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Old March 30th, 2008, 01:30 PM   #1
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Prospect Hd Or Matrox Rtx2?

Im impressed with the trial of Prospect HD, but the features offered by the Matrox card are just too many to ignore?

What's better about Cineform that should stop me switching. (Ignore the price issue).

Never seen a comparison of the two.

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Old March 30th, 2008, 05:05 PM   #2
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Our products are fairly different, that why there are rarely comparisons. Matrox is more broadcast focused, CineForm more indie-film focused. CineForm much more into the quality issues, quality through multi-generations and through color correction, using our 10/12-bit compressed intermediate, whereas they have only a 8-bit compressed intermediate. CineForm is also allows for a wider range of tool support, with CineForm files working outside of Premiere and even outside of the PC. All these types of enhancement appeal to the filmmaker, but are far less important to a broadcaster you can actually use hardware accelerated 3D effects/transitions of the Matrox products.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 06:17 PM   #3
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Agreed. I had a Matrox before for my SD work. It offered a lot, but was a very unstable solution and fussy about compatibility. For this reason, the cineform software solution appeals to me.

I assume CineformHD 8bit codec is better quality than the matrox Mpeg I-frame codec.
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I assume CineformHD 8bit codec is better quality than the matrox Mpeg I-frame codec.
I would think so in the higher quality modes, but I've never tested the Matrox implementation.
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