Grass Valley said it will preview Edius 9 and Stratus 6.0 at IBC 2017, introducing new features geared toward virtualized cloud-based installations, improved HDR support, and social media management features for newsrooms.

Large facilities will soon be able to purchase what the company calls “cloud-ready” floating license packages for the Edius 9 NLE that will allow them to run Edius software on multiple systems until reaching their licensed limit, and then add more licenses on an as-needed basis. Grass Valley said the terms were designed to allow Edius 9 to be run in a virtualized environment on major cloud platforms.

Also coming up in the next version of Edius are HDR features including the ability to edit HDR and SDR material in the same project and set the results for output in either color space for broadcast and/or online distribution. Anyone who purchases Edius 8 after September 1 will get a free v9 upgrade.

Production and content management system GV Stratus 6.0, meanwhile, is getting a new web client and support for an I/O appliance that makes it easier to use Stratus in a virtualized environment. New social media management tools will help users publish, monitor, track and delete stories on platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, Grass Valley said, as well as to track trending stories in real time in a single desktop window.

The new Stratus will also support the company’s XRE transcoder, with a new social media uploader for incorporating user-generated content in productions.

Again with an eye on virtualized environments, the company stressed that Stratus can use off-the-shelf storage and function as a commodity IT-based installation.

Grass Valley’s new products will be demoed in booth 1.D11 at IBC.

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