Matrox Compress-HD

CompressHD: create H.264 files, for resolutions ranging from iPod to HD, faster than real time.
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The Compress-HD from Matrox uses Matrox MAX technology to realize real-time H.264 encoding of resolutions ranging from iPod to HD. It features a dedicated hardware processor to accelerate the creation of H.264 files for Blu-Ray, the web, and mobile devices.

Special hardware acceleration is designed to provide superior speed without taxing system resources. This card can be integrated with professional applications such as Apple Compressor on the Mac and Adobe Media Encoder on the PC. A direct export feature provides higher quality H.264 Blu-Ray compliant files from Compressor.

This card offers real-time creation of H.264 files at resolutions ranging from iPod to HD and at bit rates up to 50Mbps by using Matrox MAX technology
This solution will function in systems with or without a video I/O device to enhance your delivery workflow
Extend the life of your current system investment with the ability to deliver premium H.264 formats
The card has a low-profile, half-length PCIe x1 card form factor
It works in systems with Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6 or higher, Windows XP (32-bit), and Windows Vista (32- and 64-bit)
A specialized, dedicated hardware processor liberates system resources for other tasks
Accelerated encoding is available for Blu-ray, PS3, Apple TV, YouTube, Flash, web formats, and mobile devices including iPhone and iPod from various video sources including 2K files
Direct integration with Apple Compressor on the Mac and Adobe Media Encoder on the PC simplifies workflow
Blu-Ray H.264 files can be authored in Adobe Encore CS4 and Roxio Toast 10 then burned without re-encoding
Support for Apple Qmaster takes advantage of multiple systems with a Matrox MAX processing engine for distributed encoding across a network




MAX H.264 Encoding AccelerationResolutions Even frame sizes from 64 x 64 to 1920 x 1080Bit rates 100 Kb/s to 50 Mb/sFrame rates 15, 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, and 60 frames per secondEncoding profiles Baseline (CAVLC) and main (CABAC) profilesEncoding controls 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2 level supportGOP structureConstant bit rate (bit rate remains stable, quality varies depending on complexity of each frame)Constant quality (each video frame is analyzed to deliver the targeted quality, bit rate varies while keeping the lowest possible bit rate)Variable bit rate (squeezes out the highest possible quality at the average target bit rate )Noise filtering (saves bits by reducing high frequencies in the video)De-interlacing (ensures high-quality encodes of interlaced SD and 1080i source material)Data rate slider (produces smoother or more abrupt transitions)Sample rate monitoring (verifies compliance with targeted data rate)Scene detection (provides multi-pass quality in a single pass with Apple Compressor)ScalingDedicated hardware scaler Multi-tap 10-bit realtime processingSoftwareH.264 encoding Adobe Encore, Adobe Media Encoder, Apple Compressor, Telestream EpisodeBlu-ray authoring Adobe Encore, Roxio Toast, Apple CompressorGeneralDimensions(3/4-length PCIe card) L: 17 cm (6.75") W: 7cm (2.75") H: 1 cm (3/8")Weight 0.08 lbs (36.29 grams)Regulatory compliance FCC Class B, CE Mark Class B and ACMA Class BRoHS Directive 2002/95/ECLimited warranty and service 3-year limited warranty with free telephone supportElectrical and Operating RequirementsPower Total power consumption: 10 WattsEnvironmental Operating temperature: 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)Storage temperature: 40 to 75 C (-40 to 167 F)Maximum altitude for operation: 3,000 metersMaximum altitude for transport: 12,000 metersOperating humidity: 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)Storage humidity: 5 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)Typical operating voltages and current consumption Voltage +3.3 V - +12 VCurrent 3.0 A - 0 AKit ContentsIn the box Matrox CompressHD card
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