Matrox RT.X2 Installation Manual
Matrox RT.X2
Installation Manual
November 5, 2010
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4. Exclusion of warranty
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SOFTWARE IS ASSUMED BY END USER. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, END
USER (AND NOT MATROX, ITS DISTRIBUTORS OR DEALERS) ASSUMES THE ENTIRE COST
OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
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9. Unauthorized use
THE MATROX LICENSED SOFTWARE AND ANY DOCUMENTATION RELATED THERETO ARE
NOT DESIGNED, INTENDED, OR AUTHORIZED FOR USE IN ANY TYPE OF SYSTEM OR
APPLICATION IN WHICH THE FAILURE OF THE LICENSED SOFTWARE COULD CREATE A
SITUATION WHERE PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH MAY OCCUR (E.G., MEDICAL SYSTEMS,
LIFE SUSTAINING OR LIFE SAVING SYSTEMS). Should the LICENSEE license or use the Matrox
Licensed Software for any such unintended or unauthorized use, the Licensee shall indemnify and hold
Matrox and its officers, subsidiaries and affiliates harmless against all claims, costs, damages, and
expenses, and reasonable attorney fees arising out of, directly or indirectly, any claim of product liability,
personal injury or death associated with such unintended or unauthorized use, even if such claim alleges
that Matrox was negligent regarding the design or manufacture of the Licensed Software.
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Contents
Chapter 1
Welcome to Matrox RT.X2
About this manual ................................................................................. 2
Style conventions ....................................................................................... 2
Last-minute information.............................................................................. 2
Hardware supplied ............................................................................... 3
System requirements ........................................................................... 3
Chapter 2
Installing Your Matrox RT.X2 Hardware
Before you install your Matrox RT.X2 card........................................... 6
Start with a functioning system................................................................... 6
Avoid costly damage .................................................................................. 6
Providing adequate ventilation.................................................................... 6
Format your A/V drives using NTFS .............................................................7
About the PCI retainer bracket ................................................................... 8
Preparing the internal power supply cable on your RT.X2 card .................. 9
Installing your Matrox RT.X2 card ....................................................... 10
Before restarting your computer......................................................... 10
Chapter 3
Connecting External Devices to Matrox RT.X2
RT.X2 breakout box connections ........................................................ 12
Available RT.X2 connections...................................................................... 12
Connecting your RT.X2 breakout box to your computer..................... 12
Connecting a DVI video monitor .......................................................... 14
Using the RT.X2 S-Video adapter cables ............................................ 15
Typical Matrox RT.X2 connections ...................................................... 16
DV-1394 connections ................................................................................ 16
Analog component connections using same device for
capture and export to tape ...................................................................... 17
S-Video connections using same device for capture and export to tape .. 18
Composite connections using separate source and record devices......... 19
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Chapter 4
Installing Your Matrox RT.X2 Software
Overview of the software installation..................................................22
Hardware detection ............................................................................22
Installing Matrox Mtx.utils ...................................................................22
Updating your RT.X2 firmware...................................................................22
Installing the Matrox effect patterns ...................................................23
Installing additional Matrox WYSIWYG plug-ins or
removing unneeded plug-ins .............................................................23
Installing the Matrox VFW software codecs on a
system without the RT.X2 hardware..................................................23
Updating drivers for using DV-1394 devices.......................................24
Note about using sleep and hibernation modes with Matrox RT.X2 ..24
Removing your Matrox RT.X2 software ..............................................24
Appendix A
Matrox RT.X2 Specifications
RT.X2, RT.X2 LE, and RT.X2 SD cards ................................................28
General .....................................................................................................28
Typical operating voltages and current consumption (RT.X2 card) ...........28
Typical operating voltages and current consumption (RT.X2 LE/SD
cards).......................................................................................................28
Video input signals ....................................................................................29
Video output signals ..................................................................................30
Audio specifications ..................................................................................30
Environmental specifications .....................................................................30
Appendix B
Matrox Customer Support
How to get Matrox customer support ................................................32
Registration ...............................................................................................32
Keep up to date with our website .............................................................32
Contacting us ............................................................................................32
Index .......................................................................................... 33
Contents
1
Welcome to Matrox RT.X2
This chapter provides an
overview of the Matrox RT.X2
documentation, and lists the
contents of your RT.X2 kit and
the RT.X2 system
requirements.
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About this manual
This manual provides you with information about installing your Matrox RT.X2
hardware and software. For information on how to use Matrox RT.X2 with
Adobe Premiere Pro and other supported programs, see your Matrox RT.X2 User
Guide.
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Note Throughout the Matrox RT.X2 documentation, the term “RT.X2” refers
to RT.X2, RT.X2 LE, and RT.X2 SD, unless indicated otherwise.
Style conventions
The following style conventions are used in this manual:
• The names of files, directory paths, and manuals appear in italics. For
example:
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The data is stored in the sample.wav file.
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The file is located in your C:\Windows\System directory.
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Please refer to your Matrox RT.X2 User Guide.
• Menus and commands that you need to choose are displayed in the form
Menu > Command . For example, File > Save means click File in the
menu bar, then click Save in the menu that appears.
• The names of keys are displayed in small capital bold letters, such as the
CTRL key.
