Excerpt: * Can't use it's own compression hardware to compress it's own output * Has connectors on at least one too many sides * Doesn't have a light bulb to tell you it's on on the front. It's inside * Has vents on the side so you can't put anything next to it. * connectors between it and the expresscard/thunderbolt/pciecard adapter do not positively forbid being plugged in upside.
Excerpt: The Matrox MX02 LE w/max has more than one use. I have hooked up to Sat trucks on site and played VNR's directly from the FCP7 and Avid MC6 timeline. No matter what your timeline is set to, you can set the MX 02 LE to convert to the format the Sat truck asks for. Color grading works greats as well. Once the feed to the truck has taken place, clients want the clip online. With max, you can do this quickly and with high quality.
Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Quiet, Reliable
Excerpt: We are using the MX02LE with a Mac Mini to do 24/7 web streaming from an SDI camera. So far, after 2 weeks, the Matrox has been bullet proof. Love the sundry of input and output options for the price! Also, at this point, one of the few SDI capable interfaces with Thunderbolt capability already on the market.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Professional Quality
Excerpt: Have used the AVID Mojo DX since It's inception. Workks great if all you use is AVID. Apples to apples the MXO does everything the Mojo DX does at one quarter the price. Not only with AVID but also all Adobe products. Plus, with the HDMI Monitor Calibration Tool and it's a homerun.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Highly Compatible, Lightweight, Professional Quality
Excerpt: As Matrox has been known to do, they release products before they are ready. I bought this unit based on my experience with the Axio card. I'm using it with Premiere 5.5. When running a Matrox project, it tends to be slugish, buggy and you have to use legacy drivers for your graphic card or else you really run into problems. You really notice the difference when you switch to a Premiere project. It's fast, responsive and isn't tempermental.
Excerpt: Works great in FCS3, but after FCPX came out I was planning on transitioning to Adobe PPro, but integration is lackluster and 23.98 is psf only, After Effects does not display the proper PAR for DVCPro 1080 on ext monitor.