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Roland Adds VC-1-SC Video Converter to VC-1 Series Lineup

The new Roland VC-1-SC is an Up/Down/Cross Scan converter to SDI/HDMI with Frame Sync

Roland Systems Group is pleased to announce the addition of the VC-1-SC Video Converter to the powerful VC-1 Series line-up. The VC-1 Series of products recently introduced at NAB 2013, addresses the market demand for high-quality, video and audio converters for live/post production as well as installed systems. The new VC-1-SC is an Up/Down/Cross Scan converter to SDI/HDMI with Frame Sync.

Video devices that accept digital signals such as SDI and HDMI have become more common in live production, and as a result, the need for video conversion is essential. The Roland VC-1-SC Video Converter is ideal for live production where you need analog or digital sources to match a certain SDI and/or HDMI video format, aspect ratio, or input type. The versatility of this converter to support a variety of configurations for live production and installed application make it highly valuable in many environments.

VC-1-SC Product Highlights:

  • 3G (Level A and B)/HD/SD SDI In/Out
  • HDMI In/Out
  • RGB/Component In
  • Composite In
  • HDCP Support
  • Built-in Frame Synchronizer and Scaler
  • Up/Down/Cross, Frame Rate, I/P, and Aspect Ratio Conversion
  • Audio Embedding or De-Embedding
  • PC/Mac Control Application (VC-1 RCS) for deeper level settings control


The VC-1-SC provides a high picture quality by maintaining the video characteristics of the original signal. There are no conversion or signal errors sometimes found with other video converters. The unit also features an on-board re-clocker to compensate for attenuation of SDI signals enabling longer distance runs. The VC-1-SC also supports both level A and B 3G-SDI, letting you connect to for from a variety of SDI devices. Selectable audio embedding and de-embedding lets you route different audio sources to or from video devices.
The VC-1-SC shares in the same rugged build quality with 2mm aluminum case and connectors screwed to the chassis, as well as HDCP compliance.

The VC-1-SC will be introduced at InfoComm in Orlando at the Roland Systems Group booth #1458.

For more information about the Roland VC-1-SC or other VC-1 Series Video Converters visit: http://www.vc1series.com

Additional VC-1 Series Video Converters are fully lossless.

Roland VC-1-DL – In live production as you add more video components to a signal flow latency is introduced. The VC-1-DL converter not only allows bidirectional conversion of SDI/HDMI but it also provides frame sync and delay adjustment of up to 9 fields (4.5 frames) for audio and video independently. This is helpful when keeping various types of cameras in sync as well as ensuring a projector stays in sync with an LED wall. In this way it is an indispensable tool live production, broadcast and recording applications.

Roland VC-1-HS- Increasingly HDMI video cameras are being used for live production. The VC-1-HS converts, extends and embeds audio from HDMI to SDI. This converter is especially complimentary to the Roland V-1600HD and V-800HD multi-format video mixers when you want to use HDMI camera sources as SDI inputs on the mixer.

Roland VC-1-SH – The cost of SDI monitoring sometimes can be prohibitive for certain applications. The VC-1-SH converter allows you to convert an SDI signal to HDMI, providing a more cost effective monitoring solution. This converter is also complimentary to the Roland V-40HD multi-format video mixer when you want to use an SDI camera as an input to the mixer.