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Mfr PN: 4210
Our PN: MOTN5010008
Manufacturer: Motu
Platform(s): Mac & Win

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List Price:$549.00

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Quick Overview

Turn your laptop or desktop computer into a video editing workstation able to capture and monitor broacast quality HD and SD video.



Manufacturer Part Number: 4210

The HD Express HDMI opens your Mac or Windows computer to the world of HDMI video, the next-generation digital video connectivity standard found on today's latest HD cameras, monitors and set top boxes. HDMI supports full-raster, pixel-for-pixel digital clarity with no video compression, resulting in stunning image quality and color depth that far surpasses highly-compressed workflows based on DV, HDV, AVC and similar capture codecs. In fact, on many of today's cameras, HDMI output streams directly from a cameras image sensor, bypassing the compression chip, allowing the HD Express HDMI to deliver an absolutely pristine, uncompressed HD digital video signal straight from the camera's imager to your computer.

If you require the best-possible image quality, you can work with uncompressed HD and use the money you save on the HD Express HDMI for other system components required for uncompressed HD, such as fast storage. Or, if you prefer to edit more conveniently at a lower data rate, you can choose Apple ProRes, ProRes HQ or the codec of your choice in Apple Final Cut Pro for maximum CPU efficiency and smooth editing. In Premiere Pro on Windows, you can choose among several popular codecs, including DVCProHD. By choosing a codec directly supported by your host, you eliminate unnecessary extra stages of compression and decompression, which produces maximum CPU efficiency and smooth editing.

To monitor your work with the best possible image quality, connect the HD Express HDMI output to your favorite affordable plasma, LCD monitor or projector via HDMI or DVI (DVI adapter sold separately). The HD Express HDMI provides all the legacy analog video connectors you need for capturing and monitoring component HD/SD, composite and S-Video in 10-bit 4:2:2 broadcast quality PAL or NTSC. The HD Express HDMI captures and plays all eight channels of embedded HDMI audio, and it even provides eight channels of analog audio output on convenient RCA jacks, which you can connect directly to powered speakers for full 5.1 or 7.1 surround audio monitoring. S/PDIF digital I/O is also provided.

Do you require high-performance desktop operation? The HD Express HDMI is available with PCI Express card connectivity for todays ultra-fast, multi-core Mac and PC towers. Need to go mobile? The HD Express HDMI is also available with an ExpressCard adapter for any current-generation Mac or Windows laptop equipped with an ExpressCard slot.

From initial capture to final finishing, the HD Express HDMI delivers exceptional video I/O performance and quality.

New Avid Compatibilities!

The HDX-SDI and HD Express, MOTU's PCIe video capture and monitoring devices for Mac and Windows, now support Avid Media Composer 6, thanks to Avid's new Open I/O SDK. The result of a development partnership between MOTU and Avid, both MOTU video interface products are now compatible with and fully certified for Media Composer 6, Symphony 6, and NewsCutter 10, offering Avid users comprehensive, economical, broadcast-quality video capture and monitoring for a wide range of workflows.

'MOTU is thrilled to be one of a select few hardware partners chosen by Avid to offer i/o solutions for Media Composer, Symphony, and NewsCutter,' said Jim Cooper, MOTU Director of Marketing. 'MOTU PCI video interfaces offer broadcast-quality HD/SD video capture and monitoring, along with unsurpassed multi-channel audio and synchronization features, to Avid users in an economical, rack-mountable form factor.'

'Our customers have asked us for choice, flexibility, and openness, and Avid is excited to deliver support for MOTU interfaces thanks to Avid Open I/O in version 6 of the Media Composer family, including Symphony and NewsCutter. MOTU provide high quality video and audio interfaces that are ideally suited to Avids professional users,' said Angus Mackay, pro video marketing manager, Avid Technology.

The HDX-SDI and HD Express deliver uncompressed, full-raster 1080/720 HD or SD video to and from Media Composer 6, Symphony, or NewsCutter, allowing users to capture and play HD/SD material using any video format supported by Media Composer and Avid Media Access, such as XDCAM, DNxHD, and ProRes.

With the full rack-space HDX-SDI, users can capture any uncompressed SDI, HDMI, or component HD/SD source and then edit in their Avid-supported codec of choice, while monitoring their Media Composer timeline on external SDI, HDMI and/or component monitors. The half-rack HD Express provides all the same video I/O features for users who don't need SDI. Both interfaces offer comprehensive multi-channel audio capture, monitoring, embedding/de-embedding, and more.

MOTU PCI video interfaces are the ideal economical, all-in-one video capture solutions for Media Composer 6 workflows.

HDX-SDI and HD Express drivers for Avid-qualified Media Composer 6 Mac and Windows systems will soon be available for download at for updates.

  • Chassis dimensions, excluding rack ears and front and back panel knobs and connectors: 8.625 x 7 x 1.75 inches (22 x 17.78 x 4.45 cm). Knobs and connectors extend up to 0.5 inch (1.27 cm) from front and back panels, adding 1 inch (2.54 cm) to depth. With rack ears attached, fits in one-half of a standard 19 inch (48.26 cm) rack at 1U high, when attached to another MOTU unit with the same half-rack form factor.
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