Epiphan Pearl Technical Specifications

**Pearl Rackmount Twin is comprised of two independent Pearl systems; each system is comprised of the items listed below.
Video Inputs Connectors (2) SDI
(2) HDMI™ / DVI1(2)
VGA(1)
USB video
Resolutions HDMI/DVI/SDI/USB up to 1920×1200
Custom HDMI/VGA modes
VESA modes: 640×480 to 2048×2048 (or 2650×1600)
HD Video Format Options 3G-SDI; HD-SDI; SD-SDI; DVI single link; HDMI; USB video
VGA: R, G, B plus separate HSync and VSync signals; R, G, B plus CSYNC signal; R, G, B with Sync-on-Green synchronization
Audio Input Connectors (2) ¼” left/right balanced TRS audio
SDI, HDMI, USB audio
Video Display Screen Video confidence monitoring through on-board touch screen
Video Output Ports Connectors (2) Mini DisplayPort with audio for local video display or larger confidence monitoring
Audio Output Connectors 3.5 mm audio jack for audio confidence monitoring with speakers or headphones
Built-in Display Front touch screen display for live switching, confidence monitoring, quick configuration, system information and recording control
Video Switching Layout switching during live streaming and recording using the touch screen or the web UI
Video Encoding Video Codecs H.264, Motion JPEG
Video Bit Rates 100 – 9,999 kbit/sec
Key Frame Intervals Programmable
Color Resolution 4:2:0
Output Frame Size Configurable up to 3840×2160
Frame Rates (per output stream) Capacity for four simultaneous 1080p output streams at 30 fps, or two at 60 fps. 4K frame size at a lower frame rate.
Audio Encoding Audio Codecs
(stereo or mono)
Encoder Bitrate Sample Frequencies
MP3 64-192kbps 22 kHz, 44 kHz, 48 kHz
PCM 22 kHz, 44 kHz, 48 kHz
AAC 64-192kbps 16 kHz, 22 kHz, 44 kHz, 48 kHz
Network Interfaces Connector (1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45
Streams FLV, ASF, MPEG-TS,
RTSP over TCP/UDP
Publish to Streaming Server / CDN (RTMP, RTSP)
HLS – Native Apple HTTP stream for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
Multicast Streams RTP, MPEG-TS & RTP and MPEG-TS over UDP
Network Discovery / Announce UPnP, SAP
Video/Audio Recording and File Management Internal Storage Portable model: 1 TB HDD
Rackmount models: 512 GB SSD
Automatically removes oldest recordings from internal storage as space is required.
File maintenance through admin interface (Web UI)
Local Storage Automatic or manual copy to local USB drives via the 2 rear-mounted USB 2.0 ports (rackmount models have an additional front-mounted USB 2.0 port)
Network Storage FTP server and FTP client capabilities (automatic and manual)
SFTP, SCP, RSYNC and CIFS synchronization
Playback and Recorded Formats Download recorded videos (AVI, MP4, MOV or MPEG-TS) using the Web UI and playback through any compatible player.
Administration Web UI for full administration. On-screen display and mobile UI for confidence monitoring and simple administration.
API Integration Included API for integration into existing environments (executed via HTTP or RS-232). RS-232 API integration requires a USB to RS-232 adapter (not included).
Time Synchronization NTP, TIME (RFC 868), PTP v1 (IEEE-1588-2002 V1)
Product Dimensions Pearl: 10⅝” x 3¼” x 7⅜” (270 mm x 82 mm x 187 mm)
Pearl Rackmount: 19⅝” x 3½” x 10⅝” (498 mm x 89 mm x 270 mm)
Pearl Rackmount Twin: 19⅝” x 3½” x 10⅝” (498 mm x 89 mm x 270 mm)
Product Weight Pearl: 3.4 lbs (1.54kg)
Pearl Rackmount: 12.1 lbs (5.5 kg)
Pearl Rackmount Twin: 14.6 lbs (6.6 kg)
Country of Origin Made in North America (Canada)
1Using HDMI port, with the supplied adapter
2A portion of the hard drive space (approximately 100 MB) is reserved for system use. Recording space can be virtually unlimited with offload to networked storage.

A rear panel view of Epiphan Pearl live production switcher