Four Multi-Format Channels at the Pinnacle of HD Picture Quality.
The Roland V-40HD Multi-Format Live Video Switcher is a welcomed
addition to the powerful V-1600HD and V-800HD model lineup. The V-40HD
Live Video Switcher is ideal for any live event or installation that
requires the freedom to connect a variety of sources whether they be
digital or analog, computer or video format. It is particularly
positioned to support configurations using popular HDMI cameras as well
The V-40HD handles true multi-format video meaning there is no
need to match input sources to the output resolution. Every input has
it's own broadcast quality scaler that individually scales each source
as required to fit any output resolution chosen.
The Roland V-40HD boasts twelve inputs on four channels plus one
(background), and 5 output connectors with independent scalers on the
inputs and output allowing you to connect HDMI/DVI, RGB, component and
composite sources. It supports input/output resolutions up to 1080/60p
or 1920x1200. The V-40HD is HDCP compliant which allows you to mix
copy-protected game and Blu-ray content with other computer and camera
sources. It features an input source multi-viewer output that provides a
convenient monitoring solution when connected to an HDMI monitor.
The V-40HD is equipped with four input systems (Inputs 1 - 4). Each
of these systems has three types of input connectors --- HDMI,
RGB/Component, and Composite --- allowing you to connect a total of
twelve video devices. For output, the V-40HD provides three systems:
Output (HDMI, RGB/Component, Composite), Output 2 (HDMI, RGB/Component) ,
and Preview (HDMI).
Supports 1080p video signals -twice the rate of conventional HD and
uses 4:4:4/10-bit internal signal processing. This asserts all the
vividness of high-realism, high-detail camera and computer sources.
*Output signal processing is 4:2:2/8-bit.
The V-40HD 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 lets you produce video with unrestricted freedom --- for instance,
compositing a video feed from a Blu-ray Disc or tablet computer against a
background from a live camera. Output to a display can be made via
*Commercial use of content requires the permission of the copyright-holder.
*In HDCP mode, only DVI-D/HDMI output can be used. Use of Component and Composite output is not possible.
*The display or projector connected to DVI-D/HDMI output must support HDCP.
The V-40HD can input background music, narration, or other analog
sound sources, mix and sync the video and audio, and then output the
result via HDMI.
Scaling Zoom and Adjustment - The V-40HD features
scalers that let you make settings independently for every input source.
With these, you can take input sources of different resolutions and
adjust to any sizing.
Input Selectors - Select from among HDMI,
RGB/Component, and Composite as the connector for each input. With just
one touch, you can access the video source from any of the three pieces
of equipment connected to the respective inputs.
Input Connectors 1 - 4 - Support for three formats
per input. [HDMI] Up to WUXGA, 1080p [RGB/Component] Up to WUXGA, 1080p
[Composite] 480i or 576i HDMI inputs support an embedded audio signal.
Audio Input Mix Analog Audio Into HDMI Video - The
V-40HD is equipped with inputs for analog audio equipment. This enables
you to embed analog audio in the HDMI video output.
Output Selectors - Three types of output formats to choose from. Select SD, HD, or RGB simply by pressing a button.
PVW (Preview) Selectors - Chooses the view displayed
on a preview monitor. Select a four-way split screen, PST, PGM or DSK
to display. *The resolution and refresh rate of monitor output is fixed
at 1920 x 1080/60 Hz (progressive). *Use an HDMI monitor that supports
HDCP and 60p signals. *When INPUT is selected (four-way split), the
sources are displayed using a reduced frame rate.
Output Connectors - Connect monitors, projectors, or
recording equipment. [HDMI] Up to WUXGA, 1080p [RGB/Component] Up to
WUXGA, 1080p [Composite] 480i or 576i *In HDCP mode, no video signals
are output from the RGB/Component and composite connectors.
DSK - ( Downstream Keyer) Composite logos and text
into output video. You can overlay logos and text onto composited and
switched video. Scene transitions underneath logos or text that remain
displayed is possible. - P in P Two images can be combined into one
video image. You can select any of four positions for an inset screen:
top left, bottom left, top right, or bottom right. You can also freely
adjust the size of the inset screen.
Wipe Pattern - Easy selection of video transition effects.
VIdeo Fader- Switch the sources at the speed you
want. Using the video fader (T-bar ) lets you carry out scene
transitions, fade-ins, and fade-outs manually at exactly the speed you
MEMORY Save panel settings - You can save the
V-40HD's settings in internal memory. Each of the five memory banks can
hold five sets of settings, letting you save a total of 25
Controllable the V-40HD via any MIDI device - A
Roland digital audio mixer like the M-200i V-Mixer can link to the
V-40HD for audio-follows-video application. Connect another V-40HD for
Use RS-232C for integrated remote control - It's
possible to connect a computer, wall panel or other remote device and
use it to control switching, effects, and other operations.
USB PORT For saving the internal memory - This lets you connect a USB flash drive and save the internal memory to it.
The V-40HD also includes an audio input bus with volume and delay
settings allowing you to embed audio into the HDMI output signal, which
is especially useful for streaming and recording applications.
The Multi-Zoom feature can be enabled when one input source is shared
internally with up to three more inputs - essentially daisy-chaining
it. The scaler for each input can zoom into any position in the video
image giving the appearance that additional cameras are connected,
creating a virtual multi-camera environment. Additional effects include a
down stream keyer (DSK), Picture-in-Picture and multiple transitions.
The unit is noise-free because of a unique and efficient
heat-radiating design that eliminates the need for a cooling fan. Both
MIDI and RS-232 are supported allowing control and integration with
various devices like a V-Mixer for audio-follows-video applications or
remote control using a wall panel.
The V-40HD supports a variety of system design and creative
production options. The V-40HD's affordable price point and powerful
features enables customers wanting to transition into an HD workflow.
The V-40HD Video Mixer strengthens Roland's Multi-format video mixer
line-up and is positioned to fill a variety of needs of video production
for live event, corporate, educational, and house of worship
applications using HDMI and computer sources.