Roland VR50HD HD Multi-Format AV Mixer

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Main Features
  • Supports 3G/HD/SD SDI, HDMI, RGB/Component, and Composite Video Inputs Up to 1080p (3G SDI)
  • 12-Channel Digital Audio Mixer with XLR, TRS, and RCA jacks along with audio from SDI and HDMI inputs
  • Built-In Preview Touch Monitor (7 inch Graphic color LCD 800 x 480 dots)
  • HDCP Support
  • 12 input, 4-Channel Video plus still channel Multi-Format Switcher
  • Embedding of audio with delay settings
  • 4 Layer, Compositing of PinP, PinP/KEY, and STILL
  • External Multi-View Output through HDMI
  • USB3.0 Video/Audio Output for web streaming and recording up to 1080p (uncompressed)

A complete portable HD studio in a single unit. Single-person operation of sound and picture using faders, buttons and touch screen. The Roland VR-50HD all-in-one AV mixer beautifully integrates an audio mixer, video switcher, multi-viewer touch screen and USB video/audio streaming into a stand-alone device. This single unit delivers functionality that until now required a number of peripheral devices to accomplish. This portable live HD production solution is ideal for schools, churches, council meetings, corporate events, sports, trainings, or any other live event.

Until now, achieving a high-definition AV studio with live streaming required a large amount of equipment: video switchers, audio mixers, converters for adjusting the input signals of devices with different resolutions, LCD monitors, and so on.

The VR-50HD is an all-in-one device − a complete high-definition production center in a single unit. You can connect cameras, computers, Blu-ray players, DVD players, microphones, iPads, and more for use as input devices, without having to worry about whether the equipment is analog or digital or what formats they output. In addition to HD-SDI and HDMI output for HD recording equipment, the unit also provides USB 3.0 and 2.0 output. This enables the ability to connect a computer and perform live streaming and recording. All digital video output connectors include embedded audio as well.

You never know what kind of material on what devices/media will be brought to a presentation or live event. The notebook computers that presenters bring can have a variety of connectors from VGA to DVI, HDMI, and others. Resolutions are also diverse, and quick accommodation is not always possible. Use of commercially available Blu-ray discs and DVDs can also run into the problem of playback being restricted by HDCP.

The VR-50HD resolves such issues without the need for any additional equipment. Even when input devices use different resolutions, internal scalers perform automatic conversion to the optimal resolution. The built-in scalers also let you expand and reduce video and still images however you like for perfect framing. The VR-50HD features an HDCP mode that lets you input and switch commercial digital video from sources such as Blu-ray discs or game consoles encoded using HDCP digital copyright management technology. This is a multi-format AV mixer that you can count on to handle whatever material turns up on-site.

*In HDCP mode, only HDMI output can be used. Use of SDI, RGB/Component, Composite, analog audio output is not possible. *Commercial use of content requires the permission of the copyright-holder.

Main features

12 input, 4-Channel Multi-format Video Switcher At total of 12 HDMI, 3G/HD/SD-SDI/SDI, RGB/COMPONENT, and composite inputs are provided. In addition to professional HD cameras, you can connect equipment that ranges from computers and Blu-ray and DVD players to video cameras using composite output. The unit features multi-format specifications that allows you to never have to worry about differences in resolution among input devices. *6 channel switching is possible when not using compositing features such as PinP and Key.

Built-In Preview Touch Monitor The VR-50HD is equipped with a large 7-inch touch-panel LCD screen that enables truly intuitive operation. Using the seven-way multi-viewer to display four input pictures, composited material, and program out simultaneously eliminates the need for external monitors. You can also switch to quad multi-view. Advanced settings for picture and sound can also be made using the touch panel, so you can get started right away without having to read the manual.

Four Layer Composition The composition feature supports a total of four layers. This lets you place keyed video on picture-in-picture, then also superimpose a still picture imported into the unit's internal memory over that. PinP and key compositing use independent scalers, so you can adjust the positions and sizes however you like. You can switch the effects on and off at any time using the dedicated composition buttons. You can set the order of succession for PinP, PinP/KEY, and STILL to your preference. *The VR-50HD can store up to 4 still images in the internal memory. *STILL position and size compositing can not be adjusted.

