EPIPHAN PEARL 2


Simplify your live

video production

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Epiphan Pearl 2 Base
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VideoGuys Part # (SKU): EPIPEARL2
MFR Part # (MPN): ESP1150
Epiphan Pearl 2 is an all-in-one system for live video switching, streaming and recording in HD with option to add 4K.

Epiphan Pearl 2 is the easiest way to do 4K live streaming, switching, and recording.

Manage your streaming, recording, and live switching in one place with this all-in-one video encoder and video production system.


Simplify Your Live Video Production

4K Recording

Harness the power of Pearl 2’s 6th generation Intel i7 processor to capture stunning 4K video at 30 fps. Pearl-2’s hardware-accelerated encoder provides flawless H.264 encoding for maximum compatibility and performance with any video portal or player.

Switch video sources live

Incredibly easy to use, Pearl 2’s intuitive touch screen makes switching between your video sources and layouts a breeze. Or use the browser-based Epiphan Live and switch from almost anywhere using a tablet, PC, or mobile phone.

Custom layout designer

Design custom layouts like PiP with the easy drag-and-drop custom layout editor. Combine, crop, and scale video sources to make dynamic layouts. Add transparent png images, custom backgrounds, text overlays, timestamps, and more.

Control and monitor Pearl-2 in the cloud

Epiphan Cloud centralizes the configuration and monitoring of multiple Pearl 2 systems and any other Epiphan hardware you own. Remotely log into and manage Epiphan devices with a host of time-saving features and tools including:


Learn more about the Epiphan Pearl 2

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Epiphan Pearl-2™ ESP-1150 is the easiest way to do 4K live streaming, switching and recording.

Reliable, simple live streaming with Pearl-2’s integrated live video production workflow. Manage your streaming, recording and live switching in one place with this all in one video encoder and video production system.


  • Three live video mixer models
  • Stream 6 HD sources at 30 frames per second
  • CDN and streaming server support
  • Arrange your sources into layouts
  • Add custom branding
  • Switch between layouts while streaming

FEATURES

Capture 6 video sources at once
Pearl-2 works with video sources from SD to 4K. Connect up to six sources at once to encode and stream one 4K Ultra HD program or up to six 1080p Full HD programs. Use any combination of your video sources connected to the HDMI, 4K HDMI or 12G SDI video input ports, or from IP cameras over your network.

Stunning 4K video
Harness the power of Pearl-2’s 6th generation Intel i7 processor to capture stunning 4K video at 30 fps. Pearl-2’s hardware-accelerated encoder provides flawless H.264 encoding for maximum compatibility and performance with any video portal or player.

Switch video sources live
Use the touch screen or Epiphan Live to preview and change the live content in your video programs. See changes immediately in your live video stream and on displays connected to Pearl-2’s 4K HDMI video output ports.

Stream to viewers everywhere
Simultaneously live stream to YouTube, Facebook and any other CDN or video portal. At the same time, use the built-in streaming server to stream locally to web browsers, smart TVs and set-top boxes.

Epiphan Live: Monitoring and switching made easy
Simple to use monitoring and live switching between sources or layouts using Epiphan Live, a control interface designed for touch screen devices. Control your streaming and recording from any mobile device or computer on your local network.

Pro audio support
Capture embedded HDMI and SDI audio or use the XLR/RCA ports for professional level audio from mixing consoles and sound equipment. Built-in attenuation and gain adjustment mean you get perfect sound fidelity.

Custom layout builder
Design your own custom layouts including picture in picture using the drag-and-drop editor in Pearl-2’s web-based Admin panel. Combine, crop and scale up to 6 video sources. Customize it completely with backgrounds, overlay images, text and timestamping.

Keep your recordings safe
Hold hundreds of hours of HD recordings on the 512 GB solid state hard-drive. Configure automatic file transfer to a local USB drive with USB 3.0 file transfer speed or to networked storage to ensure your files are always protected.

