Matrox Video announced september 8th 2015 that the Matrox M264 multi-channel 4:2:2 10-bit H.264 encoder card is now available. M264 is a half-length PCIe card featuring an onboard codec for unprecedented multi-channel H.264 encoding/decoding quality and performance from Baseline Profile to High 10 Intra Profile up to Level 5.2. Multi-channel motion-adaptive de-interlacing and up/down/cross scaling allow content to be repurposed into any resolution before encoding or after decoding, which is particularly beneficial for OTT workflows.
M264 offers the pristine quality needed for broadcast distribution, contribution and production applications. It encodes a single stream of 4Kp60 H.264/AVC intra-frame at 4:2:2 10-bit, up to 10 streams of HD long GOP at 4:2:2 10-bit or up to 16 streams of HD at 4:2:0 8-bit. Presets for Sony XAVC and Panasonic AVC-Ultra formats are provided. The card is designed for low latency and offers dynamic bitrate and GOP control to allow adjustments on the fly.
M264 will be featured at IBC2015 (Amsterdam, Sept. 11–15) on the Matrox stand 7.B29. on stand 7.A20 Vizrt will present a technology demonstration of Viz Engine that incorporates the Matrox M264 card to provide 4:2:2 10-bit H.264 contribution-quality IP playout.
Matrox M264 is the ideal H.264 encoder card for OEMs who need to add IP streaming capabilities to channel-in-a-box systems, video servers, broadcast graphics systems, multiviewers and switchers or create high-density encoders, transcoders and other broadcast media equipment. It can be used with industry-leading Matrox I/O cards like those in the new X.mio3 Series to create powerful hybrid solutions with baseband and IP streaming support all in one. Comprehensive development tools in the Matrox DSX SDKs for Windows or Linux include versatile file reading/writing, memory management, IP streaming, synchronization mechanisms and a large selection of software codecs and effects. A prototyping tool provides a graphical representation of all hardware components so developers can simulate and test their use cases within minutes, before writing a single line of code. From a single development effort, broadcast equipment manufacturers can create a variety of products at a full range of price/performance levels.