Grass Valley Announces EDIUS Neo 3.5

Grass Valley has announced and update to its EDIUS Neo line with version 3.5. Users of EDIUS Neo version 3 will be met with a familiar interface with a few notable features added. Most notable to Videomaker readers are likely AVCHD 2.0 support, EOS movie support, and 720p Blu-ray authoring support. If you're using entry level video editing software and you think you're ready for an upgrade, you might want to take a good, hard look at this one.EDIUS Neo 3.5 will be available September 2012 for $199 or $99 for exisitng Neo 3 users. Read on for the full press release.

PRESS RELEASE

Grass Valley Enhances EDIUS Neo Editing Platform with New Features Targeting Broader Customer Base San Francisco, Calif., September 03, 2012 Grass Valley is making the uniquereal-time editing capabilities of its EDIUS multiformat nonlinear editing software available to a wider audience with the introduction of version 3.5 of EDIUS Neo. Grass Valley EDIUS Neo 3.5 includes the ability to natively work with images shot with Canon DSLR cameras, as well as to stabilize shaky footage and easily edit stereoscopic 3D contentfeatures typically found on more costly editing packages. EDIUS Neo 3.5 is a sub-set of the latest EDIUS Pro 6.5 NLE package and is specifically designed for prosumers, video enthusiasts, and education markets; where ease of use, pristine image quality, high-power signal processing, and the ability to edit mixed format files on the same timeline are critical to project success. Users can also deliver their finished work to the web and DVD/Blu-ray disk. Video formats supported include:AVCHD(2.0), MPEG-2, HDV, DV, Windows Media, QuickTime all file types that these markets are very familiar with. There is a wide user base that could really benefit from the professional tools found on the EDIUS platform but can't afford the full Pro version, so Neo 3.5 software is exactly what they have been asking for, said Charlie Dunn, Executive Vice President of Products at Grass Valley. The scalability of the EDIUS platform has allowed Grass Valley to bring more targeted editing solutions to a wider range of users. We think a whole new generation of video enthusiasts will be able to create some fantastic video.

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Among the new features of EDIUS Neo 3.5:

  • Export sequences with alpha channel
  • 3D (stereoscopic) editing
  • AVCHD 2.0 support
  • EOS movie support (including ALL-I and IPB)
  • Camera RAWstillformat support
  • Filmstrip view in Timeline
  • Enhanced video layouter (drop shadow, resize quality)
  • Built-in shake stabilizer
  • 720p Blu-ray authoring support
  • Flash F4V export
  • QuickTime HQ/HQX codec (Windows/Mac)

Pricing and Availability Grass Valley Neo 3.5 will be available in September 2012 for a list price of $199. Existing Grass Valley Neo 3.0 users can upgrade to the new version for $99.

About Grass Valley The Premier Video Technology Solutions Company For more than 50 years, the Grass Valley name has been synonymous with innovation, leadership, and performance. Our full range of solutions and services is unmatched in the industry, leveraging the economies of scale of the IT industry with our proprietary core knowledge of media processing and storage. Grass Valley customers include most of the world's leading broadcasters, teleproduction facilities, and service providers, as well as independent video professionals who rely on our products to cover the world's most high-profile live events, as well as to benefit from efficiencies in day-to-day operations. When youre watching news, sports, or entertainment programmingwhether on a TV, the web, or a mobile deviceyoure watching Grass Valley at work in today's connected world. For information about Grass Valley solutions and services, please visit www.grassvalley.com.

Mike is the Editor-in-Chief of Videomaker and Creator Handbook