Roland, a member of the Roland Group of companies, is dedicated to the support of audio and video professionals demanding excellence in both performance and system design.

Through the development and support of video and audio products, we endeavor to improve workflow and maximize creative possibilities in a variety of markets. Markets we serve: Broadcast • Education • Legal • Live Production • Sports • Theater • Theme Park • Videography • Visual Performance • Worship.

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 V-1200HD a 2 M/E Broadcast and Live ProductionV1200HD-350 Switcher with Hybrid Engine

Roland’s popular 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 bussing 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 full 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 revolutionary “Hybrid” engine and affordable price point makes it ideal for many markets including broadcast, streaming, corporate events, worship, education, and production rental.

The Roland V-1200HD features 16 assignable cross-points with 10 SDI and 4 HDMI inputs and 6 SDI and 2 HDMI outputs as 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 using XI Expansion cards which include the new SDI, DVI-I, SFP 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 XI-Cards allow the V-1200HD to be flexible in both audio and video configurations found in live production and broadcasting applications. Additionally the XI-Card options ensures that the Roland V-1200HD not only supports current audio and video protocol standards but is future proof in new format standards.

The flexibility of the V-1200HD extends to the user interface. 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 of the mixing parameters from a computer to use in conjunction with either the V-1200HDR or on its own. For more complex mixing configurations the V-1200HD RCS software application can control up to four V-1200HD units simultaneously on one network. You can separate operating functions by using a multi-person team. For example video camera switching can be done by the V-1200HDR controller and projector-output switching via the V-1200RCS software.

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 powerful digital audio processing engine enables a total of 92 input/output channels from SDI, HDMI and can embed and de-embed analog or digital audio. The on-board digital audio mixer supports up to 16 channels of audio.

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The VR-3EX

Roland Systems Group debuts the Roland VR-3EX, their latest All-In-One A/V Mixer that strengthens and expands a growing line-up of live production, web streaming and recording solutions. The Roland VR-3EX boasts an audio mixer, video mixer, touchscreen monitor, and USB port for streaming and recording. The unit advances the popular entry model, the Roland VR-3, by adding 4 HDMI inputs/outputs, built-in scaling with resolutions up to 1080p and WUXGA, HDCP support, full 18-channel digital audio mixer with effects, and over 200 video transitions and effects.

The Roland VR-3EX expanded feature set and affordable price point makes it ideal for a variety of markets including house of worship, education, corporate A/V, live production, and sports. The VR-3EX’s sleek and compact design lends itself to portable applications as well as permanent installations especially when size and space are considerations.

The innovative design incorporates a video switcher, audio mixing, touch select preview monitor and streaming-ready USB output all in a single unit. Video inputs one to three features composite (RCA) or HDMI (SD only) while input four accepts HDMI, RGB/Component or composite video. The output features the ability to scale resolutions up to 1080p via HDMI or component, 1920x1200 (WUXGA) via RGB, or SD (NTSC or PAL) composite. An additional HDMI output is included for an external preview monitor.

Designed to be a combined live production switcher and web streaming device, the Roland VR-3EX features audio embedding, and built-in audio mixer with delay settings on each input and USB output to allow “lip sync” adjustments to match the video source. It supports HDCP video allowing you to mix copyright protected material such as game consoles and Blu-ray content into your live production. Composition effects such as Chroma key, Luminance key, and picture-in-picture enable title/logo overlay or lower thirds on background video. HDMI inputs one to three accept video resolutions up to 480p/576p and input four accepts HDMI resolutions up to 1080p and RGB up to WUXGA (1920x1200). Although internal processing is SD-based, the output can be scaled up to 1080p or 1920x1200.

The 18-channel audio mixer is made up of 4 XLR/TRS with phantom power, stereo RCA, mini-stereo, built-in stereo mics, as well as stereo audio from the 4 HDMI inputs. Equally impressive is the variety of dynamics such as delay, EQ, Gate, and Compressor that can be applied to each balanced audio channel enhancing the audio and live production quality. The Built-in stereo microphone on the top of the unit enables the operator to narrate or add ambient audio from the audience into the broadcast mix. It also has a main and aux buss output so you can separate mix audio for the broadcast and the in-house PA system.

As a USB Video/Audio class device, web streaming is effortless by simply connecting to a computer running a live streaming service. You can also record the output using Roland’s free VR Capture software for Windows or Mac or by using native OS applications such as QuickTime on a Mac.

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The Roland VR-50HD, an all-in-one AV Mixer with output for web streaming and recording was demonstrated at NAB 2014. The Roland VR-50HD fully integrates an audio mixer, video switcher, multi-viewer touch screen and USB video/audio streaming into a stand-alone device controllable by a single operator. This unique product adds HD/multi-format capability to the very popular all-in-one VR Series that includes the Roland VR-5 and VR-3 AV Mixers.

Typical live events today, whether large or small, all require a wide variety of equipment and needs in order to produce.
- An audio mixer to mix the audio inputs from various sources including microphones
- A video mixer to mix various video and computer sources of various formats using difference connectors (digital and analog)
- Preview monitors to view all the sources
- Recording or archiving the event
- Streaming the event online

The VR-50HD results in a reduction in hardware equipment, setup time and connection complexity ensuring a worry-free, easy to use solution for any event.

