Pearl Rackmount

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Pearl Rackmount

Manufacturer Epiphan Systems
Part Number Pearl Rackmount

Availability: In stock.

Ex. VAT: £5,954.00 (RRP:£5,954.95) Inc. VAT: £7,144.80
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Short Description

All the features of the Pearl designed for installation in a rack

Epiphan Pearl™ is a production video switcher with live streaming and recording

Use the built-in scaler and video mixer to create custom picture in picture layouts from up to four HD video sources. Record your videos while simultaneously streaming four 1080p video streams at 30 fps.


Capture 4 HD sources at once

With built-in support for SDI (3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI), HDMI™ or DVI and VGA, Pearl can capture just about any video source you have. Audio capture is supported over HDMI and SDI and through stereo TRS audio jacks.


Stream to viewers everywhere

Stream to local viewers using browsers or media players or use Pearl’s CDN integration to share with a large audience. You can even stream to Smart TVs and set-top boxes. Have as many as 4 different 1080p streams at 30 fps – all from one Pearl!


Switch video sources live

Pearl is a video mixer! Use the touch screen or the web UI to preview and change the live content. Changes are reflected immediately in your video stream and on displays connected to Pearl’s video output ports.


Keep your recordings safe

With up to 1 TB of storage, Pearl can hold hundreds of hours of HD recordings. You can also configure automatic file transfer to a local USB drive or to a network drive using SFTP, FTP, RSYNC, SCP or CIFS.

  Recording control is independent from streaming control – do one do or both simultaneously, your choice. Pearl also has configurable video recorders that group multiple streams together for synchronized recording.Pearl records in MP4, MOV, AVI or MPEG-TS format. You can configure how large or how long the files are before a new file starts, and you can customize the filename prefix too.

Create custom layouts

Use the web UI to arrange your video sources into custom layouts

  • Crop and resize up to 4 video sources to create completely custom layouts (including picture in picture)
  • Add images including backgrounds and transparent pngs for overlays
  • Include date, timestamping or other text

Be confident about quality

Use Pearl’s touchscreen to scroll through your channels to monitor what’s being captured, streamed and recorded. 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 set everything for you automatically, or take advantage of the web UI to configure bitrate, frame size, layouts, overlays and more!



Stream locally

Use Pearl’s built-in streaming server to share via unicast or multicast stream to up to 50 viewers. Select from live streaming formats including HTTP, FLV, ASF, MJPEG and HLS to stream video to media players and web browsers or UPnP and SAP sharing to stream to Smart TVs and set top boxes.

Stream to CDNs

Publish your live video stream to a large audience using an enterprise streaming server or CDN using RTMP or RTSP. Want to use two CDNs or stream to both a CDN and an enterprise server? No problem, duplicate the channel and publish the same stream to both places simultaneously.

Output video for local displays

Show content to front of house or send it to a larger confidence monitor with Pearl’s two video output ports. Configure to show any input source or any channel at up to 1080p.


Capture ISOs in full detail

Stream your content picture in picture, with any desired resolution, while also recording original, high quality ISOs for post-processing. For high-density solutions, we suggest using Pearl Rackmount Twin with one embedded Pearl doing streaming, and the other dedicated to recording ISOs.

CMS/LMS integration

Pearl integrates easily with content management systems (CMS) and with learning management systems (LMS) such as Blackboard, Kaltura, Mediasite and Moodle. Our customers love Pearl because it works with the systems you already have in place.

Get stunning HD video

Harness the power of Pearl’s video encoder. For maximum compatibility with video players and superb encoding performance, Pearl’s default video codec is H.264, backed with hardware-accelerated encoding. You can also choose from MPEG-4 or M-JPEG.

Crystal clear audio, fully synchronized to video

Using incoming signals over the HDMI, SDI or TRS ports, Pearl embeds high quality encoded sound into your video stream. Use the default AAC audio at 320 kbps, or select from AAC, MP3 or PCM audio with stereo or mono with bitrates up from 32 to 320 kbps and sampling at 22 to 48 kHz.


    Epiphan Pearl in the box

    What's in the Box?


  • Epiphan Pearl Rackmount
  • Power Cable
  • VGA cable
  • HDMI cable
  • SDI cable
  • DVI (male) to HDMI (female) adapter
  • Ethernet cable


Need help deciding? Compare the models

All three models have the same capture, streaming and recording capabilities. Use these lists to see the unique aspects of each system. 



  • One Pearl system
  • Rear power button
  • 1 TB HDD
  • 2 rear USB ports
  • Portable with custom carry case


Pearl Rackmount

  • One Pearl system
  • Front power button
  • 512 GB SSD
  • 2 Rear USB ports and 1 front USB port
  • 2U rackmount format with integrated power supply


*Pearl Rackmount Twin

  • (2x) 1 Independent Pearl systems
  • (2x) 1 Front power buttons
  • (2x) 1 512 GB SSDs
  • (2x) 2 Rear USB ports and 1 front USB port
  • 2U rackmount format with 2 integrated power supplies


*Pearl Rackmount Twin is comprised of two completely independent Pearl systems, therefore has double the number of every input, output and component that Pearl and Pearl Rackmount have.


Technical Specifications

Video Inputs Connectors (2) SDI
(2) HDMI / DVI1
(2) VGA 

VESA modes: 640×480 to 2048×2048 (or 2650×1600);

Custom HDMI/VGA modes.

HDMI/DVI/SDI up to 1920×1200

HD Video Format Options

3G-SDI; HD-SDI; SD-SDI; DVI single link; HDMI;

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 TRS audio (balanced or unbalanced)
SDI audio
HDMI 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, MPEG-4, 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 3840x2160
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
(1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45
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
2 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.

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