Combine the V-1SDI switcher from Roland and the Monarch HDX from Matrox, and you have the Compact Multicamera Production and Streaming Bundle from B&H. Both devices take up a minimal footprint, but offer powerful functionality. The V-1SDI switcher can switch up to four inputs, selectable from three 3G-SDI and two HDMI inputs, to send a single program feed to the Matrox Monarch HDX which then converts the signal into H.264 for simultaneous live streaming and recording. This configuration is great for producing live content on the go with minimal setup and hardware support requirements. See below for more information on the individual items in this kit.
Roland V-1SDI 4-Channel HD Video Switcher
Roland's V-1SDI 4-Channel HD Video Switcher supports HD-only video signals over three of its inputs, and can support SD, HD, and computer video formats up to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) at 60 Hz on its fourth. It supports progressive and interlaced material, internally converting the interlaced footage to progressive for processing. Featuring a preview, program, and multiview output, you can easily monitor all your inputs at once on the multiview while isolating your preview and program screens.
The HDMI inputs and multiview output are HDCP compliant, while the SDI inputs and SDI preview and program outputs support SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-AB), 292M, and 259M-C. You can control the unit via the built-in RS-232 port, or via a PC using the USB connection. Eight memory functions enable you to recall specific setups, which makes it easier to get up and running when the switcher is shared among different productions. Built-in features include image freeze and output fades.
- Transition: Cut, Mix (Dissolve/Fam/Nam/Mosaic), Wipe (30 types)
- Composition: PiP, Split, Quad, DSK (Luminance key, Chroma key)
- The built-in memory function allows the memorization and convenient recall of panel settings, such as effect assignment to each button. The memory stores up to eight configurations and keeps stored settings, even with the power off
- Freeze video input
- Fade audio output
- Fade video to white or black
Matrox Monarch HDX
Simultaneously stream and record video from SDI and HDMI sources with the Matrox Monarch HDX. Expanding on the Monarch HD, the Monarch HDX adds SDI I/O to the already available HDMI I/O and dual-channel operation with independent H.264 encoders. This functionality makes it suitable for broadcast and other professional workflows that require streaming and recording of content, such as houses of worship and universities.
Having discrete encoders allows for each channel to function separately. You can stream to two different locations, record proxy and master files from the same input, and record two inputs simultaneously. You can also use one encoder for streaming video live while the other encoder records a high-quality copy of the broadcast for playback after the live stream. Whether you use it for live streaming or recording, the Monarch HDX can be integrated into SD or HD productions.
H.264 Encoding Engine
Simultaneous Streaming and Recording
HDMI and SDI Inputs
Regardless of input selection, SDI video, HDMI video, and embedded and analog audio outputs are live. For SDI workflows, the Monarch HDX recorder has an extremely low pass-through latency with a built-in power-loss relay which, in case of power loss, will route the SDI input directly to the SDI output, ensuring signal path integrity.
Wowza and Flash Support
The Monarch HDX also supports XML files generated for use with Flash Live Media Encoder. These files are often offered by CDNs to allow their customers to easily connect to their service. Both XML files are loaded into the Monarch HDX using the Matrox Command Center, a web based UI.
H.264 Preview Stream
Profiles and Presets
Matrox Utils Application
Closed Captioning Support
Note: Requires firmware version 1.1.5.0009 or later, available as a free download from the Matrox website.