The media systems specialists at
have announced support for Adobe After Effects 5.5 with Media 100 ICE for After Effects and Media 100 Final Effects Complete.
Media 100 ICE for After Effects is the company’s hardware-accelerated effects generation solution. Media 100 Final Effects Complete, included with Media 100 ICE for After Effects but also available separately, is Media 100’s effects plug-in software that includes more than 100 After Effects plug-ins.
Both Media 100 ICE and Final Effects Complete are available for Mac OS 9 and Windows 2000 systems. (Sorry, there’s no Mac OS X native version yet.) After Effects 5.5 is the video-compositing and special effects tool from
Media 100 ICE products are available in two configurations: Media 100 ICE for After Effects is available for a manufacturers suggested retail price of US$3,749 and includes hardware acceleration of core After Effects compositing, plus 50 accelerated plug-in effects. Media 100 ICE Ultra for After Effects is $5,995 and includes enhanced hardware acceleration of core After Effects compositing, plus 124 accelerated plug-in effects, including DE Cinelook, Media 100 Final Effects Complete and Ultimatte. Media 100 Final Effects Complete will set you back $795 and is a software-only collection of 110 effects that are completely compatible with the hardware-accelerated versions that come with the ICE products.