Monitors AnyWhere allow you to easily set up a video wall for command and control rooms. Start by setting up the video wall layout with the Displays Configuration tool within Monitors AnyWhere Connect or the USB Wall and then start adding sources to your screens.
In this guide, we will instruct you how to:
– Create a simple video wall layout.
– Install and set up the OBS Studio application.
– Add any type of source to the screen.
– Control it from Monitors AnyWhere Connect or the MAWi dashboard on a PC, tablet or smartphone.
Websites and Dashboards
RTSP live streaming
Capture card with multiple HDMI inputs
The first step is to create a video wall layout, as shown in the following guide.
In this demo, we’ve created a 3×2 video wall layout (3 screens wide by two screens high). The overall resolution is set to 5760 x 2160 as shown in the clip.
Next, install the OBS Studio application.
OBS Studio is open-source software that specializes in broadcasting, streaming and recording multiple types of sources from different inputs.
Run the installer and go through the default installation process.
Once finished, launch the OBS Studio application.
For websites add the Browser plugin
For live streaming use the VLC source
For external HDMI sources use the Video capture device source
For local applications use the Window capture source
Here we present two options of switching between the different Scenes you’ve created in OBS Studio:
1. Using the Advanced Scene Switcher plugin –
Mainly used when using the OBS Studio’s user interface for managing the content shown on the control room video wall.
2. Using the Command-line plugin plugin –
Mainly used when using the product from within Monitors AnyWhere Connect or MAWi for managing the content shown on the control room video wall.
Download the Advance Scene Switcher:
Unzip the file and copy the DLL file to your corresponding OBS Studio’s plugins folder.
If you’ve installed the 64bit version of OBS Studio – C:\Program Files\obs-studio\obs-plugins\64bit\
If you’ve installed the 32bit version of OBS Studio – C:\Program Files (x86)\obs-studio\obs-plugins\32bit\
Re-open the OBS Studio app and go to Tools > Advanced Scene Switcher
Download the Command line plugin:
Unzip the file and run the setup obs-websocket-Windows-Installer.exe
Make sure OBS Studio is closed during the installation.
Once installed, copy the folder OBSCommand to OBS Studio’s plugins folder.
Open Monitors AnyWhere Connect, select the Main screen and click New for a new playlist item.
In the application field place the location of the OBSCommand.exe – C:\Program Files\obs-studio\obs-plugins\64bit\OBSCommand\OBSCommand.exe
In the parameters field input: /scene=<scene name>
Click on ‘Save and Send’ and the scene will be switched.