Matrox VS4

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Quad HD-SDI Capture Card for Telestream Wirecast Pro. Create video streaming productions that are visually striking and grab your audiences attention. The combination of Matrox VS4 and Telestream Wirecast Pro for Windows lets you switch or mix multiple live video feeds and pre-recorded clips while adding graphics and effects. This solution is ideal for internet broadcasts of sports, religious services, corporate meetings, and other live events. NOW INCLUDES VS4Recorder!
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Finally, online video streaming with the production values of live television broadcasts!

NEW Features

  • Additional codec support for ISO recording to DV/DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, and DVCPRO HD
  • Support for Telestream Wirecast Studio and Telestream Wirecast Pro 4.2.4
  • Convert DVI can be used as a VS4 input source for use in Telestream Wirecast, or to output a DVI source to high-quality SDI and analog video

NEW VS4Recorder now included!

Arrive. Connect. Record. Multi-camera event recording has never been so simple
Matrox VS4 is a quad HD-SDI capture card that lets you record four live video feeds using VS4Recorder, a free, stand-alone recording application bundled with the card. It is the ideal solution for recording live multi-camera productions like concerts and sporting events, and for repurposing and archiving video assets.

Quick and easy recording with automatic input detection
VS4Recorder is a versatile application ideal for multi-camera productions that provides HD recording of up to four inputs while simultaneously offering a complete multi-viewer experience. It provides two recording modes: independent and multi-cam.

Multi-cam session mode
This mode is ideal for recording multiple angles of a single event. With a single click, all inputs begin recording and a session timer starts and provides the run time. In this mode, a session is created that lets all recorded files reference a single session timecode for easy synchronization in a multi-cam Adobe Premiere CC sequence.

Once a session is underway, you can stop and start any input recording without interrupting the session timecode. You can also view the elapsed time of each recording in its quadrant.

Independent record mode
This mode makes it quick and easy to capture content for archiving or repurposing video assets by recording any input independently. This makes VS4Recorder ideal for monitoring multiple video signals so they can be acquired quickly at the push of a button.

High-quality multi-viewer
VS4Recorder offers high-quality video monitoring of all inputs. Leveraging patent-pending Matrox technology, the video quality is pristine even when monitoring interlaced sources on progressive computer monitors. VS4Recorder accurately represents your incoming video signals at any video window size, and offers single- and quad-view modes for a customizable multi-viewing experience. Use quad-view mode to preview all four inputs simultaneously or switch to single-view mode and cycle through your inputs.

Captures NLE-friendly files
VS4Recorder provides industry-recognized codecs: the efficient, high-quality Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame codec at up to 300Mb/s in an AVI wrapper, as well as DV/DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50 and DVCPRO HD QuickTime files in an MOV wrapper for use with your NLE of choice without transcoding. Global audio settings include audio codec, bit rate, bit depth and stereo versus mono.

Timecode and metadata support
Stop looking for visual or audio cues to sync your clips. VS4Recorder provides easy clip synchronization within Adobe Premiere CC/CS6 by embedding either the original SDI timecode or the sessions timecode. Additional metadata support includes label and file names.

Automatic input detection
Connect your video sources, start VS4Recorder and begin recording. VS4Recorder automatically detects your video format. Each input is independent so you can mix HD and SD in the same production.

On screen display
VS4Recorder includes label and file name overlays in each quadrant that can be set to remain on screen or auto-hide after a period of mouse inactivity. Each quadrant also provides controls for source recording, audio monitoring and view mode, as well as timecode and hard drive notification displays, in a popover area that appears/disappears on mouse activity/inactivity.

VS4Recorder also provides a visual cue to the amount of storage and record time remaining on your target hard drive. This gives you ample time to prepare and avoid missing important content.

Audio monitoring
Navigate to any quadrant and click the speaker icon to monitor the inputs selected audio pair. VS4Recorder automatically directs the audio source to your computers sound card. Mouse over any speaker icon and a channel-selection flyout appears, offering all available channels by audio pair. In addition, VU meters let you visually monitor up to eight channels of embedded audio per video input.

Shortcut keys
VS4Recorder can be controlled using a mouse or its predefined shortcut keys. You can switch between quad-view, single-view, and full-screen modes, cycle through your inputs, start/stop recording an input or a Multi-Cam session.


Capture up to four HD-SDI video streams
Matrox VS4 lets you take advantage of professional broadcast video and audio sources for the utmost quality in your internet productions.

In a single PCIe slot, Matrox VS4 provides up to four independent HD-SDI inputs with up to 16 embedded audio channels per SDI source, taking up an absolute minimum of the precious real estate in your PC.

Easy-to-use recording
Recording all your video feeds is as important as streaming if post-event editing is required. The Matrox VS4 not only sends your video feeds to Wirecast Pro for streaming, it simultaneously records all your original video feeds to disk.

The easy-to-use Matrox recording tool lets you record using the high-quality Matrox MPEG 2 I-Frame codec at up to 300Mb/s in HD. You can then use Adobe Premiere Pro to natively edit your material.

Effortless onsite set-up
Just hook up your cameras, start Wirecast, and stream. Matrox VS4 automatically detects the presence, resolution, and frame rate of all your inputs so you dont have to manually set up each source in Wirecast Pro.

Because all inputs on Matrox VS4 are independent, you can use HD and SD cameras in the same production.

Expandable technology
Need more than four sources for your production? Simply add a second Matrox VS4 capture card to your system and youve increased your setup from 4 to 8 inputs.

Extensive audio support
Matrox VS4 captures up to 16 channels of embedded SDI audio on each input. Using Wirecast Pro, you can choose any stereo pair for your streaming production while simultaneously recording all 16 channels to disk using the Matrox recording tool. You have complete flexibility to go from a simple stereo mix to surround-sound and beyond for your post-event editing needs.

Exceptional quality
You can expect excellence from Matrox Video Products Group. Our award-winning technology powers a full range of content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, post-production facilities, project studios, corporate communicators and videographers worldwide.

  • Video
    • Supported video formats
      • 720P 50/59.94
      • 1080I 50/59.94
      • 1080P 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
      • 1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
    • SDI input
      • 4 SD or HD input
      • 16 channels of embedded audio
      • Compliant with SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 272M,SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 299M
      • BNC connector (75 O), terminated
      • Equalized input for maximum cable length support
  • Audio
    • SDI audio input
      • 16 channels of embedded audio
      • 24-bit, 48 kHz
  • Genlock
    • Reference input
    • HD analog tri-level sync or SD analog bi-level black burst
    • BNC connector (75 O), terminated
    • Optional termination of genlock (mechanical switch)
    • Can be set to 75 O termination using the miniature SW1 switch on the card
  • Software
    • Streaming
      • Telestream Wirecast Studio and Wirecast Pro
    • Recording
      • Direct Capture Integration with Telestream Wirecast software
  • General
    • Dimensions
      • length PCI Express (x8) card
      • L: 23.2 cm (9.125in ) W: 10.7 cm (4.2in )
      • Overall thickness including components 1.9 cm (0.75in )
    • Regulatory compliance
      • FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, ACMA Class A
      • RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
    • Limited warranty and service
      • 3-year limited warranty with free telephone support
  • Electrical and Operating Requirements
    • Power
      • Total power consumption: 23.0 watts
    • Environmental
      • Operating temperature: 0 to 55 C (32 to 131 F)
      • Storage temperature: -40 to 75 C (-40 to 167 F)
      • 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)
  • Kit Contents
    • In the box
      • Matrox VS4
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