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Monarch HDX encoder video streaming e recorder

Matrox Monarch HDX is a video streaming encoder and recording appliance for broadcaster that offers 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs with frame-synchronization

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Matrox Monarch HDX is ideal for professional video producers who need a small video streaming encoder and recording appliance to live video streaming and master quality version for post-event editing with 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs with frame-synchronization. 

The streaming/recording appliance allows to generates an H.264-encoded stream compliant with RTSP or RTMP protocols and simultaneously records a high-quality MP4 or MOV file to an SD card, a USB drive, or a network-mapped drive, and two independent H.264 encoders that can be assigned to individual tasks. The controll and monitoring is available from computer or mobile device with a web browser in remote mode.

Whether used as a live streaming encoder or video recorder, the Monarch HDX can integrate seamlessly into virtually any SD and HD installation.

If you need further information please contact or call +39-06-58318301

Video encoder and recorder Matrox Monarch HDX Tech Spec 

Inputs and Outputs
Supported HDMI Video InputProgressive
1920x1080 @ 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98 Frames per second
1280x720 @ 60/59.94/50 Frames per second

1920x1080i 29.97/25 Frames per second
HDMI Video OutputPreview output of video input signal. Preview output is available when source SDI or HDMI.

Note that when input is an SDI resolution, the HDMI preview output will show video windowboxed on an HD output.
Supported SDI Video InputProgressive
1920x1080 @ 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98 Frames per second
1280x720 @ 60/59.94/50 Frames per second

1920x1080i @ 29.97/25 Frames per second
720x486i @ 29.97 Frames per second
720x576i @ 25 Frames per second

Compliant with SMPTE 259M/292M/424M (Level A) / 425M
SDI Video Output0 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 InputProcesses 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 OutputPassthrough 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.
Extra featuresVideo Input Format is Auto-Detected in SDI and HDMI.
All outputs are active regardless of audio and video input selection.
Frame Synchronization
Frame SynchronizationThe 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
ResolutionsSelectable encoding resolutions ranging from:
128x128 to 1920x1080
Bit Rates RangesSingle 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 RatesEncode frame rates selection includes; 
60/50, 30/25/24 and 15/12.5.

Single Encoder – Maximum of 1080p60 fps
Dual Encoder – Maximum of 720p60 fps or 1080p30 fps
Encoding ProfilesBaseline, Main and High
Encoding Controls2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 4.1 Level Support
GOP Size
Variable bit rate support
Average max/min data rate controls
Deblocking Filter
MPEG-4 AAC Audio Encoder
Sample Frequency32, 44.1 and 48 kHz when digitized from an analog source
Channels2 channels Stereo (L/R)
Bit RatesRange from 32 kbps to 256 kbps

Note that audio codec settings are applied to both encoders.
High Quality multi-tap 10 bit Down Scaler and De-Interlacer
Available to both streaming and recording operations
H.264 Input preview Stream
Average Bitrate100-300 kbps
Stream TypeRTSP

Note the preview encoder is automatically disabled when primary encoder resolution are at the max to ensure best streaming and/recording performance.
Recording File Format
File TypeIndustry Standard MP4 and MOV files with two channels of embedded AAC audio
Recording LengthsMaximum 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 HDX 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
ConnectorRJ45 providing 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet with Static or DHCP addressing
IPv4 Support
Unicast and Multi Unicast (number of clients may vary from 3 to 10)
User Interface
Computer Based controlHTTP via standard PC or Mac web browser using Monarch HDX Command Center.
Physical InterfaceOn Device push buttons for independent streaming and recording with Start/Stop control
Storage Types for File Recording
2 x USB 2.0Support 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.
1 x SD card SlotSupports SD and SDHC cards. Only NTFS formatted SDXC cards are supported. (Class 10 highly recommended).
Network Mapped DriveSupport 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).
Matrox Monarch HDX Command Center Web UI
Start Stop ControlsThese buttons are available at all times no matter where you navigate in the UI.
Status PageProvides relevant operational information concerning Status of Monarch HDX 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 PageMultiple 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 SettingsConfiguration 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 SettingsConfiguration 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 toolsDevice Naming, IP configuration, Date/Time settings and a variety of other tasks performed via this page.
Additional ToolsMatrox 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.
DimensionsLength (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)
Weight1.3 lbs, 0.6 kg
Operating conditions32 to 104 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C), 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
  • Input: 9-24 volts
  • Connector: Din4
  • Total Power Consumption: 20-30 watts (42 max)
Power Supply
  • Line Voltage: 100-240 VAC
  • Frequency: 50-60 Hz
  • Input: External AC/DC adapter - IEC320-C8
  • DIN4 Locking Power Connector
Transport and StorageMax Operating Altitude: 3000 meters
Max Transport altitude: 12,000 meters
Storage Humidity 5 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
  • 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
Warranty2 years with free telephone support

Video encoder Monarch HDX Matrox Key features

  • Powerful, High Quality H.264 Encoding Engine: sharing encoding capacity 30 Mb/s across the 2 channel.; scaling, de-interlacing, and noise reduction engined
  • Simultaneous Streaming and Recording: stream and recording simoultaneously an H.264 file immediate available for VoD.
  • Dual-Channel Streaming: assign each channel separately to deliver what you need at 10 Mb/s simoultaneously, or set for single streaming encoding at 20 mb/s
  • Dua- channel recording: records the 2 different stream in MOC or MP4 on a local SD card, usb drive o remotely on a netwrok-mapped drive in indipendent stored. Recoridng with different bitrate
  • Secure backup with Disaster Recovery: By targeting local and remote storage simultaneously, Monarch HDX ensures that no action will be lost should the network go down  
  • Matrox File Consolidator Application: Free java-based utility
  • Selectable HDMI and SDI: Monarch HDX H.264 video recorder can accept signals from HDMI or SDI sources; it is possible select the analog audio outputs is live
  • Profile and Presets
  • Easily webcast to your audience: compatible with Adobe Flash or Wowza Media servers


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Monarch HDX encoder video streaming e recorder

Monarch HDX encoder video streaming e recorder

Matrox Monarch HDX is a video streaming encoder and recording appliance for broadcaster that offers 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs with frame-synchronization

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