Matrox finally announced the new 2.0 drivers for the popular MXO product. Now you can really balance your Apple Cinema Display to bars. And it has other neat stuff too. I’ll have to go into a bit more detail a little later. In the middle of getting a pilot presentation out the door…er…on the web. Here is the nitty gritty:
“Matrox MXO 2.0 Updater
(May 14, 2007, 5.77 MB)
Matrox MXO version 2.0 provides the following new features:
• With added proc amp controls, you can calibrate your DVI monitor to be used as a broadcast-quality video monitor in order to effectively display SD and HD video, while providing accurate color temperatures and eliminating artifacts.
• In Mastering mode, you can superimpose a customizable virtual bezel on a clip to identify the areas that would be hidden by a bezel when displayed on a standard television screen. This can be used, for example, to simulate a safe title area to check the placement of titles.
• Display your video or the MXO desktop on your secondary display at its true resolution (1:1 pixel ratio).
• Define a specific region on your secondary display’s desktop that you want to output through MXO’s video outputs when using Presentation mode.
• New video output standards – 1920×1080PsF at 23.98 fps and 1280×720p at 50 fps.
• New HD editing formats – 1080p at 23.98, 25, and 29.97 fps, and 720p at 25 and 50 fps.”
Note that it says “DVI monitor” and not Apple Cinema Display. This is because you can adjust several models now. I have adjusted my Dell 2405 with great success.