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Table of Contents MXO for Mac
Overview.......................................................................................................................3
Key features ..................................................................................................................3
Video output for the latest MacBook Pros and iMacs ...................................................4
Ideal for native digital workflows ..................................................................................4
Inexpensive HD monitoring on a DVI display ................................................................5
     Color calibration ...................................................................................................6
     Super black and super white monitoring ............................................................6
     Interlacing artifact elimination ..............................................................................6
     Pixel-to-pixel mapping ........................................................................................7
     “Virtual bezel” on the DVI display ........................................................................7
Frame-accurate, broadcast-quality HD/SD output ........................................................8
Connect to satellite encoders or uplinks from the field .................................................8
Realtime HD to SD downscaling and simultaneous HD and SD output .......................8
Hardware acceleration..................................................................................................8
Supported output standards ........................................................................................9
Workflow examples ....................................................................................................10
     Monitoring on a DVI display ..............................................................................10
     Simultaneous HD/SD monitoring (SDI) and print-to-tape (analog) ....................11
     Simultaneous HD/SD monitoring (analog) and print-to-tape (SDI) ....................12
     Feeding a satellite encoder or uplink .................................................................13
     Monitoring HD and SD simultaneously ..............................................................14
Using Matrox MXO as a genlockable HD/SD scan converter .....................................15
     Region-of-interest support ................................................................................15
Specifications .............................................................................................................16




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                                                                                                                                   Key Features




The ideal output and monitoring device for 13” and 15”                             Key features
MacBook Pros and iMacs
The patented Matrox MXO is a versatile output and monitoring device for            •	 Provides HD/SD output and monitoring for the latest MacBook Pros and
the Mac. The special Matrox MXO-DVI method of using a DVI port (or Mini               iMacs that lack the ExpressCard/34 or PCIe expansion slots needed to
DisplayPort with an adapter) makes Matrox MXO the ideal companion                     accommodate an I/O device without sacrificing the FireWire port needed
for the latest generation of 13” and 15” MacBook Pros and iMacs. These                for storage interface
systems are powerful enough for video editing with Final Cut Pro but lack the
                                                                                   •	 Ideal for native digital workflows – XDCAM HD, P2 HD, DVCPRO HD, HDV,
expandability to accommodate an I/O device without sacrificing the FireWire
                                                                                      etc. – when monitoring and output-to-tape are needed
port you’d like to use for your storage interface.
                                                                                   •	 Provides a complete set of tools that turns an Apple Cinema Display or
Matrox MXO gives you the frame-accurate, broadcast-quality HD/SD analog
                                                                                      other DVI monitor into an artifact-free, true-color video display you can
and SDI output you need for mastering native digital projects – from XDCAM
                                                                                      trust, even for color grading
HD, P2 HD, DVCPRO HD, and HDV sources for example – directly to tape or
to a satellite encoder. In addition, it turns your Apple Cinema Display or other   •	 Genlockable, frame-accurate, broadcast-quality HD/SD SDI, HD/SD analog
DVI monitor into a professional HD/SD video monitor using Matrox’s unique             component, Y/C, and composite outputs with guaranteed a/v sync
color calibration tools including blue-only.                                       •	 Up to 8 channels SDI embedded audio output and stereo audio monitoring
Matrox MXO can also be switched into a genlockable scan converter with             •	 Handy way to connect to satellite encoders or uplinks from the field and
HD/SD analog and SDI output.                                                          OB vans
                                                                                   •	 Realtime downscaling of HD projects to SD resolution with proper color
                                                                                      space and aspect ratio conversion for simultaneous HD/SD monitoring
                                                                                      and output
                                                                                   •	 Hardware acceleration of Final Cut Pro Dynamic RT segments, HDV, and
                                                                                      DVCPRO HD
                                                                                   •	 WYSIWYG video output from QuickTime-based applications
                                                                                   •	 Genlockable HD/SD scan conversion for flicker-free video output of your
                                                                                      computer desktop with any application
                                                                                   •	 Three-year hardware warranty and complimentary telephone support




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                                                                               Video Output and Native Digital Workflows




