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RT2000 FAQs - Hardware

After installing Matrox Video Tools 3.1, you'll see the Matrox Audio Mixer on your taskbar. You can use the Matrox Audio Mixer to adjust the level for playback or recording of your clips from the Timeline in Adobe Premiere.

With Matrox Video Tools 3.1, you can now update the display driver for your secondary Matrox display card with a newer version from the Matrox Graphics web site, which lets you use the latest PowerDesk features. Previous versions of Matrox Video Tools did not allow you to update your Matrox display driver.

There is a list of validated systems, motherboards, and BIOS versions under the system recommendations section of this web site.

The Celeron and K6 family of processors are not supported.

Athlon-based systems that appear on our lists of supported motherboards and systems are supported.

The display card bundled with Matrox RT2000 is the Millennium Flex 3D Edition. It is based on the award-winning G400 accelerator found on the Millennium G400 and Millennium G400 MAX cards. It has 32 MB of SGRAM and a 300-MHz Ramdac. This unique version of the card has been optimized for video applications and for Flex 3D. Please note that the RT2000 codec card will not work with other AGP versions of the G400 display card, only with the Flex 3D Edition.

Most hard drives and controller cards manufactured in the past year should be suitable for use in your Matrox RT2000 system. For more information on storage recommendations, and a list of any devices we've found to be unsuitable for use with RT2000, see system recommendations in the RT2000 Customer Support section of this web site.

Yes. To ensure that your system is properly configured for realtime playback, your video clips should be stored on a drive other than your system drive. This drive should meet the performance requirements listed on our web site.

Yes. You can install any of the supported PCI-based display cards for use as a secondary display with Matrox RT2000. For example, you can install a Matrox Millennium G550 PCI card as a secondary display with your bundled Millennium Flex 3D Edition card, which lets you edit in Adobe Premiere on multiple computer monitors with simultaneous video output display on an NTSC or PAL monitor.

For a list of cards that are supported as a secondary display with Matrox RT2000, see system recommendations in the RT2000 customer support section of our web site.

No, you must use your Millennium Flex 3D Edition display card, which is bundled with Matrox RT2000, as your primary display. You cannot switch this card with another AGP display card.

If you install Matrox Video Tools 3.1, you can use the PCI version of the Matrox G550 as a secondary display card with Matrox RT2000. This lets you use multiple computer monitors for editing in Adobe Premiere.