Matrox Electronic Systems Matrox MXO User's Manual

Matrox Electronic Systems Matrox MXO User's Manual
Matrox MXO
Installation and User Guide
January 31, 2007
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Trademarks
Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd. ....................................... Matrox®, MXO™
Adobe Systems Inc.......................................................... Adobe®, After Effects®, Photoshop®
Apple Computer, Inc. ....................................................... Apple®, QuickTime®, Mac OS®, Final Cut Pro®, Keynote™
Autodesk, Inc. ................................................................. Autodesk ®, Combustion®
Microsoft Corporation...................................................... PowerPoint®
Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.).................. Panasonic®, DVCPRO HD™
Sony Corporation ........................................................... Sony®, Betacam™, DVCAM™, HDV™
Victor Company of Japan Limited (JVC). ......................... JVC™, HDV™
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Matrox MXO License Agreement, Warranty, and Service
A. Matrox software license agreement for single-user products
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to the terms of this agreement, please return the package unopened.
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However, you must use the Software on a single computer owned or leased by you at a time in conjunction for
the purpose of operating the Matrox MXO hardware.
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computer owned or leased by you, you may not use the Software on more than a single machine at a time, even
if you own or lease more than one machine, without the express written consent of Matrox.
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C. End-user registration
Before using your Matrox MXO product, please take a moment to register your product in the Matrox MXO
Support section of our web site at www.matrox.com/video/support. The information you provide will assist Matrox
to quickly diagnose and correct any problem that might arise when using the product. Only registered end users
are entitled to customer support.
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MATROX WARRANTS TO YOU, THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER, WHO PROVIDES AN ADEQUATE PROOF
OF PURCHASE, THAT THE MATROX MXO HARDWARE PRODUCTS WILL BE FREE FROM FACTORY
DEFECTS FOR A PERIOD OF ONE (I) YEAR FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE. MATROX WILL REPAIR
OR REPLACE, AT THE CHOICE OF MATROX, THE MATROX MXO HARDWARE PRODUCTS WHICH
PROVE TO BE DEFECTIVE DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD, PROVIDED THAT THEY ARE
RETURNED TO MATROX, SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING LIMITATIONS:
Matrox's limited warranty covers only those defects which arise as a result of normal use of the hardware and does
not apply to any:
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improper or inadequate maintenance;
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incompatibilities due to the user's hardware or software applications with or in which the Matrox product
interfaces;
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product of a special or custom-made nature;
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unauthorized modification or misuse;
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improper installation, misapplication or negligence;
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operation outside the product's environmental specifications;
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improper site preparation or maintenance;
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software;
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other causes that do not relate to a product defect;
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defects or damage suffered as a result of force majeure (including theft);
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defects or damage suffered as a result of normal wear and tear, and/or stolen goods.
If Matrox receives from you, during the applicable warranty period notice of a defect in a warranted hardware
product and the defective Matrox product in question, Matrox shall at its sole option, either repair or replace the
product, and shall return the repaired product or a replacement product within a reasonable delay. The replacement
product may not be new, provided that it has functionality at least equal to that of the product being replaced. This
warranty is valid in any country where Matrox hardware products are distributed by Matrox or its authorized
dealers.
This limited warranty statement gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from
state to state in the United States, from province to province in Canada, and from country to country elsewhere in
the world.
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WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
NONINFRINGEMENT.
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H. Procedure for returning goods
No returned goods, for service or otherwise, will be accepted without prior authorization from Matrox. To obtain
return authorization, contact Matrox MXO Customer Support (see page 32). Once approved, Matrox will contact
you with your Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Matrox cannot be responsible for units
returned without an RMA number. Matrox will advise you of the shipping address. The packaging must indicate the
RMA number on the outside. It is strongly recommended that a copy of the original packing slip which states the
serial number of the items you're returning be included with the returned merchandise. This will speed up
processing.
