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Matrox Video: Crestron controls streaming and recording tools

The Monarch HD streaming and recording appliances and VS4Recorder multi-camera recording systems integrated with Crestron controllers will be showcased by Matrox Video during IBC.

Crestron programmers can use the Matrox Monarch HD Control API or the VS4Recorder API to interface Matrox products with Crestron 2-Series and 3-Series room media controllers. Operators can then start and stop streaming and recording from within the Crestron interfaces.

“Crestron integration is one of the top user-requested features for our streaming and recording products,” said Daniel Maloney, technical marketing manager, Matrox Video. “Our APIs let AV integrators eliminate the need for additional control surfaces in venues such as lecture halls, corporate office buildings, museums, hotels and convention centres.”

Matrox Monarch HD is an H.264 encoder designed to allow producers to simultaneously stream a live event and record a mastering-quality version for post-event editing. From an HDMI input source, Matrox Monarch HD generates an H.264-encoded stream compliant with RTSP or RTMP protocol. While encoding the video at bitrates suitable for live streaming, Monarch HD simultaneously records a high-quality MP4 or MOV file to an SD card, a USB drive, or a network-mapped drive.

The VS4Recorder comes bundled with Matrox VS4 quad HD capture cards. It gives live event producers synchronised control over capture of the four inputs connected to the VS4 to create MOV, MP4, or AVI files for use with select editing apps for immediate upload to the internet or for archiving.