• A plus (+) sign is used to indicate combinations of keys and/or mouse
operations. For example:
$
CTRL+C means to hold down the CTRL key while pressing the C key.
$
SHIFT+click means to hold down the SHIFT key while you click an item
with the mouse.
Last-minute information
Any important information that wasn’t available for inclusion in this manual by
publication time is provided to you in the Matrox RT.X2 Release Notes.
Chapter 1, Welcome to Matrox RT.X2
3
Hardware supplied
Your Matrox RT.X2 kit includes the following hardware:
• RT.X2 card with internal power supply cable, and two small screws for
securing the card to your computer frame. (RT.X2 LE and RT.X2 SD do not
have an internal power supply cable.)
• RT.X2 breakout box with attached cables (includes 6-pin IEEE-1394 cable
for connecting the RT.X2 breakout box to your computer’s 1394 port, and
two audio connectors).
• Two S-Video adapter cables for connecting S-Video devices to your RT.X2
breakout box.
System requirements
Matrox RT.X2 requires a computer with the following minimum system
configuration:
• Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Home Premium (64-bit), or
Windows Vista Business or Ultimate (64-bit) with Service Pack 2.
• Intel Xeon, Intel Pentium D, AMD Opteron, or AMD Athlon 64 X2.
• Dual-CPU or one dual-core CPU, depending on processor used.
• 4 GB of RAM.
• One free PCI Express expansion slot.
• NTFS-formatted A/V drives.
• If you want to use your Matrox RT.X2 system with Adobe Premiere Pro, you
must have Adobe Premiere Pro version 5.0.2 or later.
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Note We recommend that you install a fan for added ventilation as explained
in “Providing adequate ventilation” on page 6.
For up-to-date information about Matrox RT.X2 system requirements, check the
Matrox Video Support site at www.matrox.com/video/support.
Hardware supplied
4
Your notes
Chapter 1, Welcome to Matrox RT.X2
2
Installing Your Matrox RT.X2 Hardware
This chapter describes how to
install your Matrox RT.X2 card.
6
Before you install your Matrox RT.X2 card
Read the following information carefully before attempting to install your
Matrox RT.X2 card in your computer system.
Start with a functioning system
Before attempting any Matrox RT.X2 installation, you should have a computer
with a supported Windows operating system fully installed and functioning
smoothly. This will avoid potential problems later on.
Avoid costly damage
Static electricity from your body can damage your Matrox RT.X2 card or your
computer. Although you may not notice it, static electricity is generated every
time you move. It’s often too small to cause a spark, but it can still cause damage
to sensitive electronic components or at least reduce their lifespan.
To avoid damage, please observe the following precautions:
• Do not remove your Matrox RT.X2 card from its antistatic bag until you’re
ready to install it. Before removing the card, place the package within easy
reach of the area where you intend to perform the installation.
• You should avoid touching the chips and other components on the circuit
board. Try to handle the card by its edges.
• Try to work in an area where the relative humidity is at least 50%.
• Do not wear wool or synthetic clothing. These fabrics tend to generate more
static electricity than cotton, which is best for this kind of work.
• Turn off the power switches on your computer and its connected
components.
Once you’ve opened your computer, drain static electricity from your body by
touching a bare metal surface on your computer chassis before you install or
remove any parts of your system. If you have a grounding wrist strap, use it while
handling and installing any components in your computer.
Providing adequate ventilation
Because your Matrox RT.X2 card produces a significant amount of heat, forced
air ventilation is extremely important. Inadequate ventilation may result in erratic
operating behavior.
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Note Your Matrox RT.X2 card is equipped with a temperature sensor to let you
monitor the operating temperature of your Matrox RT.X2 system. This
temperature is displayed in the Matrox X.info program. For details, see the
chapter “Monitoring Your Matrox RT.X2 System” in your Matrox RT.X2 User
Guide.
Chapter 2, Installing Your Matrox RT.X2 Hardware
7
To provide as much airflow as possible over the card, it’s recommended that you
install a fan as explained below:
• Position a fan directly facing the back of the Matrox RT.X2 card. You should
make sure the fan directs air over the card. When installed, this fan works in
conjunction with your computer’s fan to blow warmed air away from your
RT.X2 card.
Airflow
• Choose a fan that has a minimum rating of 40 CFM (CFM stands for cubic
feet of air displaced per minute and is a measurement standard for fans). An
example of a fan that meets this requirement well is the Sunon model
KD1208PTB1, which is a 12 VDC fan with a rating of 42.5 CFM.
• Make sure to mount the fan as close to the card as possible. In most systems,
you should be able to place the fan directly behind the card guide slots.
• Make sure to close your computer’s cover once you’ve finished installing
your hardware. This ensures that the airflow generated by the fan is directed
over the card.
²Caution Fan installation should be done by a qualified technician. Improper
installation procedures can result in damage to your RT.X2 components and/or
your computer system. Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd. is not responsible for any
damage caused by faulty installation.
Format your A/V drives using NTFS
Your A/V drives must be formatted using NTFS for use with Matrox RT.X2
because NTFS overcomes FAT32 file size limitations. When a hard drive is
formatted using FAT32, files saved to this drive cannot exceed 4 gigabytes in
size. This translates to approximately 20 minutes of DV/DVCAM video, which
poses a serious limitation to a nonlinear editing platform like your Matrox RT.X2
system.
