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Fairlight’s Picture Key Technology Brings Tactile Control to Grass Valley’s EDIUS 8 Video Editing Software

Fairlight.AU Pty Ltd and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, have collaborated on the development of two different hardware control surfaces that bring tactile control to Grass Valley’s EDIUS 8.1 video editing software.
The collaboration combines Fairlight’s proven expertise in designing and manufacturing dedicated hardware controllers, with integrated control surfaces, for the post-production industry with Grass Valley’s experience in providing enterprise level video production solutions, which are used by major broadcasters worldwide.
By working together, the two companies have succeeded in incorporating Fairlight’s new PYXIS video editing and mixing controllers into the EDIUS 8.1 platform, thus enabling editors to produce more content, faster and more efficiently.
The incorporation of Fairlight’s Picture Key technology allows users to customise the control surface layout with their preferred editing functions. The Picture Keys change label and function instantly, repurposing the control surface to the task at hand.
EDIUS 8.1 offers support for more formats and more resolutions than any other editing solution, delivering real-time editing of all popular SD/HD and 4K formats with no rendering required. EDIUS 8, which boasts Windows 10 support, includes a new GV browser tool to manage video, audio and still image content on the host PC prior to importing into EDIUS for editing. Fairlight’s PYXIS controllers are the perfect complement to EDIUS because they speed up workflow for video editors operating in high-throughput TV post production environments.
“Fairlight’s innovative solutions have evolved to include collaborative efforts with key technology partners,” says Fairlight’s CEO Philip Belcher. “We are delighted to have developed, in collaboration with Grass Valley, the PYXIS for EDIUS controllers. These advanced, tactile editing and mixing controllers use Fairlight’s patented Picture Key Technology to deliver an ultra-ergonomic and highly efficient working environment.”
The PYXIS for EDIUS controllers come in two models, PYXIS.Edit and PYXIS.Mix. PYXIS.Edit delivers unlimited functional scope, fewer keystrokes and less hand movement, all while keeping the operator fully aware of the currently available commands. The advanced control of editing functions is augmented with a high-resolution jog wheel for zooming and transport control.
The PYXIS.Edit controllers can be extended with up to 10 faders by adding a PYXIS.MIX fader sidecar. Each PYXIS.Mix adds five channels, each with a touch-sensitive pan pot, motorised fader, writing strip with metering along with solo, mute and gang buttons.
“We’re excited to collaborate with Fairlight on this customized hardware control surface for EDIUS,” said Mike Cronk, senior vice president of strategic marketing, Grass Valley. “Anytime we can help EDIUS users maximize efficiency in their post-production workflow, it’s a win.”
Fairlight and Grass Valley will be showing the new PYXIS for EDIUS controllers at their respective booths at NAB 2016 – N6019 for Fairlight and SL106 for Grass Valley.
 source @videomageu

Grass Valley: European Debut of the New Future-Ready Grass Valley

Grass Valley will make its European debut at IBC 2014, (September 12-16 at RAI, Amsterdam), exhibiting in Hall 1, Stand D11. The company will demonstrate how it is leading broadcasters and media companies through the challenges they face today, and will face tomorrow, with fully integrated, Future-Ready solutions, services and support. The new Grass Valley officially launched in April 2014 as a result of Belden Inc.’s investment of more than $1 billion in the broadcast market over the past two years, including the acquisitions, and subsequent merger, of Miranda and Grass Valley.

Grass Valley will show how it is continuing to work closely with its broadcaster, content owner, service provider and media customers, helping to address their needs with Future-Ready solutions that enable them to:
●    Create, automate and deliver content across multiple platforms to a growing number of connected devices
●    Open up new revenue opportunities and create efficiencies with IP, cloud-enabled and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions
●    Increase the quality of their content with higher frame-rate support and efficient delivery of UHDTV/4K and beyond

“By doing business with the new Grass Valley, our customers will benefit from the combined pedigree of Grass Valley and Miranda with a level of shared knowledge, experience and market insight that’s truly unrivaled in the industry,” said Marco Lopez, president, Grass Valley. “Broadcasters will be Future-Ready because of our ability to understand and anticipate their needs and provide game-changing solutions that keep their businesses on the competitive edge. At IBC, the stability and influence of Belden—a proven, strategic presence in the broadcast space—enables us to scale and invest in innovation while also providing a level of support to the market that can’t be matched.”

