Media 100 To Ship Mac HD Version This Fall

Media 100 has announced the upcoming release of Version 10 of Media 100 HD(High-Definition). Media 100 HD is a utility designed for professional editing environments. The upcoming release features support for G5 systems running OS X, and also includes numerous performance enhancements most notably support for HD native content. According to Media 100:

Media 100, a unit of Optibase (NASDAQ:OBAS), and a leading provider of advanced media systems, today announced new Version 10 software planned for its initial release of Media 100 HD.  Based on direct user feedback from Media 100’s extensive installed base, Version 10 is Media 100’s biggest Mac-based software release in its history and advances Media 100 HD with many high-value features including:

  • An extensible timeline featuring up to 99 video tracks
  • Accurate, intuitive, real-time RGB color correction
  • Software codec with support for full motion alpha channels
  • Advanced RGB, YUV, HSL real-time keyer with softness and offset controls

Media 100 HD, first previewed at NAB2003 and formally announced at the end of 2003, features real-time 8- and 10-bit uncompressed and compressed native HD and SD editing.  The system also integrates full support for Media 100 i offline formats, allowing the capture of HD content as SD offline-quality media at as little as 5 KB per frame, a first for native HD editing solutions.  Resulting SD offline programs can be automatically conformed at full uncompressed HD resolution.  Supporting both digital and analog video I/O, Media 100 HD is the first integrated solution that bridges the gap between an HD future and a Betacam past. 

“We know that the future of Media 100’s activity is dependent on our ability to listen and respond to the needs of our customers,” said Mike Savello, Media 100 vice president of sales and marketing.  “Based on feedback from Media 100 customers at NAB and elsewhere, this new Version 10 feature set is a direct answer to their input.  With support for multiple tracks of video, new color correction capabilities, motion alpha mattes, and an advanced keyer, this new release allows our customers to realize the full benefits of our powerful OS X architecture.”

You can find more information about the upcoming Media 100 HD release at the Media 100 Web site. Media 100 is expected to ship this fall starting at US$12,000.00 included within a G5 workstation.