Compare Professional Streaming and Recording Systems from Epiphan

Epiphan delivers a wide range of streaming and recording systems (also knows as encoders) which offer a balance between function and portability. Options range from lightweight portable units to scalable rack mounted solutions. Deciding which system meets your needs comes down to the input sources, storage capacity, resolutions and interfaces it supports. Refer to the table below to learn about what sets our recording and streaming solutions apart.

Epiphan Video's VGADVI Broadcaster Epiphan Video's VGADVI RecorderEpiphan Video's Lecture Recorder x2

VGADVI Broadcaster
VGADVI Recorder
Lecture Recorder x2

Epiphan Video's PearlEpiphan Pearl
Pearl Rackmount
Pearl Rackmount Twin1
Pearl-2, a 4K live video production system from Epiphan VideoPearl-2
Pearl-2 Rackmount
Pearl-2 Rackmount Twin1
Form Factor
Portable ✓ (1 model) ✓ (1 model)
Rackmountable ✓ (2 models)  ✓ (2 models)
Inputs (Video and Audio)
SDI 2 2 (12G SDI)
HDMI™ 2 2 + 2 4K
DVI-I/DVI-D 1
S-Video 1
VGA 2
3.5 mm audio 1
TRS 1/4″ audio 4
XLR” audio 4
RCA audio 2
Supported Input Signals2 (out of the box)
VGA
DVI
HDMI
4K HDMI
SDI
12G SDI
S-Video
Composite
1Pearl Rackmount Twin is comprised of two completely independent Pearl systems, therefore has double the number of every input. Pearl-2 Rackmount Twin is comprised of two independent Pearl-2 systems.
2Nearly any input including component, scart, displayport, HDBaseT and Thunderbolt is supportted when used with external adapters / converters.
Capture Resolution and Frame rates3
640×480 2 @ 30 fps 4 @ 60 fps 6 @ 60 fps
1024×768 1 @ 60 fps 4 @ 30 fps 6 @ 30 fps
1920×1080 1 @ 25 fps 4 @ 30 fps 6 @ 30 fps
2048×2048 2 @ 10 fps 2 @ 30 fps
(4K UHD) 3640×2160 1 @ 30 fps
(4K DCI) 4096×2160 1 @ 30 fps
3We support many different resolutions and frame rates, custom timings and more. Actual performance depends on overall system load from other operations.
Epiphan Video's VGADVI Broadcaster Epiphan Video's VGADVI RecorderEpiphan Video's Lecture Recorder x2

VGADVI Broadcaster
VGADVI Recorder
Lecture Recorder x2

Epiphan Video's PearlEpiphan Pearl
Pearl Rackmount
Pearl Rackmount Twin1
Pearl-2, a 4K live video production system from Epiphan VideoPearl-2
Pearl-2 Rackmount
Pearl-2 Rackmount Twin1
Encode
Video layouts, PnP, branding Pre-defined Custom Custom
Multiple video layouts
Maximum output resolution HD (1920 x 1200) 4K (3840 x 2160) 4K (3840 x 2160)
Multi-encoding
Stream
Embedded streaming server
• Number of live streams
✓3 ✓50+ ✓50+
Stream to CDN or Enterprise streaming servers Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Network discovery (UPnP & SAP)
Record
Record directly to USB VGADVI Recorder only
Copy recordings to USB
Local recording capacity 8 GB to 32 GB (Depending on model) 1 TB
512 GB (Rackmount)
512 GB
Copy to network (NAS)
Act as FTP Server
Features / Supported Functions:
Live video switching
Touch screen
Audio monitoring jack
Embedded video/audio splitters
Video program output port 2 (DisplayPort) 2 (4K HDMI)
Video source cropping
Transparent PNG overlays
VGADVI Broadcaster
$US 1,600.00

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VGADVI Recorder
$US 2,500.00

Lecture Recorder ×2
$US 1,999.00

Epiphan Pearl

Pearl-2

4 Encoders have pass-throughs.
5Custom local channels only.

 

Learn more about Epiphan’s streaming and recording systems including what they are, how they work, and when you would use these products to help you with your live streaming and recording needs.