Product Highlights
  • Standalone Video Switcher
  • 14-Channel Audio Mixer
  • 4x HDMI Inputs
  • 2x Multiview HDMI Outputs
  • PC Resolution Accepted
  • Switch Between Different Resolutions
  • Hardware / RS-232 Control
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Overview

V-1HD-PLUS
Compact Portable 4-Channel Video Switcher

This next-gen four-channel switcher retains the original model’s renowned ease of use, pro-level performance and rugged reliability, while broadening its feature set to now include versatile HDMI I/O, eight onboard scene presets and nine audio effects, plus a slate of deep control options and essential monitoring tools.

Key Features:

  • Professional HD switching solution for live events, livestreaming, or both at once
  • Standalone video switcher and 14-channel audio mixer for single operators
  • Compact and portable for fast set up
  • Familiar interface that’s quick to learn and easy to use
  • Technology-assisted automatic video switching
  • Four-layer effects and keying engine to engage audiences with graphics, lower thirds, and social callouts
  • Pro audio I/O with legendary Roland sound quality
  • Eight memory presets to recall visual layouts on cue

Switch, Mix, and Stream Like a Pro

The V-1HD+ is the ultimate compact A/V switching solution for serious visual storytellers.

Elevate your creative production process with versatile I/O, a familiar user interface, deep control,
and essential monitoring tools that help keep your content looking great and sounding perfect.
The V-1HD+ delivers the superior performance you want and the production-critical reliability you demand-
plus the Roland support and training resources you deserve.

Say Goodbye to Workflow Workarounds

While many video switchers promise easy workflows, they often require workarounds for optimum results. Too often, those workarounds force you into technical compromises and purchasing extra gear. With its feature-rich design, the V-1HD+ provides the key tools you need to get the job done right.

A Legacy of Success

Since its release in 2015, the Roland V-1HD has been the most popular high-definition, four-channel HDMI video switcher available. The V-1HD+ extends this legacy with a deeper feature set for advanced applications—while still maintaining the simple operation, pro performance, and rugged reliability that’s made the V-1HD a favorite of users around the world.

No-Compromise Video I/O

Video professionals shouldn't be forced into making technical compromises. With its full-featured video I/O, the V-1HD+ is inspired by your need to do more.

Four Video Inputs and Onboard Scaling

Four HDMI inputs with frame rate conversion let you mix a variety of sources, including cameras, presentation computers, tablets, and video game consoles. And when you have a troublesome source that won’t display correctly, simply plug it into Input 4 and let the built-in video scaler sync and calibrate the image automatically.

Two Video Outputs

Two independent HDMI outputs can be assigned to display one of three different video busses, providing the versatility you need for pro production. For example, you can use one as your main program output for a recorder or livestream, and the second output to turn any HD video monitor into an “up-next” input preview display or expanded multiviewer with 10 windows.

Pro Operation Made Easy

Your passion for a simplified interface led our designers to add quick-action buttons for the most commonly used operations. With one-touch access to the system menu, downstream key on/off, transition type, picture-in-picture, effects on/off, and more, V-1HD+ production workflow is smooth and hassle-free.

The V-1HD+ also includes PGM and PST busses and a transition/fade bar, which are the most-recognized video switching controls in the industry—and the quickest for beginners and volunteers to learn. And with tactile audio volume knobs, signal/peak lights, and unity gain markers, it’s simple and intuitive to adjust sound levels on the fly.

14-Channel Audio Mixing with Effects

The V-1HD+ allows a single operator to do more than switch cameras—they can mix professional sound too. The integrated 14-channel digital audio mixer blends HDMI audio with mic and line sources, and also offers a variety of onboard effects to sweeten mixes.

Audio Inputs

With two XLR mic inputs and selectable phantom power, the V-1HD+ lets you bring pro-grade microphones into your productions, including condenser broadcast mics. There’s also an 1/8-inch input for a lavalier mic or stereo audio source like a smartphone, plus another stereo input on RCA jacks. Embedded stereo audio from the four HDMI inputs can be included in your mix as well.

Audio Outputs

With the V-1HD+, there’s no need for a dedicated small audio console. Distribute analog sound to a PA system via two balanced ¼-inch TRS outputs, and use embedded digital audio in the HDMI outputs to feed recorders and livestream broadcasts.

