Sure I have heard something about it - and I have also received a press version from the German distributor, but have not found the time to test it yet.
What are the major news:
- the major news is that Edius has become now a 64bit application. That is great for the future, since Edius 6.5x was still a 32 bit app
- the second, maybe more import news is that Edius starts now to support 3rd party hardware really! That is really great, since the Blackmagic hardware, beginning with the cheap Intensity Pro and running up to the Decklink 4K are supported both as input BUT also as OUTPUT unit. Given the fact that the Blackmagic hardware offers up to 4K (Decklink 4K) but also 3D gives us another great - and cheaper - hardware for editing compared with the Grass Valley hardware. And as far as I know, there is no 4K output hardware from GV here now.
Beside that, there are some minor changes - but not really much.
There has been the discussion if Edius 7 will bring now a higher performance, compared with Edius 6.5. Maybe, maybe not. Experience of different people seems to differe here. From the point that a 64bit application has the potential to come up with a higher performance it can be interesting.
Plug-ins must be renewed again, as far as I understood that.
All together Edius 7 is an interesting step in the future. Here one can beginn to think about the future 4K editing - we will see the emergence of "cheap" 4K displays at the end of the year maybe.
I think there will not be a lot of new 3D features - beside the point that 4K could bring also another push of 3D maybe. But the 3D capabilities of 6.5x are great yet too - the major drawback is the missing MVC-encoder, but here I assume that we will not see something new in Edius 7. But I have not tested the version yet - but it sounds very interesting for me since it is the next step in the evolution of HD to 4K. And the better hardwaresupport is something that is great today - I have an older Intensity Pro here, and to use that for the preview can be intersting too (in my case even today for 1080 50i/720 50p),