Roland VR-1HD

All-in-One Video Mixer, 3 HDMI in, Monitor Out, USB Stream/Record Output
Part #: 0615-0141    Mfr #: VR1HD

Roland VR-1HD

Overview

Roland VR-1HD

All-in-one AV Streaming Video Mixer

If you’re a content creator seeking maximum engagement, live streaming outperforms uploaded video by a significant margin: audiences are larger, watch for longer and post more comments.

Roland’s VR-1HD lets you broadcast dynamic multi-camera live streams, complete with amazing picture and sound that easily outshines "standard" live streams from a mobile phone or static webcam.

The VR-1HD System Program version 1.20 update improves live streaming creative capabilities. It includes Chroma Key visual effects for background replacement, motion scene switching for fluid transitions between complex scenes, and a unique Picture by Picture layout to show two video sources side by side. 

Whether you’re a creator, gamer, commentator or presenter, it’s the easy way to livestream with high production standards. And since you’re going to get more comments, ensure they’re good ones with the VR-1HD.

Features

  • Three "worry-free" HDMI inputs: accept a variety of HD and computer-based video resolutions. This lets you connect, switch and stream different sources including cameras, presentations, gameplay and even smartphones and tablets without having to think about it. The audio from these sources can be blended with the two studio-quality XLR microphone inputs and dedicated line input. Best of all, as the VR-1HD is designed for live broadcasting, its dedicated controls and top-mounted mic input (with gooseneck mic) let you go hands-free and headset-free while live streaming.
  • Built-in Scene Switching: instantly jumps between scenes that contain preset arrangements of layered sources, displayed within customizable inset windows. Set-up the scenes in advance and recall them via the five scene preset buttons, to make your live streaming way more interesting with professional transitions.
  • Three Auto Switching modes: remove the need for another person to help switch cameras  during live broadcasting. 
    • Video Follows Audio: switches cameras based on who’s speaking into their microphone. If both people talk at once, or if no one is speaking, the VR-1HD can switch to a wide shot showing both presenters.
    • Beat Sync Switching: start playing music and the VR-1HD will switch to different camera inputs based on your playing tempo or the music in your DJ performance—letting you act as your own VJ.
    • Auto Scan: for extended live streams with no operator, set the VR-1HD to switch between sources in a pre-defined order, or randomly, at your chosen rate of time.
  • Chroma keying and green screens: places a subject in front of a background that isn't really there, in the same way used by movies and weather people. Stand out from the crowd of live streamers to broadcast live from the beach or another planet or use chroma key technology to teach and promote your products all from the comfort of your home.
  • Sound Auto Mixing function: ensures that different audio inputs aren’t competing, while also checking that the sound remains balanced. You can even set certain inputs to take priority so when the host starts to speak, the other audio levels are automatically reduced. Audio from your input sources can automatically change when you switch video sources, by engaging the Audio Follows Video function.
  • Sound engineering features built-in: includes "equalizers" to balance the highs and lows of the audio, "gates" to keep open mics quiet unless someone is speaking, "compressors" to balance out changes in volume when speaking or singing, and "reverb" if someone is inspired to sing and needs a little ambience.
  • Voice Transformers: radically change your voice in real-time. This technology means that a male can sound like a female, a female can sound like a male, and anyone can sound like a robot, a monster or an alien. Derived from Roland’s VT series, the VR-1HD’s Voice Changer effect can be applied to the mic inputs, and each input even has its own Voice Changer settings, so people can sound like someone else — or something else — entirely.
  • Sounds and stingers on-demand: incorporates a signature soundtrack and sound effects, known as stingers, that become part of your brand and image, like media personalities do. The VR-1HD lets you add your own custom sound effects via USB memory, including jingles or even a theme song, and trigger them instantly via the four Audio Effects buttons on the VR-1HD’s top panel.
  • Connects to your computer via USB 3.0: using the same connection technology as webcams, you can fire up the live casting or recording software. Then jump straight into a professionally produced, Full HD broadcast on your favorite platform, including Twitch, YouTube or Facebook Live.
  • Remote Control Software: controls the VR-1HD using a computer. By connecting the VR-1HD to your computer via USB, you will be able to copy settings (backup) or update the system software of the VR-1HD in addition to remote controlling the unit from your computer.

Video Tutorials

1. Basic Setup

 

2. Scene Function Edit

 

3. Key Function

 

4. Audio Panel Feature

 

5. Audio Automation Features

 

6. USB Streaming

 

7. Import Stills Edit

 

8. RCS Remote Control

 

