Epiphan Pearl-2 NON 4K

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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.

*Requires the 4K feature add-on

Pearl-2 diagram


Stream to viewers everywhere

Stream to viewers everywhere

Simultaneously live stream to YouTube, Facebook or other content delivery networks and content management systems using SRT, HLS, MPEG-DASH, custom RTMP/RTMPS, and RTSP. At the same time, use the built-in streaming server to stream locally to web browsers, smart TVs, and set-top boxes. Integration with Kaltura and Panopto CMSs means no complicated stream URLs to set up. Just schedule your webcast event and start streaming.

Share your webcast

Locally share unicast or multicast streams to up to 50 viewers with popular streaming protocols such as HTTP, HLS, FLV, ASF, UPnP, and SAP.

Secure streaming

Stream content securely with Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) end-to-end 256 bit AES encryption, HLS and MPEG-DASH over HTTPS, as well as Real Time Messaging Protocol Secure (RTMPS).


Leverage SRT for high-quality, low-latency video streaming

The Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol uses the latest in live streaming technology to keep your live video productions looking great. Add a remote guest or contributor over SRT to bring professional-quality sources into your Pearl-powered productions.

SRT certified


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.

*Requires the 4K feature add-on

Internal 500 GB SSD drive

Save recordings directly to the internal 500 GB solid state drive. Easily download recordings and manage files using the Admin panel or Epiphan Live.

Automatic or manual file uploads

Fail-proof recording to the local SSD hard drive while automatically transferring recorded files to a USB drive, local server or network storage (FTP or SFTP).


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.

Epiphan Live


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.

Text overlay tool


Easy PiP layouts

Make PiP, side-by-side, three-quarter layouts and more for dynamic-looking visual presentations. The possibilities are endless.

Chroma key for green screens and graphics

Pearl-2’s chroma key support allows for easy green screen setups and third party titling software to include rich animations and lower thirds.

Images and dynamic text

Customize the look of your event with transparent PNG images and custom backgrounds. Easily add timestamps and other dynamic text content to layouts. Create custom system variables for even more flexibility, like adding the current GPS location.

Pearl-2 rear image

Video inputs

Connect cameras, computers, imaging equipment, or just about anything to Pearl-2. Standard and custom resolutions up to 4096×2160 from SDI, HDMI, and USB sources are accepted, as well as network-based H.264 RTSP, NDI®, NDI|HX, and SRT sources.

  • 2 × 12G SDI
  • 2 × HDMI 1.4a
  • 2 × 4K HDMI
  • 2 × USB 3.0 (UVC/UAC)
  • NDI / NDI|HX
  • SRT
  • RTSP (H.264)

Video output

Send an HDMI feed of your switched program to projectors for front-of-house presentations, display walls, or monitors for confidence monitoring. Share the program output or any individual input source.

  • 2 × HDMI


Connect to the network over Ethernet.

  • 1 × 10/100/1000 Ethernet port (RJ45)

Audio inputs

Mix embedded audio from you video sources with audio from professional mixers or other audio devices with individual input gain controls. Confidently monitor audio levels with on-screen VU meters and headphones.

  • 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)

Audio output

Connect headphones to the front-mounted 3.5 mm audio jack and monitor audio levels with on-screen VU meters.

  • 1 × 3.5 mm audio jack

Plug and play, or tweak to perfection

Pearl-2 is ready to use out of the box. Connect video sources directly to the HDMI inputs and start recording those right away using the intuitive touch screen. Or dig into the control interface and create a truly custom video presentation experience for your viewers.

Pearl-2 at the Hackt Temple

Intuitive touch screen and One Touch start

Even inexperienced operators can control recording and streaming on Pearl-2 with confidence. One Touch lets you start/stop recording and streaming with a simple tap of the screen. Conveniently monitor your inputs and switch at the same time.

Epiphan Live™

Switch your live program and instantly see the results using Epiphan Live.

API and RS-232

Comprehensive HTTP/HTTPS and RS-232 APIs for third party integrations.

Remote login

Login to your Pearl-2 securely from anywhere over an Internet connection. Quickly take control of Pearl-2 for remote rescue troubleshooting; support technicians in the field; and control recording, switching, and more.

Web-based UI for advanced control

From the web-based Admin panel, set up your channels and recorders, select custom resolutions and streaming options, configure security features like 802.1x, monitor system health, and more.

Local Admin panel

No need to bring along a laptop to configure Pearl-2. Connect a USB mouse, keyboard, and HDMI monitor for easy Admin panel access anywhere, anytime. You can even use a touch screen monitor.


Integrate with your Crestron System

Integrate Pearl-2 encoders more easily into Crestron AV systems using the Crestron-developed Control Module for Pearl. The bulk of the coding is already done. Build upon the Crestron driver’s existing code base for secure, API control over HTTP or HTTPS.


CMS support for Kaltura and Panopto

Comprehensive CMS support including Kaltura and Panopto

Full API integrations provide an effortless lecture capture and enterprise communication setup experience. Simply register Pearl-2 with your CMS to start using the encoder for scheduled, multi-camera VOD events, ad hoc events, and webcasting without complicated programming.

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.



Secure live streaming and control

Stream securely using the latest protocols. Pearl encoders support Secure Reliable transport (SRT) with end-to-end 256 bit AES encryptions, HLS and MPEG-DASH over HTTPS, as well as Real Time Messaging Protocol Secure (RTMPS). And enjoy worry-free deployment in your enterprise network with support for 802.1x certificate authentication and HTTPS for encrypted admin access.

Pearl-2 Rackmount and Rackmount Twin

Digital certificate management

Pearl-2 supports PEAP, EAP-TLS, and EAP-TTLS authentication access control methods on 802.1x networks using passwords, usernames, and digital certificates. Easily upload and manage digital certificates on Pearl-2 using the Admin panel.

Role-based access control and LDAP support

Login to Pearl-2 with administrator, operator, or viewer privileges. LDAP authentication support on Pearl-2 lets you define domain name (DN) groups to assign user roles in bulk so users can login with their LDAP credentials.

Pearl-2 with Mixer

Secure streaming

Get end-to-end secure streaming with up to 256 bit AES encryption using SRT or encrypt content over TLS/SSL connections using RTMPS. Use HLS and MPEG-DASH to secure live streaming over HTTPS.

HTTPS and SFTP secure data transport

Securely access the Admin panel and configure Pearl-2 over an HTTPS connection. Encrypt and send sensitive recordings from Pearl-2 to offsite SFTP servers using the Automatic File Transfer.


Advanced networking

Pearl-2 is flexible and easy to connect to the network with auto discovery. View and reconfigure the IP address directly on Pearl-2 using the touch screen. Configure DHCP and perform network diagnostic troubleshooting from the Admin panel.

Pearl admin screen


Additional Features

More standard features make Pearl-2 the best choice as your all-in-one AV video production system.

Configuration presets

Quickly apply settings to your Pearl-2 with a configuration preset and reconfigure it on the fly for a consistent set up each time. You can even download a configuration preset and upload it to other Pearl-2 systems.

AV Sync

Adjust AV synchronization on each video input from -300 ms to 300 ms and instantly preview the results.

Custom no-signal images

Be prepared for any signal loss by setting a custom image to maintain your viewer’s engagement.


Convert an interlaced video input signal to a non-interlaced signal.

USB camera control

Control the contrast, brightness, saturation and more on connected USB web cameras from the Admin panel.

On-air status light

Connect a USB status light* and instantly see when streaming or recording is in progress. Select models from Busylight and Delcom Products supported.

Multi-track recorders

Record multiple channels in a single multi-track file and ensure recordings start and stop at the same time. The built-in synchronization tool lets you split the file into individual tracks for post-processing.

EDID compatibility built in

Pearl-2 has a robust, factory-set extended display identification data (EDID) so that the video input ports correctly emulate a monitor for the connected video input source. Custom EDIDs are supported.

Time sync (NTP, PTP, RDATE)

Use an NTP (RFC 868), RDATE, or PTP v1 (IEEE-1588-2002 V1) time server to synchronize the system time that’s used for time stamps and labeling recordings, or set the system time manually.

*User supplied


What’s in the box?

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

Pearl-2 - What's in the box?

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)
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)
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
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
Connectors: (2) HDMI
(1) RJ-45 (female)
Streaming protocols: MPEG-TS and FLV
Multi-Publish to Streaming Server / CDN (RTSP, RTMP, RTMPS)
HLS - Native Apple HTTP/HTTPS stream for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
Multicast streams: RTP, MPEG-TS & RTP, and MPEG-TS over UDP
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
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 and NDI audio over Ethernet
HDMI audio (embedded)
Monitor and control Touch screen: 4.3 inch touch screen monitor (built in) resolution: 800x480
Recording and 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)
Network discovery/Announce: UPnP, SAP
Network security 802.1x EAP methods: PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS
Administration and 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
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
1HDCP compliant.
2Using HDMI port with adapter.
3Requires 4K feature add on.
4Up to six [email protected] inputs can be from RTSP sources or up to one 4K source can be from an RTSP source.
5A mix of video over Ethernet sources are supported. Just ensure that total system loading is withing acceptable levels.
6Up to three [email protected] inputs can be from NDI sources or up to one 4K source can be from an NDI source.
7Except the HDMI 4K input ports, which support up to 30 fps.
8Digital audio is de-embedded from the digital source.
9SD-SDI audio is not supported.
10Approximately 100 MB of hard drive space is reserved for system use. Recording space can be virtually unlimited with offload to networked storage.

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