Grass Valley™ will begin shipping its highly anticipated option for the EDIUS® Neo 2 NLE software, the EDIUS Neo 2 Booster, to customers worldwide. The EDIUS Neo 2 Booster allows for real-time, native editing of AVCHD video under Windows XP, Vista, and now Windows 7.
Native AVCHD files have previously been difficult to edit with NLE software, due to the high compression of the video, and often required dedicated hardware solutions. The new EDIUS Neo 2 Booster allows for smooth, full-frame editing of native AVCHD video in software only, courtesy of a newly-developed AVCHD codec engine that can process more than 3 real-time streams simultaneously with EDIUS Neo 2 (tested with an Intel Core i7 CPU system).
Full-screen, real-time playback of AVCHD video on external HD screens can also be achieved when using the Grass Valley HDSPARK™, both in file preview as well as when editing projects.
The EDIUS Neo 2 Booster makes real-time AVCHD editing an affordable reality and enhances Grass Valley’s commitment to the real-time “anything in – anything out” editing platform.
The EDIUS Neo 2 Booster is compatible with Windows XP, Vista (32-bit/64-bit) as well as 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the new Windows 7 Operating System.
Pricing and availability
The new Grass Valley EDIUS Neo 2 Booster will be available in November 2009 with a list price of $229 including a full copy of EDIUS Neo 2. It is also available as an update for existing users of EDIUS Neo 2 for $49.