9. Firmware Update

Specifications

VIDEO
Video Processing 4:4:4 (Y/Pb/Pr), 10-bit
Input Connectors VIDEO INPUT 1--3 connectors: HDMI type A x 3
* HDCP Supported.
* Multi-format Supported
Output Connectors MAIN connector: HDMI type A
* HDCP Supported
MONITOR connector: HDMI type A
* HDCP Supported
THRU connector: HDMI type A
* HDCP Supported
USB STREAM port: USB B type
Input Formats 480/59.94i, 576/50i, 480/59.94p, 576/50p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, VGA (640 x 480/60 Hz), SVGA (800 x 600/60 Hz), XGA (1024 x 768/60 Hz), HD (1280 x 720/60 Hz), WXGA (1280 x 800/60 Hz), SXGA (1280 x 1024/60 Hz), FWXGA (1366 x 768/ 60 Hz), SXGA+ (1400 x 1050/60 Hz), UXGA (1600 x 1200/60 Hz), FHD (1920 x 1080/60 Hz), WUXGA (1920 x 1200/60 Hz)
* The refresh rate is the maximum value of each resolution.
* Conforms to VESA DMT Version 1.0 Revision 11.
* 1920 x 1200, 60 Hz: Reduced blanking
* The video signal frame rate can be selected at the SYSTEM menu (59.94 Hz or 50 Hz).
Output Formats MAIN, MONITOR connectors:
720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, XGA (1024 x 768/60 Hz) (*1), WXGA (1280 x 800/60 Hz) (*1), SXGA (1280 x 1024/60 Hz) (*1), FWXGA (1366 x 768/60 Hz) (*1), SXGA+ (1400 x 1050/60 Hz) (*1), UXGA (1600 x 1200/60 Hz), FHD (1920 x 1080/60 Hz), WUXGA (1920 x 1200/60 Hz)
* The video signal frame rate can be selected at the SYSYTEM menu (59.94 or 50).
(*1) Output refresh rate is 75 Hz when frame rate is set to 50 Hz.

USB STREAM port:
854 x 480/29.97p, 854 x 480/25p, 854 x 480/59.94p, 854 x 480/50p, 720/29.97p, 720/25p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/29.97p, 1080/25p
* The video signal frame rate can be selected at the SYSTEM menu (59.94 Hz or 50 Hz).
Still Image Maximum Size: 1920 x 1200 pixels
Format: Windows Bitmap File (.bmp) 24 bit per pixel, uncompressed
* It can be loaded up to 2 files from USB memory at startup.
Video Effects Scene: PinP, Split, PbyP
Transition: Black fade, Mix fade, Motion
Key Composition: Luminance key, Chroma key
Other: Still Image playback, Output fade (Audio, Video: WHITE or BLACK), Test pattern output
AUDIO
Audio Processing Sample rate: 48 kHz, 24 bits
Audio Formats VIDEO INPUT 1--3 connectors: Linear PCM, 48 kHz, 24 bits, stereo
USB STREAM port: Linear PCM, 48 kHz, 16 bits, stereo
Input Connectors VIDEO INPUT 1--3 connectors: HDMI type A
MIC IN 1--2 jacks: Combo type (XLR, 1/4-inch TRS phone), phantom power (DC 48 V, 10 mA Max)
LINE IN jacks: RCA phono type
USB STREAM port: USB B type
Output Connectors MAIN connector: HDMI type A
MONITOR connector: HDMI type A
LINE OUT jacks: RCA phono type
USB STREAM port: USB B type
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
Nominal Input Level MIC IN 1--2 jacks: -60--+10 dBu (Maximum input level: +28 dBu)
LINE IN jacks: -10 dBu (Maximum input level: +8 dBu)
Input Impedance MIC IN 1--2 jacks: Minimum 10 k ohms (balanced, HEAD AMP GAIN: 0--+17 dBu), Minimum 5 k ohms (balanced, HEAD AMP GAIN: +18--+64 dBu)
LINE IN jacks: 15 k ohms
Nominal Output Level LINE OUT jacks: -10 dBu (Maximum input level: +8 dBu)
PHONES jack: 92 mW + 92 mW (32 ohms)
Output Impedance LINE OUT jacks: 1 k ohms
PHONES jack: 10 ohms
Audio Effects Auto mixing, Echo canceller, Howling canceller, EQ, Delay, Compressor, HPF, Gate, Reverb, Limiter, Voice changer
Audio Player Number of Players: 4
Data Format: WAV (Linear PCM, 48 kHz, 16 bits stereo/44.1 kHz, 16 bits, stereo)
COMMON SECTION
Connectors USB MEMORY port (HOST): USB A type (For USB flash drive, Still image, Audio player)
USB STREAM port (DEVICE): USB B type (For USB-VIDEO (USB 3.0), USB-AUDIO (USB2.0): stereo 1 IN/1 OUT, Remote control)
DC IN jack
Functions Scene memory : 5
Panel lock function
EDID emulator
Auto switching (Auto scan, Beat sync switching, Video follow audio)
Power Supply AC Adaptor
Current Draw 2 A
Power Consumption 24 W
Operation Temperature +0 to +40 degrees Celsius
+32 to +104 degrees Fahrenheit
Dimensions 314 (W) x 169 (D) x 66 (H) mm
12-3/8 (W) x 6-11/16 (D) x 2-5/8 (H) inches
Weight 1.6 kg
3 lbs 9 oz
Accessories Startup Guide
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
AC adaptor
Power cord

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

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