Matrox MXO2
Installation and User Guide
(Mac OS version)
June 5, 2009
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Contents
Chapter 1
Introducing Matrox MXO2
Welcome to Matrox MXO2 ................................................................... 2
Matrox MXO2 system requirements .................................................... 2
Supported programs .................................................................................. 2
Check our website for equipment information............................................ 3
Battery requirements and guidelines for MXO2 ................................... 3
About this manual ................................................................................. 3
Style conventions ....................................................................................... 3
How video formats are expressed ............................................................. 4
Last-minute information.............................................................................. 4
Chapter 2
Installing Your Matrox MXO2 Hardware
Before you install your Matrox MXO2 hardware .................................. 6
Start with a functioning system................................................................... 6
Avoid costly damage .................................................................................. 6
Installing your Matrox PCIe adapter ..................................................... 6
Installing your PCIe host adapter (for desktops)..........................................7
Installing your PCIe host ExpressCard/34 adapter (for laptops) ..................7
Removing your PCIe host ExpressCard/34 adapter ................................... 8
Chapter 3
Connecting External Devices to Matrox MXO2
Available MXO2 connections ............................................................... 10
MXO2 video connections........................................................................... 10
MXO2 audio connections .......................................................................... 10
Powering MXO2................................................................................... 10
MXO2 power functionality.......................................................................... 10
Connecting MXO2 to your Mac system............................................... 12
MXO2 RS-422 serial connection ......................................................... 13
Typical Matrox MXO2 connections...................................................... 14
Analog component video connections ...................................................... 14
Digital video connections........................................................................... 15
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Chapter 4
Connecting External Devices to Matrox MXO2 Rack
Available MXO2 Rack connections ..................................................... 18
MXO2 Rack video connections ................................................................. 18
MXO2 Rack audio connections ................................................................. 18
Rack mounting your MXO2 Rack ........................................................ 18
Powering MXO2 Rack .........................................................................20
MXO2 power functionality .........................................................................20
Connecting MXO2 Rack to your Mac system ..................................... 21
MXO2 Rack RS-422 serial connection ................................................22
Typical Matrox MXO2 Rack connections ............................................23
Analog component video connections ......................................................23
Digital video connections...........................................................................24
Chapter 5
Connecting External Devices to Matrox MXO2 Mini
Available MXO2 Mini connections .......................................................26
MXO2 video and audio connections ..........................................................26
Powering MXO2 Mini ...........................................................................26
MXO2 Mini power supply and adapter plugs .............................................26
Connecting MXO2 Mini to your computer ...........................................28
Connecting S-Video devices to MXO2 Mini ........................................29
Typical Matrox MXO2 Mini connections ..............................................30
Analog component video connections ......................................................30
HDMI video connections ........................................................................... 31
Chapter 6
Installing Your MXO2 Software and Configuring Your System
Installing your Matrox MXO2 software................................................34
Updating your MXO2 firmware ..................................................................34
Removing your Matrox MXO2 software..............................................35
Removing MXO2 presets and Easy Setups from Final Cut Pro..................35
Defining your MXO2 settings...............................................................36
Specifying your general settings................................................................ 37
Specifying your genlock settings ...............................................................38
Specifying your A/V input settings (MXO2 and MXO2 Rack only) ..............39
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Specifying your A/V input settings (MXO2 Mini only) ................................
Specifying your video output settings (MXO2 and MXO2 Rack only) ........
Specifying your video output settings (MXO2 Mini only) ...........................
Specifying your audio output settings .......................................................
Matrox 4VANC closed caption capture and playback (MXO2 and MXO2
Rack only) ...............................................................................................
Viewing MXO2 information .......................................................................
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Chapter 7
Calibrating Your HDMI Monitor for Video
Overview............................................................................................. 56
Loading and displaying color bars...................................................... 56
Calibrating your HDMI monitor ........................................................... 57
Chapter 8
Using Matrox MXO2 with Supported Programs
Matrox MXO2 Easy Setups for Final Cut Pro...................................... 62
Loading a Matrox MXO2 Easy Setup ........................................................ 62
Creating a Matrox MXO2 Easy Setup ....................................................... 62
Matrox MXO2 presets for Final Cut Pro ............................................. 63
Creating and editing MXO2 sequence presets ......................................... 63
Creating and editing MXO2 capture presets ............................................ 63
Creating and editing MXO2 device control presets .................................. 64
Specifying settings for capturing and playing back closed
captioning in Final Cut Pro ................................................................. 65
Settings for capturing Matrox 4VANC closed captioning .......................... 65
Settings for playing back closed captioning.............................................. 65
Specifying your video and audio output device settings .................... 66
Specifying settings for Final Cut Pro ......................................................... 66
Specifying settings for Adobe After Effects ............................................... 67
Ensuring frame-accurate capture and edit-to-tape using
Final Cut Pro ...................................................................................... 67
Setting your capture settings.................................................................... 68
Setting your edit-to-tape settings............................................................. 68
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Chapter 9
Using the Matrox MAX H.264 codec
Overview ............................................................................................. 72
Activating and deactivating the Matrox MAX H.264 codec ................ 72
Specifying Matrox MAX H.264 settings for Apple Compressor.......... 74
Assigning a Matrox MAX H.264 setting ..................................................... 74
Creating a new Matrox MAX H.264 setting ............................................... 75
Specifying Matrox MAX H.264 settings for Final Cut Pro ...................80
Appendix A
Understanding Pulldown
Overview .............................................................................................84
2:3:2:3 pulldown (standard) ................................................................84
2:3:3:2 pulldown (advanced) ..............................................................85
Appendix B
Matrox MXO2 Connectors
Inputs ..................................................................................................88
MXO2 inputs..............................................................................................88
MXO2 Rack inputs.....................................................................................89
MXO2 Mini inputs ......................................................................................90
Input connector descriptions for MXO2 and MXO2 Rack .......................... 91
Input connector descriptions for MXO2 Mini .............................................93
Outputs................................................................................................94
MXO2 outputs ...........................................................................................94
MXO2 Rack outputs ..................................................................................95
MXO2 Mini outputs ....................................................................................96
Output connector descriptions for MXO2 and MXO2 Rack ....................... 97
Output connector descriptions for MXO2 Mini ..........................................99
Appendix C
Matrox MXO2 Supported Input and Capture Formats
Supported formats on MXO2 and MXO2 Rack inputs....................... 102
Supported formats on MXO2 Mini inputs .......................................... 102
Supported capture formats on MXO2 and MXO2 Rack .................... 103
Supported capture formats on MXO2 Mini ....................................... 104
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Appendix D
Matrox MXO2 Supported Output Formats
Video formats supported on MXO2 and MXO2 Rack outputs ...........106
Video formats supported on MXO2 Mini outputs .............................. 107
Main and SD video output formats supported on MXO2 and
MXO2 Rack .......................................................................................108
Main and SD video output formats supported on MXO2 Mini ........... 110
Appendix E
Matrox MXO2 Specifications
Matrox MXO2 specifications ............................................................. 112
General..................................................................................................... 112
Connections ............................................................................................. 112
Environmental specifications .................................................................... 116
Matrox MXO2 Rack specifications .................................................... 116
General..................................................................................................... 116
Connections ............................................................................................. 117
Environmental specifications ................................................................... 120
Matrox MXO2 Mini specifications ...................................................... 121
General..................................................................................................... 121
Connections ............................................................................................. 121
Environmental specifications ................................................................... 124
Matrox PCIe host adapter specifications ..........................................124
Matrox PCIe host ExpressCard/34 adapter (for laptops) ........................ 124
Matrox PCIe host adapter (for desktops) ................................................ 124
Appendix F
Matrox MXO2 Customer Support
How to get Matrox MXO2 customer support....................................126
Registration ............................................................................................. 126
Keep up to date with our website ........................................................... 126
Contacting us .......................................................................................... 126
Index ......................................................................................... 127
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Contents
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Introducing Matrox MXO2
This chapter lists the MXO2
system requirements, details
the battery requirements and
guidelines, and describes the
MXO2 documentation.
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Welcome to Matrox MXO2
Matrox MXO2 connects to your Mac Pro or MacBook Pro to provide
broadcast-quality input/output, monitoring, and up/down/cross conversion to
streamline your workflow with Apple Final Cut Studio. MXO2 provides built-in
surround sound monitoring, as well as the flexibility to map any audio track in
Final Cut Pro to any audio output. Through the use of proc amp controls (hue,
chroma, contrast, brightness, and blue-only), you can adjust and control your
HDMI monitor exactly as you would a broadcast HD/SD monitor. This control
turns your HDMI monitor into a true-color video display with accurate color
representation so that you can use your HDMI monitor even for color grading.
For Matrox MXO2 products with Matrox MAX technology, the dedicated
hardware processor accelerates the creation of H.264 files for Blu-ray Disc, the
web, and mobile devices.
Matrox MXO2 system requirements
Matrox MXO2 requires a Mac system or Apple Xserve system with the
following configuration:
• Intel-based Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, or Apple Xserve.
• Mac OS X v10.5 or later.
• One free PCIe slot on the Mac Pro or Xserve to install the Matrox PCIe host
adapter, or one free ExpressCard/34 slot on the MacBook Pro to install the
Matrox PCIe host ExpressCard/34 adapter.
• If using MXO2 with Final Cut Studio 2, you need 2 GB of RAM when
working with compressed HD and uncompressed SD sources, or 4 GB of
RAM when working with uncompressed HD sources.
• We recommend an HDMI monitor that supports 1920×1080 for previewing
all HD formats, and “dot-by-dot” mode for 1:1 pixel mapping.
Supported programs
• Apple Final Cut Pro version 6.0.5 or later, Motion version 3.0.2 or later,
Color version 1.0.4 or later.
• Adobe After Effects CS4, and Encore CS4.
• Roxio Toast version 10.0.2 or later.
• CPC MacCaption version 4.1.4 or later.
• For Matrox MAX H.264 encoding:
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Apple Compressor version 3.0.5 or later (required for Blu-ray Disc).
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Apple QuickTime Pro version 7.6 or later, Apple Final Cut Pro version
6.0.5 or later, Adobe After Effects version CS4, Apple Motion version
3.0.2 or later, Apple Qmaster version 3.0.5 or later, or other
QuickTime-based video applications.
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Check our website for equipment information
For up-to-date information about recommended computer systems, batteries, and
other MXO2-compatible devices, check the Matrox MXO2 Support section of
our website at www.matrox.com/video/support.
Battery requirements and guidelines for MXO2
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Note This section does not apply to Matrox MXO2 Rack and Matrox MXO2
Mini as they cannot be powered by a battery.
As an alternative to using an AC outlet, you can use a battery to power Matrox
MXO2. To avoid damage to your MXO2 system and peripheral devices when
using a battery, please observe the following requirements and guidelines. For
instructions on how to connect Matrox MXO2 to a battery, see “Powering
MXO2” on page 10.
• Use a standard self-protected (fused) battery with a nominal voltage of 12V,
13.2V, or 14.4V. A higher-voltage battery will damage your MXO2 system.
• Disconnect MXO2 from the battery when not in use. Do not leave MXO2
connected to the battery when not in use as this may damage your MXO2
system and/or battery.
• Do not power your MXO2 using your vehicle’s battery via the power socket.
²Caution To avoid damage to your MXO2 system and peripheral devices, use a
Matrox-recommended battery. For a list of batteries recommended for use with
your MXO2, visit the Matrox MXO2 Support section of our website at
www.matrox.com/video/support.
About this manual
This manual provides you with information about installing and using your
Matrox MXO2 hardware and software, including how to configure your Matrox
MXO2 for use with supported programs, such as Final Cut Pro and Adobe After
Effects.
Style conventions
The following style conventions are used in this manual:
• The names of files, folders, and manuals appear in italics. For example:
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The data is stored in the Sample Movie file.
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The file is located in the Clips folder.
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Please refer to your Final Cut Pro User’s Manual.
• Menus and commands that you need to choose are displayed in the form
Menu > Command . For example, File > Save means click File in the
menu bar, then click Save in the menu that appears.
Battery requirements and guidelines for MXO2
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How video formats are expressed
With the exception of NTSC and PAL, all SD and HD video formats are
expressed in the Matrox MXO2 documentation as follows:
VRp or i or PsF at n fps
Where:
• VR is the vertical resolution. For 1440×1080 video, however, both the
horizontal and vertical resolutions are specified.
• p or i or PsF represents either progressive, interlaced, or progressive
segmented frame video.
• n fps is the frame rate in frames per second.
Here are some examples:
• 486p at 23.98 fps
per second.
Represents 720×486 progressive video at 23.98 frames
• 720p at 59.94 fps
per second.
Represents 1280×720 progressive video at 59.94 frames
• 1440x1080i at 29.97 fps Represents 1440 ×1080 interlaced video at 29.97
frames per second. This format is used for HDV 1080i material.
• 1080i at 29.97 fps Represents full-size 1920×1080 interlaced video at
29.97 frames per second.
Last-minute information
Any important information that wasn’t available for inclusion in this manual by
publication time is provided to you in the Matrox MXO2 Release Notes.
Chapter 1, Introducing Matrox MXO2
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Installing Your Matrox MXO2
Hardware
This chapter describes how to
install the Matrox PCIe host
adapter, and how to install and
remove the Matrox PCIe host
ExpressCard/34 adapter.
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Before you install your Matrox MXO2 hardware
Read the following information carefully before attempting to install Matrox
MXO2 hardware on your Mac system.
Start with a functioning system
Before attempting any Matrox MXO2 installation, you should have a Mac
computer system with Mac OS X (Leopard) fully installed and functioning
smoothly. This will avoid potential problems later on.
Avoid costly damage
Static electricity from your body can damage your Matrox PCIe host adapter or
your computer. Although you may not notice it, static electricity is generated
every time you move. It’s often too small to cause a spark, but it can still cause
damage to sensitive electronic components or at least reduce their lifespan.
To avoid damage, please observe the following precautions:
• Do not remove your Matrox PCIe host adapter from its antistatic bag until
you’re ready to install it. Before removing the card, place the package within
easy reach of the area where you intend to perform the installation.
• You should avoid touching the chips and other components on the circuit
board. Try to handle the card by its edges.
• Try to work in an area where the relative humidity is at least 50%.
• Do not wear wool or synthetic clothing. These fabrics tend to generate more
static electricity than cotton, which is best for this kind of work.
• Turn off the power switches on your computer and its connected
components.
Once you’ve opened your computer, drain static electricity from your body by
touching a bare metal surface on your computer chassis before you install or
remove any parts of your system. If you have a grounding wrist strap, use it while
handling and installing any components in your computer.
Installing your Matrox PCIe adapter
The Matrox PCIe adapter is the interface between your MXO2 and Mac system.
Matrox provides dedicated adapters for use with Mac desktops or laptops. Use
the Matrox PCIe host adapter with your Mac Pro or Apple Xserve system, and
the Matrox PCIe host ExpressCard/34 adapter with your MacBook Pro laptop.
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Installing your PCIe host adapter (for desktops)
The Matrox PCIe host adapter is a standard low-profile PCIe x1 card designed to
operate in an Intel-based Mac Pro or Apple Xserve system. For detailed
instructions on how to perform the following steps, refer to your Mac Pro or
Xserve documentation.
1 Shut down your Mac Pro or Xserve, unplug the power cord and all the cables
from the unit, and open the Mac Pro or Xserve chassis.
2 Insert the Matrox PCIe host adapter in an available PCIe slot in your Mac
Pro or Xserve, and secure the adapter into place.
3 Close your Mac Pro or Xserve chassis, and reconnect the power cord and all
the cables to the unit.
Installing your PCIe host ExpressCard/34
adapter (for laptops)
The Matrox PCIe host ExpressCard/34 adapter is designed to operate in your
MacBook Pro’s ExpressCard/34 slot. You can install the Matrox PCIe host
ExpressCard/34 adapter when your MacBook Pro is on or off. Connect the
Matrox PCIe cable to the host ExpressCard/34 adapter, and then insert the host
adapter in your MacBook Pro’s ExpressCard/34 slot until the adapter clicks into
place. For details on how to safely remove your Matrox PCIe host
ExpressCard/34 adapter from your MacBook Pro, see “Removing your PCIe host
ExpressCard/34 adapter” on page 8.
A
A
PCIe
cable
Matrox PCIe
ExpressCard/34
adapter
ExpressCard/34 slot
Installing your Matrox PCIe adapter
8
Removing your PCIe host ExpressCard/34
adapter
You can remove the Matrox PCIe host ExpressCard/34 adapter from your
MacBook Pro when your MacBook Pro is on or off. However, you must power
off the card before removing it.
¡ Important Do not disconnect the PCIe cable from the Matrox PCIe host
ExpressCard/34 adapter when your MacBook Pro is running. Instead, remove the
adapter from your MacBook Pro with the Matrox PCIe cable attached.
1 From the menu bar, click the ExpressCard icon (
).
2 Click Power off Card.
3 Remove the Matrox PCIe host ExpressCard/34 adapter from your MacBook
Pro’s ExpressCard/34 slot.
Chapter 2, Installing Your Matrox MXO2 Hardware
3
Connecting External Devices to
Matrox MXO2
This chapter shows how to
supply power and connect
external devices to Matrox
MXO2.
10
¦
Note This chapter details how to connect external devices to Matrox MXO2
only. For Matrox MXO2 Rack, see Chapter 4, “Connecting External Devices to
Matrox MXO2 Rack”, and for Matrox MXO2 Mini, see Chapter 5, “Connecting
External Devices to Matrox MXO2 Mini.”
Available MXO2 connections
Matrox MXO2 features a full compliment of professional inputs and output, and
allows you to connect multiple devices for up to five user-selectable simultaneous
video outputs.
MXO2 video connections
• One HD HDMI input and one HD/SD HDMI output, both with up to eight
channels of embedded audio support. The HDMI input/output supports YUV
and RGB devices.
• One HD/SD SDI input/output with up to eight channels of embedded audio.
• Second HD/SD SDI output with up to eight channels of embedded audio.
• One HD/SD analog component input/output, one S-Video input/output, and
one composite input/output.
• Analog black burst reference input.
MXO2 audio connections
• Two balanced analog XLR inputs (stereo pair).
• Four balanced analog XLR outputs (two stereo pairs).
• One AES/EBU stereo input/output.
• Two unbalanced analog RCA inputs (stereo pair).
• Six unbalanced analog RCA outputs (for surround sound monitoring).
Powering MXO2
Supply power to MXO2 using an AC outlet via the Matrox external power supply
and a power cord, or using a battery via the Matrox battery power cable. Matrox
MXO2 connects to the battery via a 4-pin XLR connector. For information on
how to connect your battery to portable video equipment, such as Matrox MXO2,
contact the battery manufacturer. Before connecting MXO2 to a battery, please
read the “Battery requirements and guidelines for MXO2” on page 3.
MXO2 power functionality
MXO2 features a power button that you can use to manually turn the MXO2 on
and off. However, when power is supplied to MXO2 and it is connected to your
Mac system, the MXO2 will turn on or off automatically when you start up or
shut down your Mac system. That is, when you shut down your Mac system, your
MXO2 turns off. Starting up your Mac system turns your MXO2 on. To manually
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turn your MXO2 on, press the power button. To turn off your MXO2, press and
hold the power button for at least two seconds.
¡ Important When MXO2 is connected to a Mac system that is running, do not
disconnect MXO2 from its power source, or power off MXO2. Shut down your
Mac system before removing power from MXO2. If using a battery to power
MXO2, ensure that the battery is sufficiently charged.
MXO2
(side view)
External
power supply
Power button
OR
²Caution When
disconnecting the power
supply from MXO2,
make sure that you slide
back the casing on the
connector to release the
locking mechanism.
Matrox battery
power cable
Power cord
Female 4-pin
XLR cable
Battery on a
universal battery
adapter
To AC
outlet
Powering MXO2
12
Connecting MXO2 to your Mac system
Connect MXO2 to your Mac Pro or MacBook Pro using the Matrox PCIe cable.
