Roland Announces V-1200HD a 2 M/E Broadcast and Live Production Switcher with Hybrid Engine

The new Roland V-1200HD 2 M/E video switcher will launch at Pro Light & Sound (Frankfurt April 15-18th) and features a new “hybrid” engine that combines a 4:2:2 / 2 M/E switcher with a 4:4:4/10-bit multi-format processor presentation switcher. Offering multi-format flexibility with a choice of additional audio and video options using the Roland XI Expansion cards, the intuitive, feature packed Roland V-1200HD provides a unique solution for live production and broadcast.

Both M/E modes are selectable and the configurable bussing structure allows up to six video layers of composition and two independent auxiliary video outputs, making the V-1200HD ideal for live production and broadcast applications.  The multi-format processor of the V-1200HD enables RGB 4:4:4/10-bit processing best suited for computer formats, with full scaling that allows for splitting content across two screens. A 4K switching mode simulates a routing switcher by combining four SDI inputs or outputs to achieve a single 4K source. Installing the Roland XI-SDI expansion card enables 4K routing of up to three inputs and two outputs.

The Roland V-1200HD features 16 assignable cross-points with 10 SDI and 4 HDMI inputs and 6 SDI and 2 HDMI outputs as standard. Two HDMI inputs are equipped with scalers to handle multiple formats from 3G, HD, SD and VESA computer resolutions. The V-1200HD features two XI-Card expansion slots on the rear of the switcher to expand video and audio I/O using Roland XI Expansion cards which include the new SDI, DVI-I, SFP as well as XI-Cards that were recently introduced for Roland’s M-5000 Live Audio Console that include Dante, MADI, and Roland’s REAC digital audio protocol.  The XI-Cards allow the V-1200HD to be flexible in both audio and video configurations for live production and broadcasting applications. Additionally the XI-Card options ensure that the Roland V-1200HD not only supports current audio and video protocol standards but is future proof in new format standards.

The V-1200HD can be controlled by the V-1200HDR Control Surface; a dedicated controller with touch screen, T-bar, and control knob switches and buttons. The “touch and turn” feature ensures precise operational control when adjusting mixing parameters. The V-1200HD also has two HDMI inputs for display of the V-1200HD multi-view outputs on the built-in touch screens. The V-1200HD RCS is a dedicated software application that controls all of the mixing parameters from a computer to use in conjunction with either the V-1200HDR or on its own. For more complex mixing configurations the V-1200HD RCS software application can control up to four V-1200HD units simultaneously on one network. You can separate operating functions by using a multi-person team. For example video camera switching can be done by the V-1200HDR controller and projector-output switching via the V-1200RCS software.

The V-1200HD can control up to four PTZ cameras that support the VISCA protocol using RS-422 with scene storage for direction, zoom, and pan positioning – a useful feature for live production and broadcast studio applications. The powerful digital audio processing engine enables a total of 92 input/output channels from SDI, HDMI and can embed and de-embed analog or digital audio. The on-board digital audio mixer supports up to 16 channels of audio.

The revolutionary “hybrid” engine and affordable price point of the V-1200HD make it an ideal solution for many markets including broadcast, streaming, corporate events, worship, education, and production rental.

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