The Matrox Mojito MAX Professional I/O Card
is a dual-platform input/output device that performs hardware-based H.264 encoding and hardware video scaling (up, down, and cross conversion), and offers monitoring calibration tools. Best of all, it works with a long list of professional editing, effects, and encoding applications, so your existing software workflow will only be enhanced by the addition of a hardware I/O card that's as versatile as this one.
The Mojito MAX is a 3/4-length PCIe card that features HD/SD-SDI & HDMI input/output (along with embedded audio) and includes a breakout cable that accommodates a wide range of both analog & digital audio and analog video signal types. It's got inputs and outputs for composite, component, and S-Video; there's also stereo XLR input and stereo analog RCA output, as well as AES/EBU digital audio I/O.
If that's not enough, the cable also features an RS-422 input for machine control, and genlock I/O that supports both blackburst and tri-level sync. Included software enables you to calibrate your inexpensive HDMI monitor so that you can use it in a broadcast-level workflow.
These features will help integrate your editing suite into the larger video system of your facility, such as it may be, and the hardware-accelerated functions of the Mojito MAX card – H.264 encoding and real-time scaling – will help you get the most of your editing application by shouldering the burden of tasks that otherwise would be performed in software. With certain applications (especially Adobe Premiere for Windows), Mojito MAX will even hardware-accelerate some other processes, and its bundled software introduces functions that are missing from some applications, such as print-to-tape for Final Cut Pro X.