Professional video editing solution developer Media 100 Inc. today announced the new 8.2 version of its Media 100 i software for Mac OS X systems. With new features and capabilities afoot, the company plans to ship the new software in the third quarter of 2003.
Media 100 i v8.2 for OS X adds new source/record editing using dual subsampler windows, according to Media 100. This allows users to view the video of their source clips and recorded clips simultaneously. The windows can be docked together vertically or horizontally.
Real-time composite previews will also be added, enabling editors to composite and view a single frame of all video, effects and graphics layers when the Current Time Indicator (CTI) is stationary — a big time saver for editors who would otherwise need to way minutes for rendering to make creative decisions.
Media 100 i v8.2 also enhances integration with Media 100’s 844/X editing/compositing system. Media 100 i editors will be able to export a “Powerlog” of a Media 100 i bin that contains info for all clips in the bin, including reel number and in-and-out points. The Powerlog can then be imported into the 844/X for re-capture as 10-bit online uncompressed native media.
Numerous improvements have been made to media management in Media 100 i v8.2, and new workflow features have been added too, including the ability to export chapter marks to iDVD.
Users who buy new Media 100 i systems shipping after today will get the 8.2 upgrade for free once it ships, expected in the third quarter of 2003.