Matrox Video says the Matrox M264 S4 H.264 hardware codec card is now shipping.
Having recently completed the official XAVC verification program by Sony it supports up to four 4K channels of XAVC Intra, XAVC Long, or AVC-ULTRA encoding/decoding from a single-slot card. Combined with onboard de-interlacing and scaling functionality, the Matrox M264 S4 card provides a means of managing 4:2:2 10-bit and 4:2:0 8-bit workflows.
Designed specifically for high-density and H.264-based encoding/decoding, the Matrox M264 S4 card provides XAVC-validated 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—while the “highest-end” multi-socket PCs struggle to achieve just one real-time encode. 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.
The Matrox M264 S4 card is supported by Matrox DSX SDK, which boasts a set of powerful media processing modules—including file input/output (I/O), software codecs, and CPU effects—for rapid application and system development.