Matrox CompressHD Installation and User Guide (Windows version)

Matrox CompressHD Installation and User Guide (Windows version)
Matrox CompressHD
Installation and User Guide
(Windows version)
July 8, 2013
Y11136-201-0750
Trademarks
Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd. ......................................................... Matrox®, A/V Tools™, CompressHD™, Matrox MAX™,
Mtx.utils™, MXO™
Adobe Systems Inc............................................................................ Adobe®, After Effects®, Encore®, Premiere®
Apple Computer, Inc. ......................................................................... Apple®, iPhone®, iPod®
Intel Corporation ............................................................................... Intel®, Core™
Microsoft Corporation........................................................................ Microsoft®, Windows®
Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.).................................... Panasonic®, DVCPRO™, DVCPRO50™, DVCPRO HD™
PCI-SIG ............................................................................................. PCI-SIG®, PCIe ™
Sony Corporation .............................................................................. Sony®, Blu-ray Disc™, DVCAM ™, HDV™
Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) ............................................ JVC™, HDV™
All other nationally and internationally recognized trademarks and tradenames are hereby acknowledged.
Copyright © 2013 Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd. • All rights reserved.
Disclaimer Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd. reserves the right to make changes in specifications at any time and without notice.
The information provided by this document is believed to be accurate and reliable. However, no responsibility is assumed by Matrox
Electronic Systems Ltd. for its use; nor for any infringements of patents or other rights of third parties resulting from its use. No
license is granted under any patents or patent rights of Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd.
Unauthorized recording or use of broadcast television programming, video tape, or other copyrighted material may violate copyright
laws. Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd. assumes no responsibility for the illegal duplication, use, or other acts that infringe on the
rights of copyright owners.
Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd.
1055 St. Regis Blvd., Dorval, Quebec, Canada H9P 2T4
Tel: (514) 685-2630 Fax: (514) 685-2853 World Wide Web: www.matrox.com
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Matrox Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty Statement
1 Matrox * ("Matrox") having its head office at 1055 St-Regis Blvd., Dorval, Quebec Canada tel: (514) 822-6000
warrants that the Matrox hardware products (the "Matrox Product") will be free from defects in materials and
workmanship under normal use for a period of three (3) years from the date of purchase by the original customer
("Customer" or "You") who provides adequate proof of purchase and payment (for example, a copy of your sales
receipt or purchase invoice). The warranties provided by Matrox in this Matrox limited warranty statement apply
only to Matrox Products that the Customer purchases for use, and not for resale. This warranty applies only to the
original Customer and is non-transferable. MATROX DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE OPERATION OF THE
MATROX PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS IN THE MATROX
PRODUCT WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE MATROX PRODUCT WILL MEET THE CUSTOMER'S
REQUIREMENTS OR PERFORM WITH ANY HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE PROVIDED BY THIRD
PARTIES. Conditions and limitations of Matrox's warranty are stated below.
2 Matrox's limited warranty applies only to the Matrox Product entirely manufactured by or for Matrox. The limited
warranty does not apply to any non-Matrox hardware products or any software, even if packaged or sold with the
Matrox Product. Manufacturers, suppliers or publishers other than Matrox may provide their own warranties to the
Customer, but Matrox, insofar as permitted by law, provides their products "as is." Software provided by Matrox is
not covered under this limited warranty (please refer to the licensing agreement accompanying the software for
details of the terms applicable to such).
3 Matrox's limited warranty covers only those defects which arise as a result of normal use of the Matrox Product
and does not apply to any damage which arises from:
a improper or inadequate maintenance;
b incompatibilities due to the Customer's hardware or software applications, including non-Matrox products,
with or in which the Matrox Product interfaces;
c Matrox Product of a special or custom-made nature;
d unauthorized modification or misuse, including physical damage to the Matrox Product caused by the
Customer or due to transportation of the product;
e improper installation, abuse, misapplication or negligence;
f failure to follow instructions relating to Matrox Product's use;
g operation outside the Matrox Product's environmental specifications;
h improper site preparation or maintenance;
i software;
j service performed by anyone who is not a representative of Matrox;
k other causes that do not relate to a Matrox Product defect;
l defects or damage suffered as a result of force majeure (including theft);
m defects or damage suffered as a result of normal wear and tear or otherwise due to the normal aging of the
Matrox Product, and/or
n stolen goods.
The warranty is voided by removal or alteration of identification labels on the Matrox Product or its parts.
4 In the event of a defect in a Matrox Product during the applicable warranty period, Matrox shall at its sole option,
either i) repair the defect using new or refurbished parts and return the repaired Matrox Product within a
reasonable delay; or ii) replace the Matrox Product with a Matrox Product that is new or which has been
manufactured from new or serviceable used parts and is at least functionally equivalent to the original Matrox
Product and send such replacement Matrox Product within a reasonable delay.
*
Matrox is Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd, Matrox Graphics Inc. or Matrox Europe Limited. Head office at
1055 St-Regis Blvd. Dorval, Quebec, Canada H9P 2T4 Telephone (514) 822-6000.
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5 A replacement Matrox Product or part assumes the remaining warranty of the original Matrox Product.
When a Matrox Product or part is replaced, any replacement item becomes the Customer's property and the
replaced item becomes Matrox's property.
6 This warranty is valid in any country where Matrox Products are distributed by Matrox and/or its authorized
resellers, dealers or distributors.
7 This limited warranty gives the Customer specific legal rights. The Customer 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.
8 For Australian Consumers: The rights described in this warranty are in addition to the statutory rights to
which You may be entitled under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and other applicable Australian
consumer protection laws and regulations. Our Matrox Products come with guarantees that cannot be
excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure
and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are entitled to have the goods
repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major
failure. Goods presented for repair may be replaced by refurbished goods of the same type rather than being
repaired. Refurbished parts may be used to repair the goods.
Limitations of Warranty
1 TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THIS WARRANTY AND THE REMEDIES SET FORTH
ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, REMEDIES AND
CONDITIONS. NEITHER MATROX NOR ANY OF ITS THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS MAKES ANY
OTHER WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO
MATROX PRODUCTS. MATROX SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS (AND THE CUSTOMER, BY
ACCEPTING THE MATROX PRODUCT, SPECIFICALLY ACCEPTS SUCH DISCLAIMER AND
WAIVES) ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR OR INTENDED PURPOSE OR USE AND THE WARRANTY AGAINST
LATENT DEFECTS, WITH RESPECT TO THE HARDWARE AND/OR SOFTWARE. MATROX
FURTHER DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY THAT MATROX PRODUCTS, IN WHOLE OR IN PART,
WILL BE FREE FROM INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY,
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY PATENTS, OR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.
