updated 08:25 am EST, Tue December 14, 2004
Media 100 HD for Mac
Optibase's Media 100 today released , a solution for 10-bit uncompressed SD and HD video that allows editors to mix both types of SD and HD content in the same programs. The company says that the new system is the only system in its price class that supports a single timeline for both SD and HD media, 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio media, uncompressed and compressed media, digital analog video, and real-time mixing--without rendering--of a variety of codecs, including M-JPEG, DV, Animation, and other QuickTime codecs. In addition, Media 100 HD is shipping with all-new Media 100 Version 10 software, the company's "biggest" Mac-based release.
Version 10 of its new software features 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, aaccurate real-time RGB color correction, and advanced RGB, YUV, HSL real-time keyer with softness and offset controls.
Media 100 says that system requires a dual-2GHz Power Mac G5 or faster with 1GB of RAM as well as a Keyspan USB to Serial Adapter (for machine control). The company warns against using the high-end ATI Radeon 9800 XT or NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL for HD-native editing because the size of the GPUs block the adajacent PCI or PXI-X slots.