Roland V-60HD Multi-Format HD Video Switcher

Roland V-60HD Multi-Format HD Video Switcher

Roland V-60HD Multi-Format HD Video Switcher

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  • 8 x Multi-Format Channels; 6 x Inputs
  • 4 x SDI Inputs with Deinterlace
  • 2 x HDMI Inputs with Scalers
  • 1 x RGB/Component Input Shared with HDMI
  • 2 x SDI and 2 x HDMI Assignable Outputs
  • Program, Preview, and Aux Outputs
  • 1 x HDMI Multiview Output
  • PGM/PST LED Color Buttons and T-Bar
  • Embedded Audio and Analog Audio Inputs
  • Smart Tally/GPI/RS-232 Interface
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The Roland V-60HD Multi-Format HD Video Switcher is a true multi-format video switcher, meaning it doesn't require input sources to be matched to output resolutions. Suitable for a variety of live venues, including but not limited to corporate, education, house of worship, and theater. The V-60HD enables live switching of HD and computer video formats without requiring external scan converters. It supports up to eight inputs with four SDI, two HDMI, plus two still image files. The HDMI inputs support video and computer resolutions, allowing you mix video and computer graphic formats. Two SDI and two HDMI-assignable outputs support program, preview, and auxiliary busses, allowing you to easily send discreet outputs to separate displays. The HDMI multiview output enables viewing your eight inputs, as well as program and preview, on a single monitor with audio level display.

The panel incorporates illuminated buttons that follow red/green PGM/PST color schemes, and a T-bar for manual control of transitions. A built-in 3" LCD screen provides menu access for adjusting the switcher's parameters. Signal processing is 4:2:2 at 8-bits. Effects include a downstream keyer with quick edit knobs for key level and gain control. An 18-channel mixer supports inputs from four XLR/1/4" phone combo jacks (supporting phantom power), as well RCA jacks in addition to six channels of audio de-embedded from the incoming video. It features a built-in tally system with GPI in the connector, and supports both RS-232 and Ethernet for control.

Live Event and Streaming
The V-60HD combines the best of live event production and streaming, including SDI inputs for camera sources and scaled HDMI inputs for data, computer, tablet, and other video sources. The switcher incorporates XLR and RCA analog inputs, as well as de-embedded audio from digital SDI or HDMI sources. A variety of video connections with a Program and Aux bus makes the V-60HD well suited for a variety of live event production and streaming applications.
Live Production
  • The V-60HD is portable and small enough to be used in locations that vary in size, from an intimate office to exterior meeting locations.
  • The four SDI inputs and two HDMI inputs enable switching camera and computer sources at the same time for dynamic presentations.
  • The deinterlacer built into the SDI inputs allows you to mix and match 1080i and 1080p SDI sources and multiple cameras without external converters.
  • Using the V-60HD's auto-mixing function enables automatic balancing of audio levels from multiple microphones and video sources, freeing up the operator to focus on switching the video for the event.
  • Multi-destination outputs include Program, Preview, and AUX buses, making it easy to send the main output to the primary screen, stream live, and send notes to a presenter's monitor.
  • Audio auto-mixing automatically adjusts audio levels, ensuring even levels for the room mix, presenter, the live stream, or in-room speakers.
  • The multichannel audio embed function can be used to record eight discreet audio channels to an SDI video recorder, allowing you to fix audio issues or separate multi-language audio sources later in post. The V-60HD's user interface is easy for novices and can be controlled remotely through the LAN port using Roland's Remote-Control Software for PC or Mac. For fixed installations, the V-60HD functions can be remotely controlled through the RS-232 port.
Professional User Interface
The switcher features:
  • Professional broadcast cross-point buttons with PGM/PST LED color indicators.
  • A rugged T-bar; DSK quick-edit knobs for key level and gain.
  • Two dedicated PiP and Split buttons with knobs for center framing of Split and PiP placement.
  • You can change transition type using either mix or two preset wipe buttons with dedicated transition dissolve time knob.
  • A 3" front-panel LCD display with quick-access menu navigation allows you to adjust switcher parameters.
    AUX Bus
    A dedicated AUX bus can be assigned to any of the four discreet SDI or HDMI outputs, providing seamless switching from the eight-input channels (four SDI, two HDMI, or one RGB and two still images).
    Audio Mixing
    The V-60HD utilizes preamp as well as dynamic effects that include a high-pass filter, gate, compressor, three-band EQ, delay, and ability to select audio-follows-video channel so audio passes through when a specific video source is selected. Dynamics can be adjusted from the onscreen menu or accessed through the Remote-Control Software for Windows or Mac.
    Multichannel Audio Embedding
    Assign up to eight analog audio inputs to a separate audio embed channel on SDI 1 and 2 outputs to ensure a separate mix pre-effect (dry) or post effect (wet) for correcting audio problems after the live event. This feature is additionally useful during multi-language events for recording the voice-over or language translation on its own audio channel to a separate master.
    Smart Tally
    Roland's proprietary wireless tally system uses a wireless LAN router connected to the V-60HD to send tally information to iOS or Android devices on the network.
    Resolutions up to 1080p
    The inputs and outputs support resolutions up to 1080p59.94 (1080p50 for PAL) or 1920 x 1200 computer resolution.
    • Downstream keyer composites logos and text into output video
    • Mix, Cut, and Wipe (30 patterns)
    • Picture-in-Picture
    • Flip horizontal
    • Output fade
    • Still image capture
    • Still image playback
    • Test pattern output
    UPC: 761294511602
    In the Box
    Roland V-60HD Multi-Format HD Video Switcher
  • Power Supply
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Video Processing YPbPr: 4:2:2, 8-bit
    Inputs 4 x SDI, BNC (inputs 1 to 4)
    2 x HDMI type A (inputs 5 to 6)
    1 x HD-15 VGA, RGB/component (shared with HDMI input 6)
    Outputs 2 x SDI, BNC
    2 x HDMI type A
    1 x HDMI type A, multiview
    Input Format Support SDI In
    1080p: 59.94/50
    1080i: 59.94/50
    720p: 60/50
    Inputs 1–4 conform to SMPTE 296M & 274M