Each individual, returned unit or group of units MUST have an RMA number issued by Matrox. Matrox must
authorize the number of units grouped under one RMA number. Any units received without prior approval by
Matrox will be returned to you freight collect.
You shall be responsible for the cost of consolidated freight (one way only) for warranty units from your location to
the location designated by Matrox. Once repaired, Matrox will incur the cost of consolidated freight for warranty
units to your location.
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Contents
Chapter 1
Introducing Matrox MXO
Welcome to Matrox MXO.................................................................2
Matrox MXO key features ................................................................ 2
Matrox MXO operation modes.........................................................2
Supported video output standards ..................................................3
Hardware supplied for Matrox MXO ................................................3
Matrox MXO system requirements ..................................................4
Check our website for equipment information .......................................4
About this manual ............................................................................ 4
Style conventions...................................................................................4
Last-minute information.........................................................................4
Chapter 2
Connecting External Devices to Matrox MXO
MXO connections .............................................................................6
Available MXO connections ...................................................................6
Connecting your MXO to your Mac system ...........................................6
Typical Matrox MXO connections .................................................... 8
Analog component connections ............................................................9
S-Video connections............................................................................ 10
Composite connections........................................................................ 11
SDI connections................................................................................... 12
Chapter 3
Installing Your Matrox MXO Software and Configuring Your
System
Installing your Matrox MXO software............................................. 14
Removing your Matrox MXO software........................................... 14
Calibrating your secondary display ................................................ 14
Defining your settings in the MXO Preference pane...................... 15
Specifying your Mastering mode settings ............................................ 15
Specifying your Presentation mode settings .........................................17
Specifying your General settings ......................................................... 19
Viewing MXO information..................................................................... 21
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Chapter 4
Using Matrox MXO with Final Cut Pro and Other Supported
Programs
Loading project presets for Final Cut Pro ..................................... 24
Specifying your video and audio output device settings ............... 24
Specifying settings for Final Cut Pro .................................................... 24
Specifying settings for Adobe After Effects ......................................... 25
Ensuring accurate printing to tape using Final Cut Pro ................. 26
Appendix A
Matrox MXO Specifications
Matrox MXO box specifications .................................................... 28
General................................................................................................ 28
Connections ........................................................................................ 28
Environmental specifications ............................................................... 29
Appendix B
Matrox MXO Customer Support
How to get Matrox MXO Customer Support ................................. 32
Registration ......................................................................................... 32
Keep up to date with our website ....................................................... 32
Contacting us ...................................................................................... 32
Index ....................................................................................... 33
Contents
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Introducing Matrox MXO
This chapter outlines the
features of Matrox MXO,
describes the MXO operation
modes, lists the contents of
your kit, provides the MXO
system requirements, and
describes the available MXO
documentation.
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Welcome to Matrox MXO
Matrox MXO connects to your Mac computer or laptop to provide
broadcast-quality audio/video output. You can view your Apple Final Cut Pro
projects or the output of many other QuickTime-based applications without
interlacing artifacts, and record them to tape at the same time. You can also use
Matrox MXO to provide flicker-free recording of Keynote and PowerPoint
presentations, web browser sessions, and software application training.
Matrox MXO key features
The following are key features of Matrox MXO:
• Frame-accurate broadcast-quality audio/video output in HD and SD.
• Portable, hot-swappable external box.
• Genlockable HD/SD SDI, HD/SD analog component, S-Video, and
composite video outputs.
• Up to eight channels of embedded SDI audio output with stereo audio
monitoring.
• Workflow enhancements for Final Cut Pro and other QuickTime-based
applications such as:
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Frame-accurate audio/video output for insert editing and printing to tape
with guaranteed audio/video synchronization.
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Interlacing artifact elimination and gamma correction when previewing
video on a secondary DVI display.
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Hardware-accelerated output of DVCPRO HD, HDV, and Final Cut Pro
Dynamic RT segments to full output resolution to save processing power
for other applications.
