Matrox Video Products Group has announced the Matrox RT.X2,a realtime native HDV and DV editing platform bundled with Adobe Premiere Pro.
Matrox RT.X2 is designed primarily for realtime native HDV and DV editing. It also provides a high-quality MPEG-2 4:2:2 I-frame codec so users can capture other HD and SD formats using RT.X2's analog inputs and mix all types of footage on the timeline in real time.
Key features of Matrox RT.X2 include the following:
Realtime multi-layer workflows that combine HD and SD material from analog and digital sources
Realtime Matrox Flex CPU effects
Realtime and accelerated Matrox Flex GPU effects
Native HDV and MPEG-2 4:2:2 I-frame HD editing
Native DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, and MPEG-2 4:2:2 I-frame SD editing
Realtime mixing of HD codecs and SD codecs on any timeline
Realtime mixed-format multi-cam
Realtime high-quality hardware downscaling for SD output from an HD timeline
Accelerated export to DVD, multimedia formats including Flash Video, and Adobe Clip Notes
WYSIWYG for Adobe After Effects and Photoshop, Autodesk Combustion and 3ds Max, eyeon Fusion, and NewTek LightWave 3D with dynamic Alt+Tab switching
Composite, Y/C, HD/SD analog component input and output full-resolution HD monitoring on an inexpensive flat panel display via independent DVI output.
Priced at $1,995 US in North America including Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, Matrox RT.X2 will be available worldwide in May 2006.
A special limited-time in-box coupon offer entitles the purchaser to a substantial discount on an upgrade to Adobe Production Studio. For a limited time, owners of Matrox RT.X100 can upgrade to RT.X2 at a special price.
System selection guidelines and lists of validated computers, motherboards, and GPUs will be posted in the support section of the Matrox web site