— a provider of software, systems and services for streaming media on the Internet — has launched Media 100 CineStream, which the company says is the industry’s first software-based interactive streaming media authoring solution for Web developers and professional content creators.
CineStream, the next evolution of the content creation solution, EditDV, is built on Media 100’s flagship Streaming Media Workflow model, which enables the development of video programs specifically designed for the interactive nature of the Internet.
“Media 100 CineStream is an important development for the Internet community,” said Stephen Manousos, vice president of sales and marketing for the Media 100 Software Division. “Finally, a software tool has emerged that brings an elegant, sophisticated approach to creating dynamic, rich interactive streaming video content for the Web. We believe that Web developers, interactive ad agencies and professional content creators want the same capabilities that the big Internet broadcasters and media moguls possess — and we’ve delivered that capability in an all-in-one software package that these new Internet creatives can run from their desktops. We’re bringing them from the camera to the interactive Web in one solution, CineStream.”
Available for both Mac and Windows platforms, Media 100 CineStream leverages several key streaming media technologies developed by Media 100 that enable users to capture video content directly from digital video (DV) sources, edit video content with speed and precision, author compelling interactive elements directly into the editing timeline and encode the final product in all major streaming media formats, including QuickTime, Windows Media, RealSystems, and MPEG-1, he added.
Manousos said a significant feature of Media 100 CineStream is its timeline integration of EventStream authoring tools that enable the creation of interactive streaming content. EventStream enables web designers to embed interactive instructions directly into streaming media programs to trigger highly visual, content-rich capabilities, including graphics, Flash animations, Java applications — all synchronized with the streaming video on the Web site.
EventStream supports direct output of QuickTime interactive streaming media files and direct export to Cleaner 5 for production of interactive streaming media in RealSystems and Windows Media formats — all directly from the timeline. Manousos said that CineStream also includes a number of key features that enable the creation of the highest quality streaming content in the industry, including:
“Pan and Scan” capability for eliminating unwanted portions of video images;
Pan, zoom and rotate with true perspective;
Picture-in-picture with crop;
Multiple composition support;
On-the-fly, editable submaster creation enables simultaneous creation of multiple versions of the same video program;
Chroma and Luma keyers;
Unlimited titles with backgrounds and shadows, independent control of gradient colors and transparency, rotation and fill-with-video effects
The ability to create, save and re-use effects and transitions;
Unlimited keyframes of any parameter;
Unlimited video and effects layers;
2D, 3D and keying effects for video layering;
200-plus SMPTE standard and user-customized transitions
Mac requirements at a Mac with a 604 processor or better, an available PCI slot, Mac OS 8.6 or later, 128MB of RAM, 16-bit graphics capability, CD-ROM or DVD drive, and a hard drive capable of sustaining a 5MB/second transfer rate
Media 100 CineStream will be available next month and will be priced at US$499 — or online from the
Media 100 Online Store
for $479. It will be available to registered users of EditDV or MotoDV for $149.