EDIUS.NET Podcast – New in EDIUS 8.5

EDIUS.NET Podcast – New in EDIUS 8.5


In this podcast we would like to present to
you the most important new features in EDIUS 8.5. EDIUS now supports importing as well as the
editing of H.265 HEVC material as used for example by the Samsung NX1, the latest DJI drones or the Panasonic GH5 camera, when using its 6K Photo mode. Furthermore EDIUS 8.5 accesses and incorporates
more metadata from recorded material than previously. It is already possible since version 8.32
to see extended information for a lot of different camcorder formats in the clip’s properties. Depending on the camera used you can see information
about the specified shutter speed, color temperature, shutter, color space, bit depth, camera model
and more. With EDIUS 8.5 metadata of recent Panasonicvcameras such as the GH5, AG-UX90 and UX180 is supported. With EDIUS 8.5 Grass Valley has also introduced
a function that allows you to include a frame, which is positioned at an OUT marker into
the preview. This function was integrated since more and
more Avid users are changing to EDIUS. In Avid Mediacomposer the frame at the OUT
marker is included in the preview. However if you set an OUT point in EDIUS the
next frame will be displayed in the preview. If it is at the end of a film – a black
frame will be displayed. However this frame won’t be included when
exporting. In practice this makes it easy to set IN and
OUT markers on the timeline for export. With EDIUS 8.5 however this default setting
can be changed in the user settings. Simply activate the button “Include Preview
Frame in the OUT marker”. Now a dotted line will be displayed next to
the cursor. This line marks exactly the frame which is
shown in your preview. You can now see that at the end of the film
the first frame after the OUT marker is displayed in the preview. It is important to understand that this is
only a visual display. You can export as usual between IN and OUT. The speed with which H.264 based material
is exported at has been improved. This affects the following export formats:
H.264/AVC, XAVC S, AVCHD and Blu-ray. With for example this configuration the export time of a HD project could be sped up by about one third. Although previously the encoding quality was
already very good compared to other software in EDIUS 8.5 the quality has yet again been
improved. This refers to the software as well as the
hardware encoder with Quick Sync. Find out more information about this topic
in our podcast regarding Quick Sync. Another important improvement can be seen
in the EDIUS user interface. The graphics on high-resolution monitors has
been further improved. In EDIUS 8.5 all parts of the user interface
have been optimized for UHD screens or high-resolution laptops. This also refers to the display in the QuickTitler as well as those of the effect settings and the Layouter. There is also a new function to make your
work with the Audiomixer easier. It is now possible to change the values for
the volume and PAN functions by entering the numbers manually. In some work situations it is important to
see the exact date and time of the recorded footage in the On Screen Display. With EDIUS 8.5 this is now also possible for
XAVC-S clips. Be aware that the footage has to be imported
via the EDIUS source browser. This way the folder structure is kept. This is important as the metadata is not written
in the video clip but in an attached XML file. When the video clip is placed on the timeline,
you can activate the source information in the user settings. Choose the option Recording Date. Now the date and timing of your recording
will be shown in the On Screen Display. You can also activate the source information
for exporting. For images to appear as natural as possible
it is important to have an extended contrast options. This extension is called High Dynamic Range
or HDR for short. With EDIUS 8.5 two new color spaces have been
added: BT. 2020 PQ and BT. 2100 PQ. A new option was added to the primary color
correction filter. Here you can now choose between Display light
and Scene light. The setting shows its impact when converting
from a flat profile – for example S-Log. Scene light refers to the default settings
for the primary color correction before version 8.5. Display light however is the new default setting
since version 8.5 Apart from an extended range of formats and
metadata Mync also has an important new feature. You can now export your storyboard as an XML
list. Simply right-click on it and choose if you
want to export the storyboard only as a XML file or if you want to include all the clips
used in the storyboard. With this function exchanging data between
Mync and EDIUS on different computers has become much easier. The XML file can also be easily imported in
other software which supports Final Cut Pro 7 XML.

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