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The Matrox Monarch HD is an HDMI input/output streaming and recording device that can stream live events and record master versions for post-production or storage at the same time. The streaming and recording functions are totally independent of each other, and therefore recording quality is not affected by streaming bandwidth, and record controls can be operated without disturbing streaming operations. Recorded files are available anytime during a streaming session for use as complementary streaming videos.
Monarch HD generates RTSP/RTMP compliant H.264 streams from any HDMI source using a built-in encoder and multi-tap 10-bit scaler and de-interlacer. It records the live streams as H.264 MP4 files with two channels of embedded AAC audio to an optional SD card, USB drive, or network-mapped drive. Network-mapped drives are useful if multiple users will need to access the recorded footage. Streaming bitrates can be assigned at up to 20Mbps and recording bitrates at up to 30Mbps. You can stream to your own server or to CDNs like YouTube.
Bitrates, resolution, and other operational details are selectable in a web-application called Command Center. Via an Ethernet connection from Monarch HD to a router, Command Center is accessible on a phone, tablet, or computer. Up to four Monarch HD units can be controlled from Command Center simultaneously. Stream and record start/stop can also be controlled via push buttons on the front panel.
Monarch HD operates on a Linux O/S and isn't vulnerable to any automatic updates or unscheduled exchanges with 3rd party servers.
Monarch HD can stream live events from HDMI sources and record master versions for post at the same time. The streaming and recording functions are independent, and recording quality is not affected by streaming bandwidth. Recorded files are available anytime during a streaming session for use as complementary streaming videos.
H.264 Streaming & Recording
Monarch HD encodes video from any HDMI source in H.264 in RTSP/RTMP compliant protocols using a built-in encoder and multi-tap 10-bit scaler and de-interlacer. It records the live streams as H.264 MP4 files with two channels of embedded AAC audio to an optional SD card, USB drive, or network-mapped drive. Network-mapped drives are useful if multiple users will need to access the recorded footage. Streaming bitrates can be assigned at up to 20Mbps and recording bitrates at up to 30Mbps. You can stream to your own server or to CDNs like YouTube.
Compact and Simple-to-Use Design
Monarch HD features one-touch stream and record front panel push buttons and an Ethernet jack for Web UI access via connection to a router. It's fanless, consumes little power, and has a locking power connector. It can be used desktop, and three units can be installed in a 1RU rack.
Each Monarch HD features its own IP address and can be controlled in a web-application called Command Center. Via an Ethernet connection from Monarch HD to a router, Command Center is accessible on a phone, tablet, or computer. Bitrates, stream/record start and stop, and other operational details are assignable in Command Center, and up to four Monarch HD units can be controlled from it simultaneously. Monarch HD runs on an embedded Linux O/S and is therefore not vulnerable to any automatic updates or unscheduled exchanges with 3rd party servers.
The Command Center Status Page provides status information including input video detection and resolution, state and configuration of streaming operation and/or recording operation, error conditions, and more.
Features controls for initiating recording and streaming operations, including synchronized start/stop.
Record Settings Page
Allows configuring recording parameters and includes presets based on intended post uses, such as a YouTube preset for VOD uploads and a master quality preset for high quality editing.
Streaming Settings Page
Here's where you enter RTMP or RTSP credentials and encoding parameters. Encoding presets are available for quickly choosing settings based on available bandwidth and desired delivery resolution or bitrate. The target encoding streaming parameters only need to be entered once and saved as a unique profile. Multiple profiles can be saved if the device is used in different environments. Each profile can be loaded instantly without having to reenter data.
Administrative Tools Page
Allows device naming, IP configuration, date/time settings, and other tasks.
Additional Tools Page
Features PC and Mac based utilities to help detect Monarch HD units on a particular network (DHCP server required).
|HDMI Video Input||Progressive:
1920 x 1080 @ 60/59.94/50/24/23.98 fps
1280 x 720 @ 60/59.94/50 fps
1920 x 1080i @ 29.97/25 fps
Video input format is auto-detected
|HDMI Video Output||Pass-through of video input signal
1 frame delay from input to output
|Audio Input||Processes first two channels of audio embedded in HDMI input signal
Unbalanced analog stereo input via 1/8" jack (3.5 mm)
|Audio Output||Pass-through of all embedded audio channels in HDMI signal
Unbalanced analog stereo output via 1/8" jack (3.5 mm) -- pass-through of input Line level
|Video Encoder||Built-in H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC)|
|Resolutions||Selectable encoding resolutions:
96 x 96 to 1920 x 1080
|Video Bit Rates||100 kbps to 30 Mbps for recording
100 kbps to 20 Mbps for streaming
When both streaming and recording resolutions are above 1280 x 720, the encode parameters must be identical for both processes. Independent record and streaming settings are available when either the streaming or the recording resolution is 1280 x 720 or below.
|Encode Frame Rates||Encode frame rates representing 1:1, 1/4, and 1/4 of the input frames rates are supported
The maximum encoded frame rate is 30 fps when input resolution is 1920 x 1080
|Encoding Profiles||Baseline, Main, and High|
|Encoding Controls||2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 4.1 level support
IBP GOP size and structure
Variable bit rate support
|Audio Encoder||MPEG-4 AAC|
|Audio Encoding||Standard AAC-LC|
|Sample Frequency||44.1 and 48 kHz when digitized from analog source|
|Channels||2 channels stereo (L/R)|
|Audio Bit Rates||Range from 96 kbps to 256 kbps|
|Scaler||High quality multi-tap 10-bit scaler and de-interlacer
Advanced noise filtering
Available to both streaming and recording operations
|Recording Formats||MP4 with two channels of embedded AAC audio|
|Network Interface||RJ45 connector providing 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet with Static or DHCP addressing
Unicast and Multi Unicast
|User Interface||HTTP computer based control via standard PC or Mac web browser
Front panel push buttons for independent streaming and recording Start/Stop control
|Storage||2x USB 2.0:
Support for NTFS file system
Monarch HD will support writing to USB 3.0 devices at USB 2.0 speeds
1x SD card slot:
Supports SD and SDHC cards
Network mapped drive:
Support for writing to Shared Folders in computers found on a network using NFS or Windows share protocols
|Transport and Storage||Max operating altitude: 9,842 ft (3,000 m)
Max transport altitude: 39,370 ft (12,000 m)
Storage humidity: 5 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
|Regulatory||FCC Class B, CE Mark Class B, ACMA C-Tick Mark, VCCI
RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
|Power||Line voltage: 100-240 V AC, 0.5A
Frequency: 50-60 Hz
Input: external AC/DC adapter -- IEC320-C14
Output: +5 VDC, 3A max
Total power consumption: 15 W
DIN4 locking power connector
|Operating Temperature||32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)|
|Operating Humidity||20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)|
|Dimensions||5.6 x 4.3 x 1.2" (14.2 x 10.9 x 3 cm)
5.6 x 4.4 x 1.2" (14.2 x 11.2 x 3 cm) with optional SD card inserted
|Weight||0.66 lb (300 g) excluding power supply|
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