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Portable Capture and Streaming via Epiphan Pearl

By: Todd Stabley

There’s a new niche emerging for a user friendly way to record and broadcast classes and presentations, as evidenced by the emergence of the Epiphan Pearl.pearl-ui-5

The Pearl is similar to hardware capture appliances such as the Extron SMP-351, the Crestron Capture-HD or the Winnov Cbox series, which also do hardware-based compositing of multiple video streams, but these units are designed for integration into a classroom whereas the Pearl is taking this same functionality and making it portable.

Core distinguishing features of the Pearl include:

  • Easy to set up for someone with limited technical skills
  • High quality files
  • Compositing of presenter video and content (actually up to 4 HD sources)
  • Creates local copies of files in addition to remote storage
  • Portability (consumer-type inputs, confidence monitor, small form factor).

Streaming industry guru Jan Ozer recently wrote a detailed review of the Pearl, which you can find here:

The Pearl lists for $4,875.00, with, unfortunately, no option for educational pricing at this time.

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