With NTFS, you also have the option of creating a striped volume, which consists
of multiple hard drives formatted as a single partition. This allows you to work
with multiple drives as a single large drive, which offers more disk space and
enhances hard drive performance. NTFS also provides better audio and video
synchronization than FAT32 when you play back your clips.
Before you install your Matrox RT.X2 card
8
If you already have Windows installed on your computer, you can check the
format of your drives. In Windows Explorer, right-click the drive letter (such as
D:), then choose Properties. Under General, check the format of your drive
next to File system.
If you need to format a drive using NTFS, right-click Computer, then choose
Manage . Under Computer Management > Storage, select Disk
Management. In the Disk Management utility, right-click the appropriate
drive and choose Format. In the provided dialog box, specify a volume label for
the partition you are creating. From the File System list, select NTFS. Leave the
Allocation unit size at Default. Do not select the Enable file and folder
compression option. If you are formatting the drive for the first time, do not
select the Perform a quick format option either.
¡ Important
All information on the designated drive will be lost.
For more information on how to format your storage devices using NTFS, see
your Windows documentation.
Disk defragmentation
It’s important to make sure that your storage does not become too fragmented.
Overly fragmented drives will lead to a major reduction in your system’s
performance, which will in turn seriously reduce Matrox RT.X2’s ability to work
properly.
¡ Important To ensure that your storage is operating at optimal levels,
defragment your hard drives regularly (daily or several times a week).
For information on how to defragment your storage devices, see your Windows
documentation.
About the PCI retainer bracket
Many computers contain card guides at the front end of the computer chassis.
These help to stabilize cards. If your RT.X2 card is equipped with a PCI retainer
bracket, the following diagram depicts the retainer bracket’s use:
RT.X2 card
Card guide
PCI retainer bracket
With some computer models, you may have to remove the PCI retainer bracket.
In such a case, once you’ve drained static electricity from your body and removed
the RT.X2 card from its antistatic bag (see “Before you install your Matrox
Chapter 2, Installing Your Matrox RT.X2 Hardware
9
RT.X2 card” on page 6), simply remove the screws holding the bracket in place
and then carefully remove the bracket.
Preparing the internal power supply cable on
your RT.X2 card
Note
RT.X2 LE and RT.X2 SD do not have an internal power supply cable.
Your RT.X2 card must be powered by your computer’s internal power supply by
way of the internal power supply cable. The female end of the internal power
supply cable is connected to the internal power supply connector on the RT.X2
card at the factory. If for any reason the internal power supply cable is not
connected to the RT.X2 card, connect it as follows:
Internal power supply cable
Internal power supply
connector
AUDIO
VIDEO
Attach the female end of your
internal power supply cable to
the 8-pin male connector on
your RT.X2 card.
DVI
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RT.X2 card
Before you install your Matrox RT.X2 card
10
Installing your Matrox RT.X2 card
Your Matrox RT.X2 card is designed to operate in a PCI Express (PCIe) slot in
your computer. If the slot in which you’ll be installing your RT.X2 card already
contains another card, either move it to an unused slot or remove it completely.
° To install your RT.X2 card:
1 Turn off your computer, unplug it, and then remove its cover.
2 Make sure the internal power supply cable is connected to your RT.X2 card
as explained in “Preparing the internal power supply cable on your RT.X2
card” on page 9.
3 Remove the metal plate located at the back of the PCIe slot you’ll be using
for your RT.X2 card. Save the screw for the mounting bracket.
4 Position your RT.X2 card over the chosen slot and push the card in firmly
and evenly until it is fully seated in the slot.
5 Using the fasten screw you removed in step 3, secure your RT.X2 card to the
computer frame.
6 Connect the male end of the internal power supply cable on your RT.X2 card
to a free power outlet of your computer’s internal power supply.
¡ Important
Make sure that no other devices are sharing this power outlet.
7 Replace your computer’s cover.
8 Using the two small screws provided with your RT.X2 card, secure the
RT.X2 bracket to the computer frame as shown below. This step is crucial in
making your RT.X2 card FCC compliant.
Make sure the screw head
overlaps the computer frame
RT.X2 card
Computer frame
Not available on RT.X2 LE/SD
Before restarting your computer
You must connect your external devices such as the RT.X2 breakout box, DVI
monitor, VTRs, DV camcorder, etc., before attempting to restart your computer.
For details about these tasks, see Chapter 3, “Connecting External Devices to
Matrox RT.X2.”
Chapter 2, Installing Your Matrox RT.X2 Hardware
3
Connecting External Devices to Matrox
RT.X2
This chapter shows you how to
connect external devices to
Matrox RT.X2.
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RT.X2 breakout box connections
The RT.X2 breakout box provides you with the maximum flexibility possible for
connecting external devices to your Matrox RT.X2 system.
Available RT.X2 connections
• One analog component input, or one S-Video input, or one composite input.
• One analog component output, or one S-Video output and one composite
output.
• IEEE-1394 interface.
• DVI video output (not available on RT.X2 LE or RT.X2 SD).
• One analog RCA stereo input and output.
