Production Systems

Pearl Mini

Epiphan Video

Pearl Mini

Portable all in one video production system

Product Code: EPI-ESP1441

Suggested Retail Price £2,995+VAT

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Stock status: In Stock; available from resellers

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  • Portable all in one video production system
  • Record, stream and switch up to three full HD video inputs from HDMI™, SDI, and USB sources
  • Stream to viewers everywhere - Simultaneously live stream to YouTube, Facebook or other content delivery networks and content management systems using custom RTMP/RTMPS or RTSP
  • Locally share unicast or multicast streams with popular streaming protocols such as HTTP, HLS, FLV, ASF, UPnP and SAP.
  • Stream to destinations over RTMP or RTMPS for greater security
  • 1080p HD Recording
  • Automatic or manual file uploads
  • Save recordings directly to a 512 GB EXT4 SD card  (sold separately)
  • Switch video sources live
  • Design custom layouts like PiP with the easy drag-and-drop custom layout editor

Technology Guides

The most reliable, all-in-one video production system that’s small in size and big on pro features.
Record, stream and switch up to three full HD video inputs from HDMI™, SDI, and USB sources. Epiphan Pearl Mini™ takes your video production to the next level.

Stream to viewers everywhere

Simultaneously live stream to YouTube, Facebook or other content delivery networks and content management systems using custom RTMP/RTMPS or RTSP. At the same time, use the built-in streaming server to stream locally to web browsers, smart TVs, and set-top boxes. Integration with Kaltura and Panopto CMSs means no complicated stream URLs to setup. Just schedule your webcast event and start streaming.

Share your webcast

Locally share unicast or multicast streams with popular streaming protocols such as HTTP, HLS, FLV, ASF, UPnP and SAP.

Secure streaming with RTMPS

Stream to destinations over RTMP or RTMPS for greater security.

1080p HD Recording

Pearl Mini’s hardware-accelerated encoder provides flawless H.264 encoding for maximum performance. Record a program and ISO in AVI, MP4, MOV, or MPEG-TS formats directly to a 512 GB EXT4 SD card* and automatically upload to a USB stick or server on the network.
*User supplied

Automatic or manual file uploads

Fail proof recordings and upload files automatically to a server while you record locally to the SD card. Transfer recordings to a USB drive or network storage (FTP or SFTP) for post processing.

SD Card

Save recordings directly to a 512 GB EXT4 SD card (user supplied). Easily download recordings and manage files using the Admin panel or Epiphan Live.

Switch video sources live

Incredibly easy to use, Pearl Mini’s 7 inch touch screen makes switching between video sources and layouts a breeze. Or use the browser-based Epiphan Live and switch from almost anywhere using a tablet, PC, or mobile phone.

Custom layout designer

Design custom layouts like PiP with the easy drag-and-drop custom layout editor. Combine, crop, and scale video sources to make dynamic layouts. Add transparent png images, custom backgrounds, text overlays, timestamps and more.

Easy PiP layouts

Make PiP, side-by-side, three quarter layouts and more for dynamic looking visual presentations. The possibilities are endless.

Images and dynamic text

Customize the look of your event with transparent .png images and custom backgrounds. Easily add timestamps and other dynamic text content to layouts. Create custom system variables for even more flexibility, like adding the current GPS location.

Custom layout designer

Design custom layouts like PiP with the easy drag-and-drop custom layout editor. Combine, crop, and scale video sources to make dynamic layouts. Add transparent png images, custom backgrounds, text overlays, timestamps and more.

Easy PiP layouts

Make PiP, side-by-side, three quarter layouts and more for dynamic looking visual presentations. The possibilities are endless.

Images and dynamic text

Customize the look of your event with transparent .png images and custom backgrounds. Easily add timestamps and other dynamic text content to layouts. Create custom system variables for even more flexibility, like adding the current GPS location.

