Roland Pro AV and JVC Pro Video Collaborate on Camera Control

Roland Professional AV and JVC Professional Video made a joint announcement for LAN-based camera remote control for several of JVC’s most popular models, directly from the Roland’s V-60HD and XS-62S HD Video Switchers. With new version 2.0 firmware for the V-60HD, XS-62S and companion RCS (Remote Control Software for PC and Mac), LAN-based pan, tilt, zoom, focus and brightness parameter control, as well as the previously supported tally function, are now possible for JVC’s KY-PZ100 Robotic PTZ Network Video Production Camera (up to seven cameras), GY-HM660 and GY-HM650 ProHD Mobile News Cameras, GY-HM250 and GY-HM200 4KCAM Compact Handheld Camcorders and GY-HM850 ProHD Shoulder Camcorder. The update also integrates tally functionality for the JVC Pro GY-LS300CH 4KCAM Handheld Super 35mm Camcorder.

The Roland V-60HD, which began shipping in January, offers a feature set designed for live event production as well as broadcast, recording and streaming. The V-60HD supports SDI camera inputs plus scaled HDMI inputs for data, computer, tablet and other video sources via a variety of video connections, plus a Program and independent AUX bus for confidence/presenter note monitoring, downstage monitoring or side screens. The V-60HD also offers advanced audio functionality including multi-channel embedded audio, XLR/TRS and RCA analog inputs and multi-channel embedded audio to two SDI outputs, plus comprehensive dynamics and auto-mixing.

The Roland XS-62S HD Video Switcher, shipping since February, is optimized for installed or portable live event, recording, broadcast and streaming productions. The Roland XS-62S supports seamless six-channel switching between four SDI inputs (with de-interlacer) along with scaled HDMI and RGB plus two still images stored in internal memory. Two SDI and two HDMI outputs may be assigned to program, preview or auxiliary buses with another HDMI output dedicated to a multiview or scaled output. The XS-62S also features a full-featured 18-channel audio mixer with embedding capabilities. The 1RU XS-62S can be operated by a single user from easy-to-use front panel controls, or remotely from a Mac or PC or programmable interface.

The free Version 2.0 firmware for the V-60HD and XA-62HS HD Video Switchers will be released and available for download from the Roland Pro A/V website late Q4 2018.

All the details on the partnership are here.