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Frequently Asked Questions

Which operating systems work with Media 100?
Media 100 Suite v2.1.7 supports Mac OS X 10.10 ("Yosemite") and 10.11 ("El Capitan").

macOS Sierra (version 10.12) has not yet been qualified. Read More

I am an existing Media 100 user. What is the current version?
The latest version of Media 100 is Media 100 Suite v2.1.7 which adds support for Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan). Users running Media 100 Suite v2.1 or higher are eligible to receive v2.1.7 as a free update. Please download the Trial Version and run the installer, entering your name and 60-day Trial Install Code. Although you are entering a Trial Install Code, your existing v2.1.x license will be recognized, and the software will be fully licensed.

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Why should I try Media 100?
Media 100 offers unrivaled ease-of-use, stability, and image quality. Many editors prefer to focus on the craft of video editing as opposed to learning a complex software application. Media 100 is an ideal solution for anyone who values an easy-to-learn solution that delivers professional quality. Boris RED, a $695 value, is included for professional transitions, titling, and compositing. When you purchase Media 100, you receive Boris RED for both Media 100 as well as Adobe Premiere Pro for Mac (Creative Cloud, CS6, CS5.x).

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Are any Boris plug-ins included with Media 100?
Media 100 includes Boris RED for professional transitions, titling, and compositing. As a bonus, when you purchase Media 100 for $99, you receive Boris RED for both Media 100 as well as Adobe Premiere Pro for Mac (CC, CS6, CS5.x). RED is a $695 value on its own! 

Which codecs does Media 100 support?
Apple Intermediate
Apple ProRes 422 Proxy
Apple ProRes 422 LT
Apple ProRes 422
Apple ProRes 422 HQ 
Apple ProRes 4444
Apple 8 bit uncompressed 
Apple 10 bit uncompressed 
JPEG Media 100 i 
Media 100 HD 
Sony XDCAM - with Sony XDCAM Transfer

Apple ProRes 422 is grayed out. How do I get access to the codec?
Apple ProApps codecs such as ProRes, AVC-Intra, and DVCPRO HD are available as a download on the Apple website. Please review this Creative COW thread for information regarding how to install the codecs on your computer system.

Which third-party video I/O hardware works with Media 100?

Many Blackmagic Design video I/O cards are likely to work with Media 100, but they were not tested with Media 100 Suite v2.1.7. The following cards were previously qualified:

If you would like to use Media 100 with these or other Blackmagic Design video I/O cards, please download the Media 100 Suite v2.1.7 Trial Version to evaluate compatibility.

I have a new Mac Pro and would like to use an AJA or Blackmagic Design video I/O card. Do you recommend a particular Thunderbolt 2 Expansion Chassis? 
Media 100 users have reported flawless results with Sonnet's Echo Express SE II.

Is technical support available?
Please visit Creative COW's Media 100 forum or the Media 100 Facebook Group for assistance and advice from an enthusiastic community of Media 100 editors.

Please also check out the following resources:

Setting Up a New Media 100 Project

Getting Started with Media 100

More Media 100 Tutorials

Customers who purchase Media 100 Suite v2.1.7 are also able to receive e-mail-based technical support from Boris FX. For help with using the Trial Version, please visit the Media 100 Facebook Group or Creative COW's Media 100 forum.

Are future versions of Media 100 planned?
Since acquiring Media 100 in 2005, Boris FX has released over 20 upgrades or updates, many adding significant functionality. In recent years, updates have primarily related to supporting new Mac OS X versions as well as new third-party video I/O devices and drivers. Development of major new features - or a 64-bit version of Media 100, a major undertaking - will depend primarily on demand and interest in the marketplace.

Media 100 Release History

I would like to install Media 100 on multiple computers. Is this possible?
You may use your Serial Number to install Media 100 on two computers - for example, a workstation as well as a laptop - as long as the computers are not used simultaneously.

I have feedback regarding Media 100. Who do I contact?
The best places to share feedback are the Media 100 group on Facebook or Creative COW. These discussion areas are monitored by key Media 100 stakeholders.

Who is behind Media 100?
Please read the About Media 100 page for a summary.