Your Ideal Lecture Capture Appliance - Monarch LCS
Your Ideal Lecture Capture Appliance

Matrox Monarch LCS Workflows

Extended Classrooms

Educational institutions can use Monarch LCS to stream lectures via their own web server or media delivery platform directly into the homes of their students for distance learning. The same content that is streamed live can be recorded at a higher quality to a central media library and made available immediately after the class for VOD download.

Monarch LCS offers five modes of operation. The operator can select either Single-isolated mode or Dual-isolated mode to record or stream the input(s) with no additional processing. To mix both inputs into a single video asset, the operator can select Picture-in-picture mode, where the camera of the speaker is overlaid on the computer feed, Side-by-side mode, where both inputs are positioned, or Switcher mode, where they can dynamically switch between the video inputs being encoded.

Monarch LCS provides SDI and HDMI outputs. The outputs can be independently set to output either input A or input B, a useful feature for driving in-house projections. The HDMI output also gives the operator the option of selecting the production output at the frame size of the encoding parameters providing the operator a preview of what is being encoded.

House of Worship

Houses of worship can reach local shut-ins, the elderly, and the disabled with high quality streaming, and recording, without the need to invest in major production level equipment. Monarch LCS can accept two inputs from HDMI and SDI sources, and is capable of simultaneously webcasting services and recording them at a higher quality for VOD. Built-in frame synchronizers at both inputs ensure uninterrupted streaming and correct any incoming signal issues that may occur—for example, from external switching. With Monarch LCS, services can be captured in either side-by-side or picture-in-picture operating modes, encouraging congregants watching online to follow corresponding text and hymns during the service, for an enhanced remote viewing experience.

Set It and Forget It Production Streaming

Deliver high-quality streams to Facebook Live or YouTube with production value, without operator assistance. Monarch LCS inputs can be mixed together in either side-by-side or picture-in-picture to achieve a high quality look for your streams. Once your look is set, no further production decisions are needed. Just a single push of a button starts and stops your produced stream. Monarch LCS is also capable of simultaneously recording your productions at a higher quality for VOD.

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