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Matrox Adds Native Facebook Live and YouTube Live Support to Monarch Encoders


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By copying and pasting a unique
Facebook or YouTube access token
into the respective account(s),
Monarch HD and Monarch HDX users
can now stream directly
to their followers with the
click of a mouse or push of a button.

Montreal— July 17, 2017 —Matrox® Video today announced a major update to the Matrox Monarch HD and Monarch HDX professional streaming and recording encoders, adding native support for two of the world’s most popular live video streaming platforms, Facebook Live® and YouTube Live.

By simply copying a unique Facebook or YouTube access token from the Monarch’s powerful Command Centre control software and pasting it into their respective Facebook or YouTube account(s), users can now stream directly to their followers with the click of a mouse or push of a button.

“Matrox has been making enormous contributions to streaming and recording since the launch of the Monarch family four years ago,” said Francesco Scartozzi, Matrox Video’s Director of Sales (Americas). “In the meantime, live video over social platforms has shown itself to be a powerful medium. With this significant update to our professional encoders, users can stream their content quickly and easily to the social network of their choice.”

Availability

The latest Monarch HD and Monarch HDX firmware—with Facebook Live and YouTube Live integration—is now available to registered users as a free download from the Matrox website.

Monarch HD: Download Here

Monarch HDX: Download Here

Matrox Monarch HD and Monarch HDX are available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers.

About Monarch HD

At $995 the Monarch HD is ideal for simple installations where only a single HDMI feed needs to be webcast to Facebook Live or YouTube Live, while simultaneously recording a master-quality version for post event editing.

Matrox Monarch HD takes an HDMI input from a source such as a camera and generates an encoded stream compliant with IP protocols (RTSP or RTMP). While encoding the video at bitrates suitable for live streaming, it can simultaneously record a high-quality file (MP4 or MOV) to an SD card, a USB drive, or a network-mapped drive.

About Monarch HDX

Matrox Monarch HDX is a versatile dual-channel encoder designed for today’s most demanding video delivery workflows. At $1995 USD, the Monarch HDX is ideal for use in broadcast or wherever a SDI or HDMI source needs to be sent to Facebook Live or YouTube Live, while simultaneously recording or streaming to a second location. Able to retrieve closed-captioning data from the SDI VANC, the Monarch HDX’s caption-enhanced H.264 media can be streamed to video hosting platforms such as Ustream®, media servers such as Wowza™, or a variety of content delivery networks (CDNs). MOV/MP4 files recorded with Monarch HDX preserve captions, which can be included in video on demand (VOD) or archiving workflows.

About Matrox Video

Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the fields of 4K, HD, and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a-box systems, and CGs. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, live event producers, videographers, and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/video.

Media Contacts:

Matrox Media Relations - Myles Carter
Tel: +1 (514) 822-6000 ext. 2046
Email: pr@matrox.com

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