Pearl family: Pearl-2 and Pearl Mini

Everything you need for enterprise live streaming – all in the box.

Epiphan Pearl-2 and Pearl Mini are the easiest video encoder and all-in-one video production systems for live event production, lecture capture, corporate communications, training, and much more.

All-in-one design

The ultimate system for maximum versatility with multi-encoding, multi-streaming, recording, custom layouts, switching, and more – all in the box.

Pearl Mini - All-in-one design

Pearl Mini

Pearl Mini

Connect up to three sources at once to encode and stream three 1080p Full HD programs.

Supports: HDMI, SDI, DVI



Connect up to 6 sources at once to encode and stream one 4K* Ultra HD program or up to six 1080p Full HD programs.

Supports: HDMI, 4K HDMI, 12G SDI, USB, IP cameras

Professional live streaming and recording. For everyone.

Live event production

Create engaging custom layouts with live switching and multi-stream your event to multiple platforms simultaneously, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook Live, and many others.

Enterprise communication

Stream and record large meetings, internal training sessions, marketing events, and more. With full CMS integration, there’s no need to manually set up streaming. Recording is as simple as pressing a button on the touch screen.

Lecture capture in higher education

Combine Pearl with popular CMS platforms (such as Kaltura and Panopto) to easily control lecture recording and manage scheduled recording events using the Pearl touch screen or mobile tablet interface.

…and more!

Pearl is a popular choice for live streaming in UX lab testing, church streaming, healthcare video, e-sports live events, government video, and more.

Everything you want in a live streaming hardware encoder



Encode with confidence. Pearl is built and tested to be robust and free of technical failure.



Tackle any live video production challenge with Pearl’s broad featureset and hardware options.

Simple to use

Simple to use

Set up quickly and control video using the Pearl touch screen or mobile tablet interface.



Create engaging live streamed and recorded programs in resolutions up to 4K* (*for Pearl-2 with 4K add-on).

The Evolution of Pearl

Customize your layouts to perfection

Design your own custom layouts, including picture in picture and image overlays, using the drag-and-drop editor in Pearl’s web-based Admin panel. Combine, crop, and scale your video sources. Add overlay images, text, timestamping, chroma key, and more.

Switch video sources live

Live switching at your fingertips

Incredibly easy to use, Pearl’s makes switching between your connected sources or layouts a breeze. Or use the web-based Epiphan Live to do switching from your phone or tablet.

Stream to almost any platform

Simultaneously live stream to YouTube, Facebook or any other content delivery network or content management system. At the same time, use the built-in streaming server to stream locally to web browsers, smart TVs, and set-top boxes.


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Seamless CMS integration

Pearl integrates easily with content management systems (CMS) and with learning management systems (LMS) such as Blackboard, Kaltura, Mediasite and Moodle.

Remote login

Remote login

Login to your Pearl securely from anywhere over an Internet connection. Quickly take control of Pearl for remote rescue troubleshooting, field-technician support, recording management, switching, and more.

IT friendly

IT-friendly installation

Pearl is network-security compliant with 802.1x support, RTMPS encryption for secure live streaming, SFTP, and HTTPS data encryption. No headaches for your IT staff.

Seamless integration with the Crestron Control Module

The Crestron video Control Module makes it very simple for developers and system integrators to design any Pearl family product into Crestron systems.

Crestron integration

IT friendly and network security compliant

The Pearl family video encoders offer a network secure, 802.1x compliant video capture solution that’s a great fit for corporations and institutions looking for better content security. Captured video can be recorded, streamed anywhere, or automatically uploaded to any CDN, CMS, or local server.

Technical specifications

Pearl MiniPearl Mini
Video inputs2 × HDMI™
1 × 3G SDI
2 × 4K HDMI
2 × HDMI
2 × 12G SDI
2 × USB
Audio inputs2 × XLR/TRS
1 × 3.5mm
1 × RCA
2 × XLR (stereo)
1 × Stereo RCA
RTSP inputsNoYes
Resolution supportUp to 1080p (Full HD)Up to 2160p (4K)
Encoded programs3 × 1080p 30 fps2 × 1080p 60 fps
6 × 1080p 30 fps
1 × 4K 30 fps
Removable storageYes, SD cardNo
Hard driveNoYes, 512 GB SSD
Additional modelsNoPearl-2 Rackmount  Pearl-2 Rackmount

Pearl-2 Rackmount Twin  Pearl-2 Rackmount Twin
Size10.25” × 6.75” × 2.375” (261 mm × 172 mm × 60 mm)Pearl-2:
11.8″ × 9.5″ × 3.5″ (300mm × 240mm × 90mm)

Pearl-2 Rackmount:
19.1” × 3.5” × 10.9” (485 mm × 89 mm × 276 mm)

Pearl-2 Rackmount Twin:
19.1” × 3.5” × 10.9” (485 mm × 89 mm × 276 mm)
Weight3.8 lb (1.7 kg)Pearl-2: 8.4 lb (3.8 kg)

Pearl-2 Rackmount: 12.1 lb (5.5 kg)

Pearl-2 Rackmount Twin: 14.6 lb (6.6 kg)

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