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Roland V-8HD HD Video Switcher

$2,599.00
  • Vendor: Roland
  • Product Type: Production Switchers

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Unlock New Creative Possibilities

Versatile, portable, and reliable, the Roland V-8HD brings a world of creative options to live event switching. Its all-in-one hardware design eliminates computer setup hassles and software-based crashes, while the HDMI workflow and loaded professional toolset streamline production and reduce stress on the gig.

Features

  • All HDMI workflow
  • Five-layer effects and keying engine
  • Built-in multi-viewer preview monitor
  • Aux output for a different video feed
  • Execute smooth transitions using the T-bar fader
  • Technology-assisted automatic video switching
  • [Version 2.0] Powerful live production automation with sequencing, macros, and preset memories
  • [Version 2.0] Newly supported 23.98Hz, 24Hz, 25Hz, 29.97Hz, 30Hz of output formats
  • Eight-slot still store function supports screen capture and import of BMP, JPEG and transparent PNG images to internal non-volatile memory
  • Ultra-mobile, lightweight, and efficient
  • 18-channel digital audio mixer with a wide range of effects, including sync delay on each channel
  • Remote start and stop of Atomos recorders
  • Free iPad remote control app available

Tap Into Deeper Control with Version 2.0

The V-8HD continues to evolve with the Version 2.0 update, adding next-generation cue management and live show automation tools that make tough production tasks simple. The update brings many new features first introduced with the flagship V-160HD, including macros, advanced sequencing, transparent PNG image support, and more. Version 2.0 is a free, user-installable update for all V-8HD owners. Get Version 2.0

Maximum Connectivity

Nearly all modern cameras and digital video devices use HDMI, the most common AV connector on the planet. The V-8HD seamlessly mixes eight HDMI sources with Full HD support, even when the sources have mismatched frame rates and color spaces. And with the built-in scalers on two of the HDMI inputs, you can easily interface with client-provided sources like computers, tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles, and legacy 4:3 devices.

The Power of More

Creative professionals need more video inputs for layered graphics and visual effects, and business professionals often need multiple backup video sources. Having the ability to meet all these needs brings satisfied clients and greater audience engagement. 

Set Up Layers, Effects, and Keys

Video effects, layers, and graphics add polish and excitement to any production. With the V-8HD’s five composition layers, you’ll always keep audiences engaged with visually appealing content. Prepare the content according to client specifications and separate it into layers:
Layer 1 and 2: Start by creating a basic background setup for mixing between two sources.
Layer 3 and 4: Drop in two picture-in-picture layers with chroma and luminance effects.
Layer 5: Add one downstream keyer layer with chroma, luminance, and [Version 2.0] alpha effects or external fill and key inputs.

Ultra-Mobile, Lightweight, and Efficient

The AV production table is the last thing on an event organizer’s mind. Thanks to its compact footprint, the V-8HD fits effortlessly into any live production environment, even when you have to deal with minimal setup space. And it only weighs around 4 lb./2 kg, making it easy to carry in a backpack or luggage. With its smart feature set, eight HDMI inputs, built-in 18-channel audio mixer, and support for external battery power, the streamlined V-8HD is the most versatile and efficient HDMI switcher available.

Instant Recall with Memories and Macros

With the V-8HD, storing and recalling unique looks requires only a few button presses.

  • The 24 preset memories and powerful composition effects engine work together to provide a completely seamless load between different looks, including synchronizing the transition of all effect layers on and off at the Program output.
  • [Version 2.0] The 100 macros go even deeper, allowing you to build and trigger complex action lists that include switching, DSK on/off, audio mixing adjustments, and much more.

Our free remote control software for iPad further enhances this workflow, providing a large graphical interface for setting up and previewing actions before you take them live.

[Version 2.0] One-Touch Automation

The V-8HD’s newly developed sequencer makes presets and macros even more powerful, allowing a single operator to execute perfectly timed cues with ease. Up to 1000 steps can be recorded in the sequencer, and each step can include both presets and macros. Simply set up your cues ahead of time in the sequence list and trigger them in order by pressing a button on the panel. With the power of the V-8HD’s sequencer, you can tackle the most complex events without ever breaking a sweat.

Separate Feeds for Separate Needs

Presenter confidence monitors, live streams, and recording feeds often require different visual content from the main program output. The V-8HD has you covered, with assignment buttons for sending any of your connected input devices to a dedicated aux output without affecting the main feed. 

Built-In Multi-viewer Display

The V-8HD’s bright, 4.3-inch multi-viewer display means less gear to buy and haul to the gig. From a single screen, you can monitor all eight video inputs, PGM, and PVW plus menu overlay. Input windows show camcorder recording status and embedded audio levels. 

Audio and Effects

A crystal-clear sound mix is essential for professional presentations. That’s easy to achieve with the V-8HD, which allows pros and beginners alike to quickly create engaging mixes that sound great. The studio-grade, 18-channel audio mixer blends signals from the eight HDMI inputs and stereo RCA inputs.

Automated Video Switching

The V-8HD makes your job easier with three technology assisted automatic switching modes. Input Scan switches input sources randomly or in sequence, while Preset Memory Scan switches between preset memories. Beats Per Minute (BPM) Sync is also available, automatically switching Preview and Program at a specified tempo.

Record Triggering and Confirmation

Many technical elements contribute to a successful recording. But forgetting to hit the record button means the difference between getting paid for the job or not. Via HDMI, the V-8HD operator can trigger Atomos recorders to start and stop recording. And some camcorders even display a recording confirmation icon on the input channel of the V-8HD's multi-viewer screen.

