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Matrox Announces Support for ProRes Codec in Matrox DSX Developer Products (26/4/2010)

Matrox® Video Products Group has announced that support for the Apple ProRes codec is now integrated into its Matrox DSX Developer Products. Manufacturers of PC-based ingest/playout servers, character generators, broadcast graphics systems, and transcoding systems can now easily support workflows that rely on Final Cut Pro. The first equipment suppliers to implement support for the ProRes codec using the Matrox DSX platform are EditShare and Vizrt.

“We are extremely excited to be one of the first Matrox OEM customers to implement ProRes support. This new functionality will let Final Cut Pro workgroups tap into the advanced ingest/playout capabilities of Geevs like never before,” said James Richings, managing director, EditShare EMEA. “It’s a development that fits beautifully into our fundamental philosophy of collaborative workflows.”

“Matrox support for the Apple ProRes codec offered Vizrt a quick and simple way to add value to our product line,” said Christian Huber, executive VP IT and logistics, Vizrt. “We are now able to give our broadcast customers a more open and versatile solution, making their workflow more efficient and the Vizrt proposition even more compelling.”

“For over 30 years Matrox has been supplying the hardware and software tools that keep broadcast equipment manufacturers at the forefront of emerging video markets,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing, Matrox. “Final Cut Pro is ubiquitous in broadcast facilities worldwide, and we are offering the enabling technology our partners require to provide smooth workflow solutions to their customers.”

Key features of the Matrox DSX platforms

• Modular architecture gives developers the flexibility to meet technical and price targets
• Multi-channel HD and SD video/audio I/O support from a single card including 3 Gb/s for 1080p
• Extensive native codec support in HD and SD including DV, D10 for IMX, HDV, DVCPRO HD, MPEG-2 4:2:2, MPEG-2 4:2:2:4 YUVA, MPEG HD for XDCAM HD, MPEG HD422 for XDCAM HD422, AVC-Intra for P2, H.264 and Apple ProRes
• Cross platform file format support – MXF, MOV, AVI, MPG, etc.
• Multi-layer onboard HD scaler/compositor
• Professional realtime effects including sub-pixel 2D/3D DVE, color correction, chroma/luma keying, graphics overlay, smooth speed changes, etc.
• Application development support by a team of dedicated, experienced engineers


The Matrox DSX SDK with support for Apple ProRes and the Matrox X.mio2 multi-channel HD/SD I/O card are available to developers now.

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