Matrox has announced their Mojito 4K quad 3G-SDI is now shipping. It’s a Windows-based card that works well with Adobe’s Creative Cloud, for monitoring your 4K editing, along with output, all in real-time
Matrox’s Mojito 4K is optimized for the Mercury Transmit plug-ins for Adobe SpeedGrade and Premiere Pro CC. This is a great card for all your editing of 4K footage from RED and the upcoming Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. It supports many of the UHD (Ultra Hi-Def) output resolutions, including 4K (4096 x 2160), QFHD (Quad Full HD, 3840 x 2160), and 2K (2048 x 1080), along with HD and SD. Playback support at 60p, including 4K, which is terrific.
If you’re a Windows-based, Adobe Premiere CC editor cutting with 4K, this card is a good fit for you. Matrox makes terrific cards and breakout boxes for editing, output and monitoring, and the Mojito 4K is ideal as more and more companies move to the 4K standard.
Mercury Playback Engine
If you really want to take advantage of speed, especially since the card is optimized to Adobe’s speedy Mercury playback engine, check out Dell’s newest tower, the Precision T7600 (http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/841-dell-precision-t7600-workstation-review), which boasts two Intel Xeon E5 2687W chips with 8 cores clocking in at 3.1 GHz, up to a jaw-dropping 512 GB of RAM.
These are the key features found in Matrox’s Mojito 4K:
4K (4096 x 2160), QFHD (3840 x 2160), 2K(2048 x 1080), HD and SD output resolutions
60 fps frame rate support, even at 4K resolution
SD, HD and 3G-SDI connectivity per SMPTE 259, 292 and 424/425M Level A and Level B mapping
8- and 10-bit YUV output at all resolutions and frames rates
Up to 16 channels of SDI embedded audio support
Bi-level and tri-level genlock input
Single ¾-length PCIe card with five full-size BNC connectors directly on the card bracket
Highly optimized Adobe Mercury Transmit plug-ins for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe SpeedGrade™
WYSIWYG support for Adobe After Effects® CC and Photoshop® CC
The price on the Mojito 4K is $1995 U.S., €1795, £1495 in Europe and the UK, respectively. Find out more at http://www.matrox.com/video/en/products/mojito_4k/.
Other announcements coming out of Matrox at IBC 2013 include the release of their Linux software development kit for SDI cards. According to Matrox, this SDK will allow for quick application development of “a component-based architecture that provides a common API across the industry-leading Matrox DSX family of for developers.”
Essentially, Matrox’s Linux SDK will allow developers to work on devices, such as graphics systems for broadcast, video servers and more, that will connect easily with Matrox’s line of I/O cards.
“OEMs come to Matrox for our 24/7 hardware reliability, our dedicated applications engineering support and our feature-rich Windows SDK," according to Matrox’s senior director of sales and marketing, Alberto Cieri. "Now, with this new SDK, Linux developers will also be able to take advantage of our superior hardware. We are offering them the tools they need to create a wide variety of dependable, cost-effective broadcast products."
Developers can find out more by visiting http://www.matrox.com/video/en/products/pc/developer/dsx_sdk/linux/, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned to RedShark News for more IBC 2013 news!