The Media 100 company began shipping the new version 11 systems--Media 100 HD Suite, Media 100 HDe, and Media 100 SDe--in June 2006. In addition to the qualification of the RAID, Inc. Falcon series products, the new version 11 systems offer 10-bit uncompressed HD and SD editing capabilities, support for broadcast-quality format conversions, and increased system performance leveraging Mac OS X® and AJA Video OEM solutions. The new Media 100 solutions also represent the first step towards native integration with the Boris FX product line, bringing the world-class compositing and effects technology seamlessly within the Media 100 interface.
With the Falcon II and III storage products, Media 100 users can now maximize up to 3.4TB capacity per system and 7,200 RPM to ensure fast access to data including multi-gigabyte graphic and digital image files. The Falcon II performance is based on new architecture which incorporates a 266 MHz ASIC, integrated dual PCI-X bus design and support for double data rate (DDR) memory which provides internal bandwidth up to 2GB/sec, making it suitable for high-throughput applications. The Falcon III series of 4Gb Fibre to SATA-2 storage systems were designed for environments that demand the ultimate in performance such as cluster, database server, short window disk-to-disk backup, and video editing/compositing applications such as Media 100 and Boris FX.
Media 100 version 11 is available from Media 100's worldwide Authorized Reseller channel or direct from Media 100 (www.media100.com). The new Media 100 NLE systems start at $2495 US SRP. Media 100 sw, a software-based companion to existing Media 100 systems, is available for $395 US SRP. RAID Pricing; both RAID Falcon II and III products are available through RAID authorized partners or direct from RAID, Inc. (www.raidinc.com). Pricing and configurations vary based on capacity points and redundancy options.