Intel Demos Grass Valley EDIUS 6 NLE Software

Intel provided a technological preview of the Grass Valley EDIUS 6 nonlinear editing (NLE) software, at the Intel Forum in Japan on Jan. 18.  At the Tokyo press conference, Intel highlighted its newly announced 2nd Generation Intel Core processor, embedded with Intel Quick Sync Video technology.

Grass Valley presented a technology preview of a forthcoming update to EDIUS 6, which has been fully optimized for the new Intel processor for hardware encoding support for H.264 videos, allowing for “faster than realtime” encoding of full HD (1920×1080) H.264 videos on a range of computers, using the new 2nd Generation Core Processor. More than 500 laptop and desktop PC platform designs are expected from all major computer manufacturers worldwide based on this new processor family. The EDIUS 6 update allows users to export to Blu-ray or to the AVCHD format directly from the EDIUS timeline.

“Working closely with Intel, we have fine-tuned EDIUS 6 to deliver the best and fastest post-production solutions to the market,” says Jeff Rosica, Executive Vice President of Grass Valley. “With H.264 and AVCHD becoming a key format for distribution, providing a faster solution is exactly what video editors need.”

Grass Valley plans to release an update for EDIUS 6 and EDIUS Neo 3, both with support for Intel’s new processor, at the end of Q1 2011.