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Oliver Peters
Free Media 100
on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:03:53 pm

And now another free NLE

https://www.media100.com/?mc_cid=e0554e7454&mc_eid=e2bfdf9c20

- Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL
http://www.oliverpeters.com


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Oliver Peters
Re: Free Media 100
on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:09:12 pm

Here's the press release with feature info:

Philadelphia, PA – March 28, 2017 – MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, announces the free immediate availability of Media 100 Suite v2.1.8, professional and easy-to-use video editing software for macOS.

Featuring an easy-to-use, responsive interface and broad support for 4K, 2K, HD, and SD standards, Media 100 delivers broadcast-quality output for tape and file-based workflows. Editors can edit in Media 100 and export their Media 100 timeline to Adobe After Effects for finishing. In addition, Boris RED is included for integrated transitions and titling on the Media 100 timeline.

"Media 100 is my firm's video editor of choice in delivering a high level of quality and overall production value to our clients," comments Ben Price, owner, AdSortium Media. "We regularly tap our Media 100 editing suites for professional features such as multi-clip editing and video I/O with AJA KONA video cards. Getting access to these types of features normally costs hundreds of dollars."

Professional and Easy-to-Use
Media 100 offers unrivaled ease-of-use, stability, and image quality, allowing editors to focus on the craft of video editing instead of learning a complex application. Native QuickTime codec support includes ProRes and DVCPRO HD. Supported codecs can be mixed without conversion or rendering.

4K/2K/HD Video Editing with Professional Video I/O Support
Media 100 supports dozens of video standards in 4K, 2K, HD, and SD resolutions at frame rates from 23.98 to 60 frames per second. Acquisition interfaces for AVCHD, AVC-Intra, FireWire, Panasonic P2, and Sony XDCAM are provided as well as support for AJA and Blackmagic Design video I/O interfaces.

Boris RED: Professional Transitions and Titling
The Boris RED plug-in for Media 100 is included free with each Media 100 download. Boris RED is integrated 3D titling and visual effects software that launches a user-friendly custom interface directly from the Media 100 timeline for advanced title animation and effects.

Eye Scream Factory’s 100 Essential Transitions
Each free Media 100 Suite download includes Eye Scream Factory’s “100 Essential Transitions” package, a $49.95 value. 100 Essential Transitions features a variety of designer transition effects ranging from the familiar to the inspired, including Artistic Dissolves, Glow Dissolves, Luma Dissolves, PullSwaps, Rays Dissolves, and Wipes. Editors can tap into a variety of looks featuring glints, lens flares, waves, ripples, and DVE effects. The customizable transitions can be applied at any duration.

Free Availability and Online Support Communities
Media 100 Suite is available for free download from the Media 100 website (http://www.media100.com). It runs under macOS Sierra (version 10.12), Mac OS X 10.11 (“El Capitan”), Mac OS X 10.10 (“Yosemite”), and Mac OS X 10.9 (“Mavericks”).

Expert advice and assistance is available from an enthusiastic community of Media 100 editors on Creative COW’s Media 100 Forum (https://forums.creativecow.net/media100media100hd) as well as the Media 100 Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/Media100Suite/).

About Media 100
Media 100 is a partnership between Boris FX (http://www.borisfx.com), the leading developer of visual effects and post-production solutions for film and video, and MacVideo Promo (http://www.macvideopromo.com), a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors. For more information, or to download Media 100 Suite completely free, visit the Media 100 website at http://www.media100.com

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL
http://www.oliverpeters.com


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Andrew Kimery
Re: Free Media 100
on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:33:22 pm

For the longest time I thought about buying it for $99 just for Boris RED. Now I'm glad to see my procrastination has been rewarded! lol


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Nick Meyers
Re: Free Media 100
on Mar 29, 2017 at 2:14:38 am
Last Edited By Nick Meyers on Mar 29, 2017 at 2:14:59 am

I'm curious, but have to ask: why should i bother?
what does M100 do better than any of the others to make it worthwhile downloading and learning?


nick


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David Mathis
Re: Free Media 100
on Mar 29, 2017 at 2:54:36 am

That thought went through my head as well. I mean Resolve is free and so is Fusion. Those are both useful tools. I tried Boris Red but did not like the interface. Motion has 3D title features as does Final Cut Pro so there is no need to learn something else esspecialy because it has tracks. 😱


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Noah Kadner
Re: Free Media 100
on Mar 29, 2017 at 12:57:17 pm

Sweet - the UI takes me back to those heady OSX Jaguar glory days.