Audio Effects

Leave the outboard gear in the recording studio—each audio input on the V-1HD+ has its own three-band equalizer, high-pass filter, compressor, and noise gate, plus a sync delay to align audio with video if needed. The XLR and 1/8-inch inputs also include de-essers to clean up vocal sounds in real time. And with the limiter, three-band equalizer and compressor on the main outputs, you can deliver broadcast-quality sound every time.

Production-Critical Signal Monitoring

Without proper signal monitoring, you’re running blind. The V-1HD+ incorporates several real-time monitoring tools that make it easy to keep your productions looking and sounding their best.

Multiviewer Display

A 10-window multiviewer display can be applied to one or both HDMI outputs, helping you manage productions in real time. Cue up camera shots, preview presentations, and choose stored still images before taking them live to the program feed. Camcorder recording status can be monitored as well.

Audio Monitoring

Even if your video looks perfect, poor sound will ruin the entire production. With the V-1HD+, you can always keep track of your audio quality. Each analog input has its own signal/peak indicator, and headphones can be plugged in to monitor the overall audio feed. When using the multiviewer display, signal level meters are shown for all inputs and the main outputs.

Effects, Keying, and Stills

The powerful effects engine in the V-1HD+ keeps audiences engaged with visually appealing content while opening new revenue streams for customer graphics creation.

Four-Layer Effects Engine

Savvy visual storytellers understand the power of layered graphics and visual effects. With four composition layers at your command, it’s simple to add lower-third titles, logos, social media comments, and more to inform your audience and keep them involved.

Keying

The DSK (downstream keyer) layer lets you independently composite a picture-in-picture (PinP) window on a video feed, which is especially useful for live and online hybrid events. For example, when displaying onscreen graphics for a live presentation, you can also overlay a camera shot of the stage speaker that’s only viewable by the online audience.

Still Images

When using the V-1HD+, you’ll never have to leave your audience with a blank screen when the presentation stops, the meeting goes on break, or the camera power goes down. Simply call up one of four still images you’ve stored in the V-1HD+, or capture stills from a connected input source. And with the versatile effects engine, these images can be used as DSK lower thirds or full-screen backgrounds.

Deep Control

Gain even more control over your productions with these advanced V-1HD+ features.

Camera Tally

A camera tally light visually directs talent to look toward the active camera, and also lets everyone know when the camera is live and “on-air.” The analog tally output on the V-1HD+ can be wired to most broadcast camera systems—refer to the V-1HD+ Reference Manual for wiring specifications.

Recording Control

Many technical elements contribute to a successful recording—but forgetting to hit the record button means the difference between getting paid for the job or not. Via HDMI, you can trigger Atomos recorders to start and stop recording, bringing remote-control convenience to your busy workflow.

Legacy Support

Budgets don't always allow you to upgrade every component in your video system at the same time. The V-1HD+ can interface with legacy systems and components via its RS-232 port, allowing you to keep working while saving up for that new piece of gear.

What's Included

V-1HD+ Compact Portable 4-Channel Video Switcher
AC Adaptor
Power Cord
Startup Guide

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Product Specifications

V-1HD+ Compact Portable 4-Channel Video Switcher

VIDEO

 
Video Processing 4:2:2 (Y/Pb/Pr), 8-bit
Input Connectors INPUT 1--3: HDMI type A x 3
*HDCP Supported

INPUT 4: HDMI type A
* HDCP Supported
* Multi-format Supported
Output Connectors OUTPUT 1--2: HDMI type A x 2
* HDCP Supported
Input Formats INPUT 1-3
720/59.94p, 720/60p *1, *3
720/50p *1, *4
1080/59.94i, 1080/60i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/60p, 1080/29.97p, 1080/30p *2, *3
1080/50i, 1080/50p, 1080/25p *2, *4
1080/23.98p, 1080/24p *2

* The input interlaced video signal is converted to progressive video signal by internal processing.
*1 SYSTEM FORMAT = 720p
*2 SYSTEM FORMAT = 1080i or 1080p
*3 FRAME RATE = 59.94 Hz
*4 FRAME RATE = 50 Hz


