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Matrox MXO2 LE (Desktop)

B&H # MAMXO2MND Mfr # MXO2LE/N/D
You Pay: $995.00
Product Highlights
  • PC & Mac
  • Use with Intel-Based Apple Xserve
  • Lightweight & Small Footprint
  • Multi-Format Support
  • Audio & Video Support
  • RS-422 Control
  • File-Based Workflow Support
  • RED Workflow
  • Use with Industry-Standard NLE Software
  • Telephone Support Included

The MXO2 LE (Desktop) from Matrox is a device designed to provide all the features of an I/O card in a sturdy, portable breakout box. It features both professional audio and video connectivity, and is designed for use with both PC and Intel-based Mac Pro and Apple Xserve desktop systems.

This solution offers broadcast-quality audio and video input & output. Calibration controls include blue-only. You also benefit from a wide variety of HD and SD workflows with Final Cut Studio thanks to Matrox MXO2 LE's 10-bit hardware up/down/cross scaling engine and support for a wide variety of file-based formats and industry-standard codecs.

Note! A different host bus adapter is required for use with a laptop unit and may be purchased separately or as a part of a different MXO2 laptop solution.

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

Key Features
  • Works with PCs and Intel-based Mac Pro and Apple Xserve desktop systems
  • Lightweight
  • Fits in your travel bag
  • 4-pin XLR power connector for AC or field battery operation
  • HD/SD SDI, HD/SD analog component, Y/C, and composite inputs and outputs
  • Genlock - SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level sync
  • 10-bit HDMI input, output, and monitoring with calibration controls including blue-only
  • 10-bit real-time hardware up/down/cross conversion on capture and output
  • Up to five user selectable simultaneous video outputs: HD and/or SD on HDMI, SDI, and analog
  • RS-422 machine control for frame-accurate capture and print-to-tape
  • Captures to a variety of codecs: Apple ProRes 422 HQ, 10-bit uncompressed HD, and many more
  • File-based workflow support - XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, P2, P2HD
  • RED workflow support
  • HD-SDI closed captioning support
  • Works with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Color, Adobe After Effects and all QuickTime applications that support the V-out component
  • Three-year hardware warranty and complimentary telephone support from Matrox
Portable
Matrox MXO2 LE is portable I/O device for PC and Mac platforms. It fits into your carry bag and connects directly to standard field batteries or the included AC power adapter.
HD and SD Inputs & Outputs
Matrox MXO2 LE features professional inputs and outputs. RS-422 machine control is provided for frame-accurate capture and print-to tape with Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro. A 4-pin XLR power connection is provided for AC or field battery operation. Up to five user selectable simultaneous video outputs, HD and/or SD on HDMI, SDI, and analog are supported.
Genlock
Matrox MXO2 LE provides SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD trilevel sync genlock. It can genlock to any type of video input or to house sync. Timing offset controls can be used to align your video output relative to your external genlock source to compensate for cable delays within your facility.
Capture to a Variety of Codecs
Matrox MXO2 LE lets you capture to HD and SD codecs supported by Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro. On a Quad-Core MacPro, you can capture HD to ProRes 422 HQ, DVCPRO HD, DV, DVCPRO, and DVCPRO50. On systems equipped with proper storage you can capture uncompressed 8- and 10-bit HD.
File-Based Formats
Matrox MXO2 LE lets you work with file-based formats such as XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, P2, and P2HD. You can play out these formats directly from Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro. No intermediate codec is needed. Matrox MXO2 LE lets you play out these formats from a PC or MacBook Pro without dropping frames.
RED Workflow
RED users can benefit from Matrox MXO2 LE to capture, monitor, and playback on set. Back in the post suite, they can use Matrox MXO2 LE to work with 1K and 2K RED timelines and output to SD, 720, or 1080 via MXO2 LE's real-time 10-bit hardware scaling feature.
HD-SDI Closed-Captioning Support
You will no longer need to spend time and money recreating HD captioning data that is typically lost when editing projects in Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro. Matrox MXO2 LE offers a unique workflow to capture, playback, and preserve closed captioning data while editing. Nothing is destroyed even when trimming or color correcting video clips. In addition, Matrox has worked with CPC, the closed captioning software leader, to develop an innovative solution that allows the MacCaption software to encode, decode, edit, and create HD and SD closed captioning for use with Matrox MXO2 LE. Matrox MXO2 LE also provides a cost effective way to monitor HD timelines containing closed captioning data on SDI and component SD monitors, while also inserting closed captioning information into line 21 of active video for SD deliverables. You can deliver HD and SD masters containing closed captions simultaneously.
HD & SD Video Monitoring
Matrox MXO2 LE turns your HDMI monitor into a true-color video display you can trust, even for color grading. It's packed with features that make it the ideal monitoring solution for Final Cut Pro, Apple Color, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, and other QuickTime-based applications. You won't need to buy expensive HD monitoring equipment. In addition, MXO2 LE's real-time downscaling feature lets you view your HD projects on an SD monitor.
HDMI Monitoring with 10-bit 4:2:2 Color Precision
Matrox MXO2 LE lets you adjust and control your HDMI monitor exactly like you would a broadcast HD/SD monitor. Controls for hue, chroma, contrast, brightness, and blue-only are provided. This unique control gives you accurate color representation so that you can use your HDMI monitor even for color grading.
Pixel-to-Pixel Mapping on HDMI Display
Matrox MXO2 LE provides 1:1 pixel mapping on HDMI monitors that support this feature.
Real-Time Conversion, Capture & Output
Matrox MXO2 LE lets you deliver in any format your clients demand. The 10-bit hardware scaling provides high-quality mastering.
HD to SD Downscaling
Matrox MXO2 LE provides real-time HD to SD downscaling with proper conversion of the HD color space to the SD color space and proper aspect ratio conversion to anamorphic, letterbox, and center cut. You can monitor or record an SD master of your HD project in real-time.
SD to HD Upscaling
Matrox MXO2 LE provides real-time SD to HD upscaling with proper conversion of the SD color space to the HD color space. MXO2 LE will "pillarbox" 4:3 footage and scale 16:9 SD footage to full screen.
Cross Conversion
Matrox MXO2 LE offers real-time cross conversions from 720 to 1080 and 1080 to 720. Real-time frame rate conversion is also supported with 2:3:2:3 and 2:3:3:2 cadences. This feature is useful if, for example, your source material is recorded at a different frame rate or resolution than the delivery format your client requires. It also facilitates monitoring when, for example, you need to work with 23.98 fps footage but your monitor does not support that frame rate. You can use MXO2 LE's real-time frame rate conversion to view your project at 29.97 fps. Conversion from 23.98 fps to 25 fps is handled by your NLE and the host.
Inputs Video
(1) SDI HD/SD
(1) Component HD/SD 10-bit
(1) Y/C 10-bit
(1) Composite 10-bit
(1) HDMI HD 10-bit

