Matrox MXO2 Mini

Affordable HDMI/analog video and audio I/O

Product Description

Matrox MXO2 Mini gives you affordable HDMI and analog video and audio input and output for your favorite editing app plus a variety of productivity tools in a convenient, portable breakout box.

Get the most from your favorite apps

Matrox MXO2 Mini 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 applications. Explore all the apps

Today’s most popular I/Os

Matrox MXO2 Mini lets you capture and playback HD and SD video via HDMI, analog component, S-Video, and composite. It supports stereo RCA and up to 8 channels of HDMI audio I/O as well as 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound monitoring on the HDMI output. See all the connections


Realtime 10-bit hardware scaling

Deliver projects in all the formats your clients demand. Matrox MXO2 Mini 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, on set, and on the road. For maximum versatility, they connect to your computer via a PCI Express adapter card, an ExpressCard/34 adapter, or a Thunderbolt adapter. 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.
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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 Mini 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
Composite input (not available if using analog component input/output)
  • PAL/NTSC/NTSC-EIAJ
  • 10-bit ADC
  • 4x oversampling
  • Anti-aliasing filtering
  • Automatic gain control
  • RCA connector
Composite output (not available if using analog component input/output)
  • PAL/NTSC/NTSC-EIAJ
  • 12-bit DAC
  • 16x oversampling
  • RCA connector
S-Video input (not available if using analog component input/output)
  • PAL/NTSC/NTSC-EIAJ
  • 10-bit ADC
  • 4x oversampling
  • Anti-aliasing filtering
  • Automatic gain control
  • 4-pin mini-DIN S-Video connector (75 Ω), terminated (via included adapter)
S-Video output (not available if using analog component input/output)
  • PAL/NTSC/NTSC-EIAJ
  • 12-bit DAC
  • 16x oversampling
  • 4-pin mini-DIN S-Video connector (via included adapter)
Component input (not available when using composite or S-Video input/output)
  • Switchable between SD and HD
  • EIA-770.3 compliant
  • 10-bit ADC
  • Anti-aliasing filtering
  • RCA connectors
Component output (not available when using composite or S-Video input/output)
  • Switchable between SD and HD
  • EIA-770.3 compliant
  • 12-bit DAC
  • 4x oversampling
  • RCA connectors
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
  • Frequency response Y: +/- 0.75 dB max to 5 MHz
  • Frequency response Pb, Pr: +/- 1.0 dB max to 2 MHz
  • Component channel delay: < 8 ns
  • Component S/N (Y, Pb, Pr): > 54 dB, unified weighted
S-Video and composite video performance
  • Amplitude error: < 4%
  • Frequency response: +/- 0.75 dB max to 5 MHz
  • Diff. Gain: < 2%, Diff. Phase: < 1 degree
  • S/N: > 54 dB, unified weighted
Audio
Analog inputs
  • 2 channels unbalanced audio via RCA connectors
  • Input impedance: > 10 kΩ
  • Line level with 18 dB headroom (max level: +8 dBv)
Analog outputs
  • 2 channels unbalanced audio via RCA connectors
  • Output impedance: 200 Ω
  • Line level with 18 dB headroom (max level: +8 dBv)
Unbalanced analog audio performance
  • Sampling frequency: 48 kHz (using 128x oversampling)
  • Quantization: 24 bits
  • S/N: > 90 db
  • THDN at 1 kHz, nominal level: < 0.02%
  • Frequency response: +/- 0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Channel separation: > 100 db
HDMI audio input
  • 8-channels embedded audio
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz
HDMI audio output
  • 8-channels embedded audio
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz
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
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: 16.6 cm (6.5″) × W: 11 cm (4.3″) × H: 4 cm (1.6″)
Weight 0.6 lbs (280 g)
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
  • Included AC/DC adapter: 100-240 V AC 50-60 Hz (5 V DC, 3 A max)
  • MXO2 Mini unit: 5-25 V DC, 2.5 mm barrel-type connector
  • Total power consumption: 9 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 Mini input/output device
  • Matrox MXO2 PCIe cable (1 meter)
  • Matrox MXO2 Mini external power supply
  • Two S-Video adapters
  • 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.)

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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