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Roland Unveils V-800HD 8-Channel Multi-Format Live Video Switcher

The V-800HD Live Video Switcher is ideal for any live event or installation that requires the freedom to connect any type of source whether it be digital or analog, computer or video format

Roland Systems Group has introduced the Roland V- 800HD Multi-Format Live Video Switcher as a powerful addition to their popular line of Multi-Format video mixers. The V-800HD Live Video Switcher is ideal for any live event or installation that requires the freedom to connect any type of source whether it be digital or analog, computer or video format.

Just like the design of the popular Roland V-1600HD switcher the V-800HD is a true multiformat video mixer meaning there is no need to match input sources to the output resolution. Every input has it’s own broadcast quality scaler that can individually scale, stretch, crop and zoom each source as required to fit any output resolution chosen.

The V-800HD is HDCP compatible and also features a built-in multi-viewer output that provides a convenient monitoring solution when connected to an HDMI monitor. The eight mixing channels provide connectivity to 3G/HD/SD-SDI, DVI-A/DVI-D/HDMI, RGB, component, and composite formats – as well as an additional two channels for still images assignable via USB memory stick or frame grab.

A newly developed key-compositing engine lets you adjust phase range, amount of chroma, and HSV color space parameters. Another key compositing feature includes an external keyer enabling CG titles and gradation clips, enabling impressive visual effects.

Assignable video cross-points allow reordering channel buttons which is 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 enables a downconverted SD signal that is always ready to use for archiving to a DVD recorder or to an encoder for streaming.

The Multi-Zoom feature can be enabled when one video input 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), a composite keyer, Picture-in-Picture and multiple transitions.

The V-800HD supports an incredible variety of system design and creative production options for live or fixed installation applications. It is adept at handling LED wall sizing challenges and is ideal for any live event or installation demanding flexibility, stability, high quality, ease of use, and professional connectivity. With video output resolutions up to 1080/60p, 4:4:4/10-bit processing, and support for 3G SDI input resolutions; the highest quality video is achieved. The V-800HD Video Mixer strengthens Roland’s Multi-format video mixer line-up and is positioned to the pinnacle of quality video production for live event, broadcast, corporate, educational, and house of worship applications.

More information: http://www.rolandsystemsgroup.com/v800hd

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