Roland Professional A/V today announced the VP-42H Video Processor — supporting simultaneous output of up to four layered source signals from four HDMI inputs. It features their so-called Motion Scene Switching for smoother transitions between screen setups, remote switching via browser-based network control, audio management including de-embedding and embedding and a keyer function for overlays and composition.
In venues where it’s not practical or affordable to support multiple displays that simultaneously show varying IMAG or presentation images, the VP-42H allows a single large display to serve a range of functions with multiple inset windows. The Roland VP-42H Video Processor allows for “scenes” containing pre-set arrangements of layered sources in customizable inset windows.
By accessing a networked VP-42H’s web browser, each input layer can be scaled, cropped, zoomed and positioned by clicking and dragging on a connected computer, wireless tablet or smart phone. Scene selection and switching functions can also be controlled via front-panel switches and it can also be locked to prevent tampering. A rear-panel port allows RS232 control, network control and a USB port is available for loading still images and software updates.
The VP-42H can output up to 10-bit 4:4:4 color space @1080p60. The VP-42H’s internal audio mixer allows de-embedding of HDMI audio and the input of external audio sources via a pair of RCA phono jacks. Level balanced audio can be embedded in the HDMI output stream and also can be output to external mixers or speakers via a second pair of RCA jacks. Front panel controls with associated level indications allow adjustment of external line input, line output and master audio levels, as well as headphone output level.
The VP-42H will be available in Q4 of 2018 for $1,595.
All the detailed specs are here.