Media 100 - Free Video Editing for macOS

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which operating systems work with Media 100?
Most Media 100 users are using Media 100 Suite v2.1.8 with:

When running Media 100 under macOS High Sierra (version 10.13), there are reproducible display issues when using the import and export dialog boxes. Otherwise, there are no other known, new issues when using v2.1.8 with High Sierra.

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 is included for professional transitions, titling, and compositing inside Media 100. In addition, you receive Eye Scream Factory’s “100 Essential Transitions”, a wide variety of completely customizable transitions, including artistic dissolves, glow dissolves, wipes, and more.

Which codecs are supported within Media 100?
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?
Media 100 editors are using the following video I/O hardware with Media 100:

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.

I would like to install Media 100 on multiple computers. Is this possible?
You may use your Serial Number to install Media 100 on any number of workstations and laptops within a single location. If installing Media 100 for multiple organizations or locations, please obtain a free license for each organization or location, so that each organization or location has its own serial number.

Are any Boris plug-ins included with Media 100?
The Boris RED plug-in for Media 100 is included for professional transitions, titling, and compositing. As a bonus, you also receive Eye Scream Factory’s “100 Essential Transitions” package, a $49.95 value. 100 Essential Transitions features a variety of designer transition effects ranging from the familiar to the inspired, including Artistic Dissolves, Glow Dissolves, Luma Dissolves, PullSwaps, Rays Dissolves, and Wipes. Editors can tap into a variety of looks featuring glints, lens flares, waves, ripples, and DVE effects. The customizable transitions can be applied at any duration.

I need help. Who should I contact?
Please visit the Media 100 Facebook Group or Creative COW's Media 100 forum 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

Technical support is not available via e-mail or telephone. Please go to the Media 100 Facebook Group or Creative COW's Media 100 forum for all assistance.

Are future versions planned?
Boris FX is the owner and developer of Media 100. 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 macOS versions. New versions are not currently planned.

Media 100 Release History

Media 100 Suite v2.1.8 Release Notes