The new Matrox MXO2 is a truly portable device that gives you broadcast-quality input/output, monitoring, and up/down/cross conversion to streamline your workflow with Apple Final Cut Studio 2. It’s MacBook Pro and MacPro compatible, fits in your laptop bag, can run for hours off a field battery, and weighs under 3 1 lbs. It lets you work seamlessly in any format you want. Enjoy new-found freedom with Matrox MXO2 – edit anywhere!
Matrox MXO2 is the first truly portable I/O device for the Mac. It fits easily into your laptop bag and can run off standard field batteries or the included AC power adapter. It connects to your MacBook Pro via Apple's ExpressCard/34 slot or to your Mac Pro via a PCI Express adapter card. Both adapters are included.
Matrox MXO2 provides built-in 5.1 surround sound monitoring via RCA so you don't need to invest in additional equipment as you do with some other I/O products. Matrox MXO2 also gives you the flexibility to map any audio track in Final Cut Pro to any audio output.
Realtime Hardware Up/Down/Cross Conversion
Matrox MXO2 lets you deliver in any format your clients demand. The 10-bit hardware scaling provides high-quality mastering.
HD to SD downscaling
Matrox MXO2 provides realtime HD to SD downscaling with proper conversion of the HD color space to the SD color space and proper aspect ratio conversion to anamorphic, letterbox, and center cut. You can monitor or record an SD master of your HD project in real time.
SD to HD upscaling
Matrox MXO2 provides realtime SD to HD upscaling with proper conversion of the SD color space to the HD color space. MXO2 will "pillarbox" 4:3 footage and scale 16:9 SD footage to full screen.
Matrox MXO2 offers realtime cross conversions from 720 to 1080 and 1080 to 720. Realtime frame rate conversion is also supported with 2:3:2:3 and 2:3:3:2 cadences. This feature is useful if, for example, your source material is recorded at a different frame rate or resolution than the delivery format your client requires. It also facilitates monitoring when, for example, you need to work with 23.98 fps footage but your monitor does not support that frame rate. You can use MXO2's realtime frame rate conversion to view your project at 29.97 fps. Conversion from 23.98 fps to 25 fps is handled by Final Cut Pro and the host.
Works with Intel-based MacBook Pros and Mac Pros
Lightweight – less than 3 ½ lbs. (1600 grams)
Fits in your laptop bag – 13" x 9½" x 2" (330mm x 241mm x 51mm)
Can run off a field battery (or its AC adapter)
HD/SD SDI, HD/SD analog component, Y/C, and composite inputs and outputs
Genlock – SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level sync
HDMI input, output, and monitoring with calibration controls including blue-only
10-bit realtime hardware up/down/cross conversion
Up to five user selectable simultaneous video outputs – HD and/or SD on HDMI, SDI, and analog
Professional audio inputs and outputs with 5.1 surround sound monitoring
RS-422 machine control for frame-accurate capture and print-to-tape
Captures to a variety of codecs – Apple ProRes 422 HQ, 10-bit uncompressed HD, and many more
Supports file-based workflows – XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, P2
Works with Final Cut Pro, Apple Color, Adobe After Effects and all QuickTime applications that support the V-out component