Mediasite Recorders vs Pearl Mini

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M1041 Mobile Recorder


R1020 Recorder
Front screen15.5″ touchscreen (LED backlit LCD with chemically strengthened glass, 1920×1080)
Video inputs2 × HDMI
1 × 3G-SDI
2 × USB
2 × RTSP/SRT/NDI-HX
1 × 3G-SDI
1 × HDMI / VGA / Component
1 × S-Video / Composite
USB 3.0
2x NDI
2 × HDMI
USB 3.0
2 × NDI
Video outputs1 × HDMI program1× HDMI program
1× DisplayPort program
1 × HDMI program
1 × DisplayPort program
EncodingUp to 3 × 1080p 30fps H.2643 × 1080p2 × 1080p
Audio inputs2 × XLR (with 48 V phantom power)
2 × 1/4″ TRS
2 × RCA
1 × 3.5 mm
2 × USB
2 × HDMI embedded audio
1 × 3G-SDI embedded audio
Network-embedded audio inputs (RTSP, SRT, NDI-HX)
XLR
RCA
1 × 3.5mm
XLR
RCA
1 × 3.5mm
Audio output ports1 × 3.5 mm1 × stereo 3.5 mm
1 × RCA
1 × stereo 3.5 mm
Storage1 TB internal SSD SATA storageInternal SSD120 GB Internal SSD
Rackmount option1RU (Rackmount Unit) with detachable mount wingsRack-mountable to 1U 19″ rack
CMS integrationsKaltura
Panopto
Yuja
Opencast
MediasiteMediasite
SchedulingThrough CMS integration and via Epiphan EdgeThrough Mediasite
(Supports R25/Schedule25, EMS™, Astra Schedule and Syllabus Plus)
Through Mediasite
(Supports R25/Schedule25, EMS™, Astra Schedule and Syllabus Plus)
Security featuresLDAP support, 802.1x network access control, role-based access control (user/admin/operator), HTTPS/SSLKensington Security SlotKensington Security Slot
Dimensions19 × 7.5 × 1.75″
(46.5 × 18.4 × 4.3 cm)
12.7 × 16.1 × 2.35”
(32.2 × 40.9 × 6 cm)
1.75 × 13.75 × 9″
(4.4 × 34.9 × 22.9 cm)
Weight5.3 lb / 2.4 kg11.5 lbs / 5.2 kg5 lbs

The info in this table is current as of Febuary 13, 2024. All info related to the Mediasite M1041 Mobile Recorder and Mediasite R1020 Recorder was sourced from the Mediasite Recorder product page, Recorder user guides, and the specifications sheets.

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