“The Matrox X.mio3 card provides double of everything compared to its predecessor X.mio2—double the bandwidth, double the memory and double the processing power,” said Gerhard Lang, chief engineering officer, Vizrt. “To put this in perspective, we can now do the same effects with 3G signals that we were previously able to do in 1080i. The card allows us to produce 4K fill and key signals from one card in all known formats. The X.mio3 allows us to use Viz Engine as a downstream keyer for 4K as well with the failover features known from HD workflows.”
From ingest to playout, Vizrt is simplifying Ultra-HD and 4K production for news, sports, weather and promotions,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing, Matrox. "Their choice of the Matrox X.mio3 cards validates our decision to pack everything needed for full multi-channel 4K broadcast solutions into high-density cards at an affordable price point.”
Matrox X.mio3 FH is a half-length PCIe card that offers up to 12 reconfigurable I/Os, from SD to 4K, along with support for AES/EBU, LTC and GPIO. All inputs have built-in frame synchronizers to generate clean SDI signals for any environment. Multi-channel hardware processing accelerates compute-intensive operations including motion-adaptive de-interlacing, up/down/cross scaling and mixing/compositing for all resolutions. Along with comprehensive Matrox DSX SDKs for Windows® or Linux® and unlimited Matrox applications engineering support, the card provides the I/O flexibility OEMs need to get quickly to market with advanced channel-in-a-box systems, video servers, broadcast graphics systems, encoders, transcoders, multiviewers, switchers and other digital media equipment.
The Matrox DSX SDKs offer a common API across all Matrox DSX Developer Products providing a full set of powerful tools including versatile file reading/writing, memory management, streaming synchronization, 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.
The new 4K-enabled workflow will be showcased at the 2015 NAB Show (Las Vegas, April 13–16) in the Vizrt booth SL2417. Matrox products will be demonstrated in booth SL5817. Developers may obtain more information about the Matrox DSX Developer Products by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org