Intel gave a demonstration of Grass Valley EDIUS 6 nonlinear editing software at the Intel
Forum 2011 in Tokyo on 18 January 2011, where Intel launched their 2nd Generation Intel
Core processor embedded with Intel Quick Sync Video.
Grass Valley presented a preview of a forthcoming update to EDIUS 6, which has been optimized for the new Intel processor for hardware encoding support for H.264 videos, aiming to achieve ‘faster than realtime’ encoding of full HD (1920x1080) H.264 videos on various computers, from notebook PCs to desktop PCs, that use the 2nd Generation Core Processor. More than 500 laptop and desktop PC platform designs are expected from computer manufacturers based on this new group of processors. The EDIUS 6 update allows users to export to Blu-ray or to the AVCHD format directly from the EDIUS timeline.
Video content is typically compressed and encoded into a specific format when it is stored on hard drives, DVDs, camcorders, cell phones or broadcast media. When a user wants to play this content, burn it to DVD or Blu-ray disc, or copy it to a phone, it must first be decoded and then re-encoded in a new format, which may be resource- and time-intensive. Intel Quick Sync Video accelerates decoding and encoding to speed up conversion time, while also enabling the processor to complete other tasks and improving the PC’s performance.
Grass Valley plans to release an update for EDIUS 6 and EDIUS Neo 3, both with support for Intel’s new processor, before mid-year, 2011. www.grassvalley.com