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Roland’s new video switcher

7 September 2012
Roland's new video switcher

Making its debut at IBC is the Roland V-800HD multiformat live video switcher with HD picture quality and eight multiformat channels with independent scalers, as well as a variety of output formats including a built-in multiviewer. The company says that the V-800HD’s inputs can all individually scale, stretch, crop and zoom any video source to the optimal resolution. Supporting 1080p video signals at bit rates as high as 3Gbps – twice the rate of conventional HD-SDI – the V-800HD produces images from camera and computer sources. As well as upgraded 4:4:4/10-bit internal signal processing, the V-800HD includes a newly developed key-compositing engine that lets users adjust phase range, amount of chroma, and other parameters based on HSV colour space. The V-800HD is aimed at live performance and events as well as corporate productions and web streaming. Also showing at IBC is an iPad app that controls the Roland M-480 digital console. It gives the user the ability to store scenes and edit the channel strip EQ, GEQ and sends on fader, along with other control features. The new Roland wireless USB adaptor allows an iPad to address the M-480 remotely, with the user making level adjustments from different locations within a venue, rather than being restricted to the FOH console position.7.J38

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