Roland has premiered the V-1SDI Video Switcher, a compact and portable switcher that can accommodate 3G-SDI and HDMI audio/video sources with resolutions up to 1080p and features a host of professional compositing effects and DSK (down-stream key) capabilities.
The Roland V-1SDI provides switching for 3G-SDI cameras and playback sources, along with HDMI sources including cameras, smart phones, computers, tablets and Blu-ray players. It has two dedicated 3G-SDI inputs, a third channel input that supports 3G-SDI or HDMI and a fourth channel HDMI input that also includes scaling. Inputs 1 to 3 of the V-1SDI support 1080p/1080i/720p video resolutions with Input 4’s scaler supporting a wider range of video and VESA resolutions. This makes the V-1SDI ideal in a variety of configurations for both all-camera applications and applications that mix cameras, video sources and computer data sources. In addition, it has a 14-channel audio mixer for mixing stereo audio from SDI, HDMI and external stereo audio sources and its dedicated microphone input. The V-1SDI includes two SDI program and preview outputs, an HDMI output and a stereo audio output.
Roland V-1SDI Video Switcher Features:
» Support for SDI and HDMI cameras, smartphones, tablet computers and PCs etc.
» Compact size
» Supports up to Full HD 1080p
» 3 x 3G-SDI and 2 x HDMI* inputs
» 2 x 3G-SDI and 1 x HDMI* output
» Quad input multi-viewer with source labelling and audio metering
» Composition effects including DSK (Downstream Keyer), picture-in-picture etc.
» Full 14 channel audio mixer included
» Software control using V-1SDI RCS application for Mac and PC and remote control via RS-232 connection
The V-1SDI gives users picture-in-picture and split compositing effects for graphic insets, plus a DSK allowing for switching of input sources underneath overlaid titles and graphics and green screen capabilities. The V-1SDI also has output fade including audio fade-out and Auto-Scan functions. The 14-channel audio mixer offers three-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-1SDI supports mono or stereo plug-in-powered microphones.
The V-1SDI includes two SDI program and preview outputs, an HDMI output and a stereo audio output. Both the SDI and HDMI preview outputs can be set to a multiview mode, where all inputs are displayed with colored borders indicating the program and preview selections, or in a full-screen mode. The HDMI multiview output also includes audio metering for the audio sources. In addition, the preview output can be used for additional, menu-driven setup control, or as a second output for applications such as a simultaneous webcast or recording output. The V-1SDI can also be controlled by the companion PC/Mac application when connected by USB and also has RS-232 for integration in third-party control systems.
The V-1SDI has two dedicated 3G SDI inputs, a third channel input that supports 3G SDI or HDMI and a fourth channel HDMI input that also includes scaling. This makes the V-1SDI ideal in a variety of configurations for both an all camera applications and applications that mix cameras, video sources and computer data sources. Inputs 1 to 3 of the V-1SDI support 1080p/1080i/720p video resolutions with Input 4’s scaler supporting a wider range of video and VESA resolutions. Both progressive and interlace signals can be input allowing for both 1080i and 1080p signals to be used at the same time. HDCP is supported (Note: Video is only output from HDMI when HDCP is enabled. SDI outputs are disabled when HDCP is enabled) for input of copy protected content from devices such as Blu-ray disc players.
The V-1SDI features a clean, intuitive control layout with multi-function buttons and knobs and a large T-Fader for key and transition operations. Its rugged construction ensures long-term reliability even under the most demanding conditions of portable and professional use.
The Roland V-1SDI High-Definition Video Switcher will cost $1,495 and be available mid-October 2016.