2 To the extent that this limited warranty is inconsistent with the law of the locality where the Customer
purchases the Matrox Product, this limited warranty shall be deemed modified to be consistent with such
local law. Under such local law, certain limitations of this limited warranty may not apply to the consumer. If
Matrox cannot lawfully disclaim statutory or implied warranties, then to the extent permitted by law, all such
warranties shall be limited in duration to the duration of this express warranty and to repair or replacement
service as determined by Matrox at its sole discretion.
3 Matrox disclaims any representation that it will be able to repair any Matrox Product under this warranty or
make a Matrox Product exchange without risk to or loss of the programs or data.
4 To the extent allowed by local law, the remedies provided in this limited warranty are the Customer's sole
and exclusive remedies.
Limitations of Liability
1 EXCEPT FOR THE OBLIGATIONS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH IN THE LIMITED WARRANTY, IN
NO EVENT SHALL MATROX BE LIABLE FOR:
a any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, foreseeable or unforeseeable, or punitive
damages, whether based on contract, tort, delict or any other legal theory and whether advised of the
possibility of such damages; and/or
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b damages arising from the loss of use, data, Matrox Production revenue, use of money, anticipated savings,
procurement of substitute goods, business, opportunity, goodwill, reputation and/or profit in connection with
the Matrox Product or any business interruption.
c Matrox disclaims and shall have no obligation to indemnify or defend You or any third party in respect of any
actual or alleged infringement of any actual or pending patents, copyright or other intellectual property rights.
Matrox shall have no liability arising out of any such actual or alleged intellectual property infringement.
2 Without prejudice to the foregoing, any liability of Matrox for any breach of warranty shall be limited to the actual
amount paid by the Customer for the defective hardware in question.
3 To the extent allowed by local law, Matrox's entire liability and the Customer's exclusive remedy shall be the
repair or replacement of any defective Matrox Product during the warranty period. Matrox does not offer any other
warranty with respect to Matrox hardware or software or any other hardware or software.
4 Customer shall be responsible for all applicable taxes, duties and customs fees on any replacement unit, as well as
all transport, insurance, storage and other charges incurred on all returned Matrox Products.
5 Matrox reserves the right to change its warranties at any time and without notice, at its sole discretion, with
respect to future sales and deliveries.
6 UNAUTHORIZED USE. THE MATROX PRODUCT AND ANY DOCUMENTATION RELATED THERETO
ARE NOT DESIGNED, INTENDED, AUTHORIZED OR WARRANTED TO BE SUITABLE FOR USE OR
RESALE IN ANY TYPE OF SYSTEM OR OTHER APPLICATIONS RELATED TO, HAZARDOUS OR
POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS OR APPLICATIONS REQUIRING
HIGH-AVAILABILITY OR FAIL-SAFE PERFORMANCE, WHERE PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH MAY
OCCUR, SUCH AS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LIFE SUSTAINING, LIFE SAVING SYSTEMS, OPERATION OF
NUCLEAR FACILITIES, AIRCRAFT NAVIGATION OR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, AIR TRAFFIC
CONTROL, PUBLIC WORKS, WEAPONS SYSTEMS, OR ANY OTHER APPLICATION IN WHICH THE
FAILURE OF A MATROX PRODUCT COULD LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE, ENVIRONMENTAL
DAMAGE, OR PERSONAL INJURY. CUSTOMER WILL NOT USE, OR PERMIT TO BE USED, THE
MATROX PRODUCTS FOR SUCH HIGH-AVAILABILITY, FAIL-SAFE OR CRITICAL APPLICATIONS
AND FURTHER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS MATROX AND ITS
MANAGERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS, AND
ASSIGNS FROM AND AGAINST ANY ACTION, SUIT, PROCEEDING, COST, EXPENSE, DAMAGES,
AND LIABILITY (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES) ARISING
OUT OF, OR RELATED TO, THE BREACH OF CUSTOMER'S OBLIGATIONS RELATED HERETO, EVEN
IF SUCH CLAIM ALLEGES THAT MATROX WAS NEGLIGENT REGARDING THE DESIGN OR
MANUFACTURE OF THE MATROX PRODUCT.
Obtaining Service (whether in or out of warranty)
1 Verify that your Matrox Product was installed and configured according to the information in its accompanying
documentation or at the web site referenced therein.
2 Read the "Troubleshooting" information included with the Matrox Product or at the web site referenced therein, to
verify if the problem can be easily solved.
3 If You are still experiencing difficulties, please contact your dealer or distributor where You purchased your
Matrox Product. Please go to http://www.matrox.com/hr/en/company/legal/en/warranty, to find the list of Matrox
authorized dealers and/or distributors in your area.
4 Alternatively, if this first option is unavailable to You and you are still experiencing problems or if you believe that
your product is defective, please contact the Matrox Support team. We will help you troubleshoot your issue and
process a replacement if it is found to be defective. Matrox support team can be reached at
http://www.matrox.com/hr/en/company/legal/en/warranty.
5 Before returning the Matrox Product, please back up any and all information or data thereon, including, without
limitation, confidential, proprietary, personal or other information. All data and information on the Matrox
Product will be lost given that the persistent storage device(s) will be reformatted to factory default during testing;
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and Matrox cannot, and does not, accept any responsibility for any information that may be lost, corrupted,
damaged or otherwise rendered inaccessible.
6 When returning a Matrox Product, leave the configuration as it was when You were using it, and leave all
identification stickers on the Matrox Product. Pack the Matrox Product in its original box and return it to
your Matrox dealer or distributor where the Matrox Product was purchased, together with your proof of
purchase. Your Matrox dealer or distributor will return the Matrox Product for You. Alternatively, You may
proceed by returning your Matrox Product by following the guidelines referred to at the following address
http://www.matrox.com/hr/en/company/legal/en/warranty, and follow the link to Customer Support, where a
Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number will be issued, upon receipt of adequate proof of
purchase, and shipping instructions will be given to you. Customer will be responsible in paying the freight
to send the Matrox Product for service. Please ensure that the product is in Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
packaging before shipping it back to Matrox or else the warranty shall be void.
