Record channels, ISOs and single touch [Pearl family]


Hi. In this training video we’re going to look
at how to record channels and how to record separate ISOs. Now why would you want to do that? Well, most people want to record their program
and it makes a lot of sense because when you’re switching your program, a lot of the editing
that you would have to do in post is actually being done for you because you’re live switching. But at the same time, you probably want to
capture your individual cameras or laptops, whatever, in separate channels so that you
can in post processing do something with that individual feed that you’ve recorded. So it makes a lot of sense. So let’s take a look at what is involved. Ok what you’re seeing here is the Admin UI
in Pearl-2. And it’s my Program channel that’s currently
being recorded. You can tell by the three here that is red. It’s just showing me that it’s recording. And when you look at the recording tab, you
can see that the recording start button is grayed out. Here you can see all the recordings that you’ve
done on the Program channel and you could download them and delete them. Now I also have a Laptop ISO channel here too. Now if I wanted to, I could also record that
and press the button and it would start recording that as well as a separate channel. Other training videos will go in to detail
about how to do things like manage your recordings, do automatic file uploads, and how to do other
tasks like create multi-tack recordings using recorders. But lets take a look at the different ways
in Pearl that you can easily start and stop recording, and the first one that I want to
look at is using Epiphan Live. Now on Epiphan Live, it’s a very convenient
tool. I have mine actually loaded up on the iPad. You can see very easily on the Dashboard where
you can start and stop recording. Ok as you can see here my Program channel
is currently recording. That red button with the number beside it
is telling me how long. And my other channel, the Laptop ISO channel
over here is not recording. The button is grayed out. If I want it to start, I would just press
it and it would go red and start recording. And I could always just press it again and
it would stop. If you were to scroll down a little bit on
the Dashboard, you could see here. I’ll try to make that clearer. You can see here under where all the channels
are listed that you could also start and stop recording individual channels that way as
well. And if you go the the menu and select Recordings,
here you can see all the recordings that you’ve done on Pearl and you could download them,
and do various things like managing them and deleting them. Another really easy way to start and stop
recording is to use the touch screen on Pearl. And let me show you just how easy and what
I mean by that. From the channel view on the touch screen,
if you just tap right here in the top corner you’ll see the red light come on and start
flashing and it’s telling you that you’re now recording
that channel. In this case, I’ve selected the Program channel. And to stop I would just press one more time. Just like that. Now if you just have a single channel, that’s
great. You can just tap the touch screen and it’s
going to start recording. But when you have multiple channels, you’re
really going to want to do it using the one touch feature. Let’s see how that’s setup using the Admin
UI in Pearl. The first thing you want to do when you’re
setting up one touch is to enable it for all the channels that you want to have included
in that one touch start all recording. Under Recorder Setup I’m going to click this
word change. And you can see here that single touch control
has already been checked. Now that is the default. So every new channel that you create will
already have the single touch applied. And here’s the Laptop ISO channel. Under the Recording tab. I’m just going to check and make sure. There we go. So now if I were to start a single touch control
recording, it’s going to start my Program channel as well as my Laptop ISO. So that’s how you set up single touch control. It’s very simple. You’ll notice also here that there are other
features that you can set like the time limit. Or the size of the file and you can also set
the file type. Like you can choose MP4, MOV. And you can also do things like add a prefix
to the file name. Now what’s nice about setting the file size
is that if you’re doing a lot of recording over a long period of time, you can have the
files chunked in to smaller pieces. The other thing could do is click this Reset
button. And what the Reset button does is it will
stop the current recording file but immediately start a new file and continue recording that
way. That’s also how the time and size limits work. When the time or the size limit is met,
the Pearl will just create a new file and continue recording. One other thing I could show you that has to do
with recording is to change how the one touch is displayed. So if I just go down to the configuration
tab and choose Touch Screen, you can choose the Default setting, which means that the
one touch screen can be accessed by touching the one touch control icon at the bottom of
Pearl-2’s touch screen. Start Screen, so the one touch control
displays when the system starts up. Or Locked, which means that the only screen
that you will see on the front of Pearl-2 is going to be the one touch control screen. So here we have the Pearl-2 touch screen. And I wanted to show you the one touch. The second icon right here is the one touch
icon and as you can see, now the one touch screen is showing. If I just tapped on that, it’s going to start
recording and if I tap on it again, it’s going to stop. So that going to start and stop all of the
channels that have the one touch or the single touch enabled. And that’s it. Thanks for watching. As you can see there are many ways to record
your channels using Pearl. You can have a simple channel or whether you
have multiple ISOs, there’s an easy way to use Pearl to get the job done. So like, subscribe and watch our many other
training videos. Bye for now.

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