IBC 2009 â€“ Amsterdam â€“ Matrox Video Products Group today announced support for ToolsOnAirâ€™s Just:In video capture application with the Matrox MXO2 I/O device for the Mac. Just:In is an Apple QuickTime-based ingest solution that fits perfectly into the production process of any TV station, or post production studio. It lets users capture SD and HD video feeds from a broad range of devices to MOV and MXF formats. With its network-based multichannel architecture, users can control multiple hardware devices at the same time using the same user interface which includes a streaming preview of all video. Just:In includes support for batch digitizing, VTR control, crash recording, and scheduled recording.
â€œMatrox MXO2 provides all the features of an I/O card and breakout box with the added advantage of portability,â€? said Wayne Andrews, senior product manager at Matrox. â€œNow with support for Just:In, users have the flexibility to ingest MOV and MXF formats not only in the studio, but also in the field.â€?
ToolsOnAir products will be demonstrated at IBC 2009 on stand 7.J47. The Matrox products will be demonstrated on stand 7.B29.
Key features of Matrox MXO2
â€¢ Works with Intel-based MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, and Apple Xserve systems
â€¢ Lightweight, fits in a laptop bag
â€¢ Can run off a field battery or its AC adapter
â€¢ HD/SD SDI, HD/SD analog component, Y/C, and composite inputs and outputs
â€¢ Genlock â€“ SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level sync
â€¢ HDMI input, output, and monitoring with calibration controls including blue-only
â€¢ 10-bit realtime hardware up/down/cross conversion on capture and output
â€¢ Up to five user selectable simultaneous video outputs â€“ HD and/or SD on HDMI, SDI, and analog
â€¢ Professional audio inputs and outputs with 5.1 surround sound monitoring
â€¢ RS-422 machine control for frame-accurate capture and print-to-tape
â€¢ Captures to a variety of codecs â€“ Apple ProRes 422 HQ, 10-bit uncompressed HD, and many more
â€¢ File-based workflow support â€“ XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, P2, P2HD
â€¢ RED workflow support
â€¢ HD-SDI closed captioning support
â€¢ Works with Final Cut Pro, Apple Color, Adobe After Effects and all QuickTime applications that support the V-out component
â€¢ Also available with Matrox MAX for faster than realtime H.264 encoding
â€¢ Three-year hardware warranty and complimentary telephone support
Price and availability
Matrox MXO2, priced at $1,595 US (Â£1,095, â‚¬1,349), not including local taxes, is available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers. Support for the Just:In is included in Matrox MXO2 software release 1.6 which is available free of charge to registered MXO2 owners from the Matrox website.
ToolsOnAir is based in Vienna, Austria. It has built a comprehensive suite of video ingest and playout solutions that interface with Apple core technologies such as QuickTime and Quartz. For more information visit
Matrox Video Products Group is a technology and market leader in the field of HD and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, DVD/Blu-ray authoring, scan conversion, capture/playout servers, clip/still stores, and CGs. Matrox’s Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, post-production facilities, project studios, corporate communicators, and videographers worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information visit