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China Digital Video (Beijing) Limited’s Mariana.5D Graphics System, Based on Matrox DSX Technology, Installed in New Headquarters of China Central Television

MONTREAL – April 3, 2012 — Matrox® Video Products Group today announced that video equipment manufacturer China Digital Video (Beijing) Limited (CDV) has chosen the Matrox X.Mio2 card, one of the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products, as the heart of its Mariana.5D graphics system. China Central Television (CCTV) recently installed 50 Mariana.5D systems to be used for channel branding and information broadcasting. Mariana.5D systems and CDV’s realtime A10 3DTV graphics engine are also being used as part of China’s first 3D TV channel.

"The Mariana.5D system was chosen for its reputation among customers using it on air, in studio, in OB vans, and in post-production facilities as the most reliable product in this field. Matrox hardware plays a key role in providing the high-quality multichannel video and audio input and output capability we need," said Liu Baodong, CEO at CDV. "The long-term relationship between CDV and the Matrox OEM team allows us to build our leading-edge broadcast video products thanks to their excellent support and powerful software development tools."

"We congratulate CDV for their success in winning these important contracts with their innovative Mariana.5D system and their advanced 3D graphics rendering engine," said Alberto Cieri, Matrox senior director of sales and marketing. "We are proud that our partnership with CDV allows Matrox products to be used in television production facilities throughout China."

Matrox Developer Products will be demonstrated at the 2012 NAB Show in booth SL 5115.

Key features of Matrox DSX platforms

  • Modular architecture gives developers the flexibility to meet technical and price targets
  • Multichannel 3G, HD, and SD video/audio I/O support from a single card
  • Matrox Control Engine (MCE) enables advanced failsafe functionality
  • 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, Apple® ProRes, and Avid® DNxHD
  • Cross-platform file format support — MXF, MOV, AVI, MPG, GXF, etc.
  • Multilayer 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

About China Digital Video (Beijing) Limited

As a leading digital video technology and services provider, CDV has gained an excellent reputation over the past 20 years. CDV's product lines include innovative systems for graphics creation, video editing, post-production, virtual studios, and media asset management that are widely used in broadcast, government, military, education, and aerospace applications. For more information visit China Digital Video (Beijing) Limited.

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 accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, DVD/Blu-ray authoring, streaming, A/V signal conversion, 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, videographers, and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information visit www.matrox.com/video.