Matrox has added support for the Apple ProRes codec to its Matrox DSX developer products.

The move will allow makers of PC-based ingest/playout servers, character generators, broadcast graphics machines and transcoding systems to develop Matrox DSX workflows and systems built around the Final Cut Pro editing software.

The first equipment suppliers to implement support for the ProRes codec using the Matrox DSX platform are EditShare and Vizrt.

“For over 30 years Matrox has been supplying the hardware and software tools that keep broadcast equipment manufacturers at the forefront of emerging video markets,” said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing at Matrox.

“Final Cut Pro is ubiquitous in broadcast facilities worldwide, and we are offering the enabling technology our partners require to provide smooth workflow solutions to their customers.”

James Richings, the managing director of EditShare, believes the new functionality will help Final Cut Pro workgroups to tap into the advanced ingest/playout capabilities of Geevs.

“It’s a development that fits beautifully into our fundamental philosophy of collaborative workflows,” he said.

Matrox DSX provides multi-channel HD and SD video/audio I/O support from a single card including 3 Gb/s for 1080p.

Codecs supported include DV, D10 for IMX, HDV, DVCPRO HD, MPEG-2 4:2:2, MPEG-2 4:2:2:4 YUVA, MPEG HD for XDCAM HD, MPEG HD422 for XDCAM HD422, AVC-Intra for P2, H.264 and Apple ProRes.

The Matrox DSX SDK (software developers kit) with support for Apple ProRes and the Matrox X.mio2 multi-channel HD/SD I/O card are available now.

Matrox Video Products Group offers an entire family of HD and SD digital video hardware and software development tools in the Matrox DSX product line.

OEMs, systems integrators, and developers of video equipment for broadcast can put together the Matrox DSX components to create high performance digital media systems.