The Roland VR-50HD is an all-in-one device ? a complete high-definition production center in a single unit. You can connect cameras, computers, Blu-ray players, DVD players,
microphones, iPads, and more for use as input devices, without having to worry about whether the equipment is analog or digital or what formats they output.
In addition to HD-SDI
and HDMI output for HD recording equipment, the unit also provides USB 3.0 and 2.0 output. This enables the ability to connect a computer and perform live streaming and recording. All digital video output
connectors include embedded audio as well.
The Roland VR-50HD resolves such issues without the need for any additional equipment.
Even when input devices use different resolutions, internal
scalers perform automatic conversion to the optimal resolution. The built-in scalers also let you expand and reduce video and still images however you like for perfect framing. The
Roland VR-50HD features an HDCP mode that lets you input and switch commercial digital video from sources such as Blu-ray discs or game consoles encoded using HDCP digital copyright management technology. This is a multi-format
AV mixer that you can count on to handle whatever material turns up on-site.
12 input, 4-Channel Multi-format Video Switcher
At total of 12 HDMI, 3G/HD/SD-SDI/SDI,
RGB/COMPONENT, and composite inputs are provided. In addition to professional HD cameras, you can connect equipment that ranges from computers and Blu-ray and DVD players to video cameras using
composite output. The Roland VR-50HD unit features multi-format specifications that allows you to never have to worry about differences in resolution among input devices. *6 channel switching is possible when not using
compositing features such as PinP and Key.
Built-In Preview Touch Monitor
The Roland VR-50HD is equipped with a large 7-inch touch-panel LCD screen that enables truly intuitive operation.
Using the seven-way multi-viewer to display four input pictures, composited material, and program out simultaneously eliminates the need for external monitors. You can also switch to quad multi-view. Advanced
settings for picture and sound can also be made using the touch panel, so you can get started right away without having to read the manual.
12-Channel Digital Audio
The Roland VR-50HD features a 12-channel digital audio mixer that mixes audio from cameras in addition to sound from four microphones, computers, and DVD players. Capturing and mixing
3G/HD/SD-SDI/HDMI audio in the audio mixer is also possible. Using the "Audio Follow" feature, you can even make the audio switch automatically from one source to another as the
video source changes. Built-in delay and equalizer features make possible a broad range of use, from seminars to musical events.
||4:4:4 (RGB), 10-bit
4:2:2 (Y/Pb/Pr), 10-bit
||3G/HD/SD-SDI: BNC type x 4 (INPUT 1--4)
* Conforms to SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-AB), 292M, 259M-C. HDMI(DVI-D): Type A(19pin) x 4 (INPUT
* HDCP Supported.
Analog RGB/HD-Component: Mini D-sub 15-pin type x 2 (INPUT 1--2)
Analog Video (SD): Composite (BNC type) x 2 (INPUT 1--2)
* INPUT 1-2: Select SDI, HDMI or
Analog RGB, Composite using menu.
* INPUT 3-4: Select SDI, HDMI using menu.
||3G/HD/SD-SDI: BNC type x 2 (PGM OUT, AUX OUT
* Conforms to SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-AB), 292M, 259M-C HDMI(DVI-D): Type
A(19pin) x 3 (PGM OUT, AUX OUT, MULTI VIEW
* HDCP Supported Analog RGB/HD-Component: Mini D-sub 15-pin type x 2 (PGM OUT, AUX OUT)
|Input/Output Level and Impedance
||Composite: 1.0 Vp-p 75 ohms
Analog RGB: 0.7 Vp-p 75 ohms (H, V: 5 VTTL)
Analog HD: 1.0 Vp-p 75 ohms (Sync-Signal: Bi-Level/Tri-Level)
|Supported Video Formats
||480/59.94i, 576/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p
* Conforms to SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.601-5.
||480/59.94i, 576/50i, 480/59.94p, 576/50p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p
1024×768/60Hz(*1), 1280×720/60Hz(*1), 1280×800/60Hz(*1), 1280×1024/60Hz(*1), 1400×1050/60Hz, 1920x1080/60Hz
||480/59.94i, 576/50i, 480/59.94p, 576/50p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p)
||1024×768/60Hz(*1), 1280×720/60Hz(*1), 1280×800/60Hz(*1), 1280×1024/60Hz(*1), 1400×1050/60Hz, 1920x1080/60Hz
*1 Output refresh rate is 75 Hz when frame rate is set to 50 Hz.
