Matrox MXO2 LE vs AJA Io Express

The Matrox MXO2 LE is now shipping. It brings you all of the power, performance, quality and the features of the award winning MXO2, for under $1,000! The only difference is you get a little less audio I/O, but all the great cross and down conversion capabilities. This makes the MXO2 LE simply the best SDI equipped I/O solution for Final Cut editors for under $1,000!!

Top 10 Reasons to Buy Matrox MXO2 LE – Not AJA Io Express

  1. Matrox MXO2 LE offers more features at the same price - $995.
  2. Matrox MXO2 LE provides 10-bit HDMI monitoring with a unique color calibration tool that turns your HDMI screen into a professional-grade video monitor - Io Express does not offer a calibration utility.
  3. Matrox MXO2 LE provides 10-bit realtime hardware up/down/cross conversion on capture and output - Io Express does not provide any scaling.
  4. Matrox MXO2 LE supports analog component, Y/C, and composite input - Io Express does not support any analog input.
  5. Matrox MXO2 LE provides analog component, Y/C, and composite output simultaneously via separate, dedicated connectors - Io Express has only three connectors used for a component output or Y/C and composite output.
  6. Matrox MXO2 LE can output HD and SD video simultaneously - Io Express cannot.
  7. Matrox MXO2 LE features professional XLR audio: 2-in, 2 out - Io Express does not support XLR audio.
  8. Matrox MXO2 LE has stereo audio inputs (RCA) - Io Express does not.
  9. A version of Matrox MXO2 LE is available with Matrox MAX technology for faster than realtime H.264 encoding for Blu-ray, the web, and mobile devices – Io Express does not offer this important benefit.
  10. Matrox MXO2 LE has a sturdy, stylish, metal enclosure that is designed to dissipate heat and protect your connections for longer product life and better stability – Io Express has a plastic enclosure.

Download the comparison directly from Matrox
MXO2 LE vs AJA Io Express (pdf 100 KB)

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