Epiphan Pearl EV

Production Switcher with Live Video Recording and Streaming

Epiphan Video

Product Highlights

  • Streaming support by SRT (new!), RTMP/S, RTSP, NDI, HLS, and MPEG-DASH
  • SRT rendezvous enables high quality, low delay point to point streaming through most NAT Firewalls
  • Up to 4 1080p HD streams at 30 fps or 2 at 60 fps
  • Visual layout editor for simple creation of custom multi-view layouts
  • Lightweight and portable
Rentex No. STRPEARL | Mfr No. ESP0900

The Epiphan Pearl is a portable live production video mixer that lets you capture, switch, stream, and record video anytime, anywhere. With advanced automatic channel creation and a front panel touchscreen, setup is very simple. Simply plug in power and one or two sources to see your captured stream on the touchscreen. Connect to a network and start streaming right away.

The Pearl allows you to capture four HD sources at the same time via SDI, HDMI, and VGA inputs on the rear. You can also use optional adapter cables to capture from DVI and component sources. Audio is captured embedded in the SDI and HDMI sources and can also be captured independently via onboard stereo TRS jacks. The Pearl features a 1TB HDD, which stores approximately 300 hours of HD recordings.

With the Pearl you can record your videos while simultaneously outputting up to four 1080p streams at 30 fps, or two 1080p streams at 60 fps. You can also output a single Ultra HD 4K (3840 x 2160) stream at lower frame rates.

The multi-featured front panel touchscreen display can be used for live switching, confidence monitoring, quick configuration, system information, recording control, and streaming control. It can also display a VU meter with quasi-peak metering. In addition to the touchscreen display, two Mini DisplayPort connectors are also available for local video output with audio for confidence monitoring.

Video Input 2 x SDI 2 x HDMI (DVI support via optional adapter cable) 2 x VGA (component support via optional adapter cable)
Resolutions VESA Modes: 640 x 480 to 2048 x 2048 (or 2650 x 1600) Custom HDMI/VGA modes HDMI/DVI/SDI up to 1920 x 1200
HD Video Format Options 3G/HD/SD-SDI DVI single link HDMI RGB plus separate HSync and VSync signals RGB plus CSYNC signal RGB with Sync-on-Green synchronization
Audio Input 2 x 1/4″ TRS L/R audio (balanced or unbalanced) SDI audio HDMI audio
Video Display Output 2 x Mini DisplayPort with audio, for local video display or larger confidence monitoring
Audio Output 3.5 mm Mini audio jack for audio monitoring with speakers or headphones
Built-In Display Front touchscreen display for live switching, monitoring, quick configuration, system information, and recording control
Video Switching Layout switching during live streaming and recording using the touchscreen or the web UI
Video Codecs H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG
Video Bit Rates 100 to 9,999 Kb/s
Keyframe Intervals Programmable
Sampling 4:2:0
Monitoring Output Frame Size Configurable up to 3840 x 2160
Streaming Frame Rates Capacity for four simultaneous 1080p output streams at 30 fps, or two at 60 fps 4K frame sizes can be output at lower frame rates per output stream
Audio Codecs Stereo or Mono: MP3 at 64-192 Kb/s bit rate and 22/44/48 kHz frequencies PCM at 22/44/48 kHz frequencies AAC at 64-192 Kb/s bit rate and 16/22/44/48 kHz frequencies
Network Interface 1 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45
Streams FLV, ASF, MJPEG, MPEG-TS RTSP over TCP/UDP 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
Internal Storage 1 TB 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 two USB 2.0 ports
Network Storage FTP server and FTP client capabilities (automatic and manual) SFTP/SCP/RSYNC/CIFS synchronization
Playback and Recorded Formats Download recorded videos (AVI, MP4, MOV, or MPEG-TS) using the web UI, and play back through any compatible player
Administration Web UI for full administration On-screen display and mobile UI for monitoring and simple administration
API Integration Included API for integration into existing environments (via HTTP or RS-232) RS-232 API integration requires optional USB to RS-232 adapter
Time Synchronization NTP, TIME (RFC 868), PTP v1 (IEEE-1588-2002 V1)
Dimensions 10.6 x 3.2 x 7.4″ (27.0 x 8.2 x 19.0 cm)
Weight 3.4 lb (1.5 kg)


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