SDI/HDMI/analog HD/SD video and complete audio I/O
with direct 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound monitoring
Lightning fast H.264 encoding too!
Not only does Matrox MXO2 Rack MAX give you broadcast-quality input and output for your favorite editing app, it also turbocharges your H.264 encoding for deliveries to the web, mobile devices, and Blu-ray - all in a rackmountable unit.
Only Matrox I/O devices deliver H.264 video up to 5 times faster without sacrificing quality
If you're delivering H.264 content for the web, mobile devices, Apple TV, and Blu-ray discs, you know how painful it can be to wait for the long encoding times needed to create high-quality video files using software only. You might even be tempted to sacrifice quality for speed. With Matrox MXO2 Rack MAX, you no longer need to even consider making that trade off.
Get the most from your favorite apps
Matrox MXO2 Rack MAX amplifies your productivity with all the industry's leading editing and content creation software for Mac and PC, as well as a wide variety of H.264 encoding, Blu-ray authoring, streaming, live production, and broadcast applications.
All the I/Os you need
Matrox MXO2 Rack MAX gives you a full range of professional audio and video inputs and outputs, genlock with pass-through, and RS-422 machine control - right on the box. Direct 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound monitoring are supported on the XLR outputs. Both 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound monitoring are also supported on the HDMI output. No additional breakout cable is required.
Realtime 10-bit hardware scaling
Deliver projects in all the formats your clients demand. Matrox MXO2 Rack MAX provides high-quality up/down/cross conversion on capture and output.
Inexpensive HD monitoring
The unique Matrox HDMI Calibration Utility lets an HDMI monitor perform like a broadcast HD/SD monitor with 10-bit 4:2:2 color precision.
Free Matrox productivity apps
A variety of free software tools are included with every Matrox MXO2 device. Matrox Vetura Capture and Vetura Playback for Mac and Matrox A/V Tools for PC support tape-based workflows. These apps let you quickly and easily capture and playback video and still frames for use with any NLE. Matrox MAX H.264 Capture for PC lets you capture directly to H.264 files for the web, mobile devices, and Blu-ray.
Built to last
Engineered without the need for a failure-prone cooling fan, the rugged aluminum chassis acts as a heat sink to dissipate internal heat for a long reliable life and noise-free operation. Only the highest quality components go into Matrox I/O devices.
Matrox MXO2 Rack MAX occupies 2RU in a standard 19" inch rack. It comes with two adjustable mounting "ears" so that the unit can be mounted in the rack with the connectors facing the front or back of the rack. The design of the ears allows you to adjust the depth of the unit in the rack.
The Matrox Thunderbolt adapter lets you connect to all the new Macs - 13", 15", and 17" MacBook Pros, Mac Minis, iMacs, and MacBook Airs.Matrox RT engine
The Matrox RT engine provides full-resolution, full-frame rate, full-quality, multi-layer, realtime video editing for Adobe Premiere Pro editors on the PC. It provides many of the benefits of GPU acceleration but works with any system, even laptops. You also get realtime Matrox Flex CPU effects such as primary and secondary color correction, smooth speed changes, and many more. A high-quality, highly-efficient MPEG-2 I-frame intermediate codec streamlines working with CPU-taxing footage such as AVCHD and XDCAM.
Matrox MXO2 Rack MAX supports closed captioning workflows with Final Cut Pro on the Mac and Adobe Premiere Pro on the PC.
Stream from any camera, anywhere
Matrox MXO2 Rack MAX is a convenient capture device for streaming live events. Choose your favorite app - Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Microsoft Expression, QuickTime Broadcaster, or Telestream Wirecast. Connect to any HD or SD video source via SDI, HDMI or analog. Stream from anywhere there's an internet connection.
3D production and post
Matrox MXO2 Rack MAX can be used in a variety of scenarios to assist cost-conscious content creators in 3D stereo production and post. Three popular workflows supported by Matrox MXO2 Rack MAX include: live 3D monitoring on set, quick creation of 3D dailies, and monitoring/editing 3D projects.