Matrox Monarch HD

Matrox Monarch HD is a portable encoder designed for professional video producers to simultaneously live stream and record a master quality version.

  • Simultaneous Live Streaming & Recording
  • HDMI Input and Output
  • Up to 20Mbps Streaming/30Mbps Recording
  • H.264 RTSP/RTMP Compliant Streaming


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Matrox Monarch HD Encoder Appliance

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.


  • Simultaneous Live Streaming & Recording
  • HDMI Input and Output
  • Up to 20Mbps Streaming/30Mbps Recording
  • H.264 RTSP/RTMP Compliant Streaming
  • H.264 MP4 Recording with 2 Ch AAC Audio
  • Multi-Tap 10-Bit Scaler & De-Interlacer
  • Web UI Accessible on Phone, Tablet, PC
  • Start/Stop Front Panel Push Buttons
  • Operates on Linux O/S


HDMI Video Input Progressive:
1920 x 1080 @ 60/59.94/50/24/23.98 fps
1280 x 720 @ 60/59.94/50 fpsInterlaced:
1920 x 1080i @ 29.97/25 fpsVideo 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)
Line level
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 streamingWhen 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
De-blocking filter
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

IPv4 support
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 speeds1x SD card slot:
Supports SD and SDHC cardsNetwork 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


  • Matrox Monarch HD
  • External Power Supply
  • Power Cord


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