Connecting your RT.X2 breakout box to your
computer
1 Connect the RT.X2 video cable from the back of the RT.X2 breakout box to
the VIDEO connector on your installed RT.X2 card. Tighten the thumb
screws until snug to ensure a stable connection.
²Caution Use extra care when attaching the video cable as bent pins can
cause your Matrox RT.X2 system to not perform properly. Also, do not bend
the cable too sharply. Excessive bending or flexing can damage internal,
shielded wires.
2 Plug the blue and green audio connectors (labeled TO AUDIO CARD IN
and TO AUDIO CARD OUT) into the corresponding colored jacks on your
sound card. If your computer speakers are connected to your sound card,
unplug them from your sound card, then proceed to the next step.
3 To connect your computer speakers, simply plug the connector into the
RT.X2 socket labeled AUDIO.
4 Connect the 1394 cable from the back of the RT.X2 breakout box to the 1394
port on your computer.
The following illustration shows the TO AUDIO CARD IN cable connected to
the LINE IN of the sound card. However, you can also connect the cable to
another input of your sound card, for example, AUX IN. Regardless of the input
to which you’ve connected the TO AUDIO CARD IN cable, you must specify
your analog audio input when defining your capture settings in order to capture
analog audio. For information on defining your capture settings, see your Matrox
RT.X2 User Guide.
Chapter 3, Connecting External Devices to Matrox RT.X2
13
This connector is
not available on
RT.X2 LE/SD
Onboard sound
card and 1394
TO AUDIO
CARD IN
TO AUDIO
CARD OUT
RT.X2 card
bracket
To computer speakers
(cable not supplied)
RT.X2 breakout box
Connecting your RT.X2 breakout box to your computer
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Connecting a DVI video monitor
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Note RT.X2 LE and RT.X2 SD do not have a DVI connector for connecting a
DVI video monitor.
In order to preview the video output from your Matrox RT.X2 system, the Matrox
RT.X2 card has a DVI connector that’s used to connect a DVI monitor that
accepts digital input, such as a digital flat-panel LCD monitor.
¡ Important Only DVI monitors that accept digital input are supported. In
order to preview full-resolution HDV video, your DVI monitor must support
a display resolution of at least 1920×1200.
° To connect a DVI video monitor:
1 Connect the DVI cable to your monitor following the manufacturer’s
instructions for your monitor. Some monitors may have the DVI cable
permanently attached to the back of the monitor.
2 Connect the other end of the DVI cable to the DVI connector on your
installed RT.X2 card.
For information on how to calibrate your DVI monitor for video, see the chapter
“Calibrating Your DVI Monitor for Video” in your Matrox RT.X2 User Guide.
DVI video monitor
RT.X2 card
bracket
DVI cable
(not supplied)
Chapter 3, Connecting External Devices to Matrox RT.X2
15
Using the RT.X2 S-Video adapter cables
To support S-Video (Y/C) connections to your RT.X2 breakout box, your RT.X2
kit includes two S-Video adapter cables (one for S-Video input and one for
S-Video output).
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Note When you connect an S-Video device to the RT.X2 breakout box, you
won’t be able to connect an analog component device at the same time.
° To use the RT.X2 S-Video cables:
1 For S-Video input, connect the S-Video adapter cable labeled Y to the Pb/Y
IN connector, and connect the S-Video adapter cable labeled C to the Pr/C
IN connector, at the front of the RT.X2 breakout box.
2 Connect the other end of the cable to the S-Video OUT connector on your
source device.
3 For S-Video output, connect the S-Video adapter cable labeled Y to the Pb/Y
OUT connector, and connect the S-Video adapter cable labeled C to the Pr/C
OUT connector, at the front of the RT.X2 breakout box.
4 Connect the other end of the cable to the S-Video IN connector on your
record device.
RT.X2 S-Video
adapter cable
To S-Video OUT connector
on source device
To S-Video IN connector
on record device
Using the RT.X2 S-Video adapter cables
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Typical Matrox RT.X2 connections
Illustrations in the following sections show some typical audio and video
connections for capturing and exporting to tape. In these illustrations, we’ve
connected a DVI monitor to view the signal that is being captured or recorded,
and we’re monitoring audio from the sound card to the computer speakers
(requires you to connect the small connectors to the corresponding jacks of your
computer’s sound card, and your computer speakers to the AUDIO jack of the
RT.X2 card as explained on page 12).
DV-1394 connections
To RT.X2 card
DV-1394 device
Computer speakers
DVI monitor
To DVI connector
on RT.X2 card
(not available on
RT.X2 LE/SD)
Chapter 3, Connecting External Devices to Matrox RT.X2
To AUDIO
connector on
RT.X2 card
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Analog component connections using same
device for capture and export to tape
To RT.X2 card
Source/Recorder
DVI monitor
Computer speakers
To DVI connector
on RT.X2 card
(not available on
RT.X2 LE/SD)
To AUDIO
connector on
RT.X2 card
Typical Matrox RT.X2 connections
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S-Video connections using same device for
capture and export to tape
The RT.X2 breakout box does not have standard S-Video connectors, however,
you can still connect S-Video devices to your RT.X2 breakout box by using the
two supplied RT.X2 S-Video adapter cables (see “Using the RT.X2 S-Video
adapter cables” on page 15 for more information).
