Stream & Record HDMI/SDI Simultaneously, 1 x SDI and 2 x HDMI Inputs
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The Monarch LCS Lecture Capture Appliance from Matrox allows you to simultaneously stream and record HDMI/SDI-based video. Expanding on the Monarch HDX, the Monarch LCS features two HDMI inputs, one for video sources and one for computer sources, plus one SDI input. Its dual encoders can process up to two of these three inputs simultaneously. Live content preview is available in both HDMI and SDI outputs. The Monarch LCS is designed to provide a mix of live video footage and/or SDI/HDMI presentation material. Suitable for on-line courses or lectures, video of the instructor can be displayed alongside the class material being referenced.

The Monarch LCS's two H.264 encoders can process each HDMI/SDI signal at up to 1080p30 resolution. These dual streams make multiple modes including PiP, side by side, and dual isolated layouts possible. Select newer third-party video players enable viewers as well as operators to choose layouts. Switcher mode is another Monarch LCS option, offering operators on-the-fly input selection throughout their event.

Mismatched audio and video signals are a thing of the past thanks to the Monarch LCS's frame synchroniser. Frame rate differences are eliminated by synching the computer and audio signals to the video camera signal.

The Monarch LCS Command Centre offers easy operation via any device (tablet, etc.) supporting standard web-browsing software (Internet Explorer and Safari fully validated). There are preset encoding and layout options for effortless operation or you can create and save up to eight user-defined setting profiles. Advanced network administrators can employ any VMS software (available separately) to use command controls with the Monarch LCS.

USB: Powered USB drives recommended SD/SDHC: NTFS-formatted SDXC cards required, Class 10 recommended

Key Features

Multiple Operating Modes

The user can choose between multiple operating modes with preset layouts or can actively alternate inputs in Switcher Mode.

Viewer Defined Layouts

In Isolated mode, the Monarch LCS can be used with select third-party players that allow viewers to choose between layout options.

High Streaming Rate

Choose individual encoding settings for each of the Monarch LCS's two channels. A total of up to 20 Mbps, 1080p30 encoding capacity can be shared across the dual streams.

Integrates Easily with Asset Management Software

The Monarch LCS is designed to work with existing network infrastructures using third-party video or lecture management software such as OpenCast or Moodle. It also integrates easily with open-source scheduling programmes such as Google Calendar.

Simple or Advanced Operation Options

Accessible through any web-browser–equipped device on its network, the Monarch LCS Command Centre provides a variety of control options. One-click encoding and multiple presets simplify operation for novice users while advanced operators can create and save up to eight custom profiles.

Multiple Destination Options

The Monarch LCS records content in MOV or MP4 files, ensuring playback on almost all devices. Record to USB drives, SD cards, or network-mapped drives for use with distance-learning software. It uses RTMP or RTSP protocols to deliver live streams to local servers or cloud-based networks.1Please Note:USB: Powered USB drives recommended SD/SDHC: NTFS-formatted SDXC cards required, Class 10 recommended

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HDMI and SDI Inputs

Both HDMI and SDI video inputs are supported, offering the option of using whichever best suits your needs. Either embedded HDMI or analogue audio can be used as audio sources.

Frame Synchronisation Between Inputs

The Monarch LCS resolves any viewing issues arising from varying resolution and frame rates among video, audio, and computer-based content. These different signals are synchronised before encoding, ensuring perfectly aligned video and audio feeds. Integrated frame syncs also correct any breaks in the input signal continuity, providing uninterrupted streaming and recording.

Live Production Preview Output

Both the SDI and HDMI outputs remain active while the Monarch LCS is in use. Each output can be mapped to either input. The HDMI output also offers a preview option when the content output is matched to the frame size of the encoding parameters.

