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Matrox Ships New Version of Axio

Matrox Video Products is now shipping version 1.5 of its line of Axio HD and SD editing platforms. The new release supports real-time native HDV and DVCPRO HD, with the ability to mix HD or SD codecs in real time.

Other features include real-time downscaling from HD to SD, the ability to edit HD formats and Axio SD systems, and additional real-time effects such as mask blur, mask mosaic, four corner pins and track matte.

Additionally, the new Axio version offers full frame rate, full resolution playback at up to 1080i at 29.97 fps, at least two layers of uncompressed 10-bit HD video plus two layers of graphics in real time, with effects and at least four layers of uncompressed 10-bit SD video, plus six layers of graphics in real time with effects. Axio HD supports DV-1394, SD SDI and HD SDI input and output, RGB and YPbPr analog component output and 4-in/8-out AES/EBU balanced audio and 8-in/8-out SDI embedded audio.