The Matrox Video Monarch LCS is a compact, two-input lecture capture appliance that accepts video from any SDI or HDMI camera and computer content over HDMI. Inputs can be encoded independently and in sync for use with modern multi-stream video players. Alternatively, inputs can be combined prior to encoding in a variety of production layouts, including picture-in-picture and side-by-side, for use with standard video players. Scaling, deinterlacing, and noise reduction are built in. This standalone network appliance is simple for IT pros to integrate into video management systems such as Opencast and Kaltura and learning management systems such as Moodle. Its web interface lets users easily define profiles for live streamed and recorded lectures. For streaming, the encoders use RTMP or RTSP protocol to deliver live streams to local media servers or cloud-based CDNs. For recording, the encoders write MP4 or MOV files directly to network-mapped drives--eliminating the need for post-lecture file transfer--or alternatively to local USB drives or SD cards. Monarch LCS comes with a set of HTTP-based control APIs; a control module for Crestron room media controllers is also available.