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Matrox Developer Products Industry Recognition

Matrox X.mio5 Q25 SMPTE 2110 Network Card Winner of the NewBay Best of Show Award from TV Technology

TV Technology
By TV Technology Staff
April 2018

Best of Show

At NAB 2018, Matrox X.mio5 Q25, a SMPTE ST 2110 network interface controller (NIC) card, brought home the NewBay Best of Show Award presented by TV Technology. The ST 2110 card impressed TV Technology’s Best of Show Awards panel of engineers and industry experts with its 4K video processing for IP broadcast workflows, and HDR conversions—with zero CPU usage.

Read the “Matrox X.mio5 Q25 SMPTE ST 2110 Network Card Captures NAB 2018 Best of Show Award” press release

Is There A Clear Path To An Ideal IP Broadcast Environment?

By Alberto Cieri
April 2018


There is no denying that broadcasters worldwide have a cost-driven desire to move from SDI to IP. Broadcasters envision an IP video infrastructure built - as an IT data centre - on generic COTS hardware, allowing for a smaller footprint where systems can be repurposed.

Based on this desire, there is also a hope that these systems will be able to take advantage of the same NICs used in general-purpose networking. However, live uncompressed video is not standard network traffic and this is why Matrox believes in the need for video-aware COTS SMPTE ST 2110 network cards for IP broadcast workflows.

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Graphics violence on Spike's Bellator MMA

By Neal Romanek
July 21, 2017


Ross Xpression system—powered by Matrox X.mio card—provides complex graphics for Spike TV fight program in real time

Spike TV is known as the combat sports television leader and the home of Bellator Mixed Martial Arts and Kickboxing, featuring some of the best fighters in the world.The Bellator coverage on Spike TV each week demands everyone on the production team be able to make changes on the fly. Ross’s XPression Studio provides the Spike TV crew with the real-time render engines to produce the highly topical animations each week.

Powered by the Matrox X.mio2 HD-SDI I/O card, the Ross Video XPression real-time render engine easily integrated into the Spike TV workflow and allowed for the last-minute, real-time changes that look as complex as pre-rendered content.

Read more about Matrox X.mio2 and Ross Video XPression in the Spike TV workflow

Matrox Helping Drive IP and 4K Forward

RedShark News
By RedShark News Staff
October 6, 2016


The move towards IP production has been described as “one of the greatest changes to impact the industry since the introduction of audio.” Matrox Video is poised and ready for this move, with new offerings for multi-channel video with an industry unique on-board up/down/cross scaler and compositor. With the excitement over IP, 4K in the SDI space remains a key focus and Matrox is ready to meet demands for 4K/HD simultaneous broadcast.

Matrox also played a key role in powering IBC, collaborating in the LiveIP fibre optic connectivity throughout the exhibit hall, while the X.mio3 IP cards were an integral component in the IBC TV news channel broadcast.

Learn more about what Matrox is doing to drive IP and 4K uptake.

LiveIP Studio Production at IBC

The Broadcast Bridge
By Loren Blake
October 6, 2016

Broadcast Bridge

At IBC 2016, Video screens throughout the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre were powered by VizEngine, a Vizrt video server built upon Matrox X.mio3 IP cards. Designed to help broadcasters move to new IP architectures while maintaining current workflows, operating effectively in both hybrid SDI/IP and IP-only environments, this multifaceted functionality showcases the capabilities of IP-based ecosystems, facilitating the shift in this direction.

See the innovative IP solution deployed at IBC 2016.

Matrox X.mio3 12G SDI Card Helps Deploy 4K SDI

AV Network
By AV Network Staff
September 19, 2016


Matrox Video has unveiled the X.mio3 12G multi-channel SDI I/O card with on-board video processing. Designed to help broadcast equipment manufacturers deploy 4K SDI solutions, the X.mio3 12G provides cost-effective options for channel-in-a-box systems, video servers, broadcast graphics systems, encoders, transcoders, multiviewers, switchers, and other digital media equipment needs.

Associated Matrox DSX SDK software offers a common API across all Matrox DSX Developer Products, streamlining the production flow.

Find out how Matrox’s 4K SDI solutions work.

Matrox Expands Lineup of High Density H.264 4:2:2 10 Bit Codec Cards

AV Technology
By AV Network Staff
September 6, 2016


New additions to the M264 product line double and triple the performance capacity of the range. The M264 supports the needs of OEMs in providing multi-channel 4K production servers on PC platforms. Benefit from faster-than-real-time encoding/decoding abilities with the M264 S2 and S3 cards.

See the expanded Matrox M264 lineup of high density codec cards.

Manufacturer Musings: Marwan Al-Habbal, Matrox Video

TV Technology Europe
By Neal Romanek
September 5, 2016

TV Technology Europe

In advance of IBC2016, TV Technology Europe reached out to Marwan Al-Habbal, Product Manager at Matrox Video, for his insights on the IP-based shift the industry is experiencing. Matrox is riding the wave of this change, facilitating the SDI-to-IP transition and supporting 4K compression/decompression, while looking to new streaming and capture demands in the education sector.

Read more on Matrox’s position on the SDI-to-IP transition.

