NAB2000, LAS VEGASApril 10, 2000Matrox Video Products Group and Apple today
announced the first PCI video card for real-time digital video (DV) editing on the Macintosh. The
RTMac, architected by Matrox and Apple engineers, is tightly integrated with Apple’s
award-winning Final Cut Pro video creation software to provide real-time editing, effects and
compositing. Fully configured systems are expected to start at under $5,000.
With our incredibly fast Power Mac G4, award-winning Final Cut Pro software and innovative
FireWire technology, Apple is the platform of choice for desktop video editing, said Philip Schiller,
Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. The combination of the G4, Final Cut
Pro and the new Matrox RTMac card provides the most powerful, real-time editing environment on
a personal computer.
We are extremely excited to be working closely with Apple to bring real-time DV editing to the
Mac, said Alain Legault, vice president of Product Development for Matrox. Matrox recognizes
Apple’s commitment to desktop video and is proud to partner with an industry leader.
In addition to real-time DV editing, the RTMac PCI video card, available this summer, supplements
the built-in FireWire capabilities of the Power Mac G4 with composite and S-Video analog
video capture and export; provides support for a second computer display for extended desktop
real estate, and offers full-quality, real-time video playback and resolution on a computer display
and NTSC/PAL monitor simultaneously.