RSG Introduces HD Multi-Format AV Mixer

VR-50HD with Built-in USB 3.0 for Web Streaming and Recording

Roland Systems Group is pleased to announce the InfoComm (Orlando, FL, June 12-14 2013) launch of the Roland VR-50HD, an all-in-one AV Mixer with outputs for web streaming and recording. The Roland VR-50HD fully integrates an audio mixer, video switcher, multi-viewer touch screen and USB Video/Audio Streaming into a stand-alone device controllable by a single operator. This unique product adds HD/multi-format capability to the very popular VR Series that includes the Roland VR-5 and VR-3 AV Mixers.

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The ‘all in one’ VR-50HD saves time and money, reducing the hardware and the set-up time required and providing a ‘plug in and play’ solution for live events large and small.  Instead of needing a number of separate products, the VR-50HD combines an audio mixer to mix the audio inputs from various sources including microphones, a video mixer to mix video and computer sources using different connectors (digital and analog), preview monitors to view all the sources, the ability to record or archive the event and also to stream the event online.

The video side of the VR-50HD features a 12-input, 4-channel multi-format video switcher that also includes a still store channel for graphics, logo or frame capture. Inputs can be 3G/HD/SD SDI, HDMI, RGB/component and composite. Outputs include USB and both a Main and Aux bus, both available via SDI, HDMI and RGB/Component connections. An additional HDMI output is included for an external multi-viewer monitor if desired.

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The audio section is equally impressive with a 12-channel digital audio mixer at the heart. Sources can be mixed from any of the 12 analog inputs or from audio embedded in the 4 SDI or 4 HDMI inputs. Audio processing includes audio-follow settings as well as gates, compression, PEQ, delay, reverb and even mastering capabilities on the main output. Audio is mixed and re-embedded into the SDI, HDMI, and analog Main and Aux buses as well as the USB output.

The USB 2.0/3.0 output makes web streaming easy by simply connecting to a computer running a live streaming service such as USTREAM. Recording is equally simple by using QuickTime or the dedicated Window/Mac capture software, the Video Capture for VR.

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The interface is intuitive with dedicated audio faders, gain knobs, video input selectors and a touchscreen monitor. The monitor enables a clear way to view, operate menu functions and switch video sources and can provide multiple views including a four or seven channel multi-viewer configuration.

The VR-50HD is HDCP compliant which allows you to mix copy-protected game, tablet, and Blu-ray content with other computer and camera sources.

This portable live HD production solution is ideal for schools, churches, council meetings, corporate events, sports, trainings, or any production live to web.

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The Roland VR-50HD is being shown June 12-14 at the InfoComm show in Orlando, FL at the Roland Systems Group booth #1458.

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