Matrox MXO2 Rackmount with MAX thunderbolt

Matrox MXO2 Rackmount with MAX Thunderbolt

Matrox MXO2 Rackmount with MAX Thunderbolt

  • Use with Thunderbolt-Enabled Macs
  • MAX H.264 Encoder
  • Rack-Mountable - 2 RU
  • HD-SDI, Component, S-Video, HDMI I/O
  • 8-Channels XLR & Analog Audio I/O
  • 4-Channels AES/EBU (unbalanced)
  • 5.1, 7.1 Surround Sound
  • RS-422 Control
  • File-Based & RED Workflow Support
  • Use with Industry-Standard NLE Software
$2,495.00
Availability: Out of stock
SKU
MAT-MXO2RUMAX/N/T

Matrox MXO2 Rack with MAX - Thunderbolt is a 2 RU device that's designed to provide all the features of an I/O card in a sturdy breakout box for your equipment rack. 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 four XLR ins and eight outs as well as four-channel I/O of AES/EBU. In addition, you've got an HD/SD-SDI input and two such outputs. Your options for high-quality audio/video monitoring couldn't be more versatile. And of course, this configuration of MXO2 Rack includes a Thunderbolt adapter, which supplies the blazing-fast connection to a computer for a data transfer rate of up to 10 Gb/s.

Designed for Mac laptop and desktop systems with a Thunderbolt port, this model features Matrox MAX, a 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 files for Blu-ray, the web, and mobile devices. By using specialized hardware acceleration, jobs are finished more quickly and system resources are freed up for other tasks. This technology allows direct export to higher-quality H.264 Blu-ray compliant files from Compressor.

Along with broadcast-quality audio & HD video input and output, the MXO2 Rack provides calibration controls that include blue-only. Audio monitoring is a strong suit of the unit, as well: With eight XLR analog audio outs and embedded audio channels on the HDMI and SDI outs, you can perform full 5.1 and 7.1 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 Rack's 10-bit hardware up/down/cross-conversion scaling engine and support for a wide variety of file-based formats and industry-standard codecs.

Note! Requires a Thunderbolt cable.

NEW Features for PC (v5.5)

  • 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 (v2.3.2)

  • 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.

NEW Features for MAC (v2.3)

  • 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.

NEW Features for MAC (v2.2.3)

  • Support 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.
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SPECIFICATIONS

  • Inputs
    • Video
      • SDI HD/SD
      • Component HD/SD
      • Y/C
      • Composite
      • HDMI HD
    • Audio
      • 4 XLR stereo pair (balanced)
      • 4 AES/EBU
      • SDI embedded up to 8 channels
      • HDMI embedded up to 8 channels
  • Outputs
    • Video
      • 2 SDI HD/SD
      • Component HD/SD 12-bit
      • Y/C 12-bit
      • Composite 12-bit
      • HDMI HD/SD
    • Audio
      • 8 XLR stereo pair (balanced)
      • 4 AES/EBU
      • SDI embedded up to 8 channels
      • HDMI embedded up to 8 channels

Up to five user selectable simultaneous video outputs, HD and/or SD on HDMI, SDI, and analog are supported.

PACKAGE CONTENTS

  • Matrox MXO2 MAX Rack input/output device
  • Two mounting ears
  • Matrox MXO2 PCIe host adapter
  • Matrox MXO2 Thunderbolt Adapter (Thunderbolt Model ONLY)
  • Matrox MXO2 PCIe cable (3 meter)
  • IEC-C13 power cord
  • BNC 75-ohm terminator (for REF OUT connector)

(The optional Matrox MXO2 ExpressCard/34 adapter for use with MacBook Pro and additional Matrox MXO2 PCIe host adapters may be purchased separately. A third-party RS422 cable is required for machine control.)

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Mac
    • Intel-based Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, or Apple Xserve.
    • Mac OS X v10.5 or later.
    • One free PCIe slot on the Mac Pro or Xserve to install the Matrox PCIe host adapter, or one free ExpressCard/34 slot on the MacBook Pro to install the Matrox PCIe host ExpressCard/34 adapter.
    • If using MXO2 with Final Cut Studio 2 or later, you need 2 GB of RAM when working with compressed HD and uncompressed SD sources, or 4 GB of RAM when working with uncompressed HD sources.
    • We recommend an HDMI monitor that supports 19201080 for previewing all HD formats, and dot-by-dot mode for 1:1 pixel mapping.
    • Supported programs:
      • Apple Final Cut Pro v6.0.5 or later, Motion v3.0.2 or later, Color v1.0.4 or later.
      • Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 version 4.2.
      • Adobe After Effects CS4, and Encore CS4.
      • Roxio Toast v10.0.2 or later.
      • CPC MacCaption v4.1.4 or later.
      • Boinx Software BoinxTV v1.3 or later.
      • Softron MovieRecorder v1.2.6 or later, OnTheAir Video v2.4.6 or later, and OnTheAir Video Express v1.0.2 or later.
      • ToolsOnAir Just:In version 1.010 or later.
      • Media 100 Suite version 1.0 or later.
      • For Matrox MAX H.264 encoding:
        • Apple Compressor v3.0.5 or later (required for Blu-ray Disc).
        • Apple QuickTime Pro v7.6 or later, Apple Final Cut Pro v6.0.5 or later, Adobe After Effects CS4, Adobe Encore CS4, Apple Motion v3.0.2 or later, Apple Qmaster v3.0.5 or later, Telestream Episode and Episode Pro v5.3 or later, Media 100 Suite version 1.0 or later, or other QuickTime-based video applications.
  • PC
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 2 GB of RAM for 32-bit Windows systems, or 4 GB of RAM for 64-bit Windows systems.
    • One free PCIe slot on a desktop computer to install the Matrox PCIe host adapter, or one free ExpressCard/34 slot on a laptop to install the Matrox PCIe host ExpressCard/34 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.
    • Note: Adobe Media Encoder is included with many Adobe programs, such as Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Encore.
    • We recommend an HDMI monitor that supports 1920x1080 for previewing all HD formats, and "dot-by-dot" mode for 1:1 pixel mapping.
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