has announced support of High Definition Video (HDV) in its Media 100 HD digital video editing system. HDV was vaunted on the keynote stage of Macworld Expo this week by Apple Computer Inc. CEO Steve Jobs and Sony President Kunitake Ando.
The HDV support is managed through a software codec featuring
support, enabling Media 00 HD to encode output into an HDV MPEG-2 transfer stream. Content can then transfered back to HDV camers and decks or produced as masters for other formats like DVD.
Media 100 HD is a software and hardware-based digital video editing solution for video professionals that can mix Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) video together. It supports mixing 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio content, mixes uncompressed and compressed media in the same timeline, can mix M-JPEG, DV, animation and other QuickTime codecs in real-time, manages analog and digital video in the same timeline, and views SD and HD output simultaneously.
This is a free update for existing users that’s available now; contact Media 100 to learn more. Pricing of the entire system varies, but the developer sells it in three basic configurations: the entry-level SD Compressed system, which sells for US$13,000 to $15,000; the mid-range SD Uncompressed set-up, which runs $18,000 to $20,000; and HD Uncompressed, the top-of-the-line solution that costs $20,000 to $25,000.
1/12/05, 7:25 P.M. EST: Added availability and pricing information.