    HDMI/RGB/Component In
    1080p: 59.94/50
    1080i: 59.94/50
    720p: 60/50
    480i/p: 59.94
    576i/p: 50
    WUXGA 1920 x 1200: 60 Hz
    UXGA 1600 x 1200: 60 Hz
    SXGA+ 1400 x 1050: 60 Hz
    FWXGA 1366 x 768: 60 Hz
    SXGA 1280 x 1024: 60 Hz
    WXGA 1280 x 768: 60 Hz
    XGA 1024 x 768: 60 Hz
    SVGA 800 x 600: 60 Hz
    VGA 640 x 480: 60 Hz

    Note: Interlaced input signal is converted to progressive by internal processing. The video signal frame rate can be selected at the System Menu (59.94 or 50).
    Still Image Windows Bitmap (.bmp)
    Maximum: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 24-bit color, uncompressed
    Maximum of 2 files in the internal memory
    Output Format Support SDI
    1080p: 59.94/50
    1080i: 59.94/50
    720p: 60/50

    1080p: 59.94/50
    1080i: 59.94/50
    720p: 60/50

    HDMI Multiview
    1080p: 59.94/50
    Video Effects Transition
    Wipe (30 types)

    PiP (square, circle, heart, diamond)
    Split (4 types)
    DSK (luminance key, chroma key)

    Horizontal flip
    Output fade
    Still image capture
    Still image playback
    Test pattern output
    Audio Processing Sampling Rate: 24-bit, 48 kHz
    Audio Formats SDI In: Linear PCM, 24-bit, 48 kHz, 2-Ch
    SDI Out: Linear PCM, 24-bit, 48 kHz, 8-Ch
    HDMI In/Out: Linear PCM: 24-bit, 48 kHz, 2-Ch
    Input Connectors Digital
    4 x SDI, BNC
    2 x HDMI type A

    4 x XLR/1/4" TRS phone combo (supports phantom power)
    2 x RCA phono type
    Phantom Power +48 VDC
    1 mAh
    Input Level Audio In 1 to 4
    -60 to +4 dBu (Maximum: +22 dBu)

    Audio In 5 to 6
    -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu)
    Input Impedance Audio In 1 to 4
    10 kOhms (Head Amp Gain: 0 to 23 dB)
    5 kOhms (Head Amp Gain: 24 to +64 dBu)

