Already at the IBC there was a new version of the editing software, now Edius 9 has been released, and most of the new features we had seen in Amsterdam seem to have made it into this release. The comprehensive and largely automated HDR workflow with support for many color spaces including BT. 2020 and BT. 2100 is a perfect example of this, since EDIUS 9 converts SDR and Log to HDR and allows the simultaneous use of SDR and HDR on a single timeline. Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) is also supported. HDR projects can be exported in H. 264,10bit, 4:2:2:2.
Cinema Raw Light from the Canon C200 can also be edited, as well as 10bit Cinema DNG. RED file management in the source browser has been added, for the encoder an optional multi-slice encoding. The workgroup version of Edius now offers a UHD 50/60p real-time output via third-party cards (including Blackmagic and AJA).
As (free of charge for buyers) updates for version 9 are in the next two years among others. automatic audio synchronization of multiple clips, H. 256 file export, 8K and support for high frame rates are planned. The workgroup version is to be extended with closed captions support for subtitling and background rendering.
The "floating" licenses for installations on several computers are to be available from April 2018. The prices for Edius 9 / Edius 9 Workgroup are still pending, but will be available soon on the product pages.