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Matrox Announces Quad HD-SDI Capture Card for Live Streaming with Telestream Wirecast

Matrox VS4 is Ideal for Creating Multi-Camera Internet Broadcasts of Sports, Religious Services, Corporate Meetings, and Other Live Events


AMSTERDAM – September 6, 2012 — Matrox today announced Matrox® VS4™, a four-channel HD-SDI capture card for use with Telestream Wirecast for Windows webcasting software. In a single PCIe slot, Matrox VS4 provides up to four independent HD-SDI inputs with up to 16 embedded audio channels per SDI source, taking up an absolute minimum of the precious real estate inside a PC. Matrox VS4 not only sends video feeds to Wirecast for streaming, it simultaneously records all the original video and audio feeds to disk – ready for post-event editing.

“Live streaming professionals are striving for more ways to engage their audience, making multicamera shoots more important,” said Barbara DeHart, vice president of marketing at Telestream “Telestream Wirecast allows producers to easily switch between multiple live camera feeds from Matrox VS4, and also provides production features such as chroma key, transitions, 3D graphics, lower-thirds, virtual sets, and built-in scoreboard templates.”

“The combination of Matrox VS4 and Telestream Wirecast for Windows gives creative professionals the tools they need for online video streaming with the production values of live television broadcasts,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing at Matrox. “And it couldn’t be simpler – just hook up cameras, start Wirecast, and stream! Matrox VS4 automatically detects the presence, resolution, and frame rate of the inputs so onsite set-up is effortless.”

Matrox VS4 will be demonstrated at IBC 2012 on stand 7.B29. Telestream Wirecast will be demonstrated at IBC 2012 on stand 7.D16. More information is available at www.telestream.net.

Availability

Priced at $1,495 US (€1295, £995) not including local taxes and delivery, Matrox VS4 will be available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers in November 2012.

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, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a box systems, and CGs. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, 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.