    Audio In 5 to 6
    15 kOhms
    Output Connectors Digital
    2 x SDI, BNC (shared with video)
    2 x HDMI type A (shared with video)
    1 x HDMI type A, multiview (shared with video)

    2 x 3-pin XLR (L/R pair)
    2 x RCA phono type (L/R pair)
    1 x 1/4" stereo headphone
    Output Level Audio Out (XLR): +4 dBu (Maximum: +22 dBu)
    Audio Out (RCA): -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu)
    Phones: 92 mW + 92 mW (32 Ohms)
    Output Impedance Audio Out (XLR): 600 Ohms
    Audio Out (RCA): 1 kOhms
    Phones: 10 Ohms
    Audio Effects Auto Mixing, EQ, Delay, Compressor, HPF, Gate, Multi-Band Compressor, Limiter
    Interface USB Type-A (for USB memory)
    Tally/GPI: DB-25, female (Tally: 12 / GPI: 8)
    RS-232: DB-9 male (for remote control)
    LAN: RJ45 100BASE-TX (for remote control)
    Functions Memory (8 types)
    Panel lock
    EDID emulator
    Display Graphic LCD: 128 x 64 dots
    Power AC power adapter
    Power Consumption 12 VDC
    37 W
    3.1 A
    Operation Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Dimensions 14.0 x 8.7 x 3.8" / 35.6 x 22.1 x 9.6 cm
    Weight 6.6 lb / 3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.5 x 12.5 x 7.4"
    V-60HD Multi-Format HD Video Switcher is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Surprisingly poor audio quality / poor customer service This is the a/v switcher we have been waiting for...or so we thought. Don't get me wrong, the unit packs a mean punch with an unbelievable amount of features. We have trusted Roland for years. Their switchers are always fantastic and their audio mixers are always top-notch. That being said... � As an A/V company that works with many touring rock bands, classical orchestras, choirs and wind ensembles, we were shocked to find that Roland released a product with absolutely terrible audio preamps. The audio quality is not even close to what anyone in the industry would consider pro grade. Testing the audio capabilities, we set the inputs on each channel to unity (that's 0 for you video folks). Without even connecting a microphone or any device, you can hear the noise floor on each channel. Our solution was to put a high end mic pre-amp (API 3124) in line. Even when we set each channel to line level at -10db to accommodate the outboard pre, the noise floor was still unbearable and unacceptable. Far from pro, the V-60HD hisses at you like a pit of angry snakes...and we can't have that. � Pros: -The size. This unit is much smaller than we expected and that is a good thing when it comes to travel and keeping a low profile. -All things video. Great choice of SDI, HDMI and HD-15/RGB inputs and outs. -Multiview -Internal deinterlacing w/ 1080p out. -Audio inputs (excluding preamp quality). In the live classical recording world, it is commonplace to use 4 mics (2 x/y, 2 omni outriggers) and tap a stereo audio feed from the live sound console. �This unit has the exact amount of inputs to achieve that goal. -Audio multitrack can be embedded over SDI. Your stereo live mix is embedded on Channels 1&2 and the inputs our all multitracked on inputs 3-8, allowing you to mix in post. -Onboard compression and noise gate with excellent features. -Save presents and instantly restore configurations. � Cons: -Audio Pre-amps are absolutely terrible, noisy even when using line level, high end outboard gear. UNUSABLE in a pro environment. -Noisy fan / noisy unit -If you want to bring audio into this unit from an SDI source, it is not multitracked. SDI signals are mixed into the main mix out only. -Difficult to manually mix SDI audio signals. -Volume knob to close to the headphone jack and difficult to get to unless you have really skinny fingers. -Firmware updates constantly fail. Took over 50 attempts to update the latest firmware, despite following their instructions to format drives using the switcher; despite trying multiple USB drives. -Roland a/v tech support never answers the phone. They ask customers to leave a message and never call back. � Needed in future releases: -Far better audio Pre-amps. -Support for other output resolutions, 1080p/29.97 for example. -Other multiview output settings such as dual screen. -Add crosspoint capabilities -Add custom naming for each channel -Allow both PiPs to show at the same time. -Open up SDI outs to accept audio channels 9-16. This will allow multitrack recording for your SDI ins
    Date published: 2018-04-25
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