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Realtime downscaling of an HD project to SD resolution with proper color
space conversions.
• Flicker-free, broadcast-quality video output of your computer desktop with
any application.
Matrox MXO operation modes
Matrox MXO works in two different modes depending on your application:
• Mastering mode This mode is for video editors using QuickTime-based
applications such as Final Cut Pro. Matrox MXO uses the DVI port on your
Mac computer in a unique way to output frame-accurate audio/video for
insert editing and printing to tape. Up to eight channels of mono audio are
available from your application and embedded in the SDI output signal. The
MXO Preference pane allows you to choose which stereo pair you would
like to monitor via MXO’s RCA output. To use Matrox MXO in Mastering
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mode, you must first select the MXO as the output device for your
application. For more information on how to do this, see “Specifying your
video and audio output device settings” on page 24.
• Presentation mode This mode mirrors the contents of your desktop and
outputs it as high-quality video, such as for display on a video monitor or
recording to a VTR. Presentation mode can be used to display and record
Keynote and PowerPoint presentations or web browser sessions. It can also
be used to create software application training. When working in
Presentation mode, your system’s audio playback is routed to all the MXO
audio outputs.
Supported video output standards
Matrox MXO supports the following video output standards:
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NTSC 720 ×486i at 29.97 frames per second.
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PAL 720×576i at 25.00 frames per second.
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HDTV 1920 ×1080i at 29.97 frames per second.
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HDTV 1920 ×1080i at 25.00 frames per second.
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HDTV 1280 ×720p at 59.94 frames per second.
If you’re working with a project that has a video standard that isn’t supported by
MXO, the video output will be automatically converted to one of the supported
standards. For example, if you are working with a project that has a format of
1280 ×720p at 23.98 frames per second, it will be converted to 1280×720p at
59.94 frames per second for output.
Hardware supplied for Matrox MXO
• Matrox MXO box.
• Matrox MXO cable (includes USB, DVI, and audio connectors).
• Y/C (S-Video) adapter cable.
• External AC/DC adapter and power cord.
Supported video output standards
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Matrox MXO system requirements
Matrox MXO requires a Mac system with the following system configuration:
• Mac OS X v10.4.7 or later.
• DVD-ROM drive to install the MXO software.
• Free USB port.
• Display card with a secondary DVI-I connector. Must be able to display
1920 ×1200 @ 60 Hz.
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Note You must have a secondary DVI-I connector for use with Matrox
MXO, and connect your primary DVI monitor to a different connector on your
display card. If you are using an AGP display card, it needs to run at a speed
of 4X or faster.
• DVI monitor that supports a native display resolution of 1920 ×1200 is
recommended, such as an Apple Cinema Display.
• 512 MB physical memory (RAM) if using MXO with a QuickTime-based
video editing program (Apple recommends 2 GB for HD editing).
Check our website for equipment information
For up-to-date information about recommended computer systems and other
MXO-compatible devices such as display cards and DVI monitors, check the
Matrox Video Support site at www.matrox.com/video/support.
About this manual
This manual provides you with information about installing and using your
Matrox MXO hardware and software, including how to configure your Matrox
MXO for use with 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.
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 MXO Release Notes.
Chapter 1, Introducing Matrox MXO
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Connecting External Devices to
Matrox MXO
This chapter shows you how to
connect external devices to
Matrox MXO.
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MXO connections
Matrox MXO allows you to connect multiple devices for simultaneous output.
The connections you make depend on which video formats you wish to output.
¡ Important Only DVI monitors that accept digital input are supported for use
as a secondary display with Matrox MXO. In order to preview full-resolution
HDV video, your DVI monitor must support a display resolution of at least
1920×1200.
Available MXO connections
• One DVI input.
• One DVI output.
• One USB 2.0 connector.
• Your choice of one of the following video output combinations:
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HD SDI output with embedded audio and simultaneous HD analog
component output.
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SD SDI output with embedded audio and simultaneous SD analog
component output.
