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Tutorial: Streaming and Archiving Live Events with StreamVu and the Matrox Monarch HD

StreamVu is a simple, inexpensive and well-featured service, and Matrox Monarch HD is the only hardware encoder that can produce one stream for live distribution and the other for archiving. In combination, they make an ideal solution for your live and on-demand video production requirements.

Broadcast Add-Ons

StreamVu provides several other options worth considering, which are available in the Broadcast Add-ons page. The first is Chat (Figure 3, below). Note that you can configure options like width, height, and background, text and button colors.

Figure 3. The Chat option found under Broadcast Add-ons. Click the image to see it at full size.

Again, the Direct Link field shows a direct link to preview the add-on, or you can click view up top (not selected in Figure 3). The Iframe code field gives you the code to paste into the viewing page.

Selecting PDF Viewer from the Add-on menu on the left side of the screen lets your viewers scroll through a PDF file during the broadcast, which is great for training and similar videos. Click the PDF File button (Figure 4, below) to select and upload the file.

Figure 4. Click here to select a locally stored PDF file. Click the image to see it at full size.

Click the View radio button to preview the PDF (Figure 5, below).

Figure 5. Previewing the PDF. Click the image to see it at full size.

Back on the Configure page shown in Figure 4, the Iframe code field provides the code you embed into your webpage.

The Note tool (Figure 6, below), accessed by selecting Note from just under PDF Viewer in the Add-on menu on the left, lets viewers take notes and then email a copy to themselves, or anyone else. There you’ll find the now-familiar configuration codes, the preview option, and the embed code.

Figure 6. Configuring the Note tool. Click the image to see it at full size.

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