Roland VR-50HD Multi-Format AV Mixer

The Roland VR-50HD is an all-in-one HD Multi-Format AV Mixer that’s quite compact and portable, packed with top quality features to excel when video production is required. The beauty of this powerful system, is that integrates an audio mixer, video switcher, multi-viewer touchscreen for better control and monitoring and a built-in USB 3.0 video/audio streaming into a stand-alone device. The all-in-one Roland VR-50HD production solution is perfect for churches, corporate events, sports, schools and any other live event. Additionally, the Roland VR-50HD is also HDCP compliant.

  • 12 Input, 4-Channel Video Plus Stills
  • NTSC/PAL, HD, Computer Signal Compatible
  • SD/HD/3G-SDI, RGB/Component, HDMI Inputs
  • 12-Channel Digital Audio Mixer
  • Built-In Touch-Screen Preview Monitor
  • Multi-View Output Through HDMI
  • Stream Live Through USB Connection
  • 2-Channel Full Raster Picture-in-Picture
  • Supports 4 Layers for Composites
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12 Input, 4-Channel Multi-Format Video Switcher

The Roland VR-50HD Multi-Format AV Mixer is equipped with a total of 12 HDMI, 3G/HD/SD – SDI/SDI, RGB/Component and composite inputs are also provided. You have the freedom of connecting equipment that ranges from computers and Blu-ray and DVD players to video cameras by using the composite output. With multi-format specifications of the Roland VR-50HD, you’ll never have to worry about differences in resolution among input devices.


Built-In Preview Touchscreen Monitor

For better operation and a smooth workflow, the Roland VR-50HD is equipped with a large 7-inch touch panel LCD screen that allows you to change parameter settings and to display four input pictures by using the seven-way multi-viewer.


Four Layer Composition

You have a total of four layers with the composition feature, that allows you to place keyed video on picture-in-picture, then also overlay a still picture imported into the unit’s internal memory over that. Adjust the positions and sizes however you like with the PinP and key compositing as they use independent scalers. The Roland VR-50HD allows you to store right up to 4 still images in its internal memory.


12-Channel Digital Audio Mixer

Mix audio from cameras in addition to sound from four individual microphones, computers and DVD players as the Roland VR-50HD is equipped with a 12-channel digital audio mixer. It is also possible to do capturing and mixing 3G/HD/SD-SDI/HDMI audio in the audio mixer.


USB 3.0 Video/Audio Output

You can achieve web streaming by simply connecting the USB 2.0/3.0 output to a computer running a live streaming service. Programs that can be made used of are QuickTime or the dedicated Windows/Mac capture software, the Video Capture for VR in order to achieve web streaming. Achieve high-quality video up to 1080/59.94p through USB 3.0 and up to 720/29.97p through USB 2.0.

Note: Certified USB 3.0 cables are required when output is set to 720p or higher.


Video Capture for VR

Capture video and audio signals output from the Roland VR-50HD Multi-Format AV Mixer USB port, which saves them to video files on your connected Windows/Mac via the Video Capture for VR application.

  • Roland VR-50HD Multi-Format AV Mixer
  • Roland PSB-14U
  • AC Cable
Processing4:4:4 (RGB) 10-bit
4:2:2 (Y/Pb/Pr) 10-bit
720p 50/59.94p
1080i 50/59.94
1080p 50,/59.94

480p 59.94
576p 50
720p 50/59.94
1080i 50/59.94
1080p 50/59.94
1024 x 768 50/60 Hz
1280 x 720 50/60 Hz
1280 x 800 50/60 Hz
1280 x 1024 50/60 Hz
1400 x 1050 60 Hz
1920x1080 60 Hz

1080p 59.94

480p 59.94
576p 50
720p 50/59.94
1080i 50/59.94
1080p 50/59.94

1024 x 768 60 Hz
1280 x 720 60 Hz
1280 x 800 60 Hz
1280 x 1024 60 Hz
1400 x 1050 60 Hz
1920 x 1080 60 Hz


USB Video
480p 29.97/59.94
576p 25/50
720p 25/29.97/50/59.94
1080p 25/29.97/50/59.94

Still Image
Maximum 1920 x 1080 pixels, 24-bit per pixel, uncompressed.
Input / Output ConnectorsInput
Conforms to SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-AB), 292M, 259M-C)

HDMI (DVI-D): 4 x Type A (19-pin)
HDCP Supported.