V-8HD iPad Remote Control Utility

The dedicated V-8HD remote control app turns an iPad into an efficient touch interface for the V-8HD. Run essential switching functions, mix audio with virtual faders, change settings and effect parameters quickly, and create up to eight custom scenes for fast, efficient setup changes.

Hands-Free Switching and Control

Stomp on a BOSS single or double footswitch to execute over 100 different switcher commands. Cut to a still image, transition PIP on/off the screen, or drop in a keyed lower third title.

Find out further info at Roland.com

VIDEO
Video Processing 4:2:2 (Y/Pb/Pr), 8-bit
Input Connectors INPUT 1--6: HDMI type A x 6
* HDCP Supported
INPUT 7--8: HDMI type A x 2
* HDCP Supported
* Multi-format Supported
Output Connectors OUTPUT 1--3: HDMI type A x 3
* HDCP Supported
Supported Video Input Formats INPUT 1-6
720/59.94p *1, *3
720/50p *1, *41080/59.94i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/60p, 1080/29.97p, 1080/30p *2, *3
1080/50i, 1080/50p, 1080/25p *2, *4
1080/23.98p, 1080/24p *2
* The input interlaced video signal is converted to progressive video signal by internal processing.
*1 SYSTEM FORMAT = 720p
*2 SYSTEM FORMAT = 1080i or 1080p
*3 FRAME RATE = 59.94 Hz
*4 FRAME RATE = 50 Hz
INPUT 7-8
480/59.94i, 480/59.94p, 720/59.94p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/60p, 1080/29.97p, 1080/30p *1
576/50i, 576/50p, 720/50p, 1080/50i, 1080/50p, 1080/25p *2
1080/23.98p, 1080/24p
VGA (640×480/60Hz), SVGA (800×600/60Hz), XGA (1024×768/60Hz)
WXGA (1280×800/60Hz), SXGA (1280×1024/60Hz)
FWXGA (1366×768/60Hz), SXGA+ (1400×1050/60Hz)
UXGA (1600×1200/60Hz), WUXGA (1920×1200/60Hz)
* The refresh rate is the maximum value of each resolution.
* Conforms to CEA-861-E,VESA DMT Version 1.0 Revision 11.
* 1920 x 1200/60 Hz: Reduced blanking
* The input interlaced video signal is converted to progressive video signal by internal processing.
*1 FRAME RATE = 59.94 Hz
*2 FRAME RATE = 50 Hz
Still Image Bitmap File (.bmp) Maximum 1920 x 1080 pixels, 24-bit color, uncompressed.
PNG File (.png) Maximum 1920 x 1080 pixels, 24-bit color
* It can be stored up to 8 files in the internal memory.
* PNG alpha channel not supported.
Supported Video Output Formats OUTPUT 1-2:
720/59.94p *1, *4
720/50p *1, *5
1080/59.94i *2, *4
1080/50i *2, *5
1080/59.94p *3, *4
1080/50p *3, *5
*1 SYSTEM FORMAT = 720p
*2 SYSTEM FORMAT = 1080i
*3 SYSTEM FORMAT = 1080p
*4 FRAME RATE = 59.94 Hz
*5 FRAME RATE = 50 Hz
OUTPUT 3:
1080/59.94p *1
1080/50p *2
*1 FRAME RATE = 59.94 Hz
*2 FRAME RATE = 50 Hz
Video Effects Transition: CUT, MIX (DISSOLVE/FAM/NAM), WIPE (8 types)
Composition: PinP x 2 (SQUARE, CIRCLE, DIAMOND), SPLIT (2 types), Keyer x 2 (Luminance Key, Chroma Key), DSK (Luminance Key, Chroma Key)
Others: Flip horizontal, Flip vertical, Still Image Capture, Still Image Playback, Output fade (Audio, Video: WHITE or BLACK), Test pattern output
AUDIO
Audio Processing Sampling rate: 24 bits/48 kHz
Audio formats Linear PCM, 24 bits/48 kHz, 2ch
Audio Effects Delay, High pass filter, Compressor, Noise gate, Equalizer, Multi-band compressor, Limiter, Test tone output
CONNECTORS
Input Connectors INPUT 1--8: HDMI Type A x 8
AUDIO IN: RCA phono type
Output Connectors OUTPUT 1--3: HDMI Type A x 3
AUDIO OUT: RCA phono type
PHONES: Stereo miniature type
Other Connectors USB MEMORY: USB A type (for USB flash drive)
REMOTE:USB B Type (for remote control from iPad)
CTL/EXP:1/4-inch TRS phone type
Other Functions Preset Memory (8 types)
Panel lock function
EDID Emulator
Auto Switching
Auto Input Detect
AUDIO INPUT/OUTPUT CHARACTERISTICS
Input Level AUDIO IN: -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu)
Input Impedance AUDIO IN: 38 k ohms
Output Level AUDIO OUT: -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu)
PHONES: 92 mW + 92 mW (32 ohms)
Output Impedance AUDIO OUT: 1 k ohm
PHONES: 10 ohms
OTHER
Display 4.3 inches TFT Color LCD: 480 x 272 dots
Power Supply AC Adaptor
Current Draw 3.3 A
Power Consumption 39.6 W
Dimensions 317 (W) x 193 (D) x 70 (H) mm
12-1/2 (W) x 7-5/8 (D) x 2-13/16 (H) inches
Weight 2.0 kg
4 lbs 7 oz
* Excluding AC adaptor.
Operation Temperature +0 to +40 degrees Celsius
+32 to +104 degrees Fahrenheit
Accessories Owner's Manual
AC adaptor
Power cord
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
Specifications correct at time of publication
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