System requirements

Important:   To see the system requirements and supported programs for a specific release, refer to the Matrox MXO2 documentation for that release. To view the available MXO2 documentation downloads, click here.

Recommended configuration for a Mac

Recommended configuration for a PC



Mac


Matrox MXO2 requires a Mac system with the following configuration:

  • Intel-based Mac system.
  • Mac OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, or Lion.
    Note: MXO2 Dock is supported with Mac OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion only.
  • One free PCIe slot to install the Matrox PCIe host adapter (for desktops), or one free ExpressCard/34 slot to install the Matrox PCIe host ExpressCard/34 adapter (for laptops), or one free Thunderbolt port to connect the Matrox MXO2 Thunderbolt adapter or MXO2 Dock.
    Note: A third-party Thunderbolt cable is required to connect the Matrox MXO2 Thunderbolt adapter or Matrox MXO2 Dock to your computer.
  • We recommend an HDMI monitor that supports the following:
    • An HDMI input resolution of 1920x1080 for previewing all HD formats.
    • 1:1 pixel mapping for displaying your MXO2 output at its exact resolution, and for use with the Matrox HDMI Calibration Utility.

Supported programs

  • Apple Final Cut Pro, Motion, Color, Soundtrack Pro, iTunes, and GarageBand.
  • Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Encore, Photoshop, Soundbooth, Prelude, SpeedGrade, and Flash Media Live Encoder.
  • Roxio Toast.
  • CPC MacCaption.
  • Boinx Software BoinxTV.
  • Softron MovieRecorder, OnTheAir Video, and OnTheAir Video Express.
  • ToolsOnAir Just:In.
  • Avid Media Composer and Symphony.
  • Telestream Wirecast.
  • QuickTime Broadcaster.
  • For Matrox MAX H.264 encoding:
    • Apple Compressor (required for Blu-ray Disc).
    • Apple QuickTime Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Encore, Adobe Media Encoder, Apple Motion, Apple Qmaster, Telestream Episode and Episode Pro, Boris FX Media 100 Suite, or other QuickTime-based video applications.

PC


Matrox MXO2 products require a computer system with the following minimum configuration:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.67 GHz CPU or Intel Core i7 2.67 GHz CPU.
    Note: If you want to use your MXO2 product with Telestream Wirecast, you must have an Intel Core i7 2.67 GHz CPU or greater.
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Home Premium (64-bit) with Service Pack 1.
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB is recommended).
  • One free PCIe slot to install the Matrox PCIe host adapter (for desktops), or one free ExpressCard/34 slot to install the Matrox PCIe host ExpressCard/34 adapter (for laptops).
  • Storage requirements for Matrox ISO recording and Telestream Wirecast recording to disk:
    • Two 7200 RPM SATA II drives in a striped RAID array.
  • We recommend an HDMI monitor that supports the following:
    • An HDMI input resolution of 1920x1080 for previewing all HD formats.
    • 1:1 pixel mapping for displaying your MXO2 output at its exact resolution, and for use with the Matrox HDMI Calibration Utility.
  • Adobe Premiere Pro is required if you want to use Adobe Mercury Transmit for playback on Matrox MXO2 with Adobe Prelude.

Supported programs

  • Adobe Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, Prelude, SpeedGrade, Encore, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop, Flash Media Live Encoder, and Adobe Connect.
  • Avid Media Composer, Symphony, and NewsCutter.
  • Autodesk 3ds Max and Combustion.
  • eyeon Fusion.
  • NewTek LightWave 3D.
  • Microsoft Expression Encoder.
  • Livestream Procaster.
  • Telestream Wirecast Studio and Telestream Wirecast Pro.
  • StudioCoast vMix.
  • Microsoft Skype.
  • Citrix GoToMeeting.


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