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Matrox Dealer since the days of the Digisuite in the 1990s !

Full Axio systems built...

V4.0 Drivers for Axio with Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 (v4.01) - now available

Matrox Axio LE  key features

  • Realtime multi-layer workflows that combine HD and SD material from analogue and digital sources  using RTX2

  • Realtime Matrox Flex CPU effects - color correction, speed changes, chroma/luma keying and many more

  • Realtime and accelerated Matrox Flex GPU effects - 2D/3D DVE, blur/glow/soft focus, shine and many more

  • Uncompressed SD & HD for highest quality editing

  • Native HDV and MPEG-2 4:2:2 I-frame (up to 100Mb/s) HD editing

  • Native DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, and MPEG-2 4:2:2 I-frame (up to 25Mb/s) SD editing

  • Realtime mixing of HD codecs and SD codecs on any timeline

  • Realtime mixed-format multi-cam on RTX2

  • Realtime high-quality hardware downscaling for SD output from an HD timelineRTX2

  • Accelerated export to DVD, multimedia formats including Flash Video, and Adobe Clip Notes

  • WYSIWYG for Adobe After Effects and Photoshop, Autodesk Combustion and 3ds Max, eyeon Fusion, and NewTek LightWave 3D with dynamic Alt+Tab switching

  • Full-length PCI-Express card (uses 4x PCI-Ex slot).

  • 1U Rack-mount breakout box includes Composite, Y/C, HD/SD SDI & analogue YUV component input and output on BNCs, plus XLR audio connections

  • Bundle version includes Adobe Premiere Pro CS4.

  • Version 3 drivers support Premiere Pro CS3

  • Version 4 drivers support Premiere Pro CS4 - see below, or get more product info at Matrox's web site


Matrox Axio LE








Note - all prices quoted on this site are UK pounds - ex VAT & delivery

Axio LE SD/HD hardware-only (card & breakout box) for use with Premiere Pro CS3/4 only 2,695.00
Axio LE SD/HD bundle including breakout box & Premiere Pro CS4 (inc Encore & OnLocation)  2,995.00
MATROX ACCESSORIES   See Adobe Software here
RS232-RS422 h/w converter (for VTR control) for use with Premiere Pro v2/CS3 55.00
ProVTR RS422 VTR Control plugin for Adobe PremierePro (1.0 & 1.5) and RT/RTX cards 150.00
High quality colour coded Adobe Premiere Pro keyboard (UK) 64.00

         New V4.0 Axio drivers  for Premiere Pro CS4.01 only

Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
Matrox Axio release 4.0 is now available from the Matrox website, and includes the following new features:

  • Support for Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, version 4.0.1 (earlier versions of Adobe Premiere Pro are not supported).

  • Support for the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows Vista Business or Ultimate allows users to break the memory limitations of 32-bit operating systems and install more than 4 GB of RAM on their system for improved stability and performance. Vista 64-bit also breaks the 2 terabyte disk-size limitation which exists in 32-bit operating systems. Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista Business, and Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit versions) are also supported.

  • Support for new video formats including XDCAM HD 422 (Sony PDW-700)

  • WYSIWYG support for Adobe Encore CS4 that lets you preview video played back from the timeline on your video monitor by setting the player for your project to Matrox Player (available on the Advanced page of the Project Settings dialog box).

Please note that in order to offer CS4 and Vista 64-bit support as quickly as possible, there is no support in v4.0 for Matrox accelerated exports until a subsequent release. For now, exports are only supported in VFW mode. Matrox accelerated exports will be available via a custom menu shortly. This export will be performed in a modal fashion (like in CS3) so users save the setup time and disk space required to run the Adobe Media Encoder. However, they will have to wait for the export to complete in order to continue working.

Matrox Axio LE

Extras for use with Axio & Premiere

  • Premiere Pro Editor's Keyboard - 64.00
  • Boris FX - the all-round effects module! - 150.00
  • RS232-422 9pin serial converter for VTR control (via a serial port) - 55.00

Complete Axio PC editing systems supplied  

Other Native DV products from ZEN include  Avid Media Composer,   Canopus Edius
Other video capture & editing products include  DecklinkDigital Rapids & Viewcast Osprey

More Matrox Products & Price List    Matrox RTX2 Family Info        

Magewell have cancelled their travel plans to ISE and we will be helping to man their booth - number G475 in Hall 8.

As a result, the ZEN office in Salford will be closed from 1pm Monday 11th and
open again on Monday 17th February. During this period, email response may be
slower than normal, and no outbound shipments will be made.

What we're about . . .      ZEN is not a traditional Audio-Visual dealer who started selling computers, nor is it a computer shop that also sells video products. You won't get any salesmen giving you the "hard-sell" when you call, just straightforward advice and information - which for some callers is the knowledge that they don't need to buy whatever it is they thought they needed! Above all you'll be dealing with someone with a wide range of experience and knowledge of both PCs and video production. We're not the biggest, nor necessarily the cheapest, but we are one of the longest established computer/video specialists in the UK.

Company history . . .      ZEN was started in the 1980s by Martin Kay, then working for ITV at Granada's Manchester studios, who built his first 6502-based computer in 1979 from an Ohio Scientific kit, bought in the USA whilst working as a Sound Recordist on a film shoot for World In Action. With the advent of the Amiga, which could be gen-locked to a video source, Martin started writing a variety of video-related software. This included subtitling & tele-prompting, ident clocks, scoring software for sports & gameshows, and specialist software to mimic other computer displays for use in TV film dramas like Cracker, Prime Suspect and A Touch of Frost. Martin left Granada in 1993 to concentrate on his computer-video activities with ZEN, following a natural path into non-linear editing systems, for many years the main business activity, although he still maintains an active interest in video production.

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