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Matrox MXO2 Portable Input/Output Ports with Thunderbolt for Mac/PC

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About the Matrox MXO2

The Matrox MXO2 Portable Input/Output Ports with Thunderbolt is a device designed to provide all the features of an I/O card in a sturdy breakout box for your desktop. It's got connections for both professional audio and video, including an input and output each for HDMI, component video, composite video and Y/C (S-Video); for audio, there's dual XLR ins and four outs as well as stereo AES/EBU and analog audio I/O. In addition, you've got an HD/SD-SDI input and two such outputs. Your options for high-quality monitoring couldn't be more versatile. 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.

Along with broadcast-quality audio and HD video input and output, the MXO2 provides calibration controls that include blue-only. Audio monitoring is a strong suit of the unit, as well: With six analog audio outs, you can perform full 5.1 surround sound monitoring. 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.

Matrox MXO2 Includes

  • Matrox MXO2 Portable Input/Output Ports
  • MXO2 Thunderbolt Adapter
  • Multi-Pin Cable to Connect Thunderbolt Adapter to MXO2
  • Matrox MXO2 External Power Supply
  • IEC-C13 Power Cord
  • Matrox Warranty

Matrox MXO2 Features

  • Portable: Matrox MXO2 is a portable I/O device for the Mac. It fits into a laptop bag and connects directly to standard field batteries or the included AC power adapter
  • HD and SD Inputs & Outputs: Matrox MXO2 features professional inputs and outputs. RS-422 machine control is provided for frame-accurate capture and print-to tape with Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Audio Inputs & Outputs: MXO2 offers two channels each of RCA (unbalanced), XLR (balanced) and AES/EBU (unbalanced) audio inputs, in addition embedded audio on the HDMI and SDI inputs. For outputs, the box has six channels of analog audio via RCA, four channels of XLR and dual AES/EBU channels
  • Genlock: MXO2 provides SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD trilevel sync genlock. It can genlock to any type of video input or to house sync. Timing offset controls can be used to align your video output relative to your external genlock source to compensate for cable delays within your facility
  • Capture to a Variety of Codecs: Matrox MXO2 lets you capture to HD and SD codecs supported by Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro. On a Quad-Core Mac Pro, you can capture HD to ProRes 422 HQ, DVCPRO HD, DV, DVCPRO and DVCPRO50
  • File-Based Formats: Matrox MXO2 lets you work with file-based formats such as XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, P2 and P2HD. You can play out these formats directly from Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro
  • RED Workflow: RED users can benefit from Matrox MXO2 to capture, monitor and play back on set. Back in the post suite, they can use Matrox MXO2 to work with 1K and 2K RED timelines and output to SD, 720, or 1080 via MXO2's real-time 10-bit hardware scaling feature
  • HD-SDI Closed-Captioning Support: You will no longer need to spend time and money recreating HD captioning data that is typically lost when editing projects in Final Cut Pro. Matrox MXO2 offers a unique workflow to capture, play back and preserve closed-captioning data while editing
  • HD & SD Video Monitoring: Matrox MXO2 turns your HDMI monitor into a true-color video display you can trust, even for color grading
  • HDMI Monitoring with 10-bit 4:2:2 Color Precision: Matrox MXO2 lets you adjust and control your HDMI monitor exactly like you would a broadcast HD/SD monitor. Controls for hue, chroma, contrast, brightness and blue-only are provided
  • Pixel-to-Pixel Mapping on HDMI Displays: Matrox MXO2 provides 1:1 pixel mapping on HDMI monitors that support this feature
  • Real-Time Conversion, Capture & Output: Matrox MXO2 lets you deliver in any format your clients demand. The 10-bit hardware scaling provides high-quality mastering
  • Hardware Acceleration: Matrox MXO2 offers hardware acceleration of Final Cut Pro Dynamic RT segments, HDV and DVCPRO HD
  • HD to SD Downscaling: Matrox MXO2 provides real-time HD to SD downscaling with proper conversion of the HD color space to the SD color space and proper aspect ratio conversion to anamorphic, letterbox and center cut. You can monitor or record an SD master of your HD project in real time
  • SD to HD Upscaling: Matrox MXO2 provides real-time SD to HD upscaling with proper conversion of the SD color space to the HD color space. MXO2 will "pillarbox" 4:3 footage and scale 16:9 SD footage to full screen
  • Cross-Conversion: Matrox MXO2 offers real-time cross-conversion from 720 to 1080 and 1080 to 720 lines. Real-time frame rate conversion is also supported with 2:3:2:3 and 2:3:3:2 cadences
  • AFD Support: Via its HD-SDI connectors, Matrox MXO2 supports Active Format Description (AFD) transmission
  • H.264 & .MOV Playback Application: The Matrox Vetura standalone application conveniently plays back your H.264 and .mov files

Matrox MXO2 Specifications

Inputs Video: (1) SDI HD/SD / (1) Component HD/SD 10-bit / (1) Y/C 10-bit / (1) Composite 10-bit / (1) Genlock / (1) HDMI HD 10-bit
Audio: (2) XLR balanced / (2) RCA unbalanced / (2) AES/EBU unbalanced / (1) SDI embedded up to 16 channels / (1) HDMI embedded up to 8 channels
Outputs Video: (2) SDI HD/SD / (1) Component HD/SD 10-bit / (1) Y/C 10-bit / (1) Composite 10-bit / (1) HDMI HD 10-bit
Audio: (4) XLR balanced / (6) RCA unbalanced / (2) AES/EBU unbalanced / (1) SDI embedded up to 16 channels / (1) HDMI embedded up to 8 channels
System Requirements Mac systems with a Thunderbolt port
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
One free Thunderbolt port (Thunderbolt devices can be daisy-chained; this is an endpoint device)
If using MXO2 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 MXO2 box only: 13" x 9.5" x 2" / 330.2 x 241.3 x 50.8 mm
Weight MXO2 box only: 3.5 lbs / 1.59 kg
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