Matrox Electronic Systems M.Key/100 User's Manual

Matrox Electronic Systems M.Key/100 User's Manual
Matrox M.Key/100
User Guide
January 29, 2007
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Trademarks
Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd. ....................................... Matrox®, Axio™, Axio.utils™, DigiSuite™, DSX™, M.Key™
Adobe Systems Inc.......................................................... Adobe®, After Effects®, Premiere®
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc........................................... AMD Athlon™
Intel Corporation ............................................................. Intel®, Pentium™
Microsoft Corporation...................................................... Microsoft®, Windows®, Video for Windows™
Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.).................. Panasonic®, DVCPRO™, DVCPRO50™, DVCPRO HD™,
Sony Corporation ............................................................ Sony®, DVCAM™, HDV™
Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) .......................... D-9™, HDV™
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Contents
What is Matrox M.Key/100? ............................................................. 1
Hardware supplied for Matrox M.Key/100 .......................................2
Matrox M.Key/100 system requirements.........................................2
Connecting Matrox M.Key/100 to your computer............................2
Hardware detection ..........................................................................................................................2
Installing the Matrox M.Key/100 software .......................................3
If you plug M.Key/100 into a different USB port..............................................................................3
Using Matrox M.Key/100 with Adobe Premiere Pro ........................4
Important: If you unplug M.Key/100 when using Adobe Premiere Pro ........................................4
Using Matrox M.Key/100 with VFW programs .................................5
Before you start rendering................................................................................................................5
Rendering material to a Matrox VFW .avi file ..................................................................................8
Matrox M.Key/100 specifications ................................................... 12
General ............................................................................................................................................12
Environmental specifications .........................................................................................................12
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Contents
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What is Matrox M.Key/100?
Matrox M.Key/100 is a USB dongle with associated software that allows you to
use all the Matrox Video for Windows (VFW) software codecs on a system that
doesn’t have Matrox video hardware. With Matrox M.Key/100 connected to your
computer’s USB port, all the Matrox VFW codecs are available on your system
and behave as though you have Matrox video hardware, such as Matrox Axio or
Matrox DSX, installed in your computer.
This means that you can render and play back Matrox .avi files with your VFW
programs using any Matrox VFW codec, including those codecs that are
available only to users that have Matrox video hardware. The following Matrox
VFW codecs are available with Matrox M.Key/100:
• Matrox DV/DVCAM.
• Matrox DVCPRO.
• Matrox DVCPRO5O.
• Matrox DVCPRO HD 1.
• Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame in SD or HD resolution1.
• Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame + Alpha in SD or HD resolution1.
• Matrox Uncompressed in SD or HD resolution.
• Matrox Uncompressed + Alpha in SD or HD resolution.
• Matrox Offline HD.
• Matrox M-JPEG (for legacy DigiSuite files).
• Matrox HDV (for playback only of Matrox HDV files)1.
Because the Matrox VFW codecs will behave as though you have Matrox video
hardware, Matrox offline HD files will be upscaled to full-screen size for
playback with your VFW program, and you’ll have full support of the Matrox
MPEG-2 I-frame HD codec to create .avi files with or without alpha in all
supported HD formats, including 720p, HDV 1080i (1440 ×1080), and full-size
1080i (1920 ×1080). For details on using the Matrox VFW codecs, see “Using
Matrox M.Key/100 with VFW programs” on page 5.
¡ Important If M.Key/100 is not connected to your computer’s USB port when
you render or play back Matrox clips, any clips that use a video compression
format that requires the Matrox video hardware, such as MPEG-2 I-frame HD +
Alpha, will display as invalid video.
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The Matrox DVCPRO HD, MPEG-2 I-frame + Alpha, and HDV VFW codecs require Matrox
video hardware and are available with M.Key/100. Unless you have Matrox video hardware
or M.Key/100, the Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame HD codec supports HDV 1080i (1440 × 1080)
files only.
What is Matrox M.Key/100?
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Hardware supplied for Matrox M.Key/100
• M.Key/100 dongle.
• USB extension cable.
Matrox M.Key/100 system requirements
Matrox M.Key/100 requires a computer with the following minimum system
configuration:
• A computer that supports SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2), such as an Intel
Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 or later.
• Windows XP Professional operating system with Service Pack 2.
• Free USB port.
• A CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive to install the M.Key/100 software.
Connecting Matrox M.Key/100 to
your computer
You can plug Matrox M.Key/100 directly into your computer’s USB port, or use
the provided USB extension cable. With the wide variety of USB port designs on
desktop and notebook computers, you may find that the extension cable provides
greater convenience and flexibility for connecting M.Key/100 to your USB port.
