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Matrox Announces New DSX Developer Product at IBC2007


Cost-effective Matrox X.mio2 card enables broadcast equipment manufacturers to deliver high-performance HD and SD products


Montreal, Canada, September 4, 2007 - Matrox® Video Products Group today announced the immediate availability of Matrox X.mio2 development units, a new hardware component in the Matrox DSX family of HD and SD video and audio components.


Ideal for video servers, NLEs, and CGs, X.mio2 supports up to four HD-SDI inputs and four HD-SDI outputs, 16 channels of embedded audio for each SDI stream, 16 channels of AES/EBU audio input, and 32 channels of AES/EBU audio output on a single card. Its PCIe x 8 architecture allows up to 2 GBytes/sec transfer speed in each direction for write and read. A powerful onboard compositor/scaler lets users composite up to six full HD layers or 24 logo layers in real time and downscale up to six full HD streams to any resolution in real time. Matrox X.mio2 also provides support for expansion modules such as the Matrox X.DVI module that lets users bring graphics, animation, and video content rendered by the system GPU, directly to the X.mio2, without transferring to host memory.


The Matrox DSX product line will be demonstrated at IBC 2007 on stand 7.228.


“With over 200 OEMs worldwide in four key product categories - NLE, video server, CG, and clip/still store - Matrox is clearly the leading supplier of digital video solutions to developers,” said Alberto Cieri, Matrox sales and marketing director. “The new X.mio2 card, with its ultra high performance PCIe x 8 bus architecture, is by far the most advanced video card on the market. It opens up new possibilities for our current customers and new markets for the Matrox DSX technology.”


About Matrox DSX Developer Products

The Matrox DSX product line combines codec and effects technologies and a full range of professional audio and video hardware components with a comprehensive Windows XP-based Software Development Kit (SDK). The Matrox DSX platforms exploit Matrox's "Power of X" and “Flex” technologies to enable OEMs and developers to leverage scalable CPU and GPU power to create a wide variety of cost-effective products and applications including NLE systems, ingest/playout servers, character generators, clip and still stores, graphics/production servers, automation and master control units, multi-layer compositors, and CATV barker channels.


Key features of the Matrox DSX platforms:

• Modular 10-bit architecture gives developers the flexibility to meet technical and price targets

• Full range of HD and SD audio and video I/Os

• Simultaneous input and output of different video standards in HD and SD

• Multi-format SD codec support in software - DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, D10, MPEG-2, 8- and 10-bit uncompressed

• Multi-format HD codec support in software - HDV, DVCPRO HD, MPEG-2 at online and offline bit rates, 8- and 10-bit uncompressed

• Native MXF support for IMX, XDCAM HD and DCVPRO HD

• MPEG-2 4:2:2:4 YUVA I-frame codec in HD and SD

• Exploits CPU power to perform software effects on multiple streams in real time

• On-board 8- and 10-bit compositor/keyer

• On-board 8- and 10-bit scaler for YUV 4:2:2 and YUVA 4:2:2:4

• Professional realtime effects including sub-pixel 2D DVE, color correction, chroma/luma keying, graphics overlay, smooth speed changes



• GPU co-processor for realtime 3D effects

• Key input and output support

• Multiple board support in a single chassis

• Application development support by a team of dedicated, experienced engineers


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 realtime editing, DVD 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.


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Matrox is a registered trademark and Matrox DSX is a trademark of Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.

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