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Matrox MXO 2.0 Now Shipping

Inexpensive HD monitoring device for the Mac is a must-have for Final Cut Pro users

Inexpensive HD monitoring device for the Mac is a must-have for Final Cut Pro users

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Montreal, Canada – May 24, 2007 – Matrox® Video Products Group today announced that Matrox MXO™ release 2.0 is now available as a free download from the Matrox website to all registered users.

“We listened to our customers and added important new functionality to MXO that will truly eliminate the need for Final Cut Pro users to invest in expensive HD monitors,” said Wayne Andrews, Matrox MXO product manager. “DVI monitor calibration, super black and super white support, one-to-one pixel mapping, and the other features we’ve added in release 2.0 make Matrox MXO a must-have for video editors on the Mac. Apple Cinema Displays or other DVI monitors can now be used reliably for monitoring detailed editing work, even color grading.”

New features in the Matrox MXO 2.0 release include:
• DVI monitor calibration – hue, chroma, contrast, brightness, and blue-only adjustments
• Super black and super white monitoring on the DVI display
• Pixel-to-pixel mapping on the DVI display
• “Virtual bezel” on the DVI display
• New HD editing resolutions – 1080p at 23.98, 25, and 29.97 fps; and 720p at 25 and 50 fps
• New DVI output resolution – 1024x768 at 59.94 fps
• Region of interest output selection in Presentation Mode
• Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 support

Key features of Matrox MXO
• Inexpensive HD monitoring
• Frame-accurate, broadcast-quality HD/SD output
• Realtime HD to SD downscaling
• WYSIWYG video output from QuickTime-based applications
• Genlockable HD/SD scan conversion for flicker-free video output of your computer desktop
• Portable, hot-swappable versatility

Price and availability
Priced at $995 US in North America (₤619, €899), Matrox MXO is available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers. Release 2.0 is available to registered users as a free download from the Matrox website.

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, capture/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 www.matrox.com/video.

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