Matrox M.Key/100
USB extension cable
USB port
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Note USB port designs may vary, but you can always identify your computer’s
USB port by the following symbol:
Hardware detection
The first time you connect Matrox M.Key/100 to your computer’s USB port (and
your computer is on), the Windows “Found New Hardware Wizard” will detect
your M.Key/100 hardware. Because the Matrox M.Key/100 Setup program will
automatically install the appropriate drivers for your M.Key/100, you must press
ESC or click Cancel to close the “Found New Hardware Wizard” and then install
the Matrox M.Key/100 software as explained in the next section.
Hardware supplied for Matrox M.Key/100
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Installing the Matrox M.Key/100 software
¡ Important You cannot install the M.Key/100 software on a computer that
already has Matrox video hardware and drivers, such as a Matrox Axio system
with Axio.utils. If you don’t have Matrox video hardware but you’ve installed the
Matrox Video for Windows software codecs on your computer, you must remove
these codecs using Add or Remove Programs in Windows Control Panel
before installing the M.Key/100 software.
° To install the Matrox M.Key/100 software:
1 Plug the M.Key/100 dongle into your computer’s USB port as explained in
“Connecting Matrox M.Key/100 to your computer” on page 2. Windows
will detect M.Key/100 and the “Found New Hardware Wizard” will appear.
2 Press ESC or click Cancel to close the “Found New Hardware Wizard.” To
ensure a smooth software installation, it is essential that you do not let the
wizard try to install any drivers.
3 Insert the Matrox M.Key/100 installation CD into your computer’s
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. The Matrox M.Key/100 Setup program will
start (the Setup program refers to Matrox M.Key/100 as Matrox M.Key).
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
The “Found New Hardware Wizard” may appear during installation. If this
happens, ignore it and continue with the Matrox M.Key/100 Setup program. The
wizard will close automatically when installation is complete. If you have Adobe
Premiere Pro installed on your computer, Matrox Desktop project presets will be
installed for use with Matrox M.Key/100. For details on using these presets, see
the next section.
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Note If you later want to install Matrox video hardware on a computer that
already has M.Key/100 installed, you must first uninstall the M.Key/100
software. To uninstall the M.Key/100 software, choose Start > Programs >
Matrox M.Key > Uninstall Matrox M.Key.
If you plug M.Key/100 into a different USB port
After you have installed the M.Key/100 software, it is recommended that you
always use M.Key/100 in the same USB port that you used when you installed
the software. If you plug M.Key/100 into a different USB port, the “Found New
Hardware Wizard” will appear again. You won’t need to re-install the M.Key/100
software, but you’ll need to use the “Found New Hardware Wizard” to install the
required drivers. For each driver, select Install the software automatically
(Recommended), then click Next. Repeat this step until the “Found New
Hardware Wizard” has finished installing all the required drivers.
Installing the Matrox M.Key/100 software
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Using Matrox M.Key/100 with Adobe Premiere
Pro
Matrox M.Key/100 includes project presets for Adobe Premiere Pro that you can
load to immediately apply appropriate settings to create a project using the
Desktop editing mode for working with Matrox .avi files in any supported video
compression format. For example, you can select a preset to create a
1080i @ 29.97 fps project for working with Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame HD files.
° To load a Matrox Desktop project preset:
1 Start Adobe Premiere Pro. The New Project dialog box appears.
2 From the appropriate Matrox Desktop folder (Matrox Desktop - SD to
create an SD project, or Matrox Desktop - HD to create an HD project),
select the preset that matches the type of project you want to create. For
example, if you want to create an NTSC project for playing back
DV/DVCAM clips in a standard 4:3 editing environment, expand the
NTSC and Standard folders under Matrox Desktop - SD, then select the
DV preset.
3 Under Location, specify where you want to save the project on your hard
drive.
4 Under Name, specify a name for your project.
5 Click OK to apply the settings.
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Note When a project uses the Desktop editing mode, Adobe Premiere Pro
works like a VFW program as explained in “Using Matrox M.Key/100 with
VFW programs” on page 5.
Important: If you unplug M.Key/100 when using
Adobe Premiere Pro
Make sure that M.Key/100 is connected to your USB port when working with
your Matrox Desktop project. If M.Key/100 is accidentally unplugged from your
USB port while you are working in Adobe Premiere Pro, you must do the
following:
1 Save your project.
2 Quit Adobe Premiere Pro and all other programs.
3 Reconnect M.Key/100 into the same USB port you were using.
4 Restart Adobe Premiere Pro and re-open your project.
Always reconnect M.Key/100 before starting Adobe Premiere Pro. If you
reconnect M.Key/100 after starting Adobe Premiere Pro, your Matrox clips may
appear as “offline” when you re-open your project. If this happens, unplug
M.Key/100 and follow the above steps.
