The FIRECODER Blu with EDIUS 5 Software from Grass Valley is a bundled solution that combines several Grass Valley products in a single, integrated package. This kit features the FIRECODER Blu PCI Express Video Encoder Accelerator and EDIUS 5 Non-Linear Video Editing Software.
FIRECODER Blu is a hardware video compression board. The card can encode HD video at up to 60fps and SD video at up to 150fps. It supports direct writing to Blu-ray disc, making it a great choice for HD video compression and delivery.
EDIUS is a full-featured software suite that offers an array of filters, keyers, and transitions to let you refine and enhance video projects without the need for rendering. The software directly supports OHCI FireWire, as well as Grass Valley's range of real-time editing hardware cards for accelerated editing and connectivity.
- It encodes H.264, MPEG-4 AVC, and MPEG-2 video for Blu-ray and DVD delivery.
- 1080i and 720p resolutions are supported
- Frame Rates
- 59.94i, 50i, and 23.98p frame rates are supported
- HD Editing
- EDIUS allows you to edit DV content in HD resolution using automatic, real-time upscale-conversion from SD to HD. This allows you to render graphics and effects in HD, improving their quality when down-converted for SD output. You can even export HDV content to hard disks or DVD-R without the need for an expensive HDV camera or deck.
- Mixed Format Timeline
- The software supports a mixed format timeline that lets you work with work with multiple video formats in real time. This lets you mix HD and SD resolutions, aspect ratios and frame rates without the hassle of constant rendering. You'll even be able to playback DV output of effects, keyers, transitions and titles in real time while you edit.
- High Quality Codec
- EDIUS is built around the Canopus HQ Codec. This has been designed in conjunction with Scalable Technology to deliver high image quality and performance for HD video. It provides superlative Luma and Chroma sampling and adjustable bitrates when encoding.
- Professional Format Support
- EDIUS offers support for a variety of professional video formats from Panasonic and Sony. These formats include DVCPRO 50, P2, GFCAM, XDCAM, and XDCAM EX.
- Bundled Software
- In addition to the EDIUS editing application, several bundled applications are included with the suite. These include NewBlue video filters, ProDAD video effects and image stabilization, iZotope VST, Corel DVD and Blu-ray authoring, Inscriber titling, and stock footage by Artbeats.