Matrox Releases Support for Avid Media Composer 6.5 Across Entire Line of I/O and H.264 Encoding Products


Last Updated: November 20, 2012 8:31 am GMT
(Montreal, Canada--November 20, 2012) Matrox® Video Products Group today announced the immediate availability of a unified driver on the PC that provides support for the latest software releases for the Avid Media Composer family of products and Adobe CS6 Production Premium on the Matrox MXO2™ and Matrox MXO2 MAX families of I/O devices, and the Matrox Mojito™ MAX I/O card. Key features of the release include support for audio punch-in using Avid editing applications as well as support for recording voice-overs using Adobe Premiere Pro. Preliminary (beta) support for the new Windows 8 (64-bit) operating system is also included.

“The release of this new Matrox driver underscores our commitment to providing the support our users need to get the most from their creative tools,” said Wayne Andrews, product manager at Matrox. “Our customers can now seamlessly choose the right application for each video production task from the full line of Avid and Adobe offerings.”

Matrox products are available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers. The new PC software release version 7.1 is available now to registered users as a free download from the Matrox website. A unified driver for Mac users (version 3.3) will be available in January 2013 and provide for support for Apple FCP x and Compressor in addition to the Avid and Adobe applications.

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Matrox Video Products Group is a technology and market leader in the field of HD and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a box systems, and CGs. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, videographers, and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information visit



Re: News: Matrox Releases Support for Avid Media Composer 6.5 Across Entire Line of I/O and H.264 Encoding Products
by Ray Kowalchuk
Does MXO2 support ancillary data (like closed captioning) from Avid? The CPC website proudly announced a year ago that the MXO2 did, but Avid's website, as of August 26, does not list it as capable of transmitting ancillary data. I'm tempted to trust CPC, who make captioning software and don't (I think) have any allegiance to Matrox, whereas Avid has reluctantly opened the hardware game to the 3rd party market and describe their own DX hardware as the only ones they've yet "managed" to bless with ancillary data support with their Open IO. I said "tempted to trust" but until Avid says yes I'm not tempted to "put money on it." Which is, I guess, what Avid is hoping for...

So Matrox makes an announcement; time for Avid to make an announcement, or update their August 26th page:

Anybody using Media Composer/Symphony 6 with a MXO2 (or LE) and getting solid captions out of it? Is there, as Matrox claims, even ability to downconvert from HD and get 708 captions to appear as line 21 captions in the SD output? Monitoring captions on a consumer TV sounds interesting, too.
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