Matrox: World’s First Quad SDI-to-HDMI Multiviewer Under $1,000
The small easy-to-use device lets users monitor up to four SDI inputs on a single HDMI display in quadrant view, or toggle to a full-screen view at the touch of a button. Inputs can be 3G or HD or SD, and all controls are on the unit itself; no computer is required. Matrox MicroQuad ensures a crisp, artifact-free monitoring experience, thanks to its state-of-the-art 10-bit scaling engine with advanced filtering.
Added features include: VU meters on the HDMI output to give a visual indication of audio levels, a Windows-based application to control the unit from a distance via a standard mini USB Type B cable, the ability to create customized labels to identify each input, and a development library that allows OEMs to integrate features of the remote control application directly into their own software.
“Interest in Matrox MicroQuad has been overwhelming from broadcast engineers and A/V professionals who often encounter situations in which they need to monitor multiple SDI feeds,” said Charles Amyot, product manager at Matrox. “We listened to their feedback and added the additional features they requested, yet retained the original breakthrough price point.”
Price and availability
Priced at $995 US (€799, £649) not including local taxes and delivery, Matrox MicroQuad is now available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers.
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, DVD/Blu-ray authoring, streaming, A/V signal conversion, 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.