Matrox Monarch EDGE E8 4K/Multi-HD Webcasting and Remote Production Encoder

Product #61244 | SKU MDG4/E8/I | Matrox
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A next-generation H.264 encoder with a powerful, low latency encoding engine.


The Matrox Monarch EDGE E8 4K/Multi-HD Webcasting and Remote Production Encoder is a next-generation H.264 encoder with a powerful, low latency encoding engine. Packaging this codec with flexible connectivity in a compact form factor offers video professionals, system integrators, and broadcasting organizations better solutions to solve both new and existing challenges—while allowing them to use the world’s most popular codec.

Key Features:

Monarch EDGE provides broadcasters with robust, low-latency, and dynamic H.264 encoding capabilities, enabling them to leverage their existing over-the-top (OTT) services to deliver specialized web content. Broadcasters can now expand their reach beyond traditional linear programming by using the latest in webcasting innovations—such as high-frame-rate (HFR) 4K, 4K 360 VR, and multi-camera selection—to stream compelling live content to laptops/desktops, smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs.

Monarch EDGE allows broadcasters to produce live, multi-camera sporting events while minimizing on-site expenses by keeping talent in-studio. A compact, low-latency, low-power remote production encoder, Monarch EDGE delivers synchronized, secure remote camera feeds to a master control room or to the cloud for production. Programs destined for web or OTT delivery can use the Monarch EDGE 4:2:0 8-bit encoder model.

High-Density Contribution
The contribution- or mezzanine-level encoding capabilities of Monarch EDGE provide broadcasters with a means to add additional or complementary backhaul feeds, or redundant contribution channels to their primary feeds. The optimized H.264 engine powering Monarch EDGE keeps data rates exceptionally low without sacrificing quality. I-frame-only streams reaching 150 Mbps can be delivered if quality is a high priority. Each input can be streamed at resolutions up to 1080p60 using the High 4:2:2 H.264 encoding profile. Powerful, real-time de-interlacing and scaling engines allow multi-resolution streams to be simultaneously created for each input.


Input connections 1x 12G SDI input per ST 2082
3x 3G SDI inputs per ST 425 (Level A mapping only)
UHD support using 4 SDI inputs per SMPTE ST 425-5
2x SFP 28 network ports (up to 25 Gbps)
Capture up to four independent 3 Gbps video streams or one 12 Gbps (4Kp60) stream encapsulated per SMPTE ST 2110-10, -20, and -21. Seamless protection (redundancy) according to SMPTE ST 2022-7
Resolutions 2160p at 50, 59.94, 60 fps
1080p at 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
1080i at 25, 29.97, 30fps
720p at 50, 59.94, 60 fps
Configurable genlock Bi-level genlock output
Bi-level or tri-level genlock input
Digital audio 8x channels of embedded audio support per SDI input. Two channels per input supported with first release.
Analog audio 2x channels of balanced analog audio input via XLR connector
2x channels of balanced analog audio output via XLR connector
1 channel of unbalanced stereo audio output via 1/8” TRS connector
All sampled at 48 kHz
Audio processing Embedded or analog audio channels can be compressed as a stereo pair or processed as PCM (uncompressed audio)
Multi-channel audio support as separate audio pairs
Codecs Video: H.264/MPEG-4 part 10 (AVC)
Audio: AAC-HE and AAC-LC
Bitrate per stream Video: Up to 150 Mbps (IBP), 500 Mbps (I frame)
Audio: From 32 to 256 Kbps
Chroma sub-sampling 4:2:0 (8-bit only)
Encoding controls Up to 5.2 level support
GOP size and structure
Variable and constant bit rate support
Average max/min data rate controls
Encoding frame rates offered independent of input frame rates
Profile Up to High 4:2:2 profile (Hi422P)
Latency Encode latency as low as 50ms (network transfers and decode operation not included in value)
Encode density/workflow examples One (1) 3840 x 2160p @60 fps (encoded as 4:2:0 or 4:2:2) plus one 1080p (4:2:0 8 bit) proxy stream
Four (4) 1920 x 1080 @60 fps (encoded as 4:2:0 or 4:2:2) plus four 720p30 (4:2:0) proxy stream.
Control and management
Access Monarch EDGE Control Hub dedicated Windows® application
Physical On-device buttons and screen for basic set up and monitoring operations
Monitoring output 1x DisplayPort (HD output only)
Physical and power
Product dimensions (length x width x height) 8.53x7.45x1.68 in (21.7x18.9x4.3 cm)
Rack-mountable; two Monarch EDGE appliances can fit in 1 RU space
Product weight 3.65 lbs (1,660 g)
Operating conditions 32 to 104 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C), 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Power Line voltage: 12 volts
Total power consumption: 45 watts [avg.]
Connector: DIN 4
Power supply Line voltage: 100-240 VAC
Frequency: 50-60 Hz
Input: external AC/DC adapter - IEC320-C14
DIN4 locking power connector
Regulatory EMI: FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, ACMA C-Tick Mark, VCCI
Power-supply safety: UL/CUL(UL60950-1), TUV-GS(EN60950-1), T-LICENSE(BS EN60950-1), CCC(GB4943.1-2011), PSE(J60950), SAA(AS/NZS60950-1), KC-MARK(K60950), S-MARK(IEC60950-
RoHS directive 2002/95/EC
VANC ancillary data processing (SDI and IP)
Closed captioning (CC) embedded in VANC processing as CEA-608/708
Vertical interval timecode (RP-188)
HDR and colorimetry metadata
Tally light output
8x tally signals (sent to cameras)
Tally ports available via a 15-pin D-SUB connector
Streaming protocols
MPEG-2 TS over UDP
Native RTP1 (unicast or multicast)
2x RJ45, 100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
2x MSA-compatible SFP28 cage supporting 10 GbE and 25 GbE modules1

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  • Product: Matrox Monarch EDGE E8 4K/Multi-HD Webcasting and Remote Production Encoder
  • Manufacturer: Matrox
  • Model: MDG4/E8/I
  • SKU: MDG4/E8/I
  • RM Product #: 61244

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