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  • Wed, Feb 2 2011 2:04 AM

    • Mike Stewart
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    Matrox MX02 MINI

    I just bought one of these and it's fantastic.

     

    Great picture, super easy to use and $450 new.

     

    Pretty sweet, haven't found a downside yet.

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  • Wed, Feb 2 2011 2:50 AM In reply to

    • conleec
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    Re: Matrox MX02 MINI

    Agreed. I've retired my Adrenaline box. And with the Max option, it even accelerates H.264 encoding. Nice piece of gear.

    Chris

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  • Wed, Feb 2 2011 10:13 AM In reply to

    Re: Matrox MX02 MINI

    I agree, the best money I spent last year. I'm on a laptop-based system and the portability is great. Plays with all my Adobe apps too. Smart move Avid. More please.

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  • Thu, Feb 3 2011 7:13 PM In reply to

    • ronn
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    Re: Matrox MX02 MINI

    24p would be nice.

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    Ronn Kilby

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  • Thu, Feb 3 2011 7:37 PM In reply to

    Re: Matrox MX02 MINI

    "... I've retired my Adrenaline box ..."

    Chris, how are you capturing or outputting baseband?

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    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
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  • Thu, Feb 3 2011 7:46 PM In reply to

    • Mike Stewart
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    Re: Matrox MX02 MINI

    Randall L Rike:

    "... I've retired my Adrenaline box ..."

    Chris, how are you capturing or outputting baseband?

    Do people still "capture"? Everything I'm doing lately comes in on cards/drives...

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  • Thu, Feb 3 2011 7:56 PM In reply to

    Re: Matrox MX02 MINI

    "Tapeless" is a myth.  There's still cameras that use tape.  Gosh, and you even have your archival copy at the same time.  But, yes, File-Based is rapidly increasing.

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    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
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  • Thu, Feb 3 2011 8:42 PM In reply to

    • stwb
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    Re: Matrox MX02 MINI

    conleec:
    And with the Max option, it even accelerates H.264 encoding

     

    Are you actually getting accelerated H.264 encoding in MC with the MX02 Mini w/Max? According to the specs, it is HD monitoring only in MC and accelerated encoding in CS5.

    -Steve

  • Thu, Feb 3 2011 8:46 PM In reply to

    Re: Matrox MX02 MINI

    Randall L Rike:
    File-Based is rapidly incraesing.
    As is the discontent with file based as a long term answer for any production that may ever be more than a one off.

    Having first started to backup PT sessions and Avid projects to removeable harddrives in '94  most of them are now on drives that I have not been able to get compatible hardware for in the last 5 years. Anyone remember "clicked clack" Jazz drives with SCSI connectors? I have to keep a Pentium 1 running NT 3.5 to access those.

  • Thu, Feb 3 2011 8:50 PM In reply to

    Re: Matrox MX02 MINI

    Archival protocaol suggests that all backups be restored on a periodic basis to test & ensure they are still alive & kicking.  I would add, that is also a good time to relocate the backup to a newer medium, that will be current for a few years.  Of course, if the originals were tape .....

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    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
    *******************************
    Randall L. Rike, ACI, ACSR Mac*Win*Unity*ISIS*DS
    Systems Engineer @ BET Networks [a Viacom company]
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  • Thu, Feb 3 2011 8:55 PM In reply to

    • ronn
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    Re: Matrox MX02 MINI

    "Of course, if the originals were tape ...."

    And the tape came in contact with a big old magnet...

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    Ronn Kilby

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  • Thu, Feb 3 2011 9:04 PM In reply to

    Re: Matrox MX02 MINI

    Randall L Rike:
    Archival protocaol suggests that all backups be restored on a periodic basis to test & ensure they are still alive & kicking. 
    Sure! Yet another "TIME" cost rarely factored in by file based proponents Wink

    I spent 5 days over the holiday season moving and checking 5TB's of old project media to new SATA drives. ALL of that was SD and I still have the tapes to go with it. Imagine 2 or 3 years woth of HD projects all with 2 (3 for safety) complete backups of HD projects with no tapes as a fall back position.

    "And the tape came in contact with a big old magnet..." Your magnetic personality never did affect the tapes Ronn Big Smile

  • Thu, Feb 3 2011 9:06 PM In reply to

    Re: Matrox MX02 MINI

    "... As is the discontent with file based ..."

    When onling a tape-based project, you only recapture the necessary frames plus handles.  When onlining a file-based project, the process of Batch Importing (reimporting) captures the "entire" original source clip in full rez, not just the frames needed.  This mostly benefits those who sell storage.  Luckily, between ISIS, Unity, and Isilon ... we have lots of storage.

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    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
    *******************************
    Randall L. Rike, ACI, ACSR Mac*Win*Unity*ISIS*DS
    Systems Engineer @ BET Networks [a Viacom company]
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  • Wed, Feb 9 2011 6:03 PM In reply to

    • videoguy
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    Re: Matrox MX02 MINI

    YES! You can utilize the MAX technology if you are on a Mac. Unfortunately for now Windows users will not get the big benefit of MAX. On the Mac side their is quite a windfall. From our Top 10 products of 2010 article:

        * The Matrox Vetura Capture utility allows you to quickly and easily capture QuickTime files using popular CODECs installed on your editing system. If you use Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, you can capture to the Matrox MPEG2 I-frame full raster (1920 x 1080) HD CODEC or to other popular Adobe-supported CODECs. If you're editing with Apple Final Cut Pro, you can capture to ProRes and other popular Final Cut Pro CODECs. Finally, if you're using Avid Media Composer, you can capture directly to Avid DNxHD .mov files or other popular Avid-supported CODECs.

        * The Matrox MXO2 Mini with Max delivers even more features! If you're editing on a Windows PC with Adobe CS5, the Matrox MAX technology will give you additional real-time playback performance with the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine. The Matrox MXO2 Mini with MAX will also give Avid editors using a Mac the ability to encode directly from the Media Composer timeline to H.264 for Blu-ray Disc or high-definition multimedia video.

    Gary

    BTW - MC5 was tied for the #1 spot on this years list (w/ CS5) and MXO2 Mini came in 3rd. So it's quite the "winning" combination!

     

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  • Wed, Feb 9 2011 6:43 PM In reply to

    • stwb
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    Re: Matrox MX02 MINI

    Oh. ok sure, that makes sense - if it's used with a Mac. Just a little confusing since this thread is in the Avid Media Composer - PC forum.

    -Steve

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