Media 100 Unveils iFinish

Media 100 Inc. tuesday announced the iFinish family of streaming media production systems for Windows NT.

By integrating key streaming media
technologies from its Terran Interactive subsidiary, Media 100 said it is enabling
content developers to produce and deliver high-quality audio and video over
the Internet.

iFinish is designed to support input from virtually any video device or graphics
application, allows creation of high-quality video and audio content, and
supports output to all streaming media formats. iFinish also supports
real-time MPEG-2 encoding for the DVD authoring and digital broadcast

“Media 100 is pioneering the next phase of content delivery over the Internet
— and it is all about broadcast-quality streaming media,” said John Molinari,
chief executive officer of Media 100. “Businesses, broadcasters and even
Hollywood are turning to the Internet to reach their audiences with
highly-visual streaming media content. We’re giving them the tools today to
make this new form of content delivery a reality.”

iFinish systems integrate Media Cleaner EZ Version 4.0. Media Cleaner is the
industry standard for Internet video compression and image optimization,
providing the highest quality streaming video on the Web. Media Cleaner
outputs to all industry standard streaming media formats including
RealNetworks’ RealSystem G2, Microsoft’s Windows Media Technologies and Apple
Computer’s QuickTime 4. The integration of Media Cleaner allows iFinish to
output to these streaming media formats, providing maximum image quality
while optimizing for bandwidth and storage utilization.

The iFinish RealTimeMPEG Option provides real-time output of MPEG-2 files in
both variable and constant bit rate format. This MPEG option is priced at $2,995, and provides control over output image quality via a compression monitor
and control settings, giving users the ability to optimize MPEG-2 compression
for bandwidth and file size considerations.

The company also touts tight integration
between iFinish and Adobe After Effects, which equals productivity gains for
video professionals.

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