Audio
(2) XLR balanced
(2) RCA unbalanced
(1) SDI embedded up to 8 channels
(1) HDMI embedded up to 8 channels

Outputs Video
(2) SDI HD/SD
(1) Component HD/SD 10-bit
(1) Y/C 10-bit
(1) Composite 10-bit
(1) HDMI HD 10-bit

Audio
(2) XLR balanced
(2) RCA unbalanced
(1) SDI embedded up to 8 channels
(1) HDMI embedded up to 8 channels

System Requirements
  • PC and Intel-based Mac Pro and Apple Xserve desktop systems
  • Mac OS X v10.5 or later (Snow Leopard support available via driver update on Matrox site)
  • Windows XP (32-bit), Windows Vista (32- and 64-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit)
  • One free PCIe slot to install the Matrox PCIe host adapter
  • One free ExpressCard/34 slot to install the Matrox PCIe host ExpressCard/34 adapter
  • If using MXO2 with Final Cut Studio 2, 2GB physical memory (RAM) when working with compressed HD and uncompressed SD sources, or 4GB physical memory (RAM) when working with uncompressed HD sources
  • HDMI monitor that supports 1920 x 1080 and "dot-by-dot" mode is recommended for 1:1 pixel mapping
Matrox MXO2 LE (Desktop)
  • Matrox MXO2 LE Input/Output Device
  • Matrox MXO2 PCIe Host Adapter
  • Matrox MXO2 LE PCIe cable 3' (1m)
  • Matrox MXO2 LE External Power Supply
  • IEC-C13 Power Cord
  • Three-Year Hardware Warranty with Complimentary Telephone Support from Matrox
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