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Matrox RT2500

Matrox RT2500
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Oct, 2018

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Expert review by : D. Eric Franks (

GlacierDVS Matrox RT2500 Turnkey Editing Computer


We're tech-heads here at Videomaker and really enjoy mucking about inside computers now and again, upgrading hardware and improving performance. A few years ago you could save a few dollars by building your own editing system, but the newest turnkeys...

RT Export to Tape, Analog in/out options, Integrated dual-monitor support

Sluggish timeline previewing, Sporadic Alt+Scrub failures, Cheap keyboard and mouse

The Inscriber TitleExpress RT (real time) titler was adequate and it was nice to be able to preview titles right away, but we still preferred using Premiere's native titler. Rendering a project to a file was not usually necessary due to the RT2500's...

Jun, 2002

Product Specifications

The "REAL" realtime video editing power of Matrox RT2500 gives you the creative freedom to experiment. Add 3D effects and transitions, design eye-catching graphics and titles, customize your effects you can do it all. Instantly. And there's no penalty for changing your mind. It's fast, it's easy, and you get exactly the look you want, every time. Whether you're creating corporate promos, digital films, interactive training, wedding videos, or home movies, Matrox RT2500 is right for you. * True three-layer realtime editing - two video layers plus a graphics layer simultaneously * Realtime, broadcast-quality, keyframeable 3D digital video effects powered by Matrox Flex 3D * Native DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, and MPEG-2 editing * 4:3 and 16:9 widescreen editing * Turbo-charged multi-layer compositing engine * Advanced productivity tools * Analog and digital video input/output - Y/C, composite, 1394 * Accelerated MPEG output for DVD and CD authoring * RealVideo, Windows Media, and QuickTime output for web video streaming * Complete content creation software bundle. Matrox RT2500 with Matrox Video Tools 3.1 or later requires the following minimum system configuration: * Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 1 or later is recommended), Windows Me (Millennium Edition), or Windows 98 SE operating system. * Intel Pentium II CPU, 350 MHz or AMD Athlon CPU.* * 256 MB physical memory (RAM). * Free PCI slot. * Display card (Matrox Millennium G450 or G550 recommended). * 500 MB of free space for software installation on system drive. * Separate hard drive for A/V content. * 16-bit soundcard. * CD-ROM drive for software installation. * Video camera or VCR. Certain complex realtime effects may require a more powerful system. For optimal system performance, we recommend the following configuration: * Pentium III or AMD Athlon CPU, 750 MHz or faster. * DV video camera (to use 1394 connections). * NTSC or PAL video monitor.

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