Noah

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Tero Ahlfors
Re: Free Media 100
on Mar 29, 2017 at 1:28:20 pm

[Noah Kadner] "Sweet - the UI takes me back to those heady OSX Jaguar glory days."

I had some Premiere 6.5 flashbacks. Oh god.


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Marcus Warren
Re: Free Media 100
on Mar 29, 2017 at 6:09:32 pm

This may not be case of Media 100 being better, but rather as an additional tool in your arsenal. Many users just flat out love the interface. Some will start projects in Premiere and finish them in Media 100. Sometimes, it's the other way around. Some like the ability to easily send a project to After Effects. I am big fan of the integrated Boris RED. Something that might be considered a negative can be a plus; M100 is not as feature-rich as some other NLEs but that leads to a less cluttered interface, which some users enjoy.

Another observation is that many people have a picture in their minds of Media 100 prior to 2004. While development has lagged in the last few years, the capabilities of the current version would please former users who used it from the mid-90s to early 2000s.

Should you download and give it a try? Up to you. It's free, easy to use and if you don't like it, delete it.


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Bret Williams
Re: Free Media 100
on Mar 31, 2017 at 3:55:00 pm

Usually it's the other way around. If you like and use the underdog, (Media100, Motion, AffinityPhoto), then it's a good idea to learn other more standard tools like Avid, After Effects, and Photoshop either because the job market requires it or those type of files might end up on your desktop from a client or cohort. There's not as much of a compelling argument to learn Media100 as another tool in your arsenal other than for the fun of it. I WISH I had that kind of time anymore.

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David Mathis
Re: Free Media 100
on Mar 31, 2017 at 9:55:53 pm

I have some Betacam SP tapes from my Art Instute days that I want to preserve. As soon as I find a working deck I might use Media 100 to ingest with. Also have a collection of S-VHS tapes as well. Those were the days. I miss putting in a tape, shuffling around through hours of footage and warching the blinking lights.







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Bret Williams
Re: Free Media 100
on Mar 31, 2017 at 11:54:36 pm

I found one for $15 a few years ago for the same reason. But I used BMD Ultrastudio to capture. Why would you use Media100? You'll still need a hardware capture device.

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David Mathis
Re: Free Media 100
on Apr 2, 2017 at 1:03:26 am

What would best card for Mac Pro Mid 2012?


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Oliver Peters
Re: Free Media 100
on Apr 2, 2017 at 1:18:05 am

I think for Media 100, you need to use one of the AJA Kona cards.

Oliver

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Orlando, FL
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Oliver Peters
Re: Free Media 100
on Apr 2, 2017 at 1:22:54 am

Actually more details here:

https://www.media100.com/pages/frequently-asked-questions-media-100-suite-v...

More than just the Kona.

Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL
http://www.oliverpeters.com


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Tim Wilson
Re: Free Media 100
on Apr 1, 2017 at 4:34:37 pm

[David Mathis] "As soon as I find a working deck I might use Media 100 to ingest with. Also have a collection of S-VHS tapes as well. Those were the days."

😁 That's when I did my office work. Answer the mail, return some phone calls, pay some bills, and just feed the tapes in now and again. Confirm that everything is at full-res on the timeline, hit render, then run to the post office and bank. I honestly think that the demise of the one man band had everything to do with the demise of these natural rhythms.

Look, I have no idea if this is actually the case, and I'll be sure to ask Boris the next time I talk to him, but I think he'd be the first to say that the primary appeal of free Media 100 is for people who paid $30,000 for it 20 years ago, back when people were certain that this industry had no future if you could get broadcast-quality (back when that was considered GOOD) video for such a cheap price.

"Nostalgia" is too strong a word, but there's a reason why this was the software that lit the desktop revolution into something you could not only earn a living with doing broadcast video, but fundamentally change power dynamics across the entire industry. Avid didn't do it, Premiere didn't do it, and by the time FCP came along, it had already been done -- by Media 100.

Not that that's necessarily a reason to rush out and use it today, mind you. There are reasons why the first wave of FCP adoption was fueled almost entirely by soon-to-be-former Media 100 users, and now you can see those reasons for free. 😁😁

But for "Collect 'Em All" types like you, David, this is a no-brainer. Fast, easy, flexible, and free. I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised.


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Chris Harlan
Re: Free Media 100
on Apr 2, 2017 at 4:04:00 am

I quite liked using it back in the day, and have fond memories of it, though I'm not particularly compelled to go back for a visit.


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Chris Harlan
Re: Free Media 100
on Apr 2, 2017 at 3:59:04 am

I checked into that a few years back and the version of Red that came with it would not work as a plugin on anything else.


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