DO NOT RETURN THE MATROX PRODUCT TO MATROX WITHOUT MATROX'S RMA NUMBER
AND EXPRESS AUTHORIZATION.
Once an RMA number is issued, the Matrox Product must be returned to Matrox within thirty (30) days.
NON-WARRANTY product will be shipped back to You collect or on your courier account number, if one is
provided.
General
1 This limited warranty shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Quebec, Canada and the federal laws
of Canada applicable therein and the courts of the Province of Quebec shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear
and decide any dispute instituted by the Customer in connection with this limited warranty; the Customer
waives, by accepting the Matrox Product, its rights to institute proceedings in connection with this warranty
against Matrox in any jurisdiction other than Quebec. Customer hereby agrees to all terms of this warranty in
the English language. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does
not apply to this warranty and is strictly excluded.
2 Except as may be expressly agreed to the contrary in a signed written agreement between Customer and
Matrox, i) any written or oral information or advice given by Matrox's distributors, agents or employees will
in no way increase the scope of the limited warranty contained in this limited warranty; and ii) this limited
warranty states the only warranty made to You by Matrox with respect to the units of Matrox Product that
You have purchased, and the terms of this limited warranty shall override the terms of any purchase orders
and any other terms and understandings You may seek to apply in respect thereof.
3 This limited warranty is personal to You and cannot be assigned or transferred without Matrox's prior written
agreement.
4 The failure by Matrox to enforce any of the provisions of this limited warranty shall not constitute a waiver
of Matrox's rights to enforce such provision or any other provision of this limited warranty in the future.
5 If any clause in this limited warranty is held by a court of law to be illegal or unenforceable the remaining
provisions of this limited warranty shall not be affected thereby.
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("MATROX") CONCERNING THE USAGE OF THE MATROX SOFTWARE. BY DOWNLOADING,
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such event, Licensee may only disclose the relevant and necessary parts of the Software to permit the third
party to accomplish his work provided that all such disclosures shall be subject to the terms and conditions
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recommendations to Matrox regarding the Licensed Software and/or Licensee's product ("Feedback"),
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other consideration to Licensee.
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DESIGNED, INTENDED, AUTHORIZED OR WARRANTED TO BE SUITABLE FOR USE OR RESALE IN ANY
TYPE OF SYSTEM OR OTHER APPLICATIONS RELATED TO, HAZARDOUS OR POTENTIALLY
HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS OR APPLICATIONS REQUIRING HIGH-AVAILABILITY OR FAIL-SAFE
PERFORMANCE, WHERE PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH MAY OCCUR, SUCH AS MEDICAL SYSTEMS,
LIFE SUSTAINING, LIFE SAVING SYSTEMS, OPERATION OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES, AIRCRAFT
NAVIGATION OR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL, PUBLIC WORKS, WEAPONS
SYSTEMS, OR ANY OTHER APPLICATION IN WHICH THE FAILURE OF A PRODUCT COULD LEAD TO
PROPERTY DAMAGE, ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE, OR PERSONAL INJURY. LICENSEE WILL NOT USE,
OR PERMIT TO BE USED, THE PRODUCTS FOR SUCH HIGH-AVAILABILITY, FAIL-SAFE OR CRITICAL
APPLICATIONS AND FURTHER, LICENSEE AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS
MATROX AND ITS MANAGERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES,
SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS FROM AND AGAINST ANY ACTION, SUIT , PROCEEDING, COST,
EXPENSE, DAMAGES, AND LIABILITY (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, REASONABLE
ATTORNEYS' FEES) ARISING OUT OF , OR RELATED TO, THE BREACH OF LICENSEE'S OBLIGATIONS
RELATED HERETO, EVEN IF SUCH CLAIM ALLEGES THAT MATROX WAS NEGLIGENT REGARDING
THE DESIGN OR MANUFACTURE OF THE SOFTWARE.
TERMINATION
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such event, Licensee must destroy all copies of the Software and all of its component parts. Matrox reserves the right
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violates any of this Licenses' terms and conditions.
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damages on account of the loss of prospective profits on anticipated sales, or on account of expenditures, investments,
leases, or commitments in connection with the Licensee's business or goodwill or otherwise.
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in any manner, prohibited by the United States Bureau of Industry and Security or any export laws, restrictions or
regulations.
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arising out of or in connection with this Agreement.
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Matrox End-User VFW Software Codec License Agreement ("Agreement")
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE INSTALLING,
COPYING OR USING THE SOFTWARE. THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU THE END USER
("END USER") AND MATROX ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS LTD. ("MATROX") CONCERNING THE MATROX
VIDEO FOR WINDOWS SOFTWARE CODEC PACKAGE (COLLECTIVELY, THE "SOFTWARE") WHICH END
USER WISHES TO USE FOR PERSONAL USE. END USER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT IT WILL
BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
Supported formats: DV/DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO HD, MPEG-2 I-frame SD, MPEG-2 I-frame
HD (includes 720p, full-size 1080i/p, and 1440x1080i/p), MPEG-2 I-frame SD + Alpha, MPEG-2 I-frame HD +
Alpha, Offline HD, HDV and EZ-HDV (playback only), Uncompressed 8-bit and 10-bit SD, Uncompressed 8-bit and
10-bit HD, Uncompressed 8-bit and 10-bit SD + Alpha, Uncompressed 8-bit and 10-bit HD + Alpha, EZ-MXF
(playback only), and Motion-JPEG (playback only).
