Matrox Monarch HD - HDMI Streaming Encoder and Recorder
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The Matrox Monarch HD is a streaming and recording device with HDMI input/output that can stream live and record at the same time. The...
The Matrox Monarch LCS offers simultaneous streaming and recording of HDMI and SDI video. The Monarch LCS has two HDMI inputs, one for video sources and one for computer sources, plus an SDI input. Its dual encoders can process up to two of these three inputs simultaneously. Live content preview is available on the HDMI and SDI outputs. The Monarch LCS is designed to provide a mix of live video streams and SDI/HDMI presentation material. Suitable for online conferences, the speaker's video can be displayed alongside the training material.
The two H.264 encoders can process each HDMI/SDI signal with resolution up to 1080p30. These dual streams make multiple modes possible, including PiP, side by side and dual window. Selector mode is another option, giving operators the ability to select inputs on the fly.
With Matrox Monarch LCS, IT administrators will find this reliable, standalone network appliance simple to set up and integrate into any open Video Management System (VMS) or Learning Management System (LMS).
Monarch LCS lets you easily define profiles for live streamed and recorded lectures by mixing camera and presentation material from SDI and HDMI sources. Once configured, this versatile H.264 encoding appliance can be operated by anyone at the push of a button. And it won’t break your budget.
Ceremonies, meetings, sermons, sporting events, theatre productions are host to a diverse range of events that warrant sharing with a broad audience. Webcasting is the next-best thing to being there in person, and offers tremendous value-add to organizations by letting viewers participate and watch in real-time via digital channels and popular social media platforms, such as Facebook Live and YouTube, and encouraging audience interaction.
Complex recording equipment is no longer required to effectively capture presentations in lecture halls. A typical setup would consist of video and audio of the presenter and a computer source with supporting material which can be mixed into a single webcast.
The operator can select a number of operating modes that include layouts such as Picture-in-Picture and Side-by-Side. If the operator prefers to dynamically change the inputs throughout the lecture, the Monarch LCS also offers Switcher mode. With very little set up time, the Monarch LCS can be configured to capture and deliver content such as presentations and seminars in many appealing layouts.
Rack-mountable: 1U, 1/2 rack (horizontal)
HDMI 1* (video sources)
Video Input Resolutions
Compliant with SMPTE 259M/292M/424M (Level A) / 425M
Video Output Resolutions
Preview output of video input signals. Preview output can be mapped from either SDI or HDMI input sources.
Note that when input is an SD-SDI resolution, the HDMI preview output will show video window-boxed on an HD output.
When HDMI output is set to Preview Mode, refer to the manual for a complete description of behavior.
Processes the first two channels of audio embedded in HDMI or SDI input signals.
Unbalanced analog stereo input via 1/8” (3.5mm) jack.
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.
Maximum resolution: 1920x1080
Color Space and Chroma
Video and Audio Processing
The Monarch LCS 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.
High Quality multi-tap 10 bit Down Scaler and De-Interlacer
Yes, Side-by-Side (SbS), Picture-by-Picture (PbP)
Audio Encoding Format
Audio Sampling Frequency
Range from 32 kbps to 256 kbps
Video Encoding Formats
H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC)
Encoder Bitrates Range
Single Encoder - Streaming mode: 16 Mbps
Encoding Rate Control
Average max/min data rate controls
Selectable frame rates
Variable bitrate support
Up to 4.2
Industry Standard MP4 and MOV files with two channels of embedded AAC audio.
2x USB 2.0*
1x SD card slot**
Network mapped drive***
** 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).
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.
Full Frame Rate
Encode frame rates selection includes;
Note that 50/60 fps setting is limited to following use cases:
All other operating modes will limit the frame rate to the 30/25 fps setting regardless of encoding resolution.
RJ45 providing 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet with Static or DHCP addressing
DHCP (default) and static IP
Command and Control
HTTPS over TCP
5.6 (L) x 8.5 (W) x 1.4 (H) inches
1.3 lbs / 0.6 kg
Power Supply Unit
Line voltage: 100-240 V a.c.
Hardware & Software
Matrox Monarch LCS appliance
Matrox Monarch LCS external power supply
IEC320-C14 power cords (US, UK and EU)
Accessories (sold separately)
Monarch Rack Mount Kit* (MRCH/RACK/KIT)
Monarch LCS power supply unit** (PWR/SUP/MHLS)
* Monarch Rack Mount Kit. Can fit up to two Monarch LCS units in a 1RU space.
Monarch LCS Command Center
Temperature: 0 to 45 degrees Celsius
Altitude: 650 hPa (3,580 m) to 1,013 hPa (0 m)
Humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing
Temperature: -40 to 70 degrees Celsius
Altitude: 192 hPa (12,000 m) to 1,020 hPa (-50 m)
Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Input: 9-24 volts
Supported Operating Systems (software)
Mac OSX EL Capitan
EMC/EMI Device Class
RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU amended by (EU) 2015/863
Two-year limited warranty with free online or telephone support