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  Matrox RT 2000 Mega Pack 3.0 
  Jul 02, 2001, 09:00am EDT 

Test Bed and Procedures

By: Daniel Renaud

Test Bed:

P-III 800Mhz
512 MB PC-100 SDRAM
9.1 GB 7200 RPM Seagate IDE Boot Drive
2 x 20 GB Maxtor 7200 RPM IDE drives (striped in RAID 0)
3Ware 6200 IDE RAID Card
Sound Blaster Live! Value
Matrox RT 2000
Matrox Flex 3D G400 AGP
Windows ME/Windows 2000 SP1
Matrox Video Tools/Mega Pack 3.0

The system was set up as a dual-boot configuration with both Windows ME and Windows 2000 SP1. Video capture tests were conducted via both FireWire and Analog connections (S-Video and Composite). Video preview was outputted to a standard 13 TV; audio preview was outputted to a pair of dual input Yamaha PC speakers.

DV/FireWire Capture and Deck Control testing done on a Sony TRV-8 and a Sony PD150 DVCAM video camera.

This setup has been tested rigorously for over a month to ensure that a complete understanding of the product and its limitations can be developed.

1. Introduction
2. Features and Contents
3. Test Bed and Procedures
4. System Setup
5. Capture
6. Editing
7. Outputting Your Project
8. Technical Support
9. Summary
10. Conclusions

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Matrox RT 2000 Mega Pack 3.0
Performance: 9/10
Stability: 7/10
Quality: 8/10
Features: 8/10
Layout: 8/10
Documentation: 9/10
Price: 9/10
Overall Rating: 8/10

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