Media 100 has launched CineStream, its interactive streaming-media authoring environment.

CineStream is the updated version of Digital Origin's EditDV, which was acquired by Media 100 last year. The program has been developed to take advantage of the Internet's interactive nature and will be showcased in at VideoForum 2001, being held at Wembley Exhibition Centre from February 6-8.

The application can capture content directly from digital video sources, edit video content, add interactive elements and encode into major streaming-media formats, including Windows Media, Real Systems, QuickTime and MPEG-1.

The inclusion of EventStream technology lets Web designers embed interactive instructions directly into streaming media programs. These instructions can trigger graphics, Flash animations, Java applications and links to Web pages.

The application also includes special effects and video-retouching tools, including crop, zoom, pan, rotate, titling and video layering.

Stephen Manousos, vice president of sales and marketing for the Media 100 software division, delivered Media 100's marketing message: "Media 100 CineStream is an important development for the Internet community. It's a software tool that brings an elegant, sophisticated approach to creating dynamic, rich, interactive streaming-video content for the Web."

Available in the UK in March, CineStream costs £339. Existing owners of Edit DV or MotoDV can upgrade for £99, while IntroDV or PhotoDV owners can upgrade for £269.