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Matrox MXO2 Mini Max for Laptops

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Product Highlights
  • Mac & PC
  • Use with Laptops
  • Max H.264 Encoding
  • Breakout Box
  • I/O Device
  • Multiple Audio/Video Inputs & Outputs
  • Small Footprint
  • Video Capture, Playback & Conversion
  • Use with Industry-Standard Applications

The MXO2 Mini Max for Laptops from Matrox is a device that combines the functionality of an HDMI & Analog I/O card in the form factor of a miniature breakout box. It will capture, convert, and play multiple video formats. This model features an adapter that is specifically designed for use with laptops, although a separate MXO2 PCI-E Host Card Adapter can be used to make the unit compatible with desktops. This model additionally features Matrox MAX technology for faster than real-time H.264 encoding.

The Mini Max's small footprint makes it easy to transport. It is compatible with both Mac and PC systems, as well as most industry-standard applications, such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Photoshop, among others. Moreover, its color-calibration tool can be used to turn your HDMI monitor into a professional-grade video monitor.

Note! Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 support for Mac OSX to be available in early November 2010.

This model is designed for use with laptops
This model features Matrox MAX technology for faster than real-time H.264 encoding
This device works with Mac and PC platforms
It features a small footprint and is easy to connect to cameras and monitors
Capture and play back high-definition video in multiple formats
Turn your HDMI screen into a professional-grade video monitor with color-calibration tools, including blue-only
A 10-bit hardware, scaling engine allows for real-time up-scaling, down-scaling, and cross-conversion on capture and playback
This unit supports 5.1 and 7.1 surround-sound monitoring on the HDMI output
Edit AVCHD footage by capturing into an edit-friendly compressed or uncompressed format
It is compatible with your applications such Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe Photoshop, among others
Inputs Video:
HDMI HD 10-bit
Component HD/SD 10-bit
Y/C (S-Video) 10-bit
Composite 10-bit

Audio:
(2) RCA stereo pair (unbalanced)
HDMI embedded up to 8 channels
24-bit 48kHz

Outputs Video:
HDMI HD/SD 10-bit
Component HD/SD 12-bit
Y/C (S-Video) 10-bit
Composite 10-bit

Audio:
(2) RCA stereo pair (unbalanced)
HDMI embedded up to 8 channels

System Requirements Mac Pro and Intel-based MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6 or higher
PC desktops and laptops running Windows XP (32-bit), Windows Vista (32- and 64-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 6.5 x 4.6 x 1.5" (166 x 110 x 40mm)
Weight 9.9 oz (280g)
Matrox MXO2 Mini Max for Laptops
  • MXO2 PCI-E Express Card 34 Adapter
  • 3' PCIe Cable
  • External Power Supply
  • 2 x S-Video Adapters
  • Three-Year Hardware Warranty & Complimentary Telephone Support
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    MatroxMXO2 Mini Max for Laptops
     
    4.1

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (6)
    • Professional quality (6)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Improves performance (5)
    • Highly compatible (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (4)
      • Complex projects (3)
      • In the studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (6), Professional artist (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      Mini Portable I/O

      By Terry G

      from Va. Beach, VA

      About Me Chief Video Editor

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Customize
      • Easy to Navigate
      • Flexible
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Not Enough Audio Tools

      Best Uses

      • Ingest
      • Monitoring
      • Multimedia

      Comments about Matrox MXO2 Mini Max for Laptops:

      I've used the Matrox Mini Max now for several years for I/O on both a laptop and the tower in my office with no problems. I have flashed the firmware with need changes for OS and edit platform and it all works very seamlessly. Taking it on the road gives me a portable edit suite with lots of flexibility and options in a small package.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Great Tool for Mobile Filmmakers

      By Digital Filmmaker

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Matrox MXO2 Mini Max for Laptops:

        My MXO2 Mini Max is constantly employed, weather I'm editing on the road or in my studio. The Max technology is really fast as advertised so this little piece of equipment really is a great relief for all digital filmmakers. Thumbs up!

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        • No

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        4.0

        Works as advertised

        By Bob

        from Lake Zurich, IL

        About Me Business Owner, Video producer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Lacks XDCAM-EX monitoring

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects

        Comments about Matrox MXO2 Mini Max for Laptops:

        I bought the MXO2 Mini Max with the laptop adapter for my Macbook Pro, but also purchased the PCIe card for use with my Mac Pro. I often need to output 90-120 minute movies in h264. The MXO2 works as advertised - typically, faster than realtime! Before the MXO2, a 120-minute h264 file could easily be an overnight process - even on my 8-processor Mac Pro.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Product!

        By Burrdude

        from Detroit, MI

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Matrox MXO2 Mini Max for Laptops:

          Great Product! Have been looking at this item for some time. Using with Avid Media Composer on a PC. (Also works with After Effects even while MC is running - at the same time!) Installation was easy, and product worked perfectly on the first project without a hitch. Have not used MAX option yet, but intend to soon.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Absolutely works as advertised

          By Temeculan

          from So Cal

          About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Matrox MXO2 Mini Max for Laptops:

            Can't think of anything negative against it. The MXO2 mini works flawlessly thus far. The Max technology truly gives faster than real time encoding to high quality h.264 files.

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            • No

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            1.0

            Watch out! No color correction over HDMI

            By Curt

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Business Owner

            Pros

            • Compact Design

            Cons

            • Lacks Functionality
            • Limited Compatibility
            • Poor Performance

            Best Uses

              Comments about Matrox MXO2 Mini Max for Laptops:

              I bought this for color correction only to learn that it does not work as advertised. This is from the MXO2 manual: "...turns your HDMI monitor into a true-color video display...adjust and control your HDMI monitor exactly as you would a broadcast HD/SD video monitor ..." It's just incorrect. You cannot calibrate correctly to HDMI with the product. If you go to Creative Cow and search "Matrox MXO2 Mini Calibration Issues" you will find more details.

              It's been almost a year since Matrox (who admit this problem) said they were working to fix it and nothing has come of it.

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              • No

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              2.0

              Doesn't work with my laptop

              By 3dandvfx

              from Aliso Viejo, CA

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Matrox MXO2 Mini Max for Laptops:

                    Matrox mini doesn't work with my Toshiba P505-S8946. Every time when I started Premiere CS5 it just locked up. I sent it back and hope to receive my many soon.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Awesome, awesome!

                    By Petross

                    from Greenville, SC

                    About Me Business Owner, Independent Filmmaker, Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                    • Sits backwards for access

                    Best Uses

                    • Critical monitoring
                    • Easy IO

                    Comments about Matrox MXO2 Mini Max for Laptops:

                    Got the MX02 to use with Final Cut and (yea!!) Avid Media Composer 5 on my new MacBook Pro. Works flawlessly! Set-up was a dream, and integration with both applications is rock solid. (I wish Avid would open this box up for something other than monitoring, but that's another story.) With its internal setup controls my inexpensive 32" HD LED-LCD television can be set up for critical monitoring. I'm very happy with this product!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Just Excellent

                    By Rcobos

                    from São Paulo, Brazil

                    About Me Business Owner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Independent Films

                      Comments about Matrox MXO2 Mini Max for Laptops:

                      Great to export H264 faster than real time. Excellent to create Bluray Disc.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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