Thanks to Brian T. O'Neill of the Pigsfly Speed Razor list for the following:
Speed Razor (matrox Digisuite) Advantages:
Dual-stream, many real time effects.
More stable operating system (Debatable)
Multiple processor support built int operating system
100 Mhz system bus
Dealers like Alexei Gerulaitis
You can buy about 3-4 Digisuite systems for the price of one Avid
Mac Advantages (Media 100)
More widespread use
Editors easier to find
Rock solid Batch capture
Multiple Bin support
System is easier to work on (No IRQ's)
More Clients have heard of it
Mac Advantages (Avid Media Composer)
Most clients have heard of it
Many Clients ask for it by name
You don't need as much hard drive space. (Their best qulity isn't so
You have the privelige of spending several thousand dollaras a year
for tech support
From Steven Fuiten, also on Pigsfly:
You have some great answers already.
I'd just like to point out that with an
avid or media100, You are tied into one product line.
You have to buy their product line from A to Z.
SR works with alot of different board sets. Pick the one you want.
And, all these board sets work with other editors.
So, In the future, you can go the way you choose.
If you buy the Digisuite and you like edit* better, vote with your
If you want a different board set and keep SR, it's your choice.