Roland unveils 4-channel multi-format video mixer
November 12, 2012

Roland unveils 4-channel multi-format video mixer

LOS ANGELES — Roland Systems Group ( has introduced the Roland V-40HD multi-format live video switcher, which allows users to connect analog, digital, computer and video formats. The unit is particularly positioned to support configurations using popular HDMI cameras, as well as computers.

The V-40HD handles true multi-format video meaning there is no need to match input sources to the output resolution. Every input has its own broadcast-quality scaler that individually scales each source as required to fit any output resolution chose.

The Roland V-40HD boasts twelve inputs on four channels plus one (background), and two output buses with independent scalers on the inputs and outputs allowing you to connect HDMI/DVI, RGB, component and composite sources. It supports input/output resolutions up to 1080/60p or 1920x1200. The V-40HD is HDCP compliant which allows you to mix copy-protected game and Blu-ray content with other computer and camera sources.

The V-40HD also includes an audio input bus with volume and delay settings allowing you to embed audio into the HDMI output signal, which is especially useful for streaming and recording applications.

The Multi-Zoom feature can be enabled when one input source is shared internally with up to three more inputs essentially daisy-chaining it. The scaler for each input can zoom into any position in the video image giving the appearance that additional cameras are connected creating a virtual multi-camera environment. Additional effects include a down stream keyer (DSK), Picture-in-Picture and multiple transitions.

The unit is noise-free because of a unique and efficient heat-radiating design that eliminates the need for a cooling fan. Both MIDI and RS-232 are supported allowing control and integration with various devices like a V-Mixer for audio-follows-video applications or remote control using a wall panel.