Nonlinear Editing Software


From Grass Valley comes - EDIUS Workgroup 8 - a nonlinear editing software program that can allow you to edit video in a variety of formats, including 4K.
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From Grass Valley comes - EDIUS Workgroup 8 - a nonlinear editing software program that can allow you to edit video in a variety of formats, including 4K. This means more formats and more resolutions in real time are available for the ability to Edit Anything, Anywhere, whether as a standalone user in the field or within network connected production infrastructures. EDIUS Workgroup 8 is a finishing tool for broadcast news, news magazine content and studio programs, as well as organizational, documentary and 4K theatrical productions. With more creative options and real-time, no-render editing of all popular SD, HD and even 4K formats, EDIUS Workgroup 8 is THE most versatile and fastest nonlinear editing software available.

With more formats at your control, this leads to better workflows in your operation as EDIUS Workgroup 8 includes native support for all commonly used file formats, including Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2 and Canon XF and EOS movie formats. For post-production work you can use Grass Valley’s high performance intermediate 10-bit codec, HQX, or the Avid DNxHD codec.

For assured performance and reliability, Grass Valley designs and manufactures a range of editing hardware. With the introduction of EDIUS 8, all software/hardware bundles have been discontinued to provide complete flexibility for Grass Valley resellers and customers. Hardware I/O includes:

STORM 3G Elite:

  • Form Factor: External* 
  • Input/Output: HD-SDI I/O + HDMI I/O + Analog I/O + RS-422


  • Form Factor: Internal
  • Input/Output: HD-SDI I/O + HDMI out + RS-422

STORM Mobile:

  • Form Factor: External*
  • Input/Output: HDMI I/O + Analog I/O


  • Form Factor: Internal
  • Input/Output: HD-SDI I/O + HDMI output

NOTE: *Select either desktop (P Cle) or laptop (ExpressCard/34) connection.

In addition EDIUS Pro 8 supports I/O hardware from the following third-party vendors:

  • Blackmagic Design:
    • PCI Express: DeckLink SDI, DeckLink Studio 2, DeckLink SDI 4K, DeckLink Studio 4K, DeckLink 4K Extreme
    • USB 3.0: Intensity Shuttle, UtraStudio SDI,  UltraStudio Pro
    • Thunderbolt: Intensity Shuttle, Intensity Extreme, UltraStudio Mini Monitor/Recorder, UltraStudio Express, UltraStudio 4K

Note: RS-422 control and 4K 50p/60p not supported with listed Blackmagic Design hardware.

  • Matrox:
    • MXO2 LE, MXO2 mini, MXO2, MXO2 Rack, Mojito MAX

Note: Windows 7 support only (Matrox 7.7.2 driver). Windows 8/10 not currently supported.

  • AJA Video Systems:
    • KONA 4, KONA 3G, KONA LHi (all output only)

Note: 4K 50p/60p not supported with listed AJA KONA hardware.

Grass Valley EDIUS Workgroup 8 Features:

