EDIUS & Quick Sync Video Technology Application Note (GVB-1-0501A-EN-AN) File size: 903.4 KB, posted Mar 31 2015 Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) is a feature that has been included in Intel Core processors from the second generation onwards. QSV is a feature of all current Core processors (Core i7, Core i5 and Core i3), and is especially useful for video editing because it significantly accelerates MPEG-2 and H.264 encoding. QVS will improve encoding irrespective of the CPU power available too, which is good news for editors working to a budget.
EDIUS has been optimized for QSV to give users super-fast H.264 export (for example to Blu-ray, AVCHD or XAVC S). This Application Note describes the workflow of EDIUS with Quick Sync Video.
Using EDIUS to Prepare 4K (QFHD) Material for Playback on Two T2 iDDRs Application Note by Fumiaki Oguru, (GVB-1-0182B-EN-AN) File size: 3.2 MB, posted Feb 02 2015 With the introduction of affordable 4K cameras, this higher resolution video format — four times the resolution of HD — is becoming increasingly popular for multiscreen events, digital signage and projection mapping. This application note explains how to use the EDIUS nonlinear editing system from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to create 4K material for subsequent playback by two synchronized Grass Valley T2 iDDR digital player/recorders.
Running EDIUS on an Apple Mac Computer Under Boot Camp Application Note by Steve Leeflang, (GVB-1-0026B-EN-AN) File size: 1.7 MB, posted Mar 31 2015 Apple's free Boot Camp utility permits installation of Microsoft's Windows 7 or 8 64-bit operating system just as if it were being installed normally on other types of PCs. When running Windows under Boot Camp the user has access to all editing hardware and software, including the Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, EDIUS nonlinear editing program.
Frank Ladner – "Hickory Never Bleeds" Case Study (PRV-5186M) File size: 546.1 KB, posted Apr 05 2013 As most independent filmmakers will tell you, technology should not get in the way of creativity. It should cost-effectively help the process in a highly transparent way. Frank Ladner said he came to use EDIUS in a very accidental way. He was looking for a stable system after years of frustration using other systems. He got a free 30-day demo version of EDIUS, was easily able to put together a music video with it, and was quite impressed with its features and speed. He soon purchased a full version for his new project.
"During our on-site production, we stretched EDIUS's capabilities to the limit and beyond. It never failed us. We used it in multiple environments, in everything from rugged Mongolian gers to dung-roofed housing. Our immediate concern was to be able to download volumes of 3D footage not only from our cameras and recorders, but to be able to check our dailies. This was to make sure our framing and 3D were within spec and keeping within the storyline. EDIUS was a marvel to work with, easily creating stereo pairs and stereo adjusting using only the Toshiba laptop and a 24-inch LG 3D CinemaDisplay monitor. It was a hit with our hosts and the eagle trainers who flocked around the screen in 3D glasses and adapted to watching 3D as naturally as they would call to their eagles."
Kathryn O’Leary: EDIUS in News Case Study (PRV-4121M) File size: 733.7 KB, posted Feb 03 2011 Veteran news editors at an NBC affiliate station in the central New England area understand that when there's a breaking story to tell, they don't have time for technology. That's why they chose the Grass Valley™ EDIUS® HD editing system, as part of a fast and efficient workflow.
Whitewater Media Editing Under Fire Case Study (PRV-4115M-1) File size: 904.1 KB, posted Apr 06 2011 The promotional video, Journey to the Line, which accompanies the album, was shot on location in Iraq, which is how Paul Bates of Whitewater Media, a veteran of the London post production scene and now an independent movie-maker specializing in music, found himself in the middle of the desert, in mid-summer, shooting and editing in a sandstorm.
Avi Sher: Editing On Location Case Study (PRV-4113M) File size: 436.9 KB, posted May 10 2011 Avi Sher is a busy video editor, serving a broad range of clients in Israel, including the advertising industry. When it comes to online videos, he finds he is regularly being challenged with one big demand: "the advertising and creative companies want the video ASAP!"
Speed of delivery is just one part of the challenge. For Sher's clients, if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a thousand pictures. His clients know what they want, they know the business message they want to deliver, and they want to sit with the editor to make sure the video is done right.
