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May 15, 2008 at 2:10 PM #45201VideoguyParticipant
Videoguys’ Matrox RT.X2 LE FAQ
Our Videoguys HD editing experts have been getting a lot of questions about the exciting new Matrox RT.X2 LE and we’d like to share some of the most common answers with you to help you decide to get the Hardware Advantage today!
Part I – Introducing Matrox RT.X2 LE
What is the difference between Matrox RT.X2 LE and other capture cards?
Matrox RT.X2 LE is a real-time hardware accelerator. This means that
it is far more powerful then just a simple Input/Output capture card.
With Matrox RT.X2 LE you get real-time performance that goes beyond
what you can accomplish from software alone.
Can I edit HDV footage with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 on its own? Why doI need a Matrox RT.X2 LE?
Although Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 software alone can edit HDV footage,
it’s not going to give you the same smooth, quick editing environment
you are used to with DV footage. Not only does HD footage contain more
pixels and bits of information, the compressions used put a huge
burden on your systems resources. Matrox RT.X2 LE alleviates this
burden and editing HDV footage is a breeze. It is BETTER because it is
So what exactly do you mean by real-time?
Matrox RT.X2 LE hardware allows you to play back multiple layers of HD
video and graphics directly from the Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 timeline
without rendering. That includes adding filters, transitions and
special effects. That’s something that software can’t do on its own,
even with the fastest quad core computers. For example; our DIY 6 Quad
Core machine with Matrox RT.X2 LE can play back a timeline that
includes two layers of HDV video with a slow motion filter on one
layer and color filters on the other, as well as a graphic overlay.
This plays back in real-time, directly from the timeline, with no
For the rest of the RT.X2 FAQ, follow this link http://www.videoguys.com/rtx2le_faq.html
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