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SD SDI output with embedded audio and simultaneous S-Video and
composite output.
• Genlock reference input.
• One RCA stereo output.
• DC power jack.
Connecting your MXO to your Mac system
The Matrox MXO kit includes a cable to connect the MXO box to your Mac
system. The cable has four connectors on the system end, and two connectors to
attach to the MXO box.
° To connect the MXO to your Mac system:
0 Connect the USB cable connector on the MXO end (two connectors) of the
cable to the USB B socket on your MXO.
1 Connect the DVI connector on the MXO end of the cable to the DVI IN
connector on the MXO. Tighten the thumb screws to ensure a stable
connection.
2 Connect the DVI connector on the system end of the cable (four connectors)
to the secondary DVI connector on your Mac system. Tighten the thumb
screws to ensure a stable connection.
3 Connect the USB cable connector on the system end of the cable to the USB
A socket on your Mac system.
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Remarks
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The MXO requires a High-Speed USB 2.0 connection. Do not plug the
USB cable connector to the USB socket on your keyboard.
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If you disconnect the USB cable at any time or shut your system down, the
MXO will automatically shut off.
4 Plug the male stereo audio connector on the system end of the MXO cable
into the LINE OUT jack on your sound card or laptop.
5 Plug the female stereo audio connector on the system end of the MXO cable
into your speakers.
6 Connect the DVI connector on your Apple Cinema Display (secondary
display) to the DVI OUT connector on the MXO.
7 Connect the AC/DC adapter to the power cord. Plug the DC adapter end into
the DC power jack on the MXO, and the AC power cord end into an AC wall
outlet.
Apple Cinema Display
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MXO
R
Y/VIDEO
DVI OUT
Pb/Y
REF IN
Pr/C
DVI IN
SDI
USB B
connector
1
L
5V
3A
-
+
7
0
To AC wall outlet
5
Female
stereo
jack
Amplified computer speakers
Male
stereo
plug
USB A LINE-OUT
Secondary DVI
connector
connector
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Mac system
MXO connections
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Typical Matrox MXO connections
The following illustrations show some typical MXO connections. In these
illustrations we’ve connected an Apple Cinema Display as the secondary display,
and also connected a video device, such as a VTR or video monitor. We’ve
connected the audio output from the MXO box to the video device, but you can
connect it to a sound mixer if you are using one.
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Note You can also connect an external sync generator to ensure proper
equipment timing. However, this is optional as the MXO generates its own
internal reference signal if an external genlock is not available.
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Analog component connections
Video device
(VTR, video monitor, etc.)
Apple Cinema Display
IN
IN
Y
Pb
Pr
Audio R Audio L
L
R
Y/VIDEO
Pb/Y
DVI OUT
Pr/C
DVI IN
REF IN
SDI
5V
3A
-
+
USB B connector
Amplified computer speakers
Female
stereo
jack
Secondary DVI
connector
Male
stereo
plug
USB A
LINE-OUT
connector
Mac system
Typical Matrox MXO connections
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S-Video connections
Video device
(VTR, video monitor, etc.)
Apple Cinema Display
S-VIDEO
AUDIO R AUDIO L
IN
IN
S-Video
adapter
cable
R
Y/VIDEO
DVI OUT
Pb/Y
REF IN
Pr/C
DVI IN
SDI
L
5V
3A
-
+
USB B connector
Amplified computer speakers
Female
stereo
jack
Secondary DVI
connector
Male
stereo
plug
USB A
LINE-OUT
connector
Mac system
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Composite connections
Video device
(VTR, video monitor, etc.)
Apple Cinema Display
VIDEO IN
AUDIO R AUDIO L
IN
R
Y/VIDEO
DVI OUT
Pb/Y
REF IN
Pr/C
DVI IN
SDI
L
5V
3A
-
+
USB B connector
Amplified computer speakers
Female
stereo
jack
Secondary DVI
connector
Male
stereo
plug
USB A
LINE-OUT
connector
Mac system
Typical Matrox MXO connections
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SDI connections
Video device
(VTR, video monitor, etc.)
