Martin Nieto, producer of National Geographic's City Chase Series, is a happy man. He and his team have just completed the first episode of the second season—on time and on budget—thanks in part to Matrox MXO2.
"Production problems plagued us during the first season of the City Chase series filmed in Rome," said Martin. "We used Panasonic AJ-HDX 900 DVCPRO HD cameras for interviews and stationary shots and smaller, lighter, less expensive HDV camcorders for action shots on the move from ATVs and helicopters. To edit the show, we used DVCPRO HD sequences in Final Cut Pro but required a lot of rendering time to conform the action shots to DVCPRO HD. I estimate that about 20% of our editors' time was wasted just waiting for renders, which was very frustrating for them and very costly for NatGeo."
"When it came time to start on the second season—City Chase
Marrakech—I was determined to find a better ingest and editing
workflow. While searching for a video card that could help us, I was
pleased to discover the Matrox MXO2 input/output device that looked
like the perfect complement to our Final Cut Pro editing system." read more...