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 100â€™s continued adoption of frame rates and codecs for high-end post production,â€? commented Michael Hanish, Founder, Free Lunch Media Production. â€œIn addition, we look forward to taking advantage of Boris RED v5â€™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. â€¢
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 â€œDeBayerâ€? Quality setting. â€¢
Pixel Accurate Option
. Media 100 Suiteâ€™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 â€œDeBayerâ€? Quality setting to obtain the best combination of speed and quality when rendering R3D media. â€¢
RED ROCKET Board Support
. Version 2 supports the optional RED ROCKET board for accelerated rendering of R3D media. â€¢
. Version 2 includes a new Metadata window that can manipulate metadata settings for R3D media, including color space, ISO speed, and color temperature. â€¢
. Video clips of any standard, size, and frame rate can be dropped into any program with automatic scaling and frame aspect correction. â€¢
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. â€¢
New ColorFX Window
. The new ColorFX window allows seamless access to all ColorFX options in a single window for a smoother, faster workflow. â€¢
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. â€¢
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. â€¢
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.