Video output for the latest MacBook Pros and iMacs                                    Ideal for native digital workflows
The latest MacBook Pros and iMacs are powerful enough for video editing               If you work with native digital video formats such as XDCAM HD, P2 HD,
with Final Cut Pro but lack the expandability to accommodate an I/O device            DVCPRO HD, and HDV; you can easily transfer your footage into your editing
without sacrificing the FireWire port you’d like to use for your storage interface.   system via USB, card readers, or FireWire. Matrox MXO comes into play
Matrox MXO features the special MXO-DVI method of using the DVI port (or              when you need a high-quality video preview while you’re editing and when
Mini DisplayPort with an adpater) on these systems that lets you monitor              you want to output to tape.
and output broadcast-quality video while leaving the FireWire port free. Your
FireWire port is then available to attach external hard drive video storage or
to transfer video from your FireWire-based camera.




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                                                                                        Inexpensive HD Monitoring




Inexpensive HD monitoring on a DVI display
Normally you can’t rely on a DVI display to give you an accurate representation
of your video production for three reasons:
  1. the original YUV color space of your video is changed to RGB by the
     system’s graphics card;
  2. DVI monitors are progressive so artifacts may appear when you try to
     display interlaced video; and
  3. the frame rate of your video will not match the refresh rate of the
     graphics card so you will see dropped and/or repeat frames.
Matrox MXO overcomes these obstacles with the Matrox MXO-DVI method
of using a DVI port (or Mini DisplayPort with an adapter) in a unique way.
You may think that Matrox MXO works as a scan converter, but that is not the
case. Matrox MXO-DVI turns the DVI connection into a “bus” that intercepts
the video and audio before the graphics card can affect any part of the signal.
                                                                                   Matrox MXO lets you use your DVI monitor as a true-color
The original YUV video is routed to the MXO device which can output it to an                      broadcast video display.
HD monitor or a VTR via SDI or analog in true YUV format. The MXO device
also processes the video to ensure that what you see on your DVI monitor is,
in fact, a true representation of your original video. You see accurate color
including super black and super white, the elimination of interlacing artifacts,
and the true frame rate. Additional tools are provided to ensure optimum
viewing on the DVI display including pixel-to-pixel mapping and a “virtual
bezel” adjustment.




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                                                                                                    Inexpensive HD Monitoring



Color calibration                                                               Super black and super white monitoring
The Matrox MXO color calibration utility works in conjunction with your         Matrox MXO provides super black and super white monitoring, expanding
DVI monitor’s look-up-table (LUT) to, in effect, turn your DVI monitor into a   the viewable color range of your DVI monitor.
broadcast monitor. Matrox MXO lets you adjust and control your DVI monitor
                                                                                Interlacing artifact elimination
exactly like you would a broadcast HD/SD monitor. Controls for hue, chroma,
                                                                                When scaling your video to full-screen to match the resolution of your display,
contrast, brightness, and blue-only are provided. This unique control gives
                                                                                MXO uses a special interpolation technique rather than simple line doubling
you completely accurate color representation so that you can use your ACD
                                                                                to provide the best possible viewing experience without “jaggy” aliasing
or DVI monitor even for color grading.
                                                                                artifacts. If you preview interlaced video on your computer display, you’ve
                                                                                no doubt noticed tearing due to interlacing artifacts in the displayed image.
                                                                                The progressive display inherent in computer monitors is ideal for graphics,
                                                                                but when it comes to displaying interlaced video you see those annoying
                                                                                artifacts. Matrox MXO solves this problem, letting you enjoy artifact-free
                                                                                previews.




                        Matrox MXO color calibration mode                                              Matrox MXO blue-only calibration mode




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                                                                                               Inexpensive HD Monitoring



Pixel-to-pixel mapping                                                      “Virtual bezel” on the DVI display
Matrox MXO provides user-selectable 1:1 pixel mapping, providing accurate   Matrox MXO lets you select a pre-defined resolution to mimic the monitor
monitoring on your DVI display in the following resolutions:                bezel found on all TVs. For example, this feature can be used to simulate a
                                                                            safe title area so you can check title placement on your DVI monitor. You can
   •	 720x486 (NTSC)
                                                                            create your own bezel or select from the following resolutions:
   •	 720x576 (PAL)
                                                                                •	 720x486 (NTSC)
   •	 1920x1080
                                                                                •	 720x576 (PAL)
   •	 1280x720
                                                                                •	 1920x1080
                                                                                •	 1280x720




      1080p / 1080i                 720p                 NTSC / PAL



                        Matrox MXO display resolutions                                              Matrox MXO “virtual bezel” display.




