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.
Simultaneously live stream to YouTube, Facebook or other content delivery networks and content management systems using SRT, HLS, MPEG-DASH, custom RTMP/RTMPS, and 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 set up. Just schedule your webcast event and start streaming.
Locally share unicast or multicast streams to up to 50 viewers with popular streaming protocols such as HTTP, HLS, FLV, ASF, UPnP, and SAP.
Stream content securely with Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) end-to-end 256 bit AES encryption, HLS and MPEG-DASH over HTTPS, as well as Real Time Messaging Protocol Secure (RTMPS).
The Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol uses the latest in live streaming technology to keep your live video productions looking great. Add a remote guest or contributor over SRT to bring professional-quality sources into your Pearl-powered productions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make PiP, side-by-side, three quarter layouts and more for dynamic looking visual presentations. The possibilities are endless.
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.
Connect cameras, computers, imaging equipment or just about anything to Pearl Mini HDMI encoder. Standard and custom resolutions up to 1920×1200 from SDI, HDMI, USB, and H.264 network-based SRT and RTSP sources are accepted.
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.
Connect to the network over Ethernet.
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.
Connect headphones to the front-mounted 3.5 mm audio jack and monitor audio levels with on-screen VU meters.
Pearl Mini HDMI encoder is ready to use out of the box. Connect video sources directly to the HDMI inputs and start recording those right away using the intuitive touch screen. Or dig into the control interface and create a truly custom video presentation experience for your viewers.
Even unexperienced operators can control recording and streaming on Pearl Mini with confidence. One Touch lets you start/stop recording and streaming with a simple tap of the screen. Conveniently monitor your inputs and switch at the same time.
Switch your live program and instantly see the results using Epiphan Live.
Comprehensive HTTP/HTTPS and RS-232 APIs for third party integrations.
Login to your Pearl Mini hardware encoder securely from anywhere over an Internet connection. Quickly take control of Pearl Mini for remote rescue troubleshooting, support technicians in the field, control recording, switching, and more.
From the web-based Admin panel, set up your channels and recorders, select custom resolutions and streaming options, configure security features like 802.1x, monitor system health, and more.
No need to bring along a laptop to configure Pearl Mini. Connect a USB mouse, keyboard, and HDMI monitor for easy Admin panel access anywhere, anytime. You can even use a touch screen monitor.
Integrate Pearl Mini video encoders more easily into Crestron AV systems using the Crestron-developed Control Module for Pearl. The bulk of the coding already is done. Build upon the Crestron driver’s existing code base for secure, API control over HTTP or HTTPS.
Full API integrations provide an effortless lecture capture and enterprise communication setup experience. Simply register Pearl Mini with your CMS to start using the video encoder for scheduled, multi-camera VOD events, ad hoc events, and webcasting without complicated programming.
Stream securely using the latest protocols. Pearl encoders support Secure Reliable transport (SRT) with end-to-end 256 bit AES encryptions, HLS and MPEG-DASH over HTTPS, as well as Real Time Messaging Protocol Secure (RTMPS). And enjoy worry-free deployment in your enterprise network with support for 802.1x certificate authentication and HTTPS for encrypted admin access.
Pearl Mini supports PEAP, EAP-TLS, and EAP-TTLS authentication access control methods on 802.1x networks using passwords, usernames, and digital certificates. Easily upload and manage digital certificates on Pearl Mini using the Admin panel.
Login to Pearl Mini with administrator, operator, or viewer privileges. LDAP authentication support on Pearl Mini lets you define domain name (DN) groups to assign user roles in bulk so users can login with their LDAP credentials.
Get end-to-end secure streaming with up to 256 bit AES encryption using SRT or encrypt content over TLS/SSL connections using RTMPS. Use HLS and MPEG-DASH to secure live streaming over HTTPS.
Securely access the Admin panel and configure Pearl Mini over an HTTPS connection. Encrypt and send sensitive recordings from Pearl Mini to offsite SFTP servers using Automatic File Transfer.
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.
Before COVID, most educational establishments were already using lecture capture, and were experimenting with flipped classroom delivery. The pandemic has made both teaching practices very much the norm. But the mechanics of delivery have become more complex - it’s not just a case of using YouTube or Facebook.
There’s no need to explain why the requirements for live streaming and remote production have hugely increased over the past 12 months. The former is relatively straight forward for even the most technically challenged of us, at its most basic level within a few seconds anyone can be live streaming direct from their smartphone out to the wider world. At the other end of the scale we have incredibly powerful 4K, 10-bit HDR, HEVC live streaming encoders such as the Teradek Prism to deliver the highest quality feasible for high-end mission critical productions – there’s a way to live stream to suit all levels of users and budgets. But how about the latter, how can you run a live, multi-presenter production where participants are spread in different locations, even continents - all remotely? And how can you do that and actually make it look professional, engaging, and dynamic?
March 2020 and as lockdown started it was all about getting better and better web cams. We saw how awful the Zoom interviews on the news looked, all blocky backlit shadows and up-nose shots. A simple LED panel light would make a huge difference, and these flew out of the warehouse. The LEDGO LG-E268C has been on my desk ever since, on a tiny light stand which cost me £5.
There’s nothing mystical about recording, streaming and sharing lectures with students. In fact a full distance learning system can be designed and installed in weeks. It starts with three simple steps: 1. Lecture Theatre Camera Use a professional camera with a zoom lens that you can control remotely. With this sort of (PTZ) camera, you can position it anywhere, including fixed to the ceiling in an inverted position. For now, the camera can be just zoomed in on the lecturer. When there’s an audience, it can zoom out and pan to capture the whole room. There’s a broad selection of professional models that deliver fantastic results in dark rooms and sun-lit halls.
