Roland announces the V-02HD MK II Streaming Video Mixer, an affordable solution for bringing higher production values to computer-based livestreaming. The V-02HD MK II allows users to connect up to two HDMI cameras and send them directly to a favorite streaming platform over USB-C. It’s also possible to mix in audio sources via dedicated inputs and HDMI, apply video effects, transitions and more.
The V-02HD MK II eliminates USB conflicts with multiple webcams and HDMI-to-USB encoder adaptors. Other devices with HDMI output are also supported, including computers, mobile devices and gaming consoles. The V-02HD MK II has an intuitive control layout, T-bar fader and USB plug-and-play connections. It is ready for streaming with platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and Zoom or advanced workflows such as OBS Studio, Streamlabs OBS, StreamYard and Restream.
The V-02HD MK II also includes a 10-channel digital audio mixer. There are two audio inputs with 3.5 mm jacks, and each supports a microphone — including lavalier mics that require plug-in power — or stereo audio from a smartphone, mixer or another device. Users can mix embedded stereo audio from HDMI sources as well, including microphones connected to cameras.
The V-02HD MK II also supports hands-free control with up to two optional BOSS footswitches, a convenient feature for creators who perform or give demonstrations during streams. Connecting an HDMI monitor provides a display for setting up a wide selection of audio and video effects, footswitch assignments and more. Roland offers free remote control apps where users can operate the V-02HD MK II via an intuitive graphical interface on their iPad or computer.
The purchase of a V-02HD MK II also provides free access to Roland’s new AeroCaster Switcher for iPad, a video and media expansion solution for select Roland hardware switchers. With this app, users can switch wireless feeds from up to five devices and then output a combined program feed to the V-02HD MK II or another supported Roland switcher with HDMI input.
The V-02HD MK II Streaming Video Mixer is $395. Remote control apps for macOS and Windows will be available in late 2021.