NAB 2022: Matrox reimagines remote production and remote operation workflow
Matrox Video is unveiling its latest technological advancements for remote production (REMI) and remote operation workflows at NAB 2022. This includes Monarch Edge encoder and decoder appliances for REMI, enabling video professionals with 4K/multi-HD video transport for live, multi-camera events, and Extio 3 IP KVM extenders empowering broadcast production facilities to create dynamic workflows so that creative professionals can produce content anytime, anywhere.
Also on show are ConvertIP SMPTE ST2110 NMOS-aware and IPMX-compatible converters, showcasing how broadcasters can easily monitor ST2110 IP signals on HDMI or SDI monitors, and the Vero ST2110 signal generator and diagnostic appliance allowing users to validate ST2110 devices for compliance before deployment
The company will also preview its media framework, which is said to help broadcasters build virtual equipment rooms in the cloud that deliver an on-the-premise experience with zero compromises.
Monarch Edge 4K/multi-HD encoders and decoders help organisations produce more broadcast-quality content with fewer resources by transporting multiple synchronised camera feeds over dedicated WAN, LAN, or internet and back to the studio – with glass-to-glass latency as low as 100ms – for SDI-based productions.
Equipped with tally and talkback to facilitate bidirectional communication between on-site camera operators and in-studio personnel and genlock support to keep signals in synch, Monarch Edge is purpose-built for REMI productions. Monarch Edge Command Center further streamlines the REMI deployment process by allowing broadcast operators to configure and customise streaming, recording and decoding settings and operating modes from any device on the network that supports a web browser.
Extio 3 IP KVM extenders permit post-production facilities, control rooms and OB vans to deploy secure and seamless 4Kp60 4:4:4 and up to quad 1080p60 4:4:4 video extension and switching support over a standard Gigabit Ethernet network, enabling remote connectivity for distributed teams and personnel. Extio 3 also comes equipped with Aggregator Mode, allowing users to operate multiple source computer systems from a single Extio receiver unit located at a remote multi-display station and control them with a single keyboard and mouse set. Furthermore, by enabling the Tile View feature, users can access, monitor and control up to four separate systems on one Full HD or 4K monitor to benefit from productivity-enhancing remote workspaces.