Setup and Support
This version of EDIUS is really easy to setup. It comes with a CD, which is especially nice. This way, if you get a new computer, or if your computer crashes, you can easily reinstall the software. It also has a USB key for security. The program won’t install without this key, ensuring that others can’t illegally use it.
It only took a few minutes to install the program, and an added bonus is that I didn't need to restart my computer once the installation was done. I could immediately open and start editing my files as soon as the program was fully installed.
The motto of this program is “Edit Anything," and it really does have the capability to do just that. It supports formats that many other programs don’t, including:
- DVCPro HD
- XDCAME EX
- AVC-Intra Canon XF
- Ikegami GFCam
- EOS movies
- 10 bit 2K and 4K/RED
For example, if you use a Canon Camcorder, you can convert the Canon video into AVCHD - typically without performing any extra steps. The only issue encountered was with converting 24p int AVCHD. While the program can still do it, you will have to perform a few extra steps to do the conversion. The DVD generator is a little slow and awkward, but it works well with either PAL or NTSC.