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Media 100 To Expand 844/X Feature Set

New capabilities and workflow integration for real-time editing-compositing (September 08, 2004)

Media 100, a unit of Optibase, and a leading provider of advanced media systems, today announced that it is developing new features and tool sets for its flagship 844/X system. 844/X is a real-time editing-compositing system and is available today with Version 3.0 software, introduced in February 2004 and the largest software expansion of 844/X to date. The new capabilities in development include support for integrating 844/X into existing post-production workflows plus new finishing toolsets that, when available, will make 844/X a more compatible and valuable companion to most post-production workflows. The new features include:

* Native support of Final Cut Pro XML format for program data and metadata compatibility with Apples popular editing tool;
* AAF support for importing project data and metadata from AAF-compatible offline editing systems, such as Avid Media Composer;
* An integrated multi-layer video paint tool for background, retouch treatments and other graphic treatments;
* Motion tracking including automatic creation of motion-alpha mattes;
* Image stabilization for smoothing out camera movements;
* New toolsets for audio sweetening and sound finishing;
* Enhanced color correction capabilities, including full support for color matching;
* 3:2 pulldown support for editing film or other 24P-originated material.

The above features are expected to be available in future software releases planned for 2005.

?One of the first things we looked at upon acquiring the assets of Media 100 was how to widen the market opportunity for 844/X, said Amir Goren, general manager of the Media 100 business unit. ?We realized there were two key elements necessary to support this objective: provide seamless interoperability with other editing systems that are often used in the post-production process in an offline capacity; and provide a complete toolset that would allow 844/X customers to conform and finish projects originated on these offline systems. With these capabilities, plus a native HD implementation, also announced today, to support HD and SD post production in a single system, we believe that 844/X will be an invaluable addition to anyones creative workflow.

Pricing and Availability
Complete 844/X system configurations featuring the Version 3.0 software release start at around $20,000 and are available exclusively through authorized 844/X value-added resellers.

Media 100 plans to begin beta testing of the features mentioned in this press release in early 2005 and deliver them in a future 844/X software release.

For more information please call (800) 773-1770 in the US, (508) 460-1600 internationally, or visit

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. For further information, please visit


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