*2 Conforms to CEA-861-E or VESA DMT Version 1.0
* The video signal frame rate must match the unit's frame rate setting.
* The output format of HDMI and RGB/Component is always the same.
When a Video format is
selected, component signal is output from the RGB/COMPONENT connector.
When a RGB format is selected, RGB signal is output from the RGB/COMPONENT connector.
||480/29.97p, 576/25p, 480/59.94p, 576/50p, 720/29.97p, 720/25p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/29.97p, 1080/25p, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p
||Windows(R) Bitmap File (.bmp)
* Maximum 1920 x 1080 pixels, 24-bit per pixel, uncompressed.
||Transition: Mix, Cut, Wipe (9 patterns)
Composition: PinP, Chrominance Key, Luminance Key
Others: Output Fade, Output Freeze, User Logo
||Sampling Rate: 24-bit/48 kHz
||AUDIO IN (1 to 4) jacks (XLR/TRS combo type)
* XLR type: 1 GND, 2 HOT, 3 COLD
* Phantom Power: DC 48 V (unloaded
maximum), 5 mA (maximum load) (Current value per channel).
AUDIO IN (5 to 8) jacks (RCA phono type)
AUDIO IN (9 to 12) jacks (TRS type)
||AUDIO OUT L,R jacks (XLR-3-32 type)
* XLR type: 1 GND, 2 HOT, 3 COLD
AUDIO OUT L,R jacks (RCA phono type)
PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type) (headphones)
PHONES jack (Stereo miniature type) (headphones)
|Input Level and Impedance
||XLR/TRS: -68 to +4 dBu (Maximum: +22 dBu, 4 k ohms)
RCA phono: -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu, 11 k ohms)
TRS: +4 dBu (Maximum: +22 dBu, 98 k ohms)
|Output Level and Impedance
||XLR: +22 dBu (Maximum: +22 dBu, 600 ohms)
RCA phono: -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu, 1 k ohms)
Headphones: 25 mW + 25 mW, 20 ohms
||SDI: Linear PCM, 24bit, 48kHz, 2ch
* SMPTE 299M, SMPTE 272M-C
HDMI: Linear PCM, 24bit, 48kHz, 2ch
USB-AUDIO: Linear PCM, 16bit, 48kHz, 2ch
||Channel Effects: Compressor, Noise Gate, 3-Band EQ, Delay
Master Effects: Mastering, 3-Band EQ, Reverb
||Remote MIDI: 5 pin DIN type (IN, OUT/THRU)
RS-232C: D-sub 9 pin type x 1
||USB2.0 port(host): Hi-Speed USB: Type A (for USB memory)
USB3.0 port(device): Type B for USB-VIDEO (Super-Speed/Hi-Speed),
- Uncompressed Video 4:2:2 (Y/Pb/Pr), 8-bit
- Bit-rate: max 2Gbit/s (1080/59.94p only active pixels)
- UVC (USB Video Class) supported uncompressed Video
Certified USB3.0 cable is required when running at super-speed (anything at 720p or higher)
||7 inch Graphic color LCD 800 x 480 dots (touch screen)
||AC Adaptor DC 24V Secondary AC Adaptor DC 9 V to 16 V (XLR-4-32 type)
||2.5 A (DC 24V)
||+0 to +40 degrees Celsius +32 to +104 degrees Fahrenheit
||AC Adaptor, Power Cord, Owner's Manual
|System Recommedations for recording or streaming HD material
||8.0 or higher
||OS X 10.7 and higher
||Ivy Bridge Core i7 and higher
8GB Memory or more
USB 3.0 (supported USB3.0 Intel Chipset e.g. 7Series)
Note: USB Controller Chip by Renesas (formerly NEC) is not suitable
Current VR-50HD Streaming Software Compatibility list.