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Matrox and Apple Announce Real-Time DV Editing for the Mac

NAB2000, LAS VEGAS—April 10, 2000—Matrox Video Products Group and Apple® today announced the first PCI video card for real-time digital video (DV) editing on the Macintosh®. The RTMac, architected by Matrox and Apple engineers, is tightly integrated with Apple’s award-winning Final Cut Pro™ video creation software to provide real-time editing, effects and compositing. Fully configured systems are expected to start at under $5,000.

“With our incredibly fast Power Mac G4, award-winning Final Cut Pro software and innovative FireWire technology, Apple is the platform of choice for desktop video editing,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The combination of the G4, Final Cut Pro and the new Matrox RTMac card provides the most powerful, real-time editing environment on a personal computer.”

“We are extremely excited to be working closely with Apple to bring real-time DV editing to the Mac,” said Alain Legault, vice president of Product Development for Matrox. “Matrox recognizes Apple’s commitment to desktop video and is proud to partner with an industry leader.”

In addition to real-time DV editing, the RTMac PCI video card, available this summer, supplements the built-in FireWire® capabilities of the Power Mac™ G4 with composite and S-Video analog video capture and export; provides support for a second computer display for extended desktop real estate, and offers full-quality, real-time video playback and resolution on a computer display and NTSC/PAL monitor simultaneously.

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. The award-winning Matrox DigiSuite product line is used by television broadcasters, post-production facilities, and project studios worldwide. The new Matrox RT Series of products is 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. For more information visit www.matrox.com/video.

About Apple
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

Press Contacts:
Nathalie Welch
Apple
(408) 974-5430
welch@apple.com

Janet Matey
Matrox Video Products Group
(514) 822-6037
janet.matey@matrox.com

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