Since the release of firmware 3.17.0 for Pearl and the initial firmware build for Pearl-2, we’ve received lots of positive feedback from customers that we’d like to share regarding our web-based control panel—Epiphan Live.
offer extensive powerful and versatility in their feature sets, including 4K live streaming, recording, switching, multi-encoding, custom program layouts and much more. Epiphan Live is here to help consolidate these valuable features in a tablet-friendly format to ensure smooth operation for professional-quality live productions.
Here’s how it helps—based on customer feedback and our own experiences.
Customized confidence monitoring
When you first navigate to Epiphan Live, you’re presented with a series of monitoring panels on the top half of the page, and a list of inputs, outputs and channels on the bottom half.
Epiphan Live Dashboard (upper portion showing confidence monitoring panels)
Each of these 12 possible monitoring panels can be customized to display your sources, channels, outputs and even Pearl/Pearl-2 system information. Customers like how they can visually see everything all in one place to ensure their live production is running smoothly. Is the camera pointing to the correct location? Are the outputs configured properly? Confidence monitoring panels help answer these types of questions with a single glance.
Epiphan Live Dashboard (lower half showing list of inputs, outputs, programs and recorders)
The list of inputs, outputs and channels on the lower portion of the page shows a little more detail. Each item is color-coded according to connectivity status and, when clicked, display small visual thumbnails with accompanying frame size and frame rate information. Audio inputs even display small dBU meters to not only ensure audio is being received from your microphones, but helps ensure the levels stay within optimal range. Epiphan Live offers customize, yet simple confidence monitoring while also providing the flexibility to display more detail if required.
Personally, I like using this features to create an interface that is unique to me, with all my panels put to use showing my sources and system information. I like to know everything that’s going on, but other people I know prefer using a more minimalist approach to confidence monitoring—and that’s OK too! [Continue Reading..]