MFR Part # MHD-MC100-KIT

Professional Streaming and Recording from SDI Cameras More
MSRP: $1295

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Stream and record SDI signals:

A/V professionals and broadcast engineers often work with SDI signals from devices like switchers, routers and cameras that do not have HDMI outputs. Matrox Monarch HD can stream and record these signals using Matrox MC-100, a dual SDI to HDMI convertor. This convertor accepts any HD-SDI or 3G-SDI sources and converts it to an HDMI signal that may be used as a source for the Monarch HD if it is of a supported resolution.

Matrox Monarch HD:

Matrox Monarch HD is a small, easy-to-use video streaming and recording appliance designed for professional video producers who need to simultaneously stream a live event and record the master quality version for post-event editing. By separating the task of recording from streaming in a single integrated unit, Matrox Monarch HD ensures that the Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) are focused on delivering quality video to your audience while you control the quality of the archive.

Matrox MC-100:

As a broadcast engineer or A/V professional you likely have diverse needs when it comes to managing SDI signals within your environment - for monitoring, distributing, switching, multiplexing, and processing 3D in real time. Until now, you have been forced to purchase different devices to perform these tasks. The new Matrox MC-100 solves all these challenges in one inexpensive, easy-to-use device. Matrox MC-100 is a dual SDI to HDMI mini converter that supports a wide range of display resolutions through 3G, Dual Link, HD, and SD-SDI. This single portable unit can be used as a HD-SDI switcher, a distribution amplifier, a multiplexer, and a 3D processing unit, making it the most versatile mini converter on the market. It should be in every video professional's toolbox.

Matrox Monarch HD Technical Specifications

Inputs and Outputs
HDMI Video Input Progressive
1920x1080 @ 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98 Frames per second
1280x720@ 60/59.94/50 Frames per second

1920x1080i 29.97/25 frames per second

Video Input Format is Auto-Detected
HDMI Video Output Preview output of video input signal. 2 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” (3.5mm) jack.
Line Level
Audio Output Passthrough of all embedded audio channels in HDMI signal.
Unbalanced analog stereo output via 1/8” (3.5mm) jack – passthrough of input.
Line Level
H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC) Video Encoder
Resolutions Selectable encoding resolutions ranging from:
128x128 to 1920x1080
Bit Rates Ranges Record Only Mode: 100 kbps to 30 Mbps
Stream Only Mode: 100 kbps to 20 Mbps

Independent Stream and Record Mode**:
     Recording: 100 kbps - 30 Mbps
     Streaming: 100 kbps - 10 Mbps
     Maximum combined total bitrate of 30 Mbps

**Note that when both streaming and recording resolutions are above 1280x720, the encode parameters must be identical for both processes. Completely Independent recording and streaming settings are available when either the streaming or the recording resolution is 1280x720 or below.
Encode Frame Rates Encode frame rates representing 1:1, ½ and ¼of the input frames rates are supported

