Matrox announce the Monarch HD video streaming and recording unit

In the last of our videos recorded at NAB 2013, we take a look at the Monarch HD video streaming and recording unit from Matrox. It won a lot of awards at the show, so what is it all about?

We were slightly disappointed that Matrox were not showing a new MXO4 for 4K I/O, but the big buzz on the stand was about the Monarch HD.

It's a streaming device that also records a full quality version of the input. This means that after you've finished streaming an event, the recorded full resolution version can be edited on any NLE before uploading the tidied up result to a video hosting site.

'From any HDMI input source such as a camera or switcher, Matrox Monarch HD generates an H.264-encoded stream compliant with RTSP or RTMP protocol. While encoding the video at bitrates suitable for live streaming, Matrox Monarch HD simultaneously records a high-quality MP4 file to an SD card, a USB drive, or a network-mapped drive. Matrox Monarch HD is remotely controlled using any computer or mobile device with a web browser.'

The Monarch HD will cost $995 when it is released in June.