August 26, 2020
By: Jeroen Caeyers – Wavepart

I have worked with Matrox in the past, a long time ago. This was the with Matrox Video Division (legacy DigSuite / Axio), Matrox Graphics was developing graphics cards. But times have changed, currently Matrox does much more than this.

The Matrox Maevex 6100 series 4k Enterprise Encoders got my attention after attending a series of Matrox webinars by Rob Moodey. I was surprised by the level of detail in these webinars. Especially the encoding, scaling and streaming process were explained extensively. It made me wonder if I would find a matching control level in the Maevex 6150, a Quad H.264 Encoder / Recorder.

The Maevex 6150 looks like an ordinary black box, but don’t be fooled by appearances. I tried to bring the box to live in this review, give you an idea what it can do and how I tested this.

Besides software based decoders (VLC) I used Brightsign Digital Signage players (LS424 and XT1144) as hardware decoders to test the Maevex.

In this review I will explain what the Maevex can do, how I tested it and give you my independent opinion. Having a trainer background, I tried to squeeze in some useful information about streaming as well. Enjoy and let me know what you think!

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2. Maevex Facts

1. Introduction
2. Maevex Facts
3. Connecting
4. Streaming Protocols
5. Start Encoding
6. BrightSign Decoders
7. 4K
8. Quality
9. Verdict