Matrox MXO2 Mini Max for Laptops

Matrox MXO2 Mini Max for Laptops

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
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Matrox MXO2MINIMAX/L overview

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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
In the Box
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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    Matrox MXO2MINIMAX/L specs

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

    (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

    (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)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.4 x 8.0 x 3.9"

    Matrox MXO2MINIMAX/L reviews

    MXO2 Mini Max for Laptops is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Watch out! No color correction over HDMI 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.
    Date published: 2011-03-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as advertised 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.
    Date published: 2012-03-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! 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.
    Date published: 2011-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely works as advertised 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.
    Date published: 2011-06-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome, awesome! 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!
    Date published: 2010-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mini Portable I/O 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.
    Date published: 2013-10-23
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't work with my laptop 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.
    Date published: 2010-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tool for Mobile Filmmakers 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!
    Date published: 2012-09-19
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