Affordable HDMI/analog HD/SD video and audio I/O
plus H.264 encoding acceleration




Matrox MXO2 Mini MAX Technical Specifications

MAX H.264 Encoding Acceleration
Resolutions Even frame sizes from 64 x 64 to 1920 x 1080
Bit rates 100 Kb/s to 50 Mb/s
Frame rates 15, 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, and 60 frames per second
Encoding profiles Baseline (CAVLC) and main (CABAC) profiles
Encoding controls
  • 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2 level support
  • GOP structure
  • Constant bit rate (bit rate remains stable, quality varies depending on complexity of each frame)
  • Constant quality (each video frame is analyzed to deliver the targeted quality, bit rate varies while keeping the lowest possible bit rate)
  • Variable bit rate (squeezes out the highest possible quality at the average target bit rate )
  • Noise filtering (saves bits by reducing high frequencies in the video)
  • De-interlacing (ensures high-quality encodes of interlaced SD and 1080i source material)
  • Data rate slider (produces smoother or more abrupt transitions)
  • Sample rate monitoring (verifies compliance with targeted data rate)
  • Scene detection (provides multi-pass quality in a single pass with Apple Compressor)
Video
Supported video formats
  • NTSC/PAL/NTSC-EIAJ
  • 720P 50/59.94
  • 1080I 50/59.94
  • 1080P 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
  • 1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
HDMI input
  • 1 HD input
  • HDMI Y,Cb,Cr 4:2:2 (10-bit) / RGB (8-bit)
  • 8 channels of embedded audio
  • Standard Type A HDMI connector (19 pins)
HDMI output
  • 1 HD or SD output
  • HDMI Y,Cb,Cr 4:2:2 (10-bit) / RGB (8-bit)
  • 8 channels of embedded audio
  • HDMI 1.4a flag setting through control panel for 3D monitoring
Composite input (not available if using analog component input/output)
  • PAL/NTSC/NTSC-EIAJ
  • 10-bit ADC
  • 4x oversampling
  • Anti-aliasing filtering
  • Automatic gain control
  • RCA connector
Composite output (not available if using analog component input/output)
  • PAL/NTSC/NTSC-EIAJ
  • 12-bit DAC
  • 16x oversampling
  • RCA connector
S-Video input (not available if using analog component input/output)
  • PAL/NTSC/NTSC-EIAJ
  • 10-bit ADC
  • 4x oversampling
  • Anti-aliasing filtering
  • Automatic gain control
  • 4-pin mini-DIN S-Video connector (75 Ω), terminated (via included adapter)
S-Video output (not available if using analog component input/output)
  • PAL/NTSC/NTSC-EIAJ
  • 12-bit DAC
  • 16x oversampling
  • 4-pin mini-DIN S-Video connector via included adapter
Component input (not available when using composite or S-Video input/output)
  • Switchable between SD and HD
  • EIA-770.3 compliant
  • 10-bit ADC
  • Anti-aliasing filtering
  • RCA connectors
Component output (not available when using composite or S-Video input/output)
  • Switchable between SD and HD
  • EIA-770.3 compliant
  • 12-bit DAC
  • 4x oversampling
  • RCA connectors
HD analog component video passthrough performance
  • Frequency response Y: +/- 1.0 dB max to 28 MHz
  • Frequency response Pb, Pr: +/- 1.0 dB max to 12 MHz
  • Component channel delay: < 8 ns
  • Component S/N (Y, Pb, Pr): > 50 dB, unified weighted
SD analog component video passthrough performance
  • Frequency response Y: +/- 0.75 dB max to 5 MHz
  • Frequency response Pb, Pr: +/- 1.0 dB max to 2 MHz
  • Component channel delay: < 8 ns
  • Component S/N (Y, Pb, Pr): > 54 dB, unified weighted
S-Video and composite video performance
  • Amplitude error: < 4%
  • Frequency response: +/- 0.75 dB max to 5 MHz
  • Diff. Gain: < 2%, Diff. Phase: < 1 degree
  • S/N: > 54 dB, unified weighted
Audio
Analog inputs
  • 2 channels unbalanced audio via RCA connectors
  • Input impedance: > 10 k Ω
  • Line level with 18 dB headroom (max level: +8 dBv)
Analog outputs
  • 2 channels unbalanced audio via RCA connectors
  • Output impedance: 200 Ω
  • Line level with 18 dB headroom (max level: +8 dBv)
Unbalanced analog audio performance
  • Sampling frequency: 48 kHz (using 128x oversampling)
