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Edius 7 Launches
with 4K and
E ATEM switches in
A udiotech Services Ltd is supplying One Directions
120 date Take Me Home Tour with an AV
control system built around Blackmagic Design
infrastructure, including the Blackmagic Design
ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher with ATEM 2
M/E Broadcast Panel, Broadcast Videohub router
and SmartView Duo monitor.
The concert tour consists of 120 shows in Australasia,
Asia, Europe and North America, which broke records
by selling more than 300,000 tickets in a single day,
and includes a huge amount of video at each show.
All of this is managed through a rack mounted AV
control system supplied by Audiotech, providing
full HD monitoring and recording, eight live camera
inputs, stills playback and live HD web streaming.
Situated at the heart of the AV control system is
Blackmagic’s ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher,
operated using the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel,
and a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Videohub router,
which includes 72 inputs, 144 outputs and 72
deck control ports in a compact 8 rack unit size.
Each night a backdrop is built for the show, featuring
onstage LED screens with computer generated effects
while a live camera relay is displayed on two LED
screens, positioned left and right of the main stage.
Seven HD SDI cameras are used to capture the main
performance, while a further seven are deployed as
on stage mini cameras. Camera sources are routed
via the Broadcast Videohub over SDI into the ATEM
2 M/E Production Switcher and mixed using the
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel. Line cuts coming from
the ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher get routed
into hardware which converts the SDI feed into DVI to
be displayed directly onto the two side LED screens.
dius 7 launches in July with major new features that
make the software more appealing than ever.
Available for purchase (not as a time-limited subscription),
Edius 7 is 10-bit non-linear editing software for native,
real-time, multi-layer editing. For 2013 Edius now delivers
extensive 4K format editing, enabling users to deliver
the highest image quality without transcoding to an
intermediate codec. It supports new formats including
4K M-JPEG for Canon 1DC, XAVC Intra 4K for the new
generation of Sony PMW-F5/F55 cameras and AVC-Intra
200 and AVC-Long G, in support of Panasonic’s new
camcorders. Its new exporter writes H.264 4K files at up-to
200Mb/s. The second significant move is support for 3rd party
hardware and software. Workstations and laptops can now
use input / output boards from Blackmagic Design such
as the DeckLink Mini Monitor, Intensity Pro and UltraStudio
Pro and the Matrox MX02 currently just for monitoring.
Grass Valley engineers are currently certifying many other
Matrox and AJA cards.
Edius now also integrates with DaVinci Resolve for a
complete round trip editing and grading workflow, based
on EDL import and export. Richard Payne of Holdan
remarks: “Native UltraHD editing, Blackmagic Decklink 4K Extreme
support and an excellent DaVinci Resolve workflow come
together with Edius 7 for a phenomenally powerful 4K
solution. Users can now ingest, edit, grade, monitor and
output entirely within 4K, with no need to transcode to an
intermediate codec or edit proxies.”
EDIUS 7 is also compatible with a many existing Grass
Valley HDMI, SDI and analogue capture and output
devices. “Details of EDIUS 7 are still
emerging” notes Payne. “The
benefits of a 64-bit architecture
and the new editing tools
and effects will become clear
over the next few weeks. But,
the 4K native codec and the
Blackmagic support alone are
potential game changers in
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