Matrox to show new Axio Realtime HD/SD Editor

Reprinted from a Matrox press release

Montreal, Canada, February 13, 2006 – Matrox Video Products Group today announced Matrox Axio LE, a high-performance

realtime HD/SD editing platform at the breakthrough price of $4,495 US in North America. Matrox Axio LE will be

demonstrated at NAB 2006 in booth SL 1137.

Matrox Axio LE is the latest entry in the Matrox Axio family of products that makes Adobe Premiere Pro the foremost

realtime HD and SD editor for demanding broadcast and post-production environments. It features no-render HD and SD

finishing in compressed and uncompressed formats, superior realtime color correction tools, advanced realtime effects,

and a full complement of analog and digital audio and video inputs and outputs.
It also lets users work seamlessly with the other Adobe Production Studio applications, fully supporting Adobe Dynamic

Link and providing WYSIWYG video output support for Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop CS2, as well as other

industry-leading animation and compositing packages. Matrox Axio LE incorporates Matrox Flex and Power of X technologies

to leverage CPU and GPU power to provide the ultimate HD and SD post-production experience.

"With the launch of Axio LE, Matrox has again demonstrated their ability to deliver a high-end professional editing

platform at an affordable price point," said Simon Hayhurst, director of product management, Web and Video Solutions

for Adobe. "The new Matrox Axio LE is ideally suited for use with Adobe Production Studio, bringing maximum realtime

functionality and complete workflow flexibility to professional video editors working in both HD and SD."

"Matrox Axio LE makes realtime HD editing much more affordable, bringing huge productivity and workflow advantages

to creative professionals," said Lorne Trottier, president and CTO of Matrox. "Users get so much more than with

software-only systems – many more realtime layers of video and graphics, many more realtime effects including

broadcast-quality 3D DVE, native support for many additional codecs, simultaneous HD and SD output, accelerated export to

DVD and multimedia formats -the benefits inherent in this complete post-production solution are very impressive!"

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