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Matrox Monarch EDGE
Matrox Monarch EDGE connections
  • SKU: MDG4/E8/I

Matrox Monarch EDGE

  • Vendor: Matrox
  • Product Type: Encoders & Decoders

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The Matrox Monarch EDGE is a 4K/multi-HD, low latency encoder perfect for use in webcasting, remote integration production (REMI) or high-density contribution. A powerful H.264 encoder that can flourish in any workflow, the Matrox Monarch EDGE is capable of transporting 4:2:2 10-bit video at resolutions up to 3840x2160 at 60 fps. 


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, while the 4:2:2 10-bit-capable encoder version is ideal for demanding, broadcast-quality productions.

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. This small-footprint appliance with a tiny power envelop 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.

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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
Square division
2x sample interleave input1
2x SFP 28 network ports (up to 25 Gbps) 1
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-
Resolutions 2160p at 50, 59.94, 60 fps
1080p at 251, 29.971, 301, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
1080i at 25, 29.97, 301fps
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 connector1
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 PCM1 (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 120 Mbps
Audio: From 32 to 256 Kbps
Chroma sub-sampling 4:2:2 (8-bit and 10-bit), 4:2:0 (8-bit and 10-bit) – MDG4/E10/I
4:2:0 (8-bit only) – MDG4/E8/I
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
There are a number of additional encoding profiles that can be generated per input.
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
RTP1 (unicast or multicast)
Network 2x RJ45, 100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
2x MSA-compatible SFP28 cage supporting 10 GbE and 25 GbE modules
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(IEC60950-1)
RoHS directive 2002/95/EC
Warranty Two-year limited warranty with free online or telephone support
Specifications correct at time of publication