Pearl has been discontinued.

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Get all the features of Pearl plus 12G SDI, XLR pro audio, optional 4K HDMI add on, and the capacity for 6 simultaneous 1080p channels with Pearl-2

Epiphan Pearl™ is a production video switcher with live streaming and recording.

Use the built-in scaler and video mixer to create custom picture in picture layouts from up to four HD video sources including web cams and IP cameras. Record your videos while simultaneously streaming four 1080p video streams at 30 fps.

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Epiphan Pearl - For portable live production. Includes a hard-shell carrying case.

For portable live production. Includes a hard-shell carrying case.

Epiphan Pearl Rackmount - All the same features of Pearl, designed for installation in a rack.

All the same features of Pearl, designed for installation in a rack.

This product is discontinued.

Epiphan Pearl Rackmount Twin - Two completely independent Pearl systems for high density rack installation.

Two completely independent Pearl systems for high density rack installation.

This product is discontinued.

All three models have the same capture, streaming and recording capabilities. Use these lists to see the unique aspects of each system. For full technical specifications, see our tech specs.


  • One Pearl system
  • Rear power button
  • 1 TB HDD
  • 2 rear USB ports
  • Portable with custom carry case

Pearl Rackmount

  • One Pearl system
  • Front power button
  • 512 GB SSD
  • 2 Rear USB ports and 1 front USB port
  • 2U rackmount format with integrated power supply

*Pearl Rackmount Twin

  • (2x) 1 Independent Pearl systems
  • (2x) 1 Front power buttons
  • (2x) 1 512 GB SSDs
  • (2x) 2 Rear USB ports and 1 front USB port
  • 2U rackmount format with 2 integrated power supplies

*Pearl Rackmount Twin is comprised of two completely independent Pearl systems, therefore has double the number of every input, output and component that Pearl and Pearl Rackmount have.

Capture 4 HD sources

Capture 4 HD sources at once

With built-in support for SDI (3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI), HDMI™, DVI, USB video, and VGA, Pearl can capture just about any video source you have. Audio capture is supported over HDMI and SDI and through stereo TRS audio jacks.

Video inputs

USB webcam support

Web cameras now supported!

Connect your USB webcam to the back of Pearl and control the settings though the Web UI!

Stream to viewers everywhere

Stream to local viewers using browsers or media players or use Pearl’s multi-publishing CDN integration to share with a large audience. You can even stream to Smart TVs and set-top boxes, and have multiple different 1080p streams at 30 fps – all from one Pearl!

Stream to viewers everywhere

Live Switching with Pearl

Switch video sources live

Pearl is a video mixer! Use the touch screen or the web UI to preview and change the live content. Changes are reflected immediately in your video stream and on displays connected to Pearl’s video output ports.

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Monitoring and switching made easy

Epiphan Live provides a simplified user experience for monitoring and live-switching your event. Use it to control your streaming and recording from any mobile device or computer on your local network.

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Keep your recordings safe

With up to 1 TB of storage, Pearl can hold hundreds of hours of HD recordings. You can also configure automatic file transfer to a local USB drive or to a network drive using SFTP, FTP, RSYNC, SCP or CIFS.

300 hours recording time

Pearl storage options

Recording control is independent from streaming control – do one do or both simultaneously, your choice. Pearl also has configurable video recorders that group multiple streams together for synchronized recording.

Pearl records in MP4, MOV, AVI or MPEG-TS format. You can configure how large or how long the files are before a new file starts, and you can customize the filename prefix too.

Create custom layouts

Use the web UI to arrange your video sources into custom layouts

  • Crop and resize up to 4 video sources to create completely custom layouts (including picture in picture)
  • Add images including backgrounds and transparent pngs for overlays
  • Include date, timestamping or other text
  • Add a 720 p chroma key source such as a title

Crop and resize your sources

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Be confident about quality

Use Pearl’s touch screen to scroll through your channels to monitor what’s being captured, streamed and recorded. Monitor audio using the front-mounted 3.5 mm audio jack and on-screen VU meter.

Plug and play, or tweak to perfection

Plug and play, or tweak to perfection

Let Pearl set everything for you automatically, or take advantage of the web UI to configure bitrate, frame size, layouts, overlays and more! NEW! – Start and stop streaming and recording from the touch screen with the new One Touch button.

Stream locally

Use Pearl’s built-in streaming server to share via unicast or multicast stream to up to 50 viewers. Select from live streaming formats including HTTP, FLV, ASF, MJPEG and HLS to stream video to media players and web browsers or UPnP and SAP sharing to stream to Smart TVs and set top boxes.


Use UPnP or SAP to stream to local SmartTVs or set top boxes

Stream to CDNs

Multi-Publish your live video stream to a large audience using an enterprise streaming server or CDN using RTMP or RTSP. Want to use two CDNs or stream to both a CDN and an enterprise server? No problem, just click to add a new stream, and you’ll publish the same video to both places simultaneously.


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Output video for local displays

Show content to front of house or send it to a larger confidence monitor with Pearl’s two video output ports. Configure to show any input source or any channel at up to 1080p.

Capture ISOs in full detail

Stream your content picture in picture, with any desired resolution, while also recording original, high quality ISOs for post-processing. For high-density solutions, we suggest using Pearl Rackmount Twin with one embedded Pearl doing streaming, and the other dedicated to recording ISOs.

Read more about ISO recording with Pearl Rackmount Twin!

Capture ISOs in full detail

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CMS/LMS integration

Pearl integrates easily with content management systems (CMS) and with learning management systems (LMS) such as Blackboard, Kaltura, Mediasite and Moodle. Our customers love Pearl because it works with the systems you already have in place.

Get stunning HD video

Harness the power of Pearl’s video encoder. For maximum compatibility with video players and superb encoding performance, Pearl’s default video codec is H.264, backed with hardware-accelerated encoding. You can also choose from MPEG-4 or M-JPEG.

Crystal clear audio, fully synchronized to video

Using incoming signals over the HDMI, SDI or TRS ports, Pearl embeds high quality encoded sound into your video stream. Use the default AAC audio at 320 kbps, or select from AAC, MP3 or PCM audio with stereo or mono with bitrates up from 32 to 320 kbps and sampling at 22 to 48 kHz.

Pearl can travel in style…or stay put

The portable version of Pearl comes with a lightweight, hard-shell custom carry case to protect it while traveling. This version also has an optional rack-mount tray to secure it to a portable or fixed server rack.

The rackmount versions of Pearl are designed from the ground-up for rack installation and include integrated power supplies and front-mounted USB ports for easier access.

Epiphan Pearl live production studio with included hard shell case