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Matrox Announces Support for Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, and Realtime Panasonic P2 MXF 720p Editing on the Matrox RT.X2 Platform
Posted Mar 27, 2007 Print Version     Page 1of 1

Matrox Video Products Group today announced that software release 3.0 for the Matrox RT.X2 editing platform will support the newly announced Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 software. In addition, the Matrox RT.X2 3.0 release will provide support for Windows Vista, additional HD and SD cameras and editing resolutions including the Panasonic P2 MXF 720p format, plus new realtime effects. The new features of Matrox RT.X2 will be demonstrated at NAB 2007 in booth SL2015.

"The RT.X2 3.0 release brings extensive new camera support, giving users many more workflow options including realtime native editing of the popular Panasonic P2 MXF 720p format," said Wayne Andrews, Matrox RT.X2 product manager. "Combined with all the exciting new features of Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium, Matrox RT.X2 users now have all the tools they need to produce top-quality SD and HD productions - creatively, efficiently, and faster than ever - then easily deliver to tape, DVD, Blu-ray disc, the web, and mobile devices."

New features in the Matrox RT.X2 3.0 release include the following:

  • Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium support
  • Windows Vista support
  • Native editing of Panasonic P2 MXF 720p and SD files
  • Panasonic VariCam 720p support
  • New progressive SD editing resolutions
  • Sony HDV 1080p support (HVR-V1 cameras)
  • Canon 24f and 30f mode support
  • Realtime color correction using RGB curves
  • Realtime Adobe garbage masks
  • Realtime sphere effect
  • Realtime time code filter

Key features of Matrox RT.X2 include the following:

  • Realtime mixed-format 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 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, Photoshop and Bridge, Autodesk Combustion and 3ds Max, eyeon Fusion, NewTek LightWave 3D, and Windows Media Player 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

The Matrox RT.X2 3.0 release will be available for download from the Matrox website free of charge to all registered Matrox RT.X2 users in July 2007. Current RT.X2 owners must obtain an upgrade to the new Adobe software from Adobe in order to use the RT.X2 3.0 release. New purchases of Matrox RT.X2 bundled with Adobe software from March 27, 2007 (May 8, 2007 in Japan) through August 28, 2007 qualify for a complimentary upgrade to the equivalent Adobe CS3 product from Adobe when it ships.


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