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MOTU HD Express HDMI Video Interface PCI-e

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The MOTU HD Express HDMI video interface opens your Mac or Windows desktop computer to the world of HDMI video, the next-generation digital video connectivity standard found on today's latest HD camer... Click To Read More About This Product


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The MOTU HD Express HDMI video interface opens your Mac or Windows desktop computer to the world of HDMI video, the next-generation digital video connectivity standard found on today's latest HD cameras, monitors, and set-top boxes. The HD Express HDMI computer interface comes with PCI Express card connectivity for today's ultra-fast, multi-core Mac and PC towers.

The MOTU HDMI video interface supports full-raster, pixel-for-pixel digital clarity with no video compression, resulting in stunning image quality and color depth that far surpasses highly-compressed workflows based on DV, HDV, AVC, and similar capture codecs. In fact, on many of today's cameras, HDMI output streams directly from a camera's image sensor, bypassing the compression chip, allowing the HD Express HDMI to deliver an absolutely pristine, uncompressed HD digital video signal straight from the camera's imager to your computer.

If you require the best-possible image quality, you can work with uncompressed HD and use the money you save on the HD Express HDMI for other system components required for uncompressed HD, such as fast storage. Or, if you prefer to edit more conveniently at a lower data rate, you can choose Apple ProRes, ProRes HQ, or the codec of your choice in Apple Final Cut Pro for maximum CPU efficiency and smooth editing. In Premiere Pro on Windows, you can choose among several popular codecs, including DVCProHD. By choosing a codec directly supported by your host, you eliminate unnecessary extra stages of compression and decompression which produces maximum CPU efficiency and smooth video editing.

To monitor your work with the best possible image quality, connect the the MOTU HD Express HDMI output to your favorite affordable plasma, LCD monitor, or projector via HDMI or DVI (DVI adapter sold separately). The HD Express HDMI video interface provides all the legacy analog video connectors you need for capturing and monitoring component HD/SD, composite, and S-Video in 10-bit 4:2:2 broadcast quality PAL or NTSC.

The HD Express HDMI computer video interface captures and plays all eight channels of embedded HDMI audio, and it even provides eight channels of analog audio output on convenient RCA jacks, which you can connect directly to powered speakers for full 5.1 or 7.1 surround audio monitoring. S/PDIF digital I/O is also provided.

From initial capture to final finishing, the HD Express HDMI delivers exceptional video I/O performance and quality.


  • HDMI video capture and monitoring for Mac & PC computers: Capture uncompressed-quality, digital HD from HDMI-equipped camcorders
  • Monitor pixel for pixel on today's latest plasma and LCD screens
  • Analog video I/O: Capture and monitor component HD or SD, plus composite and S-Video (NTSC or PAL)
  • Tower or laptop operation: connects to a Mac or PC tower via PCI Express for ultra-fast operation, or connect to a laptop via ExpressCard connectivity for mobile operation
  • Comprehensive video capture & monitoring: supports all standard SD and HD video formats, up to and including, 1080p30 (720p, 1080i, 1080p & 1080PsF)
  • Supports Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Captures and plays uncompressed HD and SD: 10-bit 4:2:2 color depth and 1920x1080 resolution
  • Support for ProRes and other popular codecs: capture and monitor full-raster (1920x1080 or 1280x720) Apple ProRes, ProRes HQ, or other popular host-based codecs supported by Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Support for file-based workflows: lets you capture, edit, and monitor in any codec supported natively in Final Cut, including XD CAM, P2, AVC-Intra, DVCPro, and others with no transcoding needed
  • Broadcast quality: 10-bit 4:2:2 signal path throughout
  • Comprehensive audio:
  • Capture 8 channels of embedded HDMI audio
  • Play back stereo, 5.1 or even 7.1 surround sound directly to powered speakers
  • Connect speakers, a home theater amp, or an audio mixer and monitor your mix in stereo or full 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound
  • Also provides S/PDIF digital I/O with sample rate conversion
  • Half-rack space form factor with dedicated connectors: no cable swapping or gangly, inconvenient breakout cables. Includes rack mounting brackets
  • Video I/O
    • Front panel provides convenient inputs for legacy SD capture and full 10-bit uncompressed HDMI capture from today's latest HD camcorders
    • The component section provides both RGB and YPbPr, but they can alternatively serve as CVBS (composite) in/out or even Y/C (S-Video) in/out
    Audio I/O
    • Provides both stereo and 8-channel surround audio capture and monitoring
    • Provides stereo analog audio recording, stereo S/PDIF digital input, plus support for eight channels of HDMI embedded digital audio input for a total of 12 simultaneous channels of audio input
    • Has 8 channels of analog audio output on convenient RCA jacks, which you can connect directly to powered speakers for full 5.1 or 7.1 surround audio monitoring
    • Supports 8-channel embedded HDMI audio output for a total of 16 channels of simultaneous audio output
    • The S/PDIF digital input/output provides sample rate conversion, for trouble-free digital audio transfers
      Operating platform: Mac OS X only
      • (Windows support in development)
      • Chassis dimensions, excluding rack ears and front and back panel knobs and connectors: 8.625" x 7" x 1.75" (22cm x 17.78cm x 4.45 cm)
      • Knobs and connectors extend up to 0.5" (1.27cm) from front and back panels, adding 1" (2.54cm) to depth
      • With rack ears attached, fits in one-half of a standard 19" (48.26cm) rack at 1U high, when attached to another MOTU unit with the same half-rack form factor
      Video I/O
      • 1 x HDMI in and out (4:2:2 10-bit, YCbCr or RGB)
      • Support for DVI output with HDMI-to-DVI adapter (sold separately)
      • 1 x HD/SD component in and out (10-bit, YPbPr or RGB) on RCAs
      • 1 x composite in (10-bit) on RCA
      • 1 x S-Video in (10-bit) on 4-pin mini-DIN
      • 1 x composite in and out (10-bit CVBS) on shared RCA
      • 1 x S-Video in and out (10-bit Y/C) on shared RCA
      Audio I/O
      • 12 channels of simultaneous audio input
      • 16 channels of simultaneous audio output
      • Supports all standard audio sample rates from 44.1 to 96kHz
      • 8 x RCA analog outputs
      • 2 x RCA analog input
      • 2 x S/PDIF digital input and output with sample rate conversion
      • 8 x HDMI embedded audio in and out
      • Front-panel headphone jack with dedicated volume control
      Video formats
      • The HD Express HDMI supports the following SD and HD video formats:
      • SD:
      • 576i25 (PAL)
      • 486i29.97 (NTSC)
      • HD:
      • 720p23.976
      • 720p24
      • 720p25
      • 720p29.97
      • 720p30
      • 720p50
      • 720p59.94
      • 720p60
      • 1080p23.976
      • 1080p24
      • 1080p25
      • 1080p29.97
      • 1080p30
      • 1080PsF23.976
      • 1080PsF24
      • 1080PsF25
      • 1080PsF29.97
      • 1080PsF30
      • 1080i25
      • 1080i29.97
      • 1080i30
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