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Matrox Announces New Features for Matrox RT.X2

Matrox Video Products Group

announced version 2.0 of the software for the Matrox RT.X2 realtime HDV and DV editing platform will provide new features including realtime native editing of JVC’s ProHD HDV 720p format. Matrox RT.X2 is designed primarily for realtime native HDV and DV editing with Adobe Premiere Pro. It also provides a high-quality MPEG-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. Matrox RT.X2 will be demonstrated on the Matrox stand 7.128.

Other new features coming in release 2.0 include:

* Support for Matrox HDV files and Matrox Flex CPU effects in Adobe After Effects

* 4:2:2:4 (YUVA) MPEG-2 I-frame editing in HD and SD

* Realtime playback and mixing of Adobe native HDV files – .MPEG and .M2T

* Improved color correction tools

* WYSIWYG video output for Adobe Bridge and Windows Media Player

* Four new effects – cube, impressionist, ripple, twirl

Key features of Matrox RT.X2

* Realtime multi-layer workflows that combine HD and SD material from analog and digital sources

* Realtime Matrox Flex CPU effects °©– color correction, speed changes, chroma/luma keying and many more

* Realtime and accelerated Matrox Flex GPU effects – 2D/3D DVE, blur/glow/soft focus, shine and many more

* 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

* Includes Adobe Premiere Pro

Priced at $1,995 US in North America including Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, Matrox RT.X2 is now available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers. Release 2.0 is scheduled for November 2006.