TSP deploys Matrox Monarch EDGE

TOKYO—Matrox announced that full-service video production company, Tokyo Sound Production Inc. (TSP) has adopted the Matrox Monarch EDGE E4 encoder and D4 decoder for its video coverage of live entertainment and sporting events across the country. Japan.

When TSP started streaming video over the internet using remote production in 2019, the company’s goal was to make more live event content easily accessible to viewers, as well as reduce the number of staff on space required for productions.

In order to both optimize resources and expand its live online streaming offering, the company began to research a pair of encoders and decoders capable of carrying multiple channels of exceptional quality video over long distances. using a VPN.

“As a pioneer in the video production industry, TSP aims to constantly improve the content we deliver and the way we produce it,” said Kengo Kaketa, digital director, strategy and sales departments at TSP. “Once we discovered the Matrox Monarch EDGE encoder and decoder pair, we knew the innovative devices would improve our workflow by allowing us to optimize everything from video quality to interactions with staff.

With the Monarch EDGE encoder / decoder pair for REMI, TSP is able to keep most of its live video production staff in-house and create live entertainment and sporting event content that has enabled TSP to stand out from its competitors, the companies said.

For its live production in various parts of Japan, a small team of cameramen and assistants usually visit the remote site. Four SDI cameras capture video of the 1080p event and send it directly to the Monarch EDGE E4 4: 2: 2 10-bit encoder on site. From there, the streams are sent via VPN using SRT or MPEG2-TS to the Monarch EDGE D4 decoder located in the TSP production studio in Tokyo. At the Tokyo studio, audio is added and the produced video is delivered to the TSP website. There, viewers can watch high-quality, multi-camera angles of their favorite live entertainment or sporting events in near real time.

This setup allowed TSP to cover more live events with a reduced staff and a simplified set of equipment.

“Matrox Monarch EDGE encoders and decoders have set us apart from our competition by giving us the means to cover more live events that viewers want to see,” said Kaketa. “Leveraging the REMI capabilities of Monarch EDGE has not only allowed us to create a visually stunning video, but also to protect our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic by limiting their travel and in-person interactions. “

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