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Ollie Walton May 19th, 2010 05:57 PM

Matrox
 
Hi all

can somebody help me out?

can somebody explain how the matrox works? is it just live editing mixing to your mac?

Thanks

Ollie

Perrone Ford May 19th, 2010 06:01 PM

Matrox makes several dozen products. Could you be more specific? Then someone might be able to help you.

Ollie Walton May 19th, 2010 06:07 PM

Matrox MXO2

mobile editing :)

Thanks

Jim Newberry May 19th, 2010 06:52 PM

You can get an overview here: Matrox MXO2 Family for Mac - Overview

Let us know if you have any specific questions.

Shaun Roemich May 27th, 2010 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ollie Walton (Post 1528934)
can somebody explain how the matrox works? is it just live editing mixing to your mac?

For all the wonderful things the MXO family does, live mixing is NOT one.

The MXO2 family is essentially an input/output solution that allows for input and/or output of analog and digital video and audio sources one at a time. A VERY ELEGANT solution, but "merely" an I/O solution never the less.

Guy Cochran May 27th, 2010 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ollie Walton (Post 1528946)
Matrox MXO2

mobile editing :)

Thanks



I use the Matrox MXO2 Mini with Max out in the field. I use it for two things:

Monitoring the timeline with a large consumer grade HDMI monitor
Accelerating H.264 output

If you don't need to do either of these things, you don't really need one.

I also have the AJA IO Express which is basically the same box, but with HD-SDI IO. Matrox's version would be called the MXO2LE.

We use the AJA IO Express units to Capture HD-SDI from the camera direct to ProResHQ on a 17" laptop. This allows for capturing a much higher data rate than the camera is capable of. ProRes HQ is 220mbps rather than the cameras 35mbps. It makes a big difference when chroma keying since you're able store so much more color information and pixel information.

Here is a little video I did on the Intensity Pro, which is alot like the Matrox, except it's a PCIe card for a desktop unit only. With the Matrox MXO2 family and the AJA IO Express, you can get Express34 cards or PCI-e cards to use them in a desktop or a laptop.


I hope this helps clarify things and brings out a few more questions that we can answer.


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