RGB/HD-Component: 2 x Mini D-sub 15-pin
Composite (SD): 2 x BNC

3G/HD/SD-SDI: 2 x BNC (PGM OUT, AUX OUT)Conforms to SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-AB), 292M, 259M-C

HDMI (DVI-D): 3 x Type A (19-pin) (PGM OUT, AUX OUT, MULTI VIEW)
HDCP Supported
RGB/HD-Component: 2 x Mini D-sub 15-pin (PGM OUT, AUX OUT)
Level & ImpedanceComposite: 1.0 Vp-p 75Ω
Analog RGB: 0.7 Vp-p 75Ω (H, V: 5 VTTL)
Analog HD: 1.0 Vp-p 75Ω (Sync-Signal: Bi-Level/Tri-Level)
ProcessingSampling Rate: 24-bit/48 kHz
FormatsSDI: Linear PCM, 24bit, 48 kHz, 2ch

HDMI: Linear PCM, 24bit, 48 kHz, 2ch

USB-AUDIO: Linear PCM, 16bit, 48 kHz, 2ch
Input / Output ConnectorsAnalog Input
Inputs 1 to 4: 4 x XLR/TRS combo (1 GND, 2 HOT, 3 COLD)
Power: DC Phantom 48 V (unloaded maximum), 5 mA (maximum load) (current value per channel)

Inputs 5 to 8: 4 x RCA jacks
Inputs 9 to 12: 4 x 1/4" TRS jacks

Analog Output
2 x XLR (3-pin)
XLR type: 1 GND, 2 HOT, 3 COLD

2 x RCA jacks

1 x 1/4" Stereo TRS jack
1 x Stereo mini jack
Level & ImpedanceInput
XLR/TRS: -68 to +4 dBu (Maximum: +22 dBu, 4kΩ)
RCA phono: -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu, 11kΩ)
TRS: +4 dBu (Maximum: +22 dBu, 98kΩ)

XLR: +22 dBu (Maximum: +22 dBu, 600Ω)
RCA phono: -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu, 1Ω)
Headphones: 25 mW + 25 mW, 20Ω
VideoTransition: Mix, Cut, Wipe (9 patterns)
Composition: PnP, Chrominance Key, Luminance Key
Others: Output Fade, Output Freeze, User Logo
AudioChannel Effects: Compressor, Noise Gate, 3-Band EQ, Delay
Master Effects: Mastering, 3-Band EQ, Reverb
Operating System RequirementsMac
OSX: 10.7 or 10.8

Min: 4GB

Drive Space
Min: 20GB

Windows Vista 32/64-bit SP2 or later
Windows 7 32/64-bit SP 1 or later
Windows 8 32/64-bit

Intel Core2Duo 2.8 GHz or faster
Intel Core i series 3.3 GHz or faster recommended

Min: 2GB
Recommended: 3GB

Min: 512MB
Recommended: 1GB

Direct X 10 Support

Drive Space
Min: 20GB

Screen Resolution
Min: 1024 x 768
Remote MIDI: 5 pin DIN type (IN, OUT/THRU)
RS-232C: D-sub 9 pin type x 1

USB2.0 port (host): Hi-Speed USB: Type A (for USB memory)
USB3.0 port (device): Type B for USB-VIDEO (Super-Speed/Hi-Speed), USB-AUDIO (Full-Speed):
   Uncompressed Video 4:2:2 (Y/Pb/Pr), 8-bit
   Bit-rate: max 2Gbit/s (1080/59.94p only active pixels)
   UVC (USB Video Class) supported uncompressed Video

Primary: Use only Roland PSB-14U
Secondary: 1 x 4-pin XLR male (1 NEG, 4 POS) 9 to 16VDC
Display1 x 7" Graphic color LCD 800 x 480 dots (touch-screen)
Power SupplyPrimary: AC adaptor DC 24V
Secondary: AC adaptor DC 9 to 16V
Current Draw2.5 A (DC 24V)
Operating Temperature0 to 40°C
Dimensions (W x D x H)17.13 x 12.1 x 5.9" (434 x 306 x 149 mm)
Weight5.3 kg
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