For MXO2 to be detected on a Mac Pro system, power must be supplied to
MXO2 (see “Powering MXO2” on page 10), and it must be connected to your
Mac Pro before starting up your computer.
¡ Important Do not disconnect the Matrox PCIe cable from the adapter, or
MXO2, when your Mac system is running. To safely remove the Matrox PCIe
host Expresscard/34 adapter, see “Removing your PCIe host ExpressCard/34
adapter” on page 8.
MXO2
(side view)
²Caution Ensure proper orientation
when connecting the PCIe cable to avoid
damaging the cable or host connector.
PCIe cable
A
Matrox PCIe
host adapter
Matrox PCIe host
ExpressCard/34
adapter
OR
To your MacBook Pro’s
ExpressCard/34 slot (see “Installing
your PCIe host ExpressCard/34
adapter (for laptops)” on page 7).
A
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MXO2 RS-422 serial connection
MXO2’s RS-422 serial connector allows an application, such as Final Cut Pro, to
control a device that uses the RS-422 SMPTE time code protocol, such as a VTR
or digital disk recorder, to ensure frame-accurate capture and edit-to-tape. For
details on how to ensure accurate device control with Final Cut Pro, see
“Ensuring frame-accurate capture and edit-to-tape using Final Cut Pro” on
page 67.
MXO2
(side view)
RS-422 serial cable
RS-422 device
MXO2 RS-422 serial connection
14
Typical Matrox MXO2 connections
In the following typical connection examples, we’ve connected a monitor to view
the signal that will be recorded, and separate source and record decks. You may,
however, use the same deck as both your source and record device by making the
input and output connections to a single deck. For details on the Matrox MXO2
connectors, see Appendix B, “Matrox MXO2 Connectors.”
Analog component video connections
In this illustration, we’re using analog component connectors for video, XLR
connectors for audio, and an HDMI connector for video monitoring. The video is
genlocked using MXO2’s internal genlock.
Source
(Deck 1)
MXO2 Inputs
MXO2 Outputs
HDMI
monitor
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Recorder
(Deck 2)
15
Digital video connections
In this illustration, we’re using SDI connectors for video and audio, an SDI
connector for video monitoring, and we’re monitoring the audio on a surround
sound speaker system through RCA connectors. The video is genlocked using a
tri-level sync generator.
Source
(Deck 1)
Tri-level
sync
generator
MXO2 Inputs
MXO2 Outputs
Video monitor
Recorder (Deck 2)
Surround sound
speaker system
Typical Matrox MXO2 connections
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Your notes
Chapter 3, Connecting External Devices to Matrox MXO2
4
Connecting External Devices to
Matrox MXO2 Rack
This chapter shows how to
rack mount, supply power, and
connect external devices to
Matrox MXO2 Rack.
18
¦
Note This chapter details how to connect external devices to Matrox MXO2
Rack only. For Matrox MXO2, see Chapter 3, “Connecting External Devices to
Matrox MXO2”, and for Matrox MXO2 Mini, see Chapter 5, “Connecting
External Devices to Matrox MXO2 Mini.”
Available MXO2 Rack connections
Matrox MXO2 Rack features a full compliment of professional inputs and
outputs, and allows you to connect multiple devices for up to five user-selectable
simultaneous video outputs.
MXO2 Rack video connections
• One HD HDMI input and one HD/SD HDMI output, both with up to eight
channels of embedded audio support. The HDMI input/output supports YUV
and RGB devices.
• One HD/SD SDI input/output with up to eight channels of embedded audio.
• Second HD/SD SDI output with up to eight channels of embedded audio.
• One HD/SD analog component input/output, one S-Video input/output, and
one composite input/output.
• One analog black burst reference input and loop-through output.
MXO2 Rack audio connections
• Four balanced analog XLR inputs (two stereo pairs).
• Eight balanced analog XLR outputs (four stereo pairs).
• Two AES/EBU stereo inputs/outputs.
Rack mounting your MXO2 Rack
Use the supplied rackmount brackets to mount your Matrox MXO2 Rack to a
standard 19-inch rack. The rackmount brackets can be used to either front or rear
mount your MXO2 Rack. You can also mount MXO2 Rack so that it’s recessed
to allow more space for cables. MXO2 Rack takes up two vertical rack unit
spaces.
1 Unpack the two rackmount brackets and their eight mounting screws.
²Caution Use only the screws supplied with your MXO2 Rack to attach the
rackmount brackets to your MXO2 Rack. If you use screws that are larger or
longer than the ones supplied, you can damage your equipment.
2 Depending if you want to front or rear mount your MXO2 Rack, position the
rackmount brackets so that the bracket face is either towards the front
(connector side) or the back of your MXO2 Rack.
3 MXO2 Rack can be recess mounted to allow extra space for connectors and
cables. Depending on your mounting needs, align the screw holes on each
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rackmount bracket with the desired screw holes on either side of the MXO2
Rack.
Front rackmounting
Rackmount
bracket
MXO2 Rack
Rear rackmounting
Recessed rackmounting
²Caution For stability and safety, whichever mounting method you choose,
make sure to fasten each rackmount bracket to MXO2 Rack using all four
supplied screws.
4 Using a hand screwdriver only (no power screwdrivers), carefully tighten
each screw until snug. Do not overtighten!
5 Fasten your MXO2 Rack to the standard 19-inch rack as per your rack’s
instructions.
Rack mounting your MXO2 Rack
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Powering MXO2 Rack
You can power MXO2 Rack using an AC outlet and an IEC-C13 power cord.
MXO2 power functionality
When power is supplied to MXO2 Rack and it is connected to your Mac system,
the MXO2 Rack will turn on or off automatically when you start up or shut down
your Mac system. That is, when you shut down your Mac system, your MXO2
Rack turns off. Starting up your Mac system turns your MXO2 Rack on.
¡ Important When MXO2 Rack is connected to a Mac system that is running,
do not disconnect MXO2 Rack from its power source. Shut down your Mac
system before removing power from MXO2 Rack.
MXO2 Rack
IEC-C13
power cord
To AC
outlet
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Connecting MXO2 Rack to your Mac system
Connect MXO2 Rack to your Mac Pro or MacBook Pro using the Matrox PCIe
cable. For MXO2 Rack to be detected on a Mac Pro system, power must be
supplied to MXO2 Rack (see “Powering MXO2 Rack” on page 20), and it must
be connected to your Mac Pro before starting up your computer.
¡ Important Do not disconnect the Matrox PCIe cable from the adapter, or
MXO2 Rack, when your Mac system is running. To safely remove the Matrox
PCIe host Expresscard/34 adapter, see “Removing your PCIe host
ExpressCard/34 adapter” on page 8.
MXO2 Rack
²Caution Ensure proper orientation
when connecting the PCIe cable to avoid
damaging the cable or host connector.
PCIe cable
A
Matrox PCIe host
ExpressCard/34
adapter
Matrox PCIe
host adapter
OR
To your MacBook Pro’s
ExpressCard/34 slot (see “Installing
your PCIe host ExpressCard/34
adapter (for laptops)” on page 7).
A
Connecting MXO2 Rack to your Mac system
22
MXO2 Rack RS-422 serial connection
The Matrox MXO2 Rack RS-422 serial connector allows an application, such as
Final Cut Pro, to control a device that uses the RS-422 SMPTE time code
protocol, such as a VTR or digital disk recorder, to ensure frame-accurate capture
and edit-to-tape. For details on how to ensure accurate device control with Final
Cut Pro, see “Ensuring frame-accurate capture and edit-to-tape using Final Cut
Pro” on page 67.
RS-422 device
RS-422 serial cable
MXO2 Rack
(partial view)
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Typical Matrox MXO2 Rack connections
In the following typical connection examples, we’ve connected a monitor to view
the signal that will be recorded, and separate source and record decks. You may,
however, use the same deck as both your source and record device by making the
input and output connections to a single deck. For details on the Matrox MXO2
Rack connectors, see Appendix B, “Matrox MXO2 Connectors.”
Analog component video connections
In this illustration, we’re using analog component connectors for video, XLR
connectors for audio, and an HDMI connector for video monitoring. The video is
genlocked using MXO2’s internal genlock.
Recorder (Deck 2)
HDMI
monitor
MXO2 Rack (partial view)
MXO2 Rack (partial view)
Source
(Deck 1)
Typical Matrox MXO2 Rack connections
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Digital video connections
In this illustration, we’re using SDI connectors for video and audio, an SDI
connector for video monitoring, and we’re monitoring the audio on a surround
sound speaker system through XLR connectors. The video is genlocked using a
tri-level sync generator.
Surround sound
speaker system
Recorder
(Deck 2)
MXO2 Rack (partial view)
To another device’s
reference input. If not used,
terminate the signal with a
BNC 75-ohm terminator.
MXO2 Rack (partial view)
Source
(Deck 1)
Tri-level
sync
generator
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Video
monitor
5
Connecting External Devices to
Matrox MXO2 Mini
This chapter shows how to
supply power and connect
external devices to Matrox
MXO2 Mini.
26
¦
Note This chapter details how to connect external devices to Matrox MXO2
Mini only. For Matrox MXO2, see Chapter 3, “Connecting External Devices to
Matrox MXO2”, and for Matrox MXO2 Rack, see Chapter 4, “Connecting
External Devices to Matrox MXO2 Rack.”
Available MXO2 Mini connections
Matrox MXO2 Mini provides inputs and outputs for connecting external devices,
including HDMI, analog component, S-Video, and composite video devices.
MXO2 video and audio connections
• One HD HDMI input and one HD/SD HDMI output, both with up to eight
channels of embedded audio support. The HDMI input/output supports YUV
and RGB devices.
• One HD/SD analog component input/output, or one S-Video input/output
and one composite input/output.
¦
Note S-Video input/output is available by using the provided S-Video
adapters (see “Connecting S-Video devices to MXO2 Mini” on page 29).
• Two unbalanced analog RCA audio inputs/outputs (stereo pair).
Powering MXO2 Mini
You can supply power to MXO2 Mini using an AC outlet via the Matrox external
power supply cable. To turn MXO2 Mini off, unplug the Matrox external power
supply cable from the AC outlet while your computer is shut down.
¡ Important When MXO2 Mini is connected to a computer that is running, do
not disconnect MXO2 Mini from its power source. Shut down your computer
before removing power from MXO2 Mini.
MXO2 Mini power supply and adapter plugs
MXO2 Mini provides an external power supply cable with international adapter
plugs for use in different regions:
• To remove an adapter plug from the Matrox power adapter, hold down the
button labeled PUSH on the power adapter, and then slide the adapter plug
up until it releases from the power adapter.
• To insert an adapter plug into the Matrox power adapter, ensure that the
adapter plug is properly aligned with the corresponding slot on the power
adapter, and then slide the adapter plug down into the power adapter until it
locks into place.
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1
Adapter
plug
Power
adapter
0
Removing an adapter plug
Inserting an adapter plug
MXO2 Mini
Power supply
cable
To AC
outlet
Powering MXO2 Mini
28
Connecting MXO2 Mini to your computer
Connect MXO2 Mini to your Mac Pro or MacBook Pro using the Matrox PCIe
cable. For MXO2 Mini to be detected on your Mac Pro, power must be supplied
to MXO2 Mini (see “Powering MXO2 Mini” on page 26), and it must be
connected to your computer before starting up your system.
¡ Important Do not disconnect the Matrox PCIe cable from the adapter, or
MXO2 Mini, when your Mac system is running. To safely remove the Matrox
PCIe host Expresscard/34 adapter, see “Removing your PCIe host
ExpressCard/34 adapter” on page 8.
MXO2 Mini
²Caution Ensure proper orientation
when connecting the PCIe cable to avoid
damaging the cable or host connector.
PCIe cable
A
Matrox PCIe
host adapter
Matrox PCIe host
ExpressCard/34
adapter
OR
A
To your MacBook Pro’s
ExpressCard/34 slot (see “Installing
your PCIe host ExpressCard/34
adapter (for laptops)” on page 7).
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Connecting S-Video devices to MXO2 Mini
To support S-Video connections on MXO2 Mini, your MXO2 Mini kit includes
two S-Video adapter cables (one for S-Video input and one for S-Video output).
¦
Note When you connect an S-Video device to MXO2 Mini, you won’t be able
to connect an analog component device at the same time.
To S-Video OUT connector
on source device
S-Video adapter
cable
MXO2 Mini
To S-Video IN connector on
output device
Connecting S-Video devices to MXO2 Mini
30
Typical Matrox MXO2 Mini connections
In the following typical connection examples, we’ve connected a monitor to view
the signal that will be recorded, and separate source and record decks. You may,
however, use the same deck as both your source and record device by making the
input and output connections to a single deck. For details on the Matrox MXO2
Mini connectors, see Appendix B, “Matrox MXO2 Connectors.”
Analog component video connections
In this illustration, we’re using component connectors for video, RCA connectors
for audio, and an HDMI connector for video monitoring. The video is genlocked
to the input source using MXO2 Mini’s built-in genlock.
Source
(Deck 1)
MXO2 Mini
HDMI
monitor
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Recorder
(Deck 2)
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HDMI video connections
In this illustration, we’re using HDMI for video, RCA connectors for audio, and
S-Video for video monitoring. The video is genlocked to the input source using
MXO2 Mini’s built-in genlock.
¦
Note When using HDMI connections, the embedded uncompressed HDMI
audio is also available.
Source
(Deck 1)
MXO2 Mini
S-Video
monitor
Recorder
(Deck 2)
Typical Matrox MXO2 Mini connections
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Your notes
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6
Installing Your MXO2 Software and
Configuring Your System
This chapter explains how to
install and remove the Matrox
MXO2 software and how to
configure your MXO2, MXO2
Rack, or MXO2 Mini system.
34
Installing your Matrox MXO2 software
You can install the MXO2 software on a computer with or without the MXO2
hardware connected. If you plan on working with Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple
Compressor, or other QuickTime-based applications, you should install those
applications before installing the MXO2 software. To download and install the
latest version of the MXO2 software, visit the MXO2 Support section of our
website at www.matrox.com/video/support. You can also contact your MXO2
dealer for the latest software.
Updating your MXO2 firmware
When you install the MXO2 software while your MXO2 hardware is powered
and connected to your Mac system, the MXO2 software installation
automatically verifies the firmware on your MXO2 hardware and updates it if
required. However, if you install the MXO2 software on your Mac system
without a powered MXO2 connected, your MXO2 hardware may have a
firmware version that is not supported by the installed MXO2 software. If your
MXO2 hardware has an incompatible firmware version when you later connect
the MXO2 hardware to your Mac system, the Matrox MXO2 preferences
window options will be unavailable and a message regarding the incompatibility
between the MXO2 software and MXO2 firmware will appear in the Info pane
(see “Viewing MXO2 information” on page 53), along with a Launch firmware
updater button.
To update the MXO2 firmware from the MXO2 preferences window, make sure
your MXO2 hardware is powered and connected to your computer, and then click
Launch firmware updater in the Info pane to run the Matrox Firmware
Updater. You’ll be required to shut down your system, with your MXO2 powered
and connected to your computer, to complete the firmware update. If updating the
firmware for Matrox MXO2 Mini, you must unplug your MXO2 Mini from the
AC outlet, and then re-plug it before restarting your system.
Alternately, you can update your MXO2 firmware by running the Matrox
Firmware Updater from the Finder window as follows:
1 With your Mac system shut down, supply power to your MXO2, and connect
it to your Mac system.
2 Start your computer.
3 In the Finder menu, choose File > New Finder Window.
4 Choose Applications > Matrox MXO2 Utilities , and double-click the
firmware updater file to run the Matrox Firmware Updater. You’ll be
required to shut down your system, with your MXO2 powered and
connected to your computer, to complete the firmware update. If updating
the firmware for Matrox MXO2 Mini, you must unplug your MXO2 Mini
from the AC outlet, and then re-plug it before restarting your system.
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Removing your Matrox MXO2 software
1 In the Finder menu, choose File > New Finder Window.
2 Choose Applications > Matrox MXO2 Utilities > MXO2 Software
Uninstaller.
3 In the Matrox MXO2 Software Uninstaller dialog box, select or clear the
Delete the Matrox MXO2 user preferences option. When selected, all
current user settings in the Matrox MXO2 preferences window will be
removed from your computer. Clear this option if you wish to keep your
current MXO2 user settings for a future MXO2 software installation.
4 Click Continue.
5 Enter your administrator password, and click OK to remove the MXO2
software from your computer.
Removing MXO2 presets and Easy Setups from
Final Cut Pro
After uninstalling the Matrox MXO2 software, the MXO2 presets (sequence,
capture, device control) and Easy Setups may still appear in Final Cut Pro.
Perform the following steps to remove the MXO2 presets and Easy Setups from
Final Cut Pro.
¡ Important Final Cut Pro will return to default settings after removing the
MXO2 presets and Easy Setups.
1 Quit Final Cut Pro.
2 In the Finder menu, choose Go > Home.
3 Choose Library > Preferences.
4 In Preferences, drag the com.apple.FinalCutPro.plist file to the Trash. If
com.apple.FinalCutPro.plist does not appear in the Preferences folder,
proceed to the next step.
¡ Important
Do not empty the Trash until instructed to do so.
5 In Preferences, open the Final Cut Pro User Data folder.
6 In Final Cut Pro User Data, drag the Final Cut Pro N Prefs.fcset, Final Cut
Pro Obj Cache.fcmch, and Final Cut Pro Prof Cache.fcpch files to the Trash.
¦
Note The N in Final Cut Pro N Prefs.fcset refers to Final Cut Pro’s version
number.
7 Open Final Cut Pro and ensure that it is running properly. If it is, empty the
Trash.
8 Reset your Final Cut Pro settings, such as scratch disk, keyboard, and
sequence settings.
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Defining your MXO2 settings
This section details the MXO2, MXO2 Rack, and MXO2 Mini settings in the
MXO2 preferences window. The Matrox MXO2 preferences window allows you
to specify various settings for working with MXO2. You can also view
information about your MXO2, such as the serial number and software version.
Depending on your MXO2 hardware, some of the options described in this
chapter may not be available, and your Matrox MXO2 preferences window may
not appear exactly as shown.
Remarks
• Before defining your settings, make sure that you’ve installed your MXO2
hardware, powered your MXO2, and connected your MXO2 to your Mac
system.
• If you have an MXO2 product with Matrox MAX technology, the MXO2
inputs and outputs will not be available when creating H.264 files using the
Matrox MAX H.264 codec. This limitation, however, does not apply if your
system includes a Matrox CompressHD card. In this case, the Matrox MAX
H.264 codec on your CompressHD card will always be used for the
encoding, and your MXO2 inputs and outputs will be available when
creating H.264 files. For details on using the Matrox MAX H.264 codec, see
Chapter 9, “Using the Matrox MAX H.264 codec.”
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Specifying your general settings
You can specify general settings for working with Matrox MXO2. These settings
are applied to both the MXO2 video input and output.
1 From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, and then click the
Matrox MXO2 or Matrox MXO2 Mini icon.
2 Click General.
3 Under Luminance Levels, select Allow super white to allow the highest
luminance level of your video to exceed the standard maximum white level.
Select Allow super black to allow the lowest luminance level of your video
to fall below the standard black level.
¦
Note Super white and super black should not be allowed when producing
your final video production for broadcast.
4 Under Setup Level, select the pedestal setting that you want for your NTSC
analog video from the Analog NTSC pedestal menu:
¦
Applies the standard NTSC pedestal of 7.5 IRE.
$
7.5 IRE
$
Applies a pedestal of 0 IRE. You should select this option when
working with a commercial DV device that uses the Japanese analog
NTSC pedestal of 0 IRE. For example, if the video appears too bright
when you play back DV clips on your NTSC monitor, you can change the
pedestal to 0 IRE to output your DV clips at the correct brightness.
0 IRE
Note If your device has a different NTSC pedestal for input and output, you
can switch the pedestal setting as needed before capturing or recording to tape.