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Contents
Chapter 1
Introducing Matrox CompressHD
Welcome to Matrox CompressHD ....................................................... 2
Matrox CompressHD system requirements ........................................ 2
Supported programs .................................................................................. 2
About this manual ................................................................................. 2
Style conventions ....................................................................................... 2
Last-minute information.............................................................................. 3
Chapter 2
Installing Your Matrox CompressHD Hardware and Software
Before you install your Matrox CompressHD hardware ...................... 6
Start with a functioning system................................................................... 6
Avoid costly damage .................................................................................. 6
Installing your Matrox CompressHD card .............................................7
Installing Matrox Mtx.utils......................................................................7
Updating your CompressHD firmware ........................................................ 8
Note about using sleep and hibernation modes with CompressHD .... 8
Removing your Matrox CompressHD software ................................... 8
Chapter 3
Using the Matrox MAX H.264 Codec with Adobe Software
Exporting to Matrox MAX H.264 files using Adobe Media Encoder.... 10
Performing a direct export of an Adobe Premiere Pro sequence ...... 15
Transcoding for Blu-ray Disc authoring in Adobe Encore ................... 16
Specifying your Matrox MAX H.264 settings....................................... 19
Chapter 4
Monitoring Your Matrox CompressHD System
Using X.info to display CompressHD information............................... 24
Displaying system information .................................................................. 24
Displaying hardware information .............................................................. 26
Monitoring your CompressHD card’s operating temperatures..................27
Error notification ........................................................................................27
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Appendix A
Matrox CompressHD Specifications
Matrox CompressHD card specifications ...........................................30
Appendix B
Matrox Customer Support
How to get Matrox 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 CompressHD
This chapter lists the
CompressHD system
requirements, and describes
the CompressHD
documentation.
2
Welcome to Matrox CompressHD
Matrox CompressHD is an H.264 accelerator card that lets you quickly and
easily export material to H.264 files for Blu-ray Disc, the web, and mobile
devices. Matrox CompressHD is the first implementation of Matrox MAX
technology that lets you create H.264 files for resolutions ranging from iPod to
HD, and it works in systems with or without a video I/O device.
Matrox CompressHD system requirements
Matrox CompressHD requires a computer system with the following minimum
configuration:
• Intel Core 2 Duo 2.67 GHz CPU.
• Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Home Premium (64-bit)
with Service Pack 1.
• 4 GB of RAM (8 GB is recommended).
• One free PCIe slot.
For up-to-date information about system requirements, check the Matrox
CompressHD Support section of our website at www.matrox.com/video/support.
Supported programs
For a complete list of the third-party applications supported for using Matrox
CompressHD with the current software release, see the “Supported OS and
Applications” document provided in the “Downloads” section of the Matrox
Compress HD Support website.
About this manual
This manual provides you with information about installing and using your
Matrox CompressHD card, including how to use Matrox CompressHD to export
material with Adobe Media Encoder.
Style conventions
The following style conventions are used in this manual:
• The names of files, folders, and manuals appear in italics. For example:
$
The data is stored in the Sample.wav file.
$
The file is located in your C:\Windows\System folder.
$
Please refer to your Matrox CompressHD Release Notes.
• 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.
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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 CompressHD Release Notes.
About this manual
4
Your notes
Chapter 1, Introducing Matrox CompressHD
2
Installing Your Matrox CompressHD
Hardware and Software
This chapter describes how to
install the Matrox CompressHD
card, and how to install and
remove your CompressHD
software.
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Before you install your Matrox CompressHD
hardware
Read the following information carefully before attempting to install Matrox
CompressHD hardware.
Start with a functioning system
Before attempting any Matrox CompressHD installation, you should have a
computer system with a supported Windows operating system fully installed and
functioning smoothly. This will avoid potential problems later on.
Avoid costly damage
Static electricity from your body can damage your Matrox CompressHD card 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 CompressHD card 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.
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Installing your Matrox CompressHD card
The Matrox CompressHD card is a low-profile, half-length PCIe x1 card
designed to operate in a PCIe slot in your computer. For detailed instructions on
how to perform the following steps, refer to your computer’s documentation.
1 Shut down your system, unplug the power cord and all the cables from the
unit, and open your computer’s chassis.
2 Insert the Matrox CompressHD card in an available PCIe slot in your
computer, and secure the card into place.
²Caution To avoid overheating issues, don’t install CompressHD close to
another card that generates heat, such as a display card.
3 Close your computer’s chassis, and reconnect the power cord and all the
cables to the unit.
Installing Matrox Mtx.utils
Matrox Mtx.utils installs the CompressHD device drivers, and all the software
required to use your CompressHD card. This includes Matrox presets for using
Adobe Media Encoder to export material to various formats with the Matrox
MAX H.264 codec. In addition to the Matrox MAX H.264 codec, several other
Matrox codecs are installed so that you can play back Matrox .avi files on your
CompressHD system.
¡ Important Before installing Matrox Mtx.utils, make sure that you have Adobe
Media Encoder installed on your computer. Adobe Media Encoder is included
with many Adobe programs, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and
Encore.
You can install Matrox Mtx.utils on a computer with or without the CompressHD
card installed. To download and install the latest version of Matrox Mtx.utils,
visit the CompressHD Support section of our website at
www.matrox.com/video/support. You can also contact your CompressHD dealer
for the latest software.
¦
Note Matrox Mtx.utils Setup installs software for CompressHD as well as
Matrox products that can be used with CompressHD, such as Matrox MXO2. If
you have only the CompressHD card, you won’t be able to use software intended
for use with other Matrox products (for example, Matrox A/V Tools and the
Matrox WYSIWYG plug-ins). For details on using Mtx.utils software with
another Matrox product, refer to your Matrox documentation for that product.
Installing your Matrox CompressHD card
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Updating your CompressHD firmware
When you install Matrox Mtx.utils on a computer that has the CompressHD card
installed, the Mtx.utils Setup program automatically verifies the firmware on
your CompressHD card and updates it if required. If you install Mtx.utils on a
computer without the CompressHD card, the next time you start your computer
with CompressHD installed, Mtx.utils Setup will update your CompressHD
card’s firmware if needed.
²Caution Do not power off your computer, or interrupt the firmware update
during the update process. Doing so may damage your CompressHD card.
Note about using sleep and hibernation modes
with CompressHD
Before setting your computer to sleep or hibernation mode, make sure that you
first quit any application that is using your CompressHD hardware, such as
Adobe Media Encoder.
Removing your Matrox CompressHD software
To remove Matrox Mtx.utils from your computer, choose Start > All Programs
> Matrox Mtx.utils > Uninstall Matrox Mtx.utils.
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Using the Matrox MAX H.264 Codec
with Adobe Software
This chapter explains how to
use the Matrox MAX H.264
codec on your Matrox
CompressHD card to export
material to Blu-ray Disc and
other media formats from
Adobe Media Encoder,
Premiere Pro, and Encore.
