Is there ANY high end sound card that is compatible with the Matrox RT.X100 Xtreme Pro?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by alex_glaros, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. "Digital Video Solutions" wrote ...
    Mr. Glaros never mentioned using MIDI. He lead us to believe
    he was talking about live sound via microphone, etc.
    If you are doing DV, you'd be well advised to use 48K sampling
    to avoid any possible artifacts of rate conversion. Besides, since
    the Sound Blaster cards do their internal processing at 48K, you
    just might be able to get away with less artifacts of re-sampling.
    Richard Crowley, Jun 15, 2005
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  2. He has painted himself into a corner by selecting a video hardware
    solution (the Matrox RT.X100) which appears to only support low-
    end audio cards. He is asking for higher-quality audio than any of
    the cards listed on Matrox' list. This is a hardware/driver issue
    and has nothing to do with any software applications.
    Richard Crowley, Jun 15, 2005
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  3. alex_glaros

    alex_glaros Guest

    Yes, that is the work-around that the Matrox tech support person has
    just suggested to me.

    I have another idea, and I was wondering if anyone could give me some
    input on it.

    I play back my video on the RT.X100 to cue me for my voice over. I
    perform my analog audio work so that my mic (or via mixer) feeds into
    the camera, while watching the video. The camera is not connected to
    anything yet; it's just recording to video tape. When finished, I
    connect my camera to the computer via 1394 port and download the video
    to my RT.X100 project as though I'm adding another clip to the end of
    the project, keep the audio track and throw away the video part. Then
    I drag the audio track to where it's supposed to fit in the project.

    Would the audio lose a little quality? Let's say I'm using a Sony
    VX2100 camera.

    By the way, here is the definitive description on what the Matrox can
    and can't do with Premiere (copied from their forum). Basically, I
    make a copy of the clip that I want to sync to, export it out to
    Premiere without the Matrox presets set to "Matrox", use Premiere to do
    the audio creation/syncing, then export the back to the Matrox project:

    - - - - - - - - -
    In fact you will see that the chosen project presets, (named
    Editing-mode in the menu Project->General) are either named "Matrox
    RT.X" or "DV Playback".

    In reality, you indeed have significant flexibility through a choice

    1) Opening a session with the Matrox project presets named "Matrox DV
    and DVCam". You then have access to all the Matrox features: (WYSIWYG
    preview to TV monitor, real time export to disk and tape, realtime
    preview, 50 Adobe transitions in real time, capture directly from
    analog devices etc. On the other side of the ledger. you then don't
    have access to a few features of Adobe Premiere available when the
    Matrox card and it's drivers are not enabled: the two main being
    voiceover and viewing of the safe margins during preview.

    2) The second element of your choice is accessible if you open a
    session using the Adobe project presets, named "DV-NTSC" or "DV-PAL",
    in the Project Presets window. You then have access to all the Premiere
    features and everything works as if the Matrox card and its drivers
    were not on your computer. The only exception is that the Matrox menus
    still show in this configuration, but are not functional.

    Note that both type of projects may be imported in the other type, the
    avi files produced within both types are compatible in the other
    (without rendering). Of course, it should be expected that exchanges
    between Matrox and DV projects will result in rendering requirements in
    areas where Effects, Transitions and Field Options have been applied
    and imported before their RT or non-RT rendering.
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    Alex Glaros
    alex_glaros, Jun 18, 2005
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