Matrox Axio Realtime Editing Platforms Now Adobe OpenHD CertifiedMontreal, Canada, April 24, 2006 - Matrox® Video Products Group today announced that Matrox Axio™ realtime multi-format HD/SD editing and finishing systems have now received Adobe™ OpenHD certification. Matrox Axio systems will be demonstrated at NAB 2006 in the Matrox booth SL1137 and in the Adobe booth SL3732.
"Matrox Axio users in post facilities and project studios will appreciate the new level of integration and the productivity enhancements built into Adobe Production Studio and the newly certified Matrox Axio Adobe OpenHD systems," said Alberto Cieri, Matrox sales and marketing director. "Close collaboration between Adobe and Matrox ensure quality, performance, and reliability."
The Matrox Axio family of products makes Adobe Premiere™ Pro the foremost realtime HD and SD editor for demanding broadcast and post-production environments. It features no-render HD and SD finishing in compressed and uncompressed formats, superior realtime color correction tools, advanced realtime effects, and a full complement of analog and digital audio and video inputs and outputs. It also lets users work seamlessly with the other Adobe Production Studio applications, fully supporting Adobe Dynamic Link and providing WYSIWYG video output support for Adobe After Effects™ and Adobe Photoshop™, as well as other industry-leading animation and compositing packages. Matrox Axio incorporates Matrox Flex and Power of X technologies to leverage CPU and GPU power to provide the ultimate HD and SD post-production experience.
Key features of Matrox Axio
|•||Full-resolution multi-layer realtime editing of HD and SD video, graphics, and effects|
|•||Realtime Matrox Flex CPU effects such as color correction, speed changes, and chroma/luma keying|
|•||Realtime and accelerated Matrox Flex GPU effects such as 2D/3D DVE, blur/glow/soft focus, and shine|
|•||Uncompressed HD and SD editing|
|•||Native HDV and DVCPRO HD editing|
|•||Compressed HD editing (offline and online finishing-quality MPEG-2 I-frame)|
|•||DV, DVCPRO, DV50, and MPEG-2 I-frame SD editing|
|•||Realtime mixing of HD codecs or SD codecs on the timeline|
|•||Realtime playback of SD clips in a 1080i HD timeline|
|•||Realtime mixed-format multi-cam|
|•||24 fps editing in HD and SD with pull down and reverse pull down|
|•||Accelerated export to DVD, multimedia formats including Flash Video, and Adobe Clip Notes|
|•||WYSIWYG for Adobe After Effects and Photoshop|
|•||DV-1394, composite, Y/C, HD/SD analog component, and HD/SD SDI, and professional audio input and output|
|•||Realtime high-quality downscaling from HD to SD|
Matrox Axio systems with Adobe OpenHD-certification are available from Matrox Axio and Adobe OpenHD authorized dealers across North America. For more information on the specific Matrox Axio system configurations that have received Adobe OpenHD certification, visit www.adobeopenhd.com.
About Adobe OpenHD
Industry leaders Adobe, HP, Intel, Microsoft, and Dell have assembled and certified a line of open, scalable, desktop HDV and HD solutions, called Adobe OpenHD Certified Solutions. These solutions benefit from the wide variety of industry standard choices available for Windows-based computing, allowing customers to get the best price/performance and reliability possible.
Adobe OpenHD Certified Solutions make HD accessible to a much wider audience by significantly reducing costs compared to proprietary solutions without sacrificing quality and performance. Broadcast professionals, filmmakers, and corporate and event videographers alike will have a choice of tightly integrated and innovative HD post-production platforms.
This collaboration is an ongoing effort, ensuring that customers always benefit from the rapid innovation in Windows personal computing technology and are provided with optimal system configurations tuned to their HD workflow needs. For more information visit www.adobeopenhd.com/.
Matrox Video Products Group is a technology and market leader in the field of HD and SD digital video hardware and software for realtime editing, DVD authoring, 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, and videographers worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information visit www.matrox.com/video.
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