The easiest solution for 4K* live streaming, switching, and recording
Pearl-2™ is a video switcher, recorder, streamer, splitter, and scaler all in one. With six video inputs and four for XLR professional audio, 4K streaming and recording, NDI support, chroma keying, and much more, Pearl-2 brings the pro features and processing power required for the most demanding live events.
*Requires the 4K feature add-on
Reach viewers everywhere
Simultaneously live stream to YouTube, Facebook, and 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.
Deep integration with Kaltura and Panopto video platforms means no complicated stream URLs to set up. Just schedule your webcast events or start streaming right from Pearl-2’s built-in touch screen.
Share your webcasts
Locally share unicast or multicast streams to up to 50 viewers with popular streaming protocols like HTTP, HLS, FLV, ASF, UPnP, and SAP.
Use SRT end-to-end 256-bit AES encryption, HLS and MPEG-DASH over HTTPS, or RTMPS for secure content streaming.
Use SRT for high-quality, low-latency video streaming
The Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol uses the latest in live streaming technology to keep your productions looking great. Add a remote guest or contributor over SRT to bring professional-quality sources into your Pearl-powered productions.
Choose the model that suits your needs. Each model is available with the base feature set or the optional 4K add-on.
“Epiphan Pearl has been a game-changer in our customer offering.”
Glenn Fraser, Video Engineering Specialist at Freeman
Record in 4K*
Harness the power of Pearl-2’s sixth-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
Internal 500 GB SSD
Save recordings directly to the internal 500 GB SSD. Easily download recordings and manage files through the Admin panel or Epiphan Live interface.
Automatic or manual file uploads
Record to the local SSD while automatically transferring files to a USB drive, local server, or network-attached storage device (FTP or SFTP) for fail-proof recording, or transfer files manually.
Control and monitor Pearl-2 in the cloud
Epiphan Cloud™ centralizes the configuration and monitoring of multiple Pearl-2 systems and any other Epiphan hardware you own. Remotely log in to and manage Epiphan devices with a host of time-saving features and tools including:
- Cloud-based configuration and monitoring
- Convenient batch actions (e.g., multi-device firmware upgrades)
- Real-time alerting of any production issues
Switch video sources live
Pearl-2’s built-in touch screen makes it easy to switch between your video sources and layouts during live productions. Alternatively, use the browser-based Epiphan Live interface to switch sources from almost anywhere using a desktop, laptop, or mobile device.
Create professional custom layouts
Pearl-2’s powerful yet easy-to-use layout editor makes it possible to combine, crop, and scale video sources to create dynamic, professional-quality layouts.
Easy PiP layouts
Make picture-in-picture, side-by-side, three-quarter, and other layouts for a dynamic and polished presentation.
Chroma key for green screens and graphics
With Pearl-2’s chroma key support, easily use green screen setups for background replacement and third-party titling software to bring rich animations and lower thirds into your productions.
Images and dynamic text
Customize the look and feel of your event with transparent PNG images, a static or dynamic background, timestamps, text overlays, and other elements. Define custom system variables for even more flexibility, like adding current GPS coordinates.
Pearl-2 tech specs
You can connect just about anything to Pearl-2 – cameras, computers, imaging equipment, and more. Pearl-2 accepts standard and custom resolutions up to 4096×2160 from SDI, HDMI, and USB sources, as well as network-based H.264 RTSP, NDI®, NDI|HX®, and SRT sources.
- 2 × 12G SDI
- 2 × HDMI 1.4a
- 2 × 4K HDMI
- 2 × USB 3.0 (UVC/UAC)
- NDI / NDI|HX
- RTSP (H.264)
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 an individual input source.
- 2 × HDMI
- NDI, RTSP, SRT
Connect to the network over Ethernet.
- 1 × 10/100/1000 Ethernet port (RJ45)
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.
- 4 × XLR pro line level (+4.0 dBu) up to 12.3 VRMS, +24 dBu (balanced/unbalanced, mono or two L/R stereo pairs)
- 1 × RCA consumer line level -10 dBV (L/R stereo pair)
Connect headphones to the front-mounted 3.5 mm audio jack and monitor audio levels with on-screen VU meters.
- 1 × 3.5 mm audio jack
Plug and play or tweak to perfection
Pearl-2 is ready to use out of the box. Connect video sources directly to the HDMI inputs and start recording right away using the intuitive touch screen, or dig into the Admin panel and create a truly custom video experience for your viewers.
