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Matrox Adds Exciting New Features to Convert DVI Plus HD-SDI Scan Converter

Automatic Input Detection, Graphic Overlay, and Snap-to-Window Support Now Available to All Users

MONTREALFeb. 23, 2012 — Matrox® Video Products Group today announced important new features for Matrox Convert™ DVI Plus HD-SDI scan converters. Matrox Convert DVI products are ideal for creating broadcast video from computer applications such as Skype™, YouTube™, Google Earth™, video games, and web browser sessions, as well as citizen journalists’ mobile phone videos. They are also the perfect appliances to drive projectors and large displays at live events and in houses of worship.

New features make Matrox Convert DVI Plus even simpler and more convenient to use. Automatic input detection is particularly important for A/V integrators who might regularly deal with a variety of input devices in the course of their work. Now any computer running at any resolution can be connected at the input, and Matrox Convert DVI will automatically output at the desired, preprogrammed resolution.

The graphic overlay feature lets users add a custom logo or graphic to Convert DVI’s output. For example, any PNG or TGA file can be displayed over a YouTube video, a Skype conversation, or a Google Earth map. Snap-to-window support enables users to automatically position the region-of-interest to output any window or element within an application or website, such as a YouTube video.

“Since its launch in September 2009, the Matrox Convert DVI family of scan converters has proven to be a reliable, cost-effective solution for broadcasters and A/V integrators worldwide,” said Charles P. Amyot, product manager at Matrox. “We have listened to feedback from our customers, and with this new release of Convert DVI Plus, we have continued the Matrox tradition of adding value throughout the life of our products.”

Matrox Convert DVI products will be demonstrated at the 2012 NAB Show in booth SL5115.

Key features of Matrox Convert DVI Plus
• DVI-D input up to 1920 x 1200
• Digital outputs: HD/SD-SDI
• Analog outputs: HD/SD analog component, S-Video, and composite
• SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level genlock with timing offset controls
• Simultaneous analog and digital video output
• Stereo audio input can be embedded into the SDI output signal
• Realtime hardware upscaling and downscaling with proper colour space and aspect ratio conversion
• Region-of-interest support including scaling, positioning, and panning with realtime output update
• Background colour selection including super black and super white for downstream keying applications
• Ability to operate as a stand-alone appliance
• Advanced features such as an anti-flicker filter, customizable presets, password protection, SD pixel aspect ratio compensation, automatic input detection, graphic overlay, and snap-to-window support
• Three-year hardware warranty and complimentary telephone support

Matrox MC-100 Mini Converter with Multiplexer

from YouTube


As a broadcast engineer or A/V professional you likely have diverse needs when it comes to managing SDI signals within your environment – for monitoring, distributing, switching, multiplexing, and processing 3D in real time. Until now, you have been forced to purchase different devices to perform these tasks. The new Matrox MC-100 solves all these challenges in one inexpensive, easy-to-use device. Matrox MC-100 is a dual SDI to HDMI mini converter that supports a wide range of display resolutions through 3G, Dual Link, HD, and SD-SDI. This single portable unit can be used as a HD-SDI switcher, a distribution amplifier, a multiplexer, and a 3D processing unit, making it the most versatile mini converter on the market. It should be in every video professional’s toolbox.

Buy a Matrox MC-100 now!

Videography Announces 2011 NAB Best of Show Vidy Award Winners

from Videography.com

Videography magazine, published by NewBay Media, announced its Best of Show Vidy Awards at the 2011 NAB Show.

NewBay Media’s Broadcast & Video Group of products, which also includes videography.com, DV magazine, DV.com, Digital Video Expo, DigitalContentProducer.com, Millimeter.com, and the Creative Planet Communities, is uniquely poised to recognize the full spectrum video technology on display here at NAB. A select panel of engineers, editors, and production and post professionals joined the magazine staff to judge the Best of Show Vidy Awards for Videography.

The Best of Show Vidy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the advancement of the art and science of video technology. The Videography Vidy Awards is one of the longest-running NAB awards programs.

