PHILADELPHIA — Media 100 is a partnership between Boris FX, the developer of visual effects and post production solutions, and MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors. The team released the free Media 100 Suite 2.1.8 months ago and since, a number of editors are using the solution to produce material for a broad range of audiences, including primetime television, Fortune 500 companies, and live shows.
Media 100 has an easy-to-use, responsive interface and broad support for 4K, 2K, HD, and SD standards. Editors can cut 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.
Cologne, Germany’s Magic Eye Magic Eye is using Media 100 to post primetime shows for all of the major German TV stations, as well as commercials and on-air design. They rely on Media 100, in particular, for multi-cam projects that have a tight schedule. “Media 100 is the best tool for fast turnaround multi-cam projects, and it is extremely reliable,” comments Florian Peters, co-owner of Magic Eye. “The audio tools are solid and quickly available, and the multi-cam setup is optimized for our needs. Also, the ability to work with ProRes is a big timesaver, and the performance is impressive.”
AdSortium Media regularly taps multiple Media 100 editing suites in delivering work for clients such as Alcoa, Dow Chemical, DuPont, TEDx, United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Ashley Furniture, and Wells Fargo, among others. “Editors will always argue amongst themselves over which editing system is the best,” says Ben Price, owner, AdSortium Media. “The only real truth is that the best system is whatever you use that works. I’ve thrown a lot at my Media 100 editing systems and they have consistently and reliably empowered me to complete my work with professional results.”
Guymark Studios produces live shows with audiences ranging from 150 to 5,000 attendees. They provide staging, technology, live video, produced video roll-ins, computer support, sound, and more. Multiple Media 100 systems form the backbone of Guymark Studios’ video production. “For the live shows we produce, we create hundreds of roll-ins with Boris Red, many with a combination of animated text, still images, effects, and videos,” comments Mark Guarino, owner of Guymark Studios. “Then, we play back with Media 100, and it really shines. Media 100’s ability to isolate the timeline, record and source windows, and edit suite window makes for the perfect playback environment.”
Media 100 Suite is available for free download from the Media 100 Website (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 (Maverick).