  • Interoperability with GV STRATUS (requires GV STRATUS Connect option):
    • Launch from GV STRATUS settings, or independently
    • Export different formats to different destinations within the GV STRATUS environment
  • K2 Clip/K2 Program import/export (requires K2 Connect option):
    • K2 Clip capture
    • Capture and edit a growing file on K2
    • K2 4K CMF import (beta)
  • Superior 4K workflow, including support for Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink 4K Extreme, Ultra Studio 4K, AJA KONA 3G (preview only) and EDL or AAF import/export with Grass Valley HQX with DaVinci Resolve 11
  • Supports third-party I/O hardware from Blackmagic Design, Matrox and AJA
  • Edit media files with different resolutions — from 24x24 to 4Kx2K
  • Real-time conversion of frame rates on the same timeline delivers more efficient editing into the hands of editors
  • Fast, flexible user interface, including unlimited video, audio, title and graphics tracks
  • Support for the latest file formats — Sony XVAC (Intra/Long GOP)/XVAC S, Panasonic AVC-Ultra/AVC-Intra 4K 422 (import only) and Canon 1D C M-JPEG/4K MXF
  • Work natively with many different video formats, such as Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2, Ikegami GF, RED, Canon XF format and EOS movie format
  • Fastest AVCHD editing on the market (up to 3+ streams in real time)
  • Multicam editing of up to 16 different sources simultaneously, with video output support
  • Improved MPEG encoder speed and quality
  • Improved H.264/AVC decoder
  • Accelerated 4K H.264 playback
  • Optimized for fourth-generation Intel Core i architecture
  • New GUI design for faster workflows
  • 64-bit native processing with maximum memory access for streamlined real-time editing
  • Proxy mode workflow for legacy computers helps extend their usability and increase ROI
  • Supports Intel Quick Sync Video for extremely fast export and Blu-ray Disc burning
  • Fast handling of large quantities of still image files (JPG, TGA, DPX and others)
  • OFX support for Boris Continuum Complete, HitFilm and Sapphire plug-ins
  • Ability to save a current project as a template in order to re-use preferred track settings, screen layout etc.
  • 3D stereoscopic editing
  • Built-in loudness meter
  • Built-in image stabilization
  • Direct to Blu-ray Disc and DVD timeline export
  • Native DNxHD import/export
  • AAF workflow with Avid Media Composer
  • Dolby Digital Professional/Plus import/export
  • EDIUS Workgroup includes a Dolby consumer license as standard, which is applicable to corporate and consumer use of Dolby audio. For use in broadcast applications, the Dolby Professional/Plus license is available as an option for EDIUS Workgroup
  • The K2 Connect option (purchased separately) supports K2 Central TX, andan improved 4K workflow – the ability to edit growing 4K files and to be ableto export 4K CMF files back to the K2 server

Grass Valley EDIUS Workgroup 8 Specifications:

  • Minimum System Requirements (standalone):
    • (Updated for software version 8.1, scheduled for release October 2015)
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit (Service Pack 1 or later), Windows 8/8.1/10 64-bit
    • CPU: Any Intel Core 2 or Core iX CPU. Intel or AMD single core CPU with a 3 GHz processor speed or faster (multiple CPUs and/or multicore CPUs are recommended). SSSE3 (Supplementary SSE3) instruction set support required.
  • Memory:
    • 2 GB RAM minimum (4 GB or more recommended)
    • Requirements for RAM and video memory vary depending on the project format.
    • For SD/HD projects: 4 GB or more RAM recommended.
    • For 4K projects: 16 GB or more RAM recommended
  • Maximum amount of RAM is based on the physical memory limits of each OS:
    • Windows 10, Enterprise and Pro, 64-bit: 512 GB
    • Windows 8/8.1, Enterprise and Pro, 64-bit: 512 GB
    • Windows 8/8.1, 64-bit: 128 GB
    • Windows 7, Ultimate, Enterprise, and Professional, 64-bit: 192 GB
    • Windows 7, Home Premium, 64-bit: 16 GB (not recommended for complex 4K projects)
    • Windows 7, Home Basic, 64-bit: 8 GB (not recommended for projects with more than HD resolution)
  • Graphics Card:
    • Supporting higher resolution than 1024x768 32-bit. Direct3D 9.0c or later and PixelShader Model 3.0 or later is required
    • Requirements for video memory size when using GPUfx will vary depending on the project format. For 10-bit SD projects: 1 GB or more recommended, for HD/4K projects 2 GB or more recommended

Note: Requirements for video memory vary depending on the project format.

  • Hard Disk:
    • 6 GB of hard disk space is required for installation
    • Drive with SATA/7,200 RPM or faster is required for video storage:
    • Available hard drive disc space should be twice the size of the file to be edited
    • RAID-0 is recommended for HD and above resolution editing
  • Hardware Support:
    • EDIUS 8 supports the following Grass Valley hardware:
    • STORM 3G Elite
    • STORM 3G
    • STORM Pro
    • STORM Mobile
    • HDSPARK Pro
  • Optical Drive:
    • Blu-ray Disc writer is required when creating Blu-ray Discs
    • DVD-R/RW or DVD+R/RW drive is required when creating DVDs
  • Sound Card:
    • Sound card with WDM driver support is required.
  • Network:
    • Internet connection required for software license activation; thereafter Internet connection is required once per month to maintain usage.
    • Service and Support
    • 90-day limited warranty.

Note: External video decks/cameras may require a USB 2.0 port for connectivity.


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