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                                                                                                                    Hardware Features




Frame-accurate, broadcast-quality HD/SD output                                  Realtime HD to SD downscaling and simultaneous
Matrox MXO provides frame-accurate output for all QuickTime-based               HD and SD output
applications that support the V-out component including Final Cut Pro, Color,   Matrox MXO provides realtime HD to SD downscaling so that you can
Soundtrack Pro, Motion, and Adobe After Effects. It features genlockable HD/    record an SD master of your HD project in real time. MXO provides proper
SD SDI with up to 8 channels of embedded audio, HD/SD analog component,         conversion of the HD color space to the SD color space and proper aspect
Y/C, and composite outputs, and stereo audio monitoring. SD analog black        ratio conversion to anamorphic, letterbox, and center cut. The scaling is
burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level sync genlock are provided. Matrox MXO can      done in hardware, placing no burden on the CPU and GPU, so you have
genlock to any type of video input or to house sync. Timing offset controls     more processing power available for your application.
can be used to align your video output relative to your external genlock
source to compensate for cable delays within your facility.                     Hardware acceleration of Final Cut Pro Dynamic RT
Simultaneous SDI and analog outputs in HD or SD let you view your project       segments, HDV, and DVCPRO HD
on a broadcast video monitor and record to tape at the same time. A third-      When you are working with Final Cut Pro Dynamic RT segments or the HDV
party RS-422 adapter is required for deck control.                              and DVCPRO HD formats, the Matrox MXO 10-bit hardware scaler takes
                                                                                some of the burden off your CPU, saving processing power for other Final
Connect to satellite encoders or uplinks from the field                         Cut Pro operations, so you get better realtime performance.
Matrox MXO can be used to connect to a satellite encoder or uplink from the     In Dynamic RT editing mode, Final Cut Pro automatically reduces frame size
field or an OB van.                                                             to let you preview non-realtime segments of your project at a better frame
                                                                                rate. With the Matrox MXO hardware scaler, these segments are accelerated
                                                                                to their original frame size.
                                                                                Matrox MXO accelerates HDV and DVCPRO HD to full resolution during
                                                                                playback.




            Matrox MXO – simultaneous SDI and analog outputs in HD or SD

                                                                                                      Matrox MXO – HD to SD downscaling


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                                                                                Supported Output Standards




Supported output standards




                                    Editing                 Output           Downscaled output

                                    NTSC                     NTSC                  N/A

                                     PAL                      PAL                  N/A

                               720p at 23.98 fps       720p at 59.94 fps          NTSC

                                720p at 25 fps           720p at 50 fps            PAL

                               720p at 29.97 fps       720p at 59.94 fps          NTSC

                                720p at 50 fps           720p at 50 fps            PAL

                               720p at 59.94 fps       720p at 59.94 fps          NTSC

                              1080p at 23.98 fps      1080PsF at 23.98 fps         N/A

                             1080p at 23.98 fps (at   1080PsF at 29.97 fps        NTSC
                                  29.97 fps)
                                1080p at 25 fps        1080PsF at 25 fps           PAL

                              1080p at 29.97 fps      1080PsF at 29.97 fps        NTSC

                                1080i at 25 fps          1080i at 25 fps           PAL

                               1080i at 29.97 fps      1080i at 29.97 fps         NTSC




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                              Workflow Examples




Workflow examples
Monitoring on a DVI display




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Simultaneous HD/SD monitoring (SDI) and print-to-tape (analog)




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Simultaneous HD/SD monitoring (analog) and print-to-tape (SDI)




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                                        Workflow Examples



