Matrox Video is supporting the newly-released Avid Media Composer V5.5 editing system, writes Fergal Ringrose. Matrox MXO2 Mini turns a user’s HDMI screen into a professional-grade video monitor with colour calibration tools.
The small external box is designed for file-based workflows in studio, on set, in the field and in OB vans. It provides HDMI, analogue component, S-Video, and composite output and cross-platform support for Macs and PCs, laptops and workstations. Users can also take advantage of the Matrox Vetura Capture application for quick capture to Avid DNxHD or other popular Avid-supported codecs. Media Composer V5.5 adds support for new 720p and 1080p workflows with Matrox MXO2 Mini including the ability to select PsF or true P output in 1080p modes.
“We spearheaded our openness initiative with the Matrox MXO2 Mini and this decision has proved very fruitful. This platform has given Avid Media Composer release 5.0 an excellent HDMI monitoring tool for digital workflows,” said David Colantuoni, director, product management, Avid Technology. “Our continuing relationship with Matrox is a benefit to our mutual customers.”
“Avid’s support of Matrox MXO2 Mini was the talk of NAB and IBC 2010, giving Media Composer users a cost-effective HD monitoring solution at just $449,” said Wayne Andrews, product manager at Matrox. “But that’s not the only benefit of Matrox products for Avid users. The version of Matrox MXO2 Mini with the built-in MAX H.264 encoding accelerator option at just $849 lets Mac users deliver H.264 files for the web, iPad, iPhone, and other mobile devices, directly from Media Composer at speeds up to five times faster than software alone, without sacrificing quality. Matrox MAX even lets them deliver directly from Media Composer up to three times faster than other popular encoders.”
Matrox MXO2 Mini for Avid Media Composer V5.5 will be demonstrated at NAB 2011 in the Matrox booth SL2515.