Matrox Announces Support for Avid Media Composer 6

Matrox Announces Support for Avid Media Composer 6 With Full Line of Matrox MXO2 I/O Devices and New Matrox Mojito MAX Card

MONTREAL – Nov. 3, 2011 — Matrox® Video Products Group today announced support for Avid® Media Composer® version 6 with the entire range of Matrox MXO2 I/O devices and the new Matrox Mojito™ MAX™ card. Not only do Matrox I/O products provide broadcast-quality input and output, they also lets users deliver H.264 files for the web, mobile devices, and Blu-ray up to five times faster than software alone, without sacrificing quality. Other important features include 10-bit hardware scaling, inexpensive HD monitoring with the exclusive Matrox HDMI Calibration Utility, and 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound monitoring using professional connections.

“Matrox MXO2 MAX I/O devices are unique on the market in giving Avid editors lightning-fast H.264 encoding directly from Media Composer 6,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing at Matrox. “They are also still the only solutions that connect anywhere, Mac® and PC, via Thunderbolt, PCIe, or ExpressCard/34 — with the same versatile unit.”

“Avid first supported the Matrox MXO2 Mini — a cost-effective HD monitoring solution compatible with both Mac OS® and Windows®, and on laptops and desktops — with Media Composer version 5, and the reaction from customers was great,” said Angus Mackay, pro video marketing manager at Avid. “Avid customers have asked for even more support for Matrox products, and they will be pleased to know that Matrox support for Avid Media Composer version 6 has now expanded to the entire range of Matrox MXO2 I/O devices, and the new Matrox Mojito MAX card, and includes full integration with Avid editing systems, including capture, monitoring, and output.”

SMART I/O for Avid Media Composer 6

Avid chose Matrox MXO2 Mini as the first third-party hardware for Media Composer in 2009 because it offered editors an inexpensive HD monitoring solution. It was the only solution that provided the added benefit of support for Mac and PC, laptops and desktops. Now, Matrox support for Avid Media Composer has expanded to the entire range of Matrox MXO2 devices. They are still the only solutions that connect anywhere, Mac and PC, via Thunderbolt, PCIe, or ExpressCard/34 – with the same versatile unit.

Along with the new Matrox Mojito MAX card, MXO2 devices are also the only I/O solutions on the market that integrate directly with Compressor to let you deliver H.264 files up to five times faster than software alone without sacrificing quality!

Capture, scale, monitor, and output in any format you need – from analog and HDMI to HD-SDI. Monitor your 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound mixes using professional connections. Turn your HDMI screen into a professional grade video monitor with the unique Matrox HDMI Calibration Utility.

Get the most from Avid Media Composer 6!

Choose the Matrox I/O product that’s right for you based on the I/O formats and form factor you need for your workflow.

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