Rename a channel

You can change a channel's name from any of the channel configuration pages or using the custom layout editor.

Auto channels initially have the channel name Auto A and Auto B. If you manually change the video input source on the layout to something other than the automatic video source, the name of the channel changes to the name of the video input source. To revert the channel name back to the auto channel's default name, delete the channel name and leave the name field blank. When you save, Pearl-2 will automatically repopulate the name field with the default name.

Channels are created with the same name as their video source by default. When a second layout or a second video source is added to the channel, the channel name changes to Channel X, where X is the index number for the channel. To stop a channel name from automatically changing, you should assign the channel a custom name using the Admin panel.

You can include certain international characters in channel names. Pearl-2 supports common character sets for Western and Central European languages, Nordic languages, and Russian. Channel names should not include special characters, slashes, or spaces. For a complete list, see International character support.

Do not include any special currency, mathematical symbols, and other special characters such as slashes or spaces in the channel name. Pearl-2 replaces special characters with an underscore.

Rename a channel using the Admin panel

  1. Login to the Admin panel as admin, see Connect to Admin panel.
  1. From the Channels menu, select the channel and choose any of menu options for the channel. For example, select Metadata.
  2. Click on the channel name that appears at the top of the page. The text turns red.
  3. Enter the new name using alphanumeric characters. We recommend using underscores to separate words rather than using spaces.

  4. Press Enter using your keyboard to save the new name.