Matrox unveils the M264 S4 4K codec card
The Matrox M264 family of H.264 hardware codec cards is expanding with the new M264 S4. According to the company, it is the world’s only four-channel 4Kp60 codec card aimed for PC-based broadcast contribution, production or distribution systems. In addition, it provides Sony XAVC and Panasonic AVC-ULTRA presets.
The device is able to encoding and decoding up to four 4Kp50/60 streams of XAVC 4K Intra Class 300/480, XAVC 4K Long 4:2:2, or AVC-ULTRA in real-time with zero CPU usage. The card can also encode/decode up to four streams of 4Kp60 at 4:2:2 10-bit, 40 streams of HD Long GOP at 4:2:2 10-bit or 64 streams of HD at 4:2:0 8-bit.
The codec card is compatible with the Matrox DSK SDK, a solution that has processing modules such us file input/output (I/O), software codecs and CPU effects. The M264 family of codec cards also provides plug-ins for H.264 transcode acceleration into the FFMPEG framework.
The Matrox M264 S4 codec card will be available in Q3 2019.