Matrox MXO2 Mini with Max Thunderbolt

Matrox MXO2 Mini with Max Thunderbolt

Matrox MXO2 Mini with Max Thunderbolt

  • Matrox MXO2 Mini with Max Thunderbolt
  • Use with Thunderbolt-Enabled Macs
  • Capture high definition video via HDMI and analog component
  • Output HD and SD video simultaneously
  • 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound monitoring on the HDMI output
  • Captures to HD and SD codecs 8 and 10-bit
  • Matrox MAX H.264 accelerated encoding
  • Three-year manufacture hardware warranty


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Matrox MXO2 Mini with Max - Thunderbolt is sleek little device for Mac and PC also gives you the added advantage of portability. You can take it with you wherever you go. Use it with a laptop or a desktop system and your favorite applications including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop, and many more. Capture and playback high definition video via HDMI and analog component; or NTSC and PAL via analog component, S-Video, and composite. Convert your standard definition videos to high definition, or vice versa, while capturing or playing out, using Matrox MXO2 Mini's high-quality dedicated hardware. Turn your HDMI screen into a professional-grade video monitor with Matrox's unique color calibration tool. Easily edit AVCHD footage by capturing into an edit-friendly compressed or uncompressed format. Count on uncompromising Matrox quality and reliability in MXO2 Mini, backed by a three-year warranty.

Matrox MXO2 Mini gives you all the features of a high-quality capture card and a breakout box in one very affordable little device. It's also available with the Matrox MAX option for faster than realtime H.264 file encoding to turbo charge your deliveries to Blu-ray, the web, and mobile devices.

Matrox MAX is a unique technology that implements faster than real-time H.264 encoding for resolutions ranging from iPod to HD. It uses a dedicated hardware processor to accelerate the creation of H.264 fi les 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 professional applications such as Apple Compressor and Telestream Episode on the Mac, Adobe Media Encoder and Adobe Premiere Pro on the PC.

Note! Requires a Thunderbolt cable.

NEW Features for PC

  • Support for Adobe CS5.5 (Premiere Pro 5.5, Media Encoder 5.5, Encore 5.1, After Effects 10.5, and Photoshop 12.1).
  • Support for Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit systems only (Professional, Ultimate, or Home Premium).
  • Stability and performance improvements, including new Matrox RS-422 device control settings for frame-accurate export to tape.
  • Additional 1080p support. For example, you can capture from 1080p/PsF @ 23.98 fps, 1080p @ 24 fps, 25 fps, 29.97 fps, and 30 fps sources, and edit 1080p @ 24 fps and 30 fps sequences in Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Closed captioning support for playing back Matrox sequences in Adobe Premiere Pro on Matrox MXO2, MXO2 Rack, and MXO2 LE.
  • New functionality for Adobe Premiere Pro Multi-Camera workflows. You can choose between single-camera preview (active camera only) and quad-camera preview (all four camera previews) on your video monitor.Support for streaming live video and audio with Matrox MXO2 products. For example, you can select any video and audio source connected to the MXO2 inputs as your A/V sources for use with Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, scale the incoming video to the streaming format that you want using the MXO2 hardware scaler, and stream the live video and audio to a public distribution website or your dedicated IP hosting site.
  • Matrox RT technology is now supported on all MXO2 products, with or without Matrox MAX technology. This means that MXO2 users without Matrox MAX or a CompressHD card can now take advantage of Matrox RT technology for real-time Matrox effects and acceleration of many Adobe Premiere Pro effects.
  • Matrox WYSIWYG support for the 64-bit version of NewTek LightWave 3D 9.6, and the 32- and 64-bit versions of LightWave 3D 10.
  • Improvements to the Matrox MAX H.264 Capture application, and this application is now supported using MXO2 hardware with a Matrox CompressHD card.
  • New Matrox MAX H.264 presets are available for encoding in Adobe Media Encoder, Premiere Pro, and Encore, and for capture using the Matrox MAX H.264 Capture application.