Apple Cinema Display
SDI IN
R
Y/VIDEO
Pb/Y
DVI OUT
REF IN
Pr/C
DVI IN
SDI
L
5V
3A
-
+
USB B connector
Amplified computer speakers
Female
stereo
jack
Male
stereo
plug
USB A
LINE-OUT
Secondary DVI
connector
connector
Mac system
Chapter 2, Connecting External Devices to Matrox MXO
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Installing Your Matrox MXO Software
and Configuring Your System
This chapter explains how to
install the Matrox MXO
software and how to configure
your system in the MXO
Preference pane.
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Installing your Matrox MXO software
If you are planning on using MXO in Mastering mode for video editing, you
should install Final Cut Pro before installing the MXO software. For information
on installing Final Cut Pro, see your Final Cut Pro User’s Manual.
1 Insert your Matrox MXO installation CD in your DVD-ROM drive and run
the installation program on the CD.
2 Follow the onscreen instructions to install the Matrox MXO software on
your computer.
3 The installer will restart your computer at the end of the installation when
you click Restart.
Removing your Matrox MXO software
1 In the Finder menu, choose File > New Finder Window.
2 Choose Applications > Matrox MXO Utilities > MXO Uninstaller.
3 Enter your administrator password in the Authenticate dialog box, then
click OK.
¡ Important The uninstall will not work unless you enter the correct
administrator password.
Calibrating your secondary display
For accurate and consistent color, it’s recommended that you use the ColorSync
utility that comes with your Mac, or a hardware calibration system to calibrate
the DVI monitor that you’ve connected as your secondary display for use with
Matrox MXO.
¡ Important Unless you have a secondary display monitor connected to the DVI
OUT of the MXO, do not drag your menu bar off your primary display monitor
in the Arrangement dialog box, as you will not be able to get the menu bar back.
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Defining your settings in the MXO Preference
pane
The MXO Preference pane allows you to specify various settings to configure
your video and audio output from MXO for the Mastering and Presentation
modes. You can also use the MXO Preference pane to view information about
MXO, such as the serial number and current operating temperature.
Specifying your Mastering mode settings
To specify your Mastering mode settings on Matrox MXO:
1 From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, and then click the
Matrox MXO icon.
2 Click the Mastering tab.
3 Under Video Output Control, select Both fields, First field, or Second
field from the Scrub and pause menu to indicate whether you want to
display both fields or only one field when you scrub on 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 frames of interlaced video.
Defining your settings in the MXO Preference pane
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4 Under Video Output Control, select Downconvert HD video to SD if
you want to downconvert HD video output to SD.
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Note When you select Downconvert HD video to SD, you do not need
to change your video playback settings in Final Cut Pro. Your project’s video
playback settings should always match your sequence settings.
5 If you select Downconvert HD video to SD, or if you are working with SD
16:9 material, you can select one of the following video output options from
the Output 16:9 material as menu:
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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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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.
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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.
6 Under Audio Output Control, from the Monitor audio on menu, select
which audio channel pair you want to monitor from the embedded SDI
audio.
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Specifying your Presentation mode settings
To specify your Presentation mode settings on Matrox MXO:
1 From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, and then click the
Matrox MXO icon.
2 Click the Presentation tab.
3 Under Video Output Control, from the Output desktop as menu, select
the video standard in which you want your desktop to be encoded and routed
to the MXO video outputs, such as for display on a video monitor or
recording to a VTR. If the resolution of your desktop is larger than the
standard you select, MXO will scale the video output accordingly. If your
desktop resolution is smaller, the video output will be centered.
¦
Note For best results, you should set your Matrox MXO desktop resolution
(using Displays in the System Preferences pane) to a (stretched) preset
and make sure your output video standard and desktop resolution are close in
size. For example, if you want to output your desktop as NTSC (720× 486) 29.97 fps, you should set your desktop resolution to 800×600 (stretched).
