Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Matrox MXO2 Releases 5.1.1 for PC and 2.2.1 for Mac — Now Available

Matrox releases software updates for the MXO2 family 5.1.1 for PC and 2.2.1 for Mac are now available for you to download.

Common features for MXO2 products include:

Support for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 version 5.0.3.
Unique new Matrox HDMI Calibration utility that provides a wizard to guide you through the process of color calibrating your HDMI monitor so that it performs like a broadcast monitor. It walks you through a set of patterns that lets you effectively identify and compensate for five improper adjustments that may be present in your HDMI monitor – true 1:1 pixel representation, white and black level, white point, gamma response, and hue and chroma.

Note: To take full advantage of the Matrox HDMI Calibration Utility, your HDMI monitor/television must support an HDMI input resolution of 1920×1080 and 1:1 pixel mapping (aspect ratio of 1:1) on the HDMI input. On some HDMI monitors, 1:1 pixel mapping is referred to as "dot-by-dot", "Full Pixel", or "Just Scan" mode.

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Matrox Mtx.utils 5.1.1 (PC)also provides the following features:MXO2 products

Stability improvements, including improved RS-422 device control.

MXO2 products with MAX

New Matrox MAX H.264 Capture application that lets you capture clips directly to Matrox MAX H.264 files for Blu-ray Disc, the web, and mobile devices.
Many new settings are available for Matrox MAX H.264 encoding, including settings for variable bit rate (VBR), source video complexity, sample rate, data rate adjustment, and noise filter.
New Matrox MAX H.264 encoding presets are available, and H.264 level 3.1 is now supported for use with Apple iPad.


Matrox release 2.2.1 (Mac)also provides the following features:

Support for Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.6.

MXO2 products

Improved core audio support.
New HDMI SD output option allowing you to output either interlaced or progressive SD video from the HDMI output.
New analog audio attenuation option.

Matrox MXO2 products with MAX:

Support for Adobe Media Encoder v5.0.1.0.
Timecode support when exporting .mov H.264 files.

Note: Avid has not tested these releases. However, Matrox has tested and approved them for using Avid editing software with MXO2 Mini hardware for video and audio monitoring.

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