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Media 100 Releases Media 100 HD Editing System for the Mac (20/12/2004)

Unique 10-Bit Editing System Enables Mixing of HD and SD Formats, 4:3 and 16:9 Aspect Ratios, and Uncompressed and Compressed Data - All in the Same Timeline

Media 100, a unit of Optibase (NASDAQ:OBAS) and a leading provider of advanced media systems, today released the highly anticipated Media 100 HD for the Mac. The 10-bit uncompressed SD and HD editing system is the first cost-effective solution that deals with the reality that, for the next few years, editors will need to work in both SD and HD and even mix SD and HD content in the same programs. It is the only system in its price category that enables:

* Mixing SD and HD media in the same timeline; * Mixing 4:3 and 16:9 aspect-ratio media in the same timeline; * Mixing uncompressed and compressed media in the same timeline; * Mixing M-JPEG, DV, Animation and other QuickTime codecs in the same timeline - in real time - without lengthy importing or rendering; * Mixing analog and digital video in the same timeline; * Viewing SD and HD output simultaneously - regardless of source material.

In addition, Media 100 HD is shipping with all-new Media 100 Version 10 software, the company's biggest Mac-based release that advances Media 100 HD with many high-value features including:

* An extensible timeline with up to 99 video tracks; * A software codec with support for real-time full motion alpha channels; * Keyframable clip-based opacity controls directly in the timeline; * Accurate, intuitive, real-time RGB colour correction; 8 Advanced RGB, YUV, HSL real-time keyer with softness and offset controls.

Magic Eye, a post house based in Cologne, Germany, was so impressed with the results of their Media 100 HD beta testing that they purchased five new Media 100 HD systems to upgrade the company's existing Media 100 i workflow. "I am really impressed with what Media 100 has brought into Media 100 HD and the new Version 10 software release," said Florian Peters, co-founder of Magic Eye. "The combination will be a great improvement to our overall workflow and will speed up many everyday tasks dramatically, starting with faster rendering of effects in the timeline, using the additional video tracks for multi-cam work, and being able to easily handle HD projects with our workstations."

Availability and Pricing

Media 100 HD is available now for immediate purchase. Pricing for complete Media 100 HD system configurations is available from Media 100's channel of resellers and will depend upon SD and HD editing requirements and the amount of high-speed media storage required. Special customer-loyalty pricing exists for all current Media 100 customers interested in moving to Media 100 HD.

www.media100.com


 
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