Matrox Video Products Group today announced
, an HDMI, SDI, and analog I/O device based on the award-winning Matrox MXO2 that streamlines editing with Apple Final Cut Studio on Mac Pros and MacBook Pros. Matrox MXO2 LE provides all the features of an I/O card in a sturdy, portable breakout box with professional audio and video connectivity. Matrox MXO2 LE is also available with
using professional application such as Apple Compressor and Telestream Episode.
â€œContent creators are buying Matrox I/O devices not only to meet their input, output, and monitoring needs, but also to speed up delivery to todayâ€™s digital formats. Creating Blu-ray discs and video for the web and mobile devices is much faster than ever before with Matrox MAX H.264 encoding technology,â€? said Alberto Cieri, Matrox senior sales and marketing director. â€œThe new Matrox MXO2 LE provides all the features professionals need in a compact, affordable, end-to-end productivity tool.â€?
â€œMatrox MXO2 LE is ideal for mobile journalists and freelance editors who need to take their toolboxes with them wherever they go,â€? said Wayne Andrews, Matrox product manager. â€œItâ€™s easy to connect to towers and laptops and supports efficient workflows in any format required â€“ in the studio, on set, and on the road.â€?
Matrox MXO2 LE will be demonstrated at IBC 2009 on stand 7.B29.
Key features of Matrox MXO2 LE
â€¢ Works with Intel-based MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, and Apple Xserve systems
â€¢ Lightweight, fits easily into a laptop bag
â€¢ 4-pin XLR power connector for AC or field battery operation
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€¢ 10-bit 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€¢ 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
Key features of Matrox MAX technology
â€¢ Faster than realtime creation of H.264 files, for resolutions ranging from iPod to HD
â€¢ A specialized, dedicated hardware processor liberates system resources for other tasks
â€¢ Accelerated encoding for Blu-ray, Apple TV, YouTube, Flash, web formats, and mobile devices including iPhone and iPod from various video sources including 2K files
â€¢ Direct integration with Apple Compressor and Telestream Episode to simplify workflow
â€¢ Creation of Blu-ray H.264 files that can be authored in Apple Compressor 3.5, Adobe Encore CS4 or Roxio Toast 10 and burned without re-encoding
Price and availability
Matrox MXO2 LE is priced at $995 US (â‚¤749, â‚¬799) and Matrox MXO2 LE with the MAX option is priced at $1,395 US (â‚¤999, â‚¬1,099) not including local taxes. The units come with the customer’s choice of either an ExpressCard /34 laptop adapter or a PCIe desktop adapter. Additional adapters may be purchased separately at $99 US (Â£69, â‚¬83) each. MXO2 LE will be available in October through a worldwide network of authorized dealers.
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