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Roland Unveils the ‘V-40HD’ Multi-Format Video Mixer

Unit is designed to support live events, installations where flexibility is key

Professional audiovisual supplier Roland Systems Group introduces the Roland V-40HD Multi-Format Live Video Switcher.
The V-40HD is designed for live events or installations that require the freedom to connect a variety of analog, digital, computer or video sources, and each input has its own broadcast quality scaler that individually scales each source as required to fit the chosen output resolution, Roland says.
The V-40HD has 12 inputs on four channels, plus one background, and two output buses with independent scalers on the inputs and outputs to connect high definition multimedia interface (HDMI)/digital video interface (DVI), red green blue (RGB), component and composite sources, Roland says. The V-40HD supports input/output resolutions up to 1080/60p or 1920×1200, and it enables users to mix copy-protected content with other sources.
It also features an input source multi-viewer output for a monitoring solution when connected to an HDMI monitor, and it is equipped with an audio input bus with volume and delay settings to embed audio into the HDMI output signal, for streaming and recording, the company says.
In addition, a multi-zoom feature can be enabled when one input source is shared internally with up to three more inputs daisy-chaining it. The scaler for each input can zoom into any position in the image, creating a virtual multi-camera environment. Additional effects include a down stream keyer (DSK), picture-in-picture and multiple transitions.
The unit’s efficient heat-radiating design does not require a cooling fan and is therefore quieter than other models, Roland says. Further, standards for a musical digital interface (MIDI) and the Energy Information Administration’s requirement for transmitted serial data—the RS-232—are supported, allowing control and integration with devices like a V-mixer or remote control using a wall panel, the firm adds.