Video inputs

Connect cameras, computers, imaging equipment or just about anything to Pearl Mini. Standard and custom resolutions up to 1920×1200 from SDI, HDMI, USB, and H.264 network-based RTSP sources are accepted.

  • 1 x 3G SDI
  • 2 x HDMI 1.4a
  • 2 x USB 3.0 (UVC/UAC)
  • RTSP (H.264)

Video output

Send an HDMI feed of your switched program to projectors for front-of-house presentations, display walls, or monitors for confidence monitoring. Share the program output or just an individual input source.

  • 1 x HDMI 1.4a

Network

Connect to the network over Ethernet.

  • 1 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet port (RJ45)

Audio inputs

Mix embedded audio from SDI, HDMI, or USB video sources with audio from XLR microphones and professional mixers with individual input gain controls. Confidently monitor audio levels with on-screen VU meters and headphones.

  • 2 x XLR (L/R stereo pair or mono, balanced/unbalanced mic and line level signals +4.0 dBu up to 12.3 VRMS +24 dBu). Phantom optional
  • 2 x 1/4″ TRS (L/R stereo pair or mono, balanced/unbalanced line level signals +4.0 dBu up to to 12.3 VRMS, +24 dBu)
  • 2 x RCA (L/R stereo pair, -10 dBV consumer line-level)
  • 1 x 3.5 mm (stereo/unbalanced for electret microphones)

Audio output

Connect headphones to the front-mounted 3.5 mm audio jack and monitor audio levels with on-screen VU meters.

  • 1 x 3.5 mm audio jack
Epiphan Video Hard Carry Case
Hard Carry Case

Hard Carry Case for Pearl Mini
[EPI-ESP1468]

Memory Cards

Angelbird Match Pack for Panasonic EVA1
Angelbird Match Pack for Panasonic EVA1

Match Pack for Panasonic EVA1 - Dual AV PRO SDXC V90 128GB

Angelbird Match Pack for Panasonic EVA1
Angelbird Match Pack for Panasonic EVA1

Match Pack for Panasonic EVA1 - Dual AV PRO SDXC V90 256GB

Angelbird Match Pack for Panasonic GH5 / GH5S
Angelbird Match Pack for Panasonic GH5 / GH5S

Match Pack for Panasonic GH5 / GH5S - Dual AV PRO SDXC V90 64GB

Angelbird Match Pack for Panasonic GH5 / GH5S
Angelbird Match Pack for Panasonic GH5 / GH5S

Match Pack for Panasonic GH5 / GH5S - Dual AV PRO SDXC V90 128GB

Angelbird Match Pack for Panasonic GH5 / GH5S
Angelbird Match Pack for Panasonic GH5 / GH5S

Match Pack for Panasonic GH5 / GH5S - Dual AV PRO SDXC V90 256GB

Wise Advanced SD1-128U3
Wise Advanced SD1-128U3

128GB SDXC UHS-I Memory Card

Wise Advanced SD1-64U3
Wise Advanced SD1-64U3

64GB SDXC UHS-I Memory Card

Wise Advanced SD2-128U3
Wise Advanced SD2-128U3

128GB SDXC UHS-II Memory Card

Wise Advanced SD2-64U3
Wise Advanced SD2-64U3

64GB SDXC UHS-II Memory Card

How do I control Pearl Mini?

or confidence monitoring and easy switching, recording, and live streaming control, you can use Pearl Mini’s touch screen or Epiphan LIVE, which is a tablet and mobile friendly web interface designed for easy control of your Pearl Mini. And secure remote login allows you to control your Pearl Mini from just about anywhere there’s access to the Internet.

How do I configure Pearl Mini?

Pearl Mini is ready to use right out of the box! Plug in a source into the back of Pearl Mini and you can capture, stream and record right away! For additional configuration, use the web-based Admin panel interface on the same local network as your Pearl Mini. With secure remote login, you can access the web-version of the Admin panel from just about anywhere there’s Internet access to do rescue troubleshooting and channel configuration.

