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 custom RTMP/RTMPS or 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 to destinations over RTMPS for greater security.
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).
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®, and NDI|HX sources.
- 2 × 12G SDI
- 2 × HDMI 1.4a
- 2 × 4K HDMI
- 2 × USB 3.0 (UVC/UAC)
- 3 × 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
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 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.
Login to your Pearl-2 securely from anywhere over an Internet connection. Quickly take control of Pearl-2 for remote rescue troubleshooting; support technicians in the field; and control recording, switching, and more.
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.
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 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
The Pearl family of encoders support 802.1x certificate authentication, RTMPS encryption of live streams, SFTP, and HTTPS for encrypted admin access. With 802.1x network security, you won’t need security policy hacks and workarounds such as MAB (MAC Authentication Bypass) to deploy Pearl-2 in your enterprise network.
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.
RTMPS live streaming benefits
Real Time Messaging Protocol Secure (RTMPS) encrypts your content before it’s streamed over a TLS/SSL connection for secure live streaming.
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.
Pearl-2 is flexible and easy to connect to the network with auto discovery. View and reconfigure the IP address directly on Pearl-2 using the touch screen. Configure DHCP and perform network diagnostic troubleshooting from the Admin panel.
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.
USB camera control
Control the contrast, brightness, saturation and more on connected USB web cameras from the Admin panel.
Convert an interlaced video input signal to a non-interlaced signal.
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.