Let the whole world be your classroom! Capture, record and stream lectures. Conduct better one-on-one remote tutorials. Create a library of video on demand in your LMS/CMS.

Today’s college and university education experience is an interactive process that reaches beyond the organization’s walls with e-learning. At the heart of these remote training capabilities are high quality video capture systems that integrate with existing infrastructure and learning management systems (LMS). Epiphan offers hardware solutions for cutting-edge remote education systems that perform lecture capture, streaming and recording.

Epiphan systems are a proven success!
Over 1600 educational institutions use our solutions.

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Pearl is the top choice for Epiphan’s educational customers

Pearl captures and records video from up to 4 HD sources and lets you combine these into up to four simultaneous, completely customizable streams. It integrates easily with your existing infrastructure including learning and content management systems (LMS and CMS) like Opencast, Mediasite, Panopto, and many others.

Pearl provides your institution with a premium learning experience that is more cost efficient than competing solutions. It has an easy-to-use web interface for initial setup, a touch screen for operation and a complete HTTP and RS-232 API for almost unlimited customization ability. Whether you’re looking for a turnkey solution or something you can configure to exacting specifications, Pearl fits the bill and provides reliable performance for years.

You can’t go wrong with Pearl! More than 100 educational institutions trust Pearl for their video capture, streaming and recording needs.

Epiphan Pearl

Pearl tech specs

**Pearl Rackmount Twin is comprised of two independent Pearl systems; each system is comprised of the items listed below.
Video Inputs Connectors (2) SDI
(2) HDMI™ / DVI1
(2) VGA
Resolutions HDMI/DVI/SDI up to 1920×1200
Custom HDMI/VGA modes
VESA modes: 640×480 to 2048×2048 (or 2650×1600)
HD Video Format Options 3G-SDI; HD-SDI; SD-SDI; DVI single link; HDMI;
VGA: R, G, B plus separate HSync and VSync signals; R, G, B plus CSYNC signal; R, G, B with Sync-on-Green synchronization
Audio Input Connectors (2) ¼” left/right  balanced TRS audio
SDI audio
HDMI audio
Video Display Screen Video confidence monitoring through on-board touch screen
Video Output Ports Connectors (2) Mini DisplayPort with audio for local video display or larger confidence monitoring
Audio Output Connectors 3.5 mm audio jack for audio confidence monitoring with speakers or headphones
Built-in Display Front touch screen display for live switching, confidence monitoring, quick configuration, system information and recording control
Video Switching Layout switching during live streaming and recording using the touch screen or the web UI
Video Encoding Video Codecs H.264, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG
Video Bit Rates 100 – 9,999 kbit/sec
Key Frame Intervals Programmable
Color Resolution 4:2:0
Output Frame Size Configurable up to 3840×2160
Frame Rates (per output stream) Capacity for four simultaneous 1080p output streams at 30 fps, or two at 60 fps. 4k frame size at a lower frame rate.
Audio Encoding Audio Codecs
(stereo or mono)
Encoder Bitrate Sample Frequencies
MP3 64-192kbps 22 kHz, 44 kHz, 48 kHz
PCM 22 kHz, 44 kHz, 48 kHz
AAC 64-192kbps 16 kHz, 22 kHz, 44 kHz, 48 kHz
Network Interfaces Connector (1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45
Publish to Streaming Server / CDN (RTMP, RTSP)
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
Video/Audio Recording and File Management Internal Storage Portable model: 1 TB HDD
Rackmount models: 512 GB SSD
Automatically removes oldest recordings from internal storage as space is required.
File maintenance through admin interface (Web UI)
Local Storage Automatic or manual copy to local USB drives via the 2 rear-mounted USB 2.0 ports (rackmount models have an additional front-mounted USB 2.0 port)
Network Storage FTP server and FTP client capabilities (automatic and manual)
SFTP, SCP, RSYNC and CIFS synchronization
Playback and Recorded Formats Download recorded videos (AVI, MP4, MOV or MPEG-TS) using the Web UI and playback through any compatible player.
Administration Web UI for full administration. On-screen display and mobile UI for confidence monitoring and simple administration.
API Integration Included API for integration into existing environments (executed via HTTP or RS-232). RS-232 API integration requires a USB to RS-232 adapter (not included).
Time Synchronization NTP, TIME (RFC 868), PTP v1 (IEEE-1588-2002 V1)
Product Dimensions Pearl: 10⅝” x 3¼” x 7⅜” (270 mm x 82 mm x 187 mm)
Pearl Rackmount: 19⅝” x 3½” x 10⅝” (498 mm x 89 mm x 270 mm)
Pearl Rackmount Twin: 19⅝” x 3½” x 10⅝” (498 mm x 89 mm x 270 mm)
Product Weight Pearl: 3.4 lbs (1.54kg)
Pearl Rackmount: 12.1 lbs (5.5 kg)
Pearl Rackmount Twin: 14.6 lbs (6.6 kg)
Country of Origin Made in North America (Canada)
1Using HDMI port, with the supplied adapter
2A portion of the hard drive space (approximately 100 MB) is reserved for system use. Recording space can be virtually unlimited with offload to networked storage.

Quick facts about Epiphan products

  • Reliable – 24/7 performance
  • Simple to setup
  • Easy to use by faculty
  • Integrates with any CMS or LMS
  • Amazing video quality
  • Cost efficient
  • High performance
  • Works with your existing infrastructure

Capture video from anything!

In addition to Pearl, Epiphan also provides video grabbers and capture cards that are ideal for micro-scale lecture, office hours or seminars capture. Epiphan’s Lecture Recorder x2 is available for smaller scale lecture capture solutions. For centralized or larger systems with more inputs, VGA Grid is a great fit.


Products used at the Harvard Division of Continuing Education

At Ivy League schools like Harvard, excellence is more than a reputation – it’s a way of life. With ten years of experience in lecture capture and live streaming, the Harvard Division of Continuing Education (DCE) recently sought a worldclass way to update how they make Harvard’s distinctive on-campus experience available outside the classroom. Epiphan products were there to satisfy their needs.

For more information about how our products can be used in an education setting, visit our resources page