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Specifying your genlock settings
¦
Note
This section does not apply to Matrox MXO2 Mini.
You can select the source to which you want to genlock all devices connected to
your MXO2 system, as well as adjust the timing offset for all MXO2 video
outputs.
1 From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, and then click the
Matrox MXO2 icon.
2 Click Genlock.
3 Select Use external genlock source (REF) if you connected an external
analog genlock source to MXO2’s REF/REF IN connector, such as a
bi-level analog black burst for SD or a tri-level sync for HD. If you don’t
have an external genlock source connected to MXO2, clear this option to
genlock to MXO2’s internal reference signal during playback, and genlock
to your capture source during capture (see “Specifying your A/V input
settings (MXO2 and MXO2 Rack only)” on page 39).
Remarks
$
When capturing RGB material from a DVI source using MXO2’s HDMI
input, you must use an external genlock source.
$
When capturing video with digital closed captioning (see “Matrox
4VANC closed caption capture and playback (MXO2 and MXO2 Rack
only)” on page 50), you must genlock to your capture source and not an
external genlock source. Clear this option to genlock to your capture
source.
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To indicate whether or not MXO2 is presently locked to your external
genlock source, the status will be displayed next to the Genlock format
menu as Locked or Not locked.
4 From the Genlock format menu, select the video format of your external
genlock source.
¡ Important To ensure good output results, make sure that your genlock
source’s video format is compatible with the MXO2 video output format.
5 Use the horizontal and vertical settings under Video Output Timing Offset
to adjust the timing of the video output relative to your external genlock
source. This lets you compensate for cable delays within your system.
Specifying your A/V input settings (MXO2 and
MXO2 Rack only)
You can select the MXO2 video and audio inputs to be used as your capture
source. Only one video and audio input source can be used at a time. You can
also capture your video to a different format than your source video by enabling
scaling on the input. For descriptions of the MXO2 inputs, see “Inputs” on
page 88. For a list of the input and capture formats that are supported on MXO2,
and to view the MXO2 input scaling options, see Appendix C, “Matrox MXO2
Supported Input and Capture Formats.”
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Note The HDMI video input does not support SD video for capture. When
capturing RGB material from a DVI source using MXO2’s HDMI input, you
must use an external genlock source (see “Specifying your genlock settings” on
page 38).
1 From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, and then click the
Matrox MXO2 icon.
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2 Click A/V Input.
3 Under Input Source, select the type of input that you want to capture for
Video and Audio.
Remarks
$ The SDI embedded audio option can be used only with the SDI video
input option.
$
When capturing from an HDMI source, only uncompressed embedded
audio is supported.
4 If the format to which you want to capture does not match the format of your
source video, select Scale input for capture, and then specify your source
video’s format (see step 5). MXO2 will either upscale, downscale, or
cross-convert to the desired capture format. For example, select Scale input
for capture if your source video is 720p at 59.94 fps and you want to
capture to 1080i at 59.94 fps. For a list of the input and capture formats that
are supported on MXO2, and to view the MXO2 input scaling options, see
Appendix C, “Matrox MXO2 Supported Input and Capture Formats.”
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Note If Scale input for capture is not selected, your capture format must
match your source video’s format. However, if you want to capture 720p at
23.98 fps video from a 720p at 59.94 fps source (MXO2 input), scaling on the
input is not required, but you must specify a frame offset value (see step 7).
5 If you selected Scale input for capture in step 4, select the format of your
source video (MXO2 input) from the Source format list:
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Note Depending on the input type selected in step 3, some options may not
be available.
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SD 4:3 Select this option for standard 4:3 NTSC or PAL video. When
upscaling to HD, the video is captured in pillarbox format.
SD 16:9 Select this option for widescreen 16:9 NTSC or PAL video.
When upscaling to HD, the video is captured in anamorphic format.
720p Select this option for 720p video.
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1080
$
$
Select this option for 1080i or 1080PsF video.
6 From the HD to SD aspect ratio menu, select the aspect ratio conversion
option to be used when capturing to SD from an HD video source:
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Letterbox Captures the widescreen 16:9 picture as letterbox video by
adding black bars at the top and bottom of the picture for display on a
standard 4:3 television screen.
$
Center cut Captures the widescreen 16:9 picture for display on a
standard 4:3 television screen by evenly cropping the left and right edges
of the picture.
$
Anamorphic Captures the widescreen 16:9 picture as horizontally
compressed 4:3 video, which retains the picture’s full vertical resolution
for display on a widescreen television. To display the video with the
correct proportions on an NTSC or PAL monitor, select the 16:9 display
setting on the monitor.
7 If you’re capturing 720p at 23.98 fps video from a 720p at 59.94 fps source
that was originally acquired using a standard 2:3:2:3 pulldown, MXO2
performs a reverse 2:3:2:3 pulldown to reconstruct the original 23.98 fps
video. For MXO2 to do so, you must specify where your capture In point is
relative to the start of the pulldown sequence using the 720p 59.94 to 23.98
offset slider.
¡ Important If capturing 720p at 23.98 VariCam material, you don’t need to
specify your capture In point. However, you must select the Enable
VariCam capture option as explained in step 8.
In the following example, the capture In point is at the fourth frame of the
sequence, therefore the frame offset value is 3.
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Note If you’re performing an open-ended capture without a specified In
point, you may need to try different offset values before getting the desired
result.
720p at 59.94 fps video frames (2:3:2:3 pulldown)
Offset:
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Capture In point
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8 If using MXO2’s SDI input to capture Panasonic VariCam 720p at 23.98
material, that is output at 720p at 59.94 by your VariCam device, select
Enable VariCam capture. Matrox MXO2 will remove the redundant (filler)
frames from the VariCam input during capture and reconstruct the original
720p at 23.98 video.
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Note To capture VariCam material, you must select SDI as your video input
source (see “Specifying your A/V input settings (MXO2 and MXO2 Rack
only)” on page 39).
Specifying your A/V input settings (MXO2 Mini
only)
You can select the MXO2 Mini video and audio inputs to be used as your capture
source. Only one video and audio input source can be used at a time. You can
also capture your video to a different format than your source video by enabling
scaling on the input. For descriptions of the MXO2 Mini inputs, see “Inputs” on
page 88. For a list of the input and capture formats that are supported on MXO2
Mini, and to view the MXO2 Mini input scaling options, see Appendix C,
“Matrox MXO2 Supported Input and Capture Formats.”
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Note
The HDMI video input does not support SD video for capture.
1 From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, and then click the
Matrox MXO2 Mini icon.
2 Click A/V Input.
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3 Under Input Source, select the type of input that you want to capture for
Video and Audio.
4 If the format to which you want to capture does not match the format of your
source video, select Scale input for capture, and then specify your source
video’s format (see step 5). MXO2 Mini will either upscale, downscale, or
cross-convert to the desired capture format. For example, select Scale input
for capture if your source video is 720p at 59.94 fps and you want to
capture to 1080i at 59.94 fps. For a list of the input and capture formats that
are supported on MXO2 Mini, and to view the MXO2 Mini input scaling
options, see Appendix C, “Matrox MXO2 Supported Input and Capture
Formats.”
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Note If Scale input for capture is not selected, your capture format must
match your source video’s format.
5 If you selected Scale input for capture in step 4, select the format of your
source video (MXO2 input) from the Source format list:
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Note Depending on the input type selected in step 3, some options may not
be available.
$
SD 4:3 Select this option for standard 4:3 NTSC or PAL video. When
upscaling to HD, the video is captured in pillarbox format.
SD 16:9 Select this option for widescreen 16:9 NTSC or PAL video.
When upscaling to HD, the video is captured in anamorphic format.
720p Select this option for 720p video.
$
1080
$
$
Select this option for 1080i or 1080PsF video.
6 From the HD to SD aspect ratio menu, select the aspect ratio conversion
option to be used when capturing to SD from an HD video source:
$
Letterbox Captures the widescreen 16:9 picture as letterbox video by
adding black bars at the top and bottom of the picture for display on a
standard 4:3 television screen.
$
Center cut Captures the widescreen 16:9 picture for display on a
standard 4:3 television screen by evenly cropping the left and right edges
of the picture.
$
Anamorphic Captures the widescreen 16:9 picture as horizontally
compressed 4:3 video, which retains the picture’s full vertical resolution
for display on a widescreen television. To display the video with the
correct proportions on an NTSC or PAL monitor, select the 16:9 display
setting on the monitor.
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Specifying your video output settings (MXO2
and MXO2 Rack only)
MXO2 features simultaneous video outputs that allow you to send your video to
a variety of devices at the same time. MXO2 provides two separate video output
channels to choose from: main channel and SD channel. The video output
settings allow you to set the main channel’s video format, assign a video channel
to an MXO2 output, and define the channel’s behavior. You can also select other
settings such as the scrub and pause method, and calibrate your HDMI monitor
for video.
For a list of the supported video output formats for the MXO2 main and SD
channels, and the supported video formats for the MXO2 outputs, see Appendix
D, “Matrox MXO2 Supported Output Formats.”
1 From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, and then click the
Matrox MXO2 icon.
2 Click Video Output.
3 From the Set main channel format to menu, you can select the video
output format that you want for the MXO2 main channel. For a list of the
supported video output formats for the MXO2 main and SD channels, see
“Main and SD video output formats supported on MXO2 and MXO2 Rack”
on page 108.
$
Follow application Sets the main channel’s video output to match your
project’s video output format, or to a compatible format for your project.
For example, if your project’s video output is NTSC, the MXO2 main
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channel will be set to NTSC as well. If your project’s video output is 720p
at 23.98 fps, the MXO2 main channel will be set to the compatible 720p at
59.94 fps output format.
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$
SD Sets the main channel’s video output to SD. This will be either
NTSC or PAL, depending on your project’s video output frame rate. For
example, a 720p at 23.98 fps project will be output as NTSC, and a 720p
at 25 fps project will be output as PAL.
$
720p
$
1080
$
1080i 59.94 from 23.98
Sets the main channel’s video output to 720p at a frame rate
compatible with your project’s video output frame rate.
Sets the main channel’s video output to a 1080i or 1080PsF
format, depending on your project’s video output format.
Use this option when your project’s video
output has a frame rate of 23.98 fps, and you want to set the main
channel’s video output to 1080i at 59.94 fps (a pulldown will be applied to
the video output).
Note When a pulldown is required to convert 23.98 fps video for output,
you can select the pulldown method that you want to use (see step 5).
4 Under Channel Selection, select the video channel (main or SD) that you
want for your MXO2 analog (composite, S-Video, and component) and SDI
outputs:
$
Main channel Outputs your project’s video as defined for the main
channel (see step 3).
$
SD channel
Outputs your project’s video as NTSC or PAL, depending
on your project’s video output frame rate.
Remarks
$
The HDMI output always outputs the main channel. To output SD on the
HDMI output, you must define the main channel in step 3 as SD.
$
The SD channel is not available when outputting 1080PsF at 23.98 fps on
the main channel (see “Main and SD video output formats supported on
MXO2 and MXO2 Rack” on page 108).
5 Under Channel Behavior, select the Pulldown method that you want to
be applied to the video output when required to convert 23.98 fps video. For
information on the available pulldown methods, see Appendix A,
“Understanding Pulldown.”
6 Under Channel Behavior, select the 16:9 to SD aspect ratio conversion
option to be used when downconverting 16:9 material to SD, or when
outputting SD 16:9 material:
$
Letterbox Outputs the widescreen 16:9 picture in letterbox mode by
adding black bars at the top and bottom of the picture for display on a
standard 4:3 television screen.
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$
Center cut Outputs the widescreen 16:9 picture by evenly cropping the
left and right edges of the picture for display on a standard 4:3 television
screen.
$
Anamorphic Outputs the widescreen 16:9 picture as horizontally
compressed 4:3 video, which retains the picture’s full vertical resolution
for display on a widescreen television. To display the video with the
correct proportions on an NTSC or PAL monitor, select the 16:9 display
setting on the monitor.
7 Under Miscellaneous, select First field, Second field, or Both fields
from the Scrub and pause menu to indicate whether you want to display
both fields or only one field when pausing video playback or scrubbing the
timeline in your project. For example, you may want to scrub the first or
second field to eliminate the flickering that can be seen in your picture when
you pause while scrubbing interlaced video.
8 From the Set HDMI output to menu, select YUV or RGB to set the type of
video that is sent from MXO2’s HDMI output. For example, select RGB if
your MXO2’s HDMI output is connected to an HDMI device that accepts an
RGB signal.
9 From the Set component output to menu, select YUV or RGB to set the
type of video that is sent from MXO2’s component (Y, Pb, Pr) output. For
example, select RGB if your MXO2’s component output is connected to a
device that accepts an RGB signal.
10 Click the Calibrate button to display proc amp controls that you can use to
calibrate your HDMI monitor for video (see Chapter 7, “Calibrating Your
HDMI Monitor for Video”).
Specifying your video output settings (MXO2
Mini only)
MXO2 Mini features simultaneous video outputs that allow you to send your
video to a variety of devices at the same time. MXO2 Mini provides two separate
video output channels to choose from: main channel and SD channel. The video
output settings allow you to set the main channel’s video format, assign a video
channel to an MXO2 Mini output, and define the channel’s behavior. You can
also select other settings such as the scrub and pause method, and calibrate your
HDMI monitor for video.
For a list of the supported video output formats for the MXO2 Mini main and SD
channels, and the supported video formats for the MXO2 Mini outputs, see
Appendix D, “Matrox MXO2 Supported Output Formats.”
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1 From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, and then click the
Matrox MXO2 Mini icon.
2 Click Video Output.
3 From the Active analog output menu, select the type of connection that
you want to use for MXO2 Mini’s Y, Pb, and Pr output connectors (see
“Outputs” on page 94).
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Note When you connect an analog component device to MXO2 Mini, you
won’t be able to connect an S-Video or composite device at the same time. If
you’re outputting HD analog component video, the composite and S-Video
outputs will be invalid.
4 From the Set main channel format to menu, you can select the video
output format that you want for the MXO2 Mini main channel. For a list of
the supported video output formats for the MXO2 Mini main and SD
channels, see “Main and SD video output formats supported on MXO2
Mini” on page 110.
$
Follow application Sets the main channel’s video output to match your
project’s video output format, or to a compatible format for your project.
For example, if your project’s video output is NTSC, the MXO2 main
channel will be set to NTSC as well. If your project’s video output is 720p
at 23.98 fps, the MXO2 main channel will be set to the compatible 720p at
59.94 fps output format.
$
720p
Sets the main channel’s video output to 720p at a frame rate
compatible with your project’s video output frame rate.
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$
Sets the main channel’s video output to a 1080i or 1080PsF
format, depending on your project’s video output format.
1080
5 Under Channel Selection, select the video channel (main or SD) that you
want for your MXO2 Mini analog (composite, S-Video, and component) and
HDMI outputs:
¦
$
Main channel Outputs your project’s video as defined for the main
channel (see step 3).
$
SD channel
Outputs your project’s video as NTSC or PAL, depending
on your project’s video output frame rate.
Note On the HDMI output, NTSC and PAL video is output as 486p and
576p respectively (see Appendix D, “Matrox MXO2 Supported Output
Formats”).
6 Under Channel Behavior, select the Pulldown method that you want to
be applied to the video output when required to convert 23.98 fps video. For
information on the available pulldown methods, see Appendix A,
“Understanding Pulldown.”
7 Under Channel Behavior, select the 16:9 to SD aspect ratio conversion
option to be used when downconverting 16:9 material to SD, or when
outputting SD 16:9 material:
$
Letterbox Outputs the widescreen 16:9 picture in letterbox mode by
adding black bars at the top and bottom of the picture for display on a
standard 4:3 television screen.
$
Center cut Outputs the widescreen 16:9 picture by evenly cropping the
left and right edges of the picture for display on a standard 4:3 television
screen.
$
Anamorphic Outputs the widescreen 16:9 picture as horizontally
compressed 4:3 video, which retains the picture’s full vertical resolution
for display on a widescreen television. To display the video with the
correct proportions on an NTSC or PAL monitor, select the 16:9 display
setting on the monitor.
8 Under Miscellaneous, select First field, Second field, or Both fields
from the Scrub and pause menu to indicate whether you want to display
both fields or only one field when pausing video playback or scrubbing the
timeline in your project. For example, you may want to scrub the first or
second field to eliminate the flickering that can be seen in your picture when
you pause while scrubbing interlaced video.
9 From the Set HDMI output to menu, select YUV or RGB to set the type of
video that is sent from MXO2’s HDMI output. For example, select RGB if
your MXO2’s HDMI output is connected to an HDMI device that accepts an
RGB signal.
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10 Click the Calibrate button to display proc amp controls that you can use to
calibrate your HDMI monitor for video (see Chapter 7, “Calibrating Your
HDMI Monitor for Video”).
Specifying your audio output settings
MXO2’s simultaneous audio outputs allow you to send your audio to a variety of
devices at the same time. You can also map any audio track in your application to
any MXO2 audio output. For descriptions of the MXO2 outputs, see “Outputs”
on page 94.
1 From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, and then click the
Matrox MXO2 or Matrox MXO2 Mini icon.
2 Click Audio Output.
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Note
The available MXO2 audio outputs depend on your MXO2 hardware.
3 Select or clear the Enable audio mapping option. If this option is cleared,
your application’s audio track outputs will be routed to the corresponding
MXO2 audio outputs by default. For example, when you output audio tracks
as Pair 1/2 from your application, the audio will be routed to the
corresponding 1/2 MXO2 audio outputs.
4 If you selected the Enable audio mapping option, for each of the MXO2
outputs, select the desired audio pair from your application.
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Matrox 4VANC closed caption capture and
playback (MXO2 and MXO2 Rack only)
If you have an SDI video source that contains digital closed caption data in the
VANC (vertical ancillary data space), MXO2’s Matrox 4VANC technology lets
you capture the closed caption data as an audio track using MXO2’s SDI input,
along with the video. The Matrox 4VANC audio track that contains the closed
caption data can then be used in a video application, such as Final Cut Pro, to
play back closed captioning through an MXO2 SDI or analog output.
The Matrox 4VANC technology preserves the SDI VANC closed caption data
during capture by encoding the data into the audio stream using audio track eight.
The resulting file is an uncompressed 24-bit 48 kHz audio file that contains the
closed caption data. You can also create a Matrox 4VANC closed caption audio
file using supported captioning software, such as CPC MacCaption. You can add
a Matrox 4VANC closed caption audio file to any project timeline in your video
application. The Matrox 4VANC audio file can also be transported and stored on
any video/audio device as an audio track.
When using MXO2’s SDI input for capture, you can choose to use audio track
eight to preserve the closed caption data that is in your source video’s VANC.
Because audio track eight is used for capturing closed captioning, that channel
will not be available for capturing audio.
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Note Closed caption data that is present in line 21 of a video’s VBI (vertical
blanking interval) is not transferred to an audio track because it is captured by
MXO2 as part of the video signal.
When using an MXO2 SDI or analog output for playback, you can choose to
retrieve and output the Matrox 4VANC closed caption data from your video
application. The closed caption data is retrieved from audio track eight and
output using an MXO2 SDI or analog output. When Matrox 4VANC technology
is being used, track eight is muted during playback, therefore it will not be
available for playing back audio. For playback, MXO2 lets you choose whether
to embed the closed caption data in your HD/SD video’s VANC, or in Line 21 of
the VBI portion of SD video.
The next section describes how to enable closed captioning during capture and
playback in MXO2.
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Enabling closed caption capture and playback
1 From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, and then click the
Matrox MXO2 icon.
2 Click Captioning.
3 Under Matrox 4VANC Capture, select Preserve SDI VANC closed
Captioning using audio track 8 to capture the digital closed caption data
from your source video’s VANC using SDI audio track eight.
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Note To capture digital closed captioning, you must select SDI as your
video input source (see “Specifying your A/V input settings (MXO2 and
MXO2 Rack only)” on page 39). You must also genlock to your capture source
and not an external genlock source (see “Specifying your genlock settings”
on page 38).
