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NAB Update: Matrox Adds HD-SDI Closed Captioning and RED Support to Matrox MXO2

Matrox Video Products Group has announced that release 1.3.1 for the Matrox MXO2 product line is now available as a free download from the Matrox Web site to all registered users. This release implements important new features including HD-SDI closed captioning support and RED workflow support.

Users will no longer need to spend time and money recreating HD captioning data that is typically lost when editing projects in Final Cut Pro. Matrox MXO2 now offers a unique patent pending workflow to capture, playback, and preserve closed captioning data while editing. Nothing is destroyed.  RED users can benefit from Matrox MXO2 to capture, monitor, and playback on set. Back in the post suite, they can use Matrox MXO2 to work with 1K and 2K RED timelines and output to SD, 720, or 1080 via MXO2‘s realtime 10-bit hardware scaling feature.

“We are very happy to be adding value to our Matrox MXO2 product line,” said Alberto Cieri, Matrox senior sales and marketing director. “We are continually providing our customers with the features they need to support today’s most popular workflows, in the edit suite and on location.”

Matrox MXO2 release 1.3.1 will be demonstrated at NAB 2009 in booth SL3814. Key features include:

• Works with Intel-based MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, and Apple Xserve systems
• Lightweight – less than 3 ½ lbs. (1600 grams)
• Fits in your laptop bag – 13″ x 9½” x 2″ (330mm x 241mm x 51mm)
• Can run off a field battery (or its AC adapter)
• HD/SD SDI, HD/SD analog component, Y/C, and composite inputs and outputs
• Genlock – SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level sync
• HDMI input, output, and monitoring with calibration controls including blue-only
• 10-bit realtime hardware up/down/cross conversion on capture and output
• Up to five user selectable simultaneous video outputs – HD and/or SD on HDMI, SDI, and analog
• Professional audio inputs and outputs with 5.1 surround sound monitoring
• RS-422 machine control for frame-accurate capture and print-to-tape
• Captures to a variety of codecs – Apple ProRes 422 HQ, 10-bit uncompressed HD, and many more
• File-based workflow support – XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, P2, P2HD
• RED workflow support
• HD-SDI closed captioning support
• Works with Final Cut Pro, Apple Color, Adobe After Effects and all QuickTime applications that support the V-out component

The Matrox MXO2 product line is available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers. Matrox MXO2 is priced at $1,595 US (£1,095, €1,349) and Matrox MXO2 Rack is priced at $1,995 US (£1,495, €1,695), not including local taxes. Release 1.3.1 software is available to registered users as a free download from the Matrox Web site.