Matrox Video has announced the Matrox M264 S4, an upcoming addition to the Matrox M264 family of H.264 hardware codec cards. Due in the third quarter it supports up to four channels of 4K Sony XAVC and Panasonic AVC-ULTRA encoding/decoding in a single-slot card to enable high-density, multi-channel 4K workflows in computer-based platforms.
Combined with onboard de-interlacing and scaling functionality, the Matrox M264 S4 card provides a means of managing computationally demanding 4:2:2 10-bit and 4:2:0 8-bit workflows. Designed specifically for high-density H.264-based encoding/decoding (Baseline Profile to High 10 Intra Profile up to Level 5.2), it provides XAVC-certified and AVC-ULTRA-compliant presets.
The Matrox M264 S4 card can encode/decode 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 M264 S4 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, with ultra-low power consumption, in the smallest footprint.