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MatroxÃ‚ ® Video Products Group today announced Matrox MXO2. Designed to streamline editing workflow with Apple Final Cut Studio and Adobe Production Premium on MacBook Pros and Mac Pros, Matrox MXO2 provides broadcast-quality input/output, monitoring, and up/down/cross conversion. Users can benefit from file-based workflows with native support for XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, and P2. In addition, they are not limited to using a single codec as with some other I/O devices on the market. "Matrox is leading the way in mobile editing on the Mac," said Alberto Cieri, Matrox sales and marketing director. "Broadcasters tell us they need a way to upload video from laptops in the field and MXO2 is our answer for them. It's lightweight, fits in a laptop bag, and runs for hours on a field battery. It's also a complete I/O solution for post facilities, at an incredibly affordable price point." Key features of Matrox MXO2
* Truly portable - fits in your laptop bag, runs off a field battery (or its AC adapter) * HD/SD SDI, HD/SD analog component, Y/C, and composite inputs and outputs * Genlock - SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level sync * HDMI input, output, and monitoring with calibration controls including blue-only * 10-bit realtime hardware up/down/cross conversion * Up to five user selectable simultaneous video outputs - HD and/or SD on HDMI, SDI, and analog * Professional audio inputs and outputs with 5.1 surround sound monitoring * RS-422 machine control for frame-accurate capture and print-to-tape * Captures to a variety of codecs - Apple ProRes 422 HQ, 10-bit uncompressed HD and many more * Supports file-based workflows - XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, P2 * Works with Final Cut Pro, Apple Color, Adobe Premiere Pro and all QuickTime applications that support the V-out component * For use with Intel-based MacBook Pros and Mac Pros Price and availability
Matrox MXO2 will be available in July 2008 right here at Videoguys.com for less than $1,600