4 Under Matrox 4VANC Playback, select Retrieve closed captioning
from audio track 8 to retrieve the Matrox 4VANC closed caption data from
track eight in your video application, and play back the video with closed
captioning using MXO2’s SDI or analog output.
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5 If you selected Retrieve closed captioning from audio track 8 in step 4,
specify where you want the closed captioning data to be embedded in the
video signal during playback:
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Note Since MXO2 features simultaneous outputs, you can select more than
one option.
Use this option if you want to play
back HD or SD video from MXO2’s SDI output, and embed the closed
captioning data in your video’s VANC.
$
Embed in SDI VANC (HD/SD)
$
Embed in SDI Line 21 (SD)
$
Embed in analog Line 21 (SD)
Use this option if you want to play back
SD video from MXO2’s SDI output, and embed the closed captioning
data on Line 21 of the VBI (vertical blanking interval) portion of your
video signal.
Use this option if you want to play
back SD video from any of MXO2’s analog outputs (component, S-Video,
and composite), and embed the closed captioning data on Line 21 of the
VBI (vertical blanking interval) portion of your video signal.
Remarks
• To preview HD video with closed captioning on an SD monitor, you must set
the output that is connected to your monitor to SD (see “Specifying your
video output settings (MXO2 and MXO2 Rack only)” on page 44), and
select either Embed in SDI Line 21 (SD) or Embed in analog Line 21
(SD).
• For information on how to set your Final Cut Pro settings to capture and play
back Matrox 4VANC closed captioning, see “Specifying settings for
capturing and playing back closed captioning in Final Cut Pro” on page 65.
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Viewing MXO2 information
To view your MXO2’s serial number, firmware version, and software version:
1 From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, and then click the
Matrox MXO2 or Matrox MXO2 Mini icon.
2 Click Info.
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Note If a message appears indicating an unsupported firmware version on your
MXO2 hardware, you must update the MXO2 firmware as explained in
“Updating your MXO2 firmware” on page 34.
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Your notes
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Calibrating Your HDMI Monitor
for Video
This chapter explains how to
calibrate your HDMI monitor for
use with HD and SD video.
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Overview
Matrox MXO2 turns your HDMI monitor into a true-color video display for use
with HD and SD video. Controls for hue, chroma, contrast, brightness, and
blue-only let you adjust and control your HDMI monitor exactly as you would a
broadcast HD/SD video monitor.
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Note MXO2’s HDMI output supports 1:1 pixel mapping for accurate
monitoring of HD and SD video. However, your HDMI monitor must support
1920 ×1080 to preview all HD formats, and “dot-by-dot” mode for 1:1 pixel
mapping.
HDMI monitor calibration requires you to:
1 Load and output color bars to your HDMI monitor.
2 Calibrate your HDMI monitor using MXO2’s proc amp controls.
Loading and displaying color bars
Color bars are used to calibrate your HDMI monitor. Depending on the
application that you use to output the color bars to your HDMI monitor, you can
use either the Matrox HD and SD color bars, or those supplied by a third-party
application, such as Final Cut Pro.
1 Ensure that your HDMI monitor is connected to the HDMI output on your
MXO2 (see “Outputs” on page 94), turn the HDMI monitor on, and allow it
to warm up for about 20 or 30 minutes.
2 From an MXO2-supported QuickTime video application, such as Final Cut
Pro or After Effects, depending on the video standard for which you want to
calibrate your HDMI monitor, load and play back an HD or SD color bars
clip. You can choose one of the Matrox calibration color bars found in
Applications > Matrox MXO2 Utilities > Calibration Files, or one of
the color bars supplied by the application.
Remarks
If using Final Cut Pro to display color bars, you must select an MXO2
Easy Setup for your project and then make sure that the selected color
bars clip matches your project’s sequence setting. For more details, see
Chapter 8, “Loading a Matrox MXO2 Easy Setup.”
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$
For 486p or 576p video, you can use an NTSC or PAL color bars clip.
3 Set your application’s video output device setting to output to MXO2 (see
“Specifying your video and audio output device settings” on page 66).
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Note In your application, select the output setting that matches your clip’s
format. For Final Cut Pro, select the MXO2 video playback setting that
matches your project’s sequence setting.
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4 With the color bars clip visible on your HDMI monitor, pause the color bars
clip in your application.
5 Calibrate your HDMI monitor as detailed in the next section.
Calibrating your HDMI monitor
Use the MXO2 proc amp controls to adjust and control your HDMI monitor’s
color temperatures for accurate color grading and monitoring of HD and SD
video.
1 Load and output color bars to your HDMI monitor as detailed in the previous
section.
2 From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, and then click the
Matrox MXO2 or Matrox MXO2 Mini icon.
3 Click Video Output.
4 From the Set main channel format to menu, select Follow application.
5 Under Miscellaneous, click Calibrate.
6 For each of the Hue, Chroma, Contrast, and Brightness controls, click the
Reset button, and ensure that the Blue only option is cleared.
7 Drag the Chroma slider all the way to the left so that the color bars are
shades of black and white.
8 Before settings the black level, make sure that Allow super black is
selected in your general settings (see “Specifying your general settings” on
page 37). Set the proper black level by adjusting the Brightness control and
looking at the three pluge bars (see Figure 1 on page 59). The middle and left
pluge bars should be black and blend into one another, with no visible
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dividing line between them, and the right pluge bar should be a
barely-visible dark gray bar as shown below:
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Note The room lighting may affect your perception of this setting.
Therefore, you may need to readjust the Brightness setting if the room
lighting changes.
9 To set the proper white level, move the Contrast slider all the way up, and
then back down until the white bar (see Figure 1 on page 59) just begins to
change. The correct setting is the point just before the white bar goes from
pure white to showing a hint of gray. You’re now ready to calibrate the
colors.
10 Click the Reset button beside Chroma to set the chroma to its midpoint.
11 Select Blue only to remove the red and green elements from the color bars.
The color bars should now be alternating bars of gray and black (see
Figure 2 on page 59).
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Note
clip.
You can also use the Blue only option to check for noise in a video
12 Adjust the Hue control until the two middle gray bars are the same shade as
their sub-bars (see Figure 2 on page 59).
13 Adjust the Chroma control until the two outer gray bars are the same shade
as their sub-bars (see Figure 2 on page 59). The four gray bars and their
sub-bars should be of equal intensity, and the three black bars and their
sub-bars should be completely black.
14 Clear the Blue only option. If you’re satisfied with the proc amp settings,
click Accept to save them, or take a note of the settings for future use.
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Figure 1: Color bars
Sub-bar
White bar
Pluge bars
Figure 2: Calibrated color bars in blue-only mode
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Your notes
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Using Matrox MXO2
with Supported Programs
This chapter explains how to
define various settings for
using MXO2, MXO2 Rack, and
MXO2 Mini with Final Cut Pro
and other supported
programs.
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Matrox MXO2 Easy Setups for Final Cut Pro
The Matrox MXO2 QuickTime video output component for Final Cut Pro
includes predefined MXO2 Easy Setups that you can load to immediately apply
appropriate sequence, capture, device control, and A/V output preset settings for
use with MXO2. You can also create a custom MXO2 Easy Setup for Final Cut
Pro. For detailed information on Easy Setups, see your Final Cut Pro
documentation.
Loading a Matrox MXO2 Easy Setup
1 Open Final Cut Pro and choose Final Cut Pro > Easy Setup.
2 From the drop down menu in the Easy Setup window, select the Matrox
MXO2 Easy Setup that matches the format of your project. For example, if
you’re working with NTSC material, select Matrox MXO2 Uncompressed
NTSC 10-bit 48kHz.
3 Click Setup to load the settings.
Creating a Matrox MXO2 Easy Setup
1 Open Final Cut Pro and choose Final Cut Pro > Audio/Video Settings.
2 On the Summary pane, select the settings for your new MXO2 project
preset. To be compatible with Matrox MXO2, you must select a Matrox
MXO2 preset for each of the easy setup options (Sequence Preset,
Capture Preset, Device Control Preset, Video Playback, and Audio
Playback). To create a new Matrox MXO2 sequence, capture, or device
control preset, see “Matrox MXO2 presets for Final Cut Pro” on page 63.
3 Click Create Easy Setup.
4 Type a Name and Description, and then click Create.
5 In the Save dialog box, save the new MXO2 Easy Setup to a location on
your computer.
¡ Important By default, the path is set to \Library\Application
Support\Final Cut Pro System Support\Custom Settings. If you save your
Easy Setup somewhere else on your computer, the Easy Setup will not
appear in the Easy Setup list, and may be lost if MXO2 is re-installed.
6 In the Audio/Video Settings window, click OK.
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Matrox MXO2 presets for Final Cut Pro
You can create a new MXO2 sequence, capture, and device control preset, or edit
an existing preset. For detailed information on presets, see your Final Cut Pro
documentation.
Creating and editing MXO2 sequence presets
1 Open Final Cut Pro and choose Final Cut Pro > Audio/Video Settings.
2 Click the Sequence Presets tab.
3 Select the sequence preset that you want to use as a starting point for
creating a new preset, or select the sequence preset that you want to edit.
4 Click Duplicate to create a new preset, or click Edit.
¡ Important If you click Edit, the preset that you selected in step 3 will be
overwritten.
5 In the Sequence Preset Editor window, select your settings. To be
compatible with Matrox MXO2, you must select 48 kHz and 24-bit under
Audio Settings on the General pane.
6 Type an appropriate Name and Description.
7 Click OK.
8 If you’re editing a sequence preset, click OK in the Audio/Video Settings
window to save your edits.
Creating and editing MXO2 capture presets
1 Open Final Cut Pro and choose Final Cut Pro > Audio/Video Settings.
2 Click the Capture Presets tab.
3 Select the capture preset that you want to use as a starting point for creating a
new preset, or select the capture preset that you want to edit.
4 Click Duplicate to create a new preset, or click Edit.
¡ Important If you click Edit, the preset that you selected in step 3 will be
overwritten.
5 In the Capture Preset Editor window, select your settings. To be
compatible with Matrox MXO2, the capture preset must have the following
settings:
$
Under QuickTime Video Settings, select a Matrox Digitizer and Input
setting that matches the format to which you want to capture. If the
capture format does not match the format of your source video that is
connected to MXO2’s input, you must enable scaling on the input in
MXO2. For a list of the capture formats that are supported on MXO2, see
Appendix C, “Matrox MXO2 Supported Input and Capture Formats.”
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Note A General Error message may appear when you select the digitizer.
If this occurs, you will not be able to set the Input option from the Capture
Preset Editor window. To set the capture input option, close the error
message, and under QuickTime Video Settings, click Advanced . In the
Video window, click Source, select the Matrox MXO2 setting that matches
the format to which you want to capture, and then click OK .
$
Under QuickTime Audio Settings, from the Device menu, click
Matrox MXO2 Audio Input.
6 Type an appropriate Name and Description.
7 Click OK.
8 If you’re editing a capture preset, click OK in the Audio/Video Settings
window to save your edits.
Creating and editing MXO2 device control
presets
¦
Note
Matrox MXO2 Mini does not support device control.
A Matrox MXO2 device control preset is required only when using the MXO2
RS-422 serial connector for device control.
1 Open Final Cut Pro and choose Final Cut Pro > Audio/Video Settings.
2 Click the Device Control Presets tab.
3 Select the device control preset that you want to use as a starting point for
creating a new preset, or select the device control preset that you want to
edit.
4 Click Duplicate to create a new preset, or click Edit.
¦
Note If you click Edit, the preset that you selected in step 3 will be
overwritten.
5 In the Device Control Preset Editor window, select your settings. To be
compatible with Matrox MXO2, the device control preset must have the
following settings:
$
From the Audio Mapping menu, click 8 Channels.
$
From the Port menu, click Matrox MXO2 RS-422 Port.
6 Type an appropriate Name and Description.
7 Click OK.
8 If you’re editing a device control preset, click OK in the Audio/Video
Settings window to save your edits.
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Specifying settings for capturing and playing
back closed captioning in Final Cut Pro
¦
Note
Matrox MXO2 Mini does not support closed captioning.
MXO2 lets you capture and play back video with digital closed captioning using
the Matrox 4VANC technology (see “Matrox 4VANC closed caption capture and
playback (MXO2 and MXO2 Rack only)” on page 50). To ensure proper capture
and playback of digital closed captioning when using Final Cut Pro, you must
observe the following settings. For more information about any of the features
mentioned in this section, see your Final Cut Pro documentation.
Settings for capturing Matrox 4VANC closed
captioning
When capturing using MXO2’s SDI input, MXO2 uses audio track eight to
preserve the closed caption data from your video’s VANC (vertical ancillary data
space). Prior to capturing, you must enable track eight in Final Cut Pro as
follows:
1 Open Final Cut Pro, and load an MXO2 Easy Setup (see “Loading a Matrox
MXO2 Easy Setup” on page 62).
2 Choose File > Log and Capture.
3 In the Log and Capture window, click the Clip Settings tab.
4 In the audio area of the Clip Settings tab, enable track eight.
¦
Note See also “Ensuring frame-accurate capture and edit-to-tape using Final
Cut Pro” on page 67 for general capture settings for Final Cut Pro.
Settings for playing back closed captioning
During playback, MXO2 retrieves the closed caption data from the Matrox
4VANC audio track that is assigned to audio output eight in Final Cut Pro. Set
your playback settings as follows:
1 Open Final Cut Pro, and load an MXO2 Easy Setup (see “Loading a Matrox
MXO2 Easy Setup” on page 62).
2 Choose Sequence > Settings.
3 In the General pane, under Audio Settings, select 48 kHz from the Rate
menu, and 24-bit from the Depth menu.
4 In the Audio Output pane, enable eight channels of audio for your sequence
by selecting 8 from the Outputs menu, set tracks seven and eight as Dual
Mono , and then set the Downmix value to 0 for track eight.
5 Choose Final Cut Pro > User Preferences.
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6 In the General pane, select Medium or High from the Audio Playback
Quality menu.
7 Assign the audio track that contains the Matrox 4VANC closed caption data
on your timeline to audio output eight.
Remarks
• To preserve the integrity of the closed caption data for playback, do not
manipulate the audio track that contains the closed caption data in any way.
For example, do not adjust the audio gain or balance, or add audio effects to
the tracks.
• See also “Specifying your video and audio output device settings” on
page 66 for general video and audio output settings for Final Cut Pro.
Specifying your video and audio output device
settings
The following sections explain how to specify your video and audio output
device settings for Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects. Many programs share
similar output device settings as Adobe After Effects, however, you should refer
to your program’s documentation for more details.
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Note If you want to play back video with closed captioning that was captured
using MXO2, see “Settings for playing back closed captioning” on page 65.
Specifying settings for Final Cut Pro
1 Open Final Cut Pro and choose View > Video Playback.
2 Select the Matrox MXO2 setting that matches your project’s sequence
setting.
3 Choose View > Audio Playback, and select Matrox MXO2 Audio
Output.
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Note If Audio Follows Video is enabled in the Audio Playback menu,
Matrox MXO2 Audio Output will be automatically enabled once you’ve
selected an MXO2 setting for video playback.
4 Enable Final Cut Pro’s external video by choosing View > External
Video > All Frames.
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Specifying settings for Adobe After Effects
1 Open Adobe After Effects and choose After Effects > Preferences >
Video Preview.
2 From the Output Device menu, select Matrox Video Output.
3 From the Output Mode menu, select the setting that matches the format of
your composition. For example, if you’re working with an NTSC project,
select Matrox MXO2 - NTSC YUV 8-bit.
4 Under Output During, select Previews and Interactions.
5 Click OK to save your settings.
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edit-to-tape using Final Cut Pro
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Note
Matrox MXO2 Mini does not support device control.
Matrox MXO2 device control lets you control an RS-422 device, such as a VTR
or digital disk recorder, for frame-accurate capture and edit-to-tape. For detailed
information on capture and edit-to-tape, see your Final Cut Pro documentation.
¦
Note If you want to capture video with closed captioning, see “Settings for
capturing Matrox 4VANC closed captioning” on page 65.
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Setting your capture settings
For frame-accurate capture using Final Cut Pro with Matrox MXO2, set the
capture settings as follows:
1 Open Final Cut Pro and choose File > Log and Capture.
2 In the Log and Capture window, click the Capture Settings tab.
3 From the Device Control menu, select a Matrox MXO2 device control
preset. To create or edit an MXO2 device control preset, see “Creating and
editing MXO2 device control presets” on page 64.
4 From the Capture/Input menu, select a Matrox MXO2 capture preset. To
create or edit an MXO2 capture preset, see “Creating and editing MXO2
capture presets” on page 63.
5 To set your audio capture settings, including which MXO2 audio input
channels you want to capture, click the Clip Settings tab and specify your
settings in the Audio section. For information on how to set your audio
channel settings for capture, see your Final Cut Pro documentation.
Setting your edit-to-tape settings
For frame-accurate edit-to-tape using Final Cut Pro with Matrox MXO2, set the
edit-to-tape settings as follows:
1 Open Final Cut Pro and choose File > Edit To Tape.
2 In the Edit To Tape window, click the Device Settings tab.
3 From the Device Control menu, select a Matrox MXO2 device control
preset. To create or edit an MXO2 device control preset, see “Creating and
editing MXO2 device control presets” on page 64.
4 If you’ll be performing an insert edit, from the Capture/Input menu, select
a Matrox MXO2 capture preset that is compatible with your tape. This is
required to allow you to preview your tape to see what the edit will look like
in Final Cut Pro’s Edit to Tape window. To create or edit an MXO2 capture
preset, see “Creating and editing MXO2 capture presets” on page 63.
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Note To preview video from your tape, you must connect video and audio
outputs from your recorder to the corresponding inputs on MXO2, and then
set the MXO2 A/V input settings accordingly (see “Specifying your A/V input
settings (MXO2 and MXO2 Rack only)” on page 39).
5 To avoid having black frames recorded at the end of an insert edit, make sure
that Editing, instead of Mastering, is selected as the edit-to-tape mode. To
do this, click the Video tab, and then select Editing from the Mode menu.
6 When performing an edit-to-tape on some RS-422 devices, a delay may
occur between the time that Final Cut Pro starts to play back your project
and the time the device starts recording. To ensure that your edit-to-tape does
not miss any frames, you can delay the playback of your project by adjusting
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the Playback Offset setting for the device control preset that you selected in
step 3 (see “Creating and editing MXO2 device control presets” on page 64).
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Your notes
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Using the Matrox MAX H.264 codec
This chapter explains how to
use the Matrox MAX H.264
codec that is available on
Matrox MXO2 products with
MAX technology for exporting
material to Blu-ray and other
media formats.
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Overview
If you have an MXO2 product with Matrox MAX technology, you can quickly
and easily create H.264 files for Blu-ray Disc and other media formats using the
Matrox MAX H.264 codec. You can take advantage of all the familiar settings in
your preferred application, use the Matrox MAX predefined settings, or
customize your own settings. As an added benefit, the Matrox MAX technology
lets you directly export to higher-quality H.264 Blu-ray compliant files from
Compressor. You can also use the Matrox MAX H.264 settings in other
QuickTime-based applications, such as Apple Final Cut Pro and QuickTime Pro,
to accelerate the encoding of H.264 material.
Remarks
• When the Matrox MAX H.264 codec is activated, the Matrox MAX H.264
presets in Apple Compressor provide faster than realtime performance by
using MXO2’s dedicated hardware processor. The other non-Matrox options
that are available in Compressor and other QuickTime-based applications are
not optimized to use MXO2 to accelerate H.264 encoding, and using them
may result in slower than realtime performance.
• The MXO2 inputs and outputs will not be available when creating H.264
files using the Matrox MAX H.264 codec. This limitation, however, does not
apply if your system includes a Matrox CompressHD card. In this case, the
Matrox MAX H.264 codec on your Matrox CompressHD card will always
be used, and your MXO2 inputs and outputs will be available when creating
H.264 files.
