Matrox Video Products Group today announced that new value-priced bundles of the Matrox RT.X2 and RT.X2 LE realtime editing platforms and Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 are now available worldwide. The bundles include either the RT.X2 or RT.X2 LE realtime editing card with a professional breakout box, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Adobe Encore CS4, and Adobe OnLocation CS4.
"This bundle puts unprecedented editing power into the hands of corporate communicators, event videographers, project studios, educational facilities, and digital filmmakers at an affordable price," said Pierre-Martin Dion, Matrox RT.X2 product manager. "The RT.X2 hardware combined with the Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 software gives users 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."
Key features of Matrox RT.X2
Matrox RT.X2 extends the capabilities of the Adobe CS4 software with many important benefits:
- Full resolution, full frame rate realtime editing of more layers with broadcast-quality effects such as color correction, chroma/luma keying, speed changes, 2D/3D DVE, blur/glow/soft focus, etc.
- Realtime mixed-format timelines and multicam
- Composite, Y/C, and HD/SD analog component input and output with realtime high-quality downscaling from HD to SD
- Full-resolution HD monitoring on an inexpensive flat panel display via independent DVI output
- WYSIWYG video output support for Adobe Encore, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Photoshop
Price and availability
The Matrox RT.X2 LE and Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 bundle is priced at $1,595 US (€1,349, £1,099) plus applicable local taxes. The Matrox RT.X2 and Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 bundle is priced at $1,795 US (€1,575, £1,249) plus applicable local taxes. The bundles are available from Matrox-authorized dealers worldwide. Current Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Production Premium or Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 owners can purchase RT.X2 LE hardware-only at $1,095 US (€925, £760) and RT.X2 hardware-only at $1,295 US (€1099, £895) plus applicable local taxes.