NAB 2019: Roland reveals new switcher and mixer

At this year’s NAB, Roland has brought us a new switcher and a new mixer, with their V-600UHD switcher and AV Streaming Mixer.

Let’s look at what NAB 2019 looks like for these two Roland products:

V-600UHD Video Switcher

The V-600UHD is a Multi-Format Video Switcher that’s making its big debut at NAB. It is capable of delivering full capabilities of 4K and lets you transition to 4K workflows. Scaling and format conversion is available on the inputs, allowing for simultaneous use of full HD and 4K sources as well as simultaneous output of 4K and 1080p resolutions.

The V-600UHD uses HDR and runs at a 60Hz framerate. It also supports BT.2020 and the RGB and BT.709 standards. Additionally, it has four HDMI 2.0 and two 12G-SDI inputs. Each input independently supports input and scaling of Full HD, UHD 4K, DCI 4K and PC resolutions from UXGA to DCI 4K with no need for external converters.

V-600UHD. Image courtesy Roland.

As for its audio management, the V-600UHD has 24bit 48kHz audio processing. Audio can be de-embedded from the currently selected source and be sent to an external sound mixer.

The Roland V-600UHD Multi-Format Video Switcher will be out by this summer.

VR-1HD AV streaming mixer

The VR-1HD has three HDMI inputs and each one accepts HD and computer video resolutions up to 1080p. HDMI-embedded audio from all sources can be mixed with the two XLR microphone inputs and analog line input.

In post, the VR1-HD offers a few options for layering video along with transitions. For instance, you can use Scene Switching. Scene Switching allows you to instantly switch between scenes containing preset arrangements of layered sources.

VR-1HD AV. Image courtesy Roland.

Also, the VR1-HD has an Auto Mixing function to balance sound levels and connects to a computer through USB 3.0 for livecasting and recording.

The Roland VR-1HD AV Streaming Mixer will be out by this summer as well.

Image courtesy Roland

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
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