Matrox offers Convert DVI plus, wealth of other products

The Matrox stand at IBC will include a wealth of conversion and distribution products, including the Matrox Convert DVI Plus, an HD-SDI scan converter that lets broadcasters incorporate content from computers and iPad and iPhone devices into news programs. The solution is ideal for creating broadcast-quality video from computer applications, such as Skype, YouTube, Google Earth, and FaceTime, as well as video games and web browser sessions, running on Mac computers or PCs. In addition, Matrox Convert DVI Plus can be used to drive projectors and large displays at live events.

Other products on display include Matrox Avio, a fiber-optic KVM extender for graphics-intensive design, visual effects, and editing applications. Avio lets users separate the computer from the working environment and place it in a secure, climate-controlled machine room. Matrox Avio consists of a transmitter and receiver pair that captures dual digital video, keyboard, mouse, analog stereo audio, and USB signals from the host system and extends them uncompressed up to 2,000 meters over a single fiber-optic cable. Matrox Avio maintains the system’s performance and delivers image quality and smooth HD video playback without frame-rate drops or color degradation.

The Matrox DualHead2Go Digital Mac Edition (ME) external multidisplay adapters let users add two DVI monitors to a Mac notebook, doubling desktop space to spread out projects, better organize a Final Cut Pro timeline, and multitask effectively. The Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME is simple to set up and connects to the Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt video output of the notebook, working with the system’s existing GPU to deliver a solid platform for any content creation and multimedia application.

Those needing to integrate video distribution over standard TCP/IP networks will want to check out the Matrox Maevex video distribution over IP system. It consists of an encoder/decoder pair that extends 1080p video, audio, and RS232 control signals over a standard TCP/IP network. The Maevex Encoder captures video, audio and RS232 signals from a host PC or another media source and seamlessly extends the signals to one or more Maevex Decoder units via CATx cabling. The technology’s H.264 encode/decode platform delivers Blu-ray-quality video extension over standard LAN/WAN connectivity at user-defined low bit rates for minimal network bandwidth consumption. The Matrox PowerStream software suite is used to manage, monitor, and schedule the Maevex network remotely.

The Matrox MC-100 mini-converter meets the diverse needs of broadcast engineers and A/V professionals in managing SDI signals within their environments, whether for monitoring, distributing, switching, multiplexing, or converging 3D. The portable unit supports a wide range of display resolutions through 3G, Dual Link, HD, and SD-SDI and can be used as an HD-SDI switcher, a distribution amplifier, a multiplexer, and a 3D processing unit..

Also look for the Matrox MicroQuad, a four-channel SDI-to-HDMI multiviewer for 3G/HD/SD offered at a breakthrough price point. It lets broadcasters and A/V professionals use an affordable HDMI display to view up to four SDI video signals and show or hide labels and VU meters.The small device is intended for OB vans, on-set productions, and live events. According to the company, all controls are on the unit itself, so no computer is required. Alternatively, broadcasters can use the Windows-based Matrox MicroQuad Remote application to control the unit from a distance.

Lastly, the Matrox MXO2 family is a full range of HD/SD input/output devices for editing, H.264 encoding, and streaming workflows. These units allow users to get the most from applications including Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium, Apple Final Cut Studio and Final Cut Pro X, and the new Avid Media Composer 6. Matrox MXO2 units enable creation of H.264 files for Blu-ray, the Web, and mobile devices.

In addition, Matrox MXO2 devices can be used to stream from any camera, anywhere, and can be used  for internet broadcasts of live events such as news, sports, concerts, religious services, and corporate meetings. They work with Mac and PC laptops and desktop systems — in the studio, on the set, in the field, and in OB vans.

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