Matrox Simplifies Sports Live Streaming, At-Home Productions With Wide Range of Offerings

SVG is pleased to welcome Matrox as a corporate sponsor. For more than 40 years, Matrox Video has been producing industry-leading video technology and powering a full range of content-creation, -production, and -delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, postproduction facilities, live-event producers, videographers, and AV professionals worldwide. Dedicated to providing sports-video professionals with best-in-class webcasting and at-home–production solutions, Matrox has developed a distinguished portfolio of award-winning encoding appliances to meet today’s most demanding requirements.

“We are looking forward to learning from and contributing to the community at SVG and working together to drive the future of sports-video technology,” says Alberto Cieri, senior director, sales and marketing, Matrox Video.

The Matrox Monarch family of products have become a staple for the company. The Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K UHD/multi-HD powers some of the most engaging sports-video workflows. Monarch EDGE delivers resolutions up to 3840x2160p60 or quad 1920x1080p60 — n 4:2:0 8-bit or 4:2:2 10-bit video — while offering flexible 3G/12G-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 25 GbE connectivity with multi-protocol streaming options. The Matrox Monarch HDX is a simple and versatile dual-channel H.264 video-encoding appliance with SDI and HDMI inputs that is specifically designed for broadcasters and webcasters who need a flexible solution powerful enough to take on today’s demanding webcasting and recording workflows.

“With our latest generation of encoding products,” Cieri says, “we are not only trying to broaden the reach of the workflows we have traditionally enabled but are now also creating new tools in order to lower the cost of high-quality sporting-event production.”

The Monarch family also simplifies efficient production of live web streams. The Matrox Monarch LCS video-encoding appliance makes live webcasting simple, delivering high-quality streams to Facebook Live, YouTube, or a favorite online video platform (OVP) with multicamera production values, without operator assistance. Monarch LCS supports productions with two HDMI video sources or with one SDI and one HDMI video source. The Matrox Monarch HD is a small, easy-to-use video-streaming and -recording appliance designed for professional video producers to stream a live event from any HDMI input source while recording a higher, master-quality version for post-event editing or archiving.

Recently, Matrox has been involved with numerous universities and international sports entities, including the Universidad La Salle, FIBA’s AEK Basketball Club, and the University of Dallas.

Says Cieri, “We are committed to remaining at the forefront of industry developments by powering new video innovations, like multi-angle and 4K UHD high-frame-rate webcasting and remote production, that allow sports-rights owners to deliver new and immersive viewing experiences while also making it affordable enough to cover more events with smaller staff.”