Matrox Announces New Features for Matrox Axio Platforms
Posted Sep 6, 2006

Matrox Video Products Group today announced that release 2.5 software for the Matrox Axio realtime HD and SD editing platforms will provide significant new features including realtime native editing of JVC's ProHD HDV 720p format. Matrox Axio will be demonstrated on the Matrox stand 7.128, the Adobe stand 10.100, and the JVC stand 10.441. "In this important new software release, we are building on Axio's extensive codec support for a wide variety of cameras by adding realtime native editing of all the 720p frame rates supported by JVC's popular 100 ProHD series camera," said Ankit Patel, Matrox Axio product manager. "In addition, we will go a step beyond what Adobe Premiere Pro software offers alone and support the 50 and 59.94 frame rates provided by the new 200 and 250 ProHD series cameras."

Other new features in release 2.5 include the following:

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:

Matrox Axio release 2.5 is currently in Beta and scheduled for final release in October 2006. It will support all three platforms in the Axio family - Axio LE, Axio HD, and Axio SD.