This article details how to use Matrox’s Monarch HD encoder and Adobe Flash to send video streams to the Field59 live stream platform.
After setting up the Monarch HD encoder and the camera(s) you’ll use to capture the live stream, locate the Stream Settings area in the encoder.
In the Stream Settings area, apply the following settings in the Encoding panel:
- Width and Height: This is up to the user. The box can encode in resolutions ranging from 92×96 up to 1920×1080. Larger resolutions paired with higher bitrates will look better on larger screens.
- Frame rate: We recommend the Full option.
- Target video data rate (kb/s): If you are streaming a standard definition (SD) signal or have limited bandwidth available, 500 Kbps is workable (though will not look great if viewers go full screen)as long as your viewers don’t go full screen). For high definition (HD) video, 1000 Kbps (1 Mbps) is a viable minimum. Again here this may not be the best for viewers watching full screen. On full-screen presentations, 1500 Kbps (1.5 Mbps) is recommended. For full-screen HD, 2,000-3,000 Kbps (2-3 Mbps) is recommended.
- GOP (Group of pictures): 30 frames (This is the key frame interval.)
- Include Audio: Select this checkbox
- Audio Data Rate: We recommend 128 Kbps
After applying the Encoding settings, making the following configurations to the Streaming panel below:
- Select RTMP
- Enter the Server URL and Stream Name configurations in the appropriate fields. (Provided by Field59)
When these settings are in place, you should then be able to use the Matrox Monarch HD encoder to stream to the Field59 platform.