Media 100 (http://www.media100.com), a provider of advanced editing
systems for the corporate, broadcast, postproduction, and new media
industries, has announced Media 100 Suite, next-generation Media 100
software with Multicam Editing and Boris RED for US$1,295. In
addition to AJA video I/O cards, Media 100 Suite supports Matrox MXO2
for portable, broadcast-quality input/output, monitoring, and
up/down/cross conversion. Media 100 Suite also includes a new Voice
Over Tool for audio recording direct to the Media 100 timeline.
Wickham Strub, product manager, Media 100, says feature highlights of
Media 100 Suite include:
* Multicam Editing. Media 100 Suite’s new Multicam Editing feature
facilitates real-time editing. Cameras can be added to an existing
multiclip as their source media becomes available, allowing editors
to begin cutting a multicam shoot faster. Cameras can be synced via
timecode, sync marks, or in-points. When syncing via timecode,
additional footage can even be assigned to an existing camera.
* Voice Over Tool. Media 100 Suite’s new Voice Over Tool allows
direct-to-timeline audio recording while playing back timeline audio
and video. Primarily designed for recording narration, it allows for
multiple takes nested inside a single clip in the timeline — all
while receiving real-time sound cues and visual feedback. Voice Over
can be done in stereo or two channels allowing different narrators to
speak different parts. Other possibilities include simultaneously
recording dialogue to separate channels or laying down a live music
track. Voice Over takes advantage of Media 100 Suite’s new Multicam
Editing framework by automatically recording different takes into a
multiclip. Operators can record several takes in one Voice Over clip
and either choose one take or cut between the takes inside the clip.
Different takes may be reviewed and compared from within the new
Voice Over Recording Window.
* Matrox MXO2 Support. Media 100 Suite now supports Matrox MXO2.
Matrox MXO2 is a portable I/O device that delivers broadcast-quality
input/output, monitoring, and up/down/cross conversion. Compatible
with MacBook Pros and Mac Pros, MXO2 weighs under 3.5 pounds and lets
editors work in any Media 100-supported format.
* Other Media 100 Suite improvements include improved Apple Color
integration, support for 1080PsF video formats, full support of
QuickTime timecode tracks, export of timecode “burn-in”, support for
24-bit audio import, and the ability to output RP188 timecode with
supported AJA video I/O cards.
Media 100 Suite supports AJA’s KONA 3X/3, KONA LH/LHe, and KONA
LS/LSe video I/O cards, Matrox MXO2, and Media 100 HDx. FireWire I/O
and Panasonic P2 import are also supported. It will be available in
May at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,295. Customers
may upgrade to Media 100 Suite from Media 100 Version 10 and higher,
including Media 100 Producer, for $595. Alternatively, Media 100
Platinum Software Updates is available for $895 and provides one year
of Media 100 Suite software upgrades. Media 100 Suite replaces the
Media 100 and Media 100 Producer software applications.