News 12 Westchester Depends on Matrox MXO2

Broadcast Engineering by Janet Matey

News 12 Westchester, based in Yonkers NY, reaches more than 270,000 homes through Cablevision and other cable systems. Director of Operations, Henry Ramos, has recently equipped his in-house editing systems and his OB SNG van with Matrox MXO2 input/output devices.


“In-house we have an XDCAM HD workflow with Apple Final Cut Studio. We needed a solution to ingest SD legacy video into our timelines for quick editing without re-rendering. As we transition to HD we wanted to digitize either HD or SD from our Sony PDW700 camcorders and DVCPRO archive without conversions or sacrificing quality,” said Ramos.

He found his solution in Matrox MXO2. For in-house editing he installed MXO2 devices on eight Mac Pro- and MacBook Pro-based Final Cut Pro editing stations. In-house stations are all connected to a SAN which gives editors the flexibility to work from any station. This set up supports the XDCAM HD file-based format for realtime playback without going to an intermediate codec like other I/O products require. read more...

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