Vector 3 VECTORBOX based on Next Generation Matrox DSX Platform
Playout automation system with a built-in video server exploits Matrox's "Power of X" architecture and the explosive performance of dedicated hardware to deliver cost-effective, high performance solution to broadcast facilities.
IBC, Amsterdam, September 9, 2004 - Matrox Video Products Group today announced that Vector 3 has adopted the Matrox DSX platform for it new VECTORBOX range of playout systems. VECTORBOX systems provide everything a channel needs to go digital including master control room automation, graphics, and a built-in video server - all from 4 rack units. Key features include tapeless workflow with all brands of DV based NLE, multi-compression codecs including IMX, and support for scheduling, telephone voting/SMS, newsroom and other external systems.
"We have developed with the Matrox DSX platform because we see Matrox as being a key player in bringing innovative hardware and software technologies to the broadcast industry," said Roman Ceano, Vector 3 general manager. "This year's IBC will demonstrate that proprietary video storage systems are no longer the ideal way to build broadcast-quality video equipment. Computer-based technologies, as epitomized by the Matrox DSX platforms, provide more cost-effective and flexible solutions."
About Matrox DSX
Matrox DSX is a family of HD and SD video and audio components designed to allow OEMs and developers to create a wide variety of cost-effective products and applications including NLE systems, capture/playout servers, character generators, clip and still stores, graphics/production servers, automation and master control units, multi-layer compositors, and CATV barker channels. Matrox DSX combines codec and effects technologies and a full range of professional hardware components with a comprehensive Windows XP-based SDK.
Key features of the Matrox DSX platforms
|||Modular 10-bit architecture gives developers the flexibility to meet technical and price targets|
|||Full range of HD and SD audio and video I/Os|
|||Simultaneous input and output of different video standards in HD and SD|
|||Multi-format SD codec support in software - DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, D10 (in an MXF file wrapper), MPEG-2, 8- and 10-bit uncompressed|
|||Multi-format HD codec support in software - MPEG-2 at online and offline bit rates, 8- and 10-bit uncompressed|
|||Exploits CPU power to perform software effects on multiple streams in real time|
|||Infinite layer 10-bit compositing|
|||Professional realtime effects including color correction, chroma/luma keying, graphics overlay, smooth speed changes|
|||GPU co-processor for realtime 3D effects|
|||Key input and output support|
|||Multiple board support in a single chassis|
|||SDK based on the mature DigiSuite platform which has been used on-air by broadcasters worldwide for more than 8 years|
|||Application development support by a team of dedicated, experienced engineers|
|About Vector 3 VECTORBOX|
Chosen by over 400 TV channels worldwide, Vector 3 systems are the most complete playout solutions available, capable of delivering clips and graphics as well as controlling multiple VTRs, switchers and other devices - all from 4 rack units and at a highly affordable price.
VECTORBOX master control room automation delivers clips and graphics from its built-in V-SERVER video server as well as manages feeds from satellite, VTR and studio; making it the ideal playout solution for local, cable, satellite, music, SMS and other channels.
V-BOX NEWS is an innovative solution for live and news playout. Easy-to-use, precise and flexible manual playout revolutionize live content delivery. V-BOX NEWS includes graphics and a host of integrated news features. It will perform in standalone mode or integrate seamlessly with any newsroom system.
Vector 3 systems are built on scalable open hardware platforms and work with any DV25 based NLE over a network without decompressing.
About Vector 3
Based in Barcelona, Spain, Vector 3 has been a leading broadcast equipment supplier and integrator since 1984. The first VECTORBOX was introduced in 1995. For more information visit http://vector3.es.
Matrox Video Products Group is a technology and market leader in the field of digital video hardware and software for realtime editing, DVD authoring, and web streaming applications. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of content creation and delivery platforms used by television broadcasters, post-production facilities, project studios, corporate communicators, event videographers, and video enthusiasts worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and China. For more information visit www.matrox.com/video.
Matrox and DigiSuite are registered trademarks and Matrox DSX is a trademark of Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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