Grass Valley said Edius 8.1, due in October, will get its first public showing at the company's IBC exhibit.

New features include support for Windows 10, OpenFX support for Boris Continuum Complete, HitFilm and GenArts Sapphire plug-ins, and the ability to handle more layers of DNxHD and ProRes in real time.

The browser has been improved with the ability to relink clips that have gone offline and to export quick thumbnail snapshots, as well as support for Red footage. Various tweaks have been made to the interface, and Edius 8.1 will now allow users to save a current project as a template.

Features for Edius Workgroup include new editing and mixing controllers for Fairlight's Pyxis video recorders and the ability to edit a "growing" 4K file on a K2 server.

"By designing two different software packages, Edius Pro for production professionals and Edius Workgroup for news and sports broadcasters, we're able to tailor the product to meet our customers' needs and empower them with real-time workflows in all mainstream formats and resolutions," said GV Senior VP of Strategic Marketing Mike Cronk. "With little or no rendering required, editors can produce more content faster and more efficiently."

Edius 8.1 will be available as a free upgrade for all users of Edius 8 in October, Grass Valley said.