Activating and deactivating the Matrox MAX
H.264 codec
Your Matrox MXO2 product with Matrox MAX technology is designed to work
with Apple Compressor and other QuickTime-based applications, such as Apple
Final Cut Pro and QuickTime Pro.
In order for you to use your MXO2 with MAX product with the supported
applications, you must activate the Matrox MAX H.264 codec.
¡ Important You must activate/deactivate the Matrox MAX H.264 codec before
opening Apple Compressor or other QuickTime-based applications. Make sure to
deactivate the Matrox MAX H.264 codec if you want to use another codec to
encode your video.
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° To activate or deactivate the Matrox MAX H.264 codec:
1 From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, and then click the
Matrox MXO2 or Matrox MXO2 Mini icon.
2 Click MAX.
3 Click Activate or Deactivate beside Matrox MAX H.264 codec .
Remarks
$
If you receive a message saying that you need to restart your system at
this point, you may still have an instance of Apple Compressor or another
QuickTime-based application running in the background. Check your
system’s Activity Monitor, locate the program that is still running, and
then click Force quit. You can then activate/deactivate the Matrox MAX
H.264 codec.
$
If your system includes a Matrox CompressHD card, and you activate the
Matrox MAX H.264 codec from the MXO2 preferences window, the
Matrox MAX H.264 codec on your Matrox CompressHD card will be
used to create H.264 files.
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Specifying Matrox MAX H.264 settings for
Apple Compressor
The Matrox MAX H.264 component for Apple Compressor includes predefined
Matrox MAX H.264 settings that you can assign to immediately apply
appropriate compression settings for delivering H.264 files for Blu-ray, the web,
and mobile devices. You can also create custom Matrox MAX H.264 settings for
Apple Compressor. For detailed information on settings and other
Compressor-related subjects, see your Apple Compressor documentation.
The Matrox MAX H.264 Blu-ray settings are for video only. Audio is not
encoded by the Matrox MAX H.264 codec when creating H.264 elementary
streams. However, audio is encoded when using a Matrox MAX H.264 setting for
QuickTime files.
The Matrox MAX H.264 elementary stream files that you create using
Compressor can be imported directly to Adobe Encore CS4 and Roxio Toast
without having to transcode the files.
Assigning a Matrox MAX H.264 setting
This section describes how to assign a Matrox MAX H.264 setting to your source
file in Apple Compressor. The Matrox MAX H.264 settings include the
predefined settings installed with your CompressHD software, and any custom
settings that you create (see “Creating a new Matrox MAX H.264 setting” on
page 75).
¡ Important To use the Matrox MAX H.264 codec with Apple Compressor, you
must activate the codec (see “Activating and deactivating the Matrox MAX
H.264 codec” on page 72) before opening Apple Compressor.
1 Open Apple Compressor and add the source media file that you want to
export as an H.264 file to the Batch window in Compressor.
2 Drag the desired Matrox MAX H.264 setting from the Settings tab to your
source media file (job) in the Batch window.
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Note The predefined Matrox MAX H.264 settings that are installed with
your MXO2 MAX software can be found in the Settings tab, under Custom
> Matrox Settings.
3 If you’re exporting to Blu-ray format and you want to export audio, you must
add a separate audio setting to your Batch window. Matrox provides
predefined audio settings for each of the Matrox settings. You can, however,
choose to use another audio setting.
4 Choose a destination for your job’s targets and submit your batch as you
normally would.
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Creating a new Matrox MAX H.264 setting
You can create a new Matrox MAX H.264 setting in Apple Compressor using
one of the two methods described in this section. The method you choose
depends on your deliverable. You can either encode your source video to an
H.264 elementary stream file, such as for Blu-ray, or to a QuickTime video file.
Once you create a new Matrox MAX H.264 setting, you can assign it to your
source file in Apple Compressor using the steps described in “Assigning a
Matrox MAX H.264 setting” on page 74.
¡ Important Before opening Apple Compressor, you must activate the Matrox
MAX H.264 codec (see “Activating and deactivating the Matrox MAX H.264
codec” on page 72).
Creating a setting for delivering H.264 elementary
stream files
Use this encoding method when an H.264 elementary stream file is required,
such as for Blu-ray.
1 Open Apple Compressor, click the Create a new setting button in the
Settings tab, and then click Matrox MAX H.264.
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Note You can also select and duplicate an existing Matrox MAX H.264
Blu-ray setting that you want to use as a starting point for creating the new
setting.
2 In the Inspector window, type a Name and Description.
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3 In the Encoder pane of the Inspector window, make sure that File Format
is set to Matrox MAX H.264, and Extension is set to 264, and then click
Options .
4 Under Source Settings, specify the settings for your source video.
$
¦
Type your source video’s Frame size (horizontal×vertical).
Note The frame size must be between 32×32 and 4095×2047, and the
horizontal value must be an even number.
$
Select your source video’s Aspect ratio.
$
Select your source video’s Color space.
$
Select your source video’s Field order:
Select this for all progressive video.
•
Progressive
•
Top field first
•
Bottom field first Select this for interlaced video that displays the
bottom field before the top field, such as for NTSC video.
Select this for interlaced video that displays the top
field before the bottom field, such as for PAL and 1080i video.
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5 Under Compression Settings, select the compression settings you want to
be used to encode your video.
$
$
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Select the H.264 level that you want for your encoded video.
H.264 level
Maximum
Frame size
Maximum
Frame rate
(fps)
Maximum
Data rate
(Mb/sec)
2.0
320 ×240
29.97
2
3.0
720 ×480
29.97
10
4.0
1920×1080
29.97
20
4.2
1920×1080
59.94
50
Select the Frame size and aspect ratio that you want for your encoded
video.
Note The available frame sizes depend on your selected H.264 level. If the
compression frame size differs from your source video’s frame size,
CompressHD’s onboard scaler will either upscale or downscale your source
video.
$
Select the Frame rate that you want for your encoded video.
$
From the Algorithm menu, select the entropy encoding method to be
used during compression:
•
CABAC
•
CAVLC
Encodes the video stream using the H.264 Main profile.
Encodes the video stream using the H.264 Baseline profile
(CAVLC is not supported when encoding to HD).
$
Use the Average data rate slider to set the average amount of data that
will be transferred per second by CompressHD’s variable bitrate video
encoder.
$
If your source video is interlaced and you want to de-interlace your video
before encoding, select De-interlace video.
$
If your source video must be scaled for encoding, and its aspect ratio does
not match your selected compression aspect ratio, select Retain aspect
ratio when scaling to maintain your source video’s aspect ratio. If this
option is selected, CompressHD will encode your source video as
pillarbox video when encoding to a larger aspect ratio, or letterbox video
when encoding to a smaller aspect ratio. If this option is not selected,
CompressHD will encode your source video as anamorphic video.
6 Under GOP Structure, select the type of GOP structure that you want the
Matrox MAX H.264 codec to use to encode your video:
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Offers a fixed structure in how frames are referenced, and
may be more easily decoded than advanced GOPs by some software
codecs, resulting in less system resources being used.
$
Simple GOP
$
Advanced GOP (short/long) An advanced GOP has more structural
flexibility than a simple GOP, is capable of using more reference frames,
and therefore may provide better overall compression. For a “short”
advanced GOP, the distance between P frames is always 4, and for a
“long” advanced GOP, the distance between P frames is always 8.
Note Selecting a GOP structure provides standard default values for the
GOP size and the distance between P frames. You can change these default
values as explained below.
$
Select the GOP size in frames (must be a multiple of the distance between
P frames).
$
Select the Distance between P frames that you want for your GOP
structure (can be changed for a simple GOP only).
7 Click Save.
Creating a setting for exporting to QuickTime
1 Open Apple Compressor, click the Create a new setting button in the
Settings tab, and then click QuickTime Movie.
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Note You can also select and duplicate an existing Matrox MAX H.264
QuickTime setting that you want to use as a starting point for creating the new
setting.
2 In the Inspector window, type a Name and Description.
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3 In the Encoder pane of the Inspector window, make sure that File Format
is set to QuickTime Movie, and Extension is set to mov, and then click
Settings beside Video.
4 From the Compression Typ e menu, select Matrox MAX H.264.
5 Under Motion and Data Rate, select your desired settings as explained in
your Apple Compressor documentation.
6 Under Compressor, from the Algorithm list, select the entropy encoding
method to be used during compression:
¦
$
CABAC
Encodes the video stream using the H.264 Main profile.
$
CAVLC
Encodes the video stream using the H.264 Baseline profile.
Note
CAVLC is not supported when encoding to HD.
7 If your source video is interlaced and you want to de-interlace your video
before encoding, select De-interlace video.
8 Select the H.264 level that you want to be used to encode your video.
H.264 level
Maximum
Frame size
Maximum
Frame rate
(fps)
Maximum
Data rate
(Mb/sec)
2.0
320 ×240
29.97
2
3.0
720 ×480
29.97
10
4.0
1920×1080
29.97
20
4.2
1920×1080
59.94
50
9 Click OK.
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10 In the Encoder pane of the Inspector window, click Settings beside Audio
to set your audio settings.
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Note To export a clip for use with Apple iPod or iPhone devices, you must
choose AAC (advanced audio coding) as your export audio file format. To do
this, in the Sound Settings window, select AAC from the Format list.
11 In the Geometry pane of the Inspector window, set the Frame Size that
you want for your encoded video. Matrox CompressHD supports the
following compression frame sizes and aspect ratios:
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Frame size
Aspect ratio
320×136
2.35:1
320×180
16:9
320×240
4:3
640×272
2.35:1
640×360
16:9
640×480
4:3
720×480
4:3 or 16:9
720×576
4:3 or 16:9
960×540
16:9
1280×544
2.35:1
1280×720
16:9
1280×960
4:3
1920×1080
16:9
Note If you select a frame size that is not supported by CompressHD, the
closest supported frame size will be used.
12 Click Save.
Specifying Matrox MAX H.264 settings for Final
Cut Pro
This section details how to specify the Matrox MAX H.264 compression settings
in Final Cut Pro for exporting to QuickTime. The Matrox MAX H.264
compression settings are the same when exporting to QuickTime from other
QuickTime-based video applications, such as QuickTime Pro. For details on how
to export to QuickTime, see the application’s documentation.
1 Open Final Cut Pro, and open the project that you want to export.
2 Choose File > Export > Using QuickTime Conversion.
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3 In the Save window, click Options.
4 In the Movie Settings window, under Video, click Settings.
5 From the Compression Typ e menu, select Matrox MAX H.264.
6 Under Motion and Data Rate, select your desired settings as explained in
your Final Cut Pro documentation.
7 Under Compressor, select the entropy encoding Algorithm to be used
during compression:
¦
$
CABAC
Encodes the video stream using the H.264 Main profile.
$
CAVLC
Encodes the video stream using the H.264 Baseline profile.
Note
CAVLC is not supported when encoding to HD.
8 If your source video is interlaced and you want to de-interlace your video
before encoding, select De-interlace video.
9 Select the H.264 level that you want to be used to encode your video.
H.264 level
Maximum
Frame rate
(fps)
Maximum
Data rate
(Mb/sec)
Maximum
Frame size
2.0
29.97
2
320×240
3.0
29.97
10
720×480
4.0
29.97
20
1920×1080
4.2
59.94
50
1920×1080
10 Click OK.
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11 In the Movie Settings window, under Sound, click Settings to specify
your audio settings, and then click OK.
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Note To export a clip for use with Apple iPod or iPhone devices, you must
choose AAC (advanced audio coding) as your export audio file format. To do
this, in the Sound Settings window, select AAC from the Format list.
12 In the Movie Settings window, click Size and select the frame size that you
want for your encoded video from the Dimensions menu. Matrox
CompressHD supports the following compression frame sizes and aspect
ratios:
¦
Frame size
Aspect ratio
320×136
2.35:1
320×180
16:9
320×240
4:3
640×272
2.35:1
640×360
16:9
640×480
4:3
720×480
4:3 or 16:9
720×576
4:3 or 16:9
960×540
16:9
1280×544
2.35:1
1280×720
16:9
1280×960
4:3
1920×1080
16:9
Note If you select a frame size that is not supported by CompressHD, the
closest supported frame size will be used.
13 Once all settings are specified, click OK, and then Save in the Save window
to encode your video.
Chapter 9, Using the Matrox MAX H.264 codec
A
Understanding Pulldown
This appendix describes the
available MXO2 pulldown
methods.
84
Overview
Depending on your project’s video output format, a pulldown may be required to
convert 23.98 fps video to 29.97 fps or 59.94 fps video for output on MXO2 (see
Appendix D, “Matrox MXO2 Supported Output Formats”). When a pulldown is
required for your video output, Matrox MXO2 performs either a standard 2:3:2:3
pulldown or an advanced 2:3:3:2 pulldown. You can select your desired pulldown
method in MXO2’s video output settings.
2:3:2:3 pulldown (standard)
2:3:2:3 pulldown, also known as standard 2:3 pulldown, is often used as part of
the telecine process to transfer 24 fps film footage to 29.97 fps interlaced video.
This pulldown method is also used to convert any 23.98 fps progressive video to
29.97 fps interlaced video, such as for converting 486p @ 23.98 fps video to
NTSC.
In order to convert 24 fps film or 23.98 progressive video to 29.97 fps interlaced
video, additional video frames, and more specifically video fields, must be
created and added to the video sequence. For example, to convert a sequence of
four film or progressive frames, five frames of video are needed for a total of 10
video fields. Therefore, one additional video frame or two video fields must be
created. To accomplish this, the first and third frames of a four-frame film or
progressive video sequence are each converted to two video fields. The second
and fourth frames of the sequence are converted to three video fields to make up
a total of five interlaced video frames.
The following diagram demonstrates the process:
Film frames @ 24 fps or progressive frames @ 23.98 fps
A
B
C
D
Video fields @ 29.97 fps
a1
a2
Frame A
b1
b2
Frame B
b3
c1
Frame C
c2
d1
Frame D
d2
d3
Frame E
Standard 2:3:2:3 pulldown is accomplished by representing the first frame of film
or progressive video (frame A) as two fields of video (fields a1 and a2), the
second frame (frame B) as three fields of video (fields b1, b2, and b3), the third
Appendix A, Understanding Pulldown
85
frame (frame C) as two fields (fields c1 and c2), and the fourth frame (frame D)
as three fields (fields d1, d2, and d3). This sequence repeats six times each
second.
2:3:3:2 pulldown (advanced)
2:3:3:2 pulldown, also known as advanced 2:3:3:2 pulldown, was developed as
an alternative to the 2:3:2:3 pulldown method for making frame rate conversions
in DV video. It is used to convert 486p @ 23.98 fps video to NTSC (486i @
29.97 fps) video. This conversion is used when video footage is acquired by a DV
camera at 23.98 fps and recorded to DV tape with the recorder set for advanced
pulldown (called 24PA or 24P Advanced mode on some devices). 2:3:3:2
pulldown differs from 2:3:2:3 pulldown in that the two middle frames of the
video sequence are each converted to three video fields.
The following diagram demonstrates the process:
Progressive frames @ 23.98 fps
A
B
C
D
Video fields @ 29.97 fps
a1
a2
Frame A
b1
b2
Frame B
b3
c1
Frame C
c2
c3
Frame D
d1
d2
Frame E
Advanced 2:3:3:2 pulldown is accomplished by representing the first frame of
progressive video (frame A) as two fields of video (fields a1 and a2), the second
frame (frame B) as three fields of video (fields b1, b2, and b3), the third frame
(frame C) as three fields (fields c1, c2, and c3), and the fourth frame (frame D) as
two fields (fields d1 and d2).
2:3:3:2 pulldown (advanced)
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Your notes
Appendix A, Understanding Pulldown
B
Matrox MXO2 Connectors
This appendix describes the
Matrox MXO2, MXO2 Rack,
and MXO2 Mini inputs and
outputs.
Matrox MXO2
Analog
audio
(balanced)
CH 1
Analog
audio
(balanced)
CH 2
Analog
audio
(unbalanced)
CH 2
Analog
audio
(unbalanced)
CH 1
AES/EBU
digital
audio
CH 1/2
HDMI
(HD only)
Appendix B, Matrox MXO2 Connectors
SDI
(HD/SD)
Composite
video
Component
video
(HD/SD)
Pr
Y/C
(S-Video)
Component
video
External
(HD/SD)
reference
(REF)
Pb
Y
88
Inputs
The following sections detail the MXO2, MXO2 Rack, and MXO2 Mini inputs.
MXO2 inputs
Power
(see “Powering
MXO2 Rack” on
page 20)
Matrox MXO2 Rack
(partial view)
Host
(see “Connecting
MXO2 Rack to your
Mac system” on
page 21)
RS422
(see “MXO2 Rack
RS-422 serial
connection” on
page 22)
CH 1
CH 2
CH 3
Analog
audio
(balanced)
CH 4
AES/EBU
digital
audio
CH 3/4
AES/EBU
digital
audio
CH 1/2
Y/C
(S-Video)
HDMI
(HD only)
Y
Pb
IN
Pr
OUT
External
reference
(REF)
Component
video
(HD/SD)
Composite
video
SDI
(HD/SD)
89
MXO2 Rack inputs
Inputs
90
MXO2 Mini inputs
Composite
video (CVBS)
Y
S-Video
(see “Connecting
S-Video devices to
MXO2 Mini” on
page 29)
Pb
(Y)
Pr
(C)
Power
(see “Powering
MXO2 Mini” on
page 26)
HDMI
(HD only)
Component video
(HD/SD)
Y
Pb
Pr
Analog audio
(unbalanced)
L
R
(CH 1)
(CH 2)
Matrox MXO2 Mini
Appendix B, Matrox MXO2 Connectors
Host
(see “Connecting
MXO2 Mini to your
computer” on
page 28)
91
Input connector descriptions for MXO2 and
MXO2 Rack
This section describes the Matrox MXO2 and MXO2 Rack inputs. For MXO2
Mini inputs, see “Input connector descriptions for MXO2 Mini” on page 93.
You can select the video and audio inputs to be used as your capture source in the
MXO2 preferences window (see “Specifying your A/V input settings (MXO2
and MXO2 Rack only)” on page 39). For a list of the supported input and capture
formats, see Appendix C, “Matrox MXO2 Supported Input and Capture
Formats.”
¦
Note Depending on your MXO2 hardware, some of the following connectors
may not be available or may be available in a limited capacity only. Some
connectors on your MXO2 hardware may not appear exactly as shown below.
(MXO2)
(MXO2 Rack)
External reference (REF) Allows you to genlock all devices
connected to your MXO2 system to an external genlock source
(bi-level analog black burst for SD, or analog tri-level sync for
HD). MXO2 Rack features an additional REF OUT connector
with loop through that allows you to daisy chain the genlock
reference input to another device’s reference input.
¡ Important If you connected an external genlock
source to MXO2 Rack’s REF IN connector, and you’re
not using the REF OUT connector, you must terminate
the reference signal by connecting a BNC 75-ohm
terminator to REF OUT.
To compensate for cable delays, timing-offset controls that
align your video output relative to your external genlock source
are available (see “Specifying your genlock settings” on
page 38).
HDMI Provides an input for HD HDMI video (either YUV
or RGB), and up to eight channels of uncompressed embedded
audio, from a digital HDMI device. HDCP sources and SD
video are not supported on this input. Connect a standard
HDMI video/audio cable from a camera, VTR, or other video
input source.
Inputs
92
SDI Provides an input for use with a digital SDI device. This
input supports HD-SDI and SD-SDI video, and up to eight
channels of embedded audio. You can also use this input to
capture 720p at 23.98 VariCam material, and video with closed
captioning (see “Matrox 4VANC closed caption capture and
playback (MXO2 and MXO2 Rack only)” on page 50).
Connect an SDI video/audio cable from a camera, VTR, or
other video input source.
Component video (Y, Pb, Pr) Provide inputs for use with an
analog component device, and support HD and SD video.
Connect component Y, Pb, Pr video cables from a camera,
VTR, or other video input source.
