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          Matrox Monarch HDX Dual-Channel H.264 Encoder

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          Item #: 32583909
          Mfr. Part#: MHDX/I
          Availability: Temporarily Out-of-Stock
          Est. Ship: Call for next available delivery

          • 1920 x 1080 Capture Resolution
          • Warranty: 2 Years

          Ordering Information

          The Matrox Monarch HDX is a simple and versatile video encoding appliance specifically designed for broadcasters and webcasters who need a flexible solution that is powerful enough to take on today’s demanding video delivery 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. By providing two encoders in a single device, Monarch HDX can tackle any job; from streaming to two different locations, to recording a proxy quality file while simultaneously recording master quality version for post-event editing, to using one encoder for streaming while the other records at higher quality for VOD downloads. Whether used as a live streaming encoder or video recorder, the Monarch HDX can integrate seamlessly into virtually any SD and HD installation.
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          Compatibility Notes Powerful, High Quality H.264 Encoding Engine:
          The Monarch HDX can share 30 Mb/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.

          Simultaneous Streaming and Recording:
          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 Streaming:
          When used as a webcasting encoder, the Monarch HDX generates an H.264-encoded stream compliant with RTSP or RTMP protocols. You can assign each channel separately to deliver what you need, where you need. Each channel can stream up to 10Mb/s, allowing you to simultaneously stream to two destinations or set the device for up to 20Mb/s streaming quality for a single encoding destination.

          Dual-Channel Recording:
          Monarch HDX provides a huge amount of flexibility as an H.264 video recorder. Content is captured as either MOV or MP4 files to ensure that recordings can be played by the viewer’s choice of application. Each recording channel can be stored independently to a local SD card or USB drive, or remotely on a network-mapped drive so that files are immediately available to anyone on the network. Recordings can also be encoded at different bitrates should there be a need to deliver content to devices with varying decode or bandwidth capacities.

          Secure Back-Up with Disaster Recovery:
          By targeting local and remote storage simultaneously, Monarch HDX ensures that no action will be lost should the network go down. Furthermore, it provides users with the ability to create split files while recording; particularly useful when recording for extended periods of time. The user can set a specific file segment length and Monarch HDX will automatically stop recording in one file and start a new file once the elapsed time is reached, without losing a single frame. The split file feature also ensures the majority of content will be preserved if disaster hits such as a power failure. All files created up to that moment will be saved and uncorrupted.

          Matrox File Consolidator Application:
          Matrox provides a free Java-based utility that allows users to consolidate a sequence of MP4 or MOV files recorded with the “Split File” feature enabled. The application does not transcode but simply rewraps the video data, accelerating the consolidating process. The resulting file will have the same quality as the original and playback seamlessly, even across the file boundaries.
          Connector 3.5mm audio, HDMI, Power, RJ-45, RS-232, SD Card, USB Type A
          Connector Type Audio, Ethernet, HDMI, Power, RS-232, SD Card, SDI, USB 2.0
          Contents Monarch HDX, power supply, (3) power cords, documentation
          Color Gray
          Physical Dimensions 1.4"h x 8.5"w x 5.6"d
          Ports/Connectors (2) USB Type A
          (1) SD Card Slot
          (2) HDMI (in, out)
          (2) SDI (in, out)
          (1) Aux
          (2) 3.5mm audio (in, out)
          (1) RS-232
          (1) RJ-45 LAN
          (1) Power in
          Power Notes Supply: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
          Consumption: 42W (max); 20-30W (typ.)
          Returns Policy This product is subject to our return policy. Please see our complete return policy for details.
          UNSPSC 43201531
          Digital Video Capture Resolution 1920 x 1080
          Warranty - Labor 2 Years
          Warranty - Parts 2 Years
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