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Exporting to Matrox MAX H.264 files using
Adobe Media Encoder
With Matrox CompressHD, you can use the Matrox MAX H.264 codec with
Adobe Media Encoder to quickly and easily export material to H.264 files for
Blu-ray Disc and other media formats. Matrox presets are provided for creating
.264 elementary stream files in HD formats that are supported for Blu-ray Disc
authoring using Adobe Encore, and .mp4 files for creating files suitable for the
web and mobile devices.
Your Matrox .264 elementary stream files can be imported to Adobe Encore
without having to transcode the files. If you prefer, you can choose to transcode
your material to Matrox H.264 format for Blu-ray Disc authoring directly within
Encore as explained in “Transcoding for Blu-ray Disc authoring in Adobe
Encore” on page 16.
Remarks
• When you export an Adobe Premiere Pro sequence, the speed of the export
is affected by the rendering of any non-realtime sections of the sequence. If
your sequence’s video format matches your export format and you’ve
rendered previews of non-realtime sections, you can select Use Previews in
the Export Settings dialog box prior to performing your export. When you
do this, Premiere Pro won’t need to render the non-realtime sections for
which you’ve already created preview files.
• If you want to export a single Adobe Premiere Pro sequence, you may find it
more convenient and get faster results if you don’t export from Adobe Media
Encoder, and instead perform a direct export from Adobe Premiere Pro (see
“Performing a direct export of an Adobe Premiere Pro sequence” on
page 15).
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° To export material to a Matrox MAX H.264 file:
1 Start Adobe Media Encoder and add the source (clip, sequence, or
composition) that you want to export, and then click the source’s format or
preset in the Queue panel to display the Export Settings dialog box.
2 From the Format list, select one of the following Matrox formats:
$
Matrox 264 (Blu-ray) Creates a .264 elementary stream file, which is
supported for Blu-ray Disc authoring. Audio is exported as separate mono
or stereo .wav files (PCM audio).
$
Matrox MP4 Creates an .mp4 file with embedded stereo AAC audio,
which is suitable for the web and mobile devices.
3 From the Preset list, select the preset that matches the video format you
want for your exported file. Appropriate video and audio settings are
automatically set based on your selected preset.
¦
Note If you’re exporting to a Matrox .mp4 file, two types of presets will be
available—Fast Encode and High Quality. Select a Fast Encode preset for fast
encoding that leverages your system’s resources with your Matrox hardware.
Select a High Quality preset for high-quality encoding that is performed
entirely by your Matrox hardware, which frees your system’s resources for
other tasks.
4 Select Export Video and Export Audio if you want to export both video
and audio.
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5 Click the Video tab to display the settings for your exported video.
6 Under Codec, click Configure to customize your Matrox MAX H.264
codec settings as explained in “Specifying your Matrox MAX H.264
settings” on page 19.
¥ Tip You can check the Estimated File Size at the bottom of the dialog
box to determine the approximate file size of your exported material based
on your currently selected settings. If needed, you can change your Matrox
MAX H.264 settings to better meet your file size requirements, such as by
selecting a different encoding type and lower data rate.
7 Under Video, you can customize the settings that you want for your
exported video:
$
Frame Size Sets the width and height for your exported video. When
exporting to a Matrox .264 file, the available frame sizes are 1920 x 1080
and 1280 x 720. When exporting to a Matrox .mp4 file, you can select a
frame size, or select Custom (Square Pixels) if you want to enter a
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custom size. If you enter an unsupported frame size, the closest supported
frame size will be used.
Sets the frame rate for your exported video.
$
Frame Rate
$
Field Type Indicates the order in which the video fields are displayed,
such as Upper First for interlaced HD video, or Progressive for all
progressive video formats.
This is set to 16:9 when exporting to HD. When
exporting to SD, you can select 4:3 to export to the standard TV screen
format, or 16:9 to export to the widescreen 16:9 format.
$
Aspect Ratio
$
Maintain aspect ratio when scaling
$
Use Matrox MAX hardware scaler Select this option if you’re
scaling your source video for export, and you want to use the Matrox
MAX hardware scaler to perform the scaling. This gives good
performance when scaling to an HD resolution. If you’re downscaling to
an SD or lower resolution, you can get a faster export by clearing this
option, which allows Adobe to perform the scaling.
$
De-interlace video If you’re exporting interlaced video to a
progressive format (such as 1080i to 720p), select this option to
de-interlace the video for display on a monitor that displays lines
progressively, such as an LCD or computer monitor. (This option won’t be
present if you’re exporting to an interlaced format or your source video is
progressive.)
Select this option if you’re
scaling your source video for export, and you want to maintain your
source video’s aspect ratio. Your source video will be exported as
pillarbox video when exporting to a larger aspect ratio, or letterbox video
when exporting to a smaller aspect ratio. If this option is not selected,
scaled video that doesn’t match the specified aspect ratio for export will
be exported as anamorphic video.
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8 Click the Audio tab to display the settings for your exported audio. The
available settings depend on whether you’re exporting to a Matrox .264 or
.mp4 file.
9 Under Audio, you can customize the settings that you want for your
exported audio:
¦
$
Audio Codec This is set to Uncompressed when exporting to a
Matrox .264 file, or AAC when exporting to an .mp4 file.
$
Sample Rate
$
Output Channels Specifies the audio channels to be exported (set to
Stereo when exporting to a Matrox .mp4 file).
This is set to 48 kHz.
Note When exporting audio from an Adobe Premiere Pro sequence to a
Matrox .264 file, the available output channels depend on the type of audio
tracks being exported. For example, you can select Surround 5.1 to export
5.1 surround tracks to six mono .wav files. For a 16-channel track, you can
select Mono or Stereo to export the audio to a single mono or stereo .wav file.
You can select 16-bit or 24-bit.
$
Sample Size
$
Bitrate For AAC audio, drag the bitrate slider to select the bitrate you
want for your exported audio.
10 Click OK to save your export settings, and then click Start Queue (
) to
start the export.
For more information about using Adobe Media Encoder and specifying export
settings, see your Adobe Media Encoder or Premiere Pro documentation.
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Performing a direct export of an Adobe
Premiere Pro sequence
When you export an Adobe Premiere Pro sequence from within Adobe Media
Encoder, additional processing is required to transfer the sequence from Premiere
Pro to Media Encoder. If you want to export only a single sequence to a Matrox
MAX H.264 file (.264 or .mp4 file), you may find it more convenient and get
faster results by performing a direct export as explained in this section.