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Using Matrox M.Key/100 with VFW programs
When using VFW programs to render material to an .avi file, such as in the case
of a completed video production or an animation, you can use a Matrox codec to
create a Matrox .avi file. For example, you may want to render an animation to
Matrox DV/DVCAM format so that you can record it onto DV tape. You could
also use your VFW program to render video to a Matrox .avi file so that you can
import the file as a realtime clip into your Adobe Premiere Pro projects on
Matrox Axio.
When rendering compositions or animations that have an alpha channel, you can
select a “+ Alpha” Matrox VFW codec to render to a Matrox uncompressed or
MPEG-2 .avi file that includes the alpha-key information. This .avi file will play
back in real time on your Axio system, and will be automatically keyed when you
place the clip in your Adobe Premiere Pro sequence.
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Note Although Matrox has tested many VFW programs, there may be certain
operational limitations when using Matrox M.Key/100 with some of these
programs (as well as with untested programs).
Before you start rendering
Before you start rendering material to a Matrox .avi file, make the following
settings in your Video for Windows program:
• Set the appropriate frame rate for the video format to which you are
rendering. For example, if you are rendering to PAL format, set the frame
rate to 25 fps.
• Set the frame size of your rendered material to full-screen:
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720 × 480 if you are rendering to NTSC or 486p @ 23.98 fps format using
the DV/DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, or MPEG-2 I-frame codec (with
or without alpha).
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720 × 576 if you are rendering to PAL format using the DV/DVCAM,
DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, or MPEG-2 I-frame codec (with or without alpha).
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720 ×486 or 720 × 576 if you are rendering to Matrox uncompressed SD or
Matrox M-JPEG format.
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1920 ×1080 or 1280×720 if you are rendering to uncompressed HD or
DVCPRO HD format.
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1440 ×1080, 1920×1080, or 1280×720 if you are rendering to MPEG-2
I-frame HD format.
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480 ×270 or 320×180 if you are rendering to offline HD format. If you’re
rendering clips for use in an Adobe Premiere Pro project on Matrox Axio,
set the frame size to 480×270 for an HDV 1080i, 1080i, or 1080p project,
or 320×180 for a 720p project. For more information, see “Using the
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Matrox Offline HD Codec” in your Matrox Axio Installation and User
Guide.
• To render video using the same compression format, frame size, and frame
rate as your source video but using a different video quality (data rate),
scanning mode (interlaced or progressive), or bit depth (8-bit or 10-bit), such
as to export uncompressed 1080i @ 29.97 fps clips to uncompressed 1080p
@ 29.97 fps format, you must select the Recompress Always option so
that your video will be recompressed during the export.
• If you’ll be rendering audio, set the audio sample rate to 48 kHz and the
sample size to 16-bit (mono or stereo).
• For best results, make sure you clear your program’s Data rate limit option
for rendered material. This ensures that your .avi files will be rendered at the
particular video quality you select.
• If you’re using Adobe Premiere Pro, set the Fields for rendering to Lower
Field First for NTSC video, Upper Field First for PAL and interlaced HD
video, or No Fields (Progressive Scan) for progressive video.
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Note Before rendering a lot of material, check that your rendered animations
and transitions such as wipes and slides play back smoothly. If they appear
jumpy, try adjusting the field dominance or field order for your rendered material.
For example, if your transitions appear jumpy with the field dominance set to
Odd field or Field 1 , try switching the setting to Even field or Field 2.
Selecting color space conversion options
When you render material to an .avi file using a Matrox VFW codec, you can
determine how you want the luminance levels and chroma information to be
processed during the color space conversion that’s performed during the render.
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Note The default settings for color space conversion provide good results for
most applications. We recommend that you change these settings only when
needed for special purposes.
° To select the color space conversion options you want:
1 Right-click My Computer, then choose Manage, and double-click Device
Manager.
2 Under Sound, video and game controllers, double-click Video Codecs.
3 Click Properties, then select one of the Matrox VFW codecs.
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Note All the available Matrox VFW codecs will be listed. You can select
Matrox VFW Software Codecs to configure all the Matrox DV, M-JPEG,
MPEG-2 I-frame SD, and offline HD codecs.