Rusty Rogers Films: With the Grass Valley EDIUS NLE, embracing new workflows is easy Case Study (PRV-4091M-1) File size: 636.5 KB, posted Jan 27 2011 After more than 15 years in the video production business, Rusty Rogers understands how critical it is to leverage the latest technology. yet, while embracing many of the latest new media tools in use today by production professionals, he continues to trust his most important projects to an editing platform that he began using in the mid 1990sThe Grass Valley™ EDIUS® NLE.
AMG Television Productions: Satisfying The Need For Speed With EDIUS Case Study (PRV-4064M-1) File size: 660.8 KB, posted Jan 27 2011 Andy Glossop of AMG Television Productions, shoots, edits, and produces extensive coverage for various Race & Rally Championships throughout Great Britain. He edits on an EDIUS system, with its real-time processing and multilayered effects preview, in order to meet tight deadlines.
Andy Glossop has a need for speed. Whether it's watching his beloved motor sports racing for pleasure or editing television sports programming for the UK's popular Channel 5, he likes things to happen quickly—give it to him fast and furious!
As owner and executive producer of AMG Television Productions, Glossop understands the unique requirements of digital video production and the increasing demands his clients place on him. It's this need for real-time processing and effects in order to turn around completed projects quickly that led him to use the latest version of Grass Valley® EDIUS® editing software. Glossop is such a fan of EDIUS, he's used every version of the NLE software since 1998.
A technologically advanced editing system that could be loaded on any PC even those with lower technical specifications that is easy to use.
Grass Valley EDIUS 8 NLE to generate content for more than 100 local stations throughout Argentina.
• Workflow efficiency has been improved due to EDIUS's speed and operational simplicity • No continuing monthly or yearly subscription costs for software • Free upgrades throughout the life of EDIUS 8.x
The first Stone Doves album the five-track Journey was mastered at the world famous Abbey Road Studios by producer Alex Wharton. He has worked with many top artist including The Beatles, My Bloody Valentine and Chemical Brothers. This has been a big step forward and an instrumental part in the development of the Stone Doves.
Agos by TheFrank Case Study (GVB-1-0531A-EN-CS) File size: 2.5 MB, posted Sep 11 2015 Based in the Philippines, TheFrank is the director, editor, visual effects creator and voiceover artist for Red Ei8ht Inc. It seemed only appropriate that he do a Pieces of 8 video for the launch of EDIUS 8.
"Being Filipino, I wanted to create a video that highlights my cultural heritage," explained Aldana. "As an FMA (Filipino Martial Arts) practitioner, I thought it would be really cool to do a piece on it."
magic multi media GmbH is Grass Valley's distributor for the German-speaking countries and is located in Grünwald near Munich just a stone's throw away from the Bavaria Film Studios, one of Europe's largest film production companies. While having dinner with the head of Bavaria Film's training department, the idea came about to invite the media design students to become part of Grass Valley's international Pieces of 8 project, which shows off the capabilities of EDIUS 8 with a number of short films cut on EDIUS Pro 8. The students were more than excited to participate and the plot for Change to 8 was soon developed.
Building No. 8 by Keys of Art Films Case Study (GVB-1-0523A-EN-CS) File size: 991.2 KB, posted Jun 25 2015 Director, co-DP and editor Thanasis Deligiorgis, and co-DP Dimitrios Milonas decided that an editing program as futuristic as EDIUS Pro 8 deserved to be highlighted in a future-based science fiction story.
"I wanted to do something more cinematic to show that EDIUS is not just a news and broadcast NLE, but is just as powerful and creative for film work," said Thanasis. "The main character, a soldier is 'upgraded' by a scientist in a medical lab and transported to another planet, where he eventually finds his destination a large '8' structure the goal, so to speak, of the upgrade.
TourGigs started with four seats of EDIUS 6 from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to quickly edit multicam rock concert footage for Blu-ray Disc, DVD, download and online streaming distribution. They then upgraded all seats to EDIUS 8.22 to take advantage of the new primary color correction features.
CHALLENGES: Quickly edit more than 8 HD or 4K camera feeds with a live HD or 4K streaming line-cut of a live rock concert without having to transcode or render. Make the footage available within hours or days after the show.
SOLUTION: Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 8.22 provides an Any In, Any Out workflow that enables HD and/or 4K footage and line-cut to be dropped directly on the multicam timeline for editing.
