AOTG: Matrox Announcements at NAB

Art of the Guillotine

I met with Matrox during NAB 2013 to discuss their announcements at NAB. While at their booth I got a demo of the Matrox Monarch HD which they just recently announced. Streaming to the web for live events has become big business for many over the last few years and Matrox is ensuring that it has a strong foothold in the technology required to get the video to the online channels. With high quality and reasonable pricing they have placed themselves in a strong position to become a leader.

Here’s the three Matrox announcements from NAB you should know about:

1) Matrox Launches World’s First Live Streaming Appliance Under $1000 that
Simultaneously Records a Blu-ray Quality Video File — Matrox Monarch HD

Matrox® Video announced Matrox Monarch HD™, a small, easy-to-use video streaming and recording appliance priced at just $995. Matrox Monarch HD is designed for professional video producers who need to simultaneously stream a live event and record a Blu-ray quality version for post-event editing. It overcomes the limitations of today’s content delivery networks that only allow recording and archiving at the lower quality available while streaming by providing two independent delivery channels in an integrated unit. 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.

Priced at $995 US (°Ë799, £750) not including local taxes and delivery, Matrox Monarch HD will be available in June 2013 through a worldwide network of authorized dealers.

2) Matrox Introduces 4K Video Monitoring Card for Adobe Premiere Pro — Matrox Mojito 4K

Post-production professionals see every pixel of every 4K frame in real time to craft
breathtaking content Matrox Video announced Matrox Mojito 4K™, a quad 3G-SDI, 4K video monitoring card for use with the upcoming release of Adobe® professional video editing tools on Windows® platforms. Matrox Mojito 4K enables realtime monitoring and output of video footage at resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 and at frame rates up to 60 fps (4Kp60). read more...

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