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Media 100 i 8.0 Arrives This Summer

OS X support, new workflow and audio capabilities, expanded scripting highlight new version By DMN Staff Writer
Media 100 today said it will release version 8.0 of its Media 100 i editing systems this summer. The new release will gain support for Mac OS X. In fact, the company says the suite has been completely reengineered from the ground up to take full advantage of OS X. The new version also gains expanded workflow and audio capabilities, as well as some beefy scripting capabilities. And we just happen to have some early screen shots.

I had a chance to speak with Mike Savello, Media 100's vice president of dual--stream systems, about the new version. He said version 8 (or "V8" as the company calls it) will see drastically expanded scripting capabilities in the form of AppleScript. Not only this, but every function in Media 100 i V8 that is scriptable will also be capable of being recorded, cutting down considerably--or, in some cases, entirely--on the need for users to code scripts manually.

In terms of workflow, the new version will receive the following enhancements:

  • Draft composites directly in the timeline with the expanded number of graphics layers.
  • Export composites to Adobe After Effects or other graphics/effects applications for further finishing and bring back directly into the V8 timeline using InstantMedia technology.
  • Access audio tracks and user marks from within Boris FX or Boris RED.

For audio, the new version will support 24 real-time tracks simultaneously. Also added are a new master audio track and support for reverb and dynamics processing.

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Media 100 i V8 will be available early this summer. Those who purchase Media 100 i systems between now and then will receive free upgrades to V8. Pricing for Media 100 i/xr is $14,995; for i/xs $9,995; for i/lx $4,995; and for i/le $2,995. For more information, visit

Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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