Streaming, User Stories and Reviews
Get a glimpse into how two universities use Matrox Monarch encoders to record and stream live events, lectures, and more to social media and other platforms. If you are looking into streaming events, take a look at this article – you’ll find a number of good reasons to use any one of Matrox’s Monarch family of encoders.
Two universities in the US are using Matrox Monarch encoders, with multiple-channel and simultaneous stream/record options, to live stream and record events and lectures to their students, social media platforms and campus websites. They have been able to take on these new capabilities with the same production staff numbers, in fewer hours, and increase their audiences.
Oklahoma State University (OSU) operates a video portal called OStateTV that captures and live streams events ranging from graduation ceremonies, performances and sports, to various speakers and seminars hosted on campus. The portal has produced over 1,000 videos and delivers about 100 live streams in a year.
While OStateTV functions as a central video resource, the university also wanted to widen its audience through social media platforms like Facebook Live and YouTube. Their existing equipment – a content management system (CMS) and turnkey video production units – did not allow them the flexibility to live stream to multiple platforms in parallel.
Knowing they would need dual-encoding hardware, and also aware of their limited staff and budget, they looked for a single, straightforward device that wouldn’t add steps to their live-stream workflow, and was affordable and portable. Because they had already been using Matrox products in earlier workflows, the university first checked out the Monarch HDX dual-channel H.264 hardware encoder, and stayed with it….[continue reading]