Product Highlights
  • Designed for live sports productions
  • 2x HDMI Type-A / RCA Input
  • HDMI Type-A / RCA / Stereo 1/4" Output
  • LCD Display
  • 36 W Power
  • 48 kHz Sample Rate
Roland P-20HD Video Instant Player Roland P-20HD Video Instant Player
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P-20HD Video Instant Player

Tranform sports production

Until now, creating slow-motion instant replays in live sports productions has required an arsenal of complicated and expensive gear—and the knowledge to run it all. 

Key Features:

  • Slow-motion instant replay and variable speed playback
  • Intuitive controls for single-operator sports production
  • Simultaneous recording and playback
  • Clip playlist builder for creating highlight reels
  • Integrated color LCD for preview monitoring
  • Capture long events to low cost and widely available SD cards
  • Compact, portable, and reliable hardware design
  • Ideal for school sports, esports, and sports training

Roland’s P-20HD changes all that, providing an affordable and easy-to-use solution that lets you bring pro replay capabilities to any production setup. Offering seamless integration with most Roland A/V switchers and HDMI camcorders and cameras, the P-20HD transforms everyday sports video productions into edge-of-seat fan experiences.

Take Local Sports Production to the Next Level

When watching a sporting event live or on a broadcast stream, today’s audiences expect the high production values they see when watching pro teams on network TV. With the P-20HD, adding the magic of instant replay to your workflow has never been more simple and affordable. Using intuitive controls and the integrated color LCD, you can easily cue up replays of important action to let fans relive the moment, either on your streaming feed or live event screens—or both at once.

Record and Replay at the Same Time

The P-20HD records directly to high-capacity SD cards, which are widely available and easy to swap out. And as you cue up and replay clips, the game keeps recording in the background, with no gaps in the action. The SD card also holds school logos, sponsor graphics, and other still images. Images can be recalled on cue and layered on top of the recorded clips or displayed at full HD resolution. Add a jingle, music clip, or voiceover file to the SD card and playback on cue to bring excitement to the highlight reels, pump up the crowd or share a sponsor's message.

Plays Well with Others

The P-20HD can be seamlessly inserted into a variety of workflows. Use it on its own, or upstream or downstream of any Roland video switcher. Connect two cameras and switch/composite between sources to capture them for replay. Both HDMI inputs feature built-in scalers, providing worry-free connectivity with nearly any video source.

One Person Operation

A pro sports network broadcast has a dedicated team that handles replay duties. With the P-20HD, a single operator can easily mark, cue, and replay clips while managing other elements of a production. Simply register events as clips with button taps while recording, and then instantly play them back with dedicated panel switches. Version 1.2 USB Keyboard, BOSS footswitch and expression pedal provide you to execute different switcher commands more easily.

Built-In Preview Monitor

With its onboard color display, the P-20HD makes it simple to manage and execute your workflow in real time. In recording view, the screen shows the current video input, plus critical SD card information like recording duration, remaining storage space, and available time. And in playback view