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Matrox to Highlight Worship Streaming Solutions at WFX 2017

Matrox director, Francesco Scartozzi, to help churches separate video streaming myths from reality


MONTREAL, Quebec — September 28, 2017 — Matrox® Video today announced their increased participation at this year’s Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (WFX 2017 - Dallas, TX, October 11-12, 2017) both exhibiting (Booth 1035) the latest in Matrox Monarch webcasting products, and speaking, leading a session entitled “Streaming Made Simple: Separate the Myths from Reality”.

Monarch devices are ideal for a wide range of house of worship applications; facilitating live service offerings, incorporating video into social media, broadening accessibility, and spreading high-quality video content to congregants who are present in-house or are joining the service remotely.

“At a basic level, houses of worship everywhere are looking for little change, from connection between their congregants, their pastor, and their deity. However, in terms of how they expect to do that, there has been a monumental shift,” said Francesco Scartozzi, director of sales - Americas, Matrox. “When it comes to AV technology, the main requirement for a house of worship is for technology to be simple and easy to use. Matrox Monarch devices can be set up and then operated very easily—as simple as the push of a single button.”

For those making the decision on how to cut through an ocean of information on streaming technology, Michael Upshaw, president of LifeStream TV and Matrox’s Francesco Scartozzi will also be presenting a session to help separate fact from fiction when it comes to webcasting video (October 11, 11:00-11:45, Rm: 302/303). Based around common streaming myths and misconceptions, this session will culminate with an empowering example of how a small church in Texas broadened their reach across continents in a few simple steps.

Streaming House of Worship Services—Made Simple
(Video length: 1min 56s)

Matrox Monarch LCS — Video Content Capture Appliance

Competitively priced at $2,495 US, the Monarch LCS is an all-in-one device with HD streaming, recording, and production capabilities.

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Matrox Monarch LCS
Streaming Capture Appliance

Matrox Monarch LCS is an easy-to-use content capture appliance that accepts video from any SDI or HDMI camera and presentation content from computers over HDMI. Inputs can be encoded independently and in sync for use with the latest multi-stream video players. Alternatively, the inputs can be combined in a variety of production layouts, including picture-in-picture and side-by-side, for use with standard video players. In recording applications, the encoders write H.264 files (MP4 or MOV) directly to network-mapped drives, eliminating the need for post-service file transfer.


Matrox Monarch HD — H.264 Encoder

For simpler installations where only a camera feed of the room needs to be webcast, the Monarch HD encoder, priced at $995 US, enables master-quality recording of sermons and services for post-event editing.

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Matrox Monarch HD
H.264 Encoder

Matrox Monarch HD takes an HDMI input from a source such as a camera and generates an H.264-encoded stream compliant with IP protocols (RTSP or RTMP). While encoding the video at bitrates suitable for live streaming, it simultaneously records a high-quality H.264 file (MP4 or MOV) to an SD card, a USB drive, or a network-mapped drive.

 

About Matrox Video

Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the field of 4K, HD, and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a-box systems, and CGs. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, live event producers, videographers, and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/video.

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