Expo Notes: Catching up with Matrox

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Editor’s Note: Macworld Expo 2008 is in the books, but Macworld editors still have a few reports from the Macworld Expo show floor on meetings with Mac developers, new product announcements, and anything else that catches their eye.

Matrox once made graphics card upgrades for the Mac—good ones. But some years back, the company exited the Mac market and went PC-only. So I was pleasantly surprised to see Matrox come back to the Mac in late 2006 with its DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go lines of external graphics expansion modules.

This year at Macworld Expo, the company showcased its MXO 2.1 product, which is designed to turn your existing LCD display into an inexpensive HD video monitoring system for use with professional applications like Final Cut Pro, Apple Color, and Adobe Premiere Pro CS3.

Now with support for OS X 10.5, the $995 aluminum-clad box is designed to compliment a MacBook Pro and 23-inch Cinema HD Display and offers calibration tools necessary for broadcast video production pros to adjust hue, chroma, contrast, and brightness.

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