Epiphan Pearl-2™ is the easiest way to do *4K live streaming, switching, and recording.
Manage your streaming, recording, and live switching in one place with this all-in-one video encoder and video production system.
*Requires the 4K feature add-on
Stream to viewers everywhere
Simultaneously live stream to YouTube, Facebook or 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. Integration with Kaltura and Panopto CMSs means no complicated stream URLs to set up. Just schedule your webcast event and start streaming.
Share your webcast
Locally share unicast or multicast streams to up to 50 viewers with popular streaming protocols such as HTTP, HLS, FLV, ASF, UPnP, and SAP.
Stream content securely with Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) end-to-end 256 bit AES encryption, HLS and MPEG-DASH over HTTPS, as well as Real Time Messaging Protocol Secure (RTMPS).
Leverage SRT for high-quality, low-latency video streaming
The Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol uses the latest in live streaming technology to keep your live video 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 can be purchased with the base feature-set, or with the optional 4K feature add-on.
Harness the power of Pearl-2’s 6th 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 drive
Save recordings directly to the internal 500 GB solid state drive. Easily download recordings and manage files using the Admin panel or Epiphan Live.
Automatic or manual file uploads
Fail-proof recording to the local SSD hard drive while automatically transferring recorded files to a USB drive, local server or network storage (FTP or SFTP).
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 into 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)
- An alerts system that immediately notifies you of any production issues
Switch video sources live
Incredibly easy to use, Pearl 2’s intuitive touch screen makes switching between your video sources and layouts a breeze. Or use the browser-based Epiphan Live and switch from almost anywhere using a tablet, PC, or mobile phone.
Custom layout designer
Design custom layouts like PiP with the easy drag-and-drop custom layout editor. Combine, crop, and scale video sources to make dynamic layouts. Add transparent png images, custom backgrounds, text overlays, timestamps, and more.
Easy PiP layouts
Make PiP, side-by-side, three-quarter layouts and more for dynamic-looking visual presentations. The possibilities are endless.
Chroma key for green screens and graphics
Pearl-2’s chroma key support allows for easy green screen setups and third party titling software to include rich animations and lower thirds.
Images and dynamic text
Customize the look of your event with transparent PNG images and custom backgrounds. Easily add timestamps and other dynamic text content to layouts. Create custom system variables for even more flexibility, like adding the current GPS location.
Connect cameras, computers, imaging equipment, or just about anything to Pearl-2. Standard and custom resolutions up to 4096×2160 from SDI, HDMI, and USB sources are accepted, 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 any 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
Customer success stories
See how Crestron Electronics is using Pearl-2 to reach a global audience and deliver industry-leading integrated control solutions.
See how Thomas More University is using Pearl Mini to make its video production more accessible to its students and teachers.
Learn how Markey's Rental & Staging, a full-service AV support provider, uses Pearl hardware encoders to efficiently record video from multiple rooms at large events.
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 those right away using the intuitive touch screen. Or dig into the control interface and create a truly custom video presentation experience for your viewers.
Intuitive touch screen and One Touch start
Even inexperienced operators can control recording and streaming on Pearl-2 with confidence. One Touch lets you start/stop recording and streaming with a simple tap of the screen. Conveniently monitor your inputs and switch at the same time.
Switch your live program and instantly see the results using Epiphan Live.
API and RS-232
Comprehensive HTTP/HTTPS and RS-232 APIs for third party integrations.
Web-based UI for advanced control
From the web-based Admin panel, set up your channels and recorders, select custom resolutions and streaming options, configure security features like 802.1x, monitor system health, and 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 anywhere, anytime. You can even use a touch screen monitor.
Integrate with your Crestron System
Integrate Pearl-2 encoders more easily into Crestron AV systems using the Crestron-developed Control Module for Pearl. The bulk of the coding is already done. Build upon the Crestron driver’s existing code base for secure, API control over HTTP or HTTPS.
Comprehensive CMS support including Kaltura and Panopto
Full API integrations provide an effortless lecture capture and enterprise communication setup experience. Simply register Pearl-2 with your CMS to start using the encoder for scheduled, multi-camera VOD events, ad hoc events, and webcasting without complicated programming.
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 required. Pearl-2 accepts video and audio from a wide variety of NDI enabled devices and cameras on the network. Plus 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 using the latest protocols. Pearl encoders support Secure Reliable transport (SRT) with end-to-end 256 bit AES encryptions, HLS and MPEG-DASH over HTTPS, as well as Real Time Messaging Protocol Secure (RTMPS). And enjoy worry-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 using the Admin panel.
Role-based access control and LDAP support
Login to Pearl-2 with administrator, operator, or viewer privileges. LDAP authentication support on Pearl-2 lets you define domain name (DN) groups to assign user roles in bulk so users can login with their LDAP credentials.
Get end-to-end secure streaming with up to 256 bit AES encryption using SRT or encrypt content over TLS/SSL connections using RTMPS. Use HLS and MPEG-DASH to 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 Pearl-2 to offsite SFTP servers using the Automatic File Transfer.
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 including connectivity diagnostics. These and other networking features are also available through Pearl’s web-based UI.
Quickly apply settings to your Pearl-2 with a configuration preset and reconfigure it on the fly for a consistent set up each time. You can even download a configuration preset and upload it to other Pearl-2 systems.
Adjust AV synchronization on each video input from -300 ms to 300 ms and instantly preview the results.
Custom no-signal images
Be prepared for any signal loss by setting a custom image to maintain your viewer’s engagement.
Convert an interlaced video input signal to a non-interlaced signal.
USB camera control
Control the contrast, brightness, saturation and more on connected USB web cameras from the Admin panel.
On-air status light
Connect a USB status light* and instantly see when streaming or recording is in progress. Select models from Busylight and Delcom Products supported.
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 the file into individual tracks for post-processing.
EDID compatibility built in
Pearl-2 has a robust, factory-set extended display identification data (EDID) so that the video input ports correctly emulate a monitor for the connected video input source. Custom EDIDs are supported.
Time sync (NTP, PTP, RDATE)
Use an NTP (RFC 868), RDATE, or PTP v1 (IEEE-1588-2002 V1) time server to synchronize the system time that’s used for time stamps and labeling recordings, or set the system time manually.
What’s in the box?
Pearl-2 comes with all the cables and connectors you need to combine, encode, switch and record your 4K and HD video.