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SDI. The laptop was connected to Pearl- 2’s HDMI™ port
and was used to play a pre-roll video clip at the beginning
of the event.
The audio board mixed audio from two cardioid mics and
a single wireless LAV mic. The moderator used the LAV mic
while the speakers shared the remaining mics on stage. An
external monitor was connected for confidence monitoring
purposes using Pearl- 2’s HDMI output port.
An Ethernet switch connected Pearl- 2 and Anil’s
administrator laptop to the same network. The switch was then
connected to a Rogers LTE Rocket Hub internet hotspot for
wireless internet access (tested at 150 MB/s down, 25 MB/s up).
When it was time to go live, Anil sent the stream to
Facebook Live in 720p resolution at 4Mbps bitrate. During
the live show, Anil used the Pearl- 2 touch screen to switch
bet ween custom layouts containing a mix of his video and
Anil’s custom layouts included the following:
• a pre-show layout with a semi-opaque overlay text
• a wide shot of the three panelists
• close-up shots of the moderator and each panelist
(with and without lower thirds)
• a post-show layout with a semi-opaque overlay text
and sponsor/venue graphics
Mission Accomplished: Brand Exposure and Viewer Engagement
Anil and the Asterisk Media team created a beautiful and
dynamic live event experience for followers of The Spoke
Club’s Facebook page.
The result was an engaging event that significantly boosted
viewer interaction and helped supercharge the visibility of The
Spoke Club brand. In addition to the in-house audience, the
live stream attracted an additional 625 online viewers from
locations all over the world.
The setup was so successful that Asterisk Media plans to
continue taking advantage of Pearl- 2’s versatile feature set for
future clients who value high levels of audience engagement
in their live productions.
THE FINAL WORD:
ADAPTABILITY IS ESSENTIAL TO SUCCESS
Every client in need of a live video solution wants a
professional setup tailored to their needs. By harnessing the
extensive versatility of Pearl- 2, AV Service providers can adapt
to the unique requirements of any client. Pearl- 2 lets operators
easily create reliable and dynamic live productions that
surpass client expectations—all while saving costs on training,
set-up time, transportation, additional equipment, and more.
ABOUT EPIPHAN VIDEO
Epiphan Video produces world-class, award-winning audio visual
solutions to capture, scale, mix, encode, stream, record and play
high resolution video including 4K UHD. Our customers include
companies that specialize in live event production, education,
healthcare, worship, manufacturing, usability, collaboration,
security, and transportation.
Epiphan Video is a trade name of Epiphan Systems Inc., a privately
owned company incorporated in 2003. Epiphan is based in Palo
Alto, California, USA and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with regional
offices and a network of authorized channel partners and OEMs
throughout the world.
ABOUT PEARL- 2
Epiphan Pearl- 2 is an all-in-one live production switcher that has
everything you need to create engaging and professional-quality
live productions in resolutions up to 4K. With support for HDMI,
4K HDMI, 12G-SDI, DVI, USB, and RTSP signals, Pearl- 2 lets
you stream to multiple platforms and record your programs and
sources simultaneously. Design any number of picture-in-picture
layouts with chroma key support and easily switch between
layouts to create a dynamic and engaging viewing experience.
For more information, please visit www.epiphan.com.