Your Ideal Lecture Capture Appliance


High-Density Contribution Encoder

The contribution encoding capabilities of the Monarch EDGE encoder and decoder pair provide broadcasters with a means to easily add additional or complimentary backhaul feeds, or redundant contribution channels of their primary feeds. These small-footprint, low-power appliances deliver quad-channel broadcast quality with 4:2:2 10-bit HD streams. The Monarch EDGE encoder has enough encoding horsepower to simultaneously generate low-bitrate 4:2:0 proxy streams for each input, which can be monitored by any device on the network.
Built for High Quality 10-bit H.264 Encoding

Built for High Quality 10-bit H.264 Encoding and Decoding

The optimized H.264 engine powering Monarch EDGE keeps data rates exceptionally low without sacrificing quality. Each input can be streamed and decoded at resolutions up to 1080p60 using the High 4:2:2 H.264 encoding profile. Powerful, real-time de-interlacing and scaling engines allow multiresolution streams to be simultaneously created for each input.


Exceptionally Low Encode Latency

Exceptionally Low Latency

In live productions, long encode, transmission, and decode latencies can have adverse effects on the production. With a 50ms latency between input of uncompressed video and output of compressed stream, the Monarch EDGE encoder paired with the Monarch EDGE decoder achieves some of the lowest compression latencies on the market.


Flexible Protocols

Flexible Protocols

There are a variety of streaming protocols available to Monarch EDGE users. On closed networks, MPEG-2 TS or RTSP streams can be selected for delivery. For cloud-based destinations, or when the network is congested, SRT may be more appropriate. SRT is a new open-source format that provides the reliability of RTMP, while reducing latency, for use on open networks. SRT streams can also be encrypted if security is a concern.


Comprehensive Connectivity

Comprehensive Connectivity

Both the Monarch EDGE encoder and decoder offer flexible, future-proof connectivity with 3G, 12G SDI, and ST 21101 over 25 GbE network connections. Inputs are auto-detectable and allow for a wide range of connectivity to devices such as cameras, switchers, vision mixers or routers. Additionally, audio can be selected from two channels of embedded audio per video input, or balanced XLR connectors.


Convenient, Centralized Control

Convenient, Centralized Control

Monarch EDGE Control Hub is a powerful application that provides management and configuration remotely over all Monarch EDGE units on the network. This convenient software provides authorized users with high-level views of all devices on the network, and enables full access and control from a single, easy-to-use interface.


Localized Preview

Localized Preview

Allowing up to four simultaneous input previews on a single desktop monitor, Monarch EDGE’s DisplayPort output ensures that videos are valid and ready to use. Monarch EDGE Control Hub allows users to effortlessly configure how they would like to preview audio sources of input. From the DisplayPort and line out, users can choose to monitor one audio input at a time, or mute all.
Robust and Practical Design

Robust and Practical Design

Monarch EDGE was built with reliability in mind. An LCD screen on the front of the appliance allows the user to quickly access its status and configuration settings. A locking power connector safeguards against connection loss during production. Redundant Ethernet (1 GbE) ports allow users to control the device from one port while sending video from a second port. Users can opt to send the same streams from each port while taking completely separate network paths. Finally, Monarch EDGE’s compact design ensures it can be installed in a fly-pack, OB van, or with a second Monarch EDGE unit in a 1RU-rack space.

 

1These features must be supported at the decode end of the production chain with the help of custom integration by the user or vision mixer provider.


Workflows

 

Encoder/Decoder Workflow

Decode live, multi-camera video streams at resolutions up to 4K or quad HD with confidence using the powerful Matrox® Monarch EDGE decoder. This compact, robust, and low-power remote production decoder has made producing live, multi-camera events more affordable than ever by keeping talent in-house. Monarch EDGE securely decodes REMote Integration (REMI) streams to your master control room with remarkably low latency. Allowing for 4:2:0 8-bit or 4:2:2 10-bit encode/ decode, the Monarch EDGE encoder and decoder pairing is Ideal for demanding REMI broadcast workflows, or providing backhaul feeds to your broadcast network.

 

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