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Topics covered 
in this video:

  • System Requirements
  • Turn-Key Suggestions
  • What's in the Box
  • DMA Settings
  • Defragmentation
  • Pre-Install System Prep
  • Removal of old video drivers
  • Installing the hardware
  • Install the software
  • Configuring your system
  • Basic Capture & Edit
  • Plus much more...

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Getting Started with the Matrox RT2000

It would never have seemed possible just two years ago.

That was back in the days when AVID and MEDIA 100 ruled the world. Want broadcast quality video output? Sure, for $50,000, $70,000, maybe $100,000. Well, Matrox wasn't too happy about that. That's why last January they introduced a revolutionary product. At VideoMaker Expo, people were guess the price tag. $10,000? No, that's too expensive for the DV market. $5000? Maybe. $2000? No way. It's worth double that. We were all blown away.

At under $1000, the Matrox RT2000 has carved out a segment of the DV editing marketplace that previously had to settle for cheap consumer products, or vastly more expensive professional gear that couldn't produce the real-time results they demanded.

New technology sometimes comes with new challenges, however. At first the RT2000 was difficult to install, had bugs galore, and was completely unstable. Now, a year later, Version 2 of the RT200 is out, and is vastly improved, but still requires a delicate touch and a little finesse to get working correctly.

That's where this video comes in. We've worked with the RT2000 since day one, through the ups and downs of the initial releases and beta-testing, we've put this system through its paces. This video shows you our start-to-finish installation on an inexpensive computer system that retails for under $1000. 

This video isn't an instruction book on how to use your computer, nor will it teach you how to edit with Premiere. There are already great books and videos on those subjects. Our goal is to get you up and running as soon as possible with your RT system. In the professional video editing world, time is money, and the sooner your RT system is working, the sooner you can be billing time to your clients. Or perhaps you're into filmmaking. The RT2000s fantastic real-time effects will be a boon to the aspiring director - as long as you get it installed correctly.

Produced with the endorsement of Matrox and supported by JVC and DVS Direct, this video is a fast-paced 40 minutes of solid information. If you own the RT2000, or are considering buying one, this is $30 bucks well spent.

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