12-Channel Digital Audio Mixer The VR-50HD features a 12-channel digital audio mixer that mixes audio from cameras in addition to sound from four microphones, computers, and DVD players. Capturing and mixing 3G/HD/SD-SDI/HDMI audio in the audio mixer is also possible. Using the "Audio Follow" feature, you can even make the audio switch automatically from one source to another as the video source changes. Built-in delay and equalizer features make possible a broad range of use, from seminars to musical events.

USB3.0 Video/Audio Output The USB 2.0/3.0 output enables web streaming with ease by simply connecting to a computer running a live streaming service. Recording is equally simple by using QuickTime or the dedicated Windows/Mac capture software, the Video Capture for VR. The video format is up to 1080/59.94p through USB3.0 and up to 720/29.97p through USB2.0. The resolution and frame rate of video format and audio level and delay can be changed thanks to the dedicated scaler and the dedicated volume and delay for the USB output.

Video Capture for VR Video Capture for VR is application software that captures video and audio signals output from the VR-50HD USB port and saves them to movie files on your connected Windows/Mac


Video

Processing
4:4:4 (RGB), 10-bit
4:2:2 (Y/Pb/Pr), 10-bit

Input Connectors

3G/HD/SD-SDI: BNC type x 4 (INPUT 1--4)
* Conforms to SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-AB), 292M, 259M-C. HDMI(DVI-D): Type A(19pin) x 4 (INPUT 1--4
* HDCP Supported.
Analog RGB/HD-Component: Mini D-sub 15-pin type x 2 (INPUT 1--2)
Analog Video (SD): Composite (BNC type) x 2 (INPUT 1--2)
* INPUT 1-2: Select SDI, HDMI or Analog RGB, Composite using menu.
* INPUT 3-4: Select SDI, HDMI using menu.

Output Connectors
3G/HD/SD-SDI: BNC type x 2 (PGM OUT, AUX OUT
* Conforms to SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-AB), 292M, 259M-C HDMI(DVI-D): Type A(19pin) x 3 (PGM OUT, AUX OUT, MULTI VIEW
* HDCP Supported Analog RGB/HD-Component: Mini D-sub 15-pin type x 2 (PGM OUT, AUX OUT)

Input/Output Level and Impedance

Composite: 1.0 Vp-p 75 ohms
Analog RGB: 0.7 Vp-p 75 ohms (H, V: 5 VTTL)
Analog HD: 1.0 Vp-p 75 ohms (Sync-Signal: Bi-Level/Tri-Level)

Supported Video Formats

SDI

480/59.94i, 576/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p
* Conforms to SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.601-5.
HDMI:(*2)
480/59.94i, 576/50i, 480/59.94p, 576/50p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p 1024768/60Hz(*1), 1280720/60Hz(*1), 1280800/60Hz(*1), 12801024/60Hz(*1), 14001050/60Hz, 1920x1080/60Hz
HDMI(MULTI-VIEW Output):(*2)
1080/59.94p

Component

480/59.94i, 576/50i, 480/59.94p, 576/50p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p
RGB:(*2)
1024768/60Hz(*1), 1280720/60Hz(*1), 1280800/60Hz(*1), 12801024/60Hz(*1), 14001050/60Hz, 1920x1080/60Hz

Composite

NTSC, PAL

*Note
*1 Output refresh rate is 75 Hz when frame rate is set to 50 Hz.
*2 Conforms to CEA-861-E or VESA DMT Version 1.0 Revision 11.
* The video signal frame rate must match the unit's frame rate setting.
* The output format of HDMI and RGB/Component is always the same.
When a Video format is selected, component signal is output from the RGB/COMPONENT connector.
When a RGB format is selected, RGB signal is output from the RGB/COMPONENT connector.

USB-VIDEO
480/29.97p, 576/25p, 480/59.94p, 576/50p, 720/29.97p, 720/25p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/29.97p, 1080/25p, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p
Still Image
Windows(R) Bitmap File (.bmp)
* Maximum 1920 x 1080 pixels, 24-bit per pixel, uncompressed.

