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Matrox Ships DigiSuite MAX 7.0

Content Creation Platform for Broadcast and Post Production (January 14, 2002)
Matrox Video Products Group has begun shippng the full line of Matrox DigiSuite MAX 7.0 realtime editing platforms worldwide. DigiSuite MAX incorporates realtime 3D DVE powered by the Matrox Flex 3D architecture, for enhanced editing power and creative freedom. The complete spectrum of analog and digital inputs and outputs is supported to enable professional editors to work in their formats of choice.

Other benefits of DigiSuite MAX are designed to streamline editing workflow and let users deliver on tape, CD, DVD, and the web. Sonic Solutions' ReelDVD, a professional DVD authoring application, is now included in the software suite bundled with Matrox DigiSuite MAX.

"Matrox DigiSuite MAX 7.0 builds on the award-winning technology of the Matrox DigiSuite product line that has earned its reputation for quality and stability in over 30,000 broadcast, post-production, and corporate video facilities worldwide," said Spiro Plagakis, Matrox vice president of sales and marketing. "The DigiSuite MAX platforms offer a major creativity and productivity boost to professional editors, at a very affordable price."

Key Features
? Advanced realtime effects layering on video and graphics
? Realtime broadcast-quality digital video effects powered by Matrox Flex 3D including blur, YUV color correction, 2D and 3D DVE, slow motion, keying, and many more - up to 15 simultaneously
? Choice of native-DV, DV50, MPEG-2 I-frame 50 Mbps, or M-JPEG editing
? 1394, analog component, Y/C, and composite support
? Optional SDI and AES/EBU add-on module
? Matrox MediaTools for realtime, automated SinglePass scan and capture of DV material ? Realtime DV print-to-tape
? Realtime MPEG-2 encoding for DVD authoring
? Accelerated MPEG-1 encoding for multimedia and Video CD authoring
? Matrox MediaExport for hardware-assisted batch web video encoding
? RealVideo, Windows Media
? SAN connectivity
? WYSIWYG for Adobe After Effects, Discreet 3DS MAX, and Newtek Lightwave 3D

Price and Availability
Three Matrox DigiSuite MAX 7.0 platforms are now available from authorized resellers worldwide. All three platforms share the same realtime editing and 3D effects architecture and advanced productivity tools. They all provide broadcast-quality analog video and audio I/O, as well as optional SDI I/O, and are compatible with all standard video equipment. They differ only in terms of the compression formats used for editing. DigiSuite LX MAX provides native-DV and MPEG-2 I-frame 50 Mbps editing and is priced at $5,995 US in North America. DigiSuite DTV MAX provides native-DV, DV50, and MPEG-2 I-frame 50 Mbps editing and is priced at $7,995 US in North America. DigiSuite LE MAX offers M-JPEG image quality that rivals uncompressed editing solutions and is priced at $5,995 US in North America.

All DigiSuite MAX platforms include a complete content creation software bundle that consists of Adobe Premiere, Inscriber CG, Boris FX, Ligos LSX MPEG, Pixélan Video Spice Rack Lite, Sonic Solutions DVDit! SE, and Sonic Solutions ReelDVD.

The MAX card is also available as an upgrade option, priced at $2,495 US in North America, to Matrox DigiSuite LX, DTV, and LE owners.

About Matrox Flex 3D
Matrox Flex 3D is a fully programmable architecture that applies 3D texture mapping to video in real time using a Matrox 3D graphics accelerator chip and graphics memory. Motion video or graphics are treated as source textures and mapped onto polygon-based 3D shapes such as page curls, perspectives, and distortions. Broadcast-quality effects are achieved using special features that are built into the 3D-accelerator chip and exploited through the Flex 3D architecture.

About Matrox
Matrox Video Products Group is a technology and market leader in the field of digital video hardware and software for realtime editing, DVD authoring, and web streaming applications. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of content creation platforms including Matrox DigiSuite MAX, used by television broadcasters, post-production facilities, and project studios worldwide; and the Matrox RT Series for PC and Mac, designed for corporate communicators, event videographers, and video enthusiasts. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Hong Kong.

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