Matrox MXO External HD and SD Video Output for Mac

Matrox MXO External HD and SD Video Output for Mac

Matrox MXO External HD and SD Video Output for Mac

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The MXO External HD and SD Video Output for Mac from Matrox is an external video device that connects to your Macintosh computer. The MXO allows you to output broadcast-quality HD and SD SDI video using one of your computer's DVI video output ports. You have the option of outputting HD SDI video with embedded audio and simultaneous analog audio using component HD output, SD SDI video with embedded audio and simultaneous analog audio using component SD output or SD SDI video with embedded audio and simultaneous Y/C and composite output. This gives you a wealth of options in outputting your video from your computer, making this external and portable device a great choice for any Mac user who requires broadcast-quality video output.

DVI to Broadcast
The MXO lets you output video through your Mac's digital DVI connection and convert to HD or SD SDI video suitable for broadcast. The flicker free video can feature up to 8 channels of embedded SDI audio. The MXO features connections for HD/SD SDI, HD/SD analog component, Y/C and composite video connections.
Portable and Hot Swappable
The MXO is easily portable and hot swappable. This allows you to move it from one computer to another without having to power the computers down, making it easy to move it from one computer to another.
Final Cut Pro Workflow Enhancements
The MXO features several workflow enhancements for Final Cut Pro and other QuickTime-based applications. These include DVI output frame to broadcast-quality conversion, artifact elimination and gamma correction, hardware accelerated video output and realtime downscaling of HD video to SD.
In the Box
Matrox MXO External HD and SD Video Output for Mac
  • Power Adapter
  • DVI/USB Cable
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    Matrox MXO/N Specs

    Type External DVI to Broadcast Video Output Box
    Compatible with Mac
    Video System NTSC/PAL
    Video Formats NTSC/PAL
    Audio Formats 24-Bit, 48 kHz
    Host Connection DVI, USB
    Input and Output Connectors Input: DVI, USB
    Output: DVI, SDI, Y/C, Composite
    Real-Time Output Yes
    Real-Time Layers None
    Hardware Real-Time Effects None
    WYSIWYG Support None
    Agency Certifications FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A
    RoHS compliant as per 2002/95/EC
    System Requirements Macintosh Computer with DVI Output
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.35 x 1.75 x 4.5" (16.1 x 4.4 x 11.4 cm)
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer

    Matrox MXO/N Reviews

    MXO External HD and SD Video Output for Mac is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Matrox MXO is Great The MXO is a great (and relatively inexpensive) tool for HD monitoring. I've been using it with FCP to connect to a 23 Apple Cinema Display. Results are terrific. The MXO's only drawback (and this is minor) is when using it with FCP, the command+tab function used to jump between applications is disabled. Its only disabled while FCP is the active window, though.
    Date published: 2008-09-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Scan Conversion to Pro Video! We love this unit! We used to use $2400 dollar Extrons for displaying videos and CG in our digital broadcast system. These looked better and at less than half the price...it was a no brainer! Flexible out puts with genlock. Killer tool to have in any video setup!
    Date published: 2008-04-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from MXO did not work in my G5 After speaking to folks at Matrox ... itappeared the MXO would work with my MAC.I learned yesterday that my video cardGEFORCE 7800GT is not a supported card for MXO.(This is surprising as an inferior card is?)So, I've not had a chance to use the MXO and share this so others with older Macs don't make sameerror.
    Date published: 2008-12-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works like a champ! The MXO was very easy to install and worked just as advertised. The only draw back comes in switching between FCP7 and Color. You must disable the external view in one app and then enable it in the next and vise versa. That gets a little annoying. However, other than that, it is awesome to have HD-SDI out of my laptop for color correcting.
    Date published: 2011-09-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hot Product Quite versatile product, I was happy to find out that I could output to both a broadcast monitor (SDI) and my second Apple display (DVI) at the same time. Easy to set up and with a very decent utility to fine tune the colors of your monitor. Only thing I don't like, the unit tends to get quite hot.
    Date published: 2011-09-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Desktop Output Purchased MXO to output Keynote files via HD-SDI w/ genlock during a live broadcast, the quality is outstanding. I now use it in an edit suite, it can be a little tricky w/FCP at first, but once you understand the control panel, it's simple.
    Date published: 2009-03-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from a good option Combined with a Apple cinema display (20 or 23), its a good, affordable option to get accurate color representation. The box is small, lightweight and well built, and matrox has been solid with their customer support.
    Date published: 2011-04-12
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