Matrox Video has started shipping the Monarch EDGE 4K encoders for resolutions up to 3840x2160p@60 or quad 1920x1080p@60 3G/12G-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 using 25G networks. Priced at $7495 (€6,795, £5,995), the Monarch EDGE 4:2:0 8-bit encoder model is designedl for webcasting and over-the-top (OTT) delivery, while the Monarch EDGE 4:2:2 10-bit encoder version at $9,995 (€ 9,095, £7,995) is for remote production and remote integration (REMI) workflows.
Monarch EDGE is an H.264 encoding engine that enables 16 streams simultaneously to target top online video platforms (OVPs) including YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, IBM Cloud Video and LinkedIn. Monarch EDGE allows broadcasters to produce live, multi-camera events with a low-latency, low-power REMI encoder that sends up to four synchronized, secure camera feeds from the field over IP to a centralized, in-house or cloud-based production system.
The contribution- or mezzanine-level encoding capabilities of Monarch EDGE provide broadcasters with backhaul feeds, or redundant contribution channels to their primary feeds. This small-footprint, low-power appliance delivers four channels of 4:2:2 10-bit, broadcast-quality streams. Monarch EDGE also has enough encoding horsepower to generate simultaneous low-bitrate 4:2:0 proxy streams for each input, which can be monitored by any device on the network.
The powerful Matrox Monarch EDGE Control Hub application provides remote-control management and configuration of all network-connected encoders from a central location. This powerful software provides authorized users with high-level views of all devices and enables full access and control from a single interface.
The Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K/multi-HD encoder 8-bit (part number: MDG4/E18/I) and 10-bit (part number: MDG4/E10/I) are here.