SDI/HDMI/analog HD/SD video and complete audio I/O with direct 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound monitoring
Lightning fast H.264 encoding too!
Not only does Matrox MXO2 Rack MAX give you broadcast-quality input and output for your favorite editing app, it also turbocharges your H.264 encoding for deliveries to the web, mobile devices, and Blu-ray – all in a rackmountable unit.
Only Matrox I/O devices deliver H.264 video up to 5 times faster without sacrificing quality
If you’re delivering H.264 content for the web, mobile devices, Apple TV, and Blu-ray discs, you know how painful it can be to wait for the long encoding times needed to create high-quality video files using software only. You might even be tempted to sacrifice quality for speed. With Matrox MXO2 Rack MAX, you no longer need to even consider making that trade off.
Get the most from your favorite apps
Matrox MXO2 Rack MAX amplifies your productivity with all the
industry’s leading editing and content creation software for Mac and
PC, as well as a wide variety of H.264 encoding, Blu-ray authoring,
streaming, live production, and broadcast applications.
Explore all the apps
All the I/Os you need
Matrox MXO2 Rack MAX gives you a full range of professional audio and video inputs and outputs, genlock with pass-through, and RS-422 machine control – right on the box. Direct 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound monitoring are supported on the XLR outputs. Both 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound monitoring are also supported on the HDMI output. No additional breakout cable is required.
Realtime 10-bit hardware scaling
Deliver projects in all the formats your clients demand. Matrox MXO2 Rack MAX provides high-quality up/down/cross conversion on capture and output.
Inexpensive HD monitoring
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.
Free Matrox productivity apps
Free productivity tools including Matrox MAX H.264 Capture, let you capture directly to H.264 files for the web, mobile devices, and Blu-ray. The new Matrox USB Webcam Emulator utility makes it easy to use professional and consumer cameras with web conferencing software like GoToMeeting™, GoToTraining™, Adobe® Connect™ and Skype™.
Built to last
Engineered without the need for a failure-prone cooling fan, the rugged aluminum chassis acts as a heat sink to dissipate internal heat for a long reliable life and noise-free operation. Only the highest quality components go into Matrox I/O devices.
Matrox MXO2 Rack MAX can be rackmounted wherever you need it and used with Mac and PC laptop and desktop systems in the studio, in an OB van, and on set. For maximum versatility, it connects to your computer via a PCI Express adapter card, an ExpressCard/34 adapter, or a Thunderbolt adapter.
Matrox SDI I/O products provide acquisition, monitoring, and delivery of closed captions with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Avid Media Composer on the Mac. In addition, They can also let you use standard (non-closed captioning enabled) monitors to preview HD timelines with closed captioning data by overlaying decoded closed captioning text over the previewed video. This is the ideal cost-effective way to see your closed captions, even when you’re using an inexpensive HDMI display as your program monitor with Adobe Premiere Pro.
Stream or webcast from any camera, anywhere
Matrox I/O products are ideal for streaming using Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Livestream, Microsoft Expression or QuickTime Broadcaster. Webcast with popular software such as Adobe Connect, Microsoft Skype or Citrix GoToMeeting. Connect to any HD or SD video source via SDI, HDMI or analog. Stream from any internet connection.
Add one-cable convenience with Matrox MXO2 Dock
Save time everyday—come and go without disconnecting and re-connecting all your devices. One Thunderbolt connection does it all. Tame the cables cluttering your desk and save wear-and-tear on your laptop.
Matrox I/O products amplify your productivity with a wide variety of editing, content creation, H.264 encoding/authoring, live production, broadcast, and streaming applications.
Discover the benefits of Matrox I/O products for your favorite apps.
