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Scott Donahue
NEW Q & A, NEW CPG, Version 8 (V8) released
on Aug 14, 2002 at 8:38:13 pm

Hi everyone,

What's new?? Everything!! ;-> Following on the heels of the release of Version 1.1 for 844/X yesterday, Media 100 announced the release of Media 100 i Version 8 (V8) for Mac OS X this morning. I have pasted the press release below for your reference.

Some additional information has also been posted within a new Customer Advocate Q & A. The focus of this Q & A obviously surrounds the release of Media 100 i Version 8, Mac OS X, including preliminary information regarding Jaguar (Mac OS X v10.2) and the new Apple® QuickSilver/5 slot Power Mac G4 Mirrored Drive Doors series computers.

I hope that this Q & A answers many of the questions that you currently may have. There will be more information in the very near future, as more pertinent information becomes available, especially concerning the new Apple products (hardware and software). Therefore, I would advise you to continue monitoring the Customer Advocate Q & A web page for the latest information:

There is also a new Compatible Peripherals Guide that has been released and it also corresponds with the release of Version 8. We will be updating the Compatible Peripherals Guide even more when we have completed the testing with the new Macintoshes with Media 100 i 7.5.1 and Mac OS 9.2.2 as well as Mac OS X v10.2 with Version 8. I would also advise you to closely monitor this page as well for the most recent hardware information. You will find the new Compatible Peripherals Guide at;

Hope this helps.
Best Regards.

Scott Donahue
Media 100 Customer Advocate &
Manager of Customer Resources and Development


OS X-Native Solutions Now Available Starting at Only $1,995

MARLBORO, MA (August 14, 2002) -- Media 100 Inc. (NASDAQ: MDEA), 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 elements
* 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.

Media 100 i Version 8 is also available as an upgrade to the installed base of over 25,000 Media 100 Macintosh-based customers. Customers with a valid Media 100 Platinum Software Update contract will receive it automatically.

About Media 100
Media 100 develops award-winning advanced media systems for content design, enabling creative professionals to design highly evocative effects-intensive work on a personal computer.  Creative artists and content design teams around the world use Media 100’s Emmy Award-winning solutions.  The Company is headquartered in Marlboro, Massachusetts.  For more information, please visit


Media 100, i and InstantMedia are registered trademarks of Media 100 Inc.  All other products and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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Bobby Walker II
Congratulations--but OSX transcoder?
on Aug 14, 2002 at 9:10:21 pm

Congrats Scott to you and the M100 team. I'm sure the product will live up to its rep.

One question though as you can guess from the subject line. What's the status of an OSX transcoder for the M100. It would make my AE work a heckuva lot easier :*)


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Philip Hodgetts
Re: Congratulations--but OSX transcoder?
on Aug 15, 2002 at 1:03:38 am

Bobby, I'd expect the OS X trancoder to be installed with the OS X package as it has been in the past (Goodies folder). But no doubt it will get to a downloadable location on the site.

Until then, you can get it from someone who has V8 installed, I guess.

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bobby walker ii
Thanks Philip :^ ) (NT)
on Aug 15, 2002 at 4:10:19 am

Like I said (NT :&)

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