Matrox MXO2 LE

SDI/HDMI/analog HD/SD video and professional audio I/O

Matrox MXO2 LE gives you broadcast-quality input and output for your favorite editing app plus a variety of productivity tools in a convenient, portable breakout box.

Product Description

Get the most from your favorite apps

Matrox MXO2 LE amplifies your productivity with all the industry’s leading editing and content creation software for Mac and PC, as well as a wide variety of streaming, live production, and broadcast applications. Explore all the apps

All the I/Os you need

Matrox MXO2 LE gives you a full range of professional audio and video inputs and outputs, genlock, RS-422 machine control, and 5.1/7.1 surround sound monitoring on the HDMI output. No additional breakout cable is required.
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Realtime 10-bit hardware scaling

Deliver projects in all the formats your clients demand. Matrox MXO2 LE provides high-quality up/down/cross conversion on capture and output. Read more

Inexpensive HD monitoring

The unique Matrox HDMI Calibration Utility lets an HDMI monitor perform like a broadcast HD/SD monitor with 10-bit 4:2:2 color precision. Read more

Free Matrox productivity apps

Free productivity tools including Matrox MAX H.264 Capture, let you capture directly to H.264 files for the web, mobile devices, and Blu-ray. The new Matrox USB Webcam Emulator utility makes it easy to use professional and consumer cameras with web conferencing software like GoToMeeting™, GoToTraining™, Adobe® Connect™ and Skype™. Read more

Built to last

Engineered without the need for a failure-prone cooling fan, the rugged aluminum chassis acts as a heat sink to dissipate internal heat for a long reliable life and noise-free operation. Only the highest quality components go into Matrox I/O devices.

Edit anywhere

Matrox MXO2 devices are the only I/O products that go wherever you need them – Mac and PC; laptop and desktop; in the studio, in an OB van, and on set. Matrox MXO2 LE can even run off of standard field batteries. For maximum versatility, they connect to your computer via a PCI Express adapter card, an ExpressCard/34 adapter, or a Thunderbolt adapter. Read more

Closed captioning

Matrox SDI I/O products provide acquisition, monitoring, and delivery of closed captions with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Avid Media Composer on the Mac. In addition, They can also let you use standard (non-closed captioning enabled) monitors to preview HD timelines with closed captioning data by overlaying decoded closed captioning text over the previewed video. This is the ideal cost-effective way to see your closed captions, even when you’re using an inexpensive HDMI display as your program monitor with Adobe Premiere Pro. Read more

Stream or webcast from any camera, anywhere

Matrox I/O products are ideal for streaming using Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Livestream, Microsoft Expression or QuickTime Broadcaster. Webcast with popular software such as Adobe Connect, Microsoft Skype or Citrix GoToMeeting. Connect to any HD or SD video source via SDI, HDMI or analog. Stream from any internet connection. Read more

Add one-cable convenience with Matrox MXO2 Dock

Save time everyday—come and go without disconnecting and re-connecting all your devices. One Thunderbolt connection does it all. Tame the cables cluttering your desk and save wear-and-tear on your laptop.

