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An interview from the 2014 Content & Communications World Expo in New York City with Francesco Scartozzi of Matrox. Matrox designs innovative, award-winning hardware and software solutions for graphics, video, and industrial imaging applications. In this interview Francesco talks with us about the Matrox Monarch HD video streaming / recording appliance and the VS4Recorder Pro software.

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.

The Matrox Monarch HD supports sharing the H.264 encoder between the streaming and recording processes so recording quality and upload bandwidth are independent of each other. A typical setting will let a user record a master quality file at 25 Mbps while simultaneously streaming at a bitrate of 5 Mbps. As a dedicated streaming or recording appliance, Matrox Monarch HD can stream at bitrates up to 20 Mbps or record at bitrates as high as 30 Mpbs. Matrox Monarch HD injects the highest quality video into every bit regardless of input source or target bitrate. Combining the power of the built-in H.264 encoder with Matrox’s high quality deinterlacing and scaling engines guarantees stunning results.

The Matrox VS4Recorder Pro software lets you frame accurately record four live audio/video feeds using a Matrox VS4 quad HD-SDI capture card. It’s ideal for recording live multi-camera productions like concerts and sporting events to create video assets that can be easily repurposed and archived. The VS4Recorder Pro gives you two different recording modes: “multicam”, which provides synchronized frame accurate captures and “independent”, which offers a wide range of video and audio codecs to choose from. Another key feature of the VS4Recorder Pro is the ability to split your recording into separate files, automatically switching to a new file without losing a single frame. You can begin editing the split files as soon as each one is created. And what’s more, VS4Recorder Pro simultaneously provides a complete multiviewer experience.

For more information please visit: www.Matrox.com