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Matrox Axio Release 2.5 Now Shipping
Posted Dec 6, 2006 Print Version     Page 1of 1
  

Matrox Video Products Group today announced that software release 2.5 for the Matrox Axio realtime HD and SD editing platforms is now shipping. Release 2.5 provides significant new features including realtime native editing of MXF files for Panasonic P2, Sony XDCAM, and Sony XDCAM HD, as well as realtime native editing of JVC's ProHD HDV 720p format. 


New features in Matrox Axio release 2.5 include the following:

  • Native MXF file support for Panasonic P2, Sony XDCAM, and Sony XDCAM HD in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Native HDV 720p (JVC ProHD) editing at all frame rates
  • Support for Matrox HDV files and Matrox Flex CPU effects in Adobe After Effects
  • 4:2:2:4 (YUVA) MPEG-2 I-frame and uncompressed codecs in HD and SD * DVCPRO HD support at all 720p frame rates
  • Panasonic VariCam support
  • Improved HDV editing performance
  • Realtime mixing of additional formats on the timeline - MXF, AVI, MPEG, HD 1080i in an SD timeline
  • Realtime playback of Adobe native HDV files - .MPEG and .M2T
  • Improved color correction tools
  • WYSIWYG video output for Adobe Bridge and Windows Media Player
  • Matrox EZ-MXF utility for native MXF file support in Video for Windows (AVI) applications
  • Eight new effects - crystallize, cube, impressionist, lens flare, move & scale, old movie, ripple, twirl

The Matrox Axio family of products makes Adobe Premiere Pro the foremost realtime HD and SD editor for demanding broadcast and post-production environments. It features no-render HD and SD finishing in compressed and uncompressed formats, superior realtime color correction tools, advanced realtime effects, and a full complement of analog and digital audio and video inputs and outputs. It also lets users work seamlessly with the other Adobe Production Studio applications, fully supporting Adobe Dynamic Link and providing WYSIWYG video output support for Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop, as well as other industry-leading animation and compositing packages. Matrox Axio incorporates Matrox Flex and Power of X technologies to leverage CPU and GPU power to provide the ultimate HD and SD post-production experience.

Key features of Matrox Axio include the following:

  • Full-resolution, mixed-format, multi-layer realtime editing of HD and SD video, graphics, and effects
  • Realtime Matrox Flex CPU effects such as color correction, speed changes, and chroma/luma keying
  • Realtime and accelerated Matrox Flex GPU effects such as 2D/3D DVE, blur/glow/soft focus, and shine
  • Native MXF file support for Panasonic P2, Sony XDCAM, and Sony XDCAM HD in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Extensive native codec support in HD and SD - uncompressed, MPEG-2 4:2:2:4 I-frame, DVCPRO HD, MPEG HD, HDV 1080i, HDV 720p (JVC ProHD), IMX, DV50, DV, DVCPRO, DVCAM
  • Realtime playback of 32-bit compressed and uncompressed AVI with alpha
  • 24fps editing in HD and SD with pull down, reverse pull down, and Panasonic VariCam support
  • Realtime high-quality downscaling from HD to SD
  • Accelerated export to DVD, multimedia formats including Flash Video, and Adobe Clip Notes
  • WYSIWYG for Adobe After Effects, Bridge, and Photoshop, Autodesk Combustion and 3ds Max, eyeon Fusion, NewTek LightWave 3D, and Windows Media Player
  • Matrox EZ-MXF utility for native MXF file support in Video for Windows (AVI) applications
  • DV-1394, composite, Y/C, HD/SD analog component, and HD/SD SDI, and professional audio input and output
  • Includes Adobe Premiere Pro

2.5 Matrox Axio release 2.5 can be downloaded from the Matrox website free of charge by all register Matrox Axio users. It will support all three platforms in the Axio family - Axio LE, Axio HD, and Axio SD. For more information visit www.matrox.com/video.



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