Matrox Monarch HDX - HDMI and SDI Streaming Encoder/Recorder
The Matrox Monarch HDX allows you to simultaneously stream and record video from SDI and HDMI sources. It is a professional H.264 video streaming encoder/recorder that extends the inputs of the Monarch HD by adding SDI I/O and dual-channel operation, with independent H.264 encoders. It is suitable for streaming and professional workflows that require streaming and recording of content.
Having independent encoders allows each channel to operate separately. You can stream to two different locations, record proxy and master files from the same input or record two inputs simultaneously. One encoder can be used to stream live video while the other encoder records a high quality copy for playback after the live stream. Whether used for live streaming or recording, the Monarch HDX can be integrated into SD or HD productions.
A simple and versatile video encoding appliance specifically designed for broadcasters and webcasters. The Matrox Monarch HDX is for who need a flexible solution that is powerful enough to take on today’s demanding webcasting and recording 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. The Monarch HDX can share 30Mb/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.
The quality of your VOD downloads need never be dictated by the available upload bandwidth. Monarch HDX dual encoders can broadcast a live webstream at one bitrate while simultaneously recording mastering quality H.264 files for immediate availability, such as post event VOD or editing with your NLE of choice.
- Dual-Channel H.264 Video Encoder
- SDI and HDMI I/O
- Supports HD and SD Resolutions
- 0 Frame Latency on SDI Loopthrough
- Video Inputs
- Supported Resolutions
- 1280x720 - HD
1920x1080 - HD
- Entradas Audio
- Salidas Audio
- Data and Control
- Recording Media
- Tarjeta SD
- Codec / Ficheros
Rack-mountable: 1U, 1/2 rack (horizontal)
Video Input Resolutions
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 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.
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 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.
High Quality multi-tap 10 bit Down Scaler and De-Interlacer
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: 20 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;
Single Encoder – Maximum of 1080p60 fps
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 HDX appliance
Matrox Monarch HDX external power supply
IEC-C8 power cords (US, UK and EU)
Accessories (sold separately)
Monarch Rack Mount Kit* (MRCH/RACK/KIT)
Monarch HDX power supply unit** (PWR/SUP/MHDX)
Monarch HDX 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