Single person operation
Control and monitor your live video production with Pearl-2’s touch screen. With a touch of the finger, turn on streaming, recording or switch the layout in the live stream. Connect your headphones and monitor audio using the front-mounted 3.5 mm audio jack and on-screen VU meter.

Plug and play, or tweak to perfection
Let Pearl-2 set everything for you automatically or use the web-based Admin panel to configure bitrate, frame size, layouts and more!

Output video to local displays
Show content to front of house or send it to a larger confidence monitor with Pearl-2’s two 4K HDMI video output ports. Configure to share any input source or switched program output.

Stream locally
Use Pearl-2’s built-in streaming server to share via unicast or multicast stream to up to 50 viewers with popular streaming protocols such as HTTP, HLS, FLV, ASF, UPnP and SAP.

Stream to CDNs
Publish your live video stream to a large audience using an enterprise streaming server or CDN using RTMP or RTSP. Image: Supported CDNs including Facebook Live, Youtube, Wowza, Livestream, Akamai, Ustream and others.

Capture ISOs in full detail
Stream your final program output, in any desired resolution, while also recording high quality ISOs for post-processing.

CMS/LMS integration
Pearl-2 integrates easily with content management systems (CMS) and with learning management systems (LMS) such as Blackboard, Kaltura, Mediasite and Moodle. Our customers love Pearl-2 because it works with the systems you already have in place.

Use Pearl-2 anywhere
Comes with a very rugged, hard-shell custom carry case to protect it while traveling.

NDI® and NDI|HX for network video production
Pearl-2 supports NDI and alpha channels for broadcast quality video with low latency over Gigabit Ethernet networks. No extra HDMI or SDI cables required. Pearl-2 accepts video and audio from a wide variety of NDI enabled devices and cameras on the network. Plus it’s just as easy to share the output from Pearl-2 with other NDI devices on the network.

About Pearl 2 4K feature Add-on

Pearl-2 is sold as a base model and uses add-ons to activate extra features. With the base model, you can create up to six 1080p Full HD video programs at 30 fps. The 4K feature add-on gives you 4K encoding and streaming capabilities. With this add-on activated you can create a 4K program comprised of up to 2 4K inputs and 2 HD or IP camera inputs.

Add-on details:

HD INPUTS 4K INPUTS OUTPUT PORTS HARDWARE SCALING
Pearl2 Base 6 × HD 2 × HDMI
Pearl2 with 4K feature 4 × 4K + 2 × HD 2 × HDMI 4K 4K to 1080p

Video Inputs 

Local video inputs:
(2) 12G SDI
(2) HDMI™ 1.4a1 / DVI2
(2) 4K HDMI™ 1.4a (UHD/DCI)3 / DVI2
(2) USB 3.0 (UVC) - rear panel
Video over Ethernet5:
RTSP4
NDI, or NDI|HX6 (Alpha channel support)
SRT (push)6
Connectors (4) HDMI type A (female)
(2) BNC (female)
(2) USB-A (female) - rear panel
(1) RJ-45
Aspect ratios:
3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 16:10, and custom aspect ratios
Standard resolutions:
PAL, PAL wide, NTSC, NTSC wide
Input resolution range: 640×480 to 4096×2160
Frame rate: Up to 60 fps7
Video input color spaces: HDMI: RGB 4:4:4, YCRCB 4:2:2, YCRCB 4:4:4
SDI: RGB 4:4:4, YCRCB 4:2:2
Deinterlacing: Yes
Maximum cable length for SDI: 300 ft
Maximum cable length for USB 3.0: 6 ft

 

