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Matrox Announces Matrox RT.X100 Realtime Video Editing Platform
New "Power of X" architecture leverages scalable CPU power with the explosive performance of dedicated hardware for the ultimate realtime video editing experience

Montreal, Canada - June 25, 2002 - Matrox Video Products Group today announced the Matrox RT.X100 realtime video editing platform, based on the new "Power of X" architecture that leverages scalable CPU power with the explosive performance of dedicated hardware to give users a new level of realtime productivity. Priced at $1099 US in North America including the full version of Adobe Premiere, Matrox RT.X100 delivers full-quality, full-resolution, no compromise realtime editing at a price that is comparable, or even lower, than other software-only realtime applications. Matrox RT.X100 is ideal for corporate communicators, event videographers, project studios, educational facilities, and digital filmmakers. It is scheduled to be available worldwide in July 2002.
"RT.X100's new features such as realtime DV output, realtime MPEG-2 encoding for DVD authoring, advanced realtime color correction, and clean realtime chroma keying have been a real hit with our beta testers," said Patrick Beaulieu, Matrox senior product specialist. "They are telling us that Matrox RT.X100 makes Adobe Premiere better than they've ever seen before, with better capture tools, vastly more realtime editing and productivity features, and faster export than any other video editing product in its price range."
Key Features of Matrox RT.X100
· Realtime DV output
· Realtime SinglePass DV scan and capture
· Realtime MPEG-2 capture and encoding for DVD authoring
· Realtime advanced color correction with 18-parameter control
· Realtime chroma and luma keying
· Realtime adjustable slow and fast motion
· Realtime Matrox Flex 3D effects such as 3D DVE, blur, ripple, cube, and many more
· Freedom to combine and keyframe up to 16 effects in real time, at full-quality
· Realtime composite and Y/C input and output
· Accelerated batch encoding of VCD, SVCD, multimedia, and web formats
About "The Power of X"
Until recently, dedicated hardware has been required at the heart of every realtime nonlinear editing system because CPUs just weren't up to the demanding task of handling video in real time. Suddenly, with the advent of Gigahertz CPUs, editing software can be made to do some editing operations in real time, without hardware assistance, using just CPU power alone.
Software-based editing products hold the promise of being more flexible and more scalable because as CPU speed increases, so does editing performance. On the other hand, dedicated hardware excels at a number of time-consuming functions such as DV and MPEG-2 encoding and 3D effects, which it can do very cost-effectively.
The Power of X combines the best of both approaches to deliver peak video editing performance, at a very aggressive price point, without quality compromises.
The Power of X, as implemented in Matrox RT.X100, now exploits the full power of the CPU for:
· Ultra-fast DV decoding without quality compromises
· Smooth slow and fast motion control
· Advanced 18 parameter color correction
· Advanced chroma keying with shadow preservation, spill removal, and noise reduction

The Power of X, as implemented in Matrox RT.X100, exploits the full power of dedicated hardware for:
· Realtime DV output
· Realtime MPEG-2 encoding
· Analog input and output
· Compositing and true 3D geometric effects
· High-quality bi-cubic and anisotropic effects filtering
About Matrox
Matrox Video Products Group is a technology and market leader in the field of digital video hardware and software for realtime editing, DVD authoring, and web streaming applications. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of content creation and delivery platforms used by television broadcasters, post-production facilities, project studios, corporate communicators, event videographers, and video enthusiasts worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Hong Kong.
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