The Matrox Monarch HD and Monarch HDX are cost effective, easy to use, incredibly reliable solution for streaming and recording video. They are the pefect solution for schools and universities looking to upgrade the quality and qantity of their video content. In this article you'll learn how Ryerson University used the Monarch HD as part of their newscasting workflow for their journalism students.
HigherEd Tech Decisions by Jenna Wilson
Ryerson University Creates Better Video Content with the Matrox Monarch HD Solution
Webcasting is important at Ryerson University.
Every day at noon, journalism students put together a webcast that covers current affairs on campus and around the city. The university’s athletic club, the Ryerson Rams, webcasts all of their sports games, such as hockey and basketball, from the Mattamy Athletic Centre (the former Maple Leaf Gardens). The games draw online viewers on and off campus.
As webcasting needs expanded, the university chose Matrox Monarch HD to provide a simpler, more efficient setup.
Systems designer Many Ayromlou, a member of the FCAD Operations Technology Support (OTS) group, (which is responsible for setting up equipment and providing technical support to the entire faculty) needed to find a way for students to easily record and webcast news segments live and to switch between segments without interruption.
The technical team was also tasked to help the newly introduced sports webcasting program live stream Ryerson Rams events from the Mattamy Athletic Centre.
The computer–based system then in place did not provide the desired ease-of-use and stability. read more...