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Grass Valley Adds Intuitive 3D Support Across Its EDIUS Editing Software and STORM 3G Accelerator Boards

San Francisco, Calif. November 16, 2011Grass Valley™ has unveiled a powerful 3D toolset for its EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editing software and added new 3D support across its editing peripherals that provides users with a complete stereoscopic 3D postproduction workflow. The full family of 3D-compatible Grass Valley editing peripherals—such as the STORM™ 3G 3D and STORM 3G Elite 3D accelerator cards (with stereoscopic 3D I/O through a single 3G SDI source and/or dual 3G SDI signals)—are all supported via the EDIUS timeline.

Going forward, all EDIUS software and hardware will support all of the most common stereoscopic modes; including the Side-by-Side, Top & Bottom and Line-by-Line display methods.

Accommodating a wide variety of applications, these new 3D resources include: real-time, multi-layered editing; a real-time keyer; and real-time color correction; all accessed directly from the EDIUS interface. There's also native 3D support for video clips captured with the most popular 3D cameras, easy clip pairing for synching left eye/right eye clips; conversion of single stream 3D (like side-by-side) to dual stream 3D (left eye and right eye); and a array of tools right on the editing timeline that make 3D adjustments—to compensate for mistakes in shooting—fast (no transcoding necessary) and easy.

"We see 3D production and post projects increasing around the world and customers have been asking for easy-to-use tools within EDIUS to help complete those projects quickly and cost-effectively," said Charlie Dunn, Executive Vice President of Products for Grass Valley. "EDIUS has always been a flexible, highly affordable platform and the product continues to grow and get better with time. Now anyone working on an EDIUS system can instantly add 3D post capability to their arsenal of production tools and generate new revenue by expanding their client base."

Included in the new software release (EDIUS 3D Preview Version) are tools for importing, organizing and adjusting 3D clips in the most efficient way. And it's all done on the same EDIUS multiformat timeline that 2D projects employ, making the process as easy to complete in 3D as it is in 2D.

New 3D Toolset and Features

The new 3D features of the EDIUS 3D Preview Version software include:
  • 3D clip native support
  • 3D clip pairing
  • 3D clip adjustment, including automatic convergence adjustment
  • 3D preview monitoring
  • 3D multi-camera editing

Grass Valley has also included a tight integration with its K2 media servers, whereby its K2 ChannelFlex™ technology (a software application within Grass Valley's AppCenter Elite software suite) enables all K2 Summit™ and K2 Solo™ servers to be expanded from handling four SD/HD video streams to up to eight streams in specific applications such as Super Slo-Mo, multi-camera recording, and 3D production.

In fact, with a simple software upgrade, every Grass Valley K2 Summit production client and K2 Solo HD/SD server can now be used as a 3D production server for 3D recording or replay, a 2X or 3X Super Slo-Mo recording device, or as a server for recording from 2-6 simultaneous camera angles with at least one channel for playback.


A 30-day "Preview Version" of the new 3D software tools will be made available on Grass Valley website in December 2011.


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