Media 100 Announces Immediate Availablity of iFinish 4

February 1, 2001

Media 100 Inc. (NASDAQ:MDEA), the leading provider of software, systems and

services for streaming media on the Internet, today announced the immediate availability

of its interactive streaming media production system for the Windows 2000

platform, iFinish 4.

iFinish 4 is tapping into the corporate marketing, web design,

training and communications market with an interactive streaming media creation

solution optimized for corporate networks. As the first streaming media production

system for the corporate marketplace, iFinish 4 is enabling a new breed

of marketing communications and creative professionals to develop high-quality,

interactive streaming media (video and audio) content for delivery on the web.

This technological achievement significantly impacts the development of corporate

intranets, internal and external communications, distance learning and training,

as well as e-commerce.

“More and more corporations are turning to streaming media to

help them solve key communications challenges, such as distance learning, distance

selling, training and even e-commerce. iFinish 4 is the answer to these

challenges,” said Charlie Mascari, product marketing manager, Media 100

Systems Division. “With iFinish 4, creative professionals on the Windows 2000

platform can, for the first time, create compelling, interactive video for the

Internet and DVD that enables a dramatically new and interactive viewing experience

for their online viewers.”

iFinish 4: Interactive Streaming Creation on the Windows 2000


iFinish 4 brings new Internet capabilities to the corporate marketplace, empowering

in-house web designers, marketing communications and creative professionals

to develop very powerful, high-quality interactive streaming media content on

the Windows 2000 platform. With iFinish 4, web designers can create

streaming media content with which viewers can directly interact. iFinish 4

incorporates sophisticated interactive streaming media technology called EventStream,

enabling web designers to embed interactive instructions directly into streaming

media programs to trigger highly visual, content-rich capabilities, including

graphics, Flash animations and Java applications – all synchronized with the

streaming video on the web site.

Using iFinish 4, web designers can define hot spots, URL flips

and chapter marks, allowing viewers to interact with streaming media programs

by clicking on objects to gather information, launch related web sites from

the video and even purchase items in the streaming video. This technological

achievement is enabling the creation of interactive online advertising and e-commerce,

rich and dynamic training videos in which viewers can interact with video content,

and is also enabling the delivery of internal corporate communiqués across disparate

regional offices.

iFinish 4 heralds a number of technological advancements in streaming

media production, including:

Interactive Content Creation

Leveraging Media 100 EventStream technology, customers can:

  • Create interactive hot spots
  • Generate synchronized web events
  • Author metadata for searching, indexing and archiving video
  • Layer graphics separately for higher-quality streaming
  • Leverage interactive features of all streaming formats, including Real,

    Windows Media and QuickTime

Integrated Streaming Media Workflow

A seamless workflow, integrated within one solution enables customers to:

  • Capture, edit, author interactivity, encode and publish to the Internet
  • Acquire and deliver in any format, including DV, SDI, component, S-video

    and composite

Visual Effects and Design

Unique strategic relationship with effects innovators, Boris FX and Adobe, empowers

Media 100 customers to:

  • iFX integration

    for unlimited layering and compositing

  • Design 2D and 3D animated titles and advanced digital video effects
  • Finish with real-time broadcast quality color correction tools
  • Expand effects with unique Adobe After Effects integration

Professional Editing Environment

iFinish 4 also provides customers with:

  • Instantmedia integration with the industry’s best-in-class QuickTime-compatible


  • DirectEdit technology for fast, intuitive timeline editing
  • Ability to process audio with real-time three-band parametric EQ
  • Ability to create superior quality pictures and effects for broadcast-quality


iFinish 4 DVD Edition

In addition to providing the industry’s most powerful interactive streaming

production platform for creating Internet video, Media 100 also provides

the industry’s most powerful DVD production workflow from within the same application.

The iFinish 4 DVD Edition is the only DVD creation system in the industry

that enables users to:

  • Capture pristine video from any format
  • Edit content into a final program
  • Encode and preview to MPEG-2 in real time directly from the editing timeline
  • Author a finished title using Sonic Solutions DVDit! Professional Edition

Users creating content for DVD production can also leverage the

flexibility of iFinish 4 to prepare the same dynamic media content for

all the major streaming formats for delivery on the Internet. These unique capabilities

provide corporate marketing and interactive departments, as well as professional

videographers with an ideal multimedia production development hub – all based

on the Windows 2000 platform for optimum integration on corporate networks

and intranets.

Pricing and Availability

The Media 100 iFinish 4 interactive streaming production systems are available

immediately in the following configurations and prices:

  • iFinish 4 V20DV: $2,995
  • iFinish 4 V40: $4,995
  • iFinish 4 V60: $9,995
  • iFinish 4 V80: $14,995

For more information on how to purchase, as well as for dealer

locations, please visit,

or call 1-800-773-1770.

Press Contacts:

Nayla Daly

Media 100 Inc.


Karen Raz

Raz Public Relations