Matrox MXO2 capture to ProRes standalone (No FCP)
by Elijah Lynn on Feb 17, 2009 at 12:37:32 am
Can the MXO2 capture to ProRes without Final Cut installed if the computer is fast enough.
I want to get a used MacBook pro and install Veescope live on it along with using the MXO2 to capture the stream of a EX1 via the HD-SDI port. I don't want to have to purchase additional software to capture the stream. I will then take the HD and bring it to another location where my editing suite is.
I know Veescope Live claims to capture video but don't know what that really means as far as codecs go. I don't really want to capture uncompressed, ProRes HQ will be just as good for keying.
Hope this makes sense. I think the IoHD is a bit overkill since I really don't need to edit on this laptop and at $1,000 extra don't feel it is worth it.
A mac laptop can happily cope with compression and decompression of Apple ProRes 422 / HQ at standard definition resolutions but you need a quad core or better for handling it at HD resolutions. Veescope, FCP or otherwise (and all will work OK for capture) if you're specifically need to capture 1920x1080 baseband as Apple ProRes 422 then the MXO2 is not the right choice.