Is The Matrox CompressHD Worth Buying? (Real World Test Results Inside)

by Ricky Breslin

If you render a lot of video for the web, YouTube, or Blu-Ray, then I’m sure waiting for your videos to render so you can distribute them is one of the most annoying parts of your day.

If that’s the case, then keep reading because your life is about to get much easier, and you may even save money at the same time.

Last week I bought the Matrox Compress HD and installed it in my Mac Pro. I bought it because 90% of my encoding is in H.264 and used for YouTube and the web.

I bought the Matrox CompressHD after hours of research on ways to save time when rendering.

I currently use Apple Compressor for all the heavy encoding we do and although I’m happy with the results, I needed more speed.

What Exactly Does The Matrox CompressHD Do?

Simply put, it’s a low profile, half-length PCIe x1 card that will fit in your Mac Pro or PC that gives you the ability to bypass your software based encoder such as Apple Compressor, Adobe Media Encoder, Telestream Episode, etc. read more...

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