4 Click Properties, and then Settings.
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5 In the provided dialog box under Color Space Conversion, select the
options you want:
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Note If an option isn’t supported by the particular codec(s) you are
configuring, that option will not be available. Most options, however, are
common to all the Matrox Video for Windows codecs. When these options are
set for a particular codec, they are also set for the other codecs that support
those options.
Renders video using standard broadcast luminance levels.
Super black and super white luminance levels are clipped.
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Standard
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DV-compliant
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Expanded Renders video using the full range of luminance levels. Super
black and super white luminance levels are retained. You may want to use
this setting, for example, to render material on which you’ll be applying
luminance key effects.
Renders video using luminance levels appropriate for DV
material. This ensures that the super white luminance levels of your video
are retained.
¡ Important When rendering RGB graphics, selecting Expanded or
DV-compliant will create super black and/or white in your rendered images.
For example, if you select Expanded , all black in your RGB graphics will
become super black, and white will become super white. To render your
RGB graphics with standard black and white levels, set your luminance
range to Standard.
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Chroma filtering and Chroma interpolation
Select these options to
adjust the chroma bandwidth of RGB graphics. This improves images that
have abrupt changes between different colors, such as a blue box on a black
or white background. You should select these options for most animation
and compositing work (computer-generated material). For most video
editing programs, however, it’s best that you not select these options. If you
find that your rendered images appear to be blurred, try clearing one or both
of these options.
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Select this option to help
eliminate artifacts such as jagged edges and unwanted lines at the edges of
fast-motion video (for PAL video only).
Chroma sampling for fast-motion video
¡ Important When rendering graphics and titles, make sure that Chroma
sampling for fast-motion video is not selected, as this option can cause
jagged edges to appear in your rendered images.
6 Click OK to save your settings. Any change you make to your selected
luminance range setting (such as switching from Standard to Expanded)
will only take effect the next time you start your VFW program.
Rendering material to a Matrox VFW .avi file
When you render material to an .avi file, such as when you render a finished
video production or an animation, you must select the compressor (codec) you
want to create the file. The compressor determines the quality of your rendered
video. Refer to your program’s documentation for instructions on how to select a
compressor for your .avi file.
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Note When specifying your Export Movie settings in Adobe Premiere Pro,
you must set the File Type to Microsoft AVI on the General page, then select
the compressor you want on the Video page.
° To create a Matrox Video for Windows .avi file:
1 Select one of the following codecs from your program’s list of available
compressors:
$ Matrox DV/DVCAM
Renders video to DV or DVCAM format.
Renders video to DVCPRO format.
$
Matrox DVCPRO
$
Matrox DVCPRO50
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Matrox DVCPRO HD
and 720p video only).
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Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame Renders video to MPEG-2 intra-frame format
using the 4:2:2 Profile @ Main Level at a selected data rate (SD resolution
only).
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Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame + Alpha
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Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame HD
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Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame HD + Alpha
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Matrox Uncompressed SD
uncompressed SD format.
Renders video to DVCPRO50 or D-9 format.
Renders video to DVCPRO HD format (for 1080i
Renders video to MPEG-2
intra-frame format with alpha using the 4:2:2 Profile @ Main Level at a
selected data rate (SD resolution only).
Renders video to MPEG-2 intra-frame
format using the 4:2:2 Profile @ High Level at a selected data rate.
Renders video to MPEG-2
intra-frame format with alpha using the 4:2:2 Profile @ High Level at a
selected data rate.
Renders video to 8-bit or 10-bit
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Matrox Uncompressed SD + Alpha
uncompressed SD format with alpha.
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Matrox Uncompressed HD
Renders video to 8-bit or 10-bit
Renders video to 8-bit or 10-bit
uncompressed HD format.
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Matrox Uncompressed HD + Alpha
uncompressed HD format with alpha.
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Matrox Offline HD
Renders video to 8-bit or 10-bit
Renders video to a proxy HD video format for
offline editing purposes.
Note The Matrox M-JPEG codec will also be available to create clips for
use on Matrox DigiSuite or DigiSuite LE. For information about configuring
the Matrox M-JPEG codec, see your Matrox DigiSuite documentation.
2 If you’ve selected a Matrox codec that requires configuration, such as to
select a data rate (video quality), click the Configure button. For details, see
the following sections.
Configuring the Matrox Uncompressed codecs
When you click your program’s Configure button to configure a Matrox
Uncompressed (SD or HD resolution, with or without alpha), a dialog box
similar to the following appears:
1 Under Bit Depth, select the bit depth you want for your video.
2 Under Scan Mode, select the scan mode of your video.
3 Click OK to save your selection. The settings you selected will be used each
time you render material with your program, until you change the settings
again.