Matrox MXO2 LE Technical Specifications

Video
Supported video formats
  • NTSC/PAL/NTSC-EIAJ
  • 720P 50/59.94
  • 1080I 50/59.94
  • 1080P 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
  • 1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
HDMI input
  • 1 HD input
  • HDMI Y,Cb,Cr 4:2:2 (10-bit) / RGB (8-bit)
  • 8 channels of embedded audio
  • Standard Type A HDMI connector (19 pins)
HDMI output
  • 1 HD or SD output
  • HDMI Y,Cb,Cr 4:2:2 (10-bit) / RGB (8-bit)
  • 8 channels of embedded audio
  • HDMI 1.4a flag setting through control panel for 3D monitoring
SDI input
  • 1 SD or HD input
  • 16 channels of embedded audio on Mac
  • 8 channels of embedded audio on the PC
  • Compliant with SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 272M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 299M
  • BNC connector (75 Ω), terminated
  • Equalized input for maximum cable length support
SDI output
  • 2 indentical SD or HD outputs for simultaneous monitoring and recording
  • 16 channels of embedded audio on Mac
  • 8 channels of embedded audio on the PC
  • Compliant with SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 272M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 299M
  • BNC connector (75 Ω)
Composite input
  • PAL/NTSC/NTSC-EIAJ
  • 12-bit ADC
  • 2x oversampling
  • Anti-aliasing filtering
  • Automatic gain control
  • BNC connector (75 Ω), terminated
Composite output
  • PAL/NTSC/NTSC-EIAJ
  • 12-bit DAC
  • 8x oversampling
  • BNC connector
S-Video input
  • PAL/NTSC/NTSC-EIAJ
  • 12-bit ADC
  • 2x oversampling
  • Anti-aliasing filtering
  • Automatic gain control
  • 4-pin mini-DIN S-Video connector (75 Ω), terminated
S-Video output
  • PAL/NTSC/NTSC-EIAJ
  • 12-bit DAC
  • 8x oversampling
  • 4-pin mini-DIN S-Video connector
Component input
  • Switchable between SD and HD
  • EIA-770.3 compliant
  • 12-bit ADC
  • Anti-aliasing filtering
  • BNC connector (75 Ω), terminated
Component output
  • Switchable between SD and HD
  • EIA-770.3 compliant
  • 12-bit DAC
  • 2x oversampling
  • BNC connector
HD analog component video passthrough performance
  • Frequency response Y: +/- 1.0 dB max to 28 MHz
  • Frequency response Pb, Pr: +/- 1.0 dB max to 12 MHz
  • Component channel delay: < 8 ns
  • Component S/N (Y, Pb, Pr): > 50 dB, unified weighted
SD analog component video passthrough performance
  • Amplitude error: < 4%
  • Frequency response: +/- 0.5 dB max to 5 MHz
  • 2T pulse response: 1.0% max
  • Diff. Gain: < 2%, Diff. Phase: < 1 degree
  • S/N: > 58 dB, unified weighted
Audio
Analog inputs
    • 2 channels unbalanced audio via RCA connectors
    • Input impedance: Hi-Z
    • Line level with 18 dB headroom (max level)
  • 2 channels balanced audio via XLR connectors
  • Nominal levels: +4 dBu (+4 dBm)
  • Input impedance: Hi-Z
  • Headroom (max level): 18 dB
Analog outputs
    • 2 channels unbalanced audio via RCA connectors
    • Output impedance: 100 Ω
    • Line level with 18 dB headroom (max level)
  • 2 channels balanced audio via XLR connectors
  • Nominal levels: +4 dBu (+4 dBm)
  • Output impedance: 50 Ω
  • Headroom (max level): 18 dB
SDI audio input
  • 16 channels embedded audio
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz
SDI audio output
  • 16 channels embedded audio
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz
HDMI audio input
  • 8-channels embedded audio
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz
HDMI audio output
  • 8-channels embedded audio
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz
Balanced analog audio performance
  • Sampling frequency: 48 kHz (using 64x oversampling)
  • Quantization: 24 bits
  • S/N: > 85 dB
  • THDN at 1 kHz, nominal level: < 0.05%
Genlock
Reference input
  • HD analog tri-level sync or SD analog bi-level black burst
  • BNC connector (75 Ω), terminated
Scaling
Dedicated hardware scaler
  • Multi-tap 10-bit realtime processing
  • HD to SD downscaling – Proper conversion of the HD color space to the SD color space and proper aspect ratio conversion to anamorphic, letterbox, and center cut are provided. You can monitor or record an SD master of an HD project in real time.
  • SD to HD upscaling – Proper conversion of the SD color space to the HD color space is performed. Footage with a 4:3 aspect ratio will be „pillarboxed”. SD 16:9 footage will be scaled to full screen.
  • Cross conversions from 720 to 1080 and 1080 to 720
  • All scaling operations can be accompanied by frame rate conversion with 2:3:2:3 and 2:3:3:2 cadences to facilitate monitoring 23.98 fps footage on a monitor that does not support the specific frame rate.
Special Features
Unique Matrox HDMI Calibration Utility Turns your HDMI display into a monitor you can trust
Closed captioning
  • Closed captioning capture and playback for Final Cut Pro via Matrox 4Vanc
  • Closed captioning support for Adobe Premiere Pro
AFD support Capture and playback of AFD data for Final Cut Pro 7 via Matrox 4Vanc
3D support HDMI 1.4a flag setting through control panel
Software
Editing Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer 6, Avid NewsCutter 10, Avid Symphony 6 and Boris Media 100
Content creation Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Apple Color, Apple Motion, Apple Soundtrack Pro, Eyeon Fusion, NewTek LightWave 3D
Streaming Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Microsoft Expression, QuickTime Broadcaster, Telestream Wirecast
Free Matrox productivity tools
  • Matrox Vetura Capture for Mac
  • Matrox Vetura Playback for Mac
  • Matrox A/V Tools for the PC
General
Dimensions L: 23.7 cm (9.3″) × W: 24.1 cm (9.5″) × H: 5.1 cm (2″)
Weight 2.75 lbs (1.245 kg)
Deck control via RS-422
Regulatory compliance
  • FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, ACMA C-Tick Mark, VCCI
  • RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
Limited warranty and service 3-year limited warranty with free telephone support
Electrical and Operating Requirements
Power
  • Line Voltage: 100-240V AC
  • Frequency: 50-60 Hz
  • Input: External AC/DC adapter – IEC320-C14
  • Output: +12V DC, 3A max
  • Total power consumption: 15 Watts
Environmental
  • Operating temperature: 0 to 40º C (32 to 104º F)
  • Storage temperature: –40 to 75º C (-40 to 167º F)
  • 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)
Kit Contents
In the box
  • Matrox MXO2 LE input/output device
  • Matrox MXO2 PCIe cable (1 meter)
  • Matrox MXO2 LE external power supply and IEC-C13 power cord
  • One of the following: Matrox MXO2 PCIe host adapter or Matrox MXO2 ExpressCard/34 adapter or Matrox MXO2 Thunderbolt adapter

(An Apple Thunderbolt cable purchased from Apple is required to connect the Matrox MXO2 Thunderbolt adapter to your computer.)

(A third-party RS-422 cable is required for machine control.)

Adapter Specifications
Matrox PCIe host adapter
  • Standard PCIe (x1) card
  • PCB dimensions: L: 6.6 cm × H: 6.9 cm (2.6″ × 2.7″)
  • Overall thickness including components: 1.9 cm (0.75″)
Matrox ExpressCard/34 adapter
  • Standard ExpressCard/34
  • Dimensions: L: 9.6 cm × W: 3.3 cm × H: 1.3 cm (3.8″ × 1.3″ × 0.5″)
Matrox MXO2 Thunderbolt adapter
  • Dimensions: L: 8.7 cm × W: 4.8 cm × H: 1.9 cm (3.4″ × 1.9″ × .75″)

(An Apple Thunderbolt cable purchased from Apple is required to connect the Matrox MXO2 Thunderbolt adapter to your computer.)

 

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