updated 01:40 pm EDT, Mon April 4, 2005
Media 100 sw at NAB
Media 100 today announced , a software-only version of the company's Media 100 HD editing system. The product will be distributed at NAB 2005 as a public beta software on CD-ROMs distributed exclusively at the Optibase booth (No. SL343). Media 100 sw brings the popular editing application to wider range of range of markets, including producer/editors, home enthusiasts and students as well as provides a cost-effective companion to customers and facilities using existing Media 100i and Media 100 HD systems. The software package includes a full-functioning editing application, support for all Media 100 codecs, realtime effects, full media and graphics import and export capabilities, a trial version of Boris Graffiti, and more.
The public beta version will be able to play and render all codecs and media formats now currently supported with Media 100 HD, but will not include capture or output capabilities--except access to media captured using Media 100i or Media 100 HD products. The full Media 100 sw will also be able to open any program created on Media 100i, export material as a QuickTime movie and output via a Media 100i system to tape. All existing import and export workflows, including sending to third-party compressors for MPEG2 for DVD or MPEG4 for web, will be supported as they do with the current shipping Media 100 products.
The free public beta Media 100 sw software will distributed April 18-21 exclusively from the Optibase booth during NAB 2005. The CD will contain
an interactive demo of Media 100 HD and an installer for the public beta of
Media 100 sw. The public beta will time out after 90 days, according to the company; however, new versions are expected to be available during the development period. A final version of Media 100 sw, with FireWire deck control and I/O, is expected to be announced later this year. The software will only run Mac OS X 10.3 Panther. [updated]