Mbox Studio is the most popular product in the Mbox® media server family. It includes the single-layer crossfading that makes Mbox so easy to use and fast to program, while also offering substantial power, versatility, and all the tools necessary for medium to large live events and permanent installations.
**NEW RELEASE - March 29, 2022 - Mbox Studio v4.4.5 with bug fixes**
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* US$1799 / $2999 List Price (Studio / Studio+)
* US$500 Upgrade from Mbox Studio v3 to Studio v4
* US$1200 Upgrade from Mbox Studio v4 to Studio+ v4
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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 provides all the tools necessary for medium to large shows and installations that don’t require the full 3D capabilities of the Mbox Designer software. If you need just that little bit more, Mbox Studio can be upgraded to Mbox Studio+. The Studio+ upgrade extends the capabilities of the Studio software: doubling the video output, pixel mapping, and image remapping capabilities, and also adding Syphon output from layers.
- 12 playback layers for 2D and 3D content, all with single-layer crossfade
- Up to 32 outputs, with a max of 8 independent output masters: levels, effect, keystone and shutter
- Simplified 3D object manipulation for composition
- Flexible output resolutions (up to 4K at 60Hz) through built-in outputs, Blackmagic devices, Syphon, and NewTek NDI®
- Total output size 17.69 million pixels - 8192x2160 (Studio+) or 8.85 million pixels - 4096x2160 (Studio)
- Playback of 4K+ content (still, movies, image sequences)
- Up to 4 video inputs from Blackmagic, AVFoundation, Syphon, or NewTek NDI® sources
- Audio playback with independent volume control on every layer
- 16,000 pixels (Studio+) or 8000 pixels (Studio) for pixel mapping
Check out the Mbox Comparison Chart for more details on the differences between Mbox Studio, Studio+, Mini, and Designer.
Mbox Director, a GUI control 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 content and playback from any Mac computer. Moving light consoles can also be used to control Mbox; fixture profiles exist for most popular consoles.
Mbox Studio and Studio+ can be licensed using either a USB license key or a soft-license. If you would like to purchase a USB license key for Mbox Studio/Studio+ or upgrade an existing Mbox USB license key to Studio/Studio+, please contact your local PRG office. If you would like to purchase a soft-license, please use one of the purchase buttons below.
The latest Mbox Studio software is compatible with macOS versions from 10.10 Yosemite to 12 Monterey, and with both Intel and Apple Silicon processor computers. While the software is not yet native to Apple Silicon processors, a universal version is in development. (Note: Older versions of the Mbox software are not compatible with newer versions of macOS or with Apple Silicon processor computers.)
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 by clicking one of the buttons above are for an Mbox Studio/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, please contact your local PRG office.
*As of July 1, 2019, the original "EWS" soft-license for Mbox Studio is no longer available for purchase (existing licenses will continue to work). A replacement soft-licensing system, "QLM", has been implemented in the Mbox Studio v4.4 release and will be the only soft-licensing system available for new purchases from July 12, 2019 forwards. Please see the note below in regard to the limitations of the soft-license.
**The Mbox Studio EWS (Mbox 3.6 - 4.3) 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. The EWS license grants only two deactivations, 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. EWS Purchase Terms & Conditions The Mbox Studio/Studio+ QLM (Mbox v4.4 and beyond) soft-license has the same two computer concurrent license limit, and the same usage limits, but allows for unlimited deactivations and subsequent reactivations. ShareIt Purchase Terms & Conditions