EDIUS X was released on the 15th of September 2020 and has a huge list of new features. As with both EDIUS 8 & 9 there will be more changes coming during the lifetime of EDIUS X which will be free to anyone who orders it now. Here is a brief summary of the new features:
- Background rendering
- Motion tracking in layouter
- 4 new audio filters – compressor, limiter, noise reduction & a filter to reduce echo.
- Titler Pro 7 included
- Vitascene 3 LE included
- Support for encoding H.265 using an nVidia card.
- VST plug-in supported improved so eliminate audio sync problems when using plug-ins.
Has anything been removed?
As with any major update there are always some changes to the program which mean certain features have been removed
- No render and add to timeline – although it may be added back in a future version
- Matrox cards no longer supported
- OHCI capture and playback no longer supported – if you still use DV or HDV you will need to use a different program to capture – which could be EDIUS 9 if you own it.
- QuickTime no longer support – you can only import QT files if EDIUS supports it natively
- After Effects bridge removed
- You will probably need updated plug-ins from 3rd parties which they may pay for. As the background rendering is a completely new option it is likely 3rd parties will need to reprogram their plug-ins to adapt for which they may charge.
- GV codecs will no longer be installed with the program – so you cannot read Grass Valley files in other programs like Media player classic or After Effects. You can install the codec pack separately and it will come with the installer and is free but you just have to remember to do so if you want to read GV files in other programs.
I will shortly producing a video about the new features. You can also see the videos made by EDIUS.NET here: https://www.edius.net/x
AJA Video Systems: KONA 5, Io 4K Plus, KONA 4, KONA 3G, KONA LHi, Io 4K, KONA 1
Note: KONA 5 and KONA 1 supports video capture (no Deck control)
EDIUS X System Requirements
Minimum System Requirements (standalone):
CPU: CPU with AVX2 support: Intel 4th Gen or newer or equivalent AMD CPU
Memory: 8 GB RAM or more | for 4K projects 16 GB or more
Hard Disk: 6 GB of hard disk space for installation, fast drive for video storage
Graphics Card: 1 GB VRAM or more | for 4K projects 2 GB or more
Sound Card: Sound card with WDM driver support
Network: Internet connection required for initial software license activation, thereafter once per month to maintain usage | Offline activation and usage possible for EDIUS X Workgroup
OS: Windows 10 64-bit version 1903 or later – EDIUS X wil only work on Windows 10
Changes can be made at any time without notice.
Supported Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese traditional (Chinese simplified is available in the Chinese Version and Japanese in the Japanese Version of EDIUS X)
Processors supported by EDIUS X
EDIUS X will only with with a processor that has “AVX2” – a particular set if extensions that is found in only fairly recent processors. If you do not have a processor with this then EDIUS X will not even install.
Do I have AVX2?
You may be wondering whether your computer has AVX2, which we have just been told is required for using EDIUS X. According to Wikipedia the following processors have AVX2:
- Haswell processor (only Core branded), Q2 2013
- Haswell E processor (only Core branded), Q3 2014
- Broadwell processor (only Core branded), Q4 2014
- Broadwell E processor (only Core branded), Q3 2016
- Skylake processor (only Core branded), Q3 2015
- Kaby Lake processor (only Core branded), Q3 2016(ULV mobile)/Q1 2017(desktop/mobile)
- Skylake-X processor (only Core branded), Q2 2017
- Coffee Lake processor (only Core branded), Q4 2017
- Cannon Lake processor, Q2 2018
- Cascade Lake processor, Q2 2019
- Ice Lake processor, Q3 2019
- Comet Lake processor (only Core branded), Q3 2019
- Tiger Lake processor, 2020
- Nano QuadCore
- Eden X4
You can read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Vector_Extensions#CPUs_with_AVX2
EDIUS X nVidia support
EDIUS X can also use an nVidia card to encode H.265. This is also found only on the more recent cards. For a list of nVidia cards which support H.265 encoding visit here: https://developer.nvidia.com/video-encode-decode-gpu-support-matrix
The latest card do necessarily support the most modes – even cards like the 1060, which is quite recent, do not support encoding to B frames, just I & P. Does IBP is more efficient so should be better for smaller files. As long as you don’t set the bit rate too low then just I & P frames should still give you very good quality. This is not an EDIUS limitation, but a limitation of the nVidia cards, and all editing programs will have the same limitations.