The RT2000 offers nonlinear video editing. This means, you first roll out all video clips on a timeline. Afterwards you can rearrange the order. Therefore, the requirements for the hardware are very demanding, especially when the system has to handle data transfer. Most users will take a DV camera as video source and will connect it via firewire to the RT2000. It is also possible to save any additional video and audio signals by using the dedicated connectors of the external breakout box.
To start a new project with Adobe Premiere you have to chose a video codec. In this case, the native Matrox RT2000 Capture codec should be used.
Chosing Video in. The digital interface IEEE-1394 (firewire) ensures best quality with virtually no loss in quality.
The Matrox RT2000 is able to capture four different video formats.