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Realtime Video Editing Platform
MATROX DIGISUITE LE SYSTEM
DIGISUITE LE Card
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Card & Cables for Digisuite LE System
The introduction of the DigiSuite LE at NAB 98 marked a commitment from Matrox to bring the market a high quality lower cost powerful realtime editing platform, with almost all of the features and funtionality of it's big brother, Matrox DigiSuite. We reviewed the DigiSuite LE o
The DigiSuite LE occupies a single PCI slot leaving room for other boards to be installed on either side of the board. The board features two streams of D1 video with a host of realtime effects, transitions, DVE, and keying capabilities that can be combined in exciting and creative ways. The LE offers the highest Motion-JPEG data rates on the market, exceeding 30 MB per second (both channels combined), capable of 1.3:1 (nearly uncompressed) NTSC/PAL video storage and playback. These features are a must in producing high-end television commercials and other advertising agency work where compression is frowned upon. The LE also offers perfect 48-kHz audio sync, easy NT networkability and many advanced productivity features.
Advanced Realtime Features
DigiSuite LE has two channels of color correction and 2D DVE with high-quality scaling, subpixel motion, and transparent shadow that can be applied to either two video layers or the 32-bit graphics layer. Even when we added more than 2 channels of 2D DVEs we were able to hold down the ALT key and scrub at 100% quality. Using the hardware to compile our section with four 2D DVEs and color correction took seconds not minutes or hours.
LE has an independent fader (transparency) control that is available for all three realtime layers.
Two advanced chroma/luma keyers with chroma suppression, shadow preservation, and anti-alased edges are available.
Hundreds of user-customizable transitions are provided that feature anti-alised edges and soft borders.
The LE offers variable-speed motion layers of video at any rate you choose. This feature is great for special effects or to make a clip "fit to fill" a particular segment of your production.
All of the advanced features of the DigiSuite LE can be applied to each layer independently or simultaneously, and there are no repeat field transitions or other common quality compromises.
The accelerated print-to-disk feature puts your realtime sequences into an AVI file in less than 3x real time so you can easily convert them into video for the web or MPEG-2 streams for DVD authoring.
When the number of layers in your project exceeds the realtime capabilities of the LE board, it's hardware still speeds up your production. The multi-layer compositing engine lets you quickly build productions with dozens (or even hundreds!) of video/graphics layers with traveling mattes, DVEs, transitions, color correction, keying, and all the other DigiSuite LE effects.
LE provides professional-quality balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA audio input/output. True 48-kHz audio genlocked to video reference ensures perfect synchronization in accordance with SMPTE-272M and AES11-1991.
The DigiSuite LE also offers an optional field-upgradeable digital module that adds serial digital video and AES/EBU digital audio input/output.
Realtime 3D DVE Option
Matrox designed the DigiSuite LE to minimize the burden on host system resources and make the card work with a wide variety of computer configurations. The DigiSuite LE was designed to minimize the need for PCI bus bandwidth and system memory. Onboard RAM buffers the video to and from the codecs under control of a Matrox custom-designed Application-Specific Integrated Circuit, which also maintains high bandwidth access to PCI. The benefit of this approach is that the compressed video makes only one pass over the PCI bus.
DigiSuite 3D Studio MAX plug-in
The DigiSuite 3D Studio MAX plug-in, together with the innovative technology of DigiSuite LE, lets you render high-quality alpha-keyed animations in3D Studio MAX. The plug-in can be used for rendering scenes or Video Post sequences. The plug-in renders your alpha-keyed animation to two DirectShow .avi files. One file is your animation, the other is alpha-key (matte) information stored as a grayscale animation. When you play back your animation using DigiTools, both files are played together in real time and are keyed over selected video source. When the plug-in is installed, it is incorporated into 3DS MAX to keep the .avi rendering process quick and easy. All files created with the plug-in can be used for any 3DS MAX procedure or effect that uses .avi files.
Matrox DigiSuite LE, with the bundled software is a very stable and productive nonlinear editing engine. Production specialists have proven DigiSuite LE reliable and stable in the marketplace for over eighteen months. If you need a reliable stable system with near uncompressed video quality check out the DigiSuite LE.
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