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  •  Roland VR-50HD Multi-Format AV Mixer

Roland VR-50HD Multi-Format AV Mixer



A complete portable HD studio in a single unit. Single-person operation of sound and picture using faders, buttons and touch screen. The Roland VR-50HD all-in-one AV mixer beautifully integrates an audio mixer, video switcher, multi-viewer touch screen and USB video/audio streaming into a stand-alone device. This single unit delivers functionality that until now required a number of peripheral devices to accomplish. This portable live HD production solution is ideal for schools, churches, council meetings, corporate events, sports, trainings, or any other live event.

The VR-50HD is an all-in-one device − a complete high-definition production center in a single unit.

You can connect cameras, computers, Blu-ray players, DVD players, microphones, iPads, and more for use as input devices, without having to worry about whether the equipment is analog or digital or what formats they output. In addition to HD-SDI and HDMI output for HD recording equipment, the unit also provides USB 3.0 and 2.0 output. This enables the ability to connect a computer and perform live streaming and recording. All digital video output connectors include embedded audio as well.

Application example: Presentations and Live Events

You never know what kind of material on what devices/media will be brought to a presentation or live event. The notebook computers that presenters bring can have a variety of connectors from VGA to DVI, HDMI, and others. Resolutions are also diverse, and quick accommodation is not always possible. Use of commercially available Blu-ray discs and DVDs can also run into the problem of playback being restricted by HDCP.

The VR-50HD resolves such issues without the need for any additional equipment.

Even when input devices use different resolutions, internal scalers perform automatic conversion to the optimal resolution. The built-in scalers also let you expand and reduce video and still images however you like for perfect framing. The VR-50HD features an HDCP mode that lets you input and switch commercial digital video from sources such as Blu-ray discs or game consoles encoded using HDCP digital copyright management technology. This is a multi-format AV mixer that you can count on to handle whatever material turns up on-site.

*In HDCP mode, only HDMI output can be used. Use of SDI, RGB/Component, Composite, analog audio output is not possible. *Commercial use of content requires the permission of the copyright-holder.

12 input, 4-Channel Multi-format Video Switcher

At total of 12 HDMI, 3G/HD/SD-SDI/SDI, RGB/COMPONENT, and composite inputs are provided. In addition to professional HD cameras, you can connect equipment that ranges from computers and Blu-ray and DVD players to video cameras using composite output. The unit features multi-format specifications that allows you to never have to worry about differences in resolution among input devices. *6 channel switching is possible when not using compositing features such as PinP and Key.

Built-In Preview Touch Monitor

The VR-50HD is equipped with a large 7-inch touch-panel LCD screen that enables truly intuitive operation. Using the seven-way multi-viewer to display four input pictures, composited material, and program out simultaneously eliminates the need for external monitors. You can also switch to quad multi-view. Advanced settings for picture and sound can also be made using the touch panel, so you can get started right away without having to read the manual.

Four Layer Composition

The composition feature supports a total of four layers. This lets you place keyed video on picture-in-picture, then also superimpose a still picture imported into the unit's internal memory over that. PinP and key compositing use independent scalers, so you can adjust the positions and sizes however you like. You can switch the effects on and off at any time using the dedicated composition buttons. You can set the order of succession for PinP, PinP/KEY, and STILL to your preference. *The VR-50HD can store up to 4 still images in the internal memory. *STILL position and size compositing can not be adjusted.

12-Channel Digital Audio Mixer

The VR-50HD features a 12-channel digital audio mixer that mixes audio from cameras in addition to sound from four microphones, computers, and DVD players. Capturing and mixing 3G/HD/SD-SDI/HDMI audio in the audio mixer is also possible. Using the "Audio Follow" feature, you can even make the audio switch automatically from one source to another as the video source changes. Built-in delay and equalizer features make possible a broad range of use, from seminars to musical events.

USB3.0 Video/Audio Output

The USB 2.0/3.0 output enables web streaming with ease by simply connecting to a computer running a live streaming service. Recording is equally simple by using QuickTime or the dedicated Windows/Mac capture software, the Video Capture for VR. The video format is up to 1080/59.94p through USB3.0 and up to 720/29.97p through USB2.0. The resolution and frame rate of video format and audio level and delay can be changed thanks to the dedicated scaler and the dedicated volume and delay for the USB output. See the current VR-50HD Streaming Software Compatibilitylist for more information on streaming software compatibility.

* Note: Certified USB3.0 cables are required when output is set to 720p or higher.

Video Capture for VR

Video Capture for VR is application software that captures video and audio signals output from the VR-50HD USB port and saves them to video files on your connected Windows/Mac. Click on the Download tab to find the VR Capture software.


  • 12 input, 4-Channel Video plus still channel Multi-Format Switcher
  • Supports 3G/HD/SD SDI, HDMI, RGB/Component, and Composite Video Inputs Up to 1080p (3G SDI)
  • Embedding of audio with delay settings
  • 12-Channel Digital Audio Mixer with XLR, TRS, and RCA jacks along with audio from SDI and HDMI inputs
  • 4 Layer, Compositing of PinP, PinP/KEY, and STILL
  • Built-In Preview Touch Monitor (7 inch Graphic color LCD 800 x 480 dots)
  • External Multi-View Output through HDMI
  • HDCP Support
  • USB3.0 Video/Audio Output for web streaming and recording up to 1080p (uncompressed)


Processing 4:4:4 (RGB) 10-bit
4:2:2 (Y/Pb/Pr) 10-bit
Formats SDI
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 Connectors Input
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 & Impedance Composite: 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)
Processing Sampling Rate: 24-bit/48 kHz
Formats SDI: Linear PCM, 24bit, 48 kHz, 2ch

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

USB-AUDIO: Linear PCM, 16bit, 48 kHz, 2ch
Input / Output Connectors Analog 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 & Impedance Input
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
Video Transition: Mix, Cut, Wipe (9 patterns)
Composition: PnP, Chrominance Key, Luminance Key
Others: Output Fade, Output Freeze, User Logo
Audio Channel Effects: Compressor, Noise Gate, 3-Band EQ, Delay
Master Effects: Mastering, 3-Band EQ, Reverb
Operating System Requirements Mac
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
Connectors Remote
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
Display 1 x 7" Graphic color LCD 800 x 480 dots (touch-screen)
Power Supply Primary: AC adaptor DC 24V
Secondary: AC adaptor DC 9 to 16V
Current Draw 2.5 A (DC 24V)
Operating Temperature 32 to 104&def;F (0 to 40°C)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 17.13 x 12.1 x 5.9" (434 x 306 x 149 mm)
Weight 11.7 lb (5.3 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 17.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.0 x 11.3 x 9.7"


What's in the Box

Roland VR-50HD Multi-Format AV Mixer
  • Roland PSB-14U
  • AC Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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