Anaheim, CA (January 23, 2014)—Roland Systems Group has announced the Roland VR-3EX, an A/V Mixer for live production, web streaming and recording.
The Roland VR-3EX features an audio mixer, video mixer, touchscreen monitor, and USB port for streaming and recording. The unit advances the entry model, the Roland VR-3, by adding four HDMI inputs/outputs, built-in scaling with resolutions up to 1080p and WUXGA, HDCP support, full 18-channel digital audio mixer with effects, and more than 200 video transitions and effects.
Designed to be a combined live production switcher and web streaming device, the Roland VR-3EX features audio embedding and built-in audio mixer with delay settings on each input and USB output to allow “lip sync” adjustments to match the video source. It supports HDCP video allowing users to mix copyright protected material such as game consoles and Blu-ray content into a live production. Composition effects such as Chroma key, Luminance key, and picture-in-picture enable title/logo overlay or lower thirds on background video. HDMI inputs one to three accept video resolutions up to 480p/576p and input four accepts HDMI resolutions up to 1080p and RGB up to WUXGA (1920×1200).
The 18-channel audio mixer is made up of 4 XLR/TRS with phantom power, stereo RCA, mini-stereo, built-in stereo mics, as well as stereo audio from the 4 HDMI inputs. On-board dynamics include delay, EQ, Gate, and Compressor that can be applied to each balanced audio channel. The Built-in stereo microphone on the top of the unit enables the operator to narrate or add ambient audio from the audience into the broadcast mix. It also has a main and aux buss output so users can separate mix audio for the broadcast and the in-house PA system.
The Roland VR-3EX is expected to be available in March 2014.
Roland Systems Group