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Robert Tucker
Media 100 or ?
on Mar 30, 2007 at 1:00:42 pm

Some opinions please . . . I'm considering upgrading from Media 100 i/xr 8.2.3 to an altogether different system. Under consideration is the Media 100 HD 11.5 on an Intel Mac, but is there a "better" NLE solution? I use mini-DV (XL2) and produce for in-house channels and DVD distribution.

Thanks,
Robert


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Arthur Dent
Re: Media 100 or ?
on Mar 30, 2007 at 1:55:13 pm

My $.02:

You know Media 100, and presumably like the way it works, so the new m100 11.5 system will be familiar to you (read: little to no learning curve), and it's infinitely more productive vis a vis your Media 100 i system. (faster renders, more realtime performance, 99 layers, etc).

You'll be able to access old projects and media files from media 100 i in version 11.5 - so if you have to revisit projects you won't have to re-edit them on new software, HUGE time savings vrs. switching to a new NLE.

PLUS, the hardware media 100 sells today is pretty much off the shelf AJA hardware which is VERY universal - so you're NOT locked into proprietary hardware they way you were with m100i

and last point, now that m100 is part of Boris FX, they seem very committed to developing the software, so my hope is that we'll see many new features added to media 100 over the coming years.

Okay, that's all for now.

HTH
A.D.


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Robert Tucker
Re: Media 100 or ?
on Mar 30, 2007 at 2:16:31 pm

Thanks, that's the way I am leaning right now.


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Thierry BERNARD
Re: Media 100 or ?
on Mar 30, 2007 at 3:11:42 pm

In my opinion you would be better wait 15 more days before to take your decision.
The 15th of April - Keynote of Apple at NAB introducing ????

Cheers

TB





955 ... the day after


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Greg
Re: Media 100 or ?
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on Mar 30, 2007 at 3:15:49 pm

What I did was buy Media 100 HDe. With the Aja OEM hardware, am also able to use FCP as well. Tat allows me to edit on Media 100 as I know the system, and also learn FCP. You need a second bootable hard drive for FCP on the same computer. So far I'm happy with the results!


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Thierry BERNARD
Re: Media 100 or ?
on Mar 30, 2007 at 3:27:16 pm

ok, but in my opinion it's better to wait 15 more days because a lot of things happens... may be ;-)
But it's up to you

955 ... the day after


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Robert Tucker
Re: Media 100 or ?
on Mar 30, 2007 at 5:19:44 pm

Thanks to all who responded; you have helped me make up my mind. I will wait to see what comes out of NAB, but unless their are some big surprises I'll go with the Media 100 HD or HDe.

RT


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jaesonk
Re: Media 100 or ?
on Mar 30, 2007 at 6:23:43 pm

>>What I did was buy Media 100 HDe. With the Aja OEM hardware, am also able to use FCP as well.

I'm not familiar with this, how does it work? Can Media100HD & FCP share a break-out box and the Media100HD board? We have both Media100HD and FCP but haven't had time to explore FCP. If they can share hardware, that would be great.

Jaeson K.



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Arthur Dent
Re: Media 100 or ?
on Mar 30, 2007 at 7:00:36 pm

Jaeson,

With the Media 100 systems running on the new AJA hardware, yes, FCP and M100 can use the same board. The FCP driver will conflict with the m100 driver, so you need a dual boot system (FCP on one bootable drive and m100 on the other).

If you have an original HDx (optibase) version of media 100, NO, only M100 may use that board.

HTH
A.D.


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RussTa
Re: Media 100 or ?
on Mar 31, 2007 at 7:28:24 pm

I just went through this process and ultimately did what one of the previous posted suggested. I bought Media100 and FCP. I tried using both, but ultimately my eight years of experience on a Media100 won out. I just couldn't be nearly as productive on FCP as I can on M100. The new M100 is a huge improvement over the Media100i 7.5 system I came from, plus I use Boris heavily, so its even better that Boris owns M100 now. So I say go with M100!


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