NEW Features for MAC

  • Support for Avid Media Composer v5.5.3 on MXO2 Mini and MXO2 Mini with MAX.
  • Support for Final Cut Pro 7.0.3
  • Support for OSX Lion 10.7.1
  • Support for Premiere Pro 5.5.1
  • Fix for MAX functionality in Adobe Premiere Pro 
  • Updates to address specific customer issues and improve overall stability.
  • Support for Mac OS X Lion v10.7.
  • Added closed captioning workflow support for web deliverables (.mov) using Matrox MAX technology in Apple Compressor. When an SCC (CEA-608) closed caption file is associated with your source media file in Compressor, Matrox MAX technology now embeds the closed caption data to the encoded video file when encoding at 1:1, or when downscaling.
  • Updates to address specific customer issues and to improve overall stability.
  • upport for Adobe CS5.5 (Premiere Pro 5.5, Encore 5.1, After Effects 10.5, and Photoshop 12.1), and Soundbooth 3.0 only.
  • Supports live streaming of MXO2 A/V inputs using Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder 3.2, Telestream Wirecast 4.0.1, and QuickTime Broadcaster 1.5.3.
  • Updates to address specific customer issues and to improve overall stability.
More Information


  • Weight: 9.9 ounces (280 grams)
  • Dimensions: 6 1/2in x 4 5/16 x 1 1/2in (166mm x 110mm x 40mm)
  • Regulatory compliance
    • FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, C-Tick Mark, VCCI
    • RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
  • Video inputs
    • HDMI: HD -10-bit
    • Component: HD/SD 10-bit
    • Y/C (S-Video): 10-bit
    • Composite: 10-bit
  • Audio inputs
    • 2 RCA: stereo pair (unbalanced)
    • HDMI embedded: up to 8 channels
    • 24-bit 48 kHz
  • Video outputs
    • HDMI: HD/SD 10-bit
    • Component: HD/SD 12-bit
    • Y/C: (S-Video) -12-bit
    • Composite: 12-bit
  • Audio outputs
    • 2 RCA: stereo pair (unbalanced)
    • HDMI embedded: up to 8 channels
  • HDMI capture: The HDMI specification defines that Matrox MXO2 Mini cannot capture when connected to copy protected sources. It is the user’s responsibility to confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
  • Codecs
    • Mac: On systems with a 2.4 GHz or faster Core2 Duo CPU you can capture to DVCPRO HD and to SD codecs including uncompressed, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, ProRes 422, and ProRes 422 HQ. On systems with at least two Dual-Core or a Quad-Core 2.4 GHz or faster CPU you can also capture to more HD codecs including ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 HQ. On systems equipped with storage that has sufficient transfer bandwidth, you can capture uncompressed 8and 10-bit HD.
    • PC
      • Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame HD adjustable from 50 to 300 Mbps
      • Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame SD adjustable from 10 to 50 Mbps
      • Uncompressed 8 and 10-bit
  • 10-bit hardware scaling
    • Mac and PC: Up/down/cross conversion on capture and output


  • Matrox MXO2 Mini input/output device
  • Matrox MXO2 Thunderbolt Adapter
  • Matrox MXO2 Mini external power supply
  • Matrox MXO2 PCIe cable (1 meter)
  • Two S-Video adapters


  • Mac Pro running Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6 or higher (Snow Leopard support available via driver update on Matrox site)
  • PC desktops running Microsoft Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate (64-bit), Windows Vista Business or Ultimate (32- or 64-bit) with Service Pack 2, or Windows XP Professional (32-bit) with Service Pack 3.
  • A computer that supports Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2), such as an Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 or later.
  • Dual-CPU, or one dual-core CPU.
  • 2 GB of RAM.
  • One free PCIe slot on a desktop computer to install the Matrox PCIe host adapter.
  • If you want to use MXO2 with Adobe Premiere Pro, you must have Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5. For Matrox MAX H.264 encoding, you must have Adobe Media Encoder CS4/CS5.
  • We recommend an HDMI monitor that supports 1920×1080 for previewing all HD formats, and "dot-by-dot" mode for 1:1 pixel mapping.
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