EDIUS 9 – A Complete HDR Workflow in a Simple Package

By Fabian Chaundy

Edius 9

Grass Valley EDIUS 9 is the latest version of an NLE that’s popular with broadcasters worldwide (Windows only). It brings a complete end-to-end HDR workflow.

For the uninitiated, EDIUS is an editing software that emerged after Grass Valley, the company behind Edius, decided to move up from creating Premiere Pro plugins to making their very own NLE. Now, 12 years on, the developers have announced EDIUS 9 at IBC 2017.

Though you may not have heard of it, EDIUS is used widely in the broadcasting world, reaching an impressive 90% of broadcasters in Japan. This is very likely due to its import and export support for a wide variety of video formats, which makes it easy for stations to convert footage from various sources such as phones or drones into one unified format.

Additionally, EDIUS is based around a very simple design, making it possible for users who aren’t professional editors – such as journalists or station employees doing basic video work – to get up and running fast without the need for long training sessions. Also, EDIUS is completely software based without needing any proprietary hardware and relies mostly on the CPU, which allows for basic editing even if you don’t have a powerful video card.

EDIUS 9 announced at IBC 2017 features support for a complete HDR workflow, ranging from import to a BT-2020-compatible timeline, through colour correction, all the way to export to broadcast or web standards such as YouTube HDR.

Additionally, EDIUS 9 also brings support for more camera formats, such as the Canon C200 Cinema RAW Light format, and more native support for formats aimed more towards professional cinema rather than broadcast.

EDIUS follows a buy-once, use-forever licensing approach, without the need for a subscription. There are multi-user licenses available on request, but the basic EDIUS Pro will set → continue…

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Fujifilm Japan announces X Raw Studio conversion software

With the announcement of several new lenses and a new X-series body, Fujifilm also snuck in news of some new Raw conversion software. X Raw Studio, which will debut in November, works when the camera is connected to a Mac or PC via USB and uses the camera’s own image processing engine to convert Raw files to JPEGs. The software will support single image and batch conversions.

The GFX 50S, X-T2, X-Pro2 and X100F will be compatible with X Raw Studio, with support arriving first for the 50S and X-T2. Mac users will get the software first, in November 2017, with a Windows version arriving in January 2018.

Fujifilm announces development of new RAW conversion system “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO”.

September 7, 2017

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that it is developing a new RAW conversion system, “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO”.

“FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO” enables users to quickly and easily convert RAW files with outstanding image quality, once a camera is connected to a Mac or PC via USB cable.

Exceptional image quality is retained, as the X RAW STUDIO system utilizes the X Processor Pro in the camera instead of the CPU in the computer,

Due to the increasing size of RAW files, users have found batch conversion to be an issue, as it takes more and more time as a result. However, using the high performance “X Processor Pro” processor, this batch conversion is handled far more efficiently as a result.

This new software is due to be available from late November 2017.

– Convert RAW images on the computer (Single / Batch Process)
– Preview converting images
– Save, load, or copy conversion profiles.
* Specifications, window images subject to change without notice.
* RAW conversion is compatible with a RAW file taken by the same model as → continue…

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