To RT.X2 card
Source/Recorder
DVI monitor
Computer speakers
To DVI connector
on RT.X2 card
(not available on
RT.X2 LE/SD)
Chapter 3, Connecting External Devices to Matrox RT.X2
To AUDIO
connector on
RT.X2 card
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Composite connections using separate source
and record devices
To RT.X2 card
Source
DVI monitor
Recorder
Computer speakers
To DVI connector
on RT.X2 card
(not available on
RT.X2 LE/SD)
To AUDIO
connector on
RT.X2 card
Typical Matrox RT.X2 connections
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Your notes
Chapter 3, Connecting External Devices to Matrox RT.X2
4
Installing Your Matrox RT.X2 Software
This chapter explains how to
install the software required to
use your Matrox RT.X2 system.
22
Overview of the software installation
Once you’ve installed your Matrox RT.X2 hardware and properly connected your
devices, you can proceed with the software installation. This includes installing
your third-party software and Matrox Mtx.utils. Matrox Mtx.utils installs the
RT.X2 device drivers, and all the software required to use RT.X2 with supported
programs, such as the Matrox realtime plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro.
Hardware detection
When you turn on your computer after installing your Matrox RT.X2 hardware,
Windows will detect your new hardware. If the “Found New Hardware Wizard”
appears, press ESC or click Cancel to close the wizard because the Matrox
Mtx.utils Setup program will automatically detect your devices and install the
appropriate drivers.
Installing Matrox Mtx.utils
Before installing Matrox Mtx.utils, you should install all third-party software that
you want to use with Matrox RT.X2. This includes your Adobe software (Adobe
Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, Encore, etc.), and any other third-party programs
for which you want to install the Matrox WYSIWYG plug-ins. For a list of the
supported programs, see the chapter “Using the Matrox WYSIWYG plug-ins” in
your Matrox RT.X2 User Guide.
You can download and install the latest version of Matrox Mtx.utils from the
Matrox RT.X2 Support section of our website at
www.matrox.com/video/support. You can also contact your Matrox
representative for the latest software.
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Note Matrox Mtx.utils Setup installs software for Matrox RT.X2 as well as the
Matrox CompressHD card. You can therefore use your Matrox RT.X2 hardware
with CompressHD. For details on using CompressHD, see your Matrox
CompressHD Installation and User Guide.
Updating your RT.X2 firmware
When you install Matrox Mtx.utils on a computer with RT.X2 hardware, the
Mtx.utils Setup program automatically verifies the firmware on your RT.X2
hardware and updates it if required.
²Caution Do not interrupt the firmware update during the update process. Doing
so may damage your RT.X2 hardware.
In some cases, you may be asked by Matrox Customer Support to manually run
the Matrox Firmware Updater by choosing Start > All Programs > Matrox
Mtx.utils > Matrox Firmware Updater.
Chapter 4, Installing Your Matrox RT.X2 Software
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Installing the Matrox effect patterns
The Matrox realtime plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro includes Matrox wipes that
you can apply to clips in your Matrox projects as explained in the chapter
“Setting Up Realtime Effects with Adobe Premiere Pro” in your Matrox RT.X2
User Guide. In order to apply the Matrox wipes, you must install Matrox
Mtx.utils as well as the Matrox effect patterns (GFX) files. The Matrox effect
patterns are available for download with the Matrox Mtx.utils software in the
RT.X2 Support section of our website at www.matrox.com/video/support.
Installing additional Matrox WYSIWYG plug-ins
or removing unneeded plug-ins
When you install Matrox Mtx.utils, you are prompted to install the Matrox
WYSIWYG plug-ins for any supported programs that are currently installed on
your system. If after you’ve installed Matrox Mtx.utils you want to install
additional Matrox WYSIWYG plug-ins, or re-install or remove a currently
installed plug-in, you can update your system by choosing Start > All
Programs > Matrox Mtx.utils > Update Matrox WYSIWYG Plug-ins.
You’ll be prompted to specify which plug-ins you want to install, re-install, or
remove. For more information about the programs supported and required
settings, see the chapter “Using the Matrox WYSIWYG plug-ins” in your Matrox
RT.X2 User Guide.
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Note To install the Matrox WYSIWYG plug-in for a program, you must first
install that program.
Installing the Matrox VFW software codecs on
a system without the RT.X2 hardware
The Matrox Video for Windows (VFW) software codecs let you render and play
back Matrox .avi files in your VFW programs without having to install Matrox
Mtx.utils and the Matrox RT.X2 hardware. This flexibility allows you to use a
remote editing workstation to create a rough cut of your project, and then copy
the project and assets to your RT.X2 system to finish the job.
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Note If you’ve installed Matrox Mtx.utils, you do not need to install the
Matrox VFW software codecs because Matrox Mtx.utils installs all the Matrox
codecs on your system.
The Matrox VFW software codecs are available for download in the
“Downloads” section of the Matrox Support website at
www.matrox.com/video/support.
Installing the Matrox effect patterns
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Updating drivers for using DV-1394 devices
To avoid capture or export to tape issues when using DV-1394 devices with
Matrox RT.X2, make sure that all drivers on your system are up to date (card
drivers, chipset and BIOS drivers, etc.), and that you have the latest Windows
updates.
