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Matrox MXO2 LE provides all the features of an I/O card in a sturdy, portable breakout box with professional audio and video connectivity, while Matrox MAX gives you faster than real-time H.264 encoding.
This device can easily be taken on the road with a MacBook Pro. It gives you highly-reliable, broadcast-quality input/output via HDMI, SDI, and analog; professional audio inputs and outputs; and HDMI video monitoring with calibration controls including blue-only. You also benefit from a wide variety of HD and SD workflows with Final Cut Studio thanks to Matrox MXO2 LE’s 10-bit hardware up/down/cross scaling engine and support for a wealth of file-based formats and industry-standard codecs. Enjoy maximum I/O flexibility with Matrox MXO2 LE – edit anything, anywhere!
- Works with Intel-based MacBook Pros
- Lightweight – 2¾ lbs. (1245 grams)
- Fits in your laptop bag – 9¼" x 9½" x 2" (235mm x 241mm x 51mm)
- 4-pin XLR power connector for AC or field battery operation
- 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
- 10-bit HDMI input, output, and monitoring with calibration controls including blue-only
- 10-bit real-time hardware up/down/cross conversion on capture and output
- Up to five user selectable simultaneous video outputs – HD and/or SD on HDMI, SDI, and analog
- 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
- File-based workflow support – XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, P2, P2HD
- RED workflow support
- HD-SDI closed captioning support
- Works with Final Cut Pro, Apple Color, Adobe After Effects and all QuickTime applications that support the V-out component
- Three-year hardware warranty and complimentary telephone support from Matrox
Matrox MXO2 LE is a truly portable I/O device for the Mac. It fits easily into your laptop bag and connects directly to standard field batteries or the included AC power adapter. It connects to your Mac Pro via the supplied PCI Express adapter card.
HD and SD inputs and outputs
Matrox MXO2 LE features professional inputs and outputs. RS-422 machine control is provided for frame-accurate capture and print-to tape with Final Cut Pro. A 4-pin XLR power connection is provided for AC or field battery operation. Up to five user selectable simultaneous video outputs, HD and/or SD on HDMI, SDI, and analog are supported.
Matrox MXO2 LE provides SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD trilevel sync genlock. It can genlock to any type of video input or to house sync. Timing offset controls can be used to align your video output relative to your external genlock source to compensate for cable delays within your facility.
Capture to a variety of codecs
Matrox MXO2 LE lets you capture to HD and SD codecs supported by Final Cut Pro. On a Quad-Core MacPro, you can capture HD to ProRes 422 HQ, DVCPRO HD, DV, DVCPRO, and DVCPRO50. On systems equipped with proper storage you can capture uncompressed 8- and 10-bit HD.
Use your favorite file-based formats
Matrox MXO2 LE lets you work with file-based formats such as XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, P2, and P2HD. You can play out these formats directly from Final Cut Pro – no intermediate codec is needed. Matrox MXO2 LE lets you play out these formats from a MacBook Pro without dropping frames.
RED workflow support
RED users can benefit from Matrox MXO2 LE to capture, monitor, and playback on set. Back in the post suite, they can use Matrox MXO2 LE to work with 1K and 2K RED timelines and output to SD, 720, or 1080 via MXO2 LE’s real-time 10-bit hardware scaling feature.
HD-SDI closed captioning support
You will no longer need to spend time and money recreating HD captioning data that is typically lost when editing projects in Final Cut Pro. Matrox MXO2 LE offers a unique workflow to 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 MXO2 LE. Matrox MXO2 LE also provides 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.
HD and SD video monitoring
Matrox MXO2 LE turns your HDMI monitor into a true-color video display you can trust, even for color grading. It’s packed with features that make it the ideal monitoring solution for Final Cut Pro, Apple Color, Adobe After Effects, and other QuickTime-based applications. You won't need to buy expensive HD monitoring equipment. In addition, MXO2 LE’s real-time downscaling feature lets you view your HD projects on an SD monitor.
HDMI monitoring with 10-bit 4:2:2 color precision
Matrox MXO2 LE lets you adjust and control your HDMI monitor exactly like you would a broadcast HD/SD monitor. Controls for hue, chroma, contrast, brightness, and blue-only are provided. This unique control gives you accurate color representation so that you can use your HDMI monitor even for color grading.
Pixel-to-pixel mapping on the HDMI display
Matrox MXO2 LE provides 1:1 pixel mapping on HDMI monitors that support this feature.
Real-time hardware up/down/cross conversion on capture and output
Matrox MXO2 LE lets you deliver in any format your clients demand. The 10-bit hardware scaling provides high-quality mastering.
HD to SD downscaling
Matrox MXO2 LE provides real-time HD to SD downscaling with proper conversion of the HD color space to the SD color space and proper aspect ratio conversion to anamorphic, letterbox, and center cut. You can monitor or record an SD master of your HD project in real-time.
SD to HD upscaling
Matrox MXO2 LE provides real-time SD to HD upscaling with proper conversion of the SD color space to the HD color space. MXO2 LE will "pillarbox" 4:3 footage and scale 16:9 SD footage to full screen.
Matrox MXO2 LE offers real-time cross conversions from 720 to 1080 and 1080 to 720. Real-time frame rate conversion is also supported with 2:3:2:3 and 2:3:3:2 cadences. This feature is useful if, for example, your source material is recorded at a different frame rate or resolution than the delivery format your client requires. It also facilitates monitoring when, for example, you need to work with 23.98 fps footage but your monitor does not support that frame rate. You can use MXO2 LE's real-time frame rate conversion to view your project at 29.97 fps. Conversion from 23.98 fps to 25 fps is handled by Final Cut Pro and the host.
