Matrox Announces a Limited Time Offer on Professional DVD Bundles

Thu 30th Jan 2003 | News


Montreal, Canada - January 30, 2003 -- Matrox Video Products Group today announced two Professional DVD Bundles for the RT.X100 realtime editing platform. Available until March 31, 2003 from authorized resellers worldwide, the bundles include Sonic ReelDVD LE, designed specifically for independent and corporate video producers. Built upon the most player-compatible formatting technology available - Sonic Scenarist, Hollywood's standard authoring system - ReelDVD combines the strength of a professional-level application with a friendly user interface and simple workflow, making the process of creating professional-quality DVDs quick and easy. The complete RT.X100 Professional DVD Bundle, including Adobe Premiere and ReelDVD LE is priced at $1,299 US in North America, a $399 savings. Customers who already own Adobe Premiere 6.5 can purchase the RT.X100/ReelDVD bundle without Premiere at $1,099.

"More and more of our customers require professional DVD authoring capabilities to grow their businesses by delivering the richer interactive experience their clients demand," said Spiro Plagakis, Matrox vice president of sales and marketing. "This special promotion gives them the tools they need to create top-of-the-line DVDs, at a very affordable price."

Key features of ReelDVD LE

  • Storyboard editor provides a complete overview of each project element
  • Timeline view facilitates trimming video and adding chapter points, audio, and subtitle tracks
  • Three audio and three subtitle tracks create international appeal
  • Integrated project preview, for proofing directly from the hard drive before writing to DVD, saves time and money
  • Subtitle editor quickly and easily adds subtitles on-the-fly
  • Motion menus allow viewers to interact with video content via button links on top of video
  • Slideshows turn a collection of stills into an interactive experience
  • Broad range of device support enables recording to DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW and DLT tape
  • Export to Scenarist feature allows ReelDVD users to finish feature film and commercial DVD projects on a Sonic Scenarist system to include advanced programming options such as multiple angles and parental and regional control

Upgrade opportunities
Purchasers of RT.X100 Professional DVD Bundles who require stereo Dolby Digital transcoding and up to eight audio and 32 subtitle tracks can upgrade to the full version of ReelDVD directly from Sonic for $199 US in North America. Current owners of RT.X100 who have not purchased a Professional DVD Bundle may purchase a special version of ReelDVD LE that includes stereo Dolby Digital transcoding directly from Sonic at $499, a $300 savings.

About Matrox RT.X100
Matrox RT.X100 is ideal for corporate communicators, event videographers, project studios, educational facilities, and digital filmmakers. It delivers many professional features including realtime 3-way color correction, realtime chroma keying, realtime motion control, and a vast array of Matrox Flex 3D-powered realtime effects with complete keyframe control. It also provides realtime DV output and realtime MPEG-2 capture and encoding for DVD authoring.

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 and delivery platforms used by television broadcasters, post-production facilities, project studios, corporate communicators, event videographers, and video enthusiasts worldwide. 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. For more information visit www.matrox.com/video.


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