RT2000 anyone still using or has everyone upgraded

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Steven H, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Steven H

    Steven H Guest

    I still use the Matrox RT2000 for editing under the theory - if it
    ain't broke don't fix it.

    But now I am thinking of upgrading to the higher level Matrox RT.X 100
    extreme pro (or similar) because of the new audio and colour correction
    capacity.

    On the otherhand - my old system is "still not broken" It works well...

    Any comments - has the transition been worth the effort of essentially
    a new computer system along with a bit of a learning curve on the new
    Adobe

    Thanks in Advance
    SH
     
    Steven H, Apr 20, 2005
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  2. The Matrox RT.X100 won't work on your old system which now has the RT2000.
    You will have to build a brand new system following the guidelines for
    compatibility on the Matrox website.
     
    Digital Video Solutions, Apr 21, 2005
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  3. Steven H

    Steven H Guest

    Thanks for this
    I recognize that - that's why I am curious about whether anyone has
    found the benefits worth the upgrade.

    The RT2000 is now considered quite an old system by video editing
    standards and while I would love to have the advantages because I am
    always a sucker for a "new buttons" to push, I am not sure if there is
    a business case for it. Hence the question - are the improvements in
    audio/colour balance worth the upgrade. What are other people's
    experience
    Thanks
    SH
     
    Steven H, Apr 21, 2005
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  4. RT.X100 offers the use of up to 16 layers of effects in realtime, realtime
    or faster than realtime output of your video projects to MPEG-2 files from
    the timeline of Premiere using the Matrox MPEG Encoder. When doing projects
    you may see your work on a TV monitor when choosing the "preview" from the
    edit menu in Encore DVD. A very nice feature for making sure buttons are
    placed correctly, colors of titles look good and everything else when
    navigating through the final DVD. Matrox video files can be viewed on TV
    monitor from any DirectShow compatible playback software.

    Simultaneous batch encoding to mutliple formats for the web, VCD and DVD
    content - this includes Quicktime, RealVideo, so on and so on. Realtime
    color correction, chroma and luma key, greater flexibility for moving things
    in and out, plus a bunch more effects and filters than you have now.
    Seamless integration with Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 and overall very stable.

    Recommended mainboards include Asus P4C800 models and the P5AD2 models.
    Suggestion: 2GB RAM for maximum performance, Serial ATA RAID for video
    capture negates the need for separate drive for DVD content export. Since
    the RT.X100 hit the market we have sold hundreds and never a return. Early
    on certain technical issues with MPEG export did arise but Matrox fixed it
    within a two week period. Support is excellent.
    --
    Larry Johnson
    Digital Video Solutions

    http://www.digitalvideosolutions.com
    877-227-6281 Toll Free Sales Assistance
    386-672-1941 Customer Service
    386-672-1907 Technical Support
    386-676-1515 Fax
     
    Digital Video Solutions, Apr 21, 2005
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  5. Steven H

    Steven H Guest

    Thanks
    Gooood Explaination
     
    Steven H, Apr 22, 2005
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