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Matrox Axio, Omneon Spectrum, MediaGrid offer interoperability

Matrox Video Products Group has announced interoperability between its Axio real-time editing platforms and Omneon Spectrum and MediaGrid active storage systems.

The interoperability completes a PC-based workflow for those seeking end-to-end solutions using MXF file formats with Omneon MediaDeck and Spectrum media servers, and MediaGrid active storage systems.

Using Matrox Axio and Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, it is possible to edit files natively from Omneon Spectrum or MediaGrid servers. After editing, the resulting MXF OP1a (IBP and I-frame) and XDCAM HD/SD files can be exported directly back to the Omneon MediaDeck or Spectrum media servers for playout. The ability of Matrox Axio to natively edit and Omneon media servers to ingest, store and playout identical MXF file formats allows for a transparent and seamless workflow.

Besides working in transfer mode between the Omneon media servers and Axio-enabled edit systems, the companies have also tested and certified an edit-in-place model whereby multiple Axio editors can simultaneously edit with multiple streams of material residing on the Omneon MediaGrid active storage system.

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