Y/C (S-Video) Provides an input for use with an analog
S-Video device (SD only). Connect an S-Video cable from a
camera, VTR, or other video input source.
Composite video (CVBS) Allows you to input SD video
from an analog NTSC or PAL device. Connect a composite
video cable from a camera, VTR, or other video input source.
AES/EBU digital audio Allows you to input stereo digital
audio. Connect a coaxial BNC audio cable from a camera,
VTR, audio mixer, or other audio input source.
Analog audio (balanced) Allows you to input balanced
stereo analog audio. Connect XLR cables from a camera, VTR,
audio mixer, or other audio input source.
Analog audio (unbalanced) Allows you to input unbalanced
stereo analog audio. Connect RCA cables from a camera, VTR,
audio mixer, or other audio input source.
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93
Input connector descriptions for MXO2 Mini
This section describes the Matrox MXO2 Mini inputs. For MXO2 and MXO2
Rack inputs, see “Input connector descriptions for MXO2 and MXO2 Rack” on
page 91.
You can select the video and audio inputs to be used as your capture source in the
MXO2 Mini preferences window (see “Specifying your A/V input settings
(MXO2 Mini only)” on page 42). For a list of the supported input and capture
formats, see Appendix C, “Matrox MXO2 Supported Input and Capture
Formats.”
¦
Note Analog A/V cables connected to Matrox MXO2 Mini must be limited to
less than three meters to comply with EEC and EMC directives.
HDMI Provides an input for HD HDMI video (either YUV
or RGB), and up to eight channels of uncompressed embedded
audio, from a digital HDMI device. HDCP sources and SD
video are not supported on this input. Connect a standard
HDMI video/audio cable from a camera, VTR, or other video
input source.
Component video (Y, Pb, Pr) Provide inputs for use with an
analog component device, and support HD and SD video.
Connect component Y, Pb, Pr video cables from a camera,
VTR, or other video input source.
¦
Note When you connect an analog component device
to MXO2 Mini, you won’t be able to connect an
S-Video or composite device at the same time.
S-Video Input connectors Pb and Pr allow you to connect the
MXO2 S-Video adapter cable for use with an analog S-Video
device (SD only). Connect an S-Video cable, via the MXO2
S-Video adapter cable, from a camera, VTR, or other video
input source. For an illustration on how to connect S-Video
devices to MXO2 Mini, see “Connecting S-Video devices to
MXO2 Mini” on page 29.
Composite video (Y) Allows you to input SD video from an
analog NTSC or PAL device. Connect a composite video cable
from a camera, VTR, or other video input source.
Analog audio (unbalanced) Allows you to input unbalanced
stereo analog audio. Connect RCA cables from a camera, VTR,
audio mixer, or other audio input source.
Inputs
Appendix B, Matrox MXO2 Connectors
Y
SDI A
(HD/SD)
Pb
AES/EBU
Y/C
HDMI
(S-Video) (HD/SD) digital
audio
CH 1/2
Component
video
(HD/SD)
Pr
Composite
video
SDI B
(HD/SD)
Component
video
(HD/SD)
CH 3 CH 5
CH 2 CH 4 CH 6
Analog audio
(unbalanced)
CH 1
Analog audio
(unbalanced)
CH 1
CH 2
CH 3
Analog
audio
(balanced)
CH 4
Matrox MXO2
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Outputs
The following sections detail the MXO2, MXO2 Rack, and MXO2 Mini outputs.
MXO2 outputs
Matrox MXO2 Rack
(partial view)
CH 1
CH 2
CH 3
CH 4
CH 5
Analog
audio
(balanced)
CH 6
CH 7
CH 8
AES/EBU
digital
audio
CH 3/4
AES/EBU
digital
audio
CH 1/2
Y/C
(S-Video)
HDMI
(HD/SD)
Y
Pb
Pr
Component
video
(HD/SD)
Composite
video
SDI B
(HD/SD)
SDI A
(HD/SD)
95
MXO2 Rack outputs
Outputs
96
MXO2 Mini outputs
Matrox MXO2 Mini
Y
Pb
Pr
Component video
(HD/SD)
L
R
(CH 1)
(CH 2)
Analog audio
(unbalanced)
Host
(see “Connecting
MXO2 Mini to
your computer”
on page 28)
HDMI
(HD/SD)
Power
(see “Powering
MXO2 Mini” on
page 26)
Pb
Pr
(Y)
(C)
S-Video
(see “Connecting
S-Video devices to
MXO2 Mini” on
page 29)
Composite
video (CVBS)
Y
Appendix B, Matrox MXO2 Connectors
97
Output connector descriptions for MXO2 and
MXO2 Rack
This section describes the Matrox MXO2 and MXO2 Rack outputs. For MXO2
Mini outputs, see “Output connector descriptions for MXO2 Mini” on page 99.
HD to SD downscaling, SD to HD upscaling, and cross conversion are supported
on all video outputs simultaneously. To select your video output settings, see
“Specifying your video output settings (MXO2 and MXO2 Rack only)” on
page 44. You can also map any audio track in Final Cut Pro to any MXO2 audio
output (see “Specifying your audio output settings” on page 49). For a list of the
video formats that you can output from the MXO2 outputs, see “Video formats
supported on MXO2 and MXO2 Rack outputs” on page 106.
¦
Note Depending on your MXO2 hardware, some of the following connectors
may not be available or may be available in a limited capacity only. Some
connectors on your MXO2 hardware may not appear exactly as shown below.
HDMI Provides an output for HD/SD HDMI video, and up to
eight channels of embedded audio, to a digital HDMI device.
HDCP is not supported on this output. This output supports 1:1
pixel mapping for accurate monitoring on your HDMI display
of NTSC, PAL, 1280×720, and 1920 ×1080 video. Connect a
standard HDMI video/audio cable to an HDMI monitor, VTR,
or other digital HDMI device. You can also connect directly to a
home theatre system for 5.1 surround sound monitoring.
¦
Note The HDMI output supports YUV and RGB
devices. To set the HDMI output type, see “Specifying
your video output settings (MXO2 and MXO2 Rack
only)” on page 44.
HDMI monitor calibration is available through this output.
Using proc amp controls (hue, chroma, contrast, brightness, and
blue-only), you can calibrate your HDMI monitor as you would
a broadcast HD/SD video monitor (see Chapter 7, “Calibrating
Your HDMI Monitor for Video”).
Outputs
98
SDI A and SDI B Provide two simultaneous outputs of the
same HD-SDI or SD-SDI video, with up to eight channels of
embedded audio. You can output video with closed captioning
using the SDI outputs (see “Matrox 4VANC closed caption
capture and playback (MXO2 and MXO2 Rack only)” on
page 50). For each output, connect an SDI video/audio cable to
a video monitor, VTR, or other SDI device. You can also
perform 5.1 surround sound monitoring through the SDI output
by connecting to a third-party device, such as an SDI audio
de-embedder.
Component video (Y, Pb, Pr) Allows you to output HD or
SD video to an analog component device. Connect component
Y, Pb, Pr video cables to a video monitor, VTR, or other
component device.
¦
Note The component output supports YUV and RGB
devices. To set the component output type, see
“Specifying your video output settings (MXO2 and
MXO2 Rack only)” on page 44.
Y/C (S-Video) Provides an output for SD video to an analog
S-Video device. Connect an S-Video cable to a video monitor,
VTR, or other S-Video device.
Composite video (CVBS) Allows you to output SD video to
an analog NTSC or PAL device. Connect a composite video
cable to a video monitor, VTR, or other NTSC or PAL device.
AES/EBU digital audio Allows you to output stereo digital
audio. Connect a coaxial BNC audio cable to a VTR, audio
mixer, speakers, or other audio device.
Analog audio (balanced) Allows you to output
balanced stereo analog audio. Connect XLR
cables to a VTR, audio mixer, speakers, or other
audio device.
Appendix B, Matrox MXO2 Connectors
99
Analog audio (unbalanced) Provide outputs for unbalanced
analog audio channels one to six, or three stereo pairs suitable
for 5.1 surround sound monitoring. Connect RCA cables to a
VTR, audio mixer, speakers, or other audio device.
Output connector descriptions for MXO2 Mini
This section describes the Matrox MXO2 Mini outputs. For MXO2 and MXO2
Rack outputs, see “Output connector descriptions for MXO2 and MXO2 Rack”
on page 97.
HD to SD downscaling, SD to HD upscaling, and cross conversion are supported
on all video outputs simultaneously. To select your video output settings, see
“Specifying your video output settings (MXO2 Mini only)” on page 46. You can
also map any audio track in Final Cut Pro to any MXO2 Mini audio output (see
“Specifying your audio output settings” on page 49). For a list of the video
formats that you can output from the MXO2 Mini outputs, see “Video formats
supported on MXO2 Mini outputs” on page 107.
¦
Note Analog A/V cables connected to Matrox MXO2 Mini must be limited to
less than three meters to comply with EEC and EMC directives.
HDMI Provides an output for HD/SD HDMI video, and up to
eight channels of embedded audio, to a digital HDMI device.
HDCP is not supported on this output. This output supports 1:1
pixel mapping for accurate monitoring on your HDMI display
of NTSC, PAL, 1280×720, and 1920 ×1080 video. Connect a
standard HDMI video/audio cable to an HDMI monitor, VTR,
or other digital HDMI device. You can also connect directly to a
home theatre system for 5.1 surround sound monitoring.
¦
Note The HDMI output supports YUV and RGB
devices.
HDMI monitor calibration is available through this output.
Using proc amp controls (hue, chroma, contrast, brightness, and
blue-only), you can calibrate your HDMI monitor as you would
a broadcast HD/SD video monitor (see Chapter 5, “Calibrating
Your HDMI Monitor for Video”).
Outputs
100
Component video (Y, Pb, Pr) Allows you to output HD or
SD video to an analog component device. Connect component
Y, Pb, Pr video cables to a video monitor, VTR, or other
component device.
¦
Note The component output supports YUV devices
only. When you connect an analog component device to
MXO2 Mini, you won’t be able to connect an S-Video
or composite device at the same time.
S-Video Output connectors Pb and Pr allow you to connect
the MXO2 S-Video adapter cable for outputting SD video to an
analog S-Video device. Connect an S-Video cable, via the
MXO2 S-Video adapter cable, to a video monitor, VTR, or
other S-Video device. For instructions on how to connect
S-Video devices to MXO2 Mini, see “Connecting S-Video
devices to MXO2 Mini” on page 29.
Composite video (Y) Allows you to output SD video to an
analog NTSC or PAL device. Connect a composite video cable
to a video monitor, VTR, or other NTSC or PAL device.
Analog audio (unbalanced) Provide outputs for unbalanced
analog audio channels one and two, or one stereo pair. Connect
RCA cables to a VTR, audio mixer, speakers, or other audio
device.
Appendix B, Matrox MXO2 Connectors
C
Matrox MXO2 Supported Input and
Capture Formats
This appendix provides
information on the video input
and capture formats that are
supported on MXO2, MXO2
Rack, and MXO2 Mini.
102
Supported formats on MXO2 and MXO2 Rack
inputs
The following table lists the video formats that are supported on the various
MXO2 and MXO2 Rack inputs. For descriptions of the inputs, see “Inputs” on
page 88, and for a list of the supported capture formats, see “Supported capture
formats on MXO2 and MXO2 Rack” on page 103.”
Matrox MXO2 or MXO2 Rack input
Source video
format
HDMI
SDI
Component
(Y, Pb, Pr)
S-Video
(Y/C)
Composite
(CVBS)
NTSC
—
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
PAL
—
720p at 50 fps
1080i at 59.94 fps
Z
Z
Z
Z
1080PsF at 23.98 fps
—
720p at 59.94 fps
1080i at 50 fps
Supported formats on MXO2 Mini inputs
The following table lists the video formats that are supported on the various
MXO2 Mini inputs. For descriptions of the inputs, see “Inputs” on page 88, and
for a list of the supported capture formats, see “Supported capture formats on
MXO2 Mini” on page 104.”
Matrox MXO2 Mini input
Source video
format
HDMI
NTSC
—
PAL
—
720p at 50 fps
Z
Z
Z
Z
720p at 59.94 fps
1080i at 50 fps
1080i at 59.94 fps
Component
(Y, Pb, Pr)
S-Video
(Pb, Pr)
Composite
(Y)
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Appendix C, Matrox MXO2 Supported Input and Capture Formats
103
Supported capture formats on MXO2 and
MXO2 Rack
The following table lists the capture formats that are supported on MXO2 and
MXO2 Rack based on the format of your source video. If the format to which
you want to capture does not match the format of your source video, you must
enable scaling on the input (see “Specifying your A/V input settings (MXO2 and
MXO2 Rack only)” on page 39). For a list of the video formats that are supported
on the different Matrox MXO2 and MXO2 Rack inputs, see “Supported formats
on MXO2 and MXO2 Rack inputs” on page 102.
Capture format
Source video
format
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
Z
—
—
—
Z1
—
—
Z1
PAL
—
—
—
—
—
Z1
Z1
—
—
Z1
Z
—
720p at 50 fps
Z
Z1
1
—
2
—
Z
—
—
Z1
—
1
—
1
—
—
Z
—
1
—
—
Z
Z
—
—
720p at 59.94 fps
1080i at 50 fps
Z
Z
720p at 720p at 720p at 1080PsF at 1080i at 1080i at
23.98 fps 50 fps 59.94 fps 23.98 fps
50 fps 59.94 fps
—
Z
Z
1080i at 59.94 fps
Z
1
—
—
—
Z
1080PsF at 23.98 fps
—
—
—
—
—
1
2
—
You must enable Scale input for capture in the MXO2 preferences window (see “Specifying your
A/V input settings (MXO2 and MXO2 Rack only)” on page 39).
You must specify a frame offset value, or select the Enable VariCam capture option if capturing
VariCam material, in the MXO2 preferences window (see “Specifying your A/V input settings
(MXO2 and MXO2 Rack only)” on page 39).
Supported capture formats on MXO2 and MXO2 Rack
104
Supported capture formats on MXO2 Mini
The following table lists the capture formats that are supported on MXO2 Mini
based on the format of your source video. If the format to which you want to
capture does not match the format of your source video, you must enable scaling
on the input (see “Specifying your A/V input settings (MXO2 Mini only)” on
page 42). For a list of the video formats that are supported on the different
Matrox Mini inputs, see “Supported formats on MXO2 Mini inputs” on
page 102.
Capture format
1
Source video
format
NTSC
PAL
720p at
25 fps
720p at 720p at 720p at 1080i at 1080i at
29.97 fps 50 fps 59.94 fps 50 fps 59.94 fps
NTSC
Z
—
—
—
—
Z1
—
Z1
PAL
—
—
—
—
—
—
Z1
Z1
Z
—
Z1
720p at 50 fps
—
Z
Z1
Z
—
Z1
Z
720p at 59.94 fps
Z1
—
—
Z
—
1080i at 50 fps
—
Z1
—
—
Z1
—
Z
—
1080i at 59.94 fps
Z1
—
—
—
—
Z1
—
Z
—
You must enable Scale input for capture in the MXO2 preferences window (see “Specifying your
A/V input settings (MXO2 Mini only)” on page 42).
Appendix C, Matrox MXO2 Supported Input and Capture Formats
D
Matrox MXO2 Supported Output
Formats
This appendix provides
information on the video output
formats that are supported on
the MXO2, MXO2 Rack, and
MXO2 Mini outputs, as well as
on the main and SD channels.
106
Video formats supported on MXO2 and MXO2
Rack outputs
The following table lists the video formats that you can output from the various
Matrox MXO2 or MXO2 Rack outputs. The listed video output formats are those
that are supported on the main and SD channels (see “Main and SD video output
formats supported on MXO2 and MXO2 Rack” on page 108). To assign either
the main or SD channel to an MXO2 output, see “Specifying your video output
settings (MXO2 and MXO2 Rack only)” on page 44. For descriptions of the
MXO2 outputs, see “Outputs” on page 94.
Matrox MXO2 or MXO2 Rack output
Video
output
format
HDMI
SDI
Component
(Y, Pb, Pr)
S-Video
(Y/C)
Composite
(CVBS)
NTSC
486p at 59.94 fps
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC 16:9
486p at 59.94 fps
16:9
NTSC 16:9
NTSC 16:9
NTSC 16:9
NTSC 16:9
PAL
576p at 50 fps
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL 16:9
576p at 50 fps
16:9
PAL 16:9
PAL 16:9
PAL 16:9
PAL 16:9
486p at 59.94 fps 486p at 59.94 fps
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
486p at 59.94 fps 486p at 59.94 fps
16:9
16:9
NTSC 16:9
NTSC 16:9
NTSC 16:9
NTSC 16:9
576p at 50 fps
576p at 50 fps
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
576p at 50 fps
16:9
576p at 50 fps
16:9
PAL 16:9
PAL 16:9
PAL 16:9
PAL 16:9
720p at 50 fps
720p at 50 fps
720p at 50 fps
720p at 50 fps
—
—
720p at 59.94 fps 720p at 59.94 fps 720p at 59.94 fps 720p at 59.94 fps
1
—
—
1080i at 50 fps
1080i at 50 fps
1080i at 50 fps
1080i at 50 fps
—
—
1080i at
59.94 fps
1080i at
59.94 fps
1080i at
59.94 fps
1080i at
59.94 fps
—
—
1080PsF at
23.98 fps1
1080p at
23.98 fps
1080PsF at
23.98 fps
1080PsF at
23.98 fps
—
—
1080PsF at
25 fps
1080PsF at
25 fps
1080PsF at
25 fps
1080PsF at
25 fps
—
—
1080PsF at
29.97 fps
1080PsF at
29.97 fps
1080PsF at
29.97 fps
1080PsF at
29.97 fps
—
—
The SD channel is not available when outputting 1080PsF at 23.98 fps on the main channel (see
“Main and SD video output formats supported on MXO2 and MXO2 Rack” on page 108).
Appendix D, Matrox MXO2 Supported Output Formats
107
Video formats supported on MXO2 Mini
outputs
The following table lists the video formats that you can output from the various
Matrox Mini outputs. The listed video output formats are those that are supported
on the main and SD channels (see “Main and SD video output formats supported
on MXO2 Mini” on page 110). To assign either the main or SD channel to an
MXO2 Mini output, see “Specifying your video output settings (MXO2 Mini
only)” on page 46. For descriptions of the MXO2 Mini outputs, see “Outputs” on
page 94.
Matrox MXO2 Mini output
Video output
format
HDMI
Component
(Y, Pb, Pr)
S-Video
(Pb, Pr)
Composite
(Y)
NTSC
486p at 59.94 fps
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC 16:9
486p at 59.94 fps
16:9
NTSC 16:9
NTSC 16:9
NTSC 16:9
PAL
576p at 50 fps
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL 16:9
576p at 50 fps
16:9
PAL 16:9
PAL 16:9
PAL 16:9
486p at 59.94 fps
486p at 59.94 fps
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
486p at 59.94 fps
16:9
486p at 59.94 fps
16:9
NTSC 16:9
NTSC 16:9
NTSC 16:9
576p at 50 fps
576p at 50 fps
PAL
PAL
PAL
576p at 50 fps
16:9
576p at 50 fps
16:9
PAL 16:9
PAL 16:9
PAL 16:9
720p at 50 fps
720p at 50 fps
720p at 50 fps
—
—
720p at 59.94 fps
720p at 59.94 fps
720p at 59.94 fps
—
—
1080i at 50 fps
1080i at 50 fps
1080i at 50 fps
—
—
1080i at 59.94 fps 1080i at 59.94 fps 1080i at 59.94 fps
—
—
1080PsF at 25 fps 1080PsF at 25 fps 1080PsF at 25 fps
—
—
—
—
1080PsF at
29.97 fps
1080PsF at
29.97 fps
1080PsF at
29.97 fps
Video formats supported on MXO2 Mini outputs
108
Main and SD video output formats supported
on MXO2 and MXO2 Rack
The following table lists the supported video output formats that are available on
the MXO2 and MXO2 Rack main and SD channels based on your project’s video
output format. You can select the main channel’s video output as explained in
“Specifying your video output settings (MXO2 and MXO2 Rack only)” on
page 44. For a list of the video formats that are supported on the Matrox MXO2
or MXO2 Rack outputs, see “Video formats supported on MXO2 and MXO2
Rack outputs” on page 106.
