Matrox announces realtime HDV solution, RT.X2

from a Matrox press release

Montreal, Canada, April 18, 2006 – Matrox Video Products Group today announced Matrox RT.X2, a high-performance realtime

native HDV and DV editing platform bundled with Adobe Premiere Pro. Ideal for corporate communicators, event videographers,

project studios, educational facilities and digital filmmakers, Matrox RT.X2 is designed primarily for realtime native HDV

and DV editing. It also provides a high-quality MPEG-2 4:2:2 I-frame codec so users can capture other HD and SD formats

using RT.X2’s analog inputs and mix all types of footage on the timeline in real time.

"We are excited about the new Matrox RT.X2 editing platform bringing affordable real-time functionality and complete

workflow flexibility for professional video editors working in both HDV and DV," said Simon Hayhurst, director of

product management, Video Solutions for Adobe. "It provides Adobe Production Studio customers with a professional,

integrated nonlinear editing system that scales to support any project type."

"We’re capitalizing on the success of the Matrox Axio technology to bring many of the same high-end productivity and

workflow features to professional editors working primarily in HDV and DV," said Lorne Trottier, president and CTO of

Matrox. "No other platform gives users so many ways to get the job done in record time, at such an affordable price


Price and availability
Priced at $1,995 US in North America including Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, Matrox RT.X2 will be available in May 2006 through a worldwide network of authorized dealers. A special limited-time in-box coupon offer entitles the purchaser to a substantial discount on an upgrade to Adobe Production Studio.

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