Roland Systems Group has unveiled a cornerstone addition to its popular line of EDIROL video mixers – the V-1600HD Live Video Switcher – ideally suited to any live event or installation that requires a high channel count and the ability to accept a variety of video input formats out of the box.
The EDIROL V-1600HD is ideal for any live event or installation demanding flexibility, stability, high quality, ease of use, and professional connectivity. The V-1600HD will enhance any corporate presentation by being able to drive more than one screen with different visuals on each. Mix camera and video playback sources on one screen while directing presentation software to the other screen.
The V-1600HD switcher features a built-in preview monitor that provides a convenient monitoring solution when external monitors are not available or ideal. The sixteen inputs provide connectivity to HD/SD-SDI, DVI-D/HDMI, RGB, Component, S-video, and composite formats – as well as still images assignable via USB memory. The 14 mixing channels provide built-in scalers and frame syncs for worry-free seamless mixing regardless of the resolution or format.
The V-1600HD supports an incredible variety of system design and creative production options for live or fixed installation applications. Dual independent multi-format outputs provide a number of innovative multi-screen output options including the ability to SPAN the mixer output to two projectors with the ability to edge-blend the center. In AUX mode, the outputs can be set to different resolutions ideal for sending the program out to a record feed.
The Multi-Zoom feature can be enabled when one camera is daisy-chained to multiple inputs via thru connectors. The scaler for each input can zoom into any position in the video image giving the appearance that additional cameras are connected – a virtual multi-camera environment. Additional effects include a down stream keyer (DSK), a composite Keyer, Picture-in-Picture and multiple transitions.
Remote control includes RS-422, Tally, MIDI and V-LINK that provides powerful benefits when connecting to other EDIROL Video or RSS Audio products. In particular with the EDIROL P-10 and PR-1000HD Video Presenters the operator can preview and select video clips directly from the V-1600HD. With RSS V-Mixers, lock specific video channels to corresponding audio faders for a confident audio-follows-video solution.
The V-1600HD Video Mixer is positioned to bring high quality video production to live event, corporate, educational, and house of worship applications.For churches, mix live camera feeds underneath lyric overlays to left and right screens while sending different video content, such as abstract footage, to a large center stage screen. Providing a different feed for recording at an event is also possible which allows the screens in the main room to continue using camera or PC/Mac sources while the record feed always provides only camera (room) shots.