Media 100 today announced it's shipping all four models of its Media 100i system. Media 100i is a complete editing suite tailored for the Web that provides tools not only for video production and compression, but for interactivity as well.
The system also allows users to author and embed metadata in their files. Users can enter subjects, keywords and other information that will then be linked with clips, allowing for search and retrieval of clips and programs. The functionality of Metadata is dependent upon the format (QuickTime, RealSystem or WindowsMedia).
Media 100i maintains a separate layer of media for graphics information in streaming files. When users create a lower third on their timeline, they can interpret a graphics track as a separate, static layer. This is designed to produce cleaner graphics overlays and more efficient compression.
Media 100i also supports just about every streaming format on the market, including:
Media 100i also includes a battery of real-time tools to optimize and edit audio content. Users can sweeten their audio with three-band, real-time parametric EQ, use real-time audio crossfades, accomplish frame-accurate audio cuts using real-time audio scrubbing, gauge levels with digital metering and mix audio with real-time rubberbanding for both pan and volume level.
The company promises video quality to rival any system on the market "in any price range." At the heart of this quality is Media 100 hardware that processes video in its native YUV color format. This means that video sustains fewer digital conversions on its way from tape to the hard drive.
The i/leDV is geared toward Web site designers, graphic designers and DV producers. It includes DV, S-Video and Composite video and unbalanced (RCA) audio I/Os, four tracks of live audio, more than 50 video effects, chroma and luma key, character generation, QuickTime effects, the Media 100i After Effects plugin, AppleScript automation, 200/240 KB/frame video compression, EventStream implementation and complete support for all streaming formats. It sells for $3,495.
The i/lx includes all the features of i/LEdv, plus a 300/360 KB/frame data rate, complete EDL support, Component (YUV), Composite and S-Video I/O (DV support optional), balanced (XLR) audio I/O, a rack-mountable junction box and auto and batch digitizing capabilities. It also ships with Boris FX for 3D DVE and compositing work. It sells for $7,995.
The i/xs ships with all the features of i/lx, plus it delivers single-stream, real-time preview effects, real-time graphics track, real-time preview chroma and luma key, real-time preview graphics track, advanced color correction, eight tracks of live audio and real-time parametric audio EQ. It sells for $12,995.
The i/xr is designed for the professional broadcast studio. It includes all of the features of i/xs, plus dual-stream video effects through the RealTimeFX Option, real-time graphics track and SDI and DV I/O. It sells for $17,995.
For more information, visit http://www.media100.com.
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