Defining your settings in the MXO Preference pane
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4 The Anti-flicker filter option is enabled by default to prevent flickering
when previewing interlaced video. You may want to clear this option when
working with graphics files in Photoshop, or when displaying full-screen
video with QuickTime Player.
¥ Tip Depending on the monitor you are using, you may notice color
bleeding around the text in your display. To avoid this problem, from the
Apple menu, choose System Preferences > Appearance, and then
change the Font smoothing style to Standard - best for CRT.
Chapter 3, Installing Your Matrox MXO Software and Configuring Your System
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Specifying your General settings
To specify your General settings on Matrox MXO:
1 From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, and then click the
Matrox MXO icon.
2 Click the General tab.
3 Under Video Output Control, select the setup level you want for your
NTSC analog video from the Set analog pedestal to menu:
$ 7.5 IRE
Applies the standard NTSC setup level of 7.5 IRE.
$ 0 IRE
Applies a setup level of 0 IRE. You should select this option only
when working with a commercial DV-1394 device that uses the Japanese
analog NTSC setup 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
setup to 0 IRE to output your DV clips at the correct brightness.
¦
Note This setting is applicable for NTSC video only. It has no effect when
working with HD material.
Defining your settings in the MXO Preference pane
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4 Under Video Output Control, from the Set analog video as menu, select
the type of analog video output you want by selecting Component, or
Composite & Y/C .
5 Under Genlock Control, for Genlock source select one of the following:
$
Internal Select this to genlock to MXO’s internal reference signal. Select
this option only if you don’t have an external sync generator connected to
the REF IN on your MXO.
$
External Select this if you connected an external sync generator to the
REF IN on your MXO.
The status of your genlock source will be displayed next to Genlock status
as Locked or Not Locked to indicate whether or not Matrox MXO is
presently locked to your genlock source.
6 If you select External as the genlock source, from the Genlock standard
menu, select your external genlock source’s video standard (this setting is
not applicable if you select Internal as the genlock source).
¡ Important To ensure good output results, make sure that your genlock
source’s video standard matches the standard of your project.
Chapter 3, Installing Your Matrox MXO Software and Configuring Your System
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Viewing MXO information
To view MXO information, such as the serial number and operating temperature:
1 From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, and then click the
Matrox MXO icon.
2 Click the Device tab.
3 To display the current MXO operating temperature, select Monitor
temperature .
¡ Important If your MXO exceeds the maximum operating temperature at any
time, it will display a warning and automatically shut down to avoid damage.
Should this occur, make sure your MXO is not close to a heat source and that the
ventilation holes are not obstructed.
Defining your settings in the MXO Preference pane
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Your notes
Chapter 3, Installing Your Matrox MXO Software and Configuring Your System
4
Using Matrox MXO with Final Cut Pro
and Other Supported Programs
This chapter explains how to
define various settings for
using your MXO with Final Cut
Pro and other supported
programs.
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Loading project presets for Final Cut Pro
The Matrox MXO QuickTime video output component for Final Cut Pro
includes project presets that you can load to immediately apply appropriate MXO
settings.
° To load a Matrox MXO project preset:
1 Start Final Cut Pro and select Final Cut Pro > Easy Setup .
2 From the drop down menu in the Easy Setup dialog box, select the preset
that matches the format of your project. For example, if you are working
with NTSC material, select Matrox MXO Uncompressed 8-bit NTSC .
3 Click Setup to apply the settings.
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.
¡ Important Depending on the application you are using, the MXO video output
settings that are available may vary. In most cases, both YUV and RGB settings
will be listed. Therefore, it is important to determine whether the program you
are using is YUV or RGB based before choosing an MXO output setting. For
example, Apple Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, and Motion 2, are all YUV based.
