M264 will be featured at IBC2015 (Amsterdam, Sept. 11–15) on the Matrox stand 7.B29. On stand 7.A20 Vizrt will present a technology demonstration of Viz Engine™ that incorporates the Matrox M264 card to provide 4:2:2 10-bit H.264 contribution-quality IP playout.
“Having dedicated hardware is our preferred solution for a compute intense task like H.264 encoding. The M264 enables H.264 streaming capabilities for our systems without influencing the overall performance. There is a multitude of use cases which can now be covered with this new building block from Matrox which fits seamlessly into our existing hardware infrastructure. We find the quality of the codec impressive too, which is right up there with x264,” said Gerhard Lang, Chief Engineering Officer, Vizrt.
“Until now, high-quality H.264 throughput has required an impossible balance of cost, quality, density, power budget and rack space,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing, Matrox Video. “With our new M264 accelerator card, leading broadcast OEMs are already developing systems to enable workflows that have never before been possible using a standard 1RU server.”
Matrox M264 is the ideal H.264 encoder card for OEMs who need to add IP streaming capabilities to channel-in-a-box systems, video servers, broadcast graphics systems, multiviewers and switchers or create high-density encoders, transcoders and other broadcast media equipment. It can be used with industry-leading Matrox I/O cards like those in the new X.mio3 Series to create powerful hybrid solutions with baseband and IP streaming support all in one. Comprehensive development tools in the Matrox DSX SDKs for Windows® or Linux® include versatile file reading/writing, memory management, IP streaming, synchronization mechanisms and a large selection of software codecs and effects. A prototyping tool provides a graphical representation of all hardware components so developers can simulate and test their use cases within minutes, before writing a single line of code. From a single development effort, broadcast equipment manufacturers can create a variety of products at a full range of price/performance levels.