Matrox Axio Road Tour Underway in North America - New Venues Added


Last Updated: September 28, 2005 2:57 pm GMT
(Montreal, Canada - September 27, 2005) Matrox Video Products Group today announced that additional locations have been added to the Matrox Axio North America Road Tour.

Presented in collaboration with local Matrox authorized dealers in Canada and the United States, these seminars give project studio owners, post facilities, broadcasters, and corporate video departments the opportunity to learn how they can easily and cost-effectively make the transition to HD. Attendees experience the power of no-render HD and SD finishing in compressed and uncompressed formats, inspire their creativity with superior realtime color correction tools and advanced realtime effects, and discover how Matrox Axio and the Adobe Video Collection provide the most productive editing workflow. New Matrox Axio features, including realtime native HDV and DVCPRO HD editing, realtime HD editing on Axio SD, and realtime broadcast-quality HD to SD downscaling, will be demonstrated.

Larry Sherwood, a professional editor and industry expert, will be demonstrating Matrox Axio at many of the event's locations. Adobe representatives will also be present in some cities to give an in-depth look at the Adobe Video Collection.

Reserved seating is available through online registration at

The Matrox Axio Road Tour will visit the following cities:
Cincinnati, Ohio - October 4-5
Boston, Massachusetts - October 6
Orlando, Florida - October 11
Washington, District of Columbia - October 12
Miami, Florida - October 12
Portland, Maine - October 13
Houston, Texas - October 18
Dallas, Texas - October 20
Bellevue, Washington - October 26
Portland, Oregon - October 27
Chicago, Illinois - November 1
Cleveland, Ohio - November 2
Los Angeles, California - November 3
Norcross, Georgia - November 8
Cary, North Carolina - November 10

Key features of Matrox Axio
There are two Matrox Axio platforms to choose from. Both offer ultra high performance editing in all HD and SD formats. They differ only in the audio and video inputs and outputs provided on the interchangeable breakout boxes. Both Matrox Axio platforms offer:
- Guaranteed full quality, full frame rate, full resolution playback at up to 1080i at 29.97 fps
- At least 2 layers of uncompressed 10-bit HD video plus 2 layers of graphics in real time, with effects*
- At least 4 layers of uncompressed 10-bit SD video plus 6 layers of graphics in real time, with effects*
- Realtime primary and secondary color correction with shot-to-shot color matching
- Realtime 3D DVEs, chroma/luma keying, speed changes, blur/glow/soft focus, and much more
- Uncompressed 8- or 10-bit HD and SD editing
- Native HDV and DVCPRO HD editing
- Compressed HD editing (offline and online finishing-quality MPEG-2 I-frame)
- DV, DVCPRO, DV50, and MPEG-2 I-frame SD editing
- Realtime mixing of HD codecs or SD codecs on the timeline
- 24 fps editing in HD and SD with pull down and reverse pull down
- Realtime high quality downscaling from HD to SD

Matrox Axio HD I/O
- DV-1394, SD SDI, and HD SDI input and output
- RGB and YPbPr analog component output
- 4-in/8-out AES/EBU balanced audio, 8-in/8-out SDI embedded audio

Matrox Axio SD I/O
- DV-1394, composite, Y/C, analog component, and SDI video input and output
- 2-in/2-out RCA and XLR audio, 8-in/8-out SDI embedded audio
- Upgradeable to Matrox Axio HD by simply adding the HD breakout box
* Realtime performance increases significantly with Dual-Core systems - up to double the number of realtime layers.

About Matrox
Matrox Video Products Group is a technology and market leader in the field of HD and SD digital video hardware and software for realtime editing, DVD authoring, 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. For more information visit


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