If you are like most broadcast engineers and A/V professionals, you encounter many situations where you need to monitor multiple 3G-, HD-, or SD-SDI feeds. The new Matrox MicroQuad lets you use an affordable HDMI display to view your video signals. Ideal for OB vans, on-set productions and live events, Matrox MicroQuad is a small, easy-to-use device. Simply connect power and up to four SDI inputs, all controls are on the unit itself, no computer is required. Alternatively, use the Windows-based Matrox MicroQuad Remote application to control the unit from a distance.
On a single HDMI display in quadrant view, Matrox MicroQuad
lets you monitor up to four SDI inputs that can be 3G or HD
or SD. Show or hide labels and VU meters.
Matrox MicroQuad always ensures a crisp, artifact-free
monitoring experience thanks to its state-or-the-art scaling
algorithms with advanced filtering.
At the touch of a button, Matrox MicroQuad lets you toggle to
a full screen view of any one of your inputs and its
associated audio. Show or hide the label and VU meters.
Matrox MicroQuad will take non-genlocked SDI signals and
synchronize both video and audio on the HDMI output.
Use the selection border in quadrant view to select the audio
source you want sent to the HDMI display.
Matrox MicroQuad can be controlled remotely using the Windows-based Matrox MicroQuad Remote application via a standard mini USB Type B cable. The application lets you toggle between full screen and quadrant view, select the input channel, pick audio channels, as well as hide labels and the red selection box. It also lets you create custom labels of up to 10 characters, which will be retained even when the unit is disconnected from the computer.
All the features of the Matrox MicroQuad Remote application are available in a DLL and header file to let you easily trigger MicroQuad from within your own software.
|Matrox MicroQuad Technical Specifications|
|Dimensions:||Length: 125 mm|
Width: 118 mm
Height: 26 mm
|Inputs and Outputs:||Four BNC 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs|
Mini USB Type B for firmware updates
|Standards:||SDI compliance with SMPTE-259M/292M/424M|
SDI support of YUV 4:2:2 8-bit/10-bit
Automatic detection of input signal
HDMI support of YUV 4:2:2
|Input Display Resolutions:||NTSC|
1080p (Level A) 50/59.94/60
1080p (Level B (Dual link)) 50/59.94/60
|Display Formats:||Quadrant view/Full screen view|
|Audio:||SDI inputs: 16 channels embedded|
HDMI output: 8 channels embedded
|Electrical and Operating Requirements:||Unit voltage and amperage: 5V/3Amps|
Operating temperature: 0 to 40º C
Storage temperature: -40 to 75º C
Maximum altitude for operation: 3,000 meters
Maximum altitude for transport: 12,000 meters
Operating humidity: 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Storage humidity: 5 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing).
|General:||Universal locking power supply with international socket adaptors included 3-year limited manufacturing warranty|
|Matrox MicroQuad Remote System Requirements|
|System Requirements:||Microsoft Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate (32-bit or 64-bit) with Service Pack 1, or Windows XP Professional (32-bit) with Service Pack 3|
One free USB 2.0 port