Grass Valley have made some interesting advances with thier impending release of the Edius 8.2 update, so we asked Atushi Kataoka - Direction of Strategic Marketing for Grass Valley editing systems - to talk us through what users can expect when they make the upgrade.
They've upgraded the colour-grading panel to make it much easier to deal with log images, colour correction and filters. With multiple pre-sets for the most popular cameras, it's now super quick to get a great look with a few clicks with the option of enhancing the images with the more advanced controls.
RGB sliders have been added alongside the once only YUV controls so there's a lot more versatility without making the interface over complicated.
This sort of thing always blows my mind – and it always looks so simple when presented to you by an Edius pro – but now users can seemingly use a very straightforward tool to select a face or moving object on screen and let Edius do the work. This could take the form of a blurred face or a car license plate, just select whatever needs tracking within your footage – blur, re-colour etc. and Edius 8.2 will take care of every last keyframe where the object in question appears.
More features include RAW decoding for Sony and Canon footage, improvements to the innovative GV Browser content management tool and draft preview for Edius Workgroup users. Edius plugin compatibility has now been boosted with the announcement at the NAB which sees creative effects specialist HitFilm developing native support for Edius, a preview of this can be sees at the Grass Valley booth*.
More information will be announced tomorrow so keep your eyes peeled for all the hot gossip! Users can upgrade for free via the Edius website on the 21st of April 2016.
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To see EDIUS 8.2 in action, visit the booth at the NAB Show at booth SL106