Visitors to Grass Valley’s IBC booth will be able to see and experience live demonstrations of the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of workflow solutions and services. A number of new solutions will be demonstrated for the first time to the EMEA market including:

LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) camera with the K2 Dyno Replay System — The advanced technology of the LDX XS teamed with K2 Dyno provides uncompromised performance and storytelling ability. The LDX XS cameras will be demonstrated in tandem with the K2 Dyno, which now includes the AnySpeed dynamic playback algorithm for smooth playback at any speed from zero to 200 percent and all speed transitions for 1X/3X/6X ultra slow-motion playout. This unique combination dramatically expands the ability of replay operators to deliver compelling live sports coverage with crisp imagery for instant replays and highlight packages.

NVISION IP 8500 Gateway — These input/output cards for the NVISION 8500 hybrid router series are a major step forward for broadcasters as they look to transition their facilities from SDI to IP infrastructures. The cards convert and packetize real-time, uncompressed, baseband video to fit a single IP stream and support frame accurate switching for use in live production environments.

GV STRATUS Playout — A revolutionary, cloud-enabled Software as a Service (SaaS) playout technology that combines the efficiency and flexibility of true cloud computing with the performance and rock solid reliability of a solid-state playout server on a single card.

Grass Valley will be exhibiting in Hall 1, Stand D11


Grass Valley Announces EDIUS 7.3 with Advanced Features

Grass Valley today announces version 7.3 of its widely used EDIUS Pro and Elite multiformat nonlinear editing software. This new version boasts a host of new features to amplify productivity throughout the entire post production workflow, including I/O support for the Matrox MXO2 LE, MXO2 Rack, Mojito MAX and MXO2 Mini editing devices.

New features include multi-channel audio monitoring for clip preview, SONY XAVC format export, lower bit-rate audio support for MP4 output, AAF exchange with DaVinci Resolve and audio monitoring while capturing with third-party I/O hardware. The ability to support Matrox expands the software’s capabilities even further. Matrox MXO2 editing devices are versatile I/O products that are used in various places including laptop and desktop computers, studios, OB vans and on set. They can connect to the editing computer via PCIe or ExpressCard/34 adapters.

“We are excited to be able to give EDIUS users a new option in hardware platforms,” said Wayne Andrews, product manager for Matrox Video. “Now with support for Matrox hardware from Grass Valley, EDIUS users have the perfect cost-effective ingest, monitoring and delivery devices for their SD and HD workflows.”

Additional new features of EDIUS 7.3 include:

    • Multi-channel audio monitoring in the preview window


    • Audio level adjustment with preview


    • 96kHz/192kHz audio support


    • The ability to apply the Layouter as a separate (transform) filter


    • SONY XAVC S file export ability


    • SONY PMW-1000 export ability


    • XAVC S timecode support (AS100V)


    • Panasonic AVC-Ultra additional format support (AJ-PX5000)


    • Panasonic LUMIX GH4 4K file support


  • After Effects plug-in Bridge update (with support for Sapphire presets)

“EDIUS 7.3 offers even broader capabilities and improved functionality to meet the growing market demand for more versatile editing software,” commented Mike Cronk, vice president of strategic marketing, Grass Valley. “And with the added support for Matrox I/O, this really extends our reach in providing our EDIUS customers a choice in which hardware platform they choose to work with.”

EDIUS 7.3 is now available for download by registered users on the Grass Valley website. EDIUS Pro will automatically detect the update and inform users of its availability. EDIUS Elite will require manual updates.