Pearl Mini or Pearl 2? Which is Right For You?

Many questions are asked when it comes to the Epiphan Pearl Family of encoders. Like what are the inputs? Outputs? What resolution do they use? Can we use a green screen?

Videoguys has a solution!

Chart comparing the Pearl Mini, Pearl 2, and the Pearl 2 Rackmount Twin
Chart comparing the Pearl Mini, Pearl 2, and the Pearl 2 Rackmount Twin

Videoguys has broken down the differences between the Pearl Mini, Pearl 2, and even the Pearl 2 Rackmount Twin to help clarify what best suits the user.

Here's a breakdown:

Pearl Mini:

Pearl Mini
Pearl Mini
  • Video
    • 2 - HDMI
    • 1 - 3G SDI
    • 1 - USB
  • Audio
    • 2 - XLR/TRS
    • 1 - 3.5mm
    • 1 - RCA
  • Video over Ethernet
    • RTSP
  • Resolution
    • 1080p (full HD)
  • Chroma Key
    • No
  • Encoder Programs
    • 3 - 1080p 30fps
  • Storage
    • SD Card

Also check out this Webinar / Live Demo on the Pearl Mini!

Pearl 2

Pearl 2
Pearl 2
  • Video
    • 2 - 4K HDMI
    • 2 - HDMI
    • 2 - 12G SDI
    • 2 - USB
  • Audio
    • 2 - XLR (STEREO)
    • 1 - Stereo RCA
  • Video over Ethernet
    • RTSP & NDI
  • Resolution
    • 4K
  • Chroma Key
    • Yes
  • Encoder Programs
    • 2 - 1080p 60fps
    • 6 - 1080p 30fps
    • 1 - 4K 30fps
  • Storage
    • 512 GB SSD

Pearl 2 Rackmount Twin

Pearl 2 Rackmount Twin
Pearl 2 Rackmount Twin
  • Video Inputs
    • 4 - 4K HDMI
    • 4 - HDMI
    • 4 - 12G SDI
    • 4 - USB
  • Audio Inputs
    • 4 - XLR
    • 2 - Stereo RCA
  • Video Over Ethernet
    • RTSP & NDI
  • Resolution
    • 4K
  • Chroma Key
    • Yes
  • Encoding Programs
    • 4 - 1080p 60fps
    • 12 - 1080p 30fps
    • 2 - 4K 30fps
  • Storage
    • 1,025 GB SSD

Learn more about Epiphan here!

Check out Videoguys' Interview with Epiphan at NAB NY 2019

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