EPIPHAN ESP1200 Pearl-2 4k Video Production Switcher (Base + 4k Add-On)


PRICE: $7,875.00


EPIPHAN ESP1200 Pearl-2 4k Video Production Switcher (Base + 4k Add-On)

EPIPHAN ESP1200 Pearl-2 4k Video Production Switcher (Base + 4k Add-On)

PRICE: $7,875.00



Pearl-2 is a powerful live production video mixer that creates stunning live video programs by by combining, encoding, switching and recording up to six video sources and 2 audio sources. Simple to use with a web-based portal for initial configuration, you get a drag and drop interface to create completely customizable layouts for your live stream. You can choose to keep Pearl-2’s default encoding settings or customize them to meet your exact needs. Control the video recorder and video switcher capabilities via the touch screen or the tablet-friendly Epiphan Live interface.

Pearl-2 is sold as a base model and uses add-ons to activate extra features. With the base model (ESP1150), all six video inputs accept a maximum of input resolution of 1920×1080 and you can create up to six 1080p Full HD video programs at 30 fps. The 4K feature add-on (ESP1205) 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. The Epiphan ESP1200 includes the Pearl-2 base with the 4K feature add-on

  • Capture Six 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.
  • 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. **Requires purchase of the 4K feature add-on**
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 - 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. Customers love Pearl-2 because it works with the systems you already have in place.

  • you need to capture from four to six sources
  • you need to work with 4K HDMI or 12G SDI video
  • you need fast USB copy with USB 3.0
  • you want 4K video output or pass-through
  • you need processor-intensive operations like scaling and branding across multiple channels or outputs
  • you want to use XLR pro audio
  • you want room for future growth


    Video inputsConnectors(2) 12G * SDI
    (2) HDMI™ / DVI **
    (2) 4K * HDMI / DVI **
    Network inputsRTSP sources over IP (e.g. IP cameras or channels from Pearl or Pearl-2 systems)
    ResolutionsNearly any input resolution up to 4096×2160 (including SD, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K UHD and 4K DCI)
    HD video format options4K HDMI, HDMI, 3G-SDI; 6G-SDI; 12G-SDI; HD-SDI; SD-SDI; DVI single link (through an adapter)
    Audio inputConnectors (line level, accept balanced or unbalanced signals)(2) Stereo XLR
    (1) Stereo RCA
    (2) SDI audio
    (4) HDMI audio
    Analog audio sensitivityXLR Max signal: 12.3 V (RMS), (+24 dBu)
    RCA signal level: -10 dBV
    Video outputConnectors(2) 4K HDMI out with audio for local video display or larger confidence monitoring
    Built-in displayFront touch screen display used for system information, confidence monitoring, simple configuration and recording control
    Audio output3.5 mm audioFront-mounted jack for confidence monitoring
    Built-in displayFront touch screen display for live switching, confidence monitoring, quick configuration, system information, recording control and streaming control
    Video encodingVideo codecsH.264, MPEG-4
    Video bit rates1 – 20 Mb/s
    Key frame intervalsProgrammable
    Color resolution4:2:0
    Output frame sizeConfigurable up to 4096×2160*
    Encoded programs2 simultaneous 1080p programs at 60 fps (with up to 6 HD sources)
    6 simultaneous 1080p programs at 30 fps (with up to 6 HD sources)
    1 4K UHD program at 30 fps (with up to two 4K and two HD sources)*
    Audio encodingAudio codecsEncoderBitrateSample frequencies
    MP364-320 kbps22 kHz, 44 kHz, 48 kHz
    PCM22 kHz, 44 kHz, 48 kHz
    AAC64-320 kbps16 kHz, 22 kHz, 44 kHz, 48 kHz
    IP network interfacesConnector(1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45
    StreamsMPEG-TS, FLV, and ASF
    RTSP over TCP/UDP
    Publish to Streaming Server / CDN (RTSP, RTMP)
    HLS – Native Apple HTTP stream for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
    Multicast streamsRTP, MPEG-TS & RTP and MPEG-TS over UDP
    Network discovery/announceUPnP, SAP
    Video / audio recording and file managementInternal storage***512 GB SSD
    Automatically removes oldest recordings from internal storage as space is required.
    File maintenance through Admin panel (web interface)
    Local storageAutomatic or manual copy to local USB drives via the (3) USB 3.0 ports
    Network storageFTP server and FTP client capabilities (automatic and manual)
    Playback and recorded formatsDownload recorded videos (AVI, MOV, MP4 or MPEG-TS) using the Admin panel and playback through any compatible player.
    AdministrationAdmin 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 synchronizationNTP, TIME (RFC 868), PTP v1 (IEEE-1588-2002 V1)
    Power use0.8 A, 100-240 V ac
    Product dimensionsPearl-2: 11.81″ × 9.45″ × 3.54″ (300mm x 240mm x 90mm)

    Pearl-2 Rackmount: 19 ⅝” x 3½” x 10 ⅞” (498 mm x 89 mm x 276 mm)

    Pearl-2 Rackmount Twin: 19 ⅝” x 3½” x 10 ⅞” (498 mm x 89 mm x 276 mm)

    Product weightPearl-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)

    Country of originMade in Taiwan

    *Use of 4K sources and 4K encoding requires purchase of the 4K feature add-on. The 12G SDI inputs are limited to 3G SDI and the 4K HDMI inputs are limited to 1080p on the base Pearl-2 model.
    **Using HDMI port, with the supplied adapter
    ***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.

  • Epiphan Pearl-2
  • 4k feature add-on
  • Ethernet cable
  • Power cable (region specific)
  • SDI cable
  • HDMI cable
  • DVI (female) to HDMI (male) adapter
  • Hard shell carrying case

  • This product comes with a one year limited warranty and one year of telephone and email support. Epiphan offers two extended support plans for this product.