(Marlborough MA – November 17, 2006) A year after purchasing the Media 100 products, the Boris FX company has quickly churned out two feature filled releases, establishing an attractive upgrade path for existing Media 100 users. Known for their value and ease of use, the Media 100 engineering team has ensured that existing customers can continue to leverage the power of their Media 100 systems with the latest post and broadcast technologies. With an emphasis on application integration and format support, the new Media 100 version 11 product line delivers industrial strength HD and SD editing capabilities with comprehensive file format support.
"Media 100 has an incredibly loyal customer base and they are thrilled to see us roll out releases that add value to their investment and productivity to their workflow," comments Rob Newman, product manager, Media 100. "Features and functionality such as support for Panasonic P2 formats, Apple Final Cut Pro native files and Firewire have existing users quickly gravitating to the version 11 systems."
The Media 100 version 11 product line was unveiled at NAB 2006. Since then, Media 100 version 11 and 11.5 have shipped delivering a slew of new features and functionality as well as a brand new fully functioning software only version – Media 100 Producer – for mobile DV editing.
Velocite Masters High Profile Entertainment with new Media 100 version 11 system
A Media 100 post house with offices in Sydney and Shanghai, Velocite owner John Buck is an MTV award winner and a Media 100 user since 1994.
The new Media 100 version 11 systems were put to the test on an Australian contemporary (television) program called "Backstage Pass" for the Nine Network. This popular program airs interviews with iconic entertainers such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chris Isaak. The post production requires editing a wide range of formats; material from location tapes to record company clips to DV. All in different formats, all in different aspect ratios but all needing to be scaled for 16:9 mastering and delivered every Friday morning for Saturday broadcast. "Not only do we cut and deliver the "Backstage Pass" program to Channel Nine, we simultaneously re-master it in 4:3 for the Qantas Airways in-flight entertainment system," says Lance Trimington, Media 100 editor, Velocite. "Because the Media 100 system is designed for fast editing, we are able to quickly output and re-master the show. The new version 11 systems streamline the entire editing and delivery process – making it fast, fast, fast!"
Documentary Producer Sammy Jackson Puts Media 100 Version 11 in the Mix
Twenty-year documentary producer/director Sammy Jackson is embarking on a 13-part series for the History Channel called "Hero Ships". Known for critically acclaimed works such as "The Rape of Nanking", "Vietnam: Homecoming" and "The Day The Towers Fell", Jackson has specifically redesigned his post facility to deliver this high-profile program. The series will incorporate 5 editors working with both Media 100 version 11 and Apple Final Cut Pros over the course of 8 months of editorial that involves hundreds of hours of archival and original footage. "Several of our editors are simply more productive on the Media 100 system. Adding the fact that Media 100 system offers native file support for FCP files really optimizes the workflow and ergonomics of our post process," comments Sammy Jackson, producer and director, "Simply put, this system provides us with a platform that incorporates all the visual/creative elements we loved in Media 100 with the ability to work in a mixed application environment on long format programs such as "Hero Ships".
Sammy Jackson is a multiple award winning producer/director of documentaries. "Hero Ships" is currently in production and scheduled to air in October of 2007.
KVIE moves up to Media 100 Version 11
"From the very beginning Media 100 has always had superior picture quality," comments Jim Calahan, Media 100 editor and KVIE post production manager. "Combine this with the ability to mix formats in the timeline and ease-of-use and you have one powerful solution for quickly preparing broadcast quality programs." Six Media 100 systems enable the KVIE postproduction team to create public television documentaries and news oriented magazine programs for local and national audiences. The nature of their programs requires the Media 100 version 11 systems to handle mixed formats as well as 4:3 to 16:9 conversions and they do so with ease. Striving for a file-based workflow, Media 100 version 11.5 adds to its powerful editing infrastructure important tapeless features. "We are looking forward to continued releases and completing our transition to a completely file-based workflow," comments Calahan.
Jim Calahan is a 30 year veteran of the broadcast industry. KVIE is based in Sacramento CA covering the Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto markets.
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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 Suite, HDe, SDe and software only editing solutions; Media 100 Producer and Producer Suite. For more information, visit www.media100.com