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Configuring the Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame codecs
When you click your program’s Configure button to configure a Matrox
MPEG-2 I-frame codec (SD or HD resolution, with or without alpha), a dialog
box similar to the following appears:
1 Drag the Data Rate slider until your desired data rate is displayed. The
higher the data rate you select, the better the video quality will be.
Depending on the capabilities of your system, however, you may not be able
to smoothly play back video at a high quality using your Video for Windows
program.
2 Beside Frame Rate, select a frame rate from the list. Make sure the frame
rate you select is appropriate for the format to which you are rendering.
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Note The Frame Rate setting is not available if you’re rendering to
MPEG-2 I-frame SD format without alpha.
3 To apply advanced settings to your MPEG-2 I-frame file, click the
Advanced button.
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Note The Advanced button is not available if you’re rendering to MPEG-2
I-frame SD format without alpha. The default advanced settings should
provide good results for most applications. We recommend that you change
these settings only when needed for special purposes.
4 Beside DC Precision , select the bit-depth precision of the DC intra block.
The higher the DC precision value that’s used to render your video, the more
likely that the DC content will be increased at the expense of the AC content
in the encoded stream. This may result in lowering the overall quality of the
compressed stream at a specified data rate.
5 Under Zig Zag Order, select one of the following:
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Sets the regular (default) zig zag scanning pattern of the AC
coefficient of the DCT block as defined in the ISO/IEC 13818-2
(figure 7-2) specification documentation.
Regular
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Sets an alternate zig zag scanning pattern of the AC coefficient
of the DCT block as defined in the ISO/IEC 13818-2 (figure 7-3)
specification documentation. Use this setting when capturing or rendering
video at a high data rate (for example, at a data rate of 100 Mb/sec or higher).
Alternate
6 Under Rounding Type, select one of the following:
Rounds the AC coefficients up to the nearest whole number
when calculating the quantization coefficient.
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MPEG-2
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Matrox Custom Truncates the AC coefficients to the lowest whole
number when calculating the quantization coefficient. In some cases, this
setting may yield less artifacts in graphics.
7 Select the Force Frame-based DCT setting to render macroblocks as
frames rather than as fields. In some cases, graphics will yield less artifacts if
this option is selected.
8 Click OK to save your settings. The settings you selected will be used each
time you render material with your program, until you change the settings
again.
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Matrox M.Key/100 specifications
General
USB interface
Regulatory compliance
Dimensions
Total power consumption
As defined in Chapter 7 of the USB specification
FCC Class B, CE Mark Class B,
RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC,
WEEE Directive 2002/960/EC
68.48mm (L) × 24.94mm (H)
58mA in USB active mode, and 0.5 mA in suspend mode
Environmental specifications
• Minimum/maximum ambient operating temperatures: 0 to 70º C
• Operating humidity: 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
• Minimum/maximum storage temperature: –10 to 85º C
• Storage humidity: 5 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Matrox M.Key/100 specifications
Compliance Statements
USA
FCC Compliance Statement
Remark for the Matrox hardware products supported by this guide These devices have been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment causes harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna •
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected • Consult the
dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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 is required to meet FCC requirements.
Declaration of conformity of a Class B digital device according to the FCC rules
We, the Responsible Party
Matrox, 625 State Route 3, Unit B, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-6530 • Telephone: (514) 822-6000 (ext. 2026) • Attention: Conformity Group
Declaration The Matrox hardware products supported by this guide comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) these devices
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) these devices must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Any question regarding
this declaration should be forwarded to the above coordinates.
Canada
(English) Industry Canada Compliance Statement
Remark for the Matrox hardware products supported by this guide These digital devices do not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emission from digital apparatus
devices set out in the Radio Interference Regulation of Industry Canada.
(Français) Conformité avec les exigences du ministère 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 B 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 89/336/EEC for a Class B 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.
(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 89/336/EEC pour les unités numériques de
classe B. 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 doivent être blindés.
(Deutsch) Information für europäische Anwender – Konformitätserklärung
Anmerkung für die Matrox Hardware-Produktunterstützung durch dieses Handbuch Diese Geräte entsprechen EC Direktive 89/336/EEC für ein digitales Gerät Klasse B.
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 abgeschirmte Kabel
verwendet werden.
(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 89/336/EEC relativamente ai dispositivi digitali di
Classe B. 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 vanno collegati alla scheda
grafica con cavi schermati.
(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 89/336/EEC para
dispositivos digitales de Clase B. 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.
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