- Applying the Studio License
- Configuring Ensemble Studio
- Managing Access to Studio
- Scheduling Recordings
- Viewing the Studio Schedule
The Monarch HD records a single video and audio input (HDMI with optional analog audio). The Monarch LCS includes the ability to record two inputs with audio (two HDMI with one HD/SDI, and optional analog audio).
Applying the Studio License
Self-hosted Ensemble systems will need to apply the Studio license to an Institution before Studio is configured. Consortium- and cloud-hosted customers will have their Studio license applied automatically and can skip to Configuring Ensemble Studio.
A system administrator can visit Administration > System > License to confirm the status of the system license:
If Max Devices are not set according to the license that you have purchased, click Update License to add the license key that was provided when you purchased Studio.
Next, visit Institution > License and click Action > Ensemble Studio to apply part or all of your Studio license to that institution:
Set the Max Devices field to the count of Studio-connected devices that this Institution will use. The number should be equal to or less than the studio devices available at the system level.
You are now ready to configure Studio.
Configuring Ensemble Studio
Managing Access to Studio
There are several ways to control who has permission to use or manage an Ensemble Studio device, depending on the level of security required for the recording environment. Like live streaming and Ensemble Anthem, the ability to use Ensemble Studio is based on User Permissions. Once your Studio device has been added, visit Administration > Organization > Studio Setup, and select Action > Settings for the device:
Ensure the device has a user-friendly Name and Location that will be familiar to users. Next, determine if you want to enter a comma-separated list of Allowed IP Addresses. Users accessing the device from a computer listed as an Allowed IP Address may always create an ad-hoc recording. If a Studio device is installed in a classroom, enter the IP address of the installed classroom computer to permit all Ensemble users to record from the Studio device to their library while using that computer.
If you prefer to allow specific users to use and/or manage the device, return to Administration > Organization > Studio Setup and navigate to Actions > Permissions.
You will be presented with the name of the device you are managing, as well as all users who have a role associated with the device:
Several roles are available:
- The Access Scheduled Recording role can be assigned to Contributors. With this role, the contributor can access the Studio Device during the time that the device is scheduled for the user's library. The user can go to the Ensemble Studio tab and can start and stop recordings on the device. When outside of the scheduled time, the user will not see the device in Ensemble Studio tab.
- The Make Recording role can be assigned to Contributors. With this role, the user can create an ad hoc recording on the Studio device whether it is scheduled or not. In the Ensemble Studio tab, the user will see the device and can start and stop recordings. This includes the ability to stop scheduled recordings that are occurring in another library.
- The Manage Device role can be assigned to Organization Administrators. With this role, the user can manage the device in Administration > Organization > Studio Setup, including creating/deleting recording schedules. The administrator will also be able to see the Studio device in all libraries in the Organization and have full control to start/stop an ad hoc recording in all libraries.
- Institution Administrators and System Administrators gain all of these roles by default.
To add user roles, navigate to Bulk > + Add Permissions. To remove user roles, navigate to Bulk > Delete Permissions. To remove a single user role, use the Remove button in the User Permissions table.
One of the primary functions of Ensemble Studio is the ability to schedule a recording, whether user-controlled or auto recording. In both cases, the device will place the recording in the Target Library that you designate. Once a device is added to Studio, it can be scheduled from Administration > Organization > Studio Setup. Click the Action button for a device, then select Schedule:
The Schedule Recording menu will open:
Set the recording name to match the name of the class, meeting, event, etc. that will be recorded. With the Auto Recording mode, the content will be recorded beginning at the Start Time and ending at the End Time.
In the User Controlled Mode, the recording can be manually started and stopped by users in the Target Library.
Use the Content Processing options to automatically route the recording to a specific Organization, Library, Playlist, and Playlist Category.
Use the Recurrence setting to repeat the schedule recording for recurring events. You can specify the Number of Occurrences, or set an end Date when the recurrence ends.
Viewing the Studio Schedule
To view the Studio schedule, click Ensemble Studio in the left navigation column.
From here, you can see all available ad-hoc and scheduled recordings. For ad hoc recordings, the Rec or Stop button will be available for control. While a device is streaming/recording, you can view the video just like opening a video from the media library. The content can be edited and published as well. This view only shows the recording schedule, not recordings. Once recording are completed, they will automatically be added to the normal Media Library. To filter or sort the view, expand one of the select boxes above the Studio schedule: