Bring your video
The most reliable, all-in-one video production system that’s small in size and big on pro features.
Record, stream, and switch up to 3* HD inputs simultaneously and take your video production to the next level with Epiphan Pearl Mini™.
*Pearl Mini supports 3 video inputs with certain conditions
Connect any camera or video source
Be ready for anything. Pearl Mini allows you to work with HDMI, SDI, and DVI sources. No signal converters or scalers necessary!
USB webcam and RTSP sources
Directly connect your USB webcams to Pearl Mini via the USB ports. Networked sources can be connected over RTSP.
Custom layout designer
Design your own custom layouts, including picture in picture and image overlays, using the drag-and-drop editor in Pearl Mini’s web-based Admin panel. Combine, crop, and scale up to 3* HD video sources. Add overlay images, text, and timestamping and more.
Seamless CMS support for Kaltura and Panopto
Pearl Mini works seamlessly with Kaltura and Panopto (coming soon). Full API integration means there’s no complicated programming required. Just register and start scheduling your video events right away. Pearl Mini offers a versatile and no-fuss experience for multi-camera scheduled VOD events, ad hoc events, and webcasting using either RTMP or RTMPS. With security features like 802.1x, RTMPS, HTTPS and LDAP built-in, Pearl Mini makes a great hardware encoder solution for lecture capture and corporate communications.
Easily integrate with Crestron AV Systems
Using the Crestron-developed Control Module, the bulk of the heavy coding is already done. Integrating Pearl Mini into your Crestron AV system is a snap. Build upon the Crestron Control Module’s foundation with confidence knowing that Pearl Mini’s comprehensive API is accessible over HTTP or HTTPS for greater security. Epiphan Video is a certified Crestron partner.
Login to your Pearl Mini securely from anywhere over an Internet connection. Quickly take control of Pearl Mini for remote rescue troubleshooting, support technicians in the field, control recording, switching, and more.
IT friendly and network security compliant with 802.1x support, RTMPS encryption for secure live streaming, SFTP and HTTPS data encryption.
Pro audio support
Use the mic-level XLR and 3.5mm inputs, or line-level TRS and RCA inputs. Built-in attenuation and gain adjustment mean you get perfect sound fidelity.
Stream to viewers everywhere
Simultaneously live stream to YouTube, Facebook or any other content delivery network or content management system. At the same time, use the built-in streaming server to stream locally to web browsers, smart TVs, and set-top boxes.
Simplified lecture capture
Trusted by the world’s leading academic institutions, Pearl Mini is the ultimate lecture capture device. While it’s incredibly easy to use for operators and professors, it also has a robust set of features designed for integration into a LMS or CMS.
NEW! Direct integration with CMS Kaltura.
“I’m very happy with our decision to use Pearl; it’s now our lecture capture standard.”
Gabe Russell, Harvard Division of Continuing Education
Live event workhorse
Setting up for a live event has never been easier than with Pearl Mini. Get up and running in minutes to stream, record, and switch your event. Pearl Mini is built for durability in the field and delivers high quality results in any situation.
“Pearl has been a game-changer in our product lineup”
Glenn Fraser, Freeman
Switch video sources live
Incredibly easy to use, Pearl Mini’s touchscreen makes switching between your connected sources or layouts a breeze. Or use the web-based Epiphan Live to do switching from your phone or tablet.
1080p HD recordings
Pearl Mini’s hardware-accelerated encoder provides flawless H.264 encoding for maximum performance. Record as produced program out or as individual ISOs.
Local video output
Send your content to front of house or to a larger confidence monitor with Pearl-Mini’s HDMI video output. Configure to share any input source or switched program output.
NEW! Optional hard-shell carrying case
Purchase an optional, lightweight hard-shell carrying case with custom foam inserts to protect your Pearl Mini while on the go!
Web-based monitoring and admin
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.
Networked and removable storage
Front mounted SD card slot allows for speedy handoffs of recorded footage. You can also configure automatic file transfer to a local USB drive or to a network drive using SFTP, FTP, RSYNC, SCP or CIFS.
One touch operation
Even an unexperienced operator can have confidence when using Pearl Mini with the one touch button for streaming and recording, and the simplified touchscreen interface.
What’s in the box?
Pearl Mini comes with all the cables and connectors you need to record, stream, and switch your HD video.
Epiphan Pearl Mini technical specifications
|Video input||Connectors:||2 × HDMI™ |
1 × 3G SDI
|Resolutions:||Most common and custom SDI/HDMI modes up to 1920×1200|
|Video format options:||3G SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI1 |
|Audio inputs||Connectors:||2 × XLR (L/R stereo pair or mono, balanced/unbalanced signals up to 12.3 VRMS, +24 dBu pro line-level). Supports mic-level (balanced) with optional phantom power. |
2 × 1/4" TRS (L/R stereo pair or mono, balanced/unbalanced signals up to 12.3 VRMS, +24 dBu pro line-level)
2 × RCA (L/R stereo pair, -10 dBV consumer line-level)
1 × 3.5mm (stereo/unbalanced for electret microphones)
|Input level max:||RCA: -10 dBV (consumer line level) |
1/4" TRS: 12.3 V (RMS), (+24 dBu)
XLR: 12.3 V (RMS), (+24 dBu)
|Video outputs||Connectors:||1 × HDMI|
|Built-in display:||Touch screen display for confidence monitoring, viewing system information, set up, and simple switching, streaming, and recording control|
|Audio output||3.5 mm audio||Front-mounted headphone jack for confidence monitoring|
|Video switching||During live streaming and recording via the touch screen or web UI|
|Video encoding||Codecs:||H.264, Motion JPEG|
|Bitrate:||1 to 50 Mbps|
|Key frame intervals:||programmable|
|Resolution:||User selectable up to 1920 × 1200|
|Encoded programs||2 simultaneous 1080p programs at 30 fps with up to 2 Full HD sources (recommended), or |
1 1080p program at 30 fps with up to 3 Full HD sources (without scaling2)
|Audio encoding||MP3, PCM, and AAC (sampling 16 to 48 kHz with bitrate up to 320 kbps)|
|Network||Connector:||1 × 10/100/1000 Ethernet port (RJ45)|
|Streams:||MPEG-TS, and FLV |
RTSP over TCP/UDP
Multi-Publish to Streaming Server / CDN (RTMP/RTMPS)
HLS - Native Apple HTTP stream for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
|Multicast streams:||RTP, MPEG-TS & RTP and MPEG-TS over UDP|
|Network discovery / announce:||UPnP, SAP|
|Network security:||802.1x EAP methods: PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS|
|Storage||Local SD card3:||Up to 512 GB EXT4 formatted internal storage (user supplied)|
|Local USB 3.0:||Automatic or manual copy via 3 USB 3.0 ports|
|Network storage:||FTP (server and client), SFTP, SCP, RSYNC, CIFS, AWS, or WebDav servers|
|Recording formats||AVI, MP4, MOV, or MPEG-TS|
|Control / administration||Web Admin panel, Epiphan Live portal, and touch screen |
Multiple user accounts/passwords
Comprehensive HTTP/HTTPS and RS-232 APIs for 3rd party integrations
|Time synchronization||NTP, TIME (RFC 868), PTP v1 (IEEE-1588-2002 V1)|
|Power supply||1.5 A, 100-240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (60W); 1.3 A, 100-240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (84W)|
|Input power rating||12 VDC, 5.0 A (maximum / 60W PSU); 12 VDC, 7.0 A (maximum / 84W PSU)|
|Operating temperature||32° to 104° F (0° to 40° Celsius)|
|Dimensions ( W × D × H )||10 1/4” x 6 3/4” x 2 3/8” (261 mm x 172 mm x 60 mm)|
|Product weight||3.8 lbs (1.7 kg)|
|Country of origin||Made in Taiwan|