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Matrox Monarch EDGE Expands Capabilities to Tackle Even More REMI Workflows with Less

Remote production encoder and decoder pair offers broadcasters and video professionals new multi-channel audio support and multi-camera ISO recording capabilities

Matrox Monarch Edge REMI Encoder Decoder

MONTREAL, Quebec — December 1, 2020 — Matrox® Video is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new set of features for the Monarch EDGE 4K/multi-HD encoder and decoder pair, introducing enhanced remote production (REMI) workflows. Available via the latest Matrox Monarch EDGE driver, Monarch EDGE can now encode eight channels of audio per stream from a selection of 16 embedded audio sources per SDI input, allowing users to produce content in multiple languages simultaneously. Also included in the release is the ability to record to a USB drive or network attached storage, allowing video professionals to capture multi-camera ISO recordings for archiving, redundant back-ups in case of network interruption, or a master-quality version of live streams for post-event editing or video on demand (VOD) uploads.

The essential platform for REMI and at-home productions

Innovative Monarch EDGE technology delivers up to four synchronized HD-/3G-SDI camera feeds or a single 12G-SDI signal—in both native progressive and interlaced video formats—with glass-to-glass latency as low as 100 ms. As a result, these powerful appliances help broadcasters minimize the number of production staff and resources required in the field, making live, multi-camera event productions more efficient and highly affordable. For events with higher-density camera requirements, the Monarch EDGE’s compact design ensures that two units fit into a single 1RU rack space to meet the needs of any-sized production. The Monarch EDGE encoder and decoder pair includes next-generation connectivity, including tally and talkback I/O, as well as support for standard MPEG-2, RTSP, and SRT streaming protocols.

Webcasting encoder for an ever-evolving media landscape

The versatile Monarch EDGE encoder provides broadcasters with robust, low-latency, and dynamic H.264 encoding capabilities packaged in a compact, low power, and portable appliance. Programs destined for web or over-the-top (OTT) delivery can leverage the 4:2:0 8-bit encoder version, while the 4:2:2 10-bit capable Monarch EDGE encoder version is ideal for demanding, broadcast-quality productions.

“Matrox is expanding the already versatile capabilities of our Monarch EDGE 4K/multi-HD encoder and decoder pair, helping our customers reach new heights in their workflows,” said Daniel Maloney, technical marketing manager at Matrox Video. “With the latest updates, there are a number of remote production, contribution, and webcasting workflows that will be newly supported. Whether it is capturing video at the user’s quality of choice while streaming, or producing multi-language projects, the possibilities have greatly expanded with this new release.”

Availability of enhanced audio and ISO recording features 

The new Matrox Monarch EDGE driver is now available for download from the Matrox Video website. For more information on Monarch EDGE encoder and decoders, or to request a demo, please contact Matrox.

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