Audio Inputs

Analog audio inputs: (4) XLR pro line level (+4.0 dBu) up to 12.3 VRMS, +24 dBu (balanced/unbalanced, mono or two L/R stereo pairs)
(1) RCA consumer line level -10 dBV (L/R stereo pair)
Connectors: (4) XLR (female)
(2) RCA (female)
Digital audio inputs9: (2) SDI8
(4) HDMI
(3) USB (rear panel)
(6) RTSP (from RTSP input over Ethernet)
(3) NDI (from NDI input over Ethernet)
(6) SRT (from SRT input over Ethernet)
Connectors: (2) SDI (female)
(4) HDMI (female)
(2) USB (female) - rear panel
(1) RJ-45 (female)
Audio gain control: 0 dB to +30 dB
Audio mute: Yes
Configurable audio delay: -300 ms to +300 ms

 

 

Video Processing

Video output color space: 4:2:0, 8 bits per color
Video codec:
H.264/AVC (ITU H.264, ISO/IEC 14496-10) 4:2:0, 8 bit color
- Encoding profile: High, Main, Baseline
- Profile levels: 3.0, 3.1,3.2,4.0,4.1, 5.1
Motion JPEG
NDI
NDI|HX
Bitrate: 1 to 50 Mbps (selectable)
Bitrate control: Constant
Hardware accelerated video encoding: Optional
Video scaling: Software and hardware
Chroma keying: Upstream/downstream keying
Key frames: 1/2 s, and 1 s up to 5 s in 1 second intervals

 

Audio Processing

Compression:
MP3, AAC, and PCM
Sampling rate:
MP3: 22 kHz, 44 kHz, 48 kHz
AAC: 16 kHz, 22 kHz, 44 kHz, 48 kHz
PCM: 22 kHz, 44 kHz, 48 kHz
Bitrate:
64 to 320 kbps (MP3 and AAC)

 

Video Output

Signal types:
(1) HDMI 2.0 (port 1)
(1) HDMI 1.4a (port 2)
(6) H.264/AVC digital video over Ethernet
(2) NDI (unicast)
(6) RTSP
(6) SRT (push)
(6) HLS (push)
(6) MPEG-DASH (push)
Connectors:
(2) HDMI
(1) RJ-45 (female)
Streaming protocols:
MPEG-TS and FLV
RTSP over TCP/UDP
SRT (push) over UDP
HLS (push) over HTTP/HTTPS
MPEG-DASH (push) over HTTP/HTTPS
Multi-Publish to Streaming Server / CDN (SRT, RTSP, RTMP, RTMPS)
HLS (pull) - Native Apple HTTP/HTTPS stream for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
Multicast streams: RTP, MPEG-TS & RTP, and MPEG-TS over UDP
UPnP and SAP
Resolution ranges: Recorded: 480p to 2160p
Streamed: H.264: 480p to 2160p
NDI streamed: 480p to 1080p
HDMI output ports: 480p to 2160p
Frame rate: Up to 60 fps
Formats:
H.264/AVC (ITU H.264, ISO/IEC 14496-10) 4:2:0, 8 bit color
- Encoding profile: High, Main, Baseline
- Profile levels: 3.0, 3.1,3.2,4.0,4.1
Motion JPEG
NDI
Network traffic shaping (multicast streams):
4 Mbps to 95 Mbps (configurable)

 

 

Audio Output 

Analog audio output: (1) 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack - front panel
Digital audio outputs: RTSP, SRT. and NDI audio over Ethernet
HLS and MPEG-DASH audio over HTTP/HTTPS
HDMI audio (embedded)

 

Monitor & Control

Touch screen: 4.3 inch touch screen monitor (built in) resolution: 800x480
USB keyboard:
Connect a standard USB keyboard (optional)
USB status light: Connect a single USB status light (optional), supported models:
-Kuando BusyLight models: UC Alpha and UC Omega
-Delcom Products USB HID single color and multi-color signal indicators

 

