Pearl – the recommended video capture and streaming solution for Crestron® AV Systems
Simplify video capture by integrating Pearl hardware encoders into Crestron-controlled classrooms, lecture halls, medical imaging labs, or boardrooms. Capture, stream, and record in stunning HD with Pearl Mini or Pearl Nano video production systems, or up to 4K with Pearl-2.
Crestron developed an approved driver specifically for Pearl encoders. With the bulk of the coding done for you, it’s easy to build a Pearl into your Crestron AV system. For further customizations, use Pearl’s HTTP/HTTPS and RS-232 APIs.
Recommended replacement for Capture HD®
As recommended by Crestron, Pearl makes an excellent replacement for the depricated Crestron CAPTURE-HD recorder.
Connect and capture any video source
The Pearl family of encoders offer flexibility and choice of multimedia sources. Capture high-definition video from HDMI, SDI, and USB sources, computers, document cameras, digital microscopes, and whiteboards. Plus you can connect RTSP and NDI sources over Gigabit Ethernet using the existing CAT5e infrastructure.
Designed for Pro audio
Mix embedded audio from SDI, HDMI, or USB video sources with audio from XLR microphones and professional mixers with individual input gain controls.
The Pearl family
All-in-one systems for switching, streaming, and recording.
Live stream presentations to multiple CDNs using custom RTMP/RTMPS, RTSP over TCP/UDP, MPEG-TS, and FLV. Multicast live training directly to viewers on the local network using MPEG-TS UDP, MPEG-TS RTP/UDP, or RTP/UDP.
Flexible recording and file management
Capture H.264 video in up to 4K with the Pearl-2. Configurable bitrates up to 50 Mbps and video scaling are supported. Record directly to Pearl’s local storage, and instantly upload recordings to a variety of remote servers. Choose from FTP, SFTP, SCP, AWS S3 client, WebDAV and RSync servers. Plus full Kaltura and Panopto integration provides a hands-off experience uploading recordings to those CMSs.
IT friendly and secure
Easy out-of-the-box network setup with DHCP and static IP support. Authentication is simplified with built-in LDAP support. IT friendly 802.1x security compliance eliminates network hacks or MAB (MAC Authentication Bypass). All you need is the 802.1x network access method and a current security certificate or password. Pearl encoders identify themselves as trusted devices on the network.
Robust CMS integration
Pearl encoders are fully integrated with popular CMSs Panopto and Kaltura, providing even more opportunities to simplify your integration.