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Final Cut Pro X 10.0.4 Improves Broadcast Monitoring, New I/O Drivers From Matrox Are Incredible

With the release of the newest Final Cut Pro X update to ver. 10.0.4, Apple has improved broadcast monitoring, working with manufacturers to get it right. I was able to take the latest I/O drivers from Matrox for a drive, and I gotta say, they’re incredible! I’m a big fan of Matrox’s hardware, and I’ve been waiting patiently for Apple to update FCP X and improve broadcast monitoring, and with it, Matrox is releasing these drivers.

Using an MXO2, video and sound look great on my external monitor — I’m using an LCD at 1920 x 1080. I’m going to work with a colleague who has a full-fleged HD production monitor to do some more tests, but so far, so good. I’ll have a more extensive look soon.

My Review Of The Matrox Thunderbolt Adapter

Matrox has some pretty cool all-in-one devices with their MXO2 line, which can handle video capture, conversion, broadcast monitoring and much more. I’ve had an MXO2 Mini for a couple of years, and used it regularly to capture BetaSP footage in Final Cut Pro 7, with a 17-inch MacBook Pro with an ExpressCard/34 slot. That Mac went away, and since I didn’t have a Mac Pro (with PCI-Express), I couldn’t use the MXO2 anymore. Until Thunderbolt changed everything, the new Apple and Intel technology that allows for blazing fast 10 Gbps (Gigabits per second) transfer speeds. With the Matrox Thunderbolt adapter, I can now use my Mac Mini with the MXO2 Mini and capture analog footage, and a whole lot more.

Plus, all of Matrox’s new MXO2 devices feature software that’s optimized for the technology, plus takes advantage of Final Cut Pro X‘s broadcast monitoring (see this press release). Be sure to check out my review at Digital Media Net.