¦
Note A direct export can’t be used for batch encoding of Premiere Pro
sequences. As well, you won’t be able to work in Premiere Pro while your
sequence is being exported. If you want to batch encode sequences to Matrox
MAX H.264 files or continue to work in Premiere Pro while exporting, you must
export from Media Encoder. To avoid problems, don’t perform a direct export
and use Media Encoder independently to export Matrox MAX H.264 files at the
same time.
° To perform a direct export of a Premiere Pro sequence:
1 Unless you want to export your entire sequence, position the work area bar
over the section of the sequence you want to export.
2 Choose File > Export > Media.
3 In the Export Settings dialog box, select your desired Matrox format,
preset, video settings, and audio settings as explained in “Exporting to
Matrox MAX H.264 files using Adobe Media Encoder” on page 10 (see
steps 2 to 9).
4 From the Source Range list in the Source panel, select the range you want
to export, such as Work Area.
5 Click Export to immediately start your export.
Performing a direct export of an Adobe Premiere Pro sequence
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Transcoding for Blu-ray Disc authoring in
Adobe Encore
Instead of exporting material to a Matrox .264 file from Adobe Media Encoder or
Premiere Pro and then importing the file into Adobe Encore for Blu-ray Disc
authoring, you can choose to perform the transcoding of clips directly within
Encore. The transcoding will be accelerated using the Matrox MAX H.264
codec.
° To transcode to Matrox H.264 format for Blu-ray Disc authoring:
1 Start Adobe Encore, create a new Blu-ray project, and import the clip that
you want to transcode as an asset as explained in your Adobe Encore
documentation.
2 Right-click the clip in the Project panel, choose Transcode Settings, and
click Edit Quality Presets to display the Export Settings dialog box:
3 From the Format list, select Matrox H.264 Blu-ray, and from the Preset
list, select the preset that matches the video format you want for the
transcoding. Appropriate video and audio settings are automatically set
based on your selected preset.
¦
Note Only Matrox presets that are compatible with your project’s settings
will be available. The Matrox presets transcode video to Matrox .264 files and
audio to .wav files. If you want to transcode .wav files that you’ve imported
to Adobe Encore, you must use an Adobe preset.
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4 Click the Video tab to display the settings for your transcoded video.
5 Under Codec, click Configure to customize your Matrox MAX H.264
codec settings as explained in “Specifying your Matrox MAX H.264
settings” on page 19.
¥ Tip You can check the Estimated File Size at the bottom of the dialog
box to determine the approximate file size of your transcoded material based
on your currently selected settings. If needed, you can change your Matrox
MAX H.264 settings to better meet your file size requirements, such as by
selecting a different encoding type and lower data rate.
6 Under Video, you can customize the settings that you want for your
transcoded video:
$
Frame Size
Sets the width and height for your transcoded video.
$
Frame Rate
Sets the frame rate for your transcoded video.
$
Field Type Indicates the order in which the video fields are displayed,
such as Upper First for interlaced HD video, or Progressive for all
progressive video formats.
Transcoding for Blu-ray Disc authoring in Adobe Encore
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This is set to 16:9.
$
Aspect Ratio
$
De-interlace video If you’re transcoding interlaced video to a
progressive format (such as 1080i to 720p), select this option to
de-interlace the video for display on a monitor that displays lines
progressively, such as an LCD or computer monitor. (This option won’t be
present if you’re transcoding to an interlaced format or your source video
is progressive.)
$
Maintain aspect ratio when scaling
$
Use Matrox MAX hardware scaler When scaling your source video
for transcoding to HD for Blu-ray Disc, it’s recommended that you select
this option to use the Matrox MAX hardware scaler to perform the
scaling.
Select this option if you’re
scaling your source video for transcoding, and you want to maintain your
source video’s aspect ratio. Your source video will be transcoded as
pillarbox video when transcoding SD video to HD for Blu-ray Disc
authoring. If this option is not selected, scaled video that doesn’t match
the specified aspect ratio will be transcoded as anamorphic video.
7 Click the Audio tab to display the settings for your transcoded audio.
8 Under Audio, you can customize the settings that you want for your
transcoded audio:
$
Audio Codec
This is set to Uncompressed.
$
Sample Rate
This is set to 48 kHz.
$
Output Channels
$
Sample Size
Specifies the audio channels to be transcoded.
You can select 16-bit or 24-bit.
9 Click OK to save your settings. If you changed any of the preset settings,
you’ll be prompted to name the preset.
10 Right-click the asset that you want to transcode in the Project panel, and
choose Transcode Now to start the transcoding.
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For more information about using Adobe Encore and specifying transcode
settings, see your Adobe Encore documentation.
Specifying your Matrox MAX H.264 settings
When creating Matrox MAX H.264 files (Matrox .264 or .mp4 files), appropriate
codec settings are applied based on the Matrox preset you selected. If needed,
you can customize the settings that you want for the H.264 compression.
° To select your Matrox MAX H.264 settings:
1 Click the Configure button provided for the Matrox MAX H.264 codec
settings.
Specifying your Matrox MAX H.264 settings
20
2 Under H.264 Level, select the H.264 level that you want for your encoded
video. The available levels depend on your encoded video’s frame size and
frame rate.
H.264 level
Maximum
frame size
Maximum
frame rate
(fps)
Maximum
data rate
(Mb/sec)
2.0
352 ×288
29.97
2
3.0
720 ×576
29.97
10
3.1
1280×720
29.97
14
4.0
1920 ×1080
29.97
20
4.1
1920 ×1080
29.97
50
4.2
1920 ×1080
59.94
50
Remarks
$
Use H.264 level 4.0 if you want to create Matrox MAX H.264 files
intended for mass replication of Blu-ray Discs. You can use either level
4.0 or 4.1 if you want to author and burn individual copies that are
compatible with Blu-ray Disc players.
$
Use H.264 level 3.1 to create HD video for use with Apple iPad.
3 Under Algorithm, select the entropy coding method to be used during
compression:
$
CABAC Encodes the video stream using the H.264 Main profile. This is
the only method available for Matrox .264 files.
$
CAVLC
Encodes the video stream using the H.264 Baseline profile.
