What is Pearl-2?

Pearl-2 is a versatile live video production device that's a video encoder, video streamer, live switcher, and video recorder all in one. Pearl-2 comes in three models.

Pearl-2 Rackmount
Pearl-2 Rackmount Twin
A small, silent, portable system that comes with a hard-shell carry case. A 2U rackmount system with all the same functionality as the portable Pearl-2, but designed for installation and operation in a rack. A high density 2U rack mount variation that contains two complete (and independent) Pearl-2 systems.

With Pearl-2, you can capture, record, and stream from computer monitors, radar displays, or almost or anything with a wide variety of supported video input signals, including:

  • SDI (up to 12G)
  • HDMI™
  • HDMI 4K4K
  • DVI-I (single link)
  • USB
  • SRT and RTSP
  • NDI® and NDI|HX (Alpha channel supported)

Capture audio from XLR, RCA, USB, SDI, HDMI, and network sources (SRT, NDI, and RTSP).

Simultaneously capture up to six full HD video sources or up to four 4K sources if you have the 4K feature add on installed. You can create up to five simultaneous channels for live switching, or a single 4K channel. Have separate ISOs or create custom layouts with multiple video sources and picture in picture. You can do all that with Pearl-2.

Stream to Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) worldwide using modern protocols SRT, HLS, and MPEG-DASH. At the same time, you can stream to other destinations using RTMP/RTMPS, RSTP, or NDI. Even multicast directly to viewers on your LAN so they can watch the live channel broadcast using a web browser or media player on smart devices connected to the same private network as Pearl-2.

Download recordings using your web browser, or set Pearl-2 to automatically upload recorded files directly to a network server using FTP, RSYNC, CIFS, WebDav, and more. Pearl-2 is also fully integrated with Kaltura and Panopto Content Management Systems (CMSs) and can be registered as a video remote recorder resource for seamless lecture capture plus user authentication directly from Pearl-2's touch screen.

Network security compliance with 802.1x protocols, passwords, and certificate authentication means an easier setup for IT friendly live streaming over enterprise networks. Pearl-2 is HTTPS enabled for secure administration and control over the LAN, and supports secure live streaming protocols like SRT with AES encryption and RTMPS.

Pearl-2 does not capture from HDCP encrypted sources.