Edirol Announces HD-Ready Video Switcher

Reprinted from an Edirol press release:

EDIROL today previewed their new multi format live video mixer/switcher – the V-400HD – at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas. The V-400HD offers a professional high resolution video solution for live events, community broadcast, corporate & worship installations.

Building on the success of the Edirol V-4, the HD mixer seamlessly mixes SD video, HD video, and computer signals up to SXGA – 8 inputs in total. The output format is selectable between 1080i, 720p or XGA/SXGA. It offers an array of transitions, Picture-in-Picture locations via joystick as well as two Keyers (SD and HD).

Kim Nunney, President of Edirol North America, comments, “We are excited about offering a solution that will allow our customers to grow into HD. With the V-400HD’s ability to handle standard video and computer inputs, many users can start using it now with their current cameras and data projectors. As they acquire HD/HDV cameras or higher-resolution display technology, the mixer will continue to serve them well”.

Among its many unique features the V-400HD has the ability to chain multiple units together. This enables a single HD image to be spread across multiple output displays – ideal for multiscreen performance. In addition, V-LINK* allows the mixer to be controlled from any Roland/Edirol instrument via MIDI. Traditional computer control via RS-232C is also supported.

The V-400HD is expected to be available early 4th quarter 2005.

EDIROL North America will be demonstrating the V-400HD at the NAB show in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth SL4926, April 18-21, 2005.

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