The UK government has challenged universities to deliver high quality online learning resources for under-graduates studying remotely. With limited time available to specify, install, integrate technology and train staff, there is pressure to select equipment that balances functionality with ease of use.
Enforcement of social distancing is expected to continue well into the Autumn. This is of particular concern for university students who may find student accommodation closed and lectures limited to 30-40% capacity. So, how can university education continue? The natural answer is online.
Streaming has long been associated with worship outreach in America, the middle east and Africa. The UK and Europe are now following suit with the faithful viewing live and recorded worship events online via Facebook and YouTube channels. So what options are available, and can it be easily set up by volunteers? Record and Upload You can choose to record an event ahead of time and upload an MP4 video file to Facebook or YouTube. Most video is streamed at 720p so set your camera to record at this video standard.
There’s an awful lot more content being produced on Zoom. Over the last week as gym instructors, chefs and teachers have been flocking to the Zoom video conferencing platform to communicate with audiences worldwide. The typical kit being used is a laptop, phone or iPad. The typical result is tinny audio with muffled voices, slightly blurred video and a really distracting, busy background. Let’s not kid ourselves. We’re not going to get broadcast results in a flash. But there are three simple steps we can all take to improve matters no end.
Stream it live to anywhere from anywhere The simplest way to deliver content live to staff, students, customers and service users is via YouTube Live or Facebook Live. There are lots of ways to produce and stream professional looking video. Our technical team can advise you on the best solution for your needs – give us a call on 01457 851000.
Here's an overview of our vendors exhibiting at ISE 2020. Please call us on +44 (0)1457 851000 if you would like to book a stand tour with one of our manufacturers. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN HALL 3, STAND C140 The Video Assist 12G 5” and 7” monitor recorders are now shipping. The original HD versions were incredibly popular with AV technicians who wanted to verify SDI and HDMI feeds and check waveform levels. For production teams, their 4K HDR capture makes them a superb on-camera SD card recorder. The ATEM Mini is a very small, cost-effective 4 channel HDMI video switcher with streaming output. Great as a portable mixer or a signal switcher, it’s being adopted by everyone from conference producers to AV technicians looking for simple HDMI switching.
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.
We're pleased to announce release 4.15 for the Pearl family of professional video encoders. It includes great new features including YuJa integration.
Direct integration with the YuJa content management system (CMS) lets you streamline your YuJa workflows for even more efficiency. Pearl can automatically start recording or streaming based on your schedule in YuJa and push files to the right folder on the platform.
Firmware upgrade 4.14.3 for Pearl Nano is releasing on September 7, 2021, and includes a great new feature and a color range improvement.
We've made some awesome changes in firmware 4.13. Integration with AV Studio is replaced with Epiphan Cloud - your new destination to remotely manage and operate your Pearl Mini / Pearl 2 devices. We also made it easier for you to troubleshoot installations with more diagnostic tests and statistics. And we added support for Dynamic DNS (DDNS) and DHCP Option 81, making sure you have seamless access to Pearl Mini on the network even if a DHCP server changes Pearl Mini's IP address. Plus more enhancements are available in this latest release.
Epiphan Cloud support Manage all your Pearl devices from Epiphan Cloud with a diagnostics dashboard for remote rescue troubleshooting, configurable email alerts, channel creation and configuration from the cloud, confidence monitoring, batch operations, remote firmware updates, and more! It's easy to get started with a free Epiphan Cloud account. For details, see: www.epiphan.com/cloud/
Diagnostic tools are added to the touch screen and Admin panel so you can instantly check the connectivity status of Pearl Mini, get the external IP address of your Pearl Mini, and more. From one easy location, you can run network diagnostics like ping, traceroute, test the network upload/download speeds, confirm domain name resolution, and probe to see if a network port is open on the network side.
Now you can schedule file uploads to only occur during a specific period of time every 24-hours. Recordings that end within the configured time period automatically upload right away. Recordings that end outside the upload time period are queued up and upload when the scheduled upload time period is reached.
Ensure your Domain Name Server (DNS) always has Pearl Mini's most up-to-date IP address mapped to Pearl Mini's Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN). Option 81 support means you can keep using Pearl's FQDN no matter how many times the DHCP server may change Pearl's IP address. Pearl Mini automatically asks the DHCP server to tell the Domain Name Server (DNS) to update Pearl Mini's record with any changes to Pearl Mini's IP address or FQDN.
If the DHCP server doesn't support Option 81, no problem. Enabling DDNS ensures that whenever the DHCP server changes Pearl Mini's IP address, Pearl Mini informs the Dynamic Domain Name Server (DNS). Use Pearl Mini's FQDN without worry because the domain name records are always kept up-to-date. Custom, dyndns.org, and noip.com DDNS servers are supported.
Now you can configure Pearl Mini to not send low storage alerts to Panopto.
We added support for SHA-256 and SHA-512 hashing algorithms for HLS (push) and MPEG-DASH stream authentication.
AV Studio is being replaced by Epiphan Cloud. You'll now see Epiphan Cloud instead of AV Studio in the Admin panel as a configuration option. When the switch over occurs, Pearl Mini devices that are currently paired with AV Studio automatically migrate to Epiphan Cloud. Previously uploaded recordings and scenes related to AV Studio's post-production tools are not accessible from Epiphan Cloud. After updating Pearl Mini to firmware 4.13, all pairing functions from the Admin panel link to Epiphan Cloud. To access your devices, simply create a free Epiphan Cloud account or use your AV Studio credentials to login to Epiphan Cloud at: https://go.epiphan.cloud
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