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Four New Matrox DSX Developer Products Now Shipping

Cost-effective components enable broadcast equipment manufacturers to deliver high-performance HD and SD products (January 15, 2007)

Matrox Video Products Group today announced the immediate availability of four new hardware components in the Matrox DSX family of HD and SD video and audio components - Matrox, Matrox DSX LE/CG, Matrox DSX SD, and Matrox MXO-OEM. The Matrox DSX product line combines codec and effects technologies and a full range of professional hardware components with a comprehensive Windows XP-based Software Development Kit (SDK). Significant new software features are also now available in release 4.0 of the SDK. The Matrox DSX platforms exploit Matrox's "Power of X" and "Flex" technologies to enable OEMs and developers to leverage scalable CPU and GPU power to create a wide variety of cost-effective products and applications including NLE systems, ingest/playout servers, clip and still stores, graphics/production servers, automation and master control units, multi-layer compositors, and CATV barker channels.

"With over 200 OEMs worldwide in four key product categories - NLE, video server, CG, and clip/still store - Matrox is clearly the leading supplier of digital video solutions to developers," said Alberto Cieri, Matrox sales and marketing director. "The new products and features that we are now shipping open up new possibilities for our current customers and new markets for the Matrox DSX technology."

Matrox is a small PCI/PCI-x card that unlocks the Matrox DSX SDK functionality in systems that do not contain Matrox I/O hardware. It is ideal for software-based NLEs, compositing systems, and transcoding stations in networked environments.


Matrox DSX LE/CG features an advanced on-board compositor/scaler and an independent preview channel for video or key output. It is ideal for character generators, clip/still stores, NLEs, and studio-in-a-box applications. Matrox DSX SD is a multi-channel SD analog/digital I/O card. It is ideal for a wide variety of cost-effective all-in-one applications including NLEs, ingest/playout servers, clip/still stores, character generators, automation and master control units, and CATV barker channels. MXO-OEM is a portable, external box that can be used with a computer or laptop to output broadcast-quality, frame-accurate, genlocked SD/HD video and audio. It is ideal for mobile broadcasting, portable NLEs, and digital signage applications. The 4.0 release of the Matrox DSX SDK introduces new features for the Matrox DSX platforms including: field upgradeability for X.mio, advanced Flex File Reader/Writer modules to support additional file formats, HDV 720p and 1080i support, and improved software 2D DVEs.

Key features of the Matrox DSX platforms * Modular 10-bit architecture gives developers the flexibility to meet technical and price targets * Full range of HD and SD audio and video I/Os * Simultaneous input and output of different video standards in HD and SD * Multi-format SD codec support in software - DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, D10 (in an MXF file wrapper), MPEG-2, 8- and 10-bit uncompressed * Multi-format HD codec support in software - HDV, DVCPRO HD, MPEG-2 at online and offline bit rates, 8- and 10-bit uncompressed * MPEG-2 4:2:2:4 YUVA I-frame codec in HD and SD * Exploits CPU power to perform software effects on multiple streams in real time * On-board 8- and 10-bit compositor/keyer * On-board 8- and 10-bit scaler for YUV 4:2:2 and YUVA 4:2:2:4 * Professional realtime effects including sub-pixel 2D DVE, color correction, chroma/luma keying, graphics overlay, smooth speed changes * GPU co-processor for realtime 3D effects * Key input and output support * Multiple board support in a single chassis * Application development support by a team of dedicated, experienced engineers

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 realtime editing, DVD authoring, ingest/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

Matrox is a registered trademark and Matrox DSX is a trademark of Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.

 Janet Matey
Marketing Communications Director
Matrox Video Products Group
1055 St. Regis Blvd.
Dorval, Quebec, Canada H9P 2T4
tel: direct line (514) 822-6037 , (514) 685-7230 ext. 2402
fax: (514) 685-2853
e-mail: [email protected]

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