- SDI HD/SD
- Component HD/SD 10-bit
- Y/C 10-bit
- Composite 10-bit
- HDMI HD 10-bit
- 2 XLR balanced
- 2 RCA unbalanced
- SDI embedded – up to 8 channels
- HDMI embedded up to 8 channels
- 2 SDI HD/SD
- Component HD/SD 12-bit
- Y/C 12-bit
- Composite 12-bit
- HDMI HD/SD 10-bit
- 2 XLR balanced
- 2 RCA for surround sound monitoring (unbalanced)
- SDI embedded – up to 8 channels
- HDMI embedded up to 8 channels
- Matrox MXO2 LE input/output device
- Matrox MXO2 ExpressCard/34 adapter for use with laptops
- Matrox MXO2 LE PCIe cable (1 meter)
- Matrox MXO2 LE external power supply
- IEC-C13 power cord
(Additional Matrox MXO2 host adapters may be purchased separately. A third party RS422 cable is required for machine control.)
- Intel-based Mac Pro or MacBook Pro
- Mac OS X v10.5 or later (Snow Leopard support available via driver update on Matrox site)
- One free PCIe slot on the Mac Pro to install the Matrox PCIe host adapter
- One free ExpressCard/34 slot on the MacBook Pro to install the Matrox PCIe host ExpressCard/34 adapter
- If using MXO2 with Final Cut Studio 2 – 2 GB physical memory (RAM) when working with compressed HD and uncompressed SD sources, or 4 GB physical memory (RAM) when working with uncompressed HD sources
- HDMI monitor that supports 1920×1080 and "dot-by-dot" mode is recommended for 1:1 pixel mapping
Matrox MAX is a unique technology that implements faster than realtime H.264 encoding1 for resolutions ranging from iPod to HD. It uses a dedicated hardware processor to accelerate the creation of H.264 files for Blu-ray, the web, and mobile devices. By using specialized hardware acceleration, jobs are finished with amazing speed and system resources are liberated for other tasks. Quality and flexibility are ensured through direct integration with professional applications such as Apple Compressor and Telestream Episode on the Mac and Adobe Media Encoder on the PC.
Matrox MAX is a unique technology that implements faster than real-time H.264 encoding for resolutions ranging from iPod to HD.
It uses a dedicated hardware processor to accelerate the creation of H.264 files for Blu-ray, the web, and mobile devices. By using specialized hardware acceleration, jobs are finished with amazing speed and system resources are liberated for other tasks. Quality and flexibility are ensured through direct integration with professional applications such as Apple Compressor on the Mac and Adobe Media Encoder on the PC. As an added benefit, the Matrox MAX technology allows direct export to higher-quality H.264 Blu-ray compliant files from Compressor.
- Faster than real-time creation of H.264 files, for resolutions ranging from iPod to HD, at bitrates up to 50 Mbps: Matrox MAX technology saves you time. You'll spend less time rendering and more time being creative and productive. The following table shows typical encoding times for a 20-minute H.264 deliverable.
- A specialized, dedicated hardware processor liberates system resources for other tasks: Matrox MAX offloads CPU intensive encoding tasks to a dedicated hardware engine to crunch out your deliverables in record time for Blu-ray, the web, and mobile devices, without sacrificing quality. The Matrox MAX hardware engine offers sophisticated encoding capabilities such as:
- Baseline and main profile encoding algorithms
- CABAC entropy encoding for high quality
- CAVLC entropy encoding for mobile devices
- High quality scaling with de-interlacing
- Color space conversions
- HD to SD
- SD to HD
- RGB to YUV
- GOP structure controls
- Bitrate controls from 100 Kbps to 50 Mbps
- Accelerated encoding for Blu-ray, PS3, Apple TV, YouTube, Flash, web formats, and mobile devices including iPhone and iPod from various video sources including 2K files
- Direct integration with Apple Compressor on the Mac and Adobe Media: Matrox MAX technology taps into Apple Compressor on the Mac and Adobe Media Encoder on the PC to let you quickly and easily create H.264 files for Blu-ray, PS3, Apple TV, YouTube, Flash, web formats, and mobile devices including iPhone, and iPod. You can take advantage of all the familiar settings in your favorite application, use the Matrox MAX presets or customize your own. As an added benefit, the Matrox MAX technology lets you directly export to higher-quality H.264 Blu-ray compliant files from Compressor. A growing list of presets are available including:
- HD 1080i, 1080p, 720p
- NTSC, PAL
- Apple TV
- Customizable settings can be easily created to meet special needs.
- On the Mac, Matrox MAX technology is also accessible to all applications that support the QuickTime codec component such as Final Cut Pro and QuickTime. You get delivery of H.264 files, at resolutions for iPod to HD, directly from the application.
- Encoder on the PC to simplify workflow
- Creation of Blu-ray H.264 files that can be authored in Adobe Encore CS4 and Roxio Toast 10 then burned without re-encoding: Matrox MAX technology lets you create Blu-ray H.264 video files, directly from Compressor on the Mac or Adobe Media Encoder on the PC, that can be authored in Adobe Encore CS4 or Roxio Toast 10 and burned without re-encoding. To create a Blu-ray disc without Matrox MAX technology, you typically rely on your authoring application and your system CPU to re-encode your project into a Blu-ray compliant file. On an 8-core Mac Pro, this process takes about 90 minutes for a 20-minute project. With Matrox MAX, you can create a H.264 Blu-ray compliant file directly from Compressor or Adobe Media Encoder at faster than real-time speed. That file can then be used by your authoring software without the extra re-encoding step. On an 8-core Mac Pro equipped with Matrox MAX technology, this process takes less than 18 minutes for the same 20-minute project.
- Support for Apple Qmaster to take advantage of multiple systems with a Matrox MAX processing engine for distributed encoding across a network.