Matrox Announces Free Parhelia WYSIWYG Plugin for combustion 3

Reprinted from a Matrox press release:

Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of professional graphics solutions, is pleased to announce a new What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) video output plug-in for combustion 3, Discreet’s comprehensive desktop software for motion graphics, compositing and visual effects, delivering video output functionality with the Parhelia Series graphics cards. This remarkable plug-in affords Discreet combustion software and Matrox graphics cards users tremendous productivity gains by providing the ability to verify composite creations on an external video monitor or capture them quickly and easily to tape.

“Discreet is delighted with the new WYSIWYG video output plug-in for combustion 3, especially given the high quality of Matrox’s video output support,” says Bill Roberts, director of product management, Discreet. “Visual effects and motion graphics artists using combustion software will greatly appreciate both the convenience of Parhelia’s WYSIWYG functionality and the productivity gains of Matrox’s Dual-display plus video output technology, allowing our customers to complete their projects faster as a result.”

The award winning Matrox Parhelia Series graphics cards are the industry’s only solutions offering Dual-display plus video output support from a single board. This phenomenal configuration enables video professionals to extend timelines, toolbars, composite and video windows, control and effects menus across two displays, while having a dedicated video monitor available for convenient viewing of clips and projects. Combining this functionality with solid OpenGL support and exceptional image and video output quality, Parhelia offers unprecedented flexibility and return on investment.

“Matrox is thrilled to offer this remarkable new plug-in for Discreet combustion 3 software,” says Caroline Injoyan, product manager, Matrox Graphics Inc. “This latest WYSIWYG video output plug-in provides unique support for our Parhelia customers working with combustion and further demonstrates Matrox’s dedication to bringing productivity enhancing technologies to market.”

The WYSIWYG video output plug-in for Discreet combustion 3 is a free download for registered Parhelia users and requires the installation of the new 1.08 drivers, which will be available October 2004 off the Matrox Graphics website at in the creative professionals section.

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