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Matrox and CineForm Collaborate on AVCHD Editing WorkFlow

Montreal, Canada – June 29, 2009 – Matrox® Video Products Group today announced Matrox MXO2™ Mini support for the popular CineForm NeoScene editing workflow that streamlines AVCHD editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 on the PC. The Matrox MXO2 Mini I/O device provides inexpensive HDMI monitoring with 10-bit 4:2:2 color precision. It turns an HDMI screen into a professional-grade video monitor with Matrox's unique color calibration tool. Controls for hue, chroma, contrast, brightness, and blue-only are provided. Users get accurate color representation so that an inexpensive HDMI monitor can be used even for color grading. Matrox MXO2 Mini even provides 1:1 pixel mapping on HDMI displays that support this feature so video will not be stretched and distorted by the monitor.
  • 30 June, 2009 10:21

<p>Montreal, Canada – June 29, 2009 – Matrox® Video Products Group today announced Matrox MXO2™ Mini support for the popular CineForm NeoScene editing workflow that streamlines AVCHD editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 on the PC. The Matrox MXO2 Mini I/O device provides inexpensive HDMI monitoring with 10-bit 4:2:2 color precision. It turns an HDMI screen into a professional-grade video monitor with Matrox's unique color calibration tool. Controls for hue, chroma, contrast, brightness, and blue-only are provided. Users get accurate color representation so that an inexpensive HDMI monitor can be used even for color grading. Matrox MXO2 Mini even provides 1:1 pixel mapping on HDMI displays that support this feature so video will not be stretched and distorted by the monitor.</p>
<p>“CineForm users appreciate the high visual fidelity and realtime editing capability NeoScene brings to their AVCHD workflow but until now, they have not been able to enjoy full-screen previews of their work,” said Francesco Scartozzi, Matrox sales director. “Matrox MXO2 Mini provides an affordable, high-quality, video output solution that greatly improves the AVCHD editing experience.”</p>
<p>“The AVCHD camera format is designed for recording, not editing, but now with a few simple steps editors can benefit from professional realtime editing performance,” said David Taylor, CineForm co-founder and CEO. With NeoScene, users can easily convert difficult-to-edit AVCHD files into CineForm’s professional 10-bit Wavelet compression format for faster editing performance, plus conversion to 24p (24 progressive frames) for users who desire a cinematic presentation. We’re excited about our collaboration with Matrox because of the enhanced editing experience that results; users can now drop their CineForm content on a CS4 timeline using a Matrox project preset and enjoy realtime playout through MXO2 to their preferred monitor or television.</p>
<p>Key features of Matrox MXO2 Mini
• Works with Mac and PC, laptops and desktops
• Small, lightweight, external box that’s easily connected to cameras and monitors
• Capture high definition video via HDMI or analog component; NTSC and PAL via analog component, S-Video, or composite
• Playback high definition video via HDMI and analog component; NTSC and PAL via HDMI and analog component or HDMI and S-Video and composite
• Output HD and SD video simultaneously
• Turns an HDMI screen into a professional-grade video monitor with color calibration tools including blue-only
• High-quality 10-bit hardware scaling engine for realtime upscaling, downscaling, and cross conversion on capture and playback
• Stereo RCA and up to 8 channels of HDMI audio input and output
• 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound monitoring on the HDMI output
• Easily edit AVCHD footage by capturing into an edit-friendly compressed or uncompressed format
• Works with leading applications including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, and many more
• Also available with Matrox MAX™ technology for faster than realtime H.264 encoding
• Three-year hardware warranty and complimentary telephone support</p>
<p>Price and availability
NeoScene is available from www.cineform.com for $129 (US$), or can be purchased through CineForm’s network of resellers and distributors. NeoScene is also available as a fully-functional trial download from CineForm’s website.</p>
<p>The Matrox MXO2 product line is available through a network of Australian and New Zealand authorized dealers. Matrox MXO2 Mini is priced at $799 AUST$ (Inc GST), 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>About CineForm Inc.
CineForm Inc. develops compression-based workflow solutions for the post production marketplace. Offering the industry’s highest fidelity compression technology, CineForm is trusted among Hollywood filmmakers, television producers, videographers and digital media artists who rely on high image quality, high performance and innovative compression-based workflow solutions with up to 4k spatial resolutions for their online content creation projects. Available on both Windows and Mac platforms, CineForm workflow solutions are optimized for direct-to-disk camera recording, high-resolution post production and long-term content archives. For more information, visit www.cineform.com.</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 H.264 encoding acceleration, 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 LightWave 3D, 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_mini</p>
<p>Matrox is a registered trademark and Matrox MXO and Matrox MAX are trademarks 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>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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