Epiphan Pearl-2 Rackmount Video Production Device (2 RU)

Epiphan SKU: ESP1151
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The Pearl-2 Rackmount Video Production Device from Epiphan is a production video mixer that lets you create visually appealing live video programs by combining, encoding, switching, and recording up to six video sources and two audio sources. Simple to use with a web-based portal for initial configuration, you get a drag and drop interface to create completely customizable layouts for your live stream. You can choose to keep Pearl-2's default encoding settings, or customize them to meet your exact needs. Control the video recorder and video switcher capabilities via the touchscreen or the tablet-friendly Epiphan Live interface. It features a 2 RU rackmount server with all the same functionality as the portable Pearl-2, but designed for installation and operation in a rack.

Key Features
  • Reliable, simple live streaming with Pearl-2's integrated live video production workflow
  • Designed for installation in a rack
  • Works with video sources from SD to 4K (separate add-on required for 4K)
  • Connect up to six sources at once to encode and stream one 4K Ultra HD program, or up to six 1080p Full HD programs
  • Use any combination of your video sources connected to the HDMI, 4K HDMI, or 12G-SDI video input ports, or from IP cameras over your network
  • Sixth generation Intel i7 processor
  • Use the touchscreen 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
  • Simultaneously live stream to YouTube, Facebook, and any other CDN or video portal
  • Use the built-in streaming server to stream locally to web browsers, smart TVs, and set-top boxes
  • Control your streaming and recording from any mobile device or computer on your local network
  • 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
  • Design your own custom layouts, including picture-in-picture, by using the drag and drop editor in Pearl-2’s web-based Admin panel
  • Combine, crop, and scale up to six video sources
  • Customize the video source completely with backgrounds, overlay images, text, and timestamping
  • Hold hundreds of hours of HD recordings on the 512GB solid-state hard drive
  • Configure automatic file transfer to a networked storage or local USB drive via USB 3.0, to ensure your files are always protected
  • Connect your headphones and monitor audio using the front-mounted 3.5mm audio jack and on-screen VU meter
  • Send the content to a larger confidence monitor with Pearl-2’s two 4K HDMI video output ports
  • 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
  • Publish your live video stream to a large audience using an enterprise streaming server or CDN using RTMP or RTSP
  • Supported CDNs including Facebook Live, YouTube, Wowza, Livestream, Akamai, Ustream, and more
  • Stream your final program output, in any desired resolution, while also recording high quality ISOs for post-processing
  • Integrates easily with content management systems (CMS) and with learning management systems (LMS) such as Blackboard, Kaltura, Mediasite, and Moodle

Epiphan Pearl-2 Specs

Video Inputs
Connectors 2 x 12G-SDI
2 x HDMI / DVI
2 x 4K HDMI / DVI
2 x USB Video
Network Inputs RTSP Sources over IP (e.g. IP Cameras, or Channels from Pearl or Pearl-2 Systems)
Resolutions Supported Up to 4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K)
HD Video Format Options 4K HDMI, HDMI
DVI Single-Link (Through Adapter)
Audio Input
Connectors 2 x XLR, Stereo
1 x RCA, Stereo
2 x SDI, Embedded Audio
4 x HDMI, Embedded Audio
2 x USB Web Camera
Analog Audio XLR Maximum Signal: 12.3 V (RMS), +24 dBu
RCA Signal: - 10 dBV
Video Output
Connectors 2 x 4K HDMI, with Audio for Local Video Display or Larger Confidence Monitoring
Built-In Display Front Touchscreen Display Used for System Information, Confidence Monitoring, Simple Configuration, and Recording Control
Audio Output
Aux 3.5 mm Mini-Jack Line-In Front-Mounted Jack for Confidence Monitoring
Built-In Display Front Touchscreen Display for Live Switching, Confidence Monitoring, Quick Configuration, System Information, Recording Control, and Streaming Control
Video Codecs H.264, Motion JPEG
Video Bit Rates 1 to 20 Mb/s
Key Frame Intervals Programmable
Color Resolution 4:2:0
Output Frame Size Configurable up to 4096 x 2160
Program Encoded:
2 x Simultaneous 1080p60 Programs (With up to Six HD Sources)
6 x Simultaneous 1080p30 Programs (With up to Six HD Sources)
1 x UHD 4K Program at 30 fps (With up to two 4K and two HD Sources)
Audio Encoder
Audio Codecs MP3: 64-320 kb/s
22/44/48 kHz

PCM: 22/44/48 kHz

AAC: 64-320 kb/s
16/22/44/48 kHz
Network Interface
Connector 1 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45
Streams MPEG-TS and FLV
Publish to Streaming Server/CDN (RTSP, RTMP, RTMPS)
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
Network Security 802.1x EAP Methods: PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS
Video and Audio
Internal Storage 512 GB SSD
Automatically Removes Oldest Recordings from Internal Storage as Space is Required
File Maintenance through Admin Panel (Web Interface)
Local Storage 3 x USB 3.0 Ports for Automatic/Manual Copy to Local USB Drives
Network Storage FTP Server and FTP Client Capabilities (Automatic/Manual)
Playback and Recorded Formats Download Recorded Videos (AVI, MOV, MP4, or MPEG-TS) Using Admin Panel; Play Back Through Compatible Player
Administration Admin Panel for Full Administration
On-Screen Display and Mobile UI for Confidence Monitoring and Simple Administration/Control
Multiple User Accounts/Passwords
Included API for Integration into Existing Environments (via HTTP/HTTPS or RS-232)
Time Synchronization NTP, TIME (RFC 868), PTP v1 (IEEE-1588-2002 v1)
Power Consumption 0.8 A, 100 to 240 VAC
Dimensions 19.6 x 3.5 x 10.9" / 49.7 x 8.9 x 27.7 cm
Weight 12.1 lb / 5.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 19.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.5 x 14.9 x 9.4"

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