Canopus has announced that Edius 2.5, the latest version of its nonlinear editing application, will be available as free upgrade by the end of June, and includes a host of new features to improve workflow and productivity, and now includes Inscriber TitleMotion Pro.

New features include the ability to select and move multiple clips, apply filters and transitions to any number of clips simultaneously and merge Edius 2.5 projects together. The latest version also includes a new cropping, scaling and repositioning tool for real-time aspect ratio conversions.

Edius 2.5 incorporates Inscriber TitleMotion Pro for adding text, graphics and effects where version 2.0 has the non-Pro version. Another new application is included to allow editors to reconfigure keyboard commands to add familiar shortcuts. Editors will also be able to import Imaginate 2.0 projects into Edius 2.5.

The full version of Edius 2.5 will be available in July at a suggested retail price of £349 plus VAT.