EDIUS.NET Podcast – New in EDIUS 8.3

EDIUS.NET Podcast – New in EDIUS 8.3


In this podcast we would like to introduce you to the most important new features in EDIUS 8.3. EDIUS now offers optical flow an interpolation method not only for frame rate conversion but also for creating slow motion effects. When editing material with different frame rates together in one project, frame rate conversion is necessary especially as material from action cams, smartphone cameras or drone cameras generally record in 30 or 60 p. If you add such material to a standard full HD project with 25p, frame rate conversion takes place. Until EDIUS 8.3 you have to be content with blended images. With the optical flow option this is no longer the case. Using the new interpolation method intermediate images are created. Simply click on time effect field option and choose optical flow. When you save this setting a standard optical flow will always be used to interpolate new intermediate images. Single pictures need to be analyzed for this process. Despite this complex calculation EDIUS 8.3 does this mainly in real-time. EDIUS’ performance when doing this is excellent. Especially when compared to other editing programs or software. Using optical flow as an interpolation method for creating slow motion effects is also recommended. When compared to other interpolation methods the slow-motion results will be exceptionally smooth. Another important new feature in EDIUS 8.3 relates to proxy mode. In proxy mode EDIUS automatically creates proxy clips that require less storage space on your system. This way you can edit a project even on a system that offers only moderate CPU power. In versions up to EDIUS 8.3 proxy files were only created in low resolution. Therefore the files were heavily pixelated. In EDIUS 8.3 you now have the option to choose the resolution in which proxy files will be created by default they will be created in a medium resolution. These files will have a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels which is a quarter of full HD resolution. This option is recommended for most projects if for example you are editing full HD material. If however you choose to work with SD material you can choose the small option. The proxy file in this setting has a resolution of only 352 x 288 pixels. This setting is also recommended if you work on an editing system with a limited amount of processing power like an old laptop for example. If on the other hand you work in a UHD or 4k project or edit uncompressed or slightly compressed full HD footage with a high data rate, then we recommend you use the large option. Large proxy files have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels which is a full HD resolution. By choosing this option you can even edit 4k projects on systems with less power and handover big projects to a third-party. Please be aware that the higher the resolution of a proxy file the more storage space is required. Another new feature in EDIUS 8.3 is related to exporting a video to disc. Until now the EDIUS project settings had to be compatible with the DVD or blu-ray standard in order to burn to disc. Working in projects with typical frame rates like 25, 50, 30 and 60 p a direct export to disc was not possible. This has changed in EDIUS 8.3. In our example we are working on a full HD 50p project. Now we would like to burn our video to blu-ray. The blu-ray standard doesn’t allow us to burn a full HD project with 50 frames per second. Nevertheless this option is no longer deactivated in EDIUS 8.3. To see this we can go to file export burn to disc. In the format section we can see the current project settings. If you click on the drop-down menu you can see which formats we can use to burn the video to a blu-ray disc. All the listed formats which are listed here are compatible with the blu-ray standard. To burn a full HD and UHD project with 25 or 50p to blu-ray we recommend using the 1920 x 1080 50i option. To DVD choose 720 x 576 50i. In order to keep your UHD or 4k project at full resolution you need to export your video as a file. We have shown how you can do this in a previous podcast. Another improvement can be seen in the EDIUS user interface. The graphics have been improved on high-resolution monitors. In EDIUS 8.3 large parts of the user interface have been optimized for UHD screens or high-resolution laptop screens. Another new feature is that more clip information is available in the EDIUS bin window. Click on View tile the timecode position of where a clip starts and ends and the duration of the clip are displayed. This information is automatically adjusted when you mark the IN and OUT points of a clip. Also the GV Browser has been updated. In your favorite folder desktop, video and picture folders have now been added. Whilst playing a clip a new button has been added that allows you to take a snapshot. Go to settings import to define the file format, quality and storage location of these snapshots. Other new features are Other new features are: in the primary color correction F-Log for Fujifilm has been added. You can now have up to 64 audio channels when creating an EDIUS project, if you have an EDIUS Workgroup 8 version you can now import and export MXF DNxHD files in 60, 59.94 and 50p in both 8 and 10 bit versions.

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