**Mbox Studio - Media Server Software**
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* US$1799 List Price
* US$500 Upgrade from Mbox Studio v3 to Studio v4
Mbox® Studio v4 is the most popular product in the Mbox media server software. While it doesn’t have every feature of Mbox Designer, Studio has the same core functionality for 2D content playback and manipulation. Starting in September 2018, an Mbox Studio v4 USB key license can be upgraded to Mbox Studio+, which expands the capabilities of the Studio software: more output pixels, more pixel mapping pixels, more image remapping configurations, and Syphon output from layers.
Studio has up to 12 playback layers, 32 outputs with 8 output masters, and 4 video inputs. Like all members of the Mbox family, Studio includes the single-layer crossfading that makes Mbox so easy to use and fast to program. Studio offers substantial power and versatility and provides all the tools necessary for medium to large shows and installations that don’t require the full 3D capabilities of the Mbox software. And the Studio+ upgrade lets you do even more.
- 12 playback layers for 2D and 3D content, all with single-layer crossfade
- Up to 32 outputs, with a maximum of 8 independent output masters: Levels, Effects, Keystone, and Shutter
- Flexible output resolutions (up to 4K at 60Hz) from built-in and Blackmagic devices
- Total output size 17.69 million pixels - 8192x2160 (Studio+) or 8.85 million pixels - 4096x2160 (Studio)
- Playback of 4K content
- Up to 4 video inputs from QuickTime, Blackmagic, or Active Silicon
- Audio playback with independent volume control on every layer
- Syphon in plus Syphon out from outputs and layers (Studio+) or outputs only (Studio)
- Art-Net and sACN input/output for control and pixel mapping
- 16,000 pixels for pixel mapping (Studio+) or 8000 pixels (Studio)
Check out the Mbox Comparison Chart for more details on the differences between Mbox Studio, Studio+, Mini, and Designer.
Mbox Director, a simple yet sophisticated GUI application for the Mbox media server products, can be downloaded and used for free. Director allows users to configure and control all aspects of Mbox (Designer/Studio/Mini) content and playback from any Mac computer. Alternately, a moving light console may be used to control Mbox v4; fixture profiles exist for popular consoles.
Mbox Studio v4 can be used on any Apple® Mac® computer that has an Intel 64-bit processor, running OS X 10.10 Yosemite or any newer version of the Mac operating system. (Note: Mbox is not compatible with macOS 10.14 Mojave) For evaluation purposes, the Mbox Studio v4 software can be run in demo mode with only minor limitations until a license is purchased. We always recommend testing the software on your computer prior to purchasing as hardware setups can have an impact on performance.
Mbox Studio+ v4 can be licensed with a USB key that can be moved to any computer an unlimited number of times. Mbox Studio v4 can be licensed with a USB key or with a soft-license (which has restrictions on the number of activations and deactivations). If you would like to purchase a USB license key for Mbox Studio or Studio+ v4, please contact your local PRG office. A soft-license for Mbox Studio v4 (only) can be purchased by clicking the button below or directly through the Mbox Studio application. Please see the note** below in regard to the limitations of the soft-license.
If you would like to purchase an upgrade from Studio v3 to Studio v4, please DO NOT purchase a new license for Studio v4. Instead, please contact your local PRG office or email: MboxSupport@prg.com. Proof of original purchase may be required for upgrade eligibility.
Until a license is purchased, Mbox Studio can run in a demo mode with only minor limitations.
We strongly recommend testing on your computer prior to purchasing.
*Purchases made through the Mbox Studio application or by clicking on the button above will redirect you to the Mbox Studio Web Store. Purchases made on the Web Store are for an Mbox Studio soft-license with limitations on the number of installations, and not for a USB license key. If you would prefer a USB license key that can be moved to any computer or require a license for Mbox Studio+ v4, please contact your local PRG office.
**The Mbox Studio soft-license allows the software license to be activated on two computers at the same time, but the terms of the End User License Agreement limits use of the software to only one computer at a time. Only two deactivations are granted, limiting the number of times the license can be moved to a new computer (i.e. twice). Once both deactivations and both activations have been used, then a new license must be purchased for use on additional computers. Soft-license Terms & Conditions