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  • SKU: ESP1140

Epiphan Pearl-2

$10,595.95
  • Vendor: Epiphan
  • Product Type: Production Switchers

The Epiphan Pearl-2™ is a video encoder and video production system all in one compact unit. Epiphan Pearl-2™ is the easiest way to do 4K (*check out the 4K version) 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.

Capture 6 video sources at once

Epiphan Pearl 2 6 video frames in a rowPearl-2 works with video sources from SD to 4K. Connect up to six sources at once to encode and stream one 4K( *check out the 4K version) Ultra HD program or up to six 1080p Full HD programs. Use any combination of your video sources connected to the HDMI, 4K HDMI, 12G SDI, or USB 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 (*check out the 4K version) 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.

Custom layout designer – now with chroma key!

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. Chroma key support for green screens and third party titling software to include rich animations and lower thirds.

*Requires the 4K feature add-on

Video inputs Connectors (2) 12G SDI
(2) HDMI™ / DVI1
(2) 4K HDMI / DVI1
(2) USB video (webcameras)
Network inputs RTSP sources over IP (e.g. IP cameras or channels from Pearl or Pearl-2 systems)
Resolutions Nearly any input resolution up to 4096×2160 (including SD, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K UHD2 and 4K DCI)
HD video format options 4K HDMI2, HDMI, 3G-SDI; 6G-SDI; 12G-SDI; 4K-SDI2; HD-SDI; SD-SDI; USB video; DVI single link (through an adapter)
Audio input Connectors (line level, accept balanced or unbalanced signals) (2) Stereo XLR
(1) Stereo RCA
(2) SDI audio3
(4) HDMI audio
(2) USB audio
Analog audio sensitivity XLR Max signal: 12.3 V (RMS), (+24 dBu)
RCA signal level: -10 dBV
Video output Connectors (2) Up to 4K HDMI2 out with audio for local video display or larger confidence monitoring
Built-in display Front touch screen display used for system information, confidence monitoring, simple configuration and recording control
Audio output 3.5 mm audio Front-mounted jack for confidence monitoring
Built-in display Front touch screen display for live switching, confidence monitoring, quick configuration, system information, recording control and streaming control
Video encoding Video codecs H.264, Motion JPEG
Video bit rates 1 - 50 Mb/s
Key frame intervals Programmable
Color resolution 4:2:0
Output frame size Configurable up to 4096×2160
Encoded programs 2 simultaneous 1080p programs at 60 fps (with up to 6 full HD sources)
6 simultaneous 1080p programs at 30 fps (with up to 6 full HD sources)
1 4K2 UHD program at 30 fps (with up to four 4K sources)
Audio encoding Audio codecs
Encoder Bitrate Sample frequencies
MP3 64-320 kbps 22 kHz, 44 kHz, 48 kHz
PCM - 22 kHz, 44 kHz, 48 kHz
AAC 64-320 kbps 16 kHz, 22 kHz, 44 kHz, 48 kHz
IP network interfaces Connector (1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45
Streams MPEG-TS, FLV, and ASF
RTSP over TCP/UDP
Multi-Publish to Streaming Server / CDN (RTSP, RTMP)
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 storage4 512 GB SSD
Automatically removes oldest recordings from internal storage as space is required
File maintenance through Admin panel (web interface)
Local storage Automatic or manual copy to local USB drives via the (3) USB 3.0 ports
Network storage FTP server and FTP client capabilities (automatic and manual)
Playback and recorded formats Download recorded videos (AVI, MOV, MP4 or MPEG-TS) using the Admin panel and playback through any compatible player
Administration Admin panel for full administration. On-screen display and mobile UI for confidence monitoring and simple administration and control
Multiple user accounts/passwords
Included API for integration into existing environments (executed via HTTP or RS-232)
Time synchronization NTP, TIME (RFC 868), PTP v1 (IEEE-1588-2002 V1)
Power use 0.8 A, 100-240 V ac
Product dimensions Pearl-2: 11.81″ × 9.45″ × 3.54″ (300mm x 240mm x 90mm)
Pearl-2 Rackmount: 19 ⅛" x 3½" x 10 ⅞" (485 mm x 89 mm x 276 mm) - dimensions include mounting tabs
Pearl-2 Rackmount Twin: 19 ⅛" x 3½" x 10 ⅞" (485 mm x 89 mm x 276 mm) - dimensions include mounting tabs
Product 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)
1 Using HDMI port, with the supplied adapter
2 Requires the 4K feature add on
3 SD-SDI audio is not supported
4 A 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.

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