Effects
Transition: Mix, Cut, NAM, FAM, Wipe (9 patterns)
Composition: PinP, Chrominance Key, Luminance Key
Others: Output Fade, Output Freeze, User Logo

Audio

Audio Processing

Sampling Rate: 24-bit/48 kHz

Input Connectors

AUDIO IN (1 to 4) jacks (XLR/TRS combo type)
* XLR type: 1 GND, 2 HOT, 3 COLD
* Phantom Power: DC 48 V (unloaded maximum), 5 mA (maximum load) (Current value per channel).
AUDIO IN (5 to 8) jacks (RCA phono type)
AUDIO IN (9 to 12) jacks (TRS type)

Output Connectors

AUDIO OUT L,R jacks (XLR-3-32 type)
* XLR type: 1 GND, 2 HOT, 3 COLD
AUDIO OUT L,R jacks (RCA phono type)
PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type) (headphones)
PHONES jack (Stereo miniature type) (headphones)

Input Level and Impedance

XLR/TRS: -68 to +4 dBu (Maximum: +22 dBu, 4 k ohms)
RCA phono: -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu, 11 k ohms)
TRS: +4 dBu (Maximum: +22 dBu, 98 k ohms)

Output Level and Impedance

XLR: +22 dBu (Maximum: +22 dBu, 600 ohms)
RCA phono: -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu, 1 k ohms)
Headphones: 25 mW + 25 mW, 20 ohms

Audio Formats
SDI: Linear PCM, 24bit, 48kHz, 2ch
* SMPTE 299M, SMPTE 272M-C
HDMI: Linear PCM, 24bit, 48kHz, 2ch
USB-AUDIO: Linear PCM, 16bit, 48kHz, 2ch

Audio Effects

Channel Effects: Compressor, Noise Gate, 3-Band EQ, Delay
Master Effects: Mastering, 3-Band EQ, Reverb

Others
Remote
Remote MIDI: 5 pin DIN type (IN, OUT/THRU)
RS-232C: D-sub 9 pin type x 1

USB Interface

USB2.0 port(host): Hi-Speed USB: Type A (for USB memory)
USB3.0 port(device): Type B for USB-VIDEO (Super-Speed/Hi-Speed), USB-AUDIO (Full-Speed)
- Uncompressed Video 4:2:2 (Y/Pb/Pr), 8-bit
- Bit-rate: max 2Gbit/s (1080/59.94p only active pixels)
- UVC (USB Video Class) supported uncompressed Video

Display

7 inch Graphic color LCD 800 x 480 dots (touch screen)

Power Supply

AC Adaptor DC 24V Secondary AC Adaptor DC 9 V to 16 V (XLR-4-32 type)

Current Draw

2.5 A (DC 24V)

Operation Temperature

+0 to +40 degrees Celsius +32 to +104 degrees Fahrenheit

Size and Weight
Width
434 mm
17-1/8 inches
Depth
306 mm
12-1/16 inches
Height
149 mm
5-7/8 inches
Weight
5.3 kg
11 lbs. 11 oz.

Notes
* 0dBu=0.775 Vrms
* This product is a Class A digital device under FCC part 15.
* In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.
* This product is intended for use in the following Electromagnetic environments: E1:residential, E2:commercial and light industrial, E3:urban outdoors, E4:controlled EMC environment, ex. recording studio (broadcasting studio) which are specified in EN55103-1 and EN55103-2.

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Roland VR50HD HD Multi-Format AV Mixer
 
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4.0

Great Products

By Rob

from Melbourne

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Pros

  • Easy Set up
  • Love the touch screen
  • Wide variety on inputs

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Roland VR50HD HD Multi-Format AV Mixer:

      We use this mixer in an environment where a wide variety of devices are presented to us for use in av presentations, the VRroHD seems to hit the spot, allowing us the flexibility to attach these devices on the run

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      4.0

      Exciting new Toy

      By CV-TC

      from Sydney Australia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Very Powerful Vision Mix

      Cons

      • Audio Side A Bit Clunky
      • Doesn't Always Auto Sync
      • Menus Slow To Navigate

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      • Pro Av

      Comments about Roland VR50HD HD Multi-Format AV Mixer:

      Very Powerful, low latency Vision Mixer.
      Audio integration is a bit harder to setup and use than the Vision side.

      sometime the auto sync on RGBHV signals picks the wrong colour space and you have to manually change it.

      works very well controlling the AV for our function space. the ability to create an archival recording via USB 3 is a fantastic addition I can sell to my corporate clients.

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        I really wanted to purchase the Roland VR50HD Multi Format AV Mixer. I wanted it to be shipped to Papua New Guinea within the next two weeks. I needed to use a simple video mixer of that sort to help host a stage live performance.\

        Please advise on this.
        Asked on 30/4/2015 by Jay from Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

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          No sorry we don't ship overseas.

          Answered on 30/4/2015 by Michael from Videoguys
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