Quick setup of Pearl-2 [Pearl]


Hi I’m George with Epiphan Video and today
we wanted to look at quick setups on Pearl-2. We’re going to walk you through the initial
networking setup and some of the very basics to get you started. So let’s jump in to it. When we first take Pearl-2 out of the box,
we need to connect two things first. Obviously our power. As well as a network cable. This could be connected to your local area
network or even directly to a computer. Once we have those connected we need to figure
out how to find Pearl on the network. There are a couple of ways that Pearl gets
an IP address. Either manually static assigned, or through
DHCP an automatic address. This one I’ve configured for static address
but I’ll show you how we can find out the DHCP address as well. On the front touch screen of Pearl-2 is where
we can find a lot of information about the networking. So lets take a look at the front touch screen. From the front touch screen of Pearl when
it first boots up, we’ll see quick information about our channels that are currently configured. Out of the box, you’ll see Auto A and Auto
B. How we can change those settings you’ll see in other videos about Pearl. On the front touch screen, there’s a variety
of buttons that will appear along the bottom edge. One of them is this little gear icon that
brings us in to the Settings menu. At the very top you’ll see Network settings,
and we can use this to change a static IP address or move between static IP and DHCP
mode. If we’re using Pearl in a DHCP environment,
we can find out the assigned IP address by looking at the System Status. And it will be displayed here. In some scenarios, you may need to know the
MAC address of Pearl in order to get access to your network. That can also be found here on this screen. If we do need to assign a static IP address,
we can go in to that menu as I did earlier and we can assign the IP address, the subnet
mask, the default gateway, and the DNS server. When setting a static IP address, all four
fields do need to be populated. Once we know the IP address of our Pearl,
it’s quite easy to then look at connecting directly to it. To do that, we would use a web browser on
a computer, a tablet, or a smart phone. Let’s take a look at connecting Pearl using
a web browser on a laptop. Here on my laptop, I have Google Chrome installed
and all I need to do now that I know the IP address of my Pearl is enter that in to the
address bar and it will bring up the Pearl interface If a login prompt appears, enter the correct
user name and password and you will get full access to Pearl. Here I’ve logged in as administrator and I
know have access to all of the settings within Pearl For starters, we may want to look at configuring
one of our automatic channels for our particular needs. Looking at encoding settings, streaming settings,
and even recording settings. We have other videos covering these topics. If we need to make changes to the network
settings we can also do that through this web browser interface as well, if the situation
changes. That’s a quick overview of getting network
connectivity and access to your Pearl-2. Be sure to like and subscribe to this video. Of course, check out all of our other videos
talking about Pearl-2 and the various configurations you can do. If you have any questions, always reach out
to us at Epiphan Video. Thank you.

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