  • Quantization: 24 bits
  • S/N: > 90 db
  • THDN at 1 kHz, nominal level: < 0.02%
  • Frequency response: +/- 0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Channel separation: > 100 db
HDMI audio input
  • 8-channels embedded audio
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz
HDMI audio output
  • 8-channels embedded audio
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz
Scaling
Dedicated hardware scaler
  • Multi-tap 10-bit realtime processing
  • HD to SD downscaling - Proper conversion of the HD color space to the SD color space and proper aspect ratio conversion to anamorphic, letterbox, and center cut are provided. You can monitor or record an SD master of an HD project in real time.
  • SD to HD upscaling - Proper conversion of the SD color space to the HD color space is performed. Footage with a 4:3 aspect ratio will be "pillarboxed". SD 16:9 footage will be scaled to full screen.
  • Cross conversions from 720 to 1080 and 1080 to 720
  • All scaling operations can be accompanied by frame rate conversion with 2:3:2:3 and 2:3:3:2 cadences to facilitate monitoring 23.98 fps footage on a monitor that does not support the specific frame rate.
Special Features
Unique Matrox HDMI Calibration Utility Turns your HDMI display into a monitor you can trust
3D support HDMI 1.4a flag setting through control panel
Software
Editing Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer 6, Avid NewsCutter 10, Avid Symphony 6 and Boris Media 100
Content creation Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Apple Color, Apple Motion, Apple Soundtrack Pro, Eyeon Fusion, NewTek LightWave 3D
Streaming Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Livestream Procaster, Microsoft Expression, QuickTime Broadcaster, Telestream Wirecast
H.264 encoding Adobe Encore, Adobe Media Encoder, Apple Compressor, Telestream Episode
Blu-ray authoring Adobe Encore, Roxio Toast, Apple Compressor
Free Matrox productivity tools
  • Matrox Vetura Capture for Mac
  • Matrox Vetura Playback for Mac
  • Matrox A/V Tools for the PC
  • Matrox MAX H.264 Capture for the PC
General
Dimensions L: 16.6 cm (6.5") × W: 11 cm (4.3") × H: 4 cm (1.6")
Weight 0.6 lbs (280 g)
Regulatory compliance
  • FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, ACMA C-Tick Mark, VCCI
  • RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
Limited warranty and service 3-year limited warranty with free telephone support
Electrical and Operating Requirements
Power
  • Included AC/DC adapter: 100-240 V AC 50-60 Hz (5 V DC, 3 A max)
  • MXO2 Mini unit: 5-25 V DC, 2.5 mm barrel-type connector
  • Total power consumption: 9 Watts
Environmental
  • Operating temperature: 0 to 40º C (32 to 104º F)
  • Storage temperature: –40 to 75º C (-40 to 167º F)
  • Maximum altitude for operation: 3,000 meters
  • Maximum altitude for transport: 12,000 meters
  • Operating humidity: 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
  • Storage humidity: 5 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Kit Contents
In the box
  • Matrox MXO2 Mini MAX input/output device
  • Matrox MXO2 PCIe cable (1 meter)
  • Matrox MXO2 Mini external power supply
  • Two S-Video adapters
  • One of the following: Matrox MXO2 PCIe host adapter or Matrox MXO2 ExpressCard/34 adapter or Matrox MXO2 Thunderbolt adapter

(An Apple Thunderbolt cable purchased from Apple is required to connect the Matrox MXO2 Thunderbolt adapter to your computer.)

Adapter Specifications
Matrox PCIe host adapter
  • Standard PCIe (x1) card
  • PCB dimensions: L: 6.6 cm × H: 6.9 cm (2.6" × 2.7")
  • Overall thickness including components: 1.9 cm (0.75")
Matrox ExpressCard/34 adapter
  • Standard ExpressCard/34
  • Dimensions: L: 9.6 cm × W: 3.3 cm × H: 1.3 cm (3.8" × 1.3" × 0.5")
Matrox MXO2 Thunderbolt adapter Dimensions: L: 8.7 cm × W: 4.8 cm × H: 1.9 cm (3.4" × 1.9" × .75")

(An Apple Thunderbolt cable purchased from Apple is required to connect the Matrox MXO2 Thunderbolt adapter to your computer.)

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