Matrox Expands Lineup of High Density H.264 4:2:2 10 Bit Codec Cards

Systems Integration Asia
By S.I. Asia
August 31, 2016

Systems Integration Asia

Matrox now counts the M264 family among developer solutions offering multi-channel encoding, decoding, and transcoding capabilities. Ideal H.264 accelerators for channel-in-a-box systems, video servers, broadcast graphics systems, multi-viewers, and switchers, the M264 S2 and S3 cards makes multi-channel 4K production a snap for OEMs.

Learn more about the expanded lineup of high density H.264 codec cards from Matrox.

Going the Distance for UFC’s First 4K Broadcast for DIRECTV

Creative Planet Network
July 13, 2016

Creative Planet Network

In preparation for their first 4K broadcast on DIRECTV Pay-Per-View, Reality Check Systems (RCS) built a system—comprising a Matrox X.mio3 video card as a crucial element—that would allow UFC to use its existing 2K graphics package and increase the resolution to 4K.

“With more than 40 events annually around the world, our goal is to continuously look for ways to adapt to the ever-changing technological landscape in sports and bring our fans the most enhanced viewing experience," said Craig Borsari, UFC Executive Vice President of Operations.

See how the Matrox X.mio3 enhanced the first 4K broadcast.

NAB 2016: Matrox X.mio3 IP

June 2016


Marwan Al-Habbal, Product Manager at Matrox Video, discusses the newest developer product, the X.mio3 IP, designed to help meet the challenges of SDI to IP transition.

Listen to Marwan detail how the Matrox X.mio3 IP works to address this challenge.

Matrox X.mio3 IP Card Faces Challenges of SDI to IP Transition

Digital Media World
Spring 2016

Digital Media World

To assist broadcast equipment manufacturers with the transition from SDI to IP, Matrox released the X.mio3 IP video card. The powerful tool integrates onboard video processing, multi-channel video I/O, de-interlacing, and up/down/cross scaling to free up CPU and GPU resources.

Read on about how the X.mio3 aids in the SDI to IP transition.

NBC Olympics Selects ChyronHego to Provide Graphics Creation for Production of 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

April 19, 2016


With the worlds’ eyes tuned to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games, NBC Olympics sought state-of-the-art graphics capabilities for their broadcast of the Games, choosing to deploy ChyronHego’s Lyric PRO software on Mosaic XL systems for the creation and on-air playback of fast and on-the-fly data-driven graphics; these systems feature the latest in X.mio3 technology.

"We are pleased to once again to use the ChyronHego Mosaic XL with Lyric PRO. These units will use the newer Matrox cards which will provide us, in combination with an improved operating system and solid state drives, a further increase in speed and reliability," said Philip Paully, Director Graphics Engineering and Operations, NBC Olympics.

Learn how the X.mio3 technology enhanced broadcast of the 2016 Olympic Games.

The Significance within the Subtleties

APB News
By Shawn Liew
March 2, 2016

APB News

Closed captioning (CC) is a specialized tool to enhance the viewing experience, particularly for deaf and hearing-impaired audiences. Finding previous solutions less than ideal at preserving and previewing CC information during editing operations, Matrox developed 4VANC, a solution which offers CC support for Final Cut Pro (FCP) through the MXO2 and Mojito MAX editing products.

“[…] We sought to provide a means of preserving and previewing CC information during editing operations and printing it back to tape if necessary — to aid our broadcast customers who have had years of content, including captions, saved on tape,” said Dan Maloney, Technical Marketing Manager, Matrox Video.

See what solutions Matrox offers for closed captioning broadcasts.

Multi-Screen and Multi-Resolution

By Stephan Faudeux
August 26, 2015


At the center of the Vizrt workflow is the VizEngine, supported by the Matrox X.mio3 IP video card. This powerful, multi-channel video I/O card allows IP-encapsulated HD, 3G and 4K video plus onboard video processing.

Learn more about how X.mio3 IP video cards enhance HD, 3G, and 4K video (in French).

Matrox Delivers 4K Graphics for 2015 Cricket World Cup

APB News
May 14, 2015

APB News

Tasked by Star Sports to deliver 4K Ultra HD (UHD) graphics for the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, AEGraphics turned to Matrox and their DSXLE3/4KO/550 cards for their superior video card capabilities.

“We are pleased to be one of the first graphics companies to deliver 4K UHD graphics and Matrox enabled us to achieve this. The client was extremely happy with the results produced and a proven ability to deliver 4K graphics is another tick in the box for our company,” said Stuart Coles, sales director at AEGraphics.

Part of a winning solution – Matrox is there.

Power on-screen graphics for Sky Sports’ Ultra HD workflow

Vizrt & Matrox
September 2014

APB News

Vizrt, a leading provider of production systems for the digital media industry, has delivered a successful 4K graphics workflow for Sky Sports’ Ultra HD trial at the recent 2014 Ryder Cup.

The 4K trial follows the Sky Sports’ 4K test carried out at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. To enable the Ryder Cup coverage, Vizrt provided two 4K-compatible newly-released v3.7.0 Viz Engines with Matrox DSX LE3 4K SDI video cards and the Viz Trio character generator to Sky Sports to generate and deliver the on-screen graphics.

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