Therefore, for best results when using these programs you should choose an
MXO YUV output setting. When using programs such as Adobe After Effects or
Autodesk Combustion, you should choose an MXO RGB output setting. If you
are not sure whether the application you are using is YUV or RGB based, try
using both and see which one offers the best performance.
Specifying settings for Final Cut Pro
1 Start Final Cut Pro and choose View > Video Playback.
2 Select the MXO setting that matches your project’s sequence setting. For
example, if you’re working with an NTSC project, select MXO NTSC –
YUV (720 × 486). Once you’ve selected an MXO setting from the video
playback menu, MXO Audio will be automatically enabled in the Audio
Playback menu.
3 Ensure that Mastering mode is enabled by choosing View > External
Video > All Frames.
Chapter 4, Using Matrox MXO with Final Cut Pro and Other Supported Programs
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Remarks
• The MXO Audio setting will not work unless you have an MXO setting
selected from the Video Playback menu.
• If the External Video option is off in the Video Playback menu, you will
not be able to monitor your audio through Matrox MXO. In order to hear
your audio, you must choose a device other than MXO Audio from the
Audio Playback menu.
Specifying settings for Adobe After Effects
1 Start Adobe After Effects and choose After Effects > Preferences >
Video Preview.
2 From the Output Device menu, select MXO Video Output.
3 From the Output Mode menu, select the setting that matches the format of
your project. For example, if you’re working with an NTSC project, select
MXO NTSC – RGB .
4 Click OK to save your settings.
Specifying your video and audio output device settings
26
Ensuring accurate printing to tape using Final
Cut Pro
In order to perform an accurate print-to-tape using Final Cut Pro with Matrox
MXO, you may need to adjust the Playback Offset value in the Device Control
Preset Editor.
° To adjust the Playback Offset value:
1 Start Final Cut Pro and choose Final Cut Pro > Audio/Video Settings,
and then click the Device Control Presets tab.
2 Select the preset for your device, click Edit or Duplicate, and then click OK .
3 You can now adjust the value in the Playback Offset box.
¦
Note To avoid having black frames recorded at the end of an insert edit,
make sure that Editing (instead of Mastering) is selected in the Edit to Tape
window. To do this, choose File > Edit to Tape, and then select Editing from
the pop-up menu at the top of the window.
Chapter 4, Using Matrox MXO with Final Cut Pro and Other Supported Programs
A
Matrox MXO Specifications
This appendix provides
specifications for your Matrox
MXO box.
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Matrox MXO box specifications
General
Video standards
Regulatory compliance
Dimensions
External AC/DC adapter
Total power consumption
NTSC, PAL, NTSC-EIAJ, 720p, and 1080i
FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, C-Tick Mark, VCCI
RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
134mm (L) × 161mm (W) × 45mm (H)
100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz
Input: IEC320-C8 inlet
Output: +5V DC, 3A max., 2.5mm barrel type
Dimensions 95mm (L) × 54mm (W) × 32mm (H)
10 watts
Connections
DVI input and output
Genlock reference input
SDTV SDI output
SDTV S-Video & composite
video output
SDTV analog component
video output
HDTV SDI output
DVI-I (single-link) 29-pin female connector
SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level sync
BNC connector (75 Ω), terminated
SD-SDI with 8 channels of embedded SDI audio
24-bit, 48 kHz
BNC connector (75 Ω)
Compliant with SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 272M
PAL, NTSC, NTSC-EIAJ
Frequency response: +/- 0.25 dB max to 5 MHz
2T pulse response: 0.5% max
Diff. Gain and Diff. Phase: < 2%
BNC connectors (75 Ω)
Betacam, Betacam SP (NTSC & NTSC-EIAJ)
SMPTE/EBU N10 (PAL)
Frequency response Y: +/- 0.25 dB max to 5 MHz
Frequency response Pb, Pr: +/-0.2 dB max to 2 MHz
Component channel delay: +/- 3ns
Component S/N (Y, Pb, Pr): > 54 dB, unified weighted
BNC connectors (75 Ω)
HD-SDI with 8 channels of embedded SDI audio
24-bit, 48 kHz
Compliant with SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 299M
BNC connector (75 Ω)