Project’s
video
output
format
Main channel output
Follow
application
SD
720p
1080
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
720p at
59.94 fps
1080i at
59.94 fps
—
NTSC
NTSC 16:9
NTSC 16:9
NTSC
720p at
59.94 fps
1080i at
59.94 fps
—
NTSC
PAL
PAL
PAL
720p at 50 fps
1080i at 50 fps
—
PAL
PAL 16:9
PAL 16:9
PAL
720p at 50 fps
1080i at 50 fps
—
PAL
486p at
23.98 fps1
486p at
59.94 fps
NTSC
720p at
59.94 fps
1080PsF at
23.98 fps2
1080i at
59.94 fps
NTSC
486p at 23.98 fps
16:91
486p at
59.94 fps 16:9
NTSC
720p at
59.94 fps
1080PsF at
23.98 fps2
1080i at
59.94 fps
NTSC
486p at 29.97 fps
486p at
59.94 fps
NTSC
720p at
59.94 fps
1080PsF at
29.97 fps
—
NTSC
486p at 29.97 fps
16:9
486p at
59.94 fps 16:9
NTSC
720p at
59.94 fps
1080PsF at
29.97 fps
—
NTSC
576p at 25 fps
576p at 50 fps
PAL
720p at 50 fps
1080PsF at
25 fps
—
PAL
576p at 25 fps
16:9
576p at 50 fps
16:9
PAL
720p at 50 fps
1080PsF at
25 fps
—
PAL
720p at
23.98 fps1
720p at
59.94 fps
NTSC
720p at
59.94 fps
1080PsF at
23.98 fps2
1080i at
59.94 fps
NTSC
720p at 25 fps
720p at 50 fps
PAL
720p at 50 fps
1080PsF at
25 fps
—
PAL
720p at 29.97 fps
720p at
59.94 fps
NTSC
720p at
59.94 fps
1080PsF at
29.97 fps
—
NTSC
720p at 50 fps
720p at 50 fps
PAL
720p at 50 fps
1080i at 50 fps
—
PAL
720p at 59.94 fps
720p at
59.94 fps
NTSC
720p at
59.94 fps
1080i at
59.94 fps
—
NTSC
1080i at 50 fps
1080i at 50 fps
PAL
720p at 50 fps
1080i at 50 fps
—
PAL
Appendix D, Matrox MXO2 Supported Output Formats
SD
channel
1080i 59.94
from 23.98 output
109
Project’s
video
output
format
Main channel output
Follow
application
SD
720p
1080
1080i at
59.94 fps
1080i at
59.94 fps
NTSC
720p at
59.94 fps
1080i at
59.94 fps
—
NTSC
1080PsF at
23.98 fps1
1080PsF at
23.98 fps2
NTSC
720p at
59.94 fps
1080PsF at
23.98 fps2
1080i at
59.94 fps
NTSC
1080PsF at
25 fps
1080PsF at
25 fps
PAL
720p at 50 fps
1080PsF at
25 fps
—
PAL
1080PsF at
29.97 fps
1080PsF at
29.97 fps
NTSC
720p at
59.94 fps
1080PsF at
29.97 fps
—
NTSC
RED 1K 2:1 at
23.98 fps1, 3
(1024× 512)
1080PsF at
23.98 fps2
NTSC
720p at
59.94 fps
1080PsF at
23.98 fps2
1080i at
59.94 fps
NTSC
RED 1K 16:9 at
23.98 fps1, 3
(1024× 576)
1080PsF at
23.98 fps2
NTSC
720p at
59.94 fps
1080PsF at
23.98 fps2
1080i at
59.94 fps
NTSC
RED 2K 2:1 at
23.98 fps1, 3
(2048× 1024)
1080PsF at
23.98 fps2
NTSC
720p at
59.94 fps
1080PsF at
23.98 fps2
1080i at
59.94 fps
NTSC
RED 2K 16:9 at
23.98 fps1, 3
(2048× 1152)
1080PsF at
23.98 fps2
NTSC
720p at
59.94 fps
1080PsF at
23.98 fps2
1080i at
59.94 fps
NTSC
RED 1K 2:1 at
25 fps 3
(1024× 512)
1080PsF at
25 fps
PAL
720p at 50 fps
1080PsF at
25 fps
—
PAL
RED 1K 16:9 at
25 fps 3
(1024× 576)
1080PsF at
25 fps
PAL
720p at 50 fps
1080PsF at
25 fps
—
PAL
RED 2K 2:1 at
25 fps 3
(2048× 1024)
1080PsF at
25 fps
PAL
720p at 50 fps
1080PsF at
25 fps
—
PAL
RED 2K 16:9 at
25 fps 3
(2048× 1152)
1080PsF at
25 fps
PAL
720p at 50 fps
1080PsF at
25 fps
—
PAL
SD
channel
1080i 59.94
from 23.98 output
1
A pulldown is applied for 23.98 fps video when outputting 59.94 fps. To set the pulldown method,
see “Specifying your video output settings (MXO2 and MXO2 Rack only)” on page 44.
2
The SD channel is not available when outputting 1080PsF at 23.98 fps on the main channel.
3
RED 1K and RED 2K projects are output at 8-bits only.
Main and SD video output formats supported on MXO2 and MXO2 Rack
110
Main and SD video output formats supported
on MXO2 Mini
The following table lists the supported video output formats that are available on
the MXO2 Mini main and SD channels based on your project’s video output
format. You can select the main channel’s video output as explained in
“Specifying your video output settings (MXO2 Mini only)” on page 46. For a list
of the video formats that are supported on the Matrox MXO2 Mini outputs, see
“Video formats supported on MXO2 Mini outputs” on page 107.
Main channel output
Follow
application
720p
1080
SD
channel
output
NTSC
NTSC
720p at 59.94 fps
1080i at 59.94 fps
NTSC
NTSC 16:9
NTSC 16:9
720p at 59.94 fps
1080i at 59.94 fps
NTSC
PAL
PAL
720p at 50 fps
1080i at 50 fps
PAL
Project’s video
output format
PAL 16:9
PAL 16:9
720p at 50 fps
1080i at 50 fps
PAL
486p at 23.98 fps1
486p at 59.94 fps
720p at 59.94 fps
1080i at 59.94 fps
NTSC
486p at 23.98 fps 16:91 486p at 59.94 fps 16:9
486p at 29.97 fps
486p at 59.94 fps
486p at 29.97 fps 16:9 486p at 59.94 fps 16:9
720p at 59.94 fps
1080i at 59.94 fps
NTSC
720p at 59.94 fps
1080PsF at 29.97 fps
NTSC
720p at 59.94 fps
1080PsF at 29.97 fps
NTSC
720p at 50 fps
1080PsF at 25 fps
PAL
576p at 25 fps
576p at 50 fps
576p at 25 fps 16:9
576p at 50 fps 16:9
720p at 50 fps
1080PsF at 25 fps
PAL
720p at 23.98 fps1
720p at 59.94 fps
720p at 59.94 fps
1080i at 59.94 fps
NTSC
720p at 25 fps
720p at 50 fps
720p at 50 fps
1080PsF at 25 fps
PAL
720p at 29.97 fps
720p at 59.94 fps
720p at 59.94 fps
1080PsF at 29.97 fps
NTSC
720p at 50 fps
720p at 50 fps
720p at 50 fps
1080i at 50 fps
PAL
720p at 59.94 fps
720p at 59.94 fps
720p at 59.94 fps
1080i at 59.94 fps
NTSC
1080i at 50 fps
1080i at 50 fps
720p at 50 fps
1080i at 50 fps
PAL
1080i at 59.94 fps
1080i at 59.94 fps
720p at 59.94 fps
1080i at 59.94 fps
NTSC
1080PsF at 23.98 fps1
1080i at 59.94 fps
720p at 59.94 fps
1080i at 59.94 fps
NTSC
1080PsF at 25 fps
1080PsF at 25 fps
720p at 50 fps
1080PsF at 25 fps
PAL
1080PsF at 29.97 fps
1080PsF at 29.97 fps
720p at 59.94 fps
1080PsF at 29.97 fps
NTSC
1
A pulldown is applied for 23.98 fps video when outputting 59.94 fps. To set the pulldown method,
see “Specifying your video output settings (MXO2 Mini only)” on page 46.
Appendix D, Matrox MXO2 Supported Output Formats
E
Matrox MXO2 Specifications
This appendix provides
specifications for the Matrox
MXO2, MXO2 Rack, MXO2
Mini, and Matrox PCIe host
adapters.
112
Matrox MXO2 specifications
General
• Video formats
NTSC, PAL, NTSC-EIAJ, 1080p/i/PsF, 720p, 576p, 486p
• Regulatory compliance
$
FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, C-Tick Mark, VCCI
$
RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
• Dimensions
$
Length
330 mm
$
Width
241 mm
$
Height
51 mm
• External AC/DC adapter
$
100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz
$
Input: IEC320-C14 inlet
$
Output: +12V DC, 3A max
$
Dimensions: 104 mm (L) × 46 mm (W) × 36 mm (H)
• Total power consumption
15 watts
Connections
• Genlock reference input
$
HD analog tri-level sync or SD analog bi-level black burst
$
BNC connector (75 Ω), terminated
• RS-422
D-sub connector (9 pins)
Video
• HDMI
$
$
HD input and output
•
HDMI Y,Cb,Cr 4:2:2 (10-bit)
•
Eight channels of embedded audio
•
Standard Type A HDMI connector (19 pins)
SD output
•
HDMI Y,Cb,Cr 4:2:2 (10-bit)
•
Eight channels of embedded audio
•
Standard Type A HDMI connector (19 pins)
• SDI
$
HDTV input
•
HD-SDI with eight channels of embedded SDI audio
Appendix E, Matrox MXO2 Specifications
113
$
$
$
•
24-bit, 48 kHz
•
Compliant with SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 299M
•
BNC connector (75 Ω), terminated
•
Equalized input for maximum cable length support
HDTV output
•
HD-SDI with eight channels of embedded SDI audio
•
24-bit, 48 kHz
•
Compliant with SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 299M
•
BNC connector (75 Ω)
SDTV input
•
SD-SDI with eight channels of embedded audio
•
24-bit, 48 kHz
•
BNC connector (75 Ω), terminated
•
Equalized input for maximum cable length support
•
Compliant with SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 272M
SDTV output
•
SD-SDI with eight channels of embedded audio
•
24-bit, 48 kHz
•
BNC connector (75 Ω)
•
Compliant with SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 272M
• S-Video and composite video input
$
$
SDTV input
•
PAL, NTSC, NTSC-EIAJ
•
BNC connector for composite (75 Ω), terminated
•
4-pin mini-DIN S-Video connector (75 Ω), terminated
•
12-bit ADC
•
2x oversampling
•
Anti-aliasing filtering
•
Automatic gain control
SDTV output
•
PAL, NTSC, NTSC-EIAJ
•
BNC connector for composite (75 Ω)
•
4-pin mini-DIN S-Video connector (75 Ω)
•
12-bit DAC
•
8x oversampling
Matrox MXO2 specifications
114
• Analog component video input
$
$
$
$
HDTV input
•
EIA-770.3 compliant
•
BNC connectors (75 Ω)
•
12-bit ADC
•
Anti-aliasing filtering
HDTV output
•
EIA-770.3 compliant
•
BNC connectors (75 Ω)
•
12-bit DAC
•
2x oversampling
SDTV input
•
Betacam, Betacam SP (NTSC and NTSC-EIAJ)
•
SMPTE/EBU N10 (PAL)
•
BNC connectors (75 Ω)
•
12-bit ADC
•
4x oversampling
•
Anti-aliasing filter
SDTV output
•
Betacam, Betacam SP (NTSC and NTSC-EIAJ)
•
SMPTE/EBU N10 (PAL)
•
BNC connectors (75 Ω)
•
12-bit DAC
•
8x oversampling
• Analog video performance
$
$
HDTV analog component video (passthrough)
•
Frequency response Y: +/- 1.0 dB max to 28 MHz
•
Frequency response Pb, Pr: +/- 1.0 dB max to 12 MHz
•
Component channel delay: < 8 ns
•
Component S/N (Y, Pb, Pr): > 50 dB, unified weighted
SDTV S-Video and composite video (passthrough)
•
Amplitude error: < 4%
•
Frequency response: +/- 0.5 dB max to 5 MHz
•
2T pulse response: 1.0% max
•
Diff. Gain: < 2%, Diff. Phase: < 1 degree
Appendix E, Matrox MXO2 Specifications
115
•
$
S/N: > 58 dB, unified weighted
SDTV analog component video (passthrough)
•
Frequency response Y: +/- 0.5 dB max to 5 MHz
•
Frequency response Pb, Pr: +/- 1.0 dB max to 2 MHz
•
Component channel delay: < 8 ns
•
Component S/N (Y, Pb, Pr): > 54 dB, unified weighted
Audio
• Unbalanced analog audio inputs
$
1x stereo pair
$
RCA connectors
$
Input impedance: Hi-Z
$
Line level with 18 db headroom (max level)
• Unbalanced analog audio outputs
$
3x stereo pair
$
RCA connectors
$
Output impedance: 100 Ω
$
Line level with 18 db headroom (max level)
• Balanced analog inputs
$
1x stereo pair
$
2x XLR female connectors
$
Nominal levels: +4 dBu (+4 dBm)
$
Input impedance: Hi-Z
$
Headroom (max level): 18 db
• Balanced analog outputs
$
2x stereo pair
$
4x XLR male connectors
$
Nominal levels: +4 dBu (+4 dBm)
$
Output impedance: 50 Ω
$
Headroom (max level): 18 db
• Unbalanced digital (AES/EBU) input
$
1x stereo pair
$
BNC connector (75 Ω), terminated
$
Maximum input level: 5 V p-p
• Unbalanced digital (AES/EBU) output
$
1x stereo pair
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116
$
BNC connector
$
Output impedance: 75 Ω
$
Nominal output level: 1V p-p
• Balanced and unbalanced analog audio performance
$
Sampling frequency: 48 kHz (using 64x oversampling)
$
Quantization: 24 bits
$
S/N: > 85 db
$
THDN at 1 kHz, nominal level: < 0.05%
Environmental specifications
• Minimum/maximum ambient operating temperatures: 0 to 40º C
• Minimum/maximum storage temperature: –40 to 75º C
• Maximum altitude for operation: 3,000 meters
• Maximum altitude for transport: 12,000 meters
• Operating humidity: 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
• Storage humidity: 5 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Matrox MXO2 Rack specifications
General
• Video formats
NTSC, PAL, NTSC-EIAJ, 1080p/i/PsF, 720p, 576p, 486p
• Regulatory compliance
$
FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, C-Tick Mark, VCCI
$
RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
• Dimensions (without rackmount brackets)
$
Length
$
Width
208 mm
437 mm
$
Height
86 mm (two rack units)
• Dimensions (with rackmount brackets)
$
Length
$
Width
$
Height
483 mm
208 mm
89 mm (two rack units)
• AC power
$
100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz
$
Input: IEC320-C14 inlet
$
Output: +12V DC, 3A max
Appendix E, Matrox MXO2 Specifications
117
• Total power consumption
15 watts
Connections
• Genlock reference input
$
HD analog tri-level sync or SD analog bi-level black burst
$
BNC connector (75 Ω)
• Genlock reference output
$
HD analog tri-level sync or SD analog bi-level black burst
$
Loop through
$
BNC connector (75 Ω)
• RS-422
D-sub connector (9 pins)
Video
• HDMI
$
$
HD input and output
•
HDMI Y,Cb,Cr 4:2:2 (10-bit)
•
Eight channels of embedded audio
•
Standard Type A HDMI connector (19 pins)
SD output
•
HDMI Y,Cb,Cr 4:2:2 (10-bit)
•
Eight channels of embedded audio
•
Standard Type A HDMI connector (19 pins)
• SDI
$
$
HDTV input
•
HD-SDI with eight channels of embedded SDI audio
•
24-bit, 48 kHz
•
Compliant with SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 299M
•
BNC connector (75 Ω), terminated
•
Equalized input for maximum cable length support
HDTV output
•
HD-SDI with eight channels of embedded SDI audio
•
24-bit, 48 kHz
•
Compliant with SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 299M
•
BNC connector (75 Ω)
Matrox MXO2 Rack specifications
118
$
$
SDTV input
•
SD-SDI with eight channels of embedded audio
•
24-bit, 48 kHz
•
BNC connector (75 Ω), terminated
•
Equalized input for maximum cable length support
•
Compliant with SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 272M
SDTV output
•
SD-SDI with eight channels of embedded audio
•
24-bit, 48 kHz
•
BNC connector (75 Ω)
•
Compliant with SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 272M
• S-Video and composite video input
$
$
SDTV input
•
PAL, NTSC, NTSC-EIAJ
•
BNC connector for composite (75 Ω), terminated
•
4-pin mini-DIN S-Video connector (75 Ω), terminated
•
12-bit ADC
•
2x oversampling
•
Anti-aliasing filtering
•
Automatic gain control
SDTV output
•
PAL, NTSC, NTSC-EIAJ
•
BNC connector for composite (75 Ω)
•
4-pin mini-DIN S-Video connector (75 Ω)
•
12-bit DAC
•
8x oversampling
• Analog component video input
$
$
HDTV input
•
EIA-770.3 compliant
•
BNC connectors (75 Ω)
•
12-bit ADC
•
Anti-aliasing filtering
HDTV output
•
EIA-770.3 compliant
•
BNC connectors (75 Ω)
Appendix E, Matrox MXO2 Specifications
119
$
$
•
12-bit DAC
•
2x oversampling
SDTV input
•
Betacam, Betacam SP (NTSC and NTSC-EIAJ)
•
SMPTE/EBU N10 (PAL)
•
BNC connectors (75 Ω)
•
12-bit ADC
•
4x oversampling
•
Anti-aliasing filter
SDTV output
•
Betacam, Betacam SP (NTSC and NTSC-EIAJ)
•
SMPTE/EBU N10 (PAL)
•
BNC connectors (75 Ω)
•
12-bit DAC
•
8x oversampling
• Analog video performance
$
$
$
HDTV analog component video (passthrough)
•
Frequency response Y: +/- 1.0 dB max to 28 MHz
•
Frequency response Pb, Pr: +/- 1.0 dB max to 12 MHz
•
Component channel delay: < 8 ns
•
Component S/N (Y, Pb, Pr): > 50 dB, unified weighted
SDTV S-Video and composite video (passthrough)
•
Amplitude error: < 4%
•
Frequency response: +/- 0.5 dB max to 5 MHz
•
2T pulse response: 1.0% max
•
Diff. Gain: < 2%, Diff. Phase: < 1 degree
•
S/N: > 58 dB, unified weighted
SDTV analog component video (passthrough)
•
Frequency response Y: +/- 0.5 dB max to 5 MHz
•
Frequency response Pb, Pr: +/- 1.0 dB max to 2 MHz
•
Component channel delay: < 8 ns
•
Component S/N (Y, Pb, Pr): > 54 dB, unified weighted
Matrox MXO2 Rack specifications
120
Audio
• Balanced analog inputs
$
2x stereo pair
$
4x XLR female connectors
$
Nominal levels: +4 dBu (+4 dBm)
$
Input impedance: Hi-Z
$
Headroom (max level): 18 db
• Balanced analog outputs
$
4x stereo pair
$
8x XLR male connectors
$
Nominal levels: +4 dBu (+4 dBm)
$
Output impedance: 50 Ω
$
Headroom (max level): 18 db
• Unbalanced digital (AES/EBU) input
$
2x stereo pair
$
2x BNC connector (75 Ω), terminated
$
Maximum input level: 5 V p-p
• Unbalanced digital (AES/EBU) output
$
2x stereo pair
$
2x BNC connector
$
Output impedance: 75 Ω
$
Nominal output level: 1V p-p
• Balanced analog audio performance
$
Sampling frequency: 48 kHz (using 64x oversampling)
$
Quantization: 24 bits
$
S/N: > 85 db
$
THDN at 1 kHz, nominal level: < 0.05%
Environmental specifications
• Minimum/maximum ambient operating temperatures: 0 to 40º C
• Minimum/maximum storage temperature: –40 to 75º C
• Maximum altitude for operation: 3,000 meters
• Maximum altitude for transport: 12,000 meters
• Operating humidity: 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
• Storage humidity: 5 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Appendix E, Matrox MXO2 Specifications
121
Matrox MXO2 Mini specifications
General
• Video formats
NTSC, PAL, NTSC-EIAJ, 1080p/i/PsF, 720p, 576p, 486p
• Regulatory compliance
$
FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, C-Tick Mark, VCCI
$
RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
• Dimensions
$
Length
166 mm
$
Width
110 mm
$
Height
40 mm
• Operating voltages and power consumption
$
Included AC/DC adapter: 100-240 V AC 50-60 Hz (5 V DC, 3 A max)
$
MXO2 Mini unit: 5-25 V DC, 2.5 mm barrel-type connector
•
9 watts power consumption
Connections
Video
• HDMI video
$
$
HD input and output
•
HDMI Y,Cb,Cr 4:2:2 (10-bit) / RGB (8-bit)
•
Eight channels of embedded audio
•
Standard Type A HDMI connector (19 pins)
SD output
•
HDMI Y,Cb,Cr 4:2:2 (10-bit) / RGB (8-bit)
•
Eight channels of embedded audio
•
Standard Type A HDMI connector (19 pins)
• Composite video (not available if using analog component input/output)
$
SDTV input
•
PAL, NTSC, NTSC-EIAJ
•
RCA connector
•
10-bit ADC
•
4x oversampling
•
Anti-aliasing filtering
•
Automatic gain control
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122
$
SDTV output
•
PAL, NTSC, NTSC-EIAJ
•
RCA connector
•
12-bit DAC
•
16x oversampling
• S-Video (not available when using analog component input/output)
$
$
SDTV input
•
PAL, NTSC, NTSC-EIAJ
•
RCA connectors
•
10-bit ADC
•
4x oversampling
•
Anti-aliasing filtering
•
Automatic gain control
SDTV output
•
PAL, NTSC, NTSC-EIAJ
•
RCA connectors
•
12-bit DAC
•
16x oversampling
• Analog component video (not available when using composite, or S-Video
input/output)
$
$
$
HDTV input
•
EIA-770.3 compliant
•
RCA connectors
•
10-bit ADC
•
Anti-aliasing filtering
HDTV output
•
EIA-770.3 compliant
•
RCA connectors
•
12-bit DAC
•
4x oversampling
SDTV input
•
Betacam, Betacam SP (NTSC and NTSC-EIAJ)
•
SMPTE/EBU N10 (PAL)
•
RCA connectors
•
10-bit ADC
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123
$
•
2x oversampling
•
Anti-aliasing filter
SDTV output
•
Betacam, Betacam SP (NTSC and NTSC-EIAJ)
•
SMPTE/EBU N10 (PAL)
•
RCA connectors
•
12-bit DAC
•
16x oversampling
• Analog video performance
$
$
$
HDTV analog component video
•
Frequency response Y: +/- 1.0 dB max to 28 MHz
•
Frequency response Pb, Pr: +/- 1.0 dB max to 12 MHz
•
Component channel delay: < 8 ns
•
Component S/N (Y, Pb, Pr): > 50 dB, unified weighted
SDTV S-Video and composite video
•
Amplitude error: < 4%
•
Frequency response: +/- 0.75 dB max to 5 MHz
•
Diff. Gain: < 2%, Diff. Phase: < 1 degree
•
S/N: > 54 dB, unified weighted
SDTV analog component video
•
Frequency response Y: +/- 0.75 dB max to 5 MHz
•
Frequency response Pb, Pr: +/- 1.0 dB max to 2 MHz
•
Component channel delay: < 8 ns
•
Component S/N (Y, Pb, Pr): > 54 dB, unified weighted
Audio
• Unbalanced analog audio inputs
$
1x stereo pair
$
RCA connectors
$
Input impedance: > 10 k Ω
$
Line level with 18 db headroom (max level: +8 dBv)
• Unbalanced analog audio outputs
$
1x stereo pair
$
RCA connectors
$
Output impedance: < 200 Ω
$
Line level with 18 db headroom (max level: +8 dBv)
Matrox MXO2 Mini specifications
124
• Unbalanced analog audio performance
$
Sampling frequency: 48 kHz (using 128x oversampling)
$
Quantization: 24 bits
$
S/N: > 90 db
$
THDN at 1 kHz, nominal level: < 0.02%
$
Frequency response: +/- 0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
$
Channel separation: > 100 db
Environmental specifications
• Minimum/maximum ambient operating temperatures: 0 to 40º C
• Minimum/maximum storage temperature: –40 to 75º C
• Maximum altitude for operation: 3,000 meters
• Maximum altitude for transport: 12,000 meters
• Operating humidity: 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
• Storage humidity: 5 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Matrox PCIe host adapter specifications
Matrox PCIe host ExpressCard/34 adapter
(for laptops)
$
Standard ExpressCard/34
$
Dimensions: 96 mm (L) × 33 mm (W) × 13 mm (H)
Matrox PCIe host adapter (for desktops)
$
Standard low-profile PCIe (x1)
$
Dimensions:
•
adapter: 66 mm (L) × 69 mm (H)
•
adapter including bracket: 79 mm (L) × 121 mm (H)
•
overall thickness including components: 19 mm
Appendix E, Matrox MXO2 Specifications
F
Matrox MXO2 Customer Support
This appendix explains how to
register your Matrox MXO2
product and obtain customer
support.
