Matrox Monarch HD Professional Video Streaming and Recording Appliance

Matrox Monarch HD Professional Video Streaming and Recording Appliance

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Matrox Monarch HDX Professional Video Streaming and Recording Appliance

Dual-Channel H.264 Encoder for Broadcast Streaming and Recording
Regular Price $2,779.00 Special Price $2,492.00

The Matrox Monarch HDX is a simple and versatile video encoding appliance specifically designed for broadcasters and webcasters who need a flexible solution that is powerful enough to take on today’s demanding video delivery workflows. Monarch HDX offers 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs with frame-synchronization to correct any discontinuity at the input, and two independent H.264 encoders that can be assigned to individual tasks. By providing two encoders in a single device, Monarch HDX can tackle any job; from streaming to two different locations, to recording a proxy quality file while simultaneously recording master quality version for post-event editing, to using one encoder for streaming while the other records at higher quality for VOD downloads. Whether used as a live streaming encoder or video recorder, the Monarch HDX can integrate seamlessly into virtually any SD and HD installation.

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  • Powerful, High Quality H.264 Encoding Engine
  • Dual-Channel Streaming
  • Dual-Channel Recording
  • Simultaneous Streaming and Recording
  • Selectable HDMI and SDI Inputs and Simultaneous Outputs
  • Easily Webcast to Your Audience
  • H.264 Preview Stream
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Supported HDMI Video Input
Progressive:1920x1080 @ 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98 frames per second
1280x720 @ 60/59.94/50 frames per second
Interlaced:1920x1080i 29.97/25 frames per second

HDMI Video Output
Output:Preview output of video input signal. 2 frame delay from input to output
Note that when input is an SD resolution, the HDMI preview output will show video windowboxed on an HD output.

Supported SDI Video Input
Progressive:1920x1080 @ 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98 frames per second
1280x720 @ 60/59.94/50 frames per second
Interlaced:1920x1080i @ 29.97/25 frames per second
720x486i @ 29.97 frames per second
720x576i @ 25 frames per second
PsF:1920x1080 @ 29.97/25

Compliant with SMPTE 259M/292M/424M(Level A)/425M
SDI Video Output:0 frame latency passthrough of Input signal. Output is a clean distribution of SDI incoming signal. Hardware bypass relay present in SDI signal path is 'closed' on power failure.
Audio Input:Processes the first two channels of audio embedded in HDMI or SDI input signals.
Unbalanced analog stereo input via 1/8” (3.5mm) jack.
Line Level
Audio Output:Passthrough of 8 channels of embedded audio channels in HDMI and SDI signals.
Unbalanced analog stereo output via 1/8” (3.5mm) jack – passthrough of input.
Line Level

Note that all outputs are active regardless of audio and video input selection.
Frame Synchronization:The Monarch HDX contains frame synchronization circuitry designed to compensate for disruptions of the input signal. This circuitry is in place for both SDI and HDMI inputs. Streaming and recording operations will proceed cleanly with repeated or dropped frames.

H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC) Video Encoder
Resolutions:Selectable encoding resolutions ranging from:
128x128 to 1920x1080
Bit Rates Ranges:Single Encoder - Streaming mode: 20 Mbps
Single Encoder - Recording mode: 30 Mbps
Dual Encoder - Maximum of 10 Mbps for streaming channels
Maximum of 30 Mbps combined for both channels
Encode Frame Rates:Encode frame rates selection includes 60/50, 30/25/24 and 15/12.5.

Note that the maximum encode frame rate is 30 fps when encode resolution is 1920x1080
Encoding Profiles:Baseline, Main and High
Encoding Controls:2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 4.1 Level Support
GOP Size and Structure
Variable bit rate support
Average max/min data rate controls
Deblocking Filter

MPEG-4 AAC Audio Encoder
Sample Frequency:32, 44.1 and 48 kHz when digitized from an analog source
Channels:2 channels Stereo (L/R
Bit Rates:Range from 32 kbps to 256 kbps
Note that audio codec settings are applied to streaming or files delivered by both encoders.
Scaler:High Quality multi-tap 10 bit Down Scaler and De-Interlacer
Available to both streaming and recording operations

H.264 Input preview Stream
Average Bitrate:300 kbps
Stream Type:RTSP

Recording File Format
File Type:Industry Standard MP4 and MOV files with two channels of embedded AAC audio
Recording Lengths:Maximum file length of 300 minutes—irrespective of storage type used. File splitting feature allows a user to record continuously for long periods by defining file segment sizes. The Monarch HD will create these sequential file segments over the course of the recording operation without losing a single frame of video. File segment can have a length of 1 to 300 minutes.