Intuitive touch screen and one-touch streaming/recording
Pearl-2’s built-in touch screen and the intuitive touch-screen UI simplify streaming and recording so even inexperienced operators can control the system with confidence. One-touch functionality lets you start or stop recording and streaming with a tap of the screen, and from the touch screen you can monitor your sources and switch at the same time.
Simple, intuitive, and mobile friendly, Epiphan Live makes it easy to control live video productions. Monitor sources and access channel and system information, control streaming and recording, switch between custom layouts, and more.
API and RS-232
Pearl-2 features comprehensive HTTP/HTTPS and RS-232 APIs for third-party integrations.
Web-based UI for advanced control
The web-based Admin panel is where you can access all the configuration options Pearl-2 has to offer. Set up your channels and recorders, select custom resolutions and streaming options, configure security features like 802.1x, and much more.
Local Admin panel
No need to bring along a laptop to configure Pearl-2. Connect a USB mouse, keyboard, and HDMI monitor for easy Admin panel access. You can even use a touch screen monitor for added ease.
Integrate with your Crestron System
Integrate Pearl-2 hardware encoders more easily into Crestron AV systems with the Crestron-developed Control Module for Pearl encoders. The bulk of the coding is done for you. Build upon the Crestron driver’s existing code base for secure, API control over HTTP or HTTPS.
Deep Kaltura and Panopto CMS integrations
Full API integrations streamline lecture capture and enterprise communication workflows. Simply register Pearl-2 with Kaltura or Panopto to start using the encoder for scheduled, multi-camera VOD events, ad hoc events, and webcasting – no complex programming required.
NDI® and NDI|HX for network video production
Pearl-2 supports NDI and alpha channels for broadcast-quality video with low-latency over Gigabit Ethernet networks. No extra HDMI or SDI cables are required.
The system accepts video and audio from a wide variety of NDI-enabled devices and cameras on the network, and it’s just as easy to share the output from Pearl-2 with other NDI devices on the network.
Secure live streaming and control
Stream securely with the latest protocols. Pearl hardware encoders support SRT with end-to-end 256-bit AES encryption, HLS and MPEG-DASH over HTTPS, and RTMPS. Enjoy a hassle-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 via the Admin panel.
Role-based access control and LDAP support
Log in to Pearl-2 with administrator, operator, or viewer privileges. LDAP authentication support lets you define domain name (DN) groups to assign user roles in bulk to let users log in with their LDAP credentials.
Get end-to-end secure streaming with up to 256-bit AES encryption using SRT, encrypt content over TLS/SSL connections with RTMPS, or use HLS and MPEG-DASH for 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 the system to offsite SFTP servers with Automatic File Upload.
Take the “work” out of your network setup and configuration with Pearl-2’s auto-discovery feature and built-in touch screen. The touch screen lets you view and reconfigure your IP address right from the device and offers quick access to helpful networking tools like connectivity diagnostics. You can also access these and other networking features through Pearl’s web-based UI.
A host of other convenient features help make Pearl-2 the ultimate all-in-one video production system.
Quickly apply settings to Pearl-2 and reconfigure on the fly for a consistent setup every time. You can even download a configuration preset and upload it to another Pearl-2 system.
Adjust AV synchronization on each video input from -300 ms to 300 ms and instantly preview the results.
Custom no-signal images
Prepare for signal loss by setting a custom image to keep viewers engaged.
Convert an interlaced video input signal to a non-interlaced signal.
USB camera control
Control the contrast, brightness, saturation, and other settings of connected USB webcams from Pearl’s Admin panel.
On-air status light
Connect a USB status light* to signal when streaming or recording is underway.
Record multiple channels in a single, multi-track file and ensure recordings start and stop at the same time. The built-in synchronization tool lets you split files into individual tracks for post-processing.
Built-in EDID compatibility
Pearl-2 features a robust, factory-set Extended Display Identification Data (EDID), ensuring video input ports correctly emulate a monitor for the connected source. The system also supports custom EDIDs.
Use an NTP (RFC 868), RDATE, or PTP v1 (IEEE-1588-2002 V1) server to synchronize the time the system uses for timestamps and labelling recordings, or set the system time manually.
*User supplied. Select models from Busylight and Delcom Products are supported.
What’s in the box?
Pearl-2 comes with all the cables and connectors you need to combine, encode, switch, and record 4K and HD video.