Seneca Video Capture Appliance vs Pearl Mini

Trying to decide between the Seneca Video Capture Appliance (aka Seneca Scribe) and the Epiphan Pearl Mini? Researching Seneca alternatives? You’ve come to the right place.

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How does Pearl Mini compare to Seneca Video Capture Appliance?

Pearl MiniPearl Mini
Seneca Video Capture Appliance
Seneca Video Capture Appliance
Front screen7” full color touch screen display
Video inputs2 × HDMI
1 × 3G-SDI
2 × USB
2 × RTSP/SRT/NDI-HX
Variants:
Dual HDMI, Quad HDMI, Dual SDI, Quad SDI
Video outputs1 × HDMI program2x simultaneously from:
1 × HDMI
2 × DisplayPort
Simultaneous video input useMaximum of threeMaximum of four
Encodingup to 3 × 1080p 30fps H.264up to 4 × 1080p H.264
Audio inputs2 × XLR (with 48 V phantom power)
2 × 1/4″ TRS
2 × RCA
1 × 3.5 mm
2 × USB
2 × HDMI embedded audio
1 × 3G-SDI embedded audio
Network-embedded audio inputs (RTSP, SRT, NDI-HX)
1 × 3.5 mm Mic In
Audio output ports1 × 3.5 mm1 × 3.5 mm Line Out
StorageSD card,
USB or network-attached storage
M.2 slot
1TB HDD
Recording FormatsMP4
AVI
MPEG-TS
MOV
upload VOD to Panopto only
Streaming protocolsRTMP(s) push
HLS push
SRT push
RTSP announce
MPEG-TS UDP push
MPEG-TS RTP/UDP push
RTP/UDP push
Panopto Webcast
Streaming locally / to overflow rooms
SAP MPEG-TS UDP
SAP MPEG-TS RTP/UDP
SAP RTP/UDP
HLS pull
Flash pull
MPEG-TS pull
RTSP pull
HLS
Automatic File Upload Destinations
FTP
SFTP
CIFS
RSync
AWS S3
SCP
WebDAV
USB
Panopto
Rackmount option1U form factor
API integrationsRS232 and HTTP API
via Panopto
CMS integrationsKaltura
Panopto
Yuja
Opencast
Panopto
SchedulingThrough CMS integrationvia Panopto
Security featuresLDAP support,802.1x network access control, role-based access control (user/admin/operator), HTTPS/SSL802.1x
LDAP
Platform agnostic
Layout switching
Multiple destination streaming
Flexible layout editor
Versatile inputs
Dimensions10.25 x 6.75 x 2.4″
(26.1 x 17.2 x 6 cm)
19 x 1.75 x 12.75“
(48.3 x 4.5 x 32.4 cm)
Weight3.8 lb / 1.7 kg11 lbs / 5 kg

The info in this table is current as of July 20, 2023. All info related to the Seneca Video Capture Appliance was sourced from the Seneca Video Capture Appliance product page on the Seneca website, the Seneca Video Capture Appliance user guide, and the specifications sheets for the Seneca Video Capture Appliance.

University of Rhode Island - Pearl Mini

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“No other solution really fit as well. [Pearl] was a no-brainer for us.”

Jeffrey Levesque, Senior Information Technologist at URI

Markeys success story

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“Epiphan Video devices are very reliable. They’re always there for us and constantly working.”

Matthew Okerson, Event Network Technician for Markey’s Rental & Staging