Matrox Convert DVI Plus
HD-SDI Scan Converter with Genlock and Region-of-Interest Support at $1495 lets broadcasters easily and economically get Skype, YouTube, and mobile phone videos to air
Matrox Video Products Group today announced that
, an SD/HD SDI scan converter with high-end features priced at just $1495 US, is available worldwide. Matrox Convert DVI Plus lets broadcasters easily and economically take the computer-based content that is quickly becoming a key part of the nightly news to air. Itâ€™s ideal for creating broadcast video from computer applications such as Skype, YouTube, Google Earth, video games, and web browser sessions, as well as citizen journalistsâ€™ mobile phone videos. Matrox Convert DVI Plus is also the perfect appliance to drive projectors and large displays at live events and in houses of worship.
â€œWe stunned the market last year by offering the worldâ€™s first HD-SDI scan converter with genlock at just $995. Matrox Convert DVI was an award winner at both NAB and IBC and an immediate hit with broadcasters and A/V integrators in houses of worship,â€? said Alberto Cieri, Matrox senior director of sales and marketing. â€œFor 2011 weâ€™ve taken the product line a step further with Matrox Convert DVI Plus that features the most-requested enhancements including more comprehensive region-of-interest support and background color selection capability to facilitate downstream keying applications.â€?
Matrox Convert DVI Plus controls are provided via an intuitive PC-based graphical user interface which can include a live preview pane for scaling and positioning in context. By simply dragging a mouse, rather than fiddling with buttons on the unit itself, you can choose to output the entire screen or a region-of-interest of any size. Premium features such as a flicker reduction filter, customizable presets with user-assignable hotkeys, password protection, SD pixel aspect ratio compensation, and a stand-alone mode ensure optimal flexibility for many different applications.
Matrox Convert DVI Plus will be demonstrated at NAB 2011 in booth SL2515.
Key features of Matrox Convert DVI Plus
â€¢ DVI-D input up to 1920 x 1200
â€¢ Digital outputs: HD/SD SDI
â€¢ Analog outputs: HD/SD analog component, S-Video, and composite
â€¢ SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level genlock with timing offset controls
â€¢ Simultaneous analog and digital video output
â€¢ Stereo audio input can be embedded into the SDI output signal
â€¢ Realtime hardware upscaling and downscaling with proper color space and aspect ratio conversion
â€¢ Region-of-interest support including scaling, positioning, and panning with realtime output update
â€¢ Background color selection including super black and super white for downstream keying applications
â€¢ Can operate as a stand-alone appliance
â€¢ Advanced features such as an anti-flicker filter, customizable presets, password protection, and SD pixel aspect ratio compensation
â€¢ Three-year hardware warranty and complimentary telephone support
Price and availability
Matrox Convert DVI Plus, priced at $1495 US (Â£1049, â‚¬1299) not including local taxes, is now available 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