This method is recommended when creating Matrox .mp4 files at small
frame sizes, such as for Apple iPhone devices or the web.
4 Under Data Rate (Mb/sec), you can select the encoding type and various
data rate settings for the H.264 compression.
$
Encoding Type
From this list, select one of the following:
Video is compressed at varying data rates
based on the complexity of the video and your specified minimum and
maximum data rates. The Matrox MAX H.264 codec analyzes and
encodes each frame to deliver the highest possible quality at your target
data rate.
•
Variable bit rate (VBR)
•
Constant bit rate (CBR) Video is compressed at your specified
target data rate, which is useful when you need to limit or predict the
size of your video file. However, if your video is very complex (such as
scenes with many colors, sharp edges, or transitions), you’ll need to
Chapter 3, Using the Matrox MAX H.264 Codec with Adobe Software
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specify a high target data rate to avoid having frames of blocky video in
your file.
¦
Note When creating Matrox .264 files for Blu-ray Disc authoring, it’s
recommended that you use a constant bit rate.
•
¦
Use these sliders to select
your desired data rate. The higher the target data rate you select, the
better the video quality will be. Only the Target data rate will be
available if you selected Constant bit rate (CBR). If you selected
Variable bit rate (VBR) , all three sliders will be available so that you
can set the target, minimum, and maximum data rates for the video
compression.
Target/Minimum/Maximum data rate
Note When customizing the settings for a Matrox .264 file, be aware that
Matrox .264 files that have a data rate higher than about 30 Mb/sec may require
transcoding in Adobe Encore. The maximum H.264 level and data rate
accepted by Adobe Encore for Blu-ray Disc authoring with audio and video
is level 4.1 at 35 Mb/sec.
(Variable data rate only) Specifies the
complexity level of your source video. A complex video can be defined
as containing scenes with many colors, sharp edges, or transitions. The
Matrox MAX H.264 codec uses this setting to determine how much
compression is required in order to deliver high-quality video at your
specified target data rate. The default setting (15) is suitable for most
moderately complex videos. For simpler or more complex videos, you
may need to adjust this setting to obtain the highest-quality encoding
possible while respecting your target data rate. If the size of your
encoded video is good but the quality can be improved, lower the
complexity level setting. Your video will then be encoded with less
compression. If the quality of your encoded video is good but the size
is larger than expected, raise the complexity level setting. Your video
will then be encoded with more compression. In any case, you may
need to try different settings to get your desired results.
•
Source video complexity
•
Sample rate
•
Data rate adjustment When the current encoding data rate does not
match your specified target data rate, this setting determines how
quickly the current data rate is adjusted to reach the target data rate. A
gradual adjustment produces smoother transitions than a quick
adjustment.
Determines how frequently the Matrox MAX H.264
codec verifies the current data rate while encoding and compares it to
your selected target data rate. If a discrepancy exists between the
current and target data rates, the current data rate is adjusted as
specified by the Data rate adjustment setting (see below).
Specifying your Matrox MAX H.264 settings
22
5 Under GOP Structure, select the GOP structure that you want to be used to
encode your video:
$
¦
Select one of the following GOP types (can be changed for
CABAC encoding only):
GOP type
•
Simple GOP Offers a fixed structure in how frames are referenced,
and may be more easily decoded than advanced GOPs. This is the
recommended GOP type when creating Matrox .264 files for Blu-ray
Disc authoring.
•
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. Advanced GOPs may not be compatible
with some Blu-ray Disc players, and may cause stability issues in
Adobe Encore when burning a Blu-ray Disc.
Note The GOP type provides standard default values for the GOP size and
the distance between P frames. You can change these default values as
explained below.
$
GOP size Drag the slider to select the number of frames in the GOP
(must be a multiple of the distance between P frames). When creating a
Matrox .264 file for Blu-ray, the GOP size must be less than one second of
video. For example, if the frame rate for your encoded video is 29.97 fps,
the GOP size must be 29 frames or less.
$
Distance between P frames
Drag the slider to select the number of
frames between P frames in the GOP (can be changed for a simple GOP
only).
6 Drag the Noise Filter slider to set the level of noise filtering that you want to
apply to your video before encoding. Increasing the noise filter level reduces
the amount of high frequencies in your source video by softening the
high-detail portions of your video. Since high frequencies require more bits
to encode, increasing the noise filter level leaves more bits available for the
encoding of other frames, which can improve the overall quality of your
encoded video. However, if you lose too much detail in your encoded video
you may need to decrease the noise filter level.
7 Click OK to save your settings.
Chapter 3, Using the Matrox MAX H.264 Codec with Adobe Software
4
Monitoring Your Matrox CompressHD
System
This chapter explains how to
use the Matrox X.info program
to display important details
about your Matrox
CompressHD system and
installed hardware.
24
Using X.info to display CompressHD
information
The Matrox X.info program lets you display information about your Matrox
CompressHD system and installed hardware, and provides warnings when
certain problems arise, such as when the temperature of your CompressHD card
exceeds the maximum operating temperature.
Matrox X.info runs continuously to monitor your system, whenever your
computer is turned on and CompressHD is installed. You can open Matrox X.info
to display system and hardware details by double-clicking the
icon on your
Windows taskbar.
¦
Note If you do not see the icon, check your taskbar properties and make sure
that you’re showing the icon for Matrox X.info.
Displaying system information
To display information about your Matrox CompressHD system, select System
from the Display Information About list. On this page, you can see Install
Information, such as the install path and version of Matrox Mtx.utils.
You can also create an HTML log file of your system information, which can be
useful for troubleshooting. To create this log, use the Browse button under
System Information Log to select the path and name of the log, then click
Chapter 4, Monitoring Your Matrox CompressHD System
25
Create . If Open file after scan is selected, the HTML system log opens after it
is created.
If you had previously turned off certain Matrox warnings and want them to be
re-enabled, click Re-enable Warnings . For example, some Matrox warnings
provide an option to turn off the warning (that is, you can select Don’t display
this message again). Clicking Re-enable Warnings allows these warnings to
be displayed again.
Using X.info to display CompressHD information
26
Displaying hardware information
To display information about your Matrox CompressHD hardware, select
Hardware from the Display Information About list. This displays a page with
hardware information (for example, serial number and production date). You can
also monitor the current and maximum operating temperatures for your
CompressHD card.
