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Maxedia 4.2 – Martin's User-friendly Media Server Just Got Better!

Maxedia 4.2 – Martin's User-friendly Media Server Just Got Better!


Martin Professional announces the release of Maxedia 4.2, an important milestone in the development of Martin's user-friendly media server.

In 2009, Martin introduced Maxedia Broadcast on i7 hardware along with the new Maxedia 4 engine, delivering stunning performance and allowing up to 8 simultaneous video playbacks in Full High Definition resolution. This latest software update includes over 40 new features from ultra-low latency video input engine performance to a new user interface with enhanced controls. The new software offers features and an ease of use that no other media server can provide.

A series of enhanced controls has been implemented to accelerate workflow and give Maxedia a better feel. The new user interface includes a new color scheme to facilitate long programming hours in the darkness, yet will still be familiar to Maxedia users.

Maxedia 4.2 is fully optimized to work with the new ultra-fast MCC Maxedia Capture Card. It also allows 20 layers with Maxedia Compact RM.

Main updates include:

HD inputs

With the release of the new ultra-fast MCC Maxedia Capture Card, Maxedia 4.2 software comes with a revised video input engine. With a choice of Dual HD-SDI and Dual DVI/VGA capture cards, Maxedia is ideal for high definition broadcast situations.

Spherical projection

Maxedia 4.2 includes a comprehensive set of tools for easy use with PufferFish – Puffersphere.

3D warping

Maxedia 4.2 features a uniquely designed and easy-to-use warping screen tool. Warping is even supported on Matrox TrippleHead2Go to control each section independently.

New controls

The programming section has received several new controls including control of video playback with a scrub bar, allowing users to jump anywhere in the video, as well as insert start, in/out points. Additionally, each layer now has a new set of color controls for very detailed changes.

Per layer framing tool

Framing on each layer is possible for a wide range of montage options. Direct access to parameters is also now possible.

More effects!

No less than 12 new and useful shader-effects have been added that can be applied to any layer/plug-in.

Martin Professional

Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin Professional is a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors. Martin lighting solutions are industry standard on top tours and events, grace prestigious theatres, energize nightclubs, and decorate major television studios around the globe. Other important areas of application are indoor and outdoor architecture and commercial applications where Martin products are increasingly being used to transform spaces through dynamic light. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. The company operates the industry's most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. For more information please visit

For more information contact your local Martin distributor or PR Coordinator Larry Beck at Martin Professional at:

Telephone: +1 719 686 0793

Fax: +45 87 40 00 10 (DK) / +1 954 858 1811 (US)

E-mail: [email protected]


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