The Compress-HD from Matrox uses Matrox MAX technology to realize real-time H.264 encoding of resolutions ranging from iPod to HD. It features a dedicated hardware processor to accelerate the creation of H.264 files for Blu-Ray, the web, and mobile devices.
Special hardware acceleration is designed to provide superior speed without taxing system resources. This card can be integrated with professional applications such as Apple Compressor on the Mac and Adobe Media Encoder on the PC. A direct export feature provides higher quality H.264 Blu-Ray compliant files from Compressor.
MAX H.264 Encoding AccelerationResolutions Even frame sizes from 64 x 64 to 1920 x 1080Bit rates 100 Kb/s to 50 Mb/sFrame rates 15, 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, and 60 frames per secondEncoding profiles Baseline (CAVLC) and main (CABAC) profilesEncoding controls 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2 level supportGOP structureConstant bit rate (bit rate remains stable, quality varies depending on complexity of each frame)Constant quality (each video frame is analyzed to deliver the targeted quality, bit rate varies while keeping the lowest possible bit rate)Variable bit rate (squeezes out the highest possible quality at the average target bit rate )Noise filtering (saves bits by reducing high frequencies in the video)De-interlacing (ensures high-quality encodes of interlaced SD and 1080i source material)Data rate slider (produces smoother or more abrupt transitions)Sample rate monitoring (verifies compliance with targeted data rate)Scene detection (provides multi-pass quality in a single pass with Apple Compressor)ScalingDedicated hardware scaler Multi-tap 10-bit realtime processingSoftwareH.264 encoding Adobe Encore, Adobe Media Encoder, Apple Compressor, Telestream EpisodeBlu-ray authoring Adobe Encore, Roxio Toast, Apple CompressorGeneralDimensions(3/4-length PCIe card) L: 17 cm (6.75") W: 7cm (2.75") H: 1 cm (3/8")Weight 0.08 lbs (36.29 grams)Regulatory compliance FCC Class B, CE Mark Class B and ACMA Class BRoHS Directive 2002/95/ECLimited warranty and service 3-year limited warranty with free telephone supportElectrical and Operating RequirementsPower Total power consumption: 10 WattsEnvironmental Operating temperature: 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)Storage temperature: 40 to 75 C (-40 to 167 F)Maximum altitude for operation: 3,000 metersMaximum altitude for transport: 12,000 metersOperating humidity: 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)Storage humidity: 5 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)Typical operating voltages and current consumption Voltage +3.3 V - +12 VCurrent 3.0 A - 0 AKit ContentsIn the box Matrox CompressHD card