Appendix A, Matrox MXO Specifications
29
HDTV analog component
video output
Analog stereo line out
Analog stereo loop through
Other
Supported video formats: 720p and 1080i
Compliant with EIA-770.3
Frequency response Y: +/- 0.3 dB max to 28 MHz
Frequency response Pb, Pr: +/-0.4 dB max to 14 MHz
Component channel delay: +/- 0.5ns
Component S/N (Y, Pb, Pr): > 57 dB, unified weighted
BNC connectors (75 Ω)
Left and right RCA connectors
4.35 Vp-p (+6 dBu) maximum output level
Input: Stereo 3.5mm female connector on MXO cable
Output: Stereo 3.5mm male connector on MXO cable
4.35 Vp-p (+6 dBu) maximum input/output levels
USB 2.0 type B connector
2.5mm DC power jack
Environmental specifications
•
•
•
•
•
•
Minimum/maximum ambient operating temperatures: 0 to 45º 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 MXO box specifications
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Your notes
Appendix A, Matrox MXO Specifications
B
Matrox MXO Customer Support
This appendix explains how
you can register your Matrox
MXO and obtain customer
support.
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How to get Matrox MXO Customer Support
If you have a problem that you’re unable to solve by referring to your Matrox
MXO documentation, please contact your Matrox MXO 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 MXO in the Matrox MXO 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 MXO user forum at
http://forum.matrox.com/mxo/.
Keep up to date with our website
In addition to registering your Matrox MXO, our website offers you up-to-theminute information about Matrox products, software updates, and access to our
support databases. 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
MXO contact information for your area as provided on our website at
www.matrox.com/video/support.
Appendix B, Matrox MXO Customer Support
Index
A
Adobe After Effects
specifying settings for 25
After Effects
See Adobe After Effects
Audio output device settings
specifying in Final Cut Pro 24
C
Computer
system requirements for Matrox MXO 4
Connections
analog component 9
composite 11
MXO to Mac system 6
SDI 12
S-Video 10
typical 8
Customer support 32
D
Desktop
selecting output video standard for 17
Display monitor
calibrating secondary 14
E
Environmental specifications
Matrox MXO 29
F
Final Cut Pro
ensuring accurate print-to-tape using 26
loading project presets 24
specifying settings for 24
G
General settings
specifying for Matrox MXO 19
General specifications
Matrox MXO 28
I
Internet
Matrox WWW site 32
L
License agreement i
M
Mac system
connecting to your MXO 6
Mastering mode
about 2
specifying settings for 15
Matrox
contacting us 32
WWW site 32
Matrox MXO
available connections 6
connecting to your Mac system 6
customer support 32
hardware supplied with 3
key features 2
operation modes 2
Preference pane
about 15
defining General settings 19
defining Mastering mode settings 15
defining Presentation mode settings 17
viewing MXO information 21
registration 32
software
installing 14
removing 14
specifications 28
system requirements 4
typical connections 8
viewing information for 21
MXO
See Matrox MXO
34
P
Preference pane
See Matrox MXO
Presentation mode
about 3
specifying settings for 17
Project presets
loading for Final Cut Pro 24
R
Registering your Matrox MXO 32
Returning procedure iv
S
Secondary display
calibrating 14
Service, returns iv
Specifications
for Matrox MXO 28
Style conventions 4
System requirements
for Matrox MXO 4
T
Technical support
See Customer support 32
Temperature
monitoring for Matrox MXO 21
V
Video output device settings
specifying in Adobe After Effects 25
specifying in Final Cut Pro 24
Video output standards
supported 3
W
Warranty i
WWW site 32
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 89/336/EEC 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.
(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 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.
(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 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.
(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 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.
(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 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.
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