Note that the maximum encode frame rate is 30 fps when encode 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
GOP Size and Structure
Variable bit rate support
Average max/min data rate controls
Deblocking Filter
MPEG-4 AAC Audio Encoder
Standard AAC-LC
Sample Frequency 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz when digitized from analog source
Channels 2 channels Stereo (L/R)
Bit Rates Range from 32 kbps to 256 kbps
  High Quality multi-tap 10 bit Down Scaler and De-Interlacer.
Available to both streaming and recording operations.
Recording File Format
File Type Industry Standard MP4 and MOV files with two channels of embedded AAC audio.
Recording Lengths Maximum file length of 300 minutes - irrespective of storage type used. File splitting feature allows a user to record continuously for long periods by defining file segment sizes. The Monarch HD will create these sequential file segments over the course of the recording operation without losing a single frame of video. File segment can have a length of 1 to 300 minutes.
Network Interfaces
Connector RJ45 providing 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet with Static or DHCP addressing
Protocols RTMP, RTSP/RTP
IPv4 Support
Unicast and Multi Unicast (number of clients may vary from 3 to 10)
User Interface
Computer Based control HTTP via standard PC or Mac web browser using Matrox Command Center. The simple Monarch HD Control API is also available to programmers to create their own application to start and stop the Monarch HD.
Physical Interface On Device push buttons for independent streaming and recording Start/Stop control
Storage Types for File Recording
2 x USB 2.0 Support for NTFS (3.1) and FAT32 file system
The Monarch HD will support writing to USB3 devices at USB2 speeds. Also note, there is a very high variability in the performance capabilities of “thumb” drives (even USB3 versions). Many are optimized for “read” operations while the Monarch HD requires sustained “write” capabilities. For best results, Matrox recommends using powered USB drives. If small portable media is required, SD cards may be more suitable.
1 x SD card Slot Supports SD and SDHC cards. Only NTFS formatted SDXC cards are supported. (Class 10 highly recommended).
Network Mapped Drive Support for writing to shared folders in computers found on a network using Windows Share protocols (suitable for windows system) as well as NFS protocols (suitable for Mac and Linux systems).
Matrox Command Center Web UI
Status Page Provides relevant operational information concerning Status of MonarchHD unit at that time including; Input video detection and resolution, State and configuration of Streaming operation, State and configuration of Recording operation, Error conditions, etc.
Control Page Recording and Streaming operations initiated here including Synchronized start/stop operations. Multiple Monarch devices can be synchronized in a Master/Slave topology to allow for synchronized record and streaming operations across multiple units via a single interface.
Record Settings Configuration of recording parameters set within this page. A number of presets are included which are selected based on post event use of the recorded asset. If file is to be uploaded for VOD purposes, a YouTube preset may be selected. If content is to be edited for high quality production, a higher bitrate preset may be preferable.
Streaming Settings Configuration of Streaming parameters performed on this page. The RTMP or RTSP credentials as well as encoding parameters are entered. Encoder presets have been included to quickly select an ideal encoder settings based on desired delivery resolution or bitrate. The loading of Flash Media Server XML configuration files is supported.
Administrative tools Device Naming, IP configuration, Date/Time settings and a variety of other tasks performed via this page.
Additional Tools Matrox provide PC or Mac based utilities to help detect Monarch HD Device on a particular Network (DHCP server required).
Dimensions 5.60 in. long (14.2 cm)
4.30 in. deep (10.9 cm) excluding inserted SD-CARD
4.40 in. deep (11.2 cm) including inserted SD-CARD
1.22 in. (3.1 cm) high including rubber feet
Weight 0.66 lbs (300 grams) excluding power supply
Operating conditions 32 to 104 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C), 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
  • Line Voltage: 100-240V AC, 0.5A
  • Frequency: 50-60 Hz
  • Input: External AC/DC adapter - IEC320-C8
  • Output: +5VDC, 3A max
  • Total power consumption: 15 Watts
  • DIN4 Locking Power Connector
Transport and Storage Max Operating Altitude: 3000 meters
Max Transport altitude: 12,000 meters
Storage Humidity 5 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
  • FCC Class B, CE Mark Class B, ACMA C-Tick Mark, VCCI
  • RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
Warranty 2 years with free telephone support
Kit Contents
In the box
  • Matrox Monarch HD device
  • Matrox Monarch HD external power supply
  • IEC-C8 power cords (US, GB and EU)
Ordering Information
MHD/I Matrox Monarch HD part number
MHD/MC100/KIT Monarch HD and Matrox MC-100 Dual SDI to HDMI convertor combo kit
MRCH/RACK/KIT Monarch Rack Mount Kit. Can fit up to three Monarch HD units in a 1RU space.
PWR/SUP/MHD Monarch HD power supply unit. Does not include IEC-C8 power cord. These cables must be sourced locally.

Matrox MC-100 Technical Specifications

  • Length: 125 mm
  • Width: 118 mm
  • Height: 26 mm
  • Weight: 220g
Inputs and Outputs
  • Two BNC 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs
  • Two BNC 3G/HD/SD-SDI outputs
  • HDMI output
  • Mini USB Type B for firmware updates
  • SDI compliance with SMPTE-259M/292M/372M/424M/425M
  • SDI support of YUV 4:2:2 8-bit/10-bit
  • SDI redundant inputs with loss-of-signal switcher
  • Automatic SDI output selection between 3G/HD/SD-SDI dependent on input signal
  • HDMI support of YUV 4:2:2, and RGB
Advanced Features
  • Glitch-free switching as per SMPTE RP-168
  • Multiplexing of two HD-SDI signals over a single 3G cable as per SMPTE-425M level B
  • Vertical and/or horizontal flips on both video channels
  • Pixel-based convergence adjustments on both video channels
  • Pixel-based vertical offsets on both video channels
  • Video time base corrector and frame synchronizer using SDI1 or SDI2 as reference input
Input Display Resolutions
  • NTSC
  • PAL
  • 720p 50/59.94/60
  • 1080i 50/59.94/60
  • 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
  • 1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
  • 1080p (Level A) 50/59.94/60
  • 1080p (Level B) 50/59.94/60
  • 1080p Dual link 50/59.94/60
Display Formats
  • 3D display formats on SDI: Over/Under, Side-by-Side
  • 3D display formats on HDMI: Over/Under, Side-by-Side
  • Frame Packing
  • Analysis display modes: Anaglyph, 50/50, Difference
  • SDI audio: 16 channels embedded
  • HDMI audio: 8 channels embedded, selectable between the first and second set of 4 pairs
Electrical and Operating Requirements
  • Unit voltage and amperage: 5V/3Amps
  • Operating temperature: 0 to 40º C
  • Storage temperature: -40 to 75º C
  • Maximum altitude for operation: 3,000 meters
  • Maximum altitude for transport: 12,000 meters
  • Operating humidity: 20 to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
  • Storage humidity: 5 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
  • Universal locking power supply with international socket adapters included 3-year limited manufacturing warranty

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