Media 100 Announces Availability of Media 100 i version 8 for Mac

Reprinted from a Media 100 press release:

MARLBORO, MA (August 14, 2002) — Media 100 Inc., a leading
provider of advanced media systems, today announced immediate availability
of its award-winning Media 100 i digital video system for the Mac OS X
platform. Media 100 i Version 8 (V8) is a powerful OS X-native solution for
professional content creators, broadcast designers and digital media
artists that includes a fresh new OS X-compatible interface along with new
visual effects creation and sound design capabilities. V8 now ships with
all Media 100 i configurations including the new Media 100 i/DV priced at
only $1,995.

“We’ve re-engineered just about every aspect of Media 100 i to take full
advantage of the breakthrough reliability and performance-enhancing
technologies of Mac OS X,” said Mike Savello, vice president of Dual Stream
Systems at Media 100. “Additionally, V8 includes many new features
requested by our customers that will enhance their creative workflow.”

Media 100 i Version 8
Media 100 i Version 8 was designed to take maximum advantage of OS X and
includes a new multi-threaded architecture enabling increased performance
on multi-processor systems and a new Aqua-compatible user interface with
numerous usability improvements. Additional features in V8 include:

Improved workflow with up to 8 graphics tracks
A new QuickTime Video Output Component allowing QuickTime-based
applications to output through the Media 100 hardware for preview on a
broadcast monitor
Improved integration with Boris FX applications allowing synchronization
of multi-layer composites and motion graphics design to program timeline
New host-based audio processing enabling up to 24 real-time audio tracks
New audio reverb and dynamics processing for all-in-one audio sweetening

Availability and Pricing
Media 100 i Version 8 is available immediately through authorized Media 100
resellers worldwide. All customers who purchased new Media 100 i systems
beginning on January 8, 2002 will receive Version 8 at no charge. Media 100
i systems are priced as follows: Media 100 i/xr is $14,995; Media 100 i/xs
is $9,995; Media 100 i/lx is $4,995; Media 100 i/le is $2,995; and the
all-new Media 100 i/DV is only $1,995.

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