Additional Features
  • Integrates with Crestron control systems via the Monarch LCS Control API
  • Use the Matrox Utils application to remotely manage, update, and reboot all Monarch devices on your network
  • Enterprise-level users can configure their options with the Monarch LCS Dev Tools application
  • HTTP computer-based control via browser using Monarch LCS Command Centre
  • On-unit control buttons offer an alternative to using the Command Centre
  • Media slots and control buttons are located on the front of the unit for easy access
  • Fit up to two Monarch LCS units on an optional 1 RU rack tray

Specifications

HDMI Video InputHDMI Video Input 1 (Video Sources) (Auto-Detected):
1080p 25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
1080i 50/59.94
720p 50/59.94/60
HDMI Video Input 2 (Computer Sources) (Auto-Detected):
1080p 50/60
1080i 25/29.97
720p 50/60
HDMI Specs:
HDMI YCbCr 4:2:2 /RGB
HDMI embedded 2-channel audio
HDCP not supported
HDMI Video OutputPreview Output of Video Input Signals:
HDMI YCbCr 4:2:2 /RGB
HDMI embedded 2-channel audio
SDI Video Input1 x SDI Video Input (Auto-Detected):
1080p 25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
1080i 50/59.94
720p 50/59.94/60
576i 50
486i 59.94
SDI Specs:
SDI embedded 8-channel, 24-bit, 48 kHz audio
SDI compliant with SMPTE 259M/292M/424M (level A)/425M
Terminated 75 Ohms BNC connector
Full audio and VANC preservation
SDI Video OutputPreview Output of Video Input Signals:
SDI compliant with SMPTE 259M/292M/424M (level A)/425M
SDI embedded 8-channel, 24-bit, 48 kHz audio
75 Ohms BNC connector
Audio InputEmbedded Audio: First two channels processed
Unbalanced analogue stereo input, 1/8" (3.5 mm) jack
Input Impedance: High
Audio OutputEmbedded Audio: Passthrough of up to 8 channels
Unbalanced analogue stereo output, 1/8" (3.5 mm) jack
Output Impedance: 25 Ohms
THD+N at 1 kHz, 10 Ohms, nominal level <0.05%
Frequency Response: 20 Hz-20 kHz +/- 1 dB
Channel Separation, Nominal Level: -85 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -88 dB
EncoderH.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC)
Encoding ResolutionsSelectable Range: 128 x 128 to 1920 x 1920
Maximum Bit RateStreaming or Recording (One Encoder): 16 Mbps
Streaming (Two Encoders): 8 Mbps per channel
Recording (Two Encoders): 10 Mbps per channel
Encoding Frame Rates12.5, 14.98, 15, 25, 29.97, 30, 59.94, 60
Encoding ProfilesBaseline, main, high
Encoding Controls2, 3, 3.1, 4, 4.1 level support
GOP size
Variable bit rate support
Average maximum/minimum data rate controls
Deblocking filter
StandardAAC-LCS
Sample FrequencyDigitised from Analogue Source: 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
Channels2 Stereo (L&R)
Bit Rates32 to 256 kbps
Downscaling10-bit downscaler and deinterlacer
Recording File SizeMaximum: 300 minutes
Recording FormatsMOV (2 channels of embedded AAC audio)
MP4 (2 channels of embedded AAC audio)
File System OptionsFAT32
NTFS
Recording Options2 x USB 2.0
1 x SD/SDHC card slot
Network-Mapped Drive: via Windows Share or NFS protocols
Supported Media Card TypesSD/SDHC Cards: NTFS-formatted SDXC cards only
Class 10 recommended
Streaming ProtocolsRTSP
RTMP
IPv4 Support
Unicast, Multicast: 3-10 Clients
Data Ports1 x Auto-sensing 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet RJ45 port
1 x RS-232The RS-232 port is currently deactivated
Supported BrowsersMicrosoft Internet Explorer
Apple Safari
Supported Operating SystemsMac OS X El Capitan
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit) (requires Microsoft .NETT Framework)
Power Input9-24 VDC
Connector: DIN 4
Total Consumption: 20-30 W (42 W maximum)
Power SupplyLine Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Frequency: 50-60 Hz
Input Connector: IEC320-C8
Output Connector: Locking power DIN 4
Output: 12 VDC (42 W)
AC Power AdapterUS/UK/EU
Operating Temperature32-104°F (0-40°C)
Humidity RangeOperating: 20-80% (non-condensing)
Storage: 5-95% (non-condensing)
Maximum AltitudeOperation: 9843 ft (3000 m)
Transportation: 39,370 ft (12,000 m)
Dimensions (LxWxH)8.5 x 5.59 x 1.47" (21.59 x 14.2 x 3.73 cm)
Weight1.3 lb (0.6 kg)
Product:
Matrox Monarch LCS Lecture Capture Appliance
Manufacturer:
Matrox
Model:
MHLCS/I
SKU:
MHLCS/I
RM Product #:
35768