The 2011 Videography Vidy Awards winners are:

  • 1 Beyond Wrangler SuprDupr Portable Media Duplication System
  • AJA Video Systems KONA 3G with 4K Update
  • Avid PhraseFind Powered by Nexidia
  • bebob Hot-Swap Adapter ML-120
  • Canon U.S.A. FK14.5-60 Wide-Angle Cine Lens
  • Cel-Soft Cel-Scope3D Stereoscopic Analyzer
  • Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4 Recorder
  • Dashwood Cinema Solutions Stereo3D CAT
  • Fraunhofer IIS CURATOR Archive Suite
  • Innovision Optics Spintec Rain Deflector
  • Matrox MXO2 Support for Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder
  • Miller Compass 25 Fluid Head
  • NVIDIA Quadro Cards with CUDA Technology
  • P+S Technik 16Digital SR Mag
  • Panasonic AG-3DP1
  • Panasonic AG-AF100
  • RED Digital Cinema EPIC
  • Sony Electronics HXR-NX3D1U NXCAM camcorder
  • Sony Electronics PMW-F3
  • The Foundry STORM

“Our teams searched the NAB show floor for products that were truly deserving of recognition,” says NewBay Media Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb. “Recognition with an award at NAB from the Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from this leading publication.”

The winners of the 2011 Vidy Awards will be featured in the May issue of Videography magazine, and also on videography.com

Matrox Announces Matrox MXO2 Mini for Avid Media Composer 5.5

Matrox® Video Products Group today announced support for the newly released Avid® Media Composer® V5.5 editing system. Matrox MXO2 Mini turns a user’s HDMI screen into a professional-grade video monitor with unique color calibration tools. The small, lightweight, external box is ideal for file-based workflows in studio, on set, in the field and in OB vans. It provides HDMI, analog component, S-Video, and composite output and cross-platform support for Macs and PCs, laptops and workstations. Users can also take advantage of the Matrox Vetura Capture application for quick and easy capture to Avid DNxHD or other popular Avid-supported codecs. Media Composer V5.5 adds support for new 720p and 1080p workflows with Matrox MXO2 Mini including the ability to select PsF or true P output in 1080p modes.

“We spearheaded our openness initiative with the Matrox MXO2 Mini and this decision has proved very fruitful. This platform has given Avid Media Composer release 5.0 an excellent HDMI monitoring tool for digital workflows,” said David Colantuoni, Director, Product Management, Avid Technology. “In addition, our new release of Avid Media Composer 5.5 brings new format and frame rate support and unique H.264 delivery options with Matrox MAX technology. Our continuing relationship with Matrox is a benefit to our mutual customers.”

“Avid’s support of Matrox MXO2 Mini was the talk of NAB and IBC 2010, giving Media Composer users a very cost-effective HD monitoring solution at just $449,” said Wayne Andrews, product manager at Matrox. “But that’s not the only benefit of Matrox products for Avid users. The version of Matrox MXO2 Mini with the built-in MAX H.264 encoding accelerator option at just $849 lets Mac users deliver H.264 files for the web, iPad, iPhone, and other mobile devices, directly from Media Composer at speeds up to five times faster than software alone, without sacrificing quality. Matrox MAX even lets them deliver directly from Media Composer up to three times faster than other popular encoders.”

Matrox MXO2 Mini for Avid Media Composer V5.5 will be demonstrated at NAB 2011 in the Matrox booth SL2515.

Key features of Matrox MXO2 Mini for Avid Media Composer

  • Turns an HDMI screen into a professional-grade video monitor with unique color calibration tools
  • Small, lightweight, external box for use in studio, on set, in the field, and in OB vans
  • Cross-platform support – Mac and PC; laptops, desktops, and workstations
  • HDMI, analog component, S-Video, and composite output
  • Stereo RCA and up to 8 channels of HDMI audio output
  • Three-year hardware warranty and complimentary telephone support
  • Matrox MAX option for lightning fast H.264 encoding directly from Media Composer on the Mac

Buy the Matrox MX02 Mini for desktops or the Matrox MX02 Mini for laptops
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Using the Matrox CompressHD to Compress Video Footage

We were recently asked a fantastic question by a visitor to our Facebook page.

What’s a faster way of compressing footage in Final Cut Pro than just using the computer?

If It’s H.264 compression then any of the Matrox products with the Max chip will do this, including the CompressHD. The workflow of the compression is that the h.264 encoding is performed primarily by the Max chip on the hardware. This frees up the CPU for other tasks.

The h.264 rendering is also accelerated considerably by the Max chip, which is its primary purpose.

The following video explains in more detail how to install the Matrox CompressHD, install the software and use it as part of a Final Cut Pro workflow.


Find out more about the Matrox Compress HD
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