BENEFITS: An AVCHD/ProRes/XAVC/XAVC S workflow that doesn't require file duplication and allows editing to begin while footage is being ingested.
Morgan Martini: Aspiring Director Takes EDIUS to the Limit Case Study (GVB-1-0321A-EN-CS) File size: 884.3 KB, posted Sep 24 2014 While taking a class on the Italian Renaissance Morgan Martini got the inspiration for a film, based on the true story of Carlo Gesualdo—the Prince of Venosa who wrote songs of redemption and salvation. When she proposed the initial idea to her professors, some recommended that she might want to try something "a little less complicated," but not one to shy away from a challenge, Martini found herself on a mission to tell the story and was eager to see it through.
Once the idea was solidified in her mind getting it on the screen took patience, hard work, and the right technology to bring it to fruition. For Martini, that meant editing on a system she knew well: the Grass Valley® EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editing system
Carlsberg Group Using EDIUS to improve internal communications Case Study (GVB-1-0308A-EN-CS) File size: 712.9 KB, posted Sep 24 2014 Carlsberg, one of the world's most well-known premium beers and the 4th largest brewery group in the world, is investing heavily to reposition its brand for future growth. Internally, it is using the latest video production tools and technologies at various locations around the world to keep its growing workforce informed of this and other company developments.
TheFrank Aldana Case Study (GVB-1-0028A-EN-CS) File size: 861.4 KB, posted Oct 06 2014 A Journey of Peace with EDIUS and the world’s largest peace mural
TheFrank Aldana (yes, he refers to himself in the third person), his wife Tweet Aldana, and a host of volunteers took on photography and videography duties. This resulted in 9,454 pictures and 1,101 (more than 11 hours) of video clips, captured with just about every device imaginable in a multitude of formats.
With the ability to work natively with just about any kind of media you throw at it, Grass Valley® EDIUS® made the sheer volume of footage somewhat less daunting for Aldana.
If video is shot in HLG format directly, it can be distributed without any color grading in cases where timing is of the essence.
Then, isn't it possible for Log format cameras like S-Log or V-Log to be used in such fields? Although a Log signal needs to be converted to HLG or Perceptual Quantization (PQ) in order to be displayed on consumer TVs, the conversion itself is not difficult. Leaving live production to one side, we can play out HDR clips with a short time lag after quick editing such as cut & paste, title addition and format conversion by using EDIUS.
But to do so, some points need to be taken into account, for example, the concept of picture tone is different between Log formats and HLG. The "Conversion Base" setting in the Primary Color Correction has implications based on the difference of the source material.
Ist es dann eigentlich nicht möglich, Kameras die im Log-Format aufzeichnen, wie etwa in S-Log oder V-Log, in solchen Bereichen zu verwenden? Ein Log-Signal muss nach HLG oder Perceptual Quantization (PQ) umgewandelt werden, damit es auf Consumer-TVs angezeigt werden kann die Umwandlung selbst ist aber nicht schwer.
Abgesehen von Liveproduktionen, können wir HDR-Clips mit nur geringer Zeitverzögerung ausspielen nach einem schnellen Schnitt mit Cut & Paste, dem Hinzufügen von Titeln und der Formatumwandlung mit EDIUS.
Um das zu erreichen, müssen aber einige Punkte beachtet werden: zum Beispiel unterscheidet sich die Farbgebung zwischen Log-Formaten und HLG. Wegen der Unterschiede im Quellmaterial hat die gewählte Einstellung der „Umwandlungsbasis" (Engl. Conversion Base) in der Primären Farbkorrektur Auswirkungen auf das jeweilige Ergebnis.
The Benefits of HQX Whitepaper by Akira Takemoto, Digital Editing Solutions, (GVB-1-0027A-EN-WP) File size: 1.1 MB, posted Sep 26 2014 This paper discusses the Intermediate Codec solutions available from several vendors which are then compared in terms of picture quality, flexibility and suitability for use with graphics as well as video. In like-for-like tests, the Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, HQX Intermediate Codec offers comparable picture quality and is shown to have superior multigenerational performance. When combined with frame rate and resolution flexibility, plus built-in alpha channel support, this paper supports the conclusion that HQX is the best choice for creative editing.
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