“European broadcasters asked us to find a way to compensate for the 60Hz default frame rate of GPUs so they too could benefit from the feature set, quality, and ease-of-use of Matrox Convert DVI,” said Daniel Maloney, Matrox technical marketing manager. “In release 2.0 we are giving them tools to allow their GPUs to render an output at a frame rate ideally suited for conversion to 50fps for broadcast.”
Matrox Convert DVI will be demonstrated at IBC 2010 in Amsterdam, September 10-14, on the Matrox stand 7.B29.
Key features of Matrox Convert DVI
• DVI-D input up to 1920 x 1200
• Digital outputs: HD/SD SDI
• Analog outputs: HD/SD analog component, S-Video, and composite
• SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level genlock with timing offset controls
• Simultaneous analog and digital video output
• Stereo audio input can be embedded into the SDI output signal
• Realtime HD to SD hardware downscaling with proper color space and aspect ratio conversion
• Region-of-interest output support
• Can operate as a stand-alone appliance
• Advanced features such as an anti-flicker filter, underscan mode, customizable presets, and password protection
Price and availability
Matrox Convert DVI, priced at $995 US (₤649, €799) not including local taxes, is available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers. The 2.0 software release is now available free of charge to registered users from the Matrox website.
Matrox Video Products Group is a technology and market leader in the field of HD and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, DVD/Blu-ray authoring, scan conversion, capture/playout servers, clip/still stores, and CGs. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, post-production facilities, project studios, corporate communicators, and videographers worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada.