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Media 100 Announces Media 100 HD 10.1

Feature-rich version offers 10-bit uncompressed HD & SD editing (March 14, 2005)

Media 100, a unit of Optibase and a leading provider of advanced media systems, announced the release of Media 100 HD 10.1. Version 10.1 expands the feature-rich Version 10 release to include a new Media 100 software codec and other key enhancements that make the 10-bit-uncompressed Macintosh-based system even more powerful and unique for projects that use HD, SD, or need real-time mixing of different codecs in the same timeline.

"We live in a hybrid world. Media 100 HD is designed to fill the gap as editors go back and forth between HD and SD and need to have total control over both," said Steve Bayes, Director of Product Marketing, Media 100/Optibase. "Media 100 HD Version 10 brought our largest set of features to Media 100 software ever, and the new codecs and enhancements in Version 10.1 build on that. Even if customers do not have immediate requirements for HD, they'll find this release is a great upgrade opportunity to SD editing at 10-bit uncompressed."

Key New Features of Media 100 HD 10.1

* New Media 100 Software Codec - Provides a fast way for customers using Adobe After Effects and other third-party packages to render out QuickTime movies to drop into a Media 100 HD project and begin editing.

* QuickTime V Out Support - Makes quick previews possible using Media 100 hardware to play back any QuickTime movie on an NTSC, PAL or HD monitor while still working inside After Effects or other related applications.

* HD Playback - Enables real-time HD playback for flip, flop and color effects using a draft mode for capturing or viewing HD.

Availability and Pricing
Media 100 HD is available now, with the Version 10.1 software expected to be available this week. 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.

For more information on Media 100 HD, please call (800) 773-1770 or visit the Media 100 website at

About Optibase
Optibase, Ltd. (NASDAQ: OBAS) provides professional editing, compositing, encoding, decoding, video server upload and streaming solutions for telecom operators, service providers, broadcasters and content creators. The company's platforms enable the creation, broadband streaming and playback of high quality digital video. Optibase's breadth of product offerings are used in applications such as: video over DSL/Fiber networks, post production for the broadcast and cables industries, archiving; high-end surveillance, distance learning; and business television. Headquartered in Israel, Optibase operates through its fully owned subsidiary in Mountain View, California and offices in Massachusetts, Europe, Japan and China. Optibase products are marketed in over 40 countries through a combination of direct sales, independent distributors, system integrators and OEM partners.

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