The Roland V-800HD Multi-Format Video Switcher is a true multi-format video mixer, meaning that it doesn't require input sources to be matched to output resolutions. Every input has it's own broadcast quality scaler that can individually scale, stretch, crop and zoom each source as needed for the output resolution chosen. And most every type of digital and analog input is available, in video or computer format. On the output side, a built-in HDMI multi-viewer output provides a convenient monitoring solution. In addition to video channels, two channels are available for still images, which upload by USB memory stick or frame grab.
Ten assignable video cross-points allow the reordering of channel buttons, especially useful when sudden changes in camera lines or differences in formats create blank spaces between select buttons on the bus. A dedicated composite output allows for a down-converted SD signal to always be ready for use in archiving to a DVD recorder or to an encoder for streaming. Multi-Zoom functionality can be enabled when one video input is shared internally with up to three more inputs. The scaler for each input can zoom into any position in the video image to give the appearance that additional cameras are connected, thus creating a virtual multi-camera environment.
- True Multi-Format with Scalers on Each I/O
Picture quality at the pinnacle of HD. 8 multi-format channels from 16 inputs.
Stellar Image Quality at 1080p by 3G-SDI
Supports 1080p video signals at bit rates as high as 3 Gbps. Asserts all the vividness of high-realism, high-detail camera and computer sources.
There's no need to convert the input source to match the video output format. The built-in scalers up-convert and down-convert any video source to the optimal resolution.
Freely Scale Any Videos and RGB Sources
Freely switch between 1080p video that surpasses even broadcast quality. Full support not just for camera video, but for computer output as well -- and at a full range of resolutions. A new-generation multi-format switcher featuring high-quality built-in scalers on all inputs.
- 4x SDI
- 4x DVI-I (select between DVI-A or DVI-D/HDMI by switches next to the connector)
- 4x 15-pin D-sub Component and Analog RGB combined
- 4x Composite on BNC
- Built-in frame synchronizers and scalers on all inputs
- Input status LEDs
- 2x SDI
- 2x DVI-D
- 1x HDMI for multi-view monitor
- 1x 15-pin D-sub Component and Analog RGB combined
- 1x Composite on BNC
Multiviewer Source Monitoring
The multiviewer output allows you to monitor the status of all input sources plus the Program and Preview outputs. The convenient HDMI connector enables the use of a readily available and affordable monitor.
- Use an HDMI monitor that supports HDCP and 60p signals
- SDI and composite inputs are displayed at the original source frame rate
- DVI-I/HDMI and RGB/Component inputs are displayed using a reduced frame rate
- Changing the channel cross-point assignments changes the order of displayed sources
- Still images imported from USB memory are not displayed on the source monitor
4:4:4 / 10-Bit Processing
The V-800HD uses 4:4:4 / 10-bit internal signal processing. This lets you achieve compositing and output with no reduction in high-detail RGB signals driven from a computer. The result is a sharp, unblurred display of video and text, even on large screens and LED displays. The V-800HD delivers high image quality for all uses, from live broadcasts to event displays.
Along with the upgraded internal signal processing, a newly developed keyer is included. Chroma Key lets you adjust phase range, amount of chroma, and other parameters based on HSV color space that is closely related to human chromatic sensation. This allows you to achieve high quality and tight chroma key compositing even when using 1080p video sources. What's more, the V-800HD can accept an External Key. This attractively composites colorful CG titles and gradation/transparency clips, enabling you to achieve visual effects that are even more impressive.
Built-In HDCP Mode
When playing a Blu-ray disc that contains commercial content or digital broadcast programming, the digital output is encoded using HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection), which is one means of copyright protection. This means that switchers that are not HDCP-compatible will not display or pass-through such video content, even in cases where permission for use in a live event was obtained from the copyright holder. To resolve this problem, the V-800HD features a dedicated mode that officially supports HDCP. A panel indicator lets you check the operating state when the unit is in the HDCP mode.
In HDCP mode, no video signals are output from the analog or SDI connectors. The display or projector connected to a digital output must be HDCP-compatible as well.
- Transitions: Cut, Mix, Wipe (9 patterns)
- Composition: PinP, DSK, Chroma Key, Luminance Key, External Key
- Others: Output Fade, Output Freeze
- Corporate Production & Web Streaming Applications
Simultaneously use a wide range of cameras, from broadcast-grade equipment equipped with HD-SDI output to HDMI-output consumer equipment and even DSLR cameras. This lets you configure a highly effective system using your existing equipment, at a lower cost, and without the need for external converters.
Up to 16 still images can be stored in the unit. This makes for instant reading of images for telops, flip.
Monitor all input sources using a single computer display.
Video played back from a computer can be adjusted by the internal scalers to the final output resolution, regardless of the original resolution.
The V-800HD can switch up to four 1080p 3G-SDI sources and four DVI. This makes it possible to create a fully progressive system delivering high image quality.
Feed house audio from the mixing console along with an HDMI video feed to the VC-30HD for live streaming.
- Event Performance Applications
Simultaneously use sources with a diverse range of formats, from analog to digital.
Video can be output in a variety of formats via analog RGB or component outputs. This lets you transmit video to stage wings or green room without having to use splitters or converters.
A downscaled composite output is constantly available making recording/archiving the event, simple and easy.
Four DVI-I and four mini D-sub 15-pin type connectors allows up to eight PC/Mac feeds ideal at academic conferences and other events that involve a large number of computer sources. Use Memory banks to switch between configurations using the same numbered DVI and RGB connectors.
Using the HDCP mode makes it possible to utilize third-party HD sources in performances. (Commercial use of third-party content requires the permission of the copyright-holder.)