Matrox Video Products Group has announced that release 1.3 for the Matrox MXO2 product line is now available as a free download from the Matrox website to all registered users. This release brings users a host of new productivity features and workflow enhancements. Highlights include the following:
• Scaling on the input for capture – Users can now choose to capture to a different format than their source video. Matrox MXO2 will use high-quality 10-bit hardware scaling to either upscale, downscale, or cross-convert to the desired capture format.
• ProRes 422 720p capture on a MacBook Pro – Users can now capture full raster 4:2:2 720p HD on a MacBook Pro. Matrox MXO2 supports ProRes 422 when capturing to 720p at 23.98 fps in real time on a MacBook Pro with a 2.4 GHz or faster Core2 Duo CPU.
• Apple Xserve support – The Matrox MXO2 products can now be used with the Apple Xserve systems commonly used in OB vans, broadcast environments, and networked facilities.
“Our large installed base of Matrox MXO2 customers is constantly finding new ways to use our products, with Mac Pros in the edit suite and with MacBook Pros on the road,” said Alberto Cieri, Matrox senior sales and marketing director. “We’ve listened to them and are now delivering the features they need to support today’s most popular workflows.”
Matrox MXO2 release 1.3 will be demonstrated at NAB 2009 in booth SL3814.