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01.16.2005
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
MacWorld reveals a variety of HD systems


At MacWorld, Media 100 unveiled its new HD system offering 10-bit uncompressed SD and HD editing and broadcast-quality format conversion to the Mac OS X.

Optibase subsidiary Media 100 announced support of the HDV format in its Media 100 HD digital video editing system at MacWorld last week.

While Media 100 HD brings 10-bit uncompressed HD editing and broadcast-quality format conversion to Mac OS X, it’s also a full-featured, 10-bit, uncompressed SD editing system. It supports mixing 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio content; mixes uncompressed and compressed media in the same timeline; can mix M-JPEG, DV, animation and other QuickTime codecs in real-time; manages analog and digital video in the same timeline; and views SD and HD outputs simultaneously.

Also at MacWorld, Silicon Color showed FinalTouch HD, a real-time HD color correction and grading solution for QuickTime. The company plans to release FinalTouch HD this month.

Features include Primary In, with control of shadows, midtones, highlights, lift, gamma, gain, hue and saturation; integrated vectorscope and waveform monitor; histogram and multiple live grades; secondaries with HSL controls with falloff; node-based color effects; geometry controls, and unlimited still store.

Roxio plans to expand the Macintosh version of its Toast CD and DVD burning software with support for high-definition video (HDV). Future versions of Toast will enable Mac users to import HD program files created by HDTV capture devices automatically creating anamorphic widescreen DVDs that display video in a 16:9 aspect ratio. Anamorphic DVDs can display a sharper image on a widescreen TV.

For more information, visit http://optibase.com.

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