Recording & Storage

Record formats: AVI, MOV, MP4, and MPEG-TS
Upload image formats:
JPEG, PNG
Internal hard drive: 512 GB SSD10
File transfer protocols:
FTP, SFTP, SCP, AWS S3 client, and WebDAV client RSync
Network file share protocols: CIFS/SMB
File system for USB storage: FAT16, FAT32, XFS, EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, NTFS
External USB ports: (1) USB 3.0 - front panel
(2) USB 3.0 (UAV/UAC) - rear panel
Bitrate: Up to 50 Mbps

 

Communication 

USB standards:
USB 1.1, USB 2.0, and USB 3.0
HDCP compliant
Serial port:
(1) Bidirectional RS-232 (female)
Serial port protocols:
Data bits: 7 or 8 (default)
Stop bits: 1
Parity: None
Flow control: None, Hardware or Software
Serial port baud rate:
19200 bps
Ethernet host port:
(1) RJ-45 (female)
Ethernet data rate:
10/100/1000 Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
Maximum Transmission Unit:
68 to 1500 MTU (configurable)
Protocols:
DHCP, TLS 1.2, LDAP, mDNS, UPnP, SAP, RTP, MPEG-TS & RTP and MPEG-TS/UDP, 802.1x, EAPOL, EAP-TTLS, EAP-TLS, PEAP, HTTP, HTTPS, NTP, PTP, FTP, SFTP, SCP
AWS S3
Network discovery/Announce:
UPnP, SAP

 

 

Network Security

802.1x EAP methods: PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS

 

 

Administration & Control

Admin panel: Local web UI for full administration. On-screen display and mobile UI for confidence monitoring, administration, and control.

Local Admin panel access using a USB mouse, keyboard, and monitor connected directly to Pearl-2 with built-in virtual keyboard and touch-screen monitor support.
Epiphan Live:
Local web-based UI to easily control streaming, recording, and switching.
Secure access:
Multiple user accounts and passwords.
HTTPS for secure Admin panel and Epiphan Live access, as well as local network access to the live channel broadcast.
Remote access:
Remote login for rescue troubleshooting and control.
Cloud versions of the Admin panel and Epiphan Live available for Internet access.
API:
Yes (HTTP/HTTPS or RS-232)
Crestron driver:
Yes
See https://applicationmarket.crestron.com/epiphan/

 

Integrations

Content Management Systems: Kaltura
Panopto
Cloud-based video production:
AV Studio

 

General 

Power supply: Internal: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Power use: 0.8 A, 100-240 VAC
Operating temperature: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° Celsius)
Cooling: Fan air flow: Bottom front to back
Enclosure:
Metal
Form factor:
Portable desktop model
19" rack mountable model
19" Rackmount Twin model
Dimensions ( W × D × H ): Pearl-2: 11.81″ × 9.45″ × 3.54″ (300mm × 240mm × 90mm)
Pearl-2 Rackmount: 19 ⅛" × 3½" × 10 ⅞" (485 mm × 89 mm × 276 mm) - dimensions include mounting tabs
Pearl-2 Rackmount Twin: 19 ⅛" × 3½" × 10 ⅞" (485 mm × 89 mm × 276 mm) - dimensions include mounting tabs
Weight:
Pearl-2: 8.38 lbs (3.8 kg)
Pearl-2 Rackmount: 12.1 lbs (5.5 kg)
Pearl-2 Rackmount Twin: 14.6 lbs (6.6 kg)
Regulatory compliance: FCC compliance: Part 15
CE compliance:
Directive 2014/30/EU - Electromagnetic Compatibility
Directive 2014/35/EU - Low Voltage Directive
Directive 2011/65/EU - RoHS

 

Pearl-2 comes with all the cables and connectors you need to combine, encode, switch and record your 4K and HD video.


  • Epiphan Pearl-2
  • Ethernet cable
  • Power cable (region specific)
  • SDI cable
  • HDMI cable
  • DVI (female) to HDMI (male) adapter
  • Hard shell carrying case
  • Quick Starter Guide
  • Get the Pearl 2 4K addon to add 4K to your device. Sold separately.

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