During Inter BEE 2019, Grass Valley announced a new software update for its professional Windows-only editing software: EDIUS 9.51. This update includes support for Blackmagic RAW of the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, native support for many new Apple Quicktime formats, and much more. Let’s take a closer look at it!
EDIUS 9.51 Codecs Update
The team at Grass Valley is moving fast to improve EDIUS – their Windows-only Non-Linear Editing software – regularly. Earlier this year, they introduced EDIUS version 9.40 that already featured numerous improvements.
At Inter BEE 2019, we talked with Alex from Grass Valley to discuss the new features in EDIUS 9.51. This new update improves the compatibility of the NLE with various new cameras and codecs. These new features include:
- EDIUS already supports the BMPCC 4K, but EDIUS 9.51 adds supports fort the Blackmagic RAW coming out of the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K and the Blackmagic Design Pocket 6K Film Gen 4 ISO color space.
- Support for Olympus Log color space, including OM-Log400 coming out of the OM-D E-M1X and OM-D E-M1 Mark II.
- You can now export in DNxHR 4444 MXF (Alpha channel). Also, you can now export in the following MOV video codecs: QTRLE, PNG, MJPEG, and JPEG 2000 as well as the audio codecs M4A (ACC, ALAC) and OGG (Vorbis).
- EDIUS already supports many Apple Quicktime formats natively. EDIUS 9.51 comes with additional native Quicktime import and export codecs, such as 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.
EDIUS 9.51 Hardware Update
On the hardware side, EDIUS 9.51 integrates the new Blackmagic Design SDK. In short, it means that it is now compatible with the latest Blackmagic capture cards (I/O solutions). If you use a Blackmagic Design capture card, which supports HDMI 2.0, the output image is automatically switched to the used color space.
For EDIUS Workgroup users, the EDIUS 9.51 update 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.
If you are an AJA user, don’t worry, it is now possible to capture with the AJA KONA 5 and KONA 1 capture cards. The AJA KONA 5 allows a preview of up to 4K 30p in the EDIUS Pro version. In the Workgroup version, you can preview your project in up to 4K 60p and even up to 8K 60p with the 8K turnkey system. The AJA KONA 1 supports a preview of up to Full HD 60p in both Pro and Workgroup versions.
Price and Availability
The EDIUS 9.51 update is already available on EDIUS’s website. EDIUS 9 users get the update to version 9.51 free of charge.
What do you think of this EDIUS 9.51 update? Are you already an EDIUS user? Let us know in the comments down below!