Matrox MHDX/I Monarch HDX Dual-Channel H.264 Encoder for Broadcast Streaming and Recording


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    MONARCH HDX - Overview

    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.

    Powerful, High Quality H.264 Encoding Engine
    The Monarch HDX can share 30 Mb/s of encoding capacity across the two channels. Each channel benefits from a powerful scaling, de-interlacing, and noise reduction engine to ensure only pristine images are sent to be encoded.

    Dual-Channel Streaming
    When used as a webcasting encoder, the Monarch HDX generates an H.264-encoded stream compliant with RTSP or RTMP protocols. You can assign each channel separately to deliver what you need, where you need. Each channel can stream up to 10Mb/s, allowing you to simultaneously stream to two destinations or set the device for up to 20Mb/s streaming quality for a single encoding destination.

    Dual-Channel Recording
    Monarch HDX provides a huge amount of flexibility as an H.264 video recorder. Content can be captured in either MOV or MP4 files to ensure that they can be played by your application of choice. Recordings can be stored locally on an SD card, a USB drive, or remotely on a network-mapped drive. Dual channel recording allows the user to simultaneously record content locally and to a drive, which means files are immediately available to anybody on the network, but also provides the assurance that no action is lost even if the network goes down. Furthermore, each recording can be done at a different bitrate should there be a need to deliver the content to devices with varying decode capacities.

    Selectable HDMI and SDI Inputs and Simultaneous Outputs
    Monarch HDX H.264 video recorder can accept signals from HDMI or SDI sources. The input is selected using the web based UI, Matrox Command Center, or directly on the unit itself, allowing for a wide range of connectivity to devices such as cameras, switchers or routers. Additionally, both inputs are complemented by internal frame synchronizers to ensure uninterrupted streaming and recording operations, regardless of the disturbance on the input. The audio is also selectable between the two channels of the embedded video signal or the analog stereo input. Audio may be dynamically muted/unmuted without affecting the video encoding operation.

    Native integration with YouTube Live and Facebook Live. Pair your Monarch device with YouTube Live or Facebook Live to instantly live-stream video content to your target audience with minimal configuration and maintenance required.

    Import/restore all Monarch settings. The Monarch HDX XML file now includes tags for all the configurable settings in the Monarch Command Center, which allows you to quickly and easily import and/or restore Monarch settings using the Automatic Configuration feature.

    • Features:

      • 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
      • Control from Anywhere
      • H.264 Preview Stream
      • Profiles and Presets
      • Robust and Practical Design
      • Matrox Utils Application
    • Specifications:

      • Video Input Format is Auto-Detected in SDI and HDMI
      • 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
      • 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
    • Item Includes:

      • Matrox Monarch HDX device
      • Matrox Monarch HDX external power supply
      • IEC-C8 power cords (US, GB and EU)
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