1 Software support for the MXO2 LE is provided
by Grass Valley
2 Software support for the MXO2 family is provided by Editshare
|MAX H.264 Encoding Acceleration|
|Resolutions||Even frame sizes from 64 x 64 to 1920 x 1080|
|Bit rates||100 Kb/s to 50 Mb/s|
|Frame rates||15, 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, and 60 frames per second|
|Encoding profiles||Baseline (CAVLC) and main (CABAC) profiles|
|Supported video formats||
|HD analog component video passthrough performance||
|SD analog component video passthrough performance||
|SDI audio input||
|SDI audio output||
|Balanced analog audio performance||
|Reference input and output||
|Dedicated hardware scaler||
|Unique Matrox HDMI Calibration Utility||Turns your HDMI display into a monitor you can trust|
|AFD support||Capture and playback of AFD data for Final Cut Pro 7 via Matrox 4Vanc|
|3D support||HDMI 1.4a flag setting through control panel|
|Editing||Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer 6, Avid NewsCutter 10, Avid Symphony 6 and Boris Media 100|
|Content creation||Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Apple Color, Apple Motion, Apple Soundtrack Pro, Eyeon Fusion, NewTek LightWave 3D|
|Streaming||Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Livestream Procaster, Microsoft Expression, QuickTime Broadcaster, Telestream Wirecast|
|H.264 encoding||Adobe Encore, Adobe Media Encoder, Apple Compressor, Telestream Episode|
|Blu-ray authoring||Adobe Encore, Roxio Toast, Apple Compressor|
|Free Matrox productivity tools||
|Dimensions (without rackmount brackets)||L: 43.7 cm (17.2″) × W: 20.8 cm (8.2″) × H: 8.6 cm (3.4″ – 2RU)|
|Dimensions (with rackmount brackets)||L: 48.3 cm (19″) × W: 20.8 cm (8.2″) × H: 8.9 cm (3.5″ – 2RU)|
|Weight||15 lbs (7 kg)|
|Deck control||via RS-422|
|Limited warranty and service||3-year limited warranty with free telephone support|
|Electrical and Operating Requirements|
|In the box||
(An Apple Thunderbolt cable purchased from Apple is required to connect the Matrox MXO2 Thunderbolt adapter to your computer.)
(A third-party RS-422 cable is required for machine control.)
|Matrox PCIe host adapter||
|Matrox ExpressCard/34 adapter||
|Matrox MXO2 Thunderbolt adapter||Dimensions: L: 8.7 cm × W: 4.8 cm × H: 1.9 cm (3.4″ × 1.9″ × .75″)(An Apple Thunderbolt cable purchased from Apple is required to connect the Matrox MXO2 Thunderbolt adapter to your computer.)|
Academy Award Winner Rob Legato Uses Matrox MXO2 MAX!
Matrox had the opportunity to interview VFX Supervisor, Rob Legato, in London while he was working on the Academy Award winning movie “Hugo”. He shared his experiences on camera and his conclusion was that Matrox MXO2 Rack MAXwas “a huge asset in my editing room.”
MXO2 captures video from iPad 2
Budge Studios, specialize in producing fun apps for kids that feature their favorite characters and stories. They use MXO2 to capture video of the game play from iPad 2 to use during the development process and to create promotional trailers.
Using H.264 to your best advantage
In this pre-recorded webinar Matrox product experts present a detailed discussion of H.264, the de-facto standard codec for delivering HD content to the web, mobile devices and Blu-ray. You will learn: how to accentuate the positive and overcome the negative aspects of working with H.264, ways to speed up rendering, the key to creating high quality video for low bandwidth web connections and much more. Benefits of Matrox MAX 2.0 are presented.
CreativeCOW’s Craig Seeman looks at Matrox MAX
“H.264 has finally become ‘the’ codec we’re likely to use for delivery. For web use Quicktime, Flash and now Silverlight use it. In addition it’s part of the Blu-ray specs as well as delivery for iPods and iPhones. While having a single codec certainly simplifies delivery, encoding to H.264 is SLOOOOW. It brings the fastest computers to their knees and our brows cover with sweat as deadlines loom. Matrox CompressHD, with MAX technology, promises to ignite the after burners for H.264 encoding and it certainly delivers.”
Exporting H.264 from Avid Media Composer with Matrox MXO2 Mini MAX
Shane Ross blogs and brags about how fast he can encode H.264 directly from Media Composer on his laptop using Matrox MXO2 Mini MAX.
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