Feeding a satellite encoder or uplink




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Monitoring HD and SD simultaneously




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                                                                                                                                  Scan Conversion




Using Matrox MXO as a genlockable HD/SD                                             Region-of-interest support
scan converter                                                                      MXO lets you select a region-of-interest of any size within a larger resolution
                                                                                    and have that window output for broadcast or recording. Presets for NTSC,
When Matrox MXO is used with an editing or content creation application it          PAL, 720p, and 1080i/PsF are provided.
takes advantage of the computer’s DVI port in a unique way for accurate video
output and monitoring. It can, however, also be used as a scan converter in
“Presentation Mode”.
In “Presentation Mode”, Matrox MXO acts as a high-quality scan converter
that is genlockable, with timing offset controls. It mirrors the contents of your
secondary desktop and displays it as high quality SDI and analog video
simultaneously. This mode can be used, for example, to record, display,
or broadcast Skype sessions, YouTube videos, Keynote and PowerPoint
presentations, or web browser sessions such as Google Earth. It can also be
used to create software application training. A flicker reduction filter ensures
solid, stable video output. The system’s audio playback will be routed to the
analog audio outputs and to all stereo pairs in the embedded SDI signal.
One-to-one pixel mapping is provided in HD for optimal desktop recording.
In SD, MXO lets you map from 640x480 to 720x486 (NTSC) and 800x600 to
720x576 (PAL).




                        Using Matrox MXO as a scan converter                                        Matrox MXO in scan converter mode – region-of-interest




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                                                                                                          Specifications




Specifications                                                SDTV S-Video and composite video output
                                                              PAL, NTSC, NTSC-EIAJ
General
                                                              Frequency response: +/- 0.25 dB max to 5 MHz
Universal compatibility
                                                              2T pulse response: 0.5% max Diff. Gain and Diff. Phase: < 2%
Intel- and PowerPC-based computers and laptops
                                                              BNC connectors (75 Ω)
Video standards
                                                              SDTV analog component video output
NTSC, PAL, NTSC-EIAJ, 1080i, 1080p, 720p
                                                              Betacam, Betacam SP (NTSC and NTSC-EIAJ)
Regulatory compliance                                         SMPTE/EBU N10 (PAL)
FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, C-Tick Mark, VCCI               Frequency response Y: +/- 0.25 dB max to 5 MHz
RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC                                     Frequency response Pb, Pr: +/-0.2 dB max to 2 MHz
                                                              Component channel delay: +/- 3 ns
Dimensions
                                                              Component S/N (Y, Pb, Pr): > 54 dB, unified weighted
151mm (L) × 161mm (W) × 46mm (H)
                                                              BNC connectors (75 Ω)
External AC/DC adapter
                                                              HDTV SDI output
100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz
                                                              HD-SDI with 8 channels of embedded SDI audio 24-bit, 48 kHz
Input: IEC320-C8 inlet
                                                              Compliant with SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 299M
Output: +5V DC, 3A max., 2.5mm barrel type
                                                              BNC connector (75 Ω)
Dimensions: 95mm (L) × 54mm (W) × 32mm (H)
                                                              HDTV analog component video output
Total power consumption
                                                              Supported video formats: 1080i 50, 1080i 59.94, 720p 50, 720p 59.94
10 watts
                                                              Compliant to EIA-770.3
Connections                                                   Frequency response Y: +/- 0.3 dB max to 28 MHz
DVI input and output                                          Frequency response Pb, Pr: +/- 0.4 dB max to 14 MHz
DVI-I (single-link) 29-pin female connector                   Component channel delay: +/- 0.5 ns
Genlock reference input                                       Component S/N (Y, Pb, Pr): > 57 dB, unified weighted
SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level sync         BNC connectors (75 Ω)
BNC connector (75 Ω), terminated                              Accessories
Timing offset controls provided                               MXO cable – DVI and system audio loop-through, 1 meter
SDTV SDI output                                               External AC-DC adapter
SD-SDI with 8 channels of embedded SDI audio 24-bit, 48 kHz   Y/C video adapter
BNC connector (75 Ω)
Compliant with SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 272M



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