Accelerated HD H.264 Encoding Option Now Available for Matrox Axio LE and RT.X2 Realtime Editing Platforms

Award-winning Matrox CompressHD card featuring Matrox MAX technology speeds up HD H.264 file creation for Blu-ray, Flash, YouTube, and other web formats

Matrox Video Products Group today announced support for the Matrox CompressHD H.264 encoding accelerator card in conjunction with the Matrox Axio LE and RT.X2 realtime editing platforms.

“For the first time, Adobe Premiere Pro editors can combine powerful Matrox realtime editing performance with the new Matrox MAX H.264 encoding acceleration technology to deliver complex timelines in today’s most popular formats without rendering,” said Chris Yigit, Matrox technical marketing manager. “This potent combination of Matrox products cranks out H.264 deliverables faster than ever before for Blu-ray, YouTube, Flash, various web formats, and mobile devices including iPhone and iPod from various video sources including SD, HD, and RED R3D 2K and 4K files."

Software release 4.2 for the Matrox Axio LE and RT.X2 platforms also provides support for the Windows 7 64-bit operating system and Adobe Premiere Pro and Media Encoder CS4 4.2, as well performance enhancements for AVCHD, AVC-Intra, XDCAM EX, and P2 editing workflows.

Price and availability

Matrox CompressHD, a low-profile, half-length PCIe x1 card, is priced at $495 US (₤375, €449) not including shipping and local taxes. It is now available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers. The Matrox 4.2 software release is available as a free download from the Matrox website for registered owners of Matrox Axio LE and RT.X2.

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 accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, DVD/Blu-ray authoring, scan conversion, 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