Network Interfaces
Connector:RJ45 providing 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet with Static or DHCP addressing
Protocols:RTMP, RTSP/RTP
IPv4 Support
Unicast and Multi Unicast (number of clients may vary from 3 to 10

User Interface
Computer Based control:HTTP via standard PC or Mac web browser using Monarch HDX Command Center.
Physical Interface:On device push buttons for independent streaming and recording with Start/Stop control

Storage Types for File Recording
2 x USB 2.0:Support for NTFS (3.1) and FAT32 file system
The Monarch HD will support writing to USB3 devices at USB2 speeds. Also note, there is a very high variability in the performance capabilities of “thumb” drives (even USB3 versions). Many are optimized for “read” operations while the Monarch HD requires sustained “write” capabilities. For best results, Matrox recommends using powered USB drives. If small portable media is required, SD cards may be more suitable.
1 x SD card Slot:Supports SD and SDHC cards (Class 10 highly recommended). Only NTFS formatted SDXC cards are supported.
Network Mapped Drive:Support for writing to shared folders on computers found on a network using Windows Share protocols (suitable for Windows system) as well as NFS protocols (suitable for Mac and Linux systems).

Matrox Monarch HDX Command Center Web UI
Start Stop Controls:These buttons are available at all times no matter where you navigate in the UI.
Status Page:Provides relevant operational information concerning Status of MonarchHD unit at that time including; Input video detection and resolution, State and configuration of Streaming operation, State and configuration of Recording operation, Error conditions, etc.
Control Page:Multiple Monarch devices can be connected in a Master/Slave topology to allow for synchronized recording and streaming operations across multiple units via a single interface.
Record Settings:Configuration of recording parameters set within this page. A number of presets are included which are selected based on post event use of the recorded asset. If file is to be uploaded for VOD purposes, a YouTube preset may be selected. If content is to be edited for high quality production, a higher bitrate preset may be preferable.
Streaming Settings:Configuration of Streaming parameters performed on this page. The RTMP or RTSP credentials as well as encoding parameters are entered. Encoder presets have been included to quickly select an ideal encoder settings based on desired delivery resolution or bitrate. The loading of Flash Media Server XML configuration files is supported.
Administrative tools:Device Naming, IP configuration, Date/Time settings and a variety of other tasks performed via this page.
Additional Tools:Matrox provides PC or Mac based utilities to help detect the Monarch HDX Device on a particular Network (DHCP server required), to update Monarch HDX devices with latest firmware and to reboot the devcies remotely.

Dimensions:Length (shell) - 5.6' (14.2cm), Length (shell +BNCs) - 6'(15.3cm), Width - 8.5' (21.6 cm),
Height (shell) - 1.4'(3.6cm), Height (Shell + pads) - 1.5' (3.81cm
Operating conditions:32 to 104 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C), 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing
Power:Line Voltage: 100-240V AC, 0.5A
Frequency: 50-60 Hz
Input: External AC/DC adapter - IEC320-C8
Output: +9-24 VDC
Total power consumption:20-30 Watts typically, 42 Watts Max
DIN4 Locking Power Connector
Transport and Storage:Max Operating Altitude: 3000 meters
Max Transport altitude: 12,000 meters
Storage Humidity 5 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing
Regulatory:EMI: FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, ACMA C-Tick Mark, VCCI
Power-supply Safety : UL/CUL(UL60950-1), TUV-GS(EN60950-1), T-LICENSE(BS EN60950-1), CCC(GB4943.1-2011), PSE(J60950), SAA(AS/NZS60950-1), KC-MARK(K60950),S-MARK(IEC60950-1)
RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
Warranty:2 years of free telephone support

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