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Monarch reigns over dual live streams

Among the technologies on Matrox Video’s IBC stand are the Matrox Monarch HDX dual-channel streaming and recording appliance and the VS4Recorder Pro.

The VS4Recorder Pro multi-camera recording app is designed for use with Matrox VS4 quad HD capture cards. Each VS4Recorder Pro system captures up to four video and audio inputs to create files for use with editing apps from Adobe, Apple and Avid as well as for video archiving. H.264 is provided in either MOV or MP4 wrappers. AVI files can be created using the Matrox MPEG 2 I-Frame codec.

VS4Recorder Pro, which also functions as a multiviewer, is recommended for multi-camera live production use, including streaming with Telestream Wirecast for Windows.

Also featured on the stand is the Matrox Monarch HDX, a dual-channel H.264 encoding appliance that can be deployed from broadcasting to event production and corporate communications. It features 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs with frame synchronisation, and two independent H.264 encoders that can provide redundancy or can be set to stream and/or record at individual settings.

From any SDI or HDMI input source, such as a camera or switcher, Matrox Monarch HDX generates two H.264-encoded video streams at bitrates from 200Kbps to 30Mbps. For streaming, the encoders use either RTMP or RTSP protocol to deliver live streams to local or cloud-based media servers.

In recording applications, the encoders write MP4 or MOV files to local USB drives, SD cards, or network-mapped drives for post-event editing or archiving.

Matrox is also highlighting its DSX developer products, which combine multi-channel SD/HD/4K/IP I/O cards, including the new X.mio3 IP, M264 H.264 encoding cards, and Matrox DSX Core software modules for media processing in virtualised broadcast infrastructures.