Fairlight and Grass Valley collaborate
Fairlight and Grass Valley have collaborated on the development of two different hardware control surfaces, bringing tactile control to Grass Valley’s Edius 8.1 video editing software by incorporating Fairlight’s Pyxis video editing and mixing controllers. The incorporation of the Australian manufacturer’s Picture Key technology allows customisation of the control surface layout with its preferred editing functions. The Picture Keys change label and function instantly, repurposing the control surface to the task at hand.
Edius 8.1 reportedly delivers real-time editing of all popular SD/HD and 4K formats with no rendering required. Whilst incorporating Windows 10 support, Edius 8 includes a new GV browser tool to manage video, audio and still image content on the host PC prior to importing into Edius for editing. Fairlight’s Pyxis controllers complement Edius by speeding up the workflow for video editors operating in high-throughput TV postproduction environments.
The Pyxis for Edius controllers come in two models. Pyxis.Edit claims to deliver unlimited functional scope, fewer keystrokes and less hand movement, whilst keeping the operator aware of the currently available commands. The advanced control of editing functions is augmented with a high-resolution jog wheel for zooming and transport control.
The Pyxis.Edit controllers can be extended with up to 10 faders by adding a Pyxis.Mix fader sidecar. Each Pyxis.Mix adds five channels, each with a touch-sensitive pan pot, motorised fader, writing strip with metering along with solo, mute and gang buttons.