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The "take anywhere" compact HD switcher that will connect video cameras, tablets, smartphones, Blu-ray players, in fact any HDMI source with just a push of the T-Fader button. It can produce professional results including picture-in-picture effects, keying, and even green-screen effects. It has four HDMI inputs for sources up to 1080p Full HD quality and features two "effects" knobs, a full 12-channel mixer and two HDMI outputs.
Additionally there is the option of remote control via USB or MIDI connection.
Christian Delfino of Roland has described the V-1HD as "Ideal for supporting both live events and presentations, as well as small broadcast setups for enterprise video users, schools and house-of-worship environments. It is also an amazing creative tool for visual artists or musicians who want to add video switching to their performances, create YouTube videos, mix content for online streaming and more. It’s the most affordable 4-channel HD video switcher that includes a hardware interface, video FX and audio mixing/FX, making it a complete portable video switching and control solution.” The V-1HD can also be controlled by the companion PC/Mac or iPad application when connected by USB.
The Roland V-1HD provides switching for up to four HDMI A/V sources including cameras, computers, tablets, smartphones and even Blu-ray players, thanks to its HDCP copy protection support. The high definition output of the V-1HD can be switched between 720p (from 720p inputs), 1080i or 1080p. In either 1080i or 1080p output mode, the V-1HD can accept both 1080p and 1080i input signals simultaneously, allowing it to be used with a range of sources. The V-1HD has a 12-channel audio mixer for mixing stereo audio from HDMI and external stereo audio sources and its dedicated microphone input. The V-1HD includes two HDMI program and preview outputs and a stereo audio output.
The V-1 HD gives users an array of compositing effects, including picture-in-picture and keying, allowing for graphic insets plus titling and green screen capabilities. Ideal for live event video switching, the V-1HD offers advanced transition and filter effects – more than 30 effects and transition types including mix, cut, full additive mix (FAM), non-additive mix (NAM), wipe and other performance effects. The V-1HD also has output fade, BPM Sync and Auto-Scan functions. The A and B video busses each have controls for effects assignment and parameter control. The output can be switched A/B or in PGM/PST mode where the B buss is used for signal preview. The preview output can be set to a multi view mode - where all inputs are displayed with coloured borders indicating the program and preview selections, or in a full-screen mode. The preview output can be used for additional, menu-driven set-up control, or as a second output for applications such as a simultaneous webcast or recording output.
The 12-channel audio mixer offers 3-band parametric EQ, reverb, up to 500ms delay for accurate lip-sync, a compressor/gate on the mic input and level/multiband EQ on the master mix. A headphone output facilitates audio monitoring and the V-1HD supports mono or stereo plug-in-powered microphones.
The V-1HD features a clean, intuitive control layout with multi-function buttons and knobs as well as a large T-handled T-Fader for key and transition operations. The rugged construction ensures long-term reliability even under the most demanding conditions of portable and professional use.
|Video Processing||4:2:2(Y/Pb/Pr), 8-bit|
|Input Connectors||HDMI INPUT 1-4: Type A(19pins)x 4 *HDCP Supported|
|Output Connectors||HDMI OUTPUT: Type A(19pins) / HDMI PREVIEW: Type A(19pins) *HDCP Supported|
|Input Formats||HDMI: 720/59.94p,720/50p(FORMAT switch = 720p)|
|1080/50p(FORMAT switch = 1080i or 1080p)|
|*The input interlaced video signal is converted to progressive video signal by internal processing.|
|*The video signal frame rate is selected by SETUP parameters (59.94 or 50).|
|Output Formats||HDMI: 720/59.94p,720/50p(FORMAT switch = 720p)|
|HDMI: 1080/59.94i,1080/50i(FORMAT switch = 1080i)|
|HDMI: 1080/59.94p,1080/50p(FORMAT switch = 1080p)|
|*The video signal frame rate is selected by SETUP parameters (59.94 or 50).|
|Video Effects||Transition: CUT, MIX (DISSOLVE/FAM/NAM/MOSAIC), WIPE (30 types), TRANSFORMER(11 types)|
|EFFECTS: NEGATIVE, EMBOSS, COLORIZE, COLORPASS, POSTERIZE, SILHOUETTE, MONOCOLOR, FINDEDGE, FLIP, WH-LUMIKEY@, BK-LUMIKEY@, GR-CHROMAKEY@, BL-CHROMAKEY@, PinP(1/4)@, PinP(1/2)@, SPLIT(H-STRETCH)@. SPLIT(H-CENTER)@, SPLIT(V-STRETCH)@,|
|*@ marked Effects are effected common to A-BUS and B-BUS.|
|Audio Processing||Sampling rate: 24bit/48kHz|
|Input Connectors||Digital: HDMI INPUT 1–4 (19 pins) x 4|
|Analog: AUDIO IN (RCA pin type), MIC (Stereo mini type, plug-in power supported)|
|Output Connectors||Digital: HDMI OUTPUT (HDMI Type A 19 pins), HDMI PREVIEW (HDMI Type A 19 pins)|
|Analogue: AUDIO OUT (RCA pin type), PHONES (Stereo mini type)|
|Input Level||AUDIO IN: -10 dBu (Maximum : +8 dBu), MIC: -41 – -13dBu (Maximum : -1 dBu)|
|Input Impedance||AUDIO IN: 15 k ohms, MIC:10 k ohms|
|Output Level||AUDIO OUT: -10 dBu (Maximum : +8 dBu), PHONES: 72mW + 72mW (32 ohms)|
|Output Impedance||AUDIO OUT: 1k ohms, PHONES: 10 ohms|
|Audio Effects||EQ, Delay, Compressor, HPF, Gate, Reverb, Mastering effect|
|Other Connectors||USB: B Type (for remote control from PC), MIDI: IN, OUT/THRU|
|Other Functions||MEMORY (8 types), FREEZE (input video captured),|
|BPM SYNC (auto transition synchronized to tempo), OUTPUT FADE|
|Power Supply||AC adaptor|
|Dimensions||313 (W) x 102 (D) x 59 (H) mm / 12-1/3" (W) x 4" (D) x 2-1/3" (H)|
|Weight||1.2 kg (excluding AC adaptor) or 2 lbs 10-2/5 oz|
Create High Quality HD results with Ease
For creative live event video switching, the V-1HD includes a advanced video effects for transforming video into creative visuals to support all kinds of performances. Output of your video mix is as simple as connecting the HDMI output to a projector or screen at an event and you can even connect a recorder for capturing your event or production.
