Digital Video Editing: The Matrox RT2500

Monitors And Breakout-Box

The VGA monitor on the left can be used to run the software, while the television set on the right displays the edited videos. The breakout-box is the blue object between the two monitors.

A close-up shot of the breakout box. Here you can see its analog audio and video-in and video-out jacks (stereo). You have the option of using cinch or S-VHS. We only used the outlets for the television (on the right). The capturing feature was used to make sure that the analog-in ports functioned properly, but we ran the majority of our tests with digital signals from a DV camera that was directly connected to the RT2500 card.

Uwe Scheffel