It seems like an age, but Matrox is finally shipping its long-awaited RT2000 real-time video editing system. The RT2000 is poised to rewrite the digital video marketplace, with an impressive array of real-time editing features debuting on the £799 solution.
RT2000 deploys Matrox Flex 3D technology, which the company says uses the 3D power of its Millennium G400 accelerator card to provide real-time, broadcast quality 3D DVE and 32-bit, uncompressed, animated graphics in a dual-stream, native-DV editing environment. RT2000 supports MPEG-2 output for DVD and Web video streaming applications, as well as FireWire (IEEE1394) and analog video output.
As well as the RT2000 codec card, the bundle includes Adobe Premiere RT, Ulead Cool 3D for titling, Sonic Foundry Acid Music software, and Sonic DVDit! for DVD authoring. Support for all DV cameras from the likes of Sony, JVC and Sharp is slated.
The system will offer dual-stream MPRG-2 4:2:2 I-frame editing, and over 500 user-customisable real-time effects and transitions, including oragnic wipes, scaling, perspectives and more. Watch for a UK exclusive review in a coming issue of Digit.