Media 100 has demonstrated the latest version of its digital media creation tool iFinish at IBC 2001, held in Amsterdam. Version 4.5 sees image-quality boosted due to the addition of the company’s lossless codec technology, support for ICE effects acceleration, along with upgrades to Boris 6.0. With the support for Boris FX 6.0, iFinish users now have access to lighting filters and natural filters including snow, fire and rain. The latest version of Boris FX also includes new apply modes for transparency control and Smart View for dynamically updated previews of animated parameters. In addition, Boris has added audio import and playback for reference and audio synchronization during effects animation design. The company says the release is the first time that iFinish users will be able to access Boris 6.0, Media 100 ICE, and Final Effects Complete directly from the iFinish timeline. The move will provide users with seamless integration with Media 100's entire range of effects and accelerated effects, says the company. Prices for iFinish start at £2,195 for iFinish V20DV and max out at £11,295 for iFinish V80. iFinish 4.5 is shipping now for Windows.