System Requirements

System Requirements for VS4Recorder Pro


Matrox VS4Recorder Pro requires a computer system with the following minimum requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit) with Service Pack 1.
  • QuickSync enabled system for H.264 codec (available with Intel Ivy Bridge or Haswell processor).
  • One free x8 or greater PCIe slot (x8 electrical recommended).
  • 8 GB of RAM.
  • 256 MB display card with 3D acceleration (NVIDIA GeForce or ATI Radeon class card recommended).
  • Disk space requirements:
    • System drive: One 7200 RPM SATA II drive.
    • Storage: Two 7200 RPM SATA II drives in striped RAID array.
  • Single-CPU Intel i7 at 3.4 GHz or higher.

Tested systems


The following systems have been tested for use with Matrox VS4 with VS4Recorder Pro. Systems that do not appear in the list may or may not be compatible with Matrox VS4 with VS4Recorder Pro.

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System Requirements for streaming and production software


Matrox VS4 requires a computer system with the following minimum requirements for streaming and production software (For example, Telestream Wirecast or StudioCoast vMix):

  • Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit) with Service Pack 1.
  • One free x8 or greater PCIe slot (x8 electrical recommended).
  • 8 GB of RAM.
  • 256 MB display card with 3D acceleration (NVIDIA GeForce or ATI Radeon class card recommended).
  • Disk space requirements:
    • System drive: One 7200 RPM SATA II drive.
    • Storage: Two 7200 RPM SATA II drives in striped RAID array.
  • Single-CPU Intel i7 at 3.4 GHz or Dual-CPU Intel Xeon at 2.4 GHz.

The following is a breakdown of what can be performed simultaneously depending on the CPU:

Single-CPU Intel i7 at 3.4 GHz system

  • Matrox ISO recording: Record up to four HD-SDI feeds at any video format and data rate.
  • Recording production to disk: Record to the same video format and data rate as your stream.
  • Streaming: Stream up to 1080p to a single destination.

Dual-CPU Intel Xeon at 2.4 GHz system

  • Matrox ISO recording: Record up to four HD-SDI feeds at any video format and data rate.
  • Recording production to disk: Record to a different video format and data rate than your stream.
  • Streaming: Stream up to 1080p to multiple destinations.

Tested systems


The following systems have been tested for use with Matrox VS4. Systems that do not appear in the list may or may not be compatible with Matrox VS4.

Click the system link to view the system information.



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