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Media 100 Kicks Off North American Roadshow

Multi-city tour to showcase editing and compositing solutions (September 23, 2004)

Media 100, a unit of Optibase, is kicking off a North American tour to showcase the newly launched Media 100 HD, and recently released 844/X Version 3. The tour, dubbed ?Media 100: Reloaded, will demonstrate the Companys latest efforts in facilitating HD and SD editing/compositing workflows on both the Mac and PC platforms. The first presentation will be on September 30th in Vancouver, Canada and continues on to 12 other cities through December of 2004.

Editorial and compositing artists will be on hand to demonstrate Media 100 HD, designed for discerning editors and designers who straddle between SD and HD workflows. Media 100 HD provides 10-bit uncompressed HD and SD editing, 99 video tracks, bi-directional broadcast-quality format conversion, aspect ratio conversion, RGB/HSL/YUV color correction and supports a codec-independent timeline including compatibility with Media 100 i, 844/X and Final Cut Pro formats. Also showcased at the events, 844/X Version 3 provides a familiar editing and compositing interface, 10-bit uncompressed SD, unlimited layers and real-time compositing, DVEs, color correction, 3D Gaussian blurs and more. Roadshow guests will get a sneak peak at new technology currently in development for both systems.

Media 100: Reloaded starts on September 30th in Vancouver, Canada. Tour dates follow through to December:

September 30 Vancouver, BC

October 7   Atlanta, GA

October 12  Chicago, IL

October 12  San Francisco, CA

October 13  Sacramento, CA

October 14  San Jose, CA

October 14  Detroit, MI

October 19  Waltham, MA

October 20-21 Los Angeles, CA

Dates for demonstrations in New York, New Jersey, Miami and other cities will be announced shortly. For locations, times and registration, visit

?Media 100 HD has been met with an incredible level of enthusiasm from both legacy Media 100 system customers and Mac-based editors looking for a professional yet flexible solution for mixing HD and SD together, said Mike Savello, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Media 100. ?And our recently announced plans to extend 844/X with XML and AAF import from offline systems, enhanced finishing feature set, and native HD support have resulted in an influx of product demonstration requests. This road show is a direct response to this increased demand.

For more information, please call (800) 773-1770 in the US, (508) 460-1600 internationally, 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 companys platforms enable the creation, broadband streaming and playback of high quality digital video. Optibases 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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