Nonlinear Editing Software
When an editor has to wait for technology, creativity suffers. That doesn’t happen with EDIUS Pro 8. EDIUS Pro 8 means more formats and more resolutions in real time for the ability to Edit Anything, Fast. EDIUS Pro 8 is the perfect finishing tool for professional productions, including documentary and 4K theatrical productions. With more creative options and real-time, no-render editing of all popular SD, HD and even 4K formats, EDIUS Pro 8 is THE most versatile and fastest nonlinear editing software available. And EDIUS Pro 8 comes with GV Browser source management to prepare content for subsequent editing in EDIUS.

Best of all, with EDIUS Pro 8, there are no subscription fees — you buy it, you keep it — with a permanent license with free updates throughout the life of EDIUS Pro 8.x.

Need workgroup editing? The ability to edit growing files? Maybe a Dolby Plus/Professional license? Then have a look at EDIUS Workgroup 8.

EDIUS end credits logos and videos are now available from Grass Valley. Click here to download the zip file.

Please Note: Do not install EDIUS Pro 8 (trial or full version) software on a machine that has any other version of EDIUS installed, unless performing a permanent upgrade. Grass Valley recommends that all previous versions of EDIUS software be uninstalled.

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  • Superior 4K workflow, including support for Blackmagic Design’s Deck-Link 4K Extreme, Ultra Studio 4K, AJA KONA 3G (preview only) and EDL or AAF import/export with Grass Valley HQX with DaVinci Resolve 11
  • Supports third-party I/O hardware from Blackmagic Design, Matrox and AJA
  • Edit media files with different resolutions — from 24x24 to 4Kx2K 
  • Real-time conversion of frame rates on the same timeline delivers more efficient editing into the hands of editors
  • Fast, flexible user interface, including unlimited video, audio, title and graphics tracks
  • Support for the latest file formats — Sony XAVC (Intra/Long GOP)/XAVC S, Panasonic AVC-Ultra/AVC-Intra 4K 422 and Canon XF-AVC (import only)
  • Work natively with many different video formats, including Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2, Ikegami GF, RED, Canon XF and EOS movie formats
  • Fastest AVCHD editing on the market (up to 3+ streams in real time)
  • Multicam editing of up to 16 different sources simultaneously, with video output support
  • Improved MPEG decoder and encoder
  • Improved H.264/AVC decoder and encoder (for fast encoding of 4K XAVC)
  • Accelerated 4K H.264 playback
  • Optimized for fourth-generation Intel Core i architecture
  • New GUI design for faster workflows
  • 64-bit native processing with maximum memory access for streamlined real-time editing
  • Proxy mode workflow for legacy computers helps extend their usability and increase ROI
  • Supports Intel Quick Sync Video for extremely fast H.264 export (for Blu-ray Disc burning)
  • Fast handling of large quantities of still image files (JPG, TGA, DPX and others)
  • 3D stereoscopic editing
  • Built-in image stabilization
  • Direct to Blu-ray Disc and DVD timeline export
  • OFX support for Boris Continuum Complete, HitFilm and Sapphire plug-ins
  • Ability to save a current project as a template in order to re-use preferred track settings, screen layout, etc.


The Future of EDIUS Pro 8

Throughout the life of EDIUS 8.x there will continuous improvements, all provided at no extra cost to users. New features planned for future releases include:

  • Motion tracking
  • High quality slow-motion (optical flow)
  • New color grading mode
  • RAW support
  • LOG/LUT support
  • Scalable 125%/150%/200% display delivers a more consistent experience across devices, including HiDPI Windows 8.1/10 displays
  • Background rendering
  • Frame rate converter

(feature list subject to change)

Minimum System Requirements (standalone):
(Updated for software version 8.1)

OS: Windows 7 64-bit (Service Pack 1 or later), Windows 8/8.1/10 64-bit
Note: See Memory section below for physical memory limits of each OS.
CPU: 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 multicore CPUs are recommended). SSSE3 (Supplementary SSE3) instruction set support required.

  • 2 GB RAM minimum (4 GB or more recommended)
  • Requirements for RAM and video memory vary depending on the project format. For SD/HD projects: 4 GB or more RAM recommended. For 4K projects: 16 GB or more RAM recommended

Maximum amount of RAM is based on the physical memory limits of each OS.

  • Windows 10, Enterprise and Pro, 64-bit: 512 GB
  • Windows 8/8.1, Enterprise and Pro, 64-bit: 512 GB
  • Windows 8/8.1, 64-bit: 128 GB
  • Windows 7, Ultimate, Enterprise, and Professional, 64-bit: 192 GB
  • Windows 7, Home Premium, 64-bit: 16 GB (not recommended for complex 4K projects)
  • Windows 7, Home Basic, 64-bit: 8 GB (not recommended for projects with more than HD resolution)


Project Format RAM Memory Video Memory
Resolution Depth Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended
SD and below 8-bit 1 GB 2 GB 256 MB 512 MB
10-bit 2 GB 4 GB 512 MB 1 GB
HD 8-bit 2 GB 4 GB 512 MB 1 GB
10-bit 4 GB 4 GB 1 GB 2 GB
Over HD (including 4K) 8-bit 8 GB 12 GB (16 GB + for 4K) 2 GB 2 GB or more
10-bit 8 GB 12 GB (16 GB + for 4K) 2 GB 2 GB or more


Graphics Card

  • Supporting higher resolution than 1024x768 32-bit. Direct3D 9.0c or later and PixelShader Model 3.0 or later is required
  • Requirements for video memory size when using GPUfx will vary depending on the project format. For 10-bit SD projects: 1 GB or more recommended, for HD/4K projects 2 GB or more recommended

Note: Requirements for video memory vary depending on the project format. See Memory section above for details.
Hard Disk
6 GB of hard disk space is required for installation
Drive with SATA/7,200 RPM or faster is required for video storage:

  • Available hard drive disc space should be twice the size of the file to be edited
  • RAID-0 is recommended for HD and above resolution editing

Hardware Support
EDIUS 8 supports the following Grass Valley hardware:

  • STORM 3G Elite
  • STORM 3G
  • STORM Pro
  • STORM Mobile

Optical Drive
Blu-ray Disc writer is required when creating Blu-ray Discs
DVD-R/RW or DVD+R/RW drive is required when creating DVDs
Sound Card
Sound card with WDM driver support is required.
Internet connection required for software license activation; thereafter Internet connection is required once per month to maintain usage.
Service and Support
90-day limited warranty.
Note: External video decks/cameras may require a USB 2.0 port for connectivity.

Even a NLE as comprehensive as EDIUS can't do everything. Luckily, third-party software developers are ready to give EDIUS additional functionality. They can create software plug-ins for additional filters and effects, or for titling, compositing and keying.

Learn more about compatible EDIUS Third-party Plug-ins »

EDIUS Pro 8: Nonlinear Editing Software Datasheet

When an editor has to wait for technology, creativity suffers. That doesn't happen with EDIUS Pro 8. EDIUS Pro 8 means more formats and more resolutions in real time for the ability to Edit Anything, Fast. EDIUS Pro 8 is the perfect finishing tool for professional productions, including documentary and 4K theatrical productions.

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