Matrox announced that it will be demonstrating the new 2.0 drivers for the MXO at NAB, booth SL2015.

Here are the key features in the new release:

* DVI monitor calibration – hue, chroma, contrast, brightness, and blue-only adjustments
* Super black and super white monitoring on the DVI display
* Pixel-to-pixel mapping on the DVI display
* “Virtual bezel” on the DVI display
* New HD editing resolutions – 1080p at 23.98, 25, and 29.97 fps; and 720p at 25 and 50 fps
* New DVI output resolution – 1024×768 at 59.94 fps
* Region of interest output selection in Presentation Mode
* Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 support
* Max OS X 10.5 Leopard support

One of the BIGGEST features in this new release is DVI monitor calibration. Super black and super white support, one-to-one pixel mapping. Now not only can you use the Apple 23″ Cinema Display for broadcast monitoring, now you can use other DVI monitors such as my Dell 2405s and they can now be used reliably for monitoring detailed editing work, even low level color grading. Well…I can’t WAIT to hook up the Dells to this now. But it will have to wait until after NAB. I am über busy.

I am glad that I can possibly use my Dells, as I no longer have the ACD to check things out. That was returned to the kind producer who lent it to me.

NEXT: Review of the CalDigit S2VR Duo and Firewire VR units. I have been working with it for 4 months and even took it on the road. Rock solid boxes these are…