If you experience issues using DV-1394 devices on a Windows 7 system, you
must change the 1394 host controller driver on your system as follows:
1 In Control Panel, choose Hardware and Sound > Device Manager.
2 Double-click IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers.
3 Right-click the name of your 1394 host controller, and choose Update
Driver Software.
4 When prompted, select Browse my computer for driver software.
5 Selected Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
6 In the provided dialog box, make sure that Show compatible hardware is
selected, and from the list of available device drivers, select 1394 OHCI
Compliant Host Controller (Legacy).
7 Click Next to install the driver.
¡ Important On a Windows 7 system, make sure that your DV-1394 device is
turned off when you connect it to your system, and turn the device on only after
Windows has started.
Note about using sleep and hibernation modes
with Matrox RT.X2
Before setting your computer to sleep or hibernation mode, make sure that you
first quit any application that is using your Matrox RT.X2 hardware, such as
Adobe Premiere Pro. As well, never disconnect or remove your Matrox RT.X2
hardware when your computer is in sleep or hibernation mode (always shut down
your computer first).
Removing your Matrox RT.X2 software
You can remove the various Matrox RT.X2 software components as follows:
• To remove Matrox Mtx.utils from your computer, choose Start > All
Programs > Matrox Mtx.utils > Uninstall Matrox Mtx.utils.
• To remove the Matrox effect patterns from your computer, choose Start >
All Programs > Matrox Effect Patterns > Uninstall Matrox Effect
Patterns.
Chapter 4, Installing Your Matrox RT.X2 Software
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• To remove the Matrox VFW software codecs from a computer without
Matrox Mtx.utils, choose Start > All Programs > Matrox VFW
Software Codecs > Uninstall Matrox VFW Software Codecs.
Removing your Matrox RT.X2 software
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Your notes
Chapter 4, Installing Your Matrox RT.X2 Software
A
Matrox RT.X2 Specifications
This appendix provides
specifications for the Matrox
RT.X2, RT.X2 LE, and RT.X2 SD
cards.
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RT.X2, RT.X2 LE, and RT.X2 SD cards
General
PCI interface
Regulatory compliance
Video standards
Nominal RT.X2 dimensions
Nominal RT.X2 LE/SD dimensions
RT.X2: Full-size PCI Express card
RT.X2 LE/SD: 3/4-size PCI Express card
FCC Class B, CE Mark Class B, ACMA Class B,
VCCI Class B, RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
RT.X2 and RT.X2 LE: NTSC, PAL, NTSC-EIAJ,
1080i/PsF, and 720p
RT.X2 SD: NTSC, PAL, and NTSC-EIAJ
Card 31 cm × 10.7 cm (12.2” × 4.2”)
Card including bracket 35.2 cm × 12.4 cm
(13.875” × 4.9”)
Overall thickness including components 1.9 cm
(0.75”)
Card 20.3 cm × 10.7 cm (8.0” × 4.2”)
Card including bracket 21.6 cm × 12.4 cm
(8.5” × 4.9”)
Overall thickness including components 1.9 cm
(0.75”)
Typical operating voltages and current
consumption (RT.X2 card)
Voltage
+3.3 V
+5 V
+12 V
Current
1.8 A
1.4 A
0.4 A
Total power consumption: 18.0 watts
Typical operating voltages and current
consumption (RT.X2 LE/SD cards)
Voltage
+3.3 V
+12 V
Current
1.9 A
0.3A
Total power consumption: 10.0 watts
Appendix A, Matrox RT.X2 Specifications
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Video input signals
Signal Type
Composite Video
Qty
Voltage
Impedance
1
1.0 Vp-p
75 Ω
1.0 Vp-p
75 Ω
PAL: 0.300 Vp-p burst
75 Ω
NTSC: 0.286 V p-p burst
75 Ω
NTSC-EIAJ: 0.286 Vp-p burst
75 Ω
1.0 Vp-p
75 Ω
PAL: 0.700 Vp-p at 100% color bar
75 Ω
NTSC: 0.700 Vp-p at 75% color bar
75 Ω
NTSC-EIAJ: 0.757 Vp-p at 75% color
bar
75 Ω
HD: 0.700 Vp-p at 100% color bar
(not supported on RT.X2 SD)
75 Ω
OR
Y/C Video
1
Luminance signal (Y)
Chrominance signal
(C)
OR
Component Video
Luminance signal (Y)
Chrominance signal
(B-Y, R-Y)
1
RT.X2, RT.X2 LE, and RT.X2 SD cards
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Video output signals
Signal Type
Qty
Voltage
Impedance
Composite Video
1
1.0 Vp-p
75 Ω
Y/C Video
1
1.0 Vp-p
75 Ω
PAL: 0.300 Vp-p burst
75 Ω
NTSC: 0.286 V p-p burst
75 Ω
NTSC-EIAJ: 0.286 Vp-p burst
75 Ω
1.0 Vp-p
75 Ω
PAL: 0.700 Vp-p at 100% color bar
75 Ω
NTSC: 0.700 Vp-p at 75% color bar
75 Ω
NTSC-EIAJ: 0.757 Vp-p at 75% color
bar
75 Ω
HD: 0.700 Vp-p at 100% color bar
(not supported on RT.X2 SD)
75 Ω
Compliant with DVI specification,
single-link (not supported on
RT.X2 LE or RT.X2 SD)
100 Ω
Luminance signal (Y)
Chrominance signal
(C)
OR
Component Video
1
Luminance signal (Y)
Chrominance signal
(B-Y, R-Y)
DVI Video
1
Audio specifications
Analog audio input/output
Sampling method
Dependent on system’s sound card
16-bit, 48 kHz
Environmental specifications
• Minimum/maximum card ambient operating temperatures: 0 to 55º C
• Minimum/maximum storage temperature: –40 to 75º C
• Maximum altitude for operation: 3,000 meters
• Maximum altitude for transport: 12,000 meters
• Operating humidity: 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
• Storage humidity: 5 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
¡ Important To avoid damage to your Matrox RT.X2 components and/or
computer system, make sure that you don’t operate your RT.X2 card at or
near the maximum operating temperature for a prolonged period of time.
