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Matrox Monarch HDX/I Broadcast Encoder
Matrox Monarch HDX/I Broadcast Encoder

Matrox Monarch HDX/I Broadcast Encoder

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MSRP: $1,995.00
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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 webcasting and recoding 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. Webcasting to YouTube and Facebook Live is made easy through its simplified set up for these popular platforms. All that's needed is to pair the device once with these accounts and it's automatically retained for subsequent streams.

Matrox Monarch HDX/I Broadcast Encoder Features

  • Powerful, High Quality H.264 Encoding Engine
  • Simultaneous Streaming and Recording
  • Dual-Channel Streaming
  • Easily Webcast to Your Audience
  • Dual-Channel Recording
  • Secure Back-Up with Disaster Recovery
  • Matrox File Consolidator Application
  • Selectable HDMI and SDI Inputs and Simultaneous Outputs
  • Closed Captioning Support
  • Profiles and Presets
  • Control from Anywhere
  • Matrox Utils Application
  • H.264 Preview Stream
  • Integrate Matrox Monarch HDX into Your Own Application or Environment
  • Monarch HDX/I Broadcast Encoder1
  • External power supply1
  • IEC-C8 power cords (US, UK and EU)1
  • Two Year Limited Warranty1
  • Product
    • Part Number: MHDX/I
    • Form Factor
      • Standalone appliance
      • Rack-mountable: 1U, 1/2 rack (horizontal)
  • Connectivity
    • Video Input
      • HDMI*
      • SDI*
      • *Video Input Format is Auto-Detected
      • All outputs are active regardless of audio and video input selection.
    • Video Input Resolutions
      • HDMI
        • Progressive
          • 1920x1080 @ 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98 fps
          • 1280x720 @ 60/59.94/50 fps
      • Interlaced: 1920x1080i 29.97/25 fps
      • SDI
        • Progressive
          • 1920x1080 @ 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98 fps
          • 1280x720 @ 60/59.94/50 fps
        • Interlaced
          • 1920x1080i @ 29.97/25 fps
          • 720x486i @ 29.97 fps
          • 720x576i @ 25 fps
        • Compliant with SMPTE 259M/292M/424M (Level A) / 425M
        • Closed Captioning embedded in VANC of SD or HD SDI signals per SMPTE 334-1 or Captions found in Line 21 of SD signals per EIA-608 are embedded in the essence of H.264 as SEI NAL Units (CEA-608) as per SCTE 128-1 specification.
      • Video Output
        • HDMI
        • SDI
      • Video Output Resolutions
        • Preview output of video input signal. Preview output is available when source is SDI or HDMI.
        • 0 frame latency passthrough of SDI Input signal. Output is a clean distribution of SDI incoming signal. Hardware bypass relay present in SDI signal path is "closed" on power failure.
        • When input is an SD-SDI resolution, the HDMI preview output will show video window boxed on an HD output.
      • 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 channel 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.
      • Confidence Preview
        • 1x SDI
        • 1x HDMI
        • Maximum resolution: 1920x1080
  • PerformanceColor Space and Chroma Sub-Sampling: 4:2:0 (8-bit)
  • Video and Audio Processing
    • 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.
    • Video Scaling
      • High Quality multi-tap 10 bit Down Scaler and De-Interlacer
      • Available for both streaming and recording operations
    • Audio Encoding Format: AAC-LC
    • Audio Sampling Frequency
      • 32 kHz
      • 44.1 kHz
      • 48 kHz
    • Audio Bitrates
      • Range from 32 kbps to 256 kbps
      • Note that audio codec settings are applied to both encoders.
  • Codec
    • Video Encoding Formats: H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC)
    • Encoding Profiles
      • Baseline (BP)
      • Main (MP)
      • High (HiP)
    • Encoder Bitrates Range
      • 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
    • Encoding Rate Control
      • Average max/min data rate controls
      • Deblocking Filter
      • Selectable frame rates
      • GOP Size
      • Variable bitrate support
    • Encoding Level: Up to 4.2
  • Recording
    • Recording Locations
      • 2x USB 2.0*
      • 1x SD card slot**
      • Network mapped drive***
      • * Support for NTFS (3.1) and FAT32 file system. The Monarch HDX 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 HDX 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.
      • ** Supports SD and SDHC cards. Only NTFS formatted SDXC cards are supported. (Class 10 highly recommended).
      • *** Support for writing to shared folders in computers found on a network using Windows Share protocols (suitable for Windows system) as well as NFS protocols (suitable for Mac and Linux systems).
    • 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 appliance 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
    • Network Standard: RJ45 providing 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet with Static or DHCP addressing
    • IP Addressing
      • IPv4
      • DHCP (default) and static IP
    • Streaming Protocols
      • RTMP, RTSP/RTP
      • Unicast and Multi Unicast (number of clients may vary from 3 to 10)
    • Command and Control
      • HTTPS over TCP
      • UPnP (discovery)
  • Physical
    • Product Dimensions (LxWxH): 5.6x8.5x1.4" (14.2x21.6x3.6cm)
    • Unit Weight: 1.3 lbs (0.6kg)
    • Power Supply Unit
      • Line voltage: 100-240 V a.c.
      • Frequency: 50-60 Hz
      • Input: external AC/DC adapter - IEC320-C14
      • DIN4 locking power connector
      • Power-supply safety:
        • cULus (Canada/US)
        • CE (EU)
        • GS (Germany)
        • CCC (China)
        • RCM (Au/Nz)
        • EAC (Russia / Customs Union)
        • PSE (Japan)
        • KCC (Korea)
        • BIS (India)
  • Software
    • Monarch HDX Command Center
    • HTTPS API * (*Free download)
  • Environmental
    • Operating Conditions
      • Temperature: 0 to 45 degrees Celsius
      • Altitude: 650 hPa (3,580 m) to 1,013 hPa (0 m)
      • Humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing
    • Storage Conditions
      • Temperature: -40 to 70 degrees Celsius
      • Altitude: 192 hPa (12,000 m) to 1,020 hPa (-50 m)
      • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
    • Power Consumption
      • Input: 9-24 volts
      • Total Power Consumption: 20-30 watts (42 max)
    • Supported Operating Systems (software)
      • Mac OSX EL Capitan
      • Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • EMC/EMI Device ClassClass A
  • EMC/EMI Compliance
    • CE (EU)
    • FCC (US)
    • ICES-3 (Canada)
    • KC (Korea)
    • RCM (Aus/NZ)
  • Environmental ComplianceRoHS Directive 2011/65/EU amended by (EU) 2015/863
  • WarrantyTwo-year limited warranty with free online or telephone support

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