INPUT 4
480/59.94i, 480/59.94p, 720/59.94p, 720/60p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/60i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/60p, 1080/29.97p, 1080/30p *1
576/50i, 576/50p, 720/50p, 1080/50i, 1080/50p, 1080/25p *2
1080/23.98p, 1080/24p
VGA (640 x 480/60 Hz), SVGA (800 x 600/60 Hz), XGA (1024 x 768/60 Hz)
WXGA (1280 x 800/60 Hz), SXGA (1280 x 1024/60 Hz)
FWXGA (1366 x 768/60 Hz), SXGA+ (1400 x 1050/60 Hz)
UXGA (1600 x 1200/60 Hz), WUXGA (1920 x 1200/60 Hz)

* The refresh rate is the maximum value of each resolution.
* Conforms to CEA-861-E,VESA DMT Version 1.0 Revision 11.
* 1920 x 1200/60 Hz: Reduced blanking
* The input interlaced video signal is converted to progressive video signal by internal processing.
*1 FRAME RATE = 59.94 Hz
*2 FRAME RATE = 50 Hz


Still Image:
Bitmap File (.bmp) Maximum 1920 x 1080 pixels, 24-bit color, uncompressed.
PNG File (.png) Maximum 1920 x 1080 pixels, 24-bit color

* It can be stored up to 24 files in the internal memory.
* PNG alpha channel not supported.
Output Formats OUTPUT 1--2:
720/59.94p *1, *4
720/50p *1, *5
1080/59.94i *2, *4
1080/50i *2, *5
1080/59.94p *3, *4
1080/50p *3, *5

*1 SYSTEM FORMAT = 720p
*2 SYSTEM FORMAT = 1080i
*3 SYSTEM FORMAT = 1080p
*4 FRAME RATE = 59.94 Hz
*5 FRAME RATE = 50 Hz
Video Effects Transition: CUT, MIX (DISSOLVE/FAM/NAM), WIPE (8 types)
Composition: PinP (SQUARE, CIRCLE, DIAMOND), SPLIT (2 types), Keyer (Luminance key, Chroma key), DSK (Luminance key, Chroma key)
Other: Flip horizontal, Flip vertical, Still image capture, Still image playback, Output fade (Audio, Video: WHITE or BLACK), Test pattern output

AUDIO

 
Audio Processing Sample rate: 24 bits/48 kHz
Audio formats Linear PCM, 24 bits/48 kHz, 2 ch
Input Connectors INPUT 1--4: HDMI Type A x 4
AUDIO IN 1--2: XLR-3-31 type (balanced, phantom power DC 48 V, 14 mA Max)
LINE IN: RCA phono type
MIC/AUX IN: Stereo miniature phone type (PLUG-IN power)
Output Connectors OUTPUT 1--3: HDMI Type A x 2
AUDIO OUT L, R: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
PHONES: Stereo miniature phone type
Nominal Input Level AUDIO IN 1--2: -60 to +4 dBu (Maximum input level: +24 dBu)
LINE IN: -10 dBu (Maximum input level: +10 dBu)
MIC/AUX IN: -51 to -10 dBu (Maximum input level: +10 dBu)
Input Impedance AUDIO IN 1--2: 10 k ohms
LINE IN: 15 k ohms
MIC/AUX IN: 10 k ohms
Nominal Output Level AUDIO OUT L, R: +4 dBu (Maximum output level: +24 dBu)
PHONES: 72 mW + 72 mW (32 ohms load)
Output Impedance AUDIO OUT L, R: 600 ohms
PHONES: 10 ohms
Audio Effects Delay, High pass filter, De-Esser, Compressor, Noise gate, Equalizer, Limiter, Reverb, Test tone output

OTHER

 
Other Connectors USB MEMORY: USB A type (for USB flash drive)
REMOTE: USB B type (for remote control)
RS-232: DB-9 type (male, for remote control)
TALLY: DB-9 type (female, for TALLY output)
Other Functions Preset memory (8 types)
Panel lock function
EDID emulator
Auto switching
Auto input detect
Power Supply AC adaptor
Current Draw 2.1 A
Power Consumption 25.2 W
Operation Temperature +0 to +40 degrees Celsius
+32 to +104 degrees Fahrenheit
Dimensions (WxHxD) 316 x 65 x 121 mm (12.4 x 2.6 x 4.8")
Weight 1.4 kg (3 lbs 2 oz.)

* excluding AD adapter

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