Appendix A, Matrox RT.X2 Specifications
B
Matrox Customer Support
This appendix explains how
you can register your Matrox
product and obtain customer
support.
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How to get Matrox customer support
If you have a problem that you’re unable to solve by referring to the
documentation for your Matrox product, please contact your Matrox
representative. He or she should be able to help you quickly correct any
installation or system configuration problem.
If your representative is unable to solve your problem, contact Matrox for further
information and assistance.
Registration
You can register your Matrox product in the Matrox Support section of our
website at www.matrox.com/video/support.
Only registered users are entitled to customer support, software updates, special
promotional offers, and access to our user forum.
Keep up to date with our website
In addition to registering your Matrox product, our website offers you
up-to-the-minute information about Matrox products and software updates. Be
sure to place our site in your favorites or bookmarks:
www.matrox.com/video/support.
Contacting us
Matrox is proud to offer worldwide customer support. Please use the contact
information for your Matrox product and area as provided on our website at
www.matrox.com/video/support.
Appendix B, Matrox Customer Support
Index
Numerics
1394 cable, connecting to computer 12
A
A/V drives
defragmenting 8
formatting as NTFS 7
Analog component connections 17
Audio connections to computer 12
B
Breakout box
See Matrox RT.X2 breakout box
C
Card installation
Matrox RT.X2 card 10
safety precautions 6
Composite connections 19
Computer, system requirements 3
Connections, typical 16
Customer support 32
D
Disk defragmentation 8
Drivers
installing for RT.X2 hardware 22
updating for DV-1394 devices 24
DV-1394 connections 16
DV-1394 device
updating drivers for 24
DVI video monitor, connecting 14
F
Fan, installing 7
G
GFX files
installing for Matrox wipes 23
uninstalling 24
H
Hardware, supplied 3
Heat buildup problems 6
Hibernation mode
using with Matrox RT.X2 24
I
Installation
Matrox RT.X2 card 10
Matrox RT.X2 software 22
Internal power supply cable 9
Internet site, Matrox 32
L
License agreement i
VFW software codecs v
M
Matrox
contacting us 32
WWW site 32
Matrox effect patterns
installing 23
removing 24
Matrox Mtx.utils
installing 22
removing 24
Matrox RT.X2
connecting external devices 16
specifications 27
system requirements 3
Matrox RT.X2 breakout box
analog component connections 17
available connections 12
composite connections 19
connecting to computer 12
DV-1394 connections 16
S-Video connections 18
using RT.X2 S-Video adapter cables 15
Matrox RT.X2 card
before you install 6
installing 10
specifications 28
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Matrox RT.X2 LE card
See Matrox RT.X2 card
Matrox RT.X2 SD card
See Matrox RT.X2 card
Matrox RT.X2 software
installing 22
removing 24
Matrox VFW software codecs
installing 23
removing 25
Matrox WYSIWYG plug-ins
installing 23
re-installing 23
removing 23
Monitor, connecting 14
N
NTFS, formatting drives as 7
P
PCI retainer bracket
removing 8
using 8
Power supply cable, internal 9
R
Registering your Matrox product 32
Returning procedure iv
RT.X2 breakout box
See Matrox RT.X2 breakout box
RT.X2 card
See Matrox RT.X2 card
RT.X2 LE card
See Matrox RT.X2 card
RT.X2 SD card
See Matrox RT.X2 card
S
Service, returns iv
Sleep mode
using with Matrox RT.X2 24
Software installation
Matrox effect patterns 23
Matrox Mtx.utils 22
Matrox VFW software codecs 23
Matrox WYSIWYG plug-ins 23
Index
overview 22
Sound card, connections to 12
Specifications, for Matrox RT.X2 27
Style conventions 2
S-Video adapter cables, using 15
S-Video connections 18
System requirements 3
T
Technical support 32
V
Ventilation 6
Video for Windows software codecs
installing 23
removing 25
Video monitor, connecting 14
W
Warranty i
WWW site, Matrox 32
Compliance Statements
USA
FCC Compliance Statement
Remark for the Matrox hardware products supported by this guide These devices have been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment causes harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver • Connect the equipment into an outlet on
a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for the compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this
equipment. The use of shielded cables for connection of equipment and other peripherals to the card is required to meet FCC requirements.
