April 10
Real-Time, Dual Stream on the Mac for Less Than $1,000
Matrox comes through with Final Cut Pro hardware; FCP to get real-time upgrade

by David Nagel
Senior Producer

We guessed it. We called it on the nose. It's real-time DVEs and uncompressed dual-stream video capture on the Mac, courtesy of Matrox. What we didn't guess is that the solution would come in at less than $1,000 and reside on a single PCI card. We saw a pre-release version in action today, and it's impressive.

The new card, the Matrox RTMac, will be released in the third quarter along with a real-time version of Final Cut Pro. A fully configured system should run less than $5,000. The card also supplements the built-in FireWire ports on the Mac with composite and S-video capture and export. It also provides support for a second monitor and supports real-time playback on a computer monitor and NTSC/PAL monitor separately.

Apple also made two other significant announcements at a press conference this morning, including high definition on the desktop with Pinacle, a new, free upgrade to Final Cut pro and an acquisition (Astarte) in the DVD space. We'll bring you more details throughout the day and week, so check back often.

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