126
How to get Matrox MXO2 customer support
If you have a problem that you’re unable to solve by referring to your Matrox
MXO2 documentation, please contact your Matrox MXO2 representative. He or
she should be able to help you quickly correct any installation or system
configuration problem.
If your representative is unable to solve your problem, contact Matrox for further
information and assistance.
Registration
You can register your Matrox MXO2 product in the Matrox MXO2 Support
section of our website at www.matrox.com/video/support.
¡ Important Only registered users are entitled to customer support, software
updates, special promotional offers, and access to our MXO2 user forum.
Keep up to date with our website
In addition to registering your Matrox MXO2, our website offers you
up-to-the-minute information about Matrox products, and software updates. Be
sure to place our site in your favorites or bookmarks:
www.matrox.com/video/support.
Contacting us
Matrox is proud to offer worldwide customer support. Please use the Matrox
MXO2 contact information for your area as provided on our website at
www.matrox.com/video/support.
Appendix F, Matrox MXO2 Customer Support
Index
A
A/V input settings
MXO2 and MXO2 Rack 39
MXO2 Mini 42
Activating the Matrox MAX H.264 codec 72
Adobe After Effects, specifying settings for 67
Advanced pulldown
description of 85
See also Standard pulldown
After Effects
See Adobe After Effects
Apple Compressor
assigning a Matrox MAX H.264 setting 74
creating a new Matrox MAX H.264 setting 75
Matrox MAX H.264 settings 74
Audio output device settings, Final Cut Pro 66
Audio output settings 49
B
Battery
connecting to MXO2 10
requirements and guidelines 3
C
Calibration, monitor
See HDMI monitor calibration
Capture
closed captioning 50
presets in Final Cut Pro 63
settings in Final Cut Pro 68
See also Device control
Channels, video output
specifying settings for 44, 46
supported formats 108, 110
Closed captioning
capture settings in Final Cut Pro 65
enable capture and playback 51
playback settings in Final Cut Pro 65
Codec
See Matrox MAX H.264 codec
Compressor
See Apple Compressor
Computer system
connecting to your MXO2 12
connecting to your MXO2 Mini 28
connecting to your MXO2 Rack 21
requirements 2
Connections
AC power
for MXO2 10
for MXO2 Mini 26
for MXO2 Rack 20
available on Matrox MXO2 10
available on Matrox MXO2 Mini 26
available on Matrox MXO2 Rack 18
battery 10
MXO2 Mini to Mac system 28
MXO2 Rack to Mac system 21
MXO2 to Mac system 12
RS-422
for MXO2 13
for MXO2 Rack 22
typical
for MXO2 14
for MXO2 Mini 30
for MXO2 Rack 23
Customer support 126
D
Deactivating the Matrox MAX H.264 codec 72
Device control
ensuring accurate capture and edit-to-tape in Final
Cut Pro 67
presets in Final Cut Pro 64
RS-422
connection for MXO2 13
connection for MXO2 Rack 22
specifying capture settings in Final Cut Pro 68
specifying edit-to-tape settings in Final Cut Pro 68
E
Easy Setups, MXO2
creating in Final Cut Pro 62
loading in Final Cut Pro 62
overview 62
Edit-to-tape
device control presets in Final Cut Pro 64
settings in Final Cut Pro 68
See also Device control
128
ExpressCard
See PCIe host ExpressCard/34 adapter
F
Final Cut Pro
ensuring accurate capture and edit-to-tape 67
Matrox MAX H.264 settings 80
MXO2 Easy Setups
creating 62
MXO2 presets
capture 63
device control 64
overview 63
sequence 63
removing MXO2 presets and Easy Setups from 35
settings for capturing closed captioning 65
settings for playing back closed captioning 65
specifying capture settings in 68
specifying edit-to-tape settings in 68
specifying video and audio output settings in 66
Firmware, updating 34
G
Genlock
specifying settings for MXO2 and MXO2 Rack 38
timing offset controls 39
H
Hardware, MXO2
before you install 6
installing 6
safety precautions 6
HDMI monitor calibration 57
loading and displaying color bars 56
overview 56
I
Inputs on MXO2 and MXO2 Rack
AES/EBU audio 92
analog RCA audio 92
analog XLR audio 92
available on MXO2 88
available on MXO2 Rack 89
component (Y, Pb, Pr) 92
composite (CVBS) 92
HDMI 91
REF 91
Index
reverse pulldown on 41
scaling on 40
SDI 92
specifying 39
S-Video (Y/C) 92
Inputs on MXO2 Mini
analog RCA audio 93
available 90
component (Y, Pb, Pr) 93
composite (Y) 93
HDMI 93
scaling on 43
specifying 42
S-Video (Pb, Pr) 93
Internet site, Matrox 126
L
License agreement i
Luminance levels, setting for video input/output 37
M
Mac system
connecting to your MXO2 12
connecting to your MXO2 Mini 28
connecting to your MXO2 Rack 21
Main and SD channels, video output formats on 108,
110
Matrox
contacting us 126
WWW site 126
Matrox MAX H.264 codec
activating and deactivating 72
assigning a setting for Apple Compressor 74
creating a new setting for Apple Compressor 75
settings for Apple Compressor 74
settings for Final Cut Pro 80
Monitor calibration
See HDMI monitor calibration
O
Outputs on MXO2 and MXO2 Rack
AES/EBU audio 98
analog RCA audio 99
analog XLR audio 98
available on MXO2 94
available on MXO2 Rack 95
129
component (Y, Pb, Pr) 98
composite (CVBS) 98
HDMI 97
SDI 98
specifying audio 49
specifying video 44
supported video formats 106
supported video formats on main and SD channels
108
S-Video (Y/C) 98
Outputs on MXO2 Mini
analog RCA audio 100
available 96
component (Y, Pb, Pr) 100
composite (Y) 100
HDMI 99
specifying audio 49
specifying video 46
supported video formats 107
supported video formats on main and SD channels
110
S-Video (Pb, Pr) 100
P
PCIe host adapter
connecting to MXO2 12
connecting to MXO2 Mini 28
connecting to MXO2 Rack 21
installing 7
specifications 124
PCIe host ExpressCard/34 adapter
connecting to MXO2 12
connecting to MXO2 Mini 28
connecting to MXO2 Rack 21
installing 7
removing 8
specifications 124
Pedestal, setting for NTSC analog video 37
Power
connecting to MXO2 10
connecting to MXO2 Mini 26
connecting to MXO2 Rack 20
functionality in MXO2 10
functionality in MXO2 Rack 20
See also Battery
Power adapter plugs
connecting for MXO2 Mini 26
Preferences window
specifying A/V input settings 39, 42
specifying audio output settings 49
specifying general settings 37
specifying genlock settings for MXO2 and MXO2
Rack 38
specifying video output settings 44, 46
viewing MXO2 information 53
Presets, Final Cut Pro
creating and editing capture presets 63
creating and editing device control presets 64
creating and editing sequence presets 63
overview 63
Print-to-tape
See Edit-to-tape
Proc amps, calibrating HDMI monitor using 57
Pulldown
description of advanced 85
description of standard 84
R
Registering your Matrox product 126
Returning procedure iv
Reverse pulldown, on MXO2 and MXO2
Rack inputs 41
RS-422
connection to MXO2 13
connection to MXO2 Rack 22
See also Device control
S
Scaling
on MXO2 and MXO2 Rack inputs 40
on MXO2 Mini inputs 43
Sequence presets, creating and editing in Final
Cut Pro 63
Service, returns iv
Settings
A/V input on MXO2 and MXO2 Rack 39
A/V input on MXO2 Mini 42
audio output 49
for capturing closed captioning in Final Cut Pro 65
for playing back closed captioning in Final
Cut Pro 65
Index
130
general 37
genlock for MXO2 and MXO2 Rack 38
video output for MXO2 and MXO2 Rack 44
video output for MXO2 Mini 46
Setup level
See Pedestal
Software, MXO2
installing 34
removing 35
removing MXO2 presets and Easy Setups from
Final Cut Pro 35
Specifications
host ExpressCard/34 adapter 124
Matrox MXO2 112
Matrox MXO2 Mini 121
Matrox MXO2 Rack 116
PCIe host adapter 124
Standard pulldown
description of 84
See also Advanced pulldown
Style conventions 3
System requirements 2
T
Technical support 126
V
Video formats
expressed in MXO2 documentation 4
See also Video output device settings
See also Video output formats, MXO2
Video output device settings
in Final Cut Pro 66
specifying in Adobe After Effects 67
Video output formats, MXO2
supported on main and SD channels 108, 110
supported on outputs 106, 107
See also Video formats
See also Video output device settings
Video output settings 44, 46
W
Warranty i
WWW site, Matrox 126
Index
Compliance Statements
USA
FCC Compliance Statement
Remark for the Matrox hardware products supported by this guide
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of
this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
WARNING
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for the compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. The
use of shielded cables for connection of the equipment and other peripherals is required to meet FCC requirements.
Canada
(English) Industry Canada Compliance Statement
Remark for the Matrox hardware products supported by this guide
These digital devices do not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emission from digital devices set out in the Radio Interference Regulation of Industry Canada.
(Français) Conformité avec les exigences de l’Industrie Canada
Remarque sur les produits matériels Matrox couverts par ce guide
Ces appareils numériques n’émettent aucun bruit radioélectrique dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe A prescrites dans le Règlement sur
le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par Industrie Canada.
Europe
(English) European user’s information – Declaration of Conformity
Remark for the Matrox hardware products supported by this guide
These devices comply with EC Directive 2006/95/EC for a Class A digital device. They have been tested and found to comply with EN55022/CISPR22 and
EN55024/CISPR24. In a domestic environment these products may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. To meet
EC requirements, shielded cables must be used to connect the equipment and other peripherals. Analog A/V cables connected to Matrox MXO2 Mini must be limited to
less than three meters to comply with EEC and EMC directives. These products have been tested in a typical Class A compliant host system. It is assumed that these
products will also achieve compliance in any Class A compliant system.
(Français) Informations aux utilisateurs Européens – Déclaration de conformité
Remarque sur les produits matériels Matrox couverts par ce guide
Ces unités sont conformes à la directive communautaire 2006/95/EC pour les unités numériques de classe A. Les tests effectués ont prouvé qu’elles sont conformes aux
normes EN55022/CISPR22 et EN55024/CISPR24. Le fonctionnement de ces produits dans un environnement résidentiel peut causer des interférences radio, dans ce cas
l’utilisateur peut être amené à prendre les mesures appropriées. Pour respecter les impératifs communautaires, les câbles de connexion entre l’équipement et ses
périphériques doivent être blindés. Afin de se conformer aux exigences des directives de la CEE et de l’EMC, les câbles analogiques audio/vidéo reliés à Matrox MXO2
Mini ne doivent pas dépasser trois mètres. Ces produits ont été testés dans un système hôte typique compatible classe A. On suppose qu’ils présenteront la même
compatibilité dans tout système compatible classe A.
(Deutsch) Information für europäische Anwender – Konformitätserklärung
Anmerkung für die Matrox Hardware-Produktunterstützung durch dieses Handbuch
Diese Geräte entsprechen EG Direktive 2006/95/EC für ein digitales Gerät Klasse A. Sie wurden getestet und entsprechen demnach EN55022/CISPR22 und
EN55024/CISPR24. In einer Wohnumgebung können diese Produkte Funkinterferenzen erzeugen, und der Benutzer kann genötigt sein, entsprechende Maßnahmen zu
ergreifen. Um EG-Anforderungen zu entsprechen, müssen zum Anschließen des ausrüstung und anderer Peripheriegeräte abgeschirmte Kabel verwendet werden.
Analoge A/V Kabel, die an Matrox MXO2 Mini angeschlossen werden, müssen eine Länge von weniger als drei Metern aufweisen um den EWG-und EMV-Richtlinien
zu entsprechen. Diese Produkt wurden in einem typischen, der Klasse A entsprechenden, Host-System getestet. Es wird davon ausgegangen, daß diese Produkte auch in
jedem Klasse A entsprechenden System entsprechend funktionieren.
(Italiano) Informazioni per gli utenti europei – Dichiarazione di conformità
Nota per i prodotti hardware Matrox supportati da questa guida
Questi dispositivi sono conformi alla direttiva CEE 2006/95/EC relativamente ai dispositivi digitali di Classe A. Sono stati provati e sono risultati conformi alle norme
EN55022/CISPR22 e EN55024/CISPR24. In un ambiente domestico, questi prodotti possono causare radiointerferenze, nel qual caso all’utente potrebbe venire richiesto
di prendere le misure adeguate. Per soddisfare i requisiti CEE, l’apparecchiatura e le altre periferiche vanno collegati con cavi schermati. I cavi analogici A/V collegati a
Matrox MXO2 Mini devono essere limitati a meno di tre metri per essere conformi alle direttive di contabilità elettromagnetica e del EEC. Questi prodotti sono stati
provati in un tipico sistema host conforme alla Classe A. Inoltre, si dà per scontato che questi prodotti acquisiranno la conformità in qualsiasi sistema conforme alla
Classe A.
(Español) Información para usuarios europeos – Declaración de conformidad
Observación referente a los productos de hardware de Matrox apoyados por este manual
Estos dispositivos cumplen con la directiva de la CE 2006/95/EC para dispositivos digitales de Clase A. Dichos dispositivos han sido sometidos a prueba y se ha
comprobado que cumplen con las normas EN55022/CISPR22 y EN55024/CISPR24. En entornos residenciales, estos productos pueden causar interferencias en las
comunicaciones por radio; en tal caso el usuario deberá adoptar las medidas adecuadas. Para satisfacer las disposiciones de la CE, deberán utilizarse cables apantallados
para conectar el equipo y demás periféricos. Los cables análogos de A/V conectados con Matrox MXO2 Mini se deben limitar a menos de tres metros para conformidad
con las directivas del EEC y del EMC. Estos productos han sido sometidos a prueba en un típico sistema anfitrión que responde a los requisitos de la Clase A. Se supone
que estos productos cumplirán también con las normas en cualquier sistema que responda a los requisitos de la Clase A.
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