Get started using AV Studio with Pearl encoders
Produce efficient, low touch VOD assets from live event recordings. It's easy using the AV Studio cloud-based platform. Give your team the ability to manage multiple site recordings easily from just about any location where there's Internet access. Low touch video production is designed for editing on the fly so you can quickly: cut heads and tails, add pre and post rolls, and batch render video content so it's ready for delivery - fast!
AV Studio can be used with Pearl, Pearl-2, and Pearl Mini encoders.
After you've paired your Pearl encoder to your AV Studio account, you can remotely login to the web versions of the Admin panel and Epiphan Live from anywhere you have Internet access. Perform off-site rescue troubleshooting, channel configuration, control streaming and recording, and more using your favorite web browser over a secure connection to the Internet. For detailed instructions to configure your Pearl system, set up remote login, and to access web versions of the Admin panel and Epiphan Live, see the Pearl, Pearl-2 or Pearl Mini user guide.
A constant uplink bandwidth isn't needed to upload recordings to AV Studio. You can start and stop uploading recordings at any time from AV Studio. When you stop uploading and then start again, it picks up right where it left off uploading. Recordings are uploaded in segments, which needs less bandwidth.
When you're ready to render output from the recordings you've uploaded, create a scene using the Scene Editor. You can create simple, single video source scenes or mix content from two encoders and create side-by-side or picture in picture layouts. Using the scene editor, do things like cut heads and tails, choose the audio source, and add pre or post rolls. When you're done editing, click Render so you can share the rendered version with others. In AV Studio, you can even preview live video and audio from the encoder's Status page before you start to record!
Before you begin, you'll need:
- An AV Studio account
- A Pearl, Pearl-2 or Pearl Mini that is set up with network access
- An admin computer on the same network as your Pearl system
- Your HDMI camera with audio connected to your Pearl system and channel layouts created (see the user guide for your Pearl system for details)
- Internet access
- Use the admin computer to log in to the Admin panel on Pearl.
- From the Configuration menu, click AV Studio. The AV Studio status page opens. The pairing code device ID for your Pearl system is shown, as well as a link to pair the device.
- Select Click to pair. The AV Studio login page opens in another browser tab.
- Sign in to your AV Studio account, then click Pair encoder to pair your Pearl system to your default team or select another team. The Status page for the paired Pearl system opens. Previews of up to four channels that are configured on your Pearl system appear along the bottom of the page.
- Start recording! Do one of the following:
- When you're done, click Stop Recording. If automatic uploading is selected, your footage uploads to AV Studio automatically.
TIP: You can also start and stop recording using the touchscreen on Pearl, or use the web versions of the Admin Panel or Epiphan Live to remotely start and stop recording. See the user guide for your Pearl system for details.
- Now create a scene using the uploaded footage. Click Scenes in the header bar to go to the Scenes page, then click +New Scene and give your scene a name. Next, choose the date the footage was recorded in the pop up calendar.
- Using the Scene Editor, add the encoder to a simple layout and choose the same audio source. On the timeline, use the markers and select the footage you want, trimming heads and tails (if needed). Then click Render. It's that simple! Choose the encoding settings you want and when it's finished rendering, you can download the file or share a preview link with others.
TIP: While the Pearl system is paired, you can use the Admin panel to change which channels are selected and appear in AV Studio. Each channel is treated like an encoder that you can control and upload recordings.