license activation
With program production and distribution
becoming ever more complex and affecting
business issues on a daily basis, you need
a trusted partner that understands those
complexities and how to convert them
into opportunities. Grass Valley’s team of
experienced engineers and system integrators
can help you turn your challenges into opportunities in the most efficient
and cost-effective way possible, from system design all the way through
to commissioning. Grass Valley Professional Services helps you to:
Define: We consult with you to help define your business and technology
requirements and then design the right solutions to meet them.
Deploy: Our professional service organization, backed by proven project
management methodologies, can take you from design through deployment,
commissioning, and training.
Support: We offer a complete portfolio of support services to keep your
systems running, and help manage your long-term maintenance needs.
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