Matrox Monarch EDGE E8 4K Contribution & Remote Production H.264 Encoder


Model:  8-bit (E8) | 8/10-bit (E10)

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The Matrox® Monarch EDGE E 8 is a multi-channel broadcast H.264 contribution encoder capable of transporting 4:2:2 10-bit video at resolutions up to 3840x2160 at 60 fps. This low-power appliance with a compact half-width 1RU footprint is equally suited as a 4K web-contribution encoder or as a remote-feed encoder for remote integration (REMI) applications. The Matrox Monarch EDGE H.264 encoder delivers exceptional-quality, low-latency 4:2:2 10-bit video at up to UHD or quad HD for webcasting and remote production applications

The Matrox Monarch EDGE provides encoding functionality for two live production workflows. In 4K, the Edge can encode UHD feeds up to 60 fps for web contribution. Using it for HD inputs, it enables remote feeds for in-house production for multi-camera events with broadcast delivery, as well as, remote feeds for cloud-based production for multi-camera events with cloud-based distribution. The Monarch Edge is the perfect blend of power and affordability.

Part of the larger family of Matrox encoders, Matrox Monarch EDGE supports a number of encapsulation and transport protocols to deliver video over GigE networks. The optimized H.264 codec minimizes encoding latencies to enable live production applications while also keeping data rates exceptionally low—and without sacrificing quality.

A powerful PC application offers control and configuration capabilities for single or multiple devices from a comprehensive interface. Whether targeting traditional web contribution applications, REMI, or remote from home (RFH) solutions, ISV and OEMs can take advantage of a flexible RESTful API for custom development and integration.


CodecsVideo: H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC)
Audio: AAC-HE and AAC-LC
Bitrate per streamVideo: Up to 150 Mbps (IBP), 500 Mbps (I frame)
Audio: From 32 to 256 Kbps
Chroma sub-sampling4:2:2 (8-bit and 10-bit)
4:2:0 (8-bit and 10-bit)
Encoding levelUp to 5.2
ProfileUp to High 4:2:2 Profile (Hi422P)
LatencyEncode latency as low as 50 ms (network transfers and decode operation additional)
Streaming protocols (fonting)


2x GigE port
2x MSA-compatible SFP28 cage supporting 10 GigE and 25 GigE modules (third-party)1
Control and management
Dedicated Windows® application
PhysicalOn-device buttons and screen for basic set up and monitoring operations
Monitoring output1x 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
Power supply100-240 VAC in, 12 VDC out, 60 W, 5 amp
VANC ancillary data processing (SDI and IP)1
Closed captioning (CC) embedded in VANC processing as CEA-608/708 
Vertical Interval Time Code (RP-188) 
HDR and colorimetry metadata
Tally light I/O
8x tally signals (sent to cameras) 
Tally ports available via a 15-pin D-SUB connector
Input connections1x 12G SDI input per ST 2082
3x 3G SDI inputs per SMPTE 425 
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 and SMPTE ST 2022-7
Resolutions2160p at 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
1080p at 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
1080i at 25, 29.97, 30 fps

720p at 50, 59.94, 60 fps
Configurable genlockBi-level genlock output 
Bi-level or tri-level genlock input
Digital audio8x channels of embedded audio support per SDI input
Analog audio2x channels of balanced analog audio input via XLR connector
2x channels of balanced analog audio output via XLR connector
Audio encodingAudio channels can be compressed as a stereo pair or processed as PCM (uncompressed audio)

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Matrox Monarch EDGE E8 4K Contribution & Remote Production H.264 Encoder

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