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General RT2500 FAQ

For details on minimum system requirements for Matrox RT2500 see Matrox RT2500 system requirements in the Support section of this web site.
Matrox RT2500 with Matrox Video Tools 3.1 has been tested and approved for use with Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, and Windows 98 SE.
You can choose to install Matrox Video Tools 3.1 in any of the following languages:
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
All the Matrox dialog boxes and Help files for Matrox Video Tools 3.1 will be displayed in the language you choose.

Matrox RT2500 supports NTSC, NTSC-EIAJ, PAL, and SECAM. SECAM is supported for video input only. When installing the Matrox RT2500 software, you are asked to choose the video standard you want to use with your system. To switch your video standard, you'll need to re-install the RT2500 software.

If you want to use NTSC and PAL on the same system, create a dual-boot system with a boot manager utility such as Boot Magic (available from PowerQuest Corporation).

Yes. Users with systems limited to 64 MB of AGP aperture benefit from ALL of the RT2500 features, including exporting to MPEG-2 IBP format.

Matrox RT2500 memory requirements depend on your operating system and the amount of AGP aperture that your motherboard can support.

Windows XP256 MB of RAM
Windows 2000256 MB of RAM
Windows 98SE/Me128 MB of RAM
(for motherboards that support 128- or 256-MB AGP aperture)
Windows 98SE/Me256 MB of RAM
(for motherboards limited to 64-MB AGP aperture)
Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. ('Matrox') warrants to the end-user customer who provides adequate proof of purchase, that Matrox hardware products purchased from Matrox authorized dealers will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the date of purchase. This warranty applies only to the original end-user purchaser and is non-transferable.

Matrox RT2500 includes the following hardware and software components:

Hardware supplied
  • Matrox RT2500 PCI card
  • Breakout cable
  • 1394 cable
  • VIP ribbon cable
Software supplied
  • Matrox Video Tools
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Photoshop LE
  • Sonic Foundry ACID Music
  • Sonic Solutions DVDit! LE
  • Inscriber TitleExpress
  • Ligos LSX-MPEG LE
  • Pixélan Video Spice Rack Lite
  • Terran Media Cleaner 5 EZ
  • Matrox MediaTools
  • Matrox DVD Player
  • Installation and User Guide
  • Installation and driver CD

Matrox RT2500 has more realtime features than any other video-editing card in its class. It's the ideal choice for corporate video producers, event videographers, and multimedia artists. At first glance, Matrox RT2500 and Pinnacle DV500 Plus might appear to be quite similar. However, detailed evaluation of these products in an editing environment reveals many important differences.

Matrox RT2500 is the only complete video editing solution on the market, with state-of-the-art technology working behind the scenes and an impressive array of software to help you get more out of it. The in-depth analysis in the Matrox RT2500 versus Pinnacle DV500 document on this web site demonstrates how truly impressive Matrox RT2500 is.

Matrox Video Products Group offers a variety of realtime DV/MPEG-2 editing products on the PC platform. As an example of the differences between the RT and the DigiSuite MAX product lines, this table gives you the information you need to choose the one that's right for you.

Matrox RT2500 vs. Matrox DigiSuite LX MAX (PDF format, 10 KB)