¡ Important Whether or not you have opened Matrox X.info, if your
CompressHD card exceeds the maximum operating temperature, you’ll receive a
warning message with further instructions as explained in the section “Error
notification” on page 27.
Chapter 4, Monitoring Your Matrox CompressHD System
27
Monitoring your CompressHD card’s operating
temperatures
As shown in the X.info Hardware section, the CompressHD page displays the
current and maximum operating temperatures for your Matrox CompressHD
card. To avoid damage to your CompressHD system, make sure that you don’t
operate your CompressHD card at or near the maximum temperature for a
prolonged period of time. You should target your CompressHD card to operate at
least 10°C below the maximum operating temperature.
You should monitor the temperature of your CompressHD card periodically and
take measures as needed to lower the room temperature and/or improve the
ventilation in your CompressHD system. If needed, move your CompressHD
card to a PCIe slot in your computer that is not too close to another card that
generates heat, such as a display card.
Error notification
X.info provides temperature warnings and warnings for other possible
CompressHD hardware problems. Once X.info has detected a hardware problem,
the Matrox X.info Notification dialog box will be displayed to give you details
of the problem and further instructions. You will not be able to close this dialog
box until the problem has been resolved.
Using X.info to display CompressHD information
28
Your notes
Chapter 4, Monitoring Your Matrox CompressHD System
A
Matrox CompressHD Specifications
This appendix provides
specifications for the Matrox
CompressHD card.
30
Matrox CompressHD card specifications
• Standard low-profile half-length PCIe (x1) card
• PCB dimensions:
$
168 mm × 63.5 mm (6.6” × 2.5”)
$
overall thickness including components: 13 mm (0.5”)
• Regulatory compliance:
$
FCC Class B, CE Mark Class B, and ACMA Class B
$
RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
• Typical operating voltages and current consumption
Voltage
+3.3 V
+12 V
Current
3.0 A
0A
Total power consumption: 10 watts
• 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 A, Matrox CompressHD Specifications
B
Matrox Customer Support
This appendix explains how
you can register your Matrox
product and obtain customer
support.
32
How to get Matrox customer support
If you have a problem that you’re unable to solve by referring to the
documentation for your Matrox product, please contact your Matrox
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 product in the Matrox Support section of our
website at www.matrox.com/video/support.
Only registered users are entitled to customer support, software updates, special
promotional offers, and access to our user forum.
Keep up to date with our website
In addition to registering your Matrox product, 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 contact
information for your Matrox product and area as provided on our website at
www.matrox.com/video/support.
Appendix B, Matrox Customer Support
Index
Numerics
264 files
exporting directly from Premiere Pro 15
exporting from Adobe Media Encoder 11
A
Adobe Encore
transcoding to Matrox MAX H.264 for Blu-ray 16
Adobe Media Encoder
exporting Matrox MAX H.264 files 10
Adobe Premiere Pro
exporting sequence to Matrox MAX H.264 file 15
B
Blu-ray Disc
exporting files for 10, 11
transcoding files for 16
C
Codec
installed by Mtx.utils 7
Matrox MAX H.264 10, 19
CompressHD card
before you install 6
installing 7
safety precautions 6
specifications 30
warranty i
Customer support 32
E
Error notification
with X.info 27
Exporting
Matrox MAX H.264 files 10
F
Firmware
updating for CompressHD 8
H
H.264 files
exporting using Matrox MAX H.264 codec 10
Hardware
See CompressHD card
Hardware information
displaying with X.info 26
Hibernation mode
using with CompressHD 8
I
Internet site, Matrox 32
L
License agreement v
VFW software codecs ix
M
Matrox
contacting us 32
WWW site 32
Matrox MAX H.264 codec 10
for transcoding in Adobe Encore 16
specifying settings for 19
Matrox MAX H.264 files
exporting directly from Premiere Pro 15
exporting from Adobe Media Encoder 10
Matrox Mtx.utils
installing 7
removing 8
Matrox X.info
using 24
Mobile devices
exporting files for 10, 11
Monitoring your system
with X.info 24
MP4 files
exporting directly from Premiere Pro 15
exporting from Adobe Media Encoder 11
R
Registering your Matrox product 32
Returning procedure iii
S
Service, returns iii
Sleep mode
using with CompressHD 8
34
Software installation 7
Specifications 30
Style conventions 2
System information
displaying with X.info 24
System requirements 2
T
Technical support 32
Temperature
monitoring for CompressHD hardware 27
Transcoding
to Matrox MAX H.264 for Blu-ray 16
W
Warnings
displayed for hardware issues by X.info 27
re-enabling using X.info 25
Warranty i
WAV files
exporting with Matrox MAX H.264 files 11, 14
Web
exporting files for 10, 11
WWW site, Matrox 32
X
X.info
error notification 27
hardware information 26
monitoring temperatures 27
system information 24
using 24
Index
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
equipment.
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
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
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3 (B)
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
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3 (B)
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.
Japan
VCCI Compliance Statement
Remark for the Matrox hardware products supported by this guide These are Class B products based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council
for Interference from Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If these are used near a radio or television receiver in a domestic environment, they may cause radio
interference. Install and use the equipment according to instructions in the manual.
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 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. These products have been tested in a typical class B compliant host system. It is assumed
that these products will also achieve compliance in any class B 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 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. Ces produits ont été
testés dans un système hôte typique compatible classe B. On suppose qu’ils présenteront la même compatibilité dans tout système compatible classe B.
(Deutsch) Information für europäische Anwender – Konformitätserklärung
Anmerkung für die Matrox Hardware-Produktunterstützung durch dieses Handbuch Diese Geräte entsprechen EC Direktive 2006/95/EC 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. Diese Produkt wurden in einem typischen, der Klasse B
entsprechenden, Host-System getestet. Es wird davon ausgegangen, daß diese Produkte auch in jedem Klasse B 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 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. Questi prodotti sono stati provati in un tipico sistema host
conforme alla classe B. Inoltre, si dà per scontato che questi prodotti acquisiranno la conformità in qualsiasi sistema conforme alla classe B.
(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 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. Estos productos han sido sometidos a prueba en un típico sistema anfitrión que responde a los requisitos de la clase B. Se supone que estos productos
cumplirán también con las normas en cualquier sistema que responda a los requisitos de la clase B.
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