Reprinted from a Matrox Video Products Group press release:
Matrox Video Products Group today announced that Taiwan's Public Television Service (PTS) has opened a new training center based on Matrox RT.X100 realtime video editing platforms. Commissioned by Taiwan's Government Information Office (GIO), the center includes 15 Matrox RT.X100 systems. In a 60-hour course, professional editors and reporters learn non-linear DV editing and DVD production. PTS also uses the RT.X100 systems to edit programming of local aboriginal news and cultural events, including regular shows "The Formosa Aboriginal News Magazine" and "Face to Face with the Clans."
PTS evaluated solutions from Pinnacle and Canopus before choosing Matrox. "We test drove the RT.X100 system, and were satisfied with its performance and reliability," said Danvan Huang, PTS chief of post production. "The most important features for our needs are the RT.X100's efficient DV acquisition tools, realtime editing, graphic compositing and high quality character generator. The RT.X100 allows us to save time through efficient DV ingesting, realtime color correction and effects."
Other key characteristics that helped influence the decision were the Matrox RT.X100's realtime MPEG-2 capture and encoding for DVD authoring, flexible combination of filters and effects, full keyframe control and high-quality chroma key.
"Before this project, it was difficult to believe we could set up an entire video editing training center on our limited budget," said Huang. "The Matrox RT.X100 platform provides a complete set of editing and publishing tools at a high feature-to-price ratio."
System design, installation, training and support were provided locally by Voxel Vision Technology Corporation. Voxel Vision, a Matrox Video Products distributor in Taiwan, provides system integration for the local television broadcast and video post-production industries.
The Public Television Service Foundation (PTS) was founded on July 1, 1998. Operating as an independent public organization, PTS has aimed to set up a popular broadcasting institution that serves the public. Based on its understanding of Taiwanese viewers' needs and interests, PTS strives to offer quality programming in both traditional and new media. For more information visit www.pts.org.tw/~web01/english.
Matrox Video Products Group is a technology and market leader in the field of digital video hardware and software for realtime editing, DVD authoring, and web streaming applications. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of content creation and delivery platforms used by television broadcasters, post-production facilities, project studios, corporate communicators, event videographers, and video enthusiasts worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Hong Kong. For more information visit www.matrox.com/video.