Matrox MicroQuad

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QUAD SDI to HDMI MULTIVIEWER for 3G/HD/SD
If you are like most broadcast engineers and A/V professionals, you encounter many situations where you need to monitor multiple 3G-, HD-, or SD-SDI feeds. The new Matrox MicroQuad lets you use an affordable HDMI display to view your video signals. Ideal for OB vans, on-set productions and live events, Matrox MicroQuad is a small, easy-to-use device. Simply connect power and up to four SDI inputs, all controls are on the unit itself, no computer is required. Alternatively, use the Windows-based Matrox MicroQuad Remote application to control the unit from a distance.
 

 

Monitor up to four SDI feeds inexpensively

On a single HDMI display in quadrant view, Matrox MicroQuad lets you monitor up to four 3G-SDI inputs or four HD-SDI inputs or four SD-SDI inputs.

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Scale using the powerful 10-bit engine

Matrox MicroQuad always ensures a crisp, artifact-free monitoring experience thanks to its state-or-the-art scaling algorithms with advanced filtering.

Toggle to full screen view

At the touch of a button, Matrox MicroQuad lets you toggle to a full screen view of any one of your inputs and its associated audio. Show or hide the label and VU meters.

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Synchronize your inputs

Matrox MicroQuad will take non-genlocked SDI signals and synchronize both video and audio on the HDMI output.

Monitor audio

Use the selection border in quadrant view to select the audio source you want sent to the HDMI display.

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Control from a distance

Matrox MicroQuad can be controlled remotely using the Windows-based Matrox MicroQuad Remote application via a standard mini USB Type B cable. The application lets you toggle between full screen and quadrant view, select the input channel, pick audio channels, as well as hide labels and the red selection box. It also lets you create custom labels of up to 10 characters, which will be retained even when the unit is disconnected from the computer.

Preview 4K content inexpensively

Matrox MicroQuad lets you view 4K video on a cost-effective HDMI monitor. Simply connect the four 3G or HD-SDI signals from your camera or output card to Matrox MicroQuad. It downscales your full-sized content and displays it in realtime without seams. You can also switch to a 1-to-1 pixel map of each SDI input.

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Integrate Matrox MicroQuad functionality into your own application

All the features of the Matrox MicroQuad Remote application are available in a DLL and header file to let you easily trigger MicroQuad from within your own software. Download the programming guide

Matrox MicroQuad Tech Specs

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Matrox MicroQuad Technical Specifications

Dimensions
  • Length: 125 mm
  • Width: 118 mm
  • Height: 26 mm
  • Weight: 220g
Inputs and Outputs
  • Four BNC 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs
  • HDMI output
  • Mini USB Type B for firmware updates
Standards
  • SDI compliance with SMPTE-259M/292M/424M
  • SDI support of YUV 4:2:2 8-bit/10-bit
  • Automatic detection of input signal
  • HDMI support of YUV 4:2:2
Input Display Resolutions
  • NTSC
  • PAL
  • 720p 50/59.94/60
  • 1080i 50/59.94/60
  • 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
  • 1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
  • 1080p (Level A) 50/59.94/60
  • 1080p (Level B (Dual link)) 50/59.94/60

Note: If you are connecting more than one input source to Matrox MicroQuad, the input sources must have the same video format.

Display Formats Quadrant view/Full screen view
Audio
  • SDI inputs: 16 channels embedded
  • HDMI output: 8 channels embedded
Electrical and Operating Requirements
  • Unit voltage and amperage: 5V/3Amps
  • Operating temperature: 0 to 40º C
  • Storage temperature: -40 to 75º C
  • Maximum altitude for operation: 3,000 meters
  • Maximum altitude for transport: 12,000 meters
  • Operating humidity: 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
  • Storage humidity: 5 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
General
  • Universal locking power supply with international socket adapters included 3-year limited manufacturing warranty

Matrox MicroQuad Remote System Requirements

System Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate (32-bit or 64-bit) with Service Pack 1, or Windows XP Professional (32-bit) with Service Pack 3
  • One free USB 2.0 port

Matrox MicroQuad Related Info

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Mobile production truck converts to HD and Matrox MicroQuad multiviewers come along
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Jones Mobile Television (JMTV) is a full-service location video production company that serves a wide range of sports, corporate, and entertainment clients. Recently they completed a $3 million USD conversion of their 51′ digital expanding production trailer to high definition (HD).

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Square_promobox_315x152_CTA Mike Sessler of Church Tech Arts takes a look at Matrox MicroQuad Multiviewer and describes how it’s the perfect solution for those who need to monitor different feeds on a single HDMI display. He emphasizes MicroQuad’s practicality and its ease of use.
Chris Childs of HOWiReview.com takes a look at MicroQuad and describes how it can help you take your House of Worship production to the next level. He explains product set up, how to control from a distance, including VU meters, selection box, and label customization. Square_promobox_315x152_HOWi_MQuad
.Sq_prbox_315x152_StudiTech_MicroQuad Mark Johnson of StudioTech.tv takes a look at the Matrox MicroQuad multiviewer and describes how it fits into his video production workflow. He demonstrates the set up, unit operation, and optional remote control application.

And MicroQuad makes 3!

Shaun Miller has already reported on his use of Matrox Convert DVI Plus and Matrox MC-100 at Northview Church. He recently added a review of Matrox MicroQuad to his blog after finding many uses for it in his facility.

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Matrox MicroQuad Datasheet

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Matrox MicroQuad Community

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