Four HDMI Inputs
The V-1HD has 4 HDMI input connectors compatible with a variety of equipment. The V-1HD supports 1080p/1080i/720p video resolutions. Devices outputting the same resolution can be input regardless of what type of device they are. Both progressive and interlace signals can be input allowing for both 1080i and 1080p signals to be used at the same time. Video signals input from a PC are accurately displayed thanks to progressive signal processing. HDCP is supported for input of copy protected content from devices such as Blu-ray disc players.
The V-1HD has large back-lit buttons for intuitive video switching even in low light conditions. Red lit buttons indicate the current source being output and green lit buttons indicate the video that will be output on the next transition. The V-1HD even lets you know which inputs have sources connected by illuminating the buttons of the inputs with connected sources. The V-1HD features broadcast style Preview/Program switching for professional results. The TRANSFORMER buttons can be used for instantly switching the video or applying effects. Three transition selection buttons permit quick change of mixing style to match style changes in a performance or broadcast. Transition effects include CUT, MIX (4 types) and WIPE (30 types). The auto scan function switches the video automatically across the four video inputs. By using the T-Fader and BPM SYNC button, you can deliver visuals synced to a music performance. Use the FREEZE button to temporarily pause the incoming video. The output fade function makes the output video fade to black or white.
Compositing Effects. Compositing two videos in one screen using Picture in Picture or the split function is ideal for seminars and presentations. The V-1HD also supports chroma key and luminance key which ideal for creating professional looking broadcasts using green screen backgrounds or for overlaying computer generated titles on top of video sources. Many of the visual performance functions made popular by the V-4EX and V-8 are included. Use the knob A and knob B to apply and adjust effects to the A bus and B bus respectively. Nine types of filter effects including silhouette, colorpass, negative and findedge are possible. Effects can also be triggered using the TRANSFORMER buttons for even more interactive visual performance possibilities.
Included is a 12 channel digital audio mixer. The V-1HD can mix 4 stereo audio inputs from the HDMI ports, the stereo line level input and a mic level input. Every channel is equipped with a delay function* to synchronize the video and the audio. Audio follow function enables the audio to transition along with the video. Reverb function and mastering function used for adjusting sound quality and volume are also supported. The final audio mix is both embedded in the HDMI output along with the video signal and is also output to the stereo audio output jacks for sending the audio mix to a PA system or recording it on an external device. *The maximum delay time is 500ms.
Menu and Settings
The on-screen menu display appears on the preview screen and is easy to operate with hardware controls. Making adjustments to parameters and operating the audio mixer can be made by simple operation of the buttons and the T-Fader on the unit.
The four-way multi-view preview screen shows all four input sources on a single display for confident moniotoring. A red border shows the video currently being output and a green one indicates the video to be output next. There are three types of view modes available for the preview output which are Multi-view, Output (as a secondary program output) and Preview. The on-screen display can be turned on or off.
Basic operations can be done by operating the buttons and the T-Fader on the unit. To make detailed settings you just need to connect a monitor to the preview connector.
Remote Control via USB or MIDI
Remote control is possible with the dedicated V-1HD RCS application on a PC, Mac or an iPad connected via a USB cable. The application offers a detailed view of the connected V-1HD and can be used to switch video, mix audio or change settings. You can control the unit from a music instrument or a sequencer via the MIDI input connector via MIDI. The V-1HD also transmits MIDI over USB and its controls can be mapped to popular visual performance software applications. *For more information on the dedicated application, see the Roland website. * Please use the iPad camera connection kit to connect an iPad to the V-1HD.
Excellent Product that records in HD without breaking the bank.
The Tech Guy on 2016-11-16