Matrox MicroQuad Is Ideal for OB Vans, On-Set Productions, and Live Events
MONTREAL – July 24, 2012 — Matrox Video Products Group today announced the immediate availability of Matrox® MicroQuad, a four-channel SDI-to-HDMI® multiviewer priced at just $995 US. New features have been added since the product was originally announced at the 2012 NAB show. The small easy-to-use device lets users monitor up to four SDI inputs on a single HDMI display in quadrant view, or toggle to a full-screen view at the touch of a button. Inputs can be 3G or HD or SD, and all controls are on the unit itself; no computer is required. Matrox MicroQuad ensures a crisp, artifact-free monitoring experience, thanks to its state-of-the-art 10-bit scaling engine with advanced filtering.
Added features include: VU meters on the HDMI output to give a visual indication of audio levels, a Windows-based application to control the unit from a distance via a standard mini USB Type B cable, the ability to create customized labels to identify each input, and a development library that allows OEMs to integrate features of the remote control application directly into their own software.
“Interest in Matrox MicroQuad has been overwhelming from broadcast engineers and A/V professionals who often encounter situations in which they need to monitor multiple SDI feeds,” said Charles Amyot, product manager at Matrox. “We listened to their feedback and added the additional features they requested, yet retained the original breakthrough price point.”
QUAD SDI to HDMI MULTIVIEWER for 3G/HD/SD
If you are like most broadcast engineers and A/V professionals, you encounter many situations where you need to monitor multiple 3G-, HD-, or SD-SDI feeds. The new Matrox MicroQuad lets you use an affordable HDMI display to view your video signals. Ideal for OB vans, on-set productions and live events, Matrox MicroQuad is a small, easy-to-use device. Simply connect power and up to four SDI inputs, all controls are on the unit itself, no computer is required. Alternatively, use the Windows-based Matrox MicroQuad Remote application to control the unit from a distance.
Monitor up to four SDI feeds inexpensively
On a single HDMI display in quadrant view, Matrox MicroQuad
lets you monitor up to four SDI inputs that can be 3G or HD
or SD. Show or hide labels and VU meters.
Scale using the powerful 10-bit engine
Matrox MicroQuad always ensures a crisp, artifact-free
monitoring experience thanks to its state-or-the-art scaling
algorithms with advanced filtering.
Toggle to full screen view
At the touch of a button, Matrox MicroQuad lets you toggle to
a full screen view of any one of your inputs and its
associated audio. Show or hide the label and VU meters.
Synchronize your inputs
Matrox MicroQuad will take non-genlocked SDI signals and
synchronize both video and audio on the HDMI output.
Use the selection border in quadrant view to select the audio
source you want sent to the HDMI display.
Control from a distance
Matrox MicroQuad can be controlled remotely using the Windows-based Matrox MicroQuad Remote application via a standard mini USB Type B cable. The application lets you toggle between full screen and quadrant view, select the input channel, pick audio channels, as well as hide labels and the red selection box. It also lets you create custom labels of up to 10 characters, which will be retained even when the unit is disconnected from the computer.
Integrate Matrox MicroQuad functionality into your own application
All the features of the Matrox MicroQuad Remote application are available in a DLL and header file to let you easily trigger MicroQuad from within your own software.
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