In Review: Matrox MX02

DV by Ned Soltz
As the production world evolved to easily accessible flavors of HD such as HDV and DVCPRO HD, editors were confronted with the dilemma of how to monitor output without pricey capture cards and dedicated component or SDI monitors.

Matrox came to the rescue with the development of the Matrox MXO, a device that takes DVI output from your Mac’s video card (desktop or notebook) and converts it to frame-accurate, color space-accurate video. This video can be displayed on an Apple 23? display or compatible 23-24? display, which can then be calibrated with color bars through the MXO application. The device also includes SDI output with embedded audio and component/composite output. It will down-res HD to SD on the fly to these SDI and analog outputs. MXO supports output from any Mac QuickTime-based application, including Avid Media Composer 3. It remains the most economical-yet-accurate display solution on the market today.

But what about those who need capture capabilities from HD or SD, analog or digital sources? And what about those who need capture and display capability both in the studio and out in the field? Matrox offered an answer with the introduction of the MX02 at NAB 2008. read more…

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