The Pearl Nano is a great encoder that fits nicely in a large number of live productions. While smaller and more scaled down from the Pearl Mini, the unit is tremendously customizable and compact, with a set it and forget it online UI, which is perfect for educators, corporate streaming, and houses of worship.
Epiphan creates a high volume of live production materials to educate about the encoders and streaming devices they produce. Recently, they posted a great live demo of the brand new Pearl Nano.
"Epiphan’s Pearl Nano single-channel encoder offers the ultimate blend of portability and versatility with a refined yet robust feature set that includes ingestion, encoding, HDMI pass-through, and recording. Learn how these and other features make this mighty little encoder a perfect fit for small-scale live event production and SRT contribution, and an ideal streamer/recorder add-on to a full production switcher.
CHOOSE PEARL NANO FOR SRT CONTRIBUTION, LIVE EVENT PRODUCTION, AND MORE
Directly connect professional audio and video sources and monitor your inputs on Nano’s front screen, which you can also use for basic configuration and control. Stream to any content delivery network or streaming server with modern protocols like SRT, HLS, and MPEG-DASH, and standard ones like RTMP and RTMPS. Plus, enhance your productions with a custom layout of video sources, graphics, and text overlays built by Pearl’s powerful custom layout designer."