Issue: IBC 2007 - Day 2


AMSTERDAM – Montreal, Canada’s Matrox Video Products Group ( is showing the Matrox X.mio2 development units at IBC. X.mio2 is a new hardware component in the company’s DSX family of HD and SD video and audio components. The DSX product line combines codec and effects technologies and a range of professional audio and video hardware components with a Windows XP-based software development kit (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 products and applications that include NLEs, ingest/playout servers, character generators, clip and still stores, graphics/production servers, automation and master control units, and multi-layer compositors.

X.mio2 is designed for video servers, NLEs and CGs. It supports up to four HD-SDI inputs and four HD-SDI outputs, 16 channels of embedded audio for each SDI stream, 16 channels of AES/EBU audio input, and 32 channels of AES/EBU audio output on a single card. Its PCIe x 8 architecture allows up to 2 GBytes/sec. transfer speed in each direction for write and read. An onboard compositor/scaler lets users composite up to six full HD layers or 24 logo layers in realtime and downscale up to six full HD streams to any resolution in realtime. 

Matrox’s DSX platform has a modular 10-bit architecture; SD codec support in software for DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, D10, MPEG-2, 8- and 10-bit uncompressed; multi-format HD codec support in software for HDV, DVCPRO HD, MPEG-2 at online and offline bit rates; native MXF support for IMX, XDCAM HD and DCVPRO HD; and a GPU co-processor for realtime 3D effects.