Issue: Tuesday, April 17, 2007


LAS VEGAS – Montreal, Canada’s Matrox Video Products Group is showing a Version 2.0 release of its MXO. The portable device connects to a Mac desktop or laptop and provides users with a broadcast-quality audio/video output.

Final Cut Pro users, Matrox says, will no longer need to invest in expensive HD monitors. Instead, they can use Apple Cinema Displays or other DVI monitors to reliably monitoring work during editing and color grading.

New features in the Matrox MXO 2.0 release include: DVI monitor calibration; super black and super white monitoring; pixel-to-pixel mapping; “virtual bezel”; new HD editing resolutions (1080p at 23.98, 25, and 29.97 fps; and 720p at 25 and 50 fps); and new DVI output resolution (1024x768 at 59.94 fps). Both Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 and Apple’s leopard OS are supported as well.

MXO is priced at $995. Version 2.0 will available to registered users as a free download from the Matrox Website ( in May.