*Requires the 4K feature add-on
*Pearl-2 Rackmount Twin requires 2x 4K feature add-ons
Manage your streaming, recording, and live switching in one place with this all-in-one video encoder and video production system.
*Requires the 4K feature add-on
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.
Share your webcast
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.
Harness the power of Pearl-2’s 6th generation Intel i7 processor to capture stunning 4K* video at 30 fps. Pearl-2’s hardware-accelerated encoder provides flawless H.264 encoding for maximum compatibility and performance with any video portal or player.
*Requires the 4K feature add-on
Save recordings directly to the internal 500 GB solid state drive. Easily download recordings and manage files using the Admin panel or Epiphan Live.
Fail-proof recording to the local SSD hard drive while automatically transferring recorded files to a USB drive, local server or network storage (FTP or SFTP).
Incredibly easy to use, Pearl 2’s intuitive touch screen makes switching between your 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.
Easy PiP layouts
Make PiP, side-by-side, three-quarter layouts and more for dynamic-looking visual presentations. The possibilities are endless.
Chroma key for green screens and graphics
Pearl-2’s chroma key support allows for easy green screen setups and third party titling software to include rich animations and lower thirds.
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.
Connect cameras, computers, imaging equipment, or just about anything to Pearl-2. Standard and custom resolutions up to 4096×2160 from SDI, HDMI, and USB sources are accepted, as well as network-based H.264 RTSP, NDI®, NDI|HX, and SRT sources.
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 any individual input source.
Connect to the network over Ethernet.
Mix embedded audio from you video sources with audio from professional mixers or other audio devices 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-2 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.
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-2 securely from anywhere over an Internet connection. Quickly take control of Pearl-2 for remote rescue troubleshooting; support technicians in the field; and 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-2. 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-2 encoders more easily into Crestron AV systems using the Crestron-developed Control Module for Pearl. The bulk of the coding is already 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-2 with your CMS to start using the encoder for scheduled, multi-camera VOD events, ad hoc events, and webcasting without complicated programming.
Pearl-2 supports NDI and alpha channels for broadcast quality video with low latency over Gigabit Ethernet networks. No extra HDMI or SDI cables required. Pearl-2 accepts video and audio from a wide variety of NDI enabled devices and cameras on the network. Plus it’s just as easy to share the output from Pearl-2 with other NDI devices on the network.
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.
Digital certificate management
Pearl-2 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-2 using the Admin panel.
Role-based access control and LDAP support
Login to Pearl-2 with administrator, operator, or viewer privileges. LDAP authentication support on Pearl-2 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.
HTTPS and SFTP secure data transport
Securely access the Admin panel and configure Pearl-2 over an HTTPS connection. Encrypt and send sensitive recordings from Pearl-2 to offsite SFTP servers using the Automatic File Transfer.
Pearl-2 is flexible and easy to connect to the network with auto discovery. View and reconfigure the IP address directly on Pearl-2 using the touch screen. Configure DHCP and perform network diagnostic troubleshooting from the Admin panel.
How do I control Pearl-2?
You can use Pearl-2’s touch screen display and operator-friendly Epiphan Live web control panel for simple confidence monitoring and stream/record control. And secure remote login allows you to control your Pearl-2 from just about anywhere there’s access to the Internet.
Developers can use the HTTP/HTTPS or RS-232 APIs to control Pearl-2. As well, Crestron developed a control module specifically for Pearl-2 that provides a solid base for you to build Pearl-2 in to your Crestron AV system.
How do I configure Pearl-2?
Pearl-2 is ready to use right out of the box! Plug in a source into the back of Pearl-2 and you can capture, stream and record right away! For additional configuration, use the web-based Admin panel interface.
The touch screen lets you control switching for Pearl-2’s video mixer, load saved configuration presets and perform recording or streaming control. Advanced users can use Pearl-2’s HTTP or RS-232 APIs to integrate with larger systems.
Secure remote login lets you access the web-version of the Admin panel so you can do rescue troubleshooting and channel configuration from just about anywhere there’s Internet access.
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-2 capture?
Pearl-2 can encode one Ultra HD 4K program (with two 4K sources and two HD sources) or up to six Full HD 1080p programs at a time. Within your program(s), you can use any combination of IP cameras and sources connected to Pearl-2’s HDMI, 4K HDMI, USB video, or 12G-SDI ports.
Does Pearl-2 come with HEVC/H.265 codec for 4K encoding?
No. Pearl-2 currently supports AVC video encoding (e.g. H.264 and MJPEG codecs) for encoding at all resolutions. However, Pearl-2’s processing power allows the possibility of supporting HEVC and other codecs in the future.
Can Pearl-2 capture from IP cameras?
Yes. Pearl-2 can capture from RTSP sources over a network (such as IP cameras or even other Pearl or Pearl-2 systems) at resolutions up to 1080p. See our online user guide for a list of RTSP cameras we have tested so far.
Can I plug my USB camera into Pearl-2?
Yes! The USB video ports on the back of Pearl-2 can accept video and audio from up to two USB web cameras at a time. You can change the settings on the cameras using the source controls on the admin panel, and put them in your layouts just like any other video source.
Does Pearl-2 stream to iPad, iPhone, iTouch?
Yes. Pearl-2 uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming technology to create a separate native stream for Apple iOS devices such as iPad, iPhone, and iTouch.
Does Pearl-2 stream to tablets and smartphones?
Yes. Pearl-2 supports HLS streaming. When this feature is enabled viewers can access the stream using a tablet or smartphone device. Tablet and smartphone viewers can also view other media streams depending on the device and viewing application.
Epiphan Pearl is a family of video production hardware that offers intuitive systems for live streaming, recording, and switching. Whether you need to capture lectures, medical procedures, or training sessions, Epiphan Pearl has a solution for you.
With the recent updates made to the Epiphan brand, can you expect the same quality and service from their well-known products, such as the Pearl 2, Pearl Mini, Pearl Nano or Epiphan Connect? The answer is – yes! Let's look at some of the enhancements of the Epiphan range.
PTZ cameras are not like traditional camcorders. A few can record video internally to a Micro SD card, but these are the exceptions rather than the rule. Lumens, Datavideo and the high-end Panasonic PTZ Cameras (like the AW-HE130 and AW-UE150) do not have internal recording so we must look at other options. The Panasonic AW-HE38, AW-HE40, AW-HE42, and AW-UE70 can all record HD, (the UE70 can even record in UHD). This internal recording can be very useful, but it is heavily compressed so the quality is not as good as the cameras are capable of.
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.
All Pearl-2 units manufactured after November 2022 will have a new LCD screen and a new fan that require firmware version 4.17.3 or higher. These Pearl-2 devices cannot be downgraded to previous versions. Similarly, old Pearl-2 units whose fans require repair will have the new model of fan installed. These Pearl-2 units also require firmware release 4.17.3 and cannot be downgraded to older firmware versions.
We're pleased to announce the release of firmware version 4.17 for the Pearl family of professional video encoders. The new version includes numerous bug fixes and security enhancements, as well as several useful feature updates for our YuJa customers.
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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