Media 100 Announces Version 11.5
NewsVersion 11.5 adds Firewire I/O and tapeless workflows with Panasonic P2 supportLast Updated: September 9, 2006 7:14 pm GMT
(Amsterdam, The Netherlands – September 9, 2006) Media 100, a leading provider of advanced editing systems for the corporate, broadcast, postproduction, and multi-media industries, today announced Media 100 version 11.5. The new Media 100 release will be demonstrated at the IBC 2006 convention held in Amsterdam from September 8 – 12 (stand number 7.831).
“Media 100 11.5 serves as the nexus for existing Media 100 customers. The support of Firewire I/O and the Panasonic P2 format enables existing customers to incorporate the latest digital capture and output technologies; streamlining their workflows and continuing to realize a return on their investment,” Said Boris Yamnitsky, president, Media 100.
Highlights of the 11.5 point release include;
- Support for FireWire I/O
Utilizing Pure DV, users have the ability to capture to DV or any supported Media 100 codec and then output to native DV in real-time - a unique benefit to Media 100 version 11 systems.
- Support for Panasonic P2 Format
Real-time acquisition of Panasonic P2 material gives Media 100 users yet another format to work with natively.
- Embedded SDI Audio
Existing HDx Media 100 users can streamline the audio capture process and acquire embedded SDI audio in standard definition.
- Software Only Model – Media 100 Producer and Media 100 Producer Suite
Media 100 Producer and Media 100 Producer Suite are full-featured software-only models that offer users a mobile and scalable editing environment as well as FireWire and Panasonic P2 I/O capabilities.
“Ideal for “in the field” or “mobile” editing, editors using the Media 100 Producer models can shoot using their Panasonic P2 camera and immediately begin editing – they can even offload the media and continue to use their Panasonic P2 card. This new software only option will be of tremendous value and time savings for our customers,” said Rob Newman, product manager, Media 100.
The New Media 100 Family of Products
Shipping since June 2006, the new Media 100 version 11 product line offers 10-bit uncompressed HD and SD editing capabilities, support for broadcast-quality format conversions, and increased system performance leveraging Mac OS X® and AJA Video OEM solutions. The version 11 systems also represent the first step towards native integration with the Boris FX product line, bringing the world-class compositing and effects technology seamlessly within the Media 100 interface.
- Media 100 HD Suite
Media 100 HD Suite is the SD and HD non-linear editing workhorse. The flexible editing environment combined with superior 3D compositing, titling and effects creation capabilities enables editors to realize complex compositions with stunning image quality. Highlights of the Media 100 HD Suite include: dual stream HD playback at uncompressed rates, high-quality keyers, color correctors, real-time effects creation and extensive codec support. Best-of-breed conversion technology - HD to HD, HD to SD, and SD to HD - simplifies and accelerates complex workflows.
- Media 100 HDe
Media 100 HDe delivers SD and HD editing and effects creation capabilities with the same supercharged performance of the HD Suite. Media 100 HDe editors can mix formats in the timeline, downcovert HD to SD during capture, or output and monitor HD downconverts to 4:3 while editing. The integrated effects suite provides a robust toolset for compositing and effects creation seamlessly within the Media 100 editing environment.
- Media 100 SDe
The Media 100 SDe solution lets editors, event videographers, and corporate video producers edit productively now, without closing the door on future expansion into HD. The flexible user interface is appropriate for any level of user experience. This system is easily upgradeable and features a modular design so users can add features as needs develop. Media 100 i users can easily bring their existing projects and media to the Media 100 SDe system.
- Media 100 Producer and Producer Suite – Software Only Editing
Ideal for mobile editing, Media 100 Producer and Producer Suite offer the full range of Media 100 features within the user-friendly Media 100 interface. Cross compatibility with version 11 systems ensures that workflows are fully optimized.
With the Media 100 Producer software-only models, users can record via Firewire or Panasonic P2 and create projects in the field then offload to their HD suite for HD up-conversion or faster processing of projects such as DVD creations. Media 100 Producer incorporates the same feature set as version 11 systems. Media 100 Producer Suite adds the newly released industry-standard 2D/3D compositing and effects creation application Boris Red 4.0.
For more information about Media 100 products, please visit the web site at http://www.media100.com
About Media 100
Media 100, a division of Boris FX, is a leading provider of advanced editing systems for the corporate, broadcast, post production, and multi-media industries. Featuring the most intuitive and easy-to-learn NLE interface, the company’s product lines include Media 100 HD, a hardware-based HD and SD professional editing solution and Media 100 sw, a software-based companion to existing Media 100 systems, built on the familiar Media 100 interface. For more information, visit http://www.media100.com