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Roland Announces 2 M/E Broadcast and Live Production Switcher with Hybrid Engine

Combines a production switcher with a multi-format presentation switcher

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Roland’s video switchers, such as the V-800HD, VR-50HD and V-1600HD, are known for accepting multiple formats and outputting in one format ideal for live production and corporate presentations. The new Roland V-1200HD features a new “hybrid” engine that combines a 4:2:2 2-M/E switcher with a 4:4:4/10-bit multi-format processor presentation switcher.

M/E modes are selectable and a configurable buss structure allows up to six video layers of composition and two independent auxiliary video outputs ideal for broadcast applications. The multi-format processor enables RGB 4:4:4/10-bit processing best suited for computer formats with scaling that allows for splitting content across two screens. A 4K switching mode simulates a routing switcher by combining four SDI inputs or output to achieve a single 4K source.

Installing the XI-SDI expansion card enables 4K routing of up to three inputs and two outputs. The V-1200HD’s “hybrid” engine and affordable price point makes it a choice for many markets including broadcast, streaming, government, worship, education and production rental.

The Roland V-1200HD features 16 assignable cross-points with 10 SDI and four HDMI inputs, and six SDI and two HDMI outputs standard. Two HDMI inputs are equipped with scalers to handle multiple formats from 3G, HD, SD and VESA computer resolutions. The V-1200HD features two XI-Card expansion slots on the rear of the switcher to expand video and audio I/O. This includes the new SDI, DVI-I and SFP formats, as well as XI-Cards that were recently introduced for Roland’s M-5000 Live Audio Console that include Dante, MADI, and Roland’s REAC digital audio protocol.

The V-1200HD can be controlled by the V-1200HDR Control Surface; a dedicated controller with touch screen, T-bar, and control knob switches and buttons. The “touch and turn” feature ensures precise operational control when adjusting mixing parameters. The V-1200HD also has two HDMI inputs for display of the V-1200HD multi-view outputs on the built-in touch screens. The V-1200HD RCS is a dedicated software application that controls all the mixing parameters from a computer to use in conjunction with either the V-1200HDR or on its own.

The V-1200HD also supports control of up to four PTZ cameras that support the Visca protocol using RS-422 with scene storage for direction, zoom and pan positioning useful for live production and broadcast studio applications. The on-board digital audio mixer supports up to 16 channels of audio.