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Matrox MXO2 Mini with MAX (Thunderbolt)

B&H # MAMXO2MMT Mfr # MXO2MINIMAX/T
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Product Highlights
  • Use with Thunderbolt-Enabled Macs
  • MAX H.264 Encoder
  • HDMI & Analog Video / Audio I/O
  • Small Footprint
  • Video Capture, Playback & Conversion
  • Use with Industry-Standard NLE Software
  • HDMI Color Calibration Utility
  • HDMI Surround Sound Monitoring
  • Telephone Support Included

The MXO2 Mini with MAX (Thunderbolt) 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, via its HDMI, composite, component, analog audio, and S-Video inputs & outputs. And of course, this MXO2 includes a Thunderbolt adapter, which supplies the blazing-fast connection to a computer for a data transfer rate of up to 10 Gb/s.

This model features Matrox MAX, a technology that implements faster than real-time H.264 encoding for resolutions ranging from iPod to HD. It uses a dedicated hardware processor to accelerate the creation of H.264 files for Blu-ray, the web, and mobile devices. By using specialized hardware acceleration, jobs are finished more quickly and system resources are freed up for other tasks. This technology allows direct export to higher-quality H.264 Blu-ray compliant files from Compressor.

The MXO2 Mini's small footprint makes it easy to transport. You also benefit from a wide variety of HD and SD workflows with Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro thanks to Matrox MXO2's 10-bit hardware up/down/cross-conversion scaling engine and support for a wide variety of file-based formats and industry-standard codecs. Moreover, its color-calibration tool can be used to turn your HDMI monitor into a professional-grade video monitor, so you can monitor your work in Avid Media Composer or NewsCutter, for instance.

Note! Requires a Thunderbolt cable.

Key Features

Enjoy broadcast-quality HD/SD video and audio input/output. Capture & play back high-definition video via HDMI and analog component. Capture & play back NTSC and PAL via analog component, S-Video, and composite. Output HD and SD video simultaneously, and input & output stereo RCA audio and up to 8 channels of HDMI audio
This model is designed for use Thunderbolt-enabled Macs
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
A 10-bit hardware-based scaling engine allows for real-time up-, down-, and cross-conversion upon 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, or capture live video directly from your AVCHD camera's HDMI output, bypassing the compression entirely
It is compatible with your applications such as Apple Final Cut Pro & Color, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects & Photoshop, among others
Hardware acceleration of Final Cut Pro Dynamic RT segments, HDV, and DVCPRO HD
10-bit HDMI input, output and monitoring with the unique Matrox HDMI Calibration Utility
Matrox Vetura standalone application for convenient playback of your H.264 and .mov files

Matrox MAX

Faster-than-real-time creation of H.264 files supports resolutions ranging from iPod to HD at bit rates up to 50 Mb/s. MAX technology is designed to save you time
A specialized, dedicated hardware processor liberates system resources for other tasks. Matrox MAX offloads CPU-intensive encoding tasks to a dedicated hardware engine to crunch out your files for Blu-ray, the web, and mobile devices, without sacrificing quality. The Matrox MAX hardware engine offers sophisticated encoding capabilities such as:

  • Baseline and main profile encoding algorithms
  • CABAC entropy encoding for high quality
  • CAVLC entropy encoding for mobile devices
  • High-quality scaling with de-interlacing
  • Color space conversions: HD to SD, SD to HD, RGB to YUV
  • GOP structure controls
  • Bit rate controls from 100 Kb/s to 50 Mb/s
Accelerated encoding is available for Blu-ray, PS3, Apple TV, YouTube, Flash, web formats, and mobile devices, including iPhone and iPod from various video sources, including 2K files
Direct integration with Apple Compressor lets you quickly create H.264 files for Blu-ray, PS3, Apple TV, YouTube, Flash, web formats, and mobile devices including iPhone and iPod. You can take advantage of all the familiar settings in your favorite application or use the Matrox MAX presets – or customize your own. As an added benefit, Matrox MAX technology lets you directly export to higher-quality H.264 Blu-ray compliant files from Compressor. A growing list of presets are available, including:

  • HD 1080i, 1080p, 720p
  • NTSC, PAL
  • Apple TV
  • iPod
  • iPhone
  • YouTube
  • Customizable settings can be created easily to meet special needs
Matrox MAX technology is also accessible to all applications that support the QuickTime codec component, such as Final Cut Pro and QuickTime. You get delivery of H.264 files at resolutions from iPod to HD directly from the application
Matrox MAX technology lets you create Blu-ray H.264 video files directly from Compressor that can be authored in Adobe Encore CS5 and burned without re-encoding. To create a Blu-ray disc without Matrox MAX technology, you typically rely on your authoring application and your system CPU to re-encode your project into a Blu-ray compliant file
Support is available for Apple Qmaster to take advantage of multiple systems with a Matrox MAX processing engine, for distributed encoding across a network
Inputs Video:
(1) HDMI HD 10-bit
(1) Component HD/SD 10-bit
(1) Y/C (S-Video) 10-bit
(1) Composite 10-bit

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

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

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

System Requirements
  • Mac systems with a Thunderbolt port
  • Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or later
  • One free Thunderbolt port (Thunderbolt devices can be daisy-chained; this is an endpoint device)
  • If using MXO2 Mini with Final Cut Studio 2, 2 GB physical memory (RAM) when working with compressed HD and uncompressed SD sources, or 4 GB 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
Dimensions (HxWxD) MXO2 Mini box only: 6.5 x 4.6 x 1.5" (166 x 110 x 40mm)
Weight MXO2 Mini box only: 9.9 oz (280g)
Matrox MXO2 Mini with MAX (Thunderbolt)
  • MXO2 Thunderbolt Adapter
  • Multi-Pin Cable to Connect Thunderbolt Adapter to MXO2 Mini
  • Matrox MXO2 Mini External Power Supply
  • 2 x S-Video Adapters
  • 3 Year Hardware Warranty & Complimentary Telephone Support from Matrox
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