Media 100 Suite Version 2 Now Available

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Media 100, a leading provider of advanced editing systems for the corporate, broadcast, post production, and new media industries, today announced that Media 100 Suite Version 2 is now available. The new Version 2 release introduces support for RED Camera workflows including 4K and 2K video formats, REDCODE media, and the RED ROCKET hardware for accelerated rendering. Other new features include a revamped Motion Editor for Pan and Scan and DVE effects, improved media search capabilities, and a streamlined, modeless ColorFX window for fast access to all ColorFX options. In addition, Media 100 Suite Version 2 integrates the new Boris RED Version 5 plug-in for text, transitions, and advanced composites. Boris RED v5 adds 60+ new filters and a score of user interface and workflow enhancements including ergonomic panels and a curve editor. "We are delighted with Media 100’s continued adoption of frame rates and codecs for high-end post production,� commented Michael Hanish, Founder, Free Lunch Media Production. “In addition, we look forward to taking advantage of Boris RED v5’s streamlined interface and new VFX filters."

Media 100 Suite Version 2 New Feature Highlights


4K and 2K Video Support

. Version 2 supports 4K and 2K video in 16:9 and 2:1 frame aspect ratios and at frame rates from 23.98 to 59.94 frames per second. •

REDCODE (R3D) Codec Support

. Version 2 lets Media 100 Suite editors work with 4K and 2K R3D media in real-time without transcoding. The playback speed and quality of the rendered R3D media can be adjusted with a new “DeBayer� Quality setting. •

Pixel Accurate Option

. Media 100 Suite’s Catch Frame window now includes a Pixel Accurate option that allows editors to examine any image, even 4K video, at full size on a Mac monitor. The Pixel Accurate view can be used in conjunction with the “DeBayer� Quality setting to obtain the best combination of speed and quality when rendering R3D media. •

RED ROCKET Board Support

. Version 2 supports the optional RED ROCKET board for accelerated rendering of R3D media. •

Metadata Editing

. Version 2 includes a new Metadata window that can manipulate metadata settings for R3D media, including color space, ISO speed, and color temperature. •

Mixed Standards

. Video clips of any standard, size, and frame rate can be dropped into any program with automatic scaling and frame aspect correction. •

Revamped Motion Editor

. The revamped Motion Editor lets editors resize, zoom, rotate, and reposition a selected area of a source clip for Pan and Scan and DVE effects. •

New ColorFX Window

. The new ColorFX window allows seamless access to all ColorFX options in a single window for a smoother, faster workflow. •

Boris RED Version 5

. The new Boris RED release adds 60+ filters and provides a score of user interface and workflow enhancements including ergonomic panels and a curve editor. •

Faster Boris RED Rendering

. Boris RED effects in Media 100 Suite Version 2 render up to 150% faster compared to the previous version of Media 100 Suite. •

Other Enhancements

include improved media search capabilities and enhanced color fidelity when importing QuickTime video from other sources.

Pricing and Availability

Media 100 Suite Version 2 is immediately available through the Media 100 worldwide reseller channel and direct from the Media 100 web site for an MSRP of $995 USD. Customers can upgrade to Media 100 Suite Version 2 from Media 100 Version 11 and higher, including Media 100 Producer and Media 100 Suite v1.x, for an MSRP of $595 USD. Media 100 Platinum Software Updates is available for an MSRP of $695 USD and provides one year of software upgrades. A free 14-day trial version is available from

. Media 100 Suite Version 2 will be demonstrated at the NAB 2011 exhibition held in Las Vegas, Nevada at booth SL5723.