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Portable H.264 Encoding Accelerators from Matrox

Matrox MXO2 Product Line Now Available with Matrox MAX Technology for Faster Than Realtime High Definition H.264 File Creation
  • 16 June, 2009 15:48

<p>Montreal, Canada – June 10, 2009 – Matrox® Video Products Group today announced that versions of its popular I/O devices for the Mac (Matrox MXO2, Matrox MXO2 Rack, and Matrox MXO2 Mini), are now available with Matrox MAX technology for faster than realtime high definition H.264 file creation. The unique Matrox MAX technology uses a dedicated hardware processor to accelerate the creation of H.264 files for Blu-ray, the web, and mobile devices. By using specialized hardware acceleration, jobs are finished with amazing speed and system resources are liberated for other tasks. Quality and flexibility are ensured through direct integration with Apple Compressor on the Mac. As an added benefit, the Matrox MAX technology allows direct export to higher-quality H.264 Blu-ray compliant files from Compressor.</p>
<p>“Content creators today need to deliver material in resolutions ranging from HD to iPod and H.264 has become their codec of choice due to its high-quality and low bandwidth requirement,” said Wayne Andrews, Matrox product manager. “By incorporating Matrox MAX technology into our popular MXO2 devices, we are providing our customers with the extra productivity boost they need to profit from today’s most popular workflows on laptops as well as towers.”</p>
<p>Key features of Matrox MAX Technology
• Faster than realtime creation of H.264 files, for resolutions ranging from iPod to HD, at bitrates up to 50 Mbps
• A specialized, dedicated hardware processor liberates system resources for other tasks
• Accelerated encoding 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 to simplify workflow
• Creation of Blu-ray H.264 files that can be authored in Adobe Encore CS4 and Roxio Toast 10 then burned without re-encoding
• Support for Apple Qmaster to take advantage of multiple systems with a Matrox MAX processing engine for distributed encoding across a network
• Works with Intel-based MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, and Apple Xserve systems</p>
<p>Price and availability
The Matrox MXO2 product line is available through a network of Australian and New Zealand authorized dealers. Matrox MXO2 Mini with the MAX option is priced at $1499 AUST$ (Inc GST). Matrox MXO2 with the MAX and Matrox MXO2 Rack with the MAX are also available, contact New Magic Australia for further details. www.newmagic.com.au</p>
<p>PC drivers for Matrox MXO2 Mini with the MAX option will be available free of charge to registered owners in July 2009.</p>
<p>About Matrox
Matrox Video Products Group is a technology and market leader in the field of HD and SD digital video hardware and software for realtime editing, audio/video input/output, DVD/Blu-ray authoring, capture/playout servers, clip/still stores, and CGs. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, post-production facilities, project studios, corporate communicators, and videographers worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information visit www.matrox.com/video.</p>
<p>About New Magic Australia Pty Ltd
New Magic Australia Pty Ltd is a recognised leader in the distribution and marketing of multimedia hardware and software, representing a carefully selected range of innovative, leading manufacturers, and catering for both the professional and consumer markets. New Magic has been established for over 17 years, and is the Australian distributor of Blackmagic Design, Convergent Design, e-films, NewTek Inc, Hauppauge Computer Works Inc, Matrox Video Products and Sony Creative Software products.</p>
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<p>Note: Print resolution artwork can be downloaded at: http://www.matrox.com/video/en/press/artwork/#mxo2</p>
<p>Matrox is a registered trademark and Matrox MXO is a trademark of Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.</p>
<p>Kind Regards,
Darrell J Vanderwolf
National Sales / Marketing Manager,
New Magic Australia Pty Ltd
ABN 57 100 704 416</p>
<p>Please note our new contact and address details:</p>
<p>New Magic Australia Pty Ltd,
Unit 4, 16-18 Croydon Road,
Croydon, Vic, 3136
Phone: (03) 9722 9700
Fax: (03) 9722 9699
Skype: darrellv
E-mail: darrell@newmagic.com.au</p>
<p>Web Site: www.newmagic.com.au</p>

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