The video side of the VR-50HD includes a 12-input, 4-channel multi-format video switcher that also includes a still store channel for graphics, logo or frame capture. Inputs can be 3G/HD/SD SDI, HDMI, RGB/component and composite. Output includes USB and both a Main and Aux bus, both available via SDI, HDMI and RGB/Component connections. An additional HDMI output is included for an external multi-viewer monitor if desired.

The audio section is equally impressive with a 12-channel digital audio mixer at the heart. Sources can be mixed from any of the 12 analog inputs or from audio embedded in the 4 SDI or 4 HDMI inputs. Audio processing includes audio-follow settings as well as gates, compression, PEQ, delay, reverb and even mastering capabilities on the main output. Audio is mixed and re-embedded into the SDI, HDMI, and analog Main and Aux buses as well as the USB output.

The USB 2.0/3.0 output enables web streaming with ease by simply connecting to a computer running a live streaming service such as USTREAM. Recording is equally simple by using QuickTime or the dedicated Windows/Mac capture software, VR Video Capture.

The interface is intuitive with dedicated audio faders, gain knobs, video input selectors and touchscreen monitor. The monitor enables a clear way to view, operate menu function and switch video sources. It can provide multiple views including a four or seven channel multi-viewer configuration.

The VR-50HD is HDCP compliant which allows you to mix copy-protected game, tablet, and Blu-ray content with other computer and camera sources.

This portable live HD production solution is ideal for schools, churches, council meetings, corporate events, sports, trainings, or any production live to web.

VR-50HD Overview
- 12 input, 4-Channel Video plus still channel Multi-Format Switcher
- Supports SDI, HDMI, RGB/Component, and Composite Video Inputs Up to 1080p (3G SDI)
- Embedding of audio with delay settings
- 12-channel Digital Audio Mixer with XLR, TRS, and RCA jacks along with audio from SDI and HDMI inputs
- Compositing of PinP and DSK
- Built-In Preview Monitor (7 inch color LCD)
- External Multi-View Output through HDMI
- HDCP Support
- USB3 Video/Audio Output for web streaming and recording

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Roland R-26 Field Recorder

The Roland R-26 Portable Field Recorder – a truly multi-dimensional recorder that provides up to six simultaneous channels of pro-quality audio recording to SD/SDHC media. With two types of built-in stereo mics, XLR/TRS combo inputs, USB audio interface functionality, the compact R-26 is perfect for demanding applications including location sound design, event production, legal court recording, event videography, and musical performances.

Both omnidirectional and XY stereo mic types are integrated into the R-26’s stylish chassis, providing mic options to suit any style of audio recording. In addition, there are two XLR/TRS combo inputs with phantom power for connecting high quality external mics or line-level devices, plus a stereo mini-jack for a plug-in powered mic. The R-26 is equipped with Roland’s proprietary IARC (Isolated Adaptive Recording Circuit) on the inputs for the built-in mics and as well as the external inputs. This analog circuit is completely isolated from the digital circuitry and has its own power supply, reducing digital noise and achieving very clear sound. This is one of the key components of the high quality preamps enabling a professional sound quality.

The growing popularity of film and event production using HDSLR cameras makes the R-26 a clear choice for video professionals wanting high quality audio capture. Its compact design, power options and optional accessories allow you to record anywhere.

Audio from the onboard mics can be mixed internally in the R-26 and captured to a single stereo file. The onboard mics and external inputs can be recorded as three separate stereo files (six channels total) for mixing together later. Resolutions from MP3 up to 24-bit/96 kHz are supported, and available file types include WAV and BWF. The unit can also record both WAV/BWF and MP3 formats simultaneously – ideal for being able to post or email material quickly while still having a high-res version to edit later.

Built-in on board effects such as a limiter, low-cut filter helps reduce distortion and noise while recording. The Pre-record function ensures that you never miss the beginning of a recording especially for location sound applications such as folio effects and nature recording.

The R-26’s large touch screen provides detailed level metering and convenient fingertip control over many functions, and is equipped with a high-luminance backlight for perfect visibility in any situation. Hardware controls are ergonomically organized and clearly labeled, with large input level knobs for precise adjustments and dedicated buttons for often-used functions.

A voice memo function lets you add up to 30 seconds of audio to an existing recording, which is ideal for adding field notes to accompany your audio recording.

USB 2.0 allows for both data transfer and audio interface functionality with Windows and Mac-based computers. Users can connect the R-26 and use its built-in mics and external inputs as a high-quality input device with their audio recording software. Loop-back recording allows users to combine audio from the R-26’s mics with streaming audio from the PC.

With the threaded rear-panel mount, the R-26 can be mounted on any standard tripod stand providing a clean sound away from table vibration or handling noise. Standard AA batteries or the included AC adaptor can power the R-26.

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About Roland Professional A/V

Roland’s professional A/V division is dedicated to providing solutions in support of audio and video professionals demanding excellence in both performance and functionality. Through the development and support of video and audio products, we endeavor to improve workflow and maximize creative possibilities in a variety of markets including Broadcast, Education, Legal, Live Production, Sports, Theater, Theme Park, Videography, Visual Performance, Worship. Roland is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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