Declaration of conformity of a Class B digital device according to the FCC rules
We, the Responsible Party Matrox, 625 State Route 3, Unit B, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-6530 • Telephone: (514) 822-6000 (ext. 2026) • Attention: Conformity Group
Declaration The Matrox hardware products supported by this guide comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
these devices may not cause harmful interference, and (2) these devices must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Any question regarding this declaration should be forwarded to the above coordinates.
Canada
(English) Industry Canada Compliance Statement
Remark for the Matrox hardware products supported by this guide These digital devices do not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emission from digital
apparatus devices set out in the Radio Interference Regulation of Industry Canada.
(Français) Conformité avec les exigences du ministère de l’Industrie Canada
Remarque sur les produits matériels Matrox couverts par ce guide Ces appareils numériques n’émettent aucun bruit radioélectrique dépassant les limites
applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par Industrie Canada.
Japan
VCCI Compliance Statement
Remark for the Matrox hardware products supported by this guide These are Class B products based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council
for Interference from Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If these are used near a radio or television receiver in a domestic environment, they may cause radio
interference. Install and use the equipment according to instructions in the manual.
Europe
(English) European user’s information – Declaration of Conformity
Remark for the Matrox hardware products supported by this guide These devices comply with EC Directive 2006/95/EC for a Class B digital
device. They have been tested and found to comply with EN55022/CISPR22 and EN55024/CISPR24. In a domestic environment these products may cause radio
interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.To meet EC requirements, shielded cables must be used to connect equipment and other
peripherals to the card. These products have been tested in a typical class B compliant host system. It is assumed that these products will also achieve compliance in any
class B compliant system.
(Français) Informations aux utilisateurs Européens – Déclaration de conformité
Remarque sur les produits matériels Matrox couverts par ce guide Ces unités sont conformes à la directive communautaire 2006/95/EC pour les unités
numériques de classe B. Les tests effectués ont prouvé qu’elles sont conformes aux normes EN55022/CISPR22 et EN55024/CISPR24. Le fonctionnement de ces produits
dans un environnement résidentiel peut causer des interférences radio, dans ce cas l’utilisateur peut être amené à prendre les mesures appropriées. Pour respecter les
impératifs communautaires, les câbles de connexion entre l’équipement ou autres périphériques et la carte doivent être blindés. Ces produits ont été testés dans un
système hôte typique compatible classe B. On suppose qu’ils présenteront la même compatibilité dans tout système compatible classe B.
(Deutsch) Information für europäische Anwender – Konformitätserklärung
Anmerkung für die Matrox Hardware-Produktunterstützung durch dieses Handbuch Diese Geräte entsprechen EC Direktive 2006/95/EC für ein digitales
Gerät Klasse B. Sie wurden getestet und entsprechen demnach EN55022/CISPR22 und EN55024/CISPR24. In einer Wohnumgebung können diese Produkte
Funkinterferenzen erzeugen, und der Benutzer kann genötigt sein, entsprechende Maßnahmen zu ergreifen. Um EG-Anforderungen zu entsprechen, müssen zum
Anschließen des ausrüstung und anderer Peripheriegeräte an die Karte abgeschirmte Kabel verwendet werden. Diese Produkt wurden in einem typischen, der Klasse B
entsprechenden, Host-System getestet. Es wird davon ausgegangen, daß diese Produkte auch in jedem Klasse B entsprechenden System entsprechend funktionieren.
(Italiano) Informazioni per gli utenti europei – Dichiarazione di conformità
Nota per i prodotti hardware Matrox supportati da questa guida Questi dispositivi sono conformi alla direttiva CEE 2006/95/EC relativamente ai dispositivi
digitali di Classe B. Sono stati provati e sono risultati conformi alle norme EN55022/CISPR22 e EN55024/CISPR24. In un ambiente domestico, questi prodotti possono
causare radiointerferenze, nel qual caso all’utente potrebbe venire richiesto di prendere le misure adeguate. Per soddisfare i requisiti CEE, l’apparecchiatura e le altre
periferiche vanno collegati alla scheda grafica con cavi schermati. Questi prodotti sono stati provati in un tipico sistema host conforme alla classe B. Inoltre, si dà per
scontato che questi prodotti acquisiranno la conformità in qualsiasi sistema conforme alla classe B.
(Español) Información para usuarios europeos – Declaración de conformidad
Observación referente a los productos de hardware de Matrox apoyados por este manual Estos dispositivos cumplen con la directiva de la CE 2006/95/EC
para dispositivos digitales de Clase B. Dichos dispositivos han sido sometidos a prueba y se ha comprobado que cumplen con las normas EN55022/CISPR22 y
EN55024/CISPR24. En entornos residenciales, estos productos pueden causar interferencias en las comunicaciones por radio; en tal caso el usuario deberá adoptar las
medidas adecuadas. Para satisfacer las disposiciones de la CE, deberán utilizarse cables apantallados para conectar el equipo y demás periféricos a la tarjeta. Estos
productos han sido sometidos a prueba en un típico sistema anfitrión que responde a los requisitos de la clase B. Se supone que estos productos cumplirán también con las
normas en cualquier sistema que responda a los requisitos de la clase B.
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