Reliable, simple live streaming with Pearl-2, the all-in-one rack-mount system for live video switching, streaming and recording in HD and 4K.
All the same features of Pearl-2, designed for installation in a rack.
Live streaming and recording the easy way, the Pearl 2 can be purchased with the base feature-set, or with the optional 4K feature add-on.
Reliable, simple live streaming with Pearl-2’s integrated live video production workflow. Manage your streaming, recording and live switching in one place with this all in one video encoder and video production system. With option's to extend your units warranty to 3 year with Epiphan's support plans
Capture 6 video sources at once
Pearl-2 works with video sources from SD to 4K. Connect up to six sources at once to encode and stream one 4K Ultra HD program (Requires the 4K feature add-on)
Stunning 4K video (licensed feature)
Harness the power of Pearl-2’s 6th generation Intel i7 processor to capture stunning 4K video at 30 fps. Pearl-2’s hardware-accelerated encoder provides flawless H.264 encoding for maximum compatibility and performance with any video portal or player.
Login to your Pearl-2 from anywhere using a secure Internet connection. Take fast-action control of Pearl-2 for remote rescue troubleshooting, support technicians in the field, control recording, switching, and more using secure remote login.
Custom layout designer – now with chroma key!
Design your own custom layouts, including picture in picture, using the drag-and-drop editor in Pearl-2’s web-based Admin panel. Combine, crop and scale up to 6 video sources. Customize it completely with backgrounds, overlay images, text, and timestamping. Chroma key support for green screens and third party titling software to include rich animations and lower thirds.
Stream to viewers everywhere
Simultaneously live stream to YouTube, Facebook and any other CDN or video portal. At the same time, use the built-in streaming server to stream locally to web browsers, smart TVs and set-top boxes.
Switch video sources live
Use the touch screen or Epiphan Live to preview and change the live content in your video programs. See changes immediately in your live video stream and on displays connected to Pearl-2’s 4K HDMI video output ports.
Monitoring and switching made easy with Epiphan Live
Simple to use monitoring and live switching between sources or layouts using Epiphan Live, a control interface designed for touch screen devices. Control your streaming and recording from any mobile device or computer on your local network.
Pro audio support
Capture embedded HDMI and SDI audio or use the XLR/RCA ports for professional level audio from mixing consoles and sound equipment. Built-in attenuation and gain adjustment mean you get perfect sound fidelity.
Keep your recordings safe
Hold hundreds of hours of HD recordings on the 512 GB solid state hard-drive. Configure automatic file transfer to a local USB drive with USB 3.0 file transfer speed or to networked storage to ensure your files are always protected.
Output video to local displays
Show content to front of house or send it to a larger confidence monitor with Pearl-2’s two 4K HDMI video output ports. Configure to share any input source or switched program output.
Single person operation
Control and monitor your live video production with Pearl-2’s touch screen. With a touch of the finger, turn on streaming, recording or switch the layout in the live stream. Connect your headphones and monitor audio using the front-mounted 3.5 mm audio jack and on-screen VU meter.
Plug and play, or tweak to perfection
Let Pearl-2 set everything for you automatically or use the web-based Admin panel to configure bitrate, frame size, layouts and more!
Use Pearl-2’s built-in streaming server to share via unicast or multicast stream to up to 50 viewers with popular streaming protocols such as HTTP, HLS, FLV, ASF, UPnP and SAP.
Stream to CDNs
Publish your live video stream to a large audience using an enterprise streaming server or CDN using RTMP or RTSP. Image: Supported CDNs including Facebook Live, Youtube, Wowza, Livestream, Akamai, Ustream and others.
Capture ISOs in full detail
Stream your final program output, in any desired resolution, while also recording high quality ISOs for post-processing.
Pearl-2 integrates easily with content management systems (CMS) and with learning management systems (LMS) such as Blackboard, Kaltura, Mediasite and Moodle. Our customers love Pearl-2 because it works with the systems you already have in place.
|Video inputs||Connectors||(2) 12G SDI
(2) HDMI™ / DVI <1>
(2) 4K HDMI2 / DVI <1>
(2) USB video (webcameras)
|Network inputs||RTSP sources over IP (e.g. IP cameras or channels from Pearl or Pearl-2 systems)|
|Resolutions||Nearly any input resolution up to 4096×2160 (including SD, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K UHD and 4K DCI)|
|HD video format options||4K HDMI2, HDMI, 3G-SDI; 6G-SDI; 12G-SDI; 4K-SDI<2>; HD-SDI; SD-SDI; USB video; DVI single link (through an adapter)|
|Audio input||Connectors (line level, accept balanced or unbalanced signals)||(2) Stereo XLR
(1) Stereo RCA
(2) SDI audio <3>
(4) HDMI audio
(2) USB audio
|Analog audio sensitivity||XLR Max signal: 12.3 V (RMS), (+24 dBu)
RCA signal level: -10 dBV
|Video output||Connectors||(2) 4K HDMI<2> out with audio for local video display or larger confidence monitoring|
|Built-in display||Front touch screen display used for system information, confidence monitoring, simple configuration and recording control|
|Audio output||3.5 mm audio||Front-mounted jack for confidence monitoring|
|Built-in display||Front touch screen display for live switching, confidence monitoring, quick configuration, system information, recording control and streaming control|
|Video encoding||Video codecs||H.264, Motion JPEG|
|Video bit rates||1 – 20 Mb/s|
|Key frame intervals||Programmable|
|Output frame size||Configurable up to 4096×2160 1|
|Encoded programs||2 simultaneous 1080p programs at 60 fps (with up to 6 HD sources)
6 simultaneous 1080p programs at 30 fps (with up to 6 HD sources)
1 4K <2> UHD program at 30 fps (with up to two 4K and two HD sources)1
|Audio encoding||Audio codecs||Encoder||Bitrate||Sample frequencies|
|MP3||64-320 kbps||22 kHz, 44 kHz, 48 kHz|
|PCM||–||22 kHz, 44 kHz, 48 kHz|
|AAC||64-320 kbps||16 kHz, 22 kHz, 44 kHz, 48 kHz|
|IP network interfaces||Connector||(1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45|
|Streams||MPEG-TS, FLV, and ASF|
|RTSP over TCP/UDP|
|Multi-Publish to Streaming Server / CDN (RTSP, RTMP)|
|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 <4>||512 GB SSD|
|Automatically removes oldest recordings from internal storage as space is required.|
|File maintenance through Admin panel (web interface)|
|Local storage||Automatic or manual copy to local USB drives via the (3) USB 3.0 ports|
|Network storage||FTP server and FTP client capabilities (automatic and manual)|
|Playback and recorded formats||Download recorded videos (AVI, MOV, MP4 or MPEG-TS) using the Admin panel and playback through any compatible player.|
|Administration||Admin panel for full administration. On-screen display and mobile UI for confidence monitoring and simple administration and control.|
|Multiple user accounts/passwords.|
|Included API for integration into existing environments (executed via HTTP or RS-232).|
|Time synchronization||NTP, TIME (RFC 868), PTP v1 (IEEE-1588-2002 V1)|
|Product dimensions||19 ⅛" x 3½" x 10 ⅞" (485 mm x 89 mm x 276 mm) - dimensions include mounting tabs|
|Product weight||12.1 lbs (5.5 kg)|
<2>Requires the 4K feature add on
<3>SD-SDI audio is not supported
<4>A 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.