Roland Pro AV’s VR-1HD HD Video Switcher Debuts

With the Roland Pro AV VR-1HD HD Video Switcher has three HDMI inputs (resolutions up to 1080p) — all with embedded audio that can be mixed with the two XLR microphone inputs and an analog line input.

When editing video to post online or for playback during video streaming, the VR1-HD offers options for layering video along with high impact transitions. With Scene Switching, end-users can instantly switch between ‘scenes’ containing preset arrangements of layered sources in customizable inset windows. The VR-1HD can be connected to a computer via USB 3.0 for live-casting or recording.

The VR-1HD’s three Auto Switching Modes. In the Video Follows Audio mode, cameras are switched based on who’s speaking into their microphone. With Beat Sync Switching, the VR-1HD will switch camera inputs based on musical tempo. In Auto Scan mode, the VR-1HD can be set to switch between sources either in order or randomly at a preset rate.

The VR-1HD also features an Auto Mixing function to balance sound levels. Audio sources can also be set to automatically change when video sources are switched by engaging the Audio Follows Video mode. The VR-1HD’s audio processing capabilities include equalizers, compressors, gates and reverbs, as well as Roland’s Voice Transformer technology for real-time effects ranging from gender transformation to radical stylized vocal character. Recorded sounds can be triggered by a button push to play back from USB memory.

The Roland Pro AV VR-1HD HD Video Switcher will be available in Q2 2019 and here are all the specs.

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