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Dynamic live event: All-in-one live streaming, recording, and switching Pearl Play
Running a live event can be daunting. Sure, setting up simple live streaming and recording using Pearl (or Pearl-2) is easy. The two, built-in auto channels makes setup a breeze. But today’s audiences want quality programming. So let’s turn a simple production into a dynamic live event including live switching between multiple video sources and fully-customized layouts.
This second installment in the Pearl Play series is about taking your live event to the next level. Turn it in to a dynamic live event using Pearl (or Pearl-2) as your all-in-one live streaming, recording, and switching solution.
One touch control of recording and streaming can be done from the touch screen on Pearl, a laptop using the admin panel, or using Epiphan Live. Pearl actually has a number of different recording options, like saving your recordings to the solid state hard-drive on Pearl or to a network server. There are even options to set up automatic file transfers to a local USB drive or networked storage, if that fits your workflow. Great for back ups! Plus you can record each of your isolated (ISO) video channels separately at the same time you record your streaming channel.