07.30.2012 01:37 PM
Matrox Ships Quad SDI-to-HDMI Multiviewer
Priced under $1,000
MONTREAL, CANADA: Matrox Video Products
Group announced the immediate availability of Matrox MicroQuad, a four-channel SDI-to-HDMI
multiviewer priced at US$995. New features have been added since the product was
originally announced at the 2012 NAB Show. The viewer lets users monitor up to four
SDI inputs on a single HDMI display in quadrant view, or toggle to a full-screen
view at the touch of a button. Inputs can be 3G or HD or SD, and all controls are
on the unit itself; no computer is required. Matrox MicroQuad ensures a crisp, artifact-free
monitoring experience, thanks to a 10-bit scaling engine with advanced filtering.
Added features include VU meters on the HDMI output to give a visual indication
of audio levels; a Windows-based application to control the unit from a distance
via a standard mini USB Type B cable; the ability to create customized labels to
identify each input; and a development library that allows OEMs to integrate features
of the remote control application directly into their own software.