Avid handpicked Matrox to be their first 3rd party hardware partner in 2009. The flexibility, ability to be used on laptops or desktops, and cross-platform support made the MXO2 Mini and Mini MAX the perfect solution to provide inexpensive HD monitoring to Avid Media Composer editors.
But that's not the only benefit Matrox products offer Avid users. Matrox MXO2 Mini with the built-in MAX H.264 encoding accelerator allows deliver of H.264 files for the web, mobile devices, and Blu-ray at speeds up to five times faster than software alone, without sacrificing quality.
With Media Composer 6 Matrox now offers our entire I/O and delivery solutions tailor made to suit the various workflows editors are faced with on a daily basis by today’s demanding customers.
Deliver H.264 files up to 5 times faster than software alone, without sacrificing quality!
Not only do you get superior speed and quality, you can also tweak the power of Matrox MAX to meet your specific needs. The vast array of fine-tuneable controls lets you optimize encoding speed and video quality. Web video publishers, in particular, will appreciate the ability of Matrox MAX technology to deliver superb quality video at low bit rates.
Matrox MAX for Mac
On the Mac, you can deliver H.264 files for the web and mobile devices directly from Media Composer up to five times faster than software alone, without sacrificing quality. Matrox MAX even lets you deliver directly from Media Composer up to three times faster than if you used Sorenson Squeeze to encode the files.
Matrox MAX for PC
On the PC, you can speed up deliveries of H.264 files for the web, mobile devices, and Blu-ray using Adobe Media Encoder, which you already own if you are using Adobe After Effects for your motion graphic creation. Using Matrox MAX with Adobe Media Encoder lets you deliver H.264 files up to five times faster than if you export from Sorenson Squeeze software.
The unique Matrox HDMI Calibration Utility lets an HDMI monitor perform like a broadcast HD/SD monitor with 10-bit 4:2:2 color precision. This utility walks you through a wizard that will adjust your HDMI monitors; white and black level, white point, adjust and correct gamma, hue and chroma. In the end, turns your HDMI monitor into a professional grade monitor you can trust. This utility is only offered and found on all Matrox I/O devices.
All the I/O you need
Matrox offers a full range of products that cover your individual I/O needs. Select from HD/SD-HDI, HDMI, HD/SD analog component, composite, balanced and unbalanced audio and more or have them all. You are sure to find the right combination on your I/O requirements.
Take your Matrox MXO2 product anywhere and wherever you need it – Mac and PC; laptop and desktop; in the studio, in an OB van, and on set. It can even run off of standard field batteries when needed. For maximum versatility, it connects to your computer via a PCI Express adapter card, an ExpressCard/34 adapter, or a Thunderbolt adapter. For Media Composer users who want a single slot I/O card for their workstation that also deliveries H.264 lighting fast, the Matrox Mojito MAX may be the perfect product for you.
Realtime 10-bit Hardware Scaler
All Matrox products let you deliver in any format your clients demand. The 10-bit hardware scaling engine provides high-quality up/down/cross-conversions, color space and aspect ratio conversion, all in real-time on ingest or output.
Direct Surround-sound monitoring
Monitor your surround-sound mixed directly from your timeline in either 5.1 or 7.1 with professional XLR audio connectivity. Other options include unbalanced 5.1 audio built. Or use the HDMI output with up to 8 channels of audio support to connect to your home theatre equipment.
Closed captioning support on the Mac
Matrox SDI I/O devices provide HD-SDI closed captioning support using the patent-pending Matrox 4VANC tool. You will no longer need to spend time and money recreating HD captioning data that is typically lost when editing projects. The unique Matrox workflow lets you capture, playback, and preserve closed captioning data while editing. Nothing is destroyed even when trimming or color correcting video clips.
In addition, Matrox has worked with CPC, the closed captioning software leader, to develop an innovative solution that allows the MacCaption software to encode, decode, edit, and create HD and SD closed captioning for use with Matrox SDI I/O devices. They also provide a cost effective way to monitor HD timelines containing closed captioning data on SDI and component SD monitors, while also inserting closed captioning information into line 21 of active video for SD deliverables. You can deliver HD and SD masters containing closed captions simultaneously.
WYSIWYG Support for today’s content creation apps (PC)
Adobe After Effects (PC)
Matrox products let you experience your 2D and 3D motion graphics as you create them in After Effects, at full quality, full frame size, and full frame rate, with RAM preview, on a wide range of monitors. You see your work as your client will, with accurate color representation and 1:1 pixel mapping. You can judge your work in a brand new way.
Adobe Photoshop (PC)
When working on those special graphics for your video productions, you can use the WYSIWYG feature of our Matrox products to preview your images on an external monitor. You can see how your graphics will be seen by your client.
Matrox has a solution that will fit your daily needs, allow you take on almost any job that comes your way, and are the only solutions available today that will grow with your Media Composer system, be it Express/34 or PCIe today, and Thunderbolt tomorrow, you can be confident in your choice of a Matrox product. The MXO2 family of products can move with you to any system with an optional interface adapter that can be purchased at any time the need arises. An investment that will grow with you and your needs.