Roland V-1HD Portable HD Video Switcher

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Main Features
  • Support for video cameras, action cameras, smart phones, tablet computers and other HDMI devices
  • Supports up to Full HD 1080p
  • Picture-in-picture and split functions
  • Full 12 Channel Audio Mixer Included
  • Two HDMI Outputs
  • Software Control using V-1HD RCS Application for Mac, PC and iPad
  • 4 HDMI inputs
  • Easy to Use Interface
  • Two EFFECTS knobs deliver genuine visual performance
  • Easy to Operate with Hardware Controls
  • Remote Control via USB or MIDI Connection
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The V-1HD Vision Switch by Roland makes it easy to connect and switch video cameras, smart phones, computers, tablets, Blu-ray players and other HDMI video sources with a simple push of a button or slide of the T-Fader. It supports professional compositing effects such as picture-in-picture and keying allowing for graphic insets, titling or even “green screen” ideal for news broadcast or corporate training productions.

So compact and portable, you can bring the V-1HD and use it anywhere!

The compact V-1HD is an ideal portable solution switching video and action cameras for webcasts or recording.

The V-1HD effortlessly mixes high resolution computer and HD camera sources and gives visual artists unique filter effects and transition performance features including Roland's legendary "TRANSFORMER" buttons.   

The V-1HD is an easy to use tool for students of all ages to broadcast or record sporting events, performances and other activities around campus.   

The V-1HD is ideal for presentations in conference rooms or at live events allowing for switching of video from different sources such as computers and video cameras.

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 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.

Filter effects with real-time visual performance control.
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.

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.
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.


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)
    HDMI: 1080/59.94i,1080/50i,1080/59.94p,
    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)
    GR-CHROMAKEY@, BL-CHROMAKEY@, PinP(1/4)@, PinP(1/2)@,
    *@ 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)
    Analog: 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 (WHITE/BLACK)

Power Supply

    AC adaptor

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Power Consumption



    313 (W) x 102 (D) x 59 (H) mm / 12-1/3 (W) x 4 (D) x 2-1/3 (H) inches


    1.2 kg (excluding AC adaptor) 2 lbs 10-2/5 oz


    Owner’s Manual, AC Adaptor, Power Cord, Cord Hook

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  • Q:

    I have been a presentation coordinator back in the days when VHS was not quite as archaic as it is now. Things have moved on a lot since then but with just those fairly rudimentary skills will I be able to use a Roland v-1HD Portable HD Video Switcher to mix two audio sources together with 2 or 3 different variously transitioning audioless video sources for a particular 'broadcast', and then easily transition over to a 4th or 5th HDMI connected video source with its own audio (eg Youtube) without being a genius? If any or all of those Audio & Video sources are delivered via 4 or 5 Wireless HDMI Video Transmission Transmitter/Receiver paired devices am I likely to run into trouble? thanks
    Asked on 14/1/2016 by Vol from NSW Australia

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Hi Vol,

      There should be no issues connecting up wireless receivers into the inputs of this unit. So long as they don't do anything strange to the original signal - it shouldn't cause you any concerns.

      It's designed as a very compact, simple solution to mixing. Most Roland video products are designed intuitively so that you can just hop on & get to work.

      Answered on 17/1/2016 by Sales Team from Videoguys
  • Q:

    You answered the wrong question I want to know if the output can be recorded as usually HDCP blocks this. So does the Roland permit the output to be recorded or does HDCP interrupt this?
    Asked on 24/11/2015 by frank from burwood east victoria

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Depends on your input source. IE if you feed in signal with HDCP (ie bluray source etc) then the output will be HDCP so then NO you cant record it. If all your input sources have no HDCP then yes you will be able to record it. The unit will pass through HDCP if the source is HDCP, but the monitor or projector must also be HDCP complaint. I don't know of any Recorder that can record HDCP, via HDMI. (HDCP is copy protection that cant be striped out, this will be illegal)

      Answered on 25/11/2015 by Michael from Videoguys
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Roland V-1HD Portable HD Video Switcher
  • Owner's Manual
  • AC Adaptor
  • Power Cord
  • Cord Hook

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Roland V-1HD Portable HD Video Switcher
  • Owner's Manual
  • AC Adaptor
  • Power Cord
  • Cord Hook
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