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Matrox Compress-HD

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Matrox Compress-HD
Key Features
  • H.264 Conversion
  • Supports Multiple Resolutions
  • Dedicated Hardware
  • Use with Apple Compressor
The Compress-HD from Matrox uses Matrox MAX technology to realize real-time H.264 encoding of resolutions ranging from iPod to HD. It features a dedicated hardware processor to accelerate the creation of H.264 files for Blu-Ray, the web, and mobile devices.

Special hardware acceleration is designed to provide superior speed without taxing system resources. This card can be integrated with professional applications such as Apple Compressor on the Mac and Adobe Media Encoder on the PC. A direct export feature provides higher quality H.264 Blu-Ray compliant files from Compressor.

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Matrox Compress-HD Overview

The Compress-HD from Matrox uses Matrox MAX technology to realize real-time H.264 encoding of resolutions ranging from iPod to HD. It features a dedicated hardware processor to accelerate the creation of H.264 files for Blu-Ray, the web, and mobile devices.

Special hardware acceleration is designed to provide superior speed without taxing system resources. This card can be integrated with professional applications such as Apple Compressor on the Mac and Adobe Media Encoder on the PC. A direct export feature provides higher quality H.264 Blu-Ray compliant files from Compressor.

This card offers real-time creation of H.264 files at resolutions ranging from iPod to HD and at bit rates up to 50Mbps by using Matrox MAX technology
This solution will function in systems with or without a video I/O device to enhance your delivery workflow
Extend the life of your current system investment with the ability to deliver premium H.264 formats
The card has a low-profile, half-length PCIe x1 card form factor
It works in systems with Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6 or higher, Windows XP (32-bit), and Windows Vista (32- and 64-bit)
A specialized, dedicated hardware processor liberates system resources for other tasks
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 on the Mac and Adobe Media Encoder on the PC simplifies workflow
Blu-Ray H.264 files can be authored in Adobe Encore CS4 and Roxio Toast 10 then burned without re-encoding
Support for Apple Qmaster takes advantage of multiple systems with a Matrox MAX processing engine for distributed encoding across a network

Matrox Compress-HD Specs

ResolutionsBlu-ray, PS3, PS3, HD Web Video Archiving:
Resolutions:
720 x 480
720 x 576
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080i
1920 x 1080
Frame Rates:
29.97, 59.97
25, 50
23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.97
25, 29.97
23.98, 25, 29.97
Bit-Rate Range:
512Kbps to 3Mbps
1 to 50Mbps

Apple TV, YouTube, HD, Podcasts, Webcasts
Resolutions:
640 x 480 (4:3)
640 x 360 (16:9)
640 x 272 (2.35:1)
720 x 480 (4:3)
960 x 540 (16:9)
1280 x 960 (4:3)
1280 x 720 (16:9)
1280 x 544 (2.35:1)
Frame Rates:
15, 23.98, 25, 29.97
15, 23.98, 25, 29.97
Bit-Rate Range:
512Kbps to 3Mbps
1 to 20Mbps

iPod, iPhone, Flash, YouTube, Portable Devices
Resolutions:
640 x 480 (4:3)
640 x 360 (16:9)
640 x 272 (2.35:1)
320 x 240 (4:3)
320 x 180 (16:9)
320 x 136 (2.35:1)
Frame Rates:
15, 23.98, 25, 29.97
15, 23.98, 25, 29.97
Bit-Rate Range:
512Kbps to 3Mbps
100Kbps to 1Mbps

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.9 x 6.5 x 1.5"
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Compress-HD supports both the latest versions of Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015 and Adobe Media Encoder CC 2015. It supports older versions as well depending on your operating system.
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Date published: 2018-08-27

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since this card only do 1080p, is it 4:2:0 or 4:2:2 1080p?
Asked by: John
It will support accelerated encoding to both specs.
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Can I feed a 4K Prores file to convert to H264 4K ?
Asked by: John
No, this card is limited to 1080p60.
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Will this work in Windows Server 2012?
Asked by: Anonymous
Officially it is supported on Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1. Although it should technically work, it's unsupported, so YMMV.
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Date published: 2018-08-27
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