The touch screen lets you control switching for Pearl Mini’s video mixer, load saved configuration presets and perform recording or streaming control.

Advanced users can use Pearl’s HTTP or RS-232 APIs to integrate with larger systems.

Is remote login secure?

Yes! A secure propriety tunnel over port 443 is used to access the Internet so you can do rescue troubleshooting, recording control, and even channel configuration from just about anywhere there’s access to the Internet.

How many sources can Pearl Mini capture?

Pearl Mini can encode multiple Full HD 1080p programs at a time. Within your program(s), you can use multiple cameras and sources connected to Pearl Mini’s two HDMI ports or 3G-SDI port.

What codecs does Pearl Mini use?

Pearl Mini currently supports AVC video encoding (e.g. H.264 and MJPEG codecs) for encoding at all resolutions up to Full HD 1080p

Can I plug my USB web camera into Pearl Mini?

Yes. You can connect one USB web camera or audio device to either of the two USB 3.0 (UVC/UAC) ports on the rear panel.

Can Pearl Mini switch, record and stream over a Local Area Network (LAN) or is an Internet connection needed?

Pearl Mini does not need a LAN or Internet connection to capture and record video. The user-friendly touch screen displays the video encoder’s stream for confidence monitoring and provides a fast and easy way to apply configuration sets, control switching or recording, and view system information. If connected to the Internet or a LAN via an Ethernet cable, Pearl Mini provides a web-based control interface for configuration and operation.

Live streaming over a private LAN is a great idea for employee training and it’s simple to do using Pearl Mini. If you want to stream to a wider audience on platforms like YouTube or Facebook, you’ll need a network connection with Internet access; otherwise, your viewers or CDN won’t be able to access your live stream.

Secure remote login gets you access to the web-versions of the Admin panel and Epiphan Live so if you want, you can remotely control recording and so much more from just about anywhere there’s Internet access.

Holdan adds Epiphan Video to its portfolio

Epiphan Video has appointed Holdan as its UK & Ireland distributor for the full range of Epiphan’s live capture and streaming technologies. As the leading technology distributor for the professional video and broadcast markets, Holdan will work alongside Epiphan to enhance reseller support and to develop new opportunities in corporate AV, education and public sector video.

Firmware 4.9.1 Update

  • Kaltura users can enter more ad hoc event details like a description, categories, and tags when creating an ad hoc event.
  • You can now set how often the Admin panel polls Kaltura to update the events listed on the Events page.
  • Panopto users can now authenticate for ad hoc events using credentials defined on third party identity providers such as Canvas and identity providers that support SAML 2.0.
  • Panopto users can select the folder location where their recordings are uploaded in Panopto for ad hoc events.
  • There's a new setting to automatically log users out of their CMS session after their ad hoc event ends.
  • We've added international character support in channel names, layout names, video and audio input names, text overlays, and in the name of recorded files - including the following:
    • Western European/Nordic languages: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.
    • Central/Eastern European languages: Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, and Russian.

Firmware 4.9.0 Update

  • Full Panopto integration to use Pearl as a remote recorder for multiple-source scheduled, recurring, and unscheduled ad hoc video recordings and webcasts with easy user authentication using the touch screen.
  • For Kaltura, we added multiple source ad hoc VOD recording and webcast creation directly from the touch screen with user authentication, plus added support for multiple source ad hoc recordings.
  • You can now toggle between temperature/CPU load on the touch screen.
  • The EDID of each input is verified when Pearl is powered on.
  • We improved support for the 4:2:2 color space on 12G and 6G SDI. (Pearl-2)
  • USB tethering feature has been removed.
  • Some minor changes to the Admin panel arrow key and AFU controls.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • Pearl Mini
  • 1 x Power Supply
Pearl Mini Q&A
Pearl Mini Q&A
Pearl Mini - First look
Pearl Mini - First look
Pearl Mini – 5 Minute Demo
Pearl Mini – 5 Minute Demo

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