In this hands on video review we learn just how powerful, and easy to use the Epiphan Pearl is. To quote the reviewer "Overall, this is one mean, green – well, grey, streaming and broadcasting machine. There is a ton that goes into this little box, more than I could possibly explain in a single video". We could not agree more!
The Epiphan Pearl is one badass streaming and recording machine. This small box lets you record and stream up to 4 HD sources at once, without a separate computer!
The Pearl can capture up to 4 HD sources at once from just about any video source through the SDI – that being 3G-SDI, HD-SDI or SD-SDI – HDMI, DVI or VGA compatibility. Audio can be captured through SDI, HDMI or the analog ¼” connections.
With support for live audio-video mixing via the WebUI or touch screen, this thing can handle just about anything. It can output up to 4 video streams at once at 1080p, 30 fps. It can support 60fps if you drop to 3 or fewer output streams (with two of those 3 being 60fps and the other one being 30), and can even upscale to 4K!
Streaming to local browsers, media players and smart TVs is supported, as well as any external RTMP or RTSP CDN such as YouTube, Twitch, and even educational platforms like Blackboard! The pear features hardware-accelerated encoding with H.264, and MPEG-4 and M-JPEG are also supported, with 320 kbps AAC or MP3 audio, or PCM audio, as well.
A 1TB hard drive is utilized in this machine to record as high-quality as possible local recordings of your video files. You can both stream and record simultaneously, or do just one at a time. Local recordings can be saved in MOV, AVI, or MPEG-TS containers. You can even set up automatic recording transfers to a USB drive or network storage system. read more...