The revolutionary Matrox Flex 3D™ architecture of RT2000 exploits the explosive 3D graphics performance of the award-winning Matrox Millennium G400 accelerator to provide broadcast-quality 3D DVE and 32-bit uncompressed animated graphics in a native DV editing environment. MPEG-2 output for DVD, Video CD, and web video streaming applications, along with 1394 and analog video output for tape distribution, rounds out the solution
The revolutionary "Matrox Flex 3D" architecture of RT2000 exploits the explosive 3D
graphics performance of the award-winning Matrox Millennium G400 accelerator card
to provide realtime broadcast-quality 3D DVE and 32-bit, uncompressed, animated
graphics in a dual-stream, native-DV editing environment. MPEG-2 output for DVD and
web video streaming applications, along with 1394 and analog video output for tape
distribution round out the solution. |
"Following an extensive beta testing program that has resulted in an extremely stable and reliable product, we have shipped thousands of RT2000 cards to fulfill the backlog of orders and to stock the distribution channel," said Spiro Plagakis, Matrox vice president of sales and marketing. "Cost-conscious video editors can now benefit from the realtime editing productivity and superior production values that broadcasters have long enjoyed."
"Matrox RT2000 is a great product and one of the most stable boards we've had the pleasure of testing," said Stephen Inoue, Premiere product manager, OEM certification team, Dynamic Media Group, Adobe System Incorporated. "The time the Matrox team took to do it right will make a big difference in the marketplace."
"I've been a beta site for RT2000 since September, 1999 and I've seen it progress from a capture card with a lot of promise to a full-blown, rock-solid realtime nonlinear editing platform with all the features I need to impress my clients and get the job done in record time," said Frank Mediati, owner of Mediati Productions, a Montreal-based production company specializing in corporate, medical, and government video projects. "I've already paid back my investment many times over, and with DVD becoming more popular everyday, we are ready to cater to our customers' future needs, too. This system rocks!"
"It is hard not to be impressed by the Matrox RT2000. I have been beta-testing it since October, and seen it develop into a truly remarkable product," said Dr. Andrew Gould, managing director of The Dental Channel, London, England. "My company develops training and educational programs on CD-ROM, video tape and soon, DVD. The RT2000's realtime features allow us to be far more creative and work much faster than our existing single stream edit machine allows. The DVD support is a real boon, and for the price, it really is outstanding." For a sneak peak review of the RT2000, and some very cool screen grabs, check out Videoguys' RT2000 hands on review.
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This IS your graphics card! Millennium G400 provides a high-performance console with a video-in-a-window display. An additional graphics display adapter is not required in the system so there are no compatibility hassles.
Adobe Premiere 5.1 RT
The Matrox realtime plug-in for Adobe Premiere lets you take full advantage of the powerful RT2000 hardware. Choose from a wide variety of realtime 2D and 3D filters and transitions with customizable drop shadows, soft edges, and color borders.
Get instant feedback the Matrox plug-in provides ultra-responsive scrubbing and realtime preview and playback on your video monitor and desktop display. You even get multi-track transparency control from within Premiere.
ACID Music is the fastest and easiest way to create custom license-free music for your RT2000 projects. The package includes many high-quality, cutting-edge loops to give you unprecedented creative flexibility.
Ulead Cool 3D
Cool 3D lets you create stunning full-screen 3D animated titles, alpha-channeled TGA images and sequences, and full-motion AVI movies for your RT2000 projects. Add finishing touches to your videos with an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface where you can apply special effects, textures, and bevels to your text and logos.
Sonic DVDit! is the easiest way to publish digital video on DVD. You capture and edit video in realtime using Adobe Premiere RT. Then drag and drop your edited video sequences, audio clips, graphics, backgrounds, and buttons into DVDit!. With its intuitive user interface, lightning-quick operation and high-powered formatting engine, DVDit! lets you easily create DVD-Video and DVD-ROM titles that play back on your set-top or PC-based player. Now, with an affordably-priced DVD-Recordable device on your desktop, DVD is the perfect distribution format for any video program.
Matrox RT2000 includes a variety of unique productivity tools
to save you countless hours in the editing suite.
RT2000 - the featuresVideo Inputs
Flex 3D is a fully programmable architecture that applies 3D texture mapping to video using a Matrox 3D graphics accelerator chip and graphics memory. Motion video or graphics are treated as source textures and mapped onto polygon-based 3D shapes such as page curls, planes, and particles. Broadcast-quality effects are achieved using special features that are built into the 3D-accelerator chip and exploited through the Flex 3D architecture:
The fact that Flex 3D is fully programmable means that additional effects can be added via supplementary software. An unlimited variety of brand new effects, that have never been seen before, can be developed.
Realtime DV and MPEG-2
Editing on Matrox RT2000
The Matrox RT2000 is a nonlinear editing solution that lets you work with two video streams and a 32-bit, uncompressed, animated graphics layer in real time.
RT2000 captures native DV material in real time over the built-in 1394 interface. Analog video from composite or Y/C sources can also be digitized in realtime into either a DV or an MPEG-2 stream.
During the editing process, you work with two video layers and a graphics layer. You can apply organic and 3D transitions, 2D and 3D DVE, and transparency effects in real time NO RENDERING. You see all your edits and changes instantly on your PAL or NTSC monitor, at full online quality, without waiting for previews to render.
Realtime Analog Output
You can record your program to analog tape in realtime over the composite or Y/C output.
There are three modes of operation for digital output from RT2000:
|||You can stream your program from the Adobe Premiere timeline directly to DV tape via 1394 without the need to print your complete project to an AVI file.|
|||You can record your project on disk as a DV AVI file for archiving or as an interim step in the production process.|
|||You can record your project on disk as an MPEG-2 AVI file for DVD authoring and distribution.|