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Matrox to debut MXO2 Rack at NAB

At the 2009 NAB Show, Matrox will introduce the Matrox MXO2 Rack, a new version of the Matrox MXO2 I/O device for the Mac. The 2RU-sized system is designed for broadcast news operations, OB vans, and other environments where equipment must be rackmounted. It streamlines editing workflow with Apple Final Cut Studio on Mac Pros and MacBook Pros, providing broadcast-quality input/output, monitoring, and up/down/cross conversion.

Users can benefit from file-based workflows with support for XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX and P2 without transcoding. In addition, they are not limited to using a single codec. In HD, for example, the Matrox MXO2 Rack supports a variety of codecs, including ProRes, ProRes422 HQ, DVCPRO HD, and uncompressed 8- and 10-bit.

Features include 10-bit real-time hardware up/down/crossconversion, professional audio inputs and outputs with up to 7.1 surround sound monitoring, and RS-422 machine control for frame-accurate capture and print-to-tape.