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Matrox MXO2 Mini: Will This Encoder Come To My Rescue?

September 29, 2011 by  
Filed under All Posts, Equipment, Video Production

The Matrox MXO2 Mini, hardware encoder to the rescue?

If you’ve been following me for the last few months, you know that we’re working on a huge video project with Fitness Guru Dave Sheahan and his home workout system videos. The program consists of actually 44 videos, most of them almost one hour long.

I am loving working with high definition images, however there is a downside with this type of media… the files are gigantic! I bought a new computer with a16 GB of RAM and a 12 Terrabyte hard drive to tackle this monumental project. It uses the latest Thunderbolt technology and has easily kept up with me, streaming 3 tracks of HD footage without a hiccup.

Now we are close to the time to encode about 44 hours of finished videos to put up on the web and also for DVDs. I calculated that it would take hundreds of hours to do that!

So I went to DV Expo last week with the intention of finding an answer to this dilemma.

I think I may have found some relief in the  Matrox MAX technology that implements faster than realtime H.264 encoding .

Check out the video to find out why I’m so excited about it.

Have you found a technology or hardware or software that encodes to MPG2 (DVD) and H.264.MP4 (web delivery)? Please add it to the comment section below. I would appreciate knowing what is out there and our readers would too!


One Response to “Matrox MXO2 Mini: Will This Encoder Come To My Rescue?”
  1. Andrew says:

    Looks like a useful piece of kit.


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