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filmfabrique
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:42 am    Post subject: Matrox VFW Software Codecs Reply with quote

I like to know if you currently working on the Matrox VFW Software Codecs for Windows 8.

I have lots of video files with Matrox codec that I like to edit on my brand new Windows 8 laptop.
When I install latest Matrox VFW Software Codecs
Premiere CC does not start anymore.
When I uninstall Matrox VFW Software Codecs Premiere starts but I can't use all my Matrox video files anymore.

Please help.
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filmfabrique
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please Matrox I need an answer.
I have tons of videofiles all created with Matrox codec.
How can i play them back and edit them in windows 8?
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filmfabrique
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not mind to use a beta driver as long as my files work with Premiere CC and windows 8.
Thank you.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We currently do not have official VFW drivers for Windows 8. A beta driver for Windows 8 available which includes VFW codecs is MXO2 Mtx.utils 7.1.0.1294.
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filmfabrique
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any change for a release in near future for updated VFW codecs ?
This is getting crazy.
Windows 8 is more then a year on the market and windows 8.1 is out now.
I do not want to install the full driver. Just want the VFW codecs. I did try the beta mtx utils 7.1.0.1294 but it did not work!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We do not have any updates at the moment, however, rest assured as soon as we have any, we will post back.
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filmfabrique
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rephrase my question
Is Matrox currently working on a official windows 8 .1 driver or even better just the vfw codecs???
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As mentioned, technical support does not have this information to provide at this time. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to have an update in the short future.
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filmfabrique
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was so afraid for an answer like this.
Are you really serious???

After more then one year after the release of Windows 8 your company is not even working on a official drivers and VFW codecs???


I my god did I regret that a few years ago I was so in love with Matrox products and in my opinion the fantastic Matrox codec (with alpha channel).
First with RTX 100 then RTX2 and then MXO2 mini with max.
I decided to render all my material out to your codec and used it as my number one format for archiving all my material. I mean lots of terabytes!
Especially when Matrox decided release the VFW codec for free to use on any PC.

Now this...

This is a nightmare for me know!!!

I will need to covert all my material to a different codec.

I m so fed up with Matrox.
Please note that I will never ever ever buy something from Matrox again.

This is like I was working on a mac and Apple decided to drop support for ProRes for the latest operating system.
No serious company will ever do that off course.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We apologize for not having the information you require. We hope to get updates soon.

As a test, can you try running the Mtxutils.exe or VFW codec software in Windows 7 Compatibility mode? To change compatibility settings manually for a program, right-click the icon for the program, click Properties, and then click the Compatibility tab. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows-vista/Make-older-programs-run-in-this-version-of-Windows

To confirm, you mentioned 7.1 drivers did not work? The 7.1 drivers installed here with Windows 8 was successfully launched with Adobe Premiere CC.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did Try latest VFW codecs in windows 7 compatibility mode.
Premiere CC is hanging at exporteravi.prm.
Uninstall VFW and Premiere CC runs fine.

7.1 drivers do install but export to Matrox avi gives also error message.
"Incompatible video codec found in the preset. Preset load failed"
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filmfabrique
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also with 7.1 driver there are a lot of artifacts in the video when playback from timeline.
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Andrew Smith
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously. Set up your editing computer using Windows 7 (which should still be available for purchase in your area). There is no advantage to going to Windows 8.

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filmfabrique
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously.
No advantage? Just kidding right Wink

Windows 8 is a lot lot faster on a brand new machine.
It takes better advantage of the SSD. Start up time 35 seconds and ready to edit. The performance monitor is also lot improved!
And since 8.1 if you do not like the tiles. Just boot to the desktop.
It is just a whole lot smoother as 7.
I also have 2 windows 7 workstations.
Creative cloud with Premiere CC and after effects CC is like a rocket on this new laptop. With 16 GB RAM and core I7 4700HQ and a Geforce 780M it is unbelievable and beats my workstations.
This video cards supports 3 monitors on my laptop.
A full HD 3D screen with nvidea glasses. A 30 inch DELL 2560X16000 and a full HD led 50 inch display as video output pannel via HDMI.
I can even edit 3D in realtime on it with a pear of nvidea 3D vision 2 glasses in Edius.
I do not need Matrox hardware on this laptop. Rendering to h264 is even faster then with Matrox max.
I just like to be able to playback all my stored files in Matrox codec. Like I said this is a couple of terabytes.
But i just did another test and Matrox brings the whole CCS experience down to the ground. Dynamik link between aftereffects is not Matrox friend.
Stuttering, hanging, etc etc. when, i remove the driver it works as it should.
Premiere starts in 10 seconds and after effects 5 with dynamick link.

No more Matrox on this machine. I do not need it.
I did start to render out to the broadcast avid DNxHD MXF OP1A codec with wunderful results for editing.
If an official driver comes out in time before al my videofiles are rendered. It wil be the last time I will give Matrox a try.
But maybe from now on it is better to go forward futureproof and never look back.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. I don't mind being corrected. (To be honest, I was aware oof the faster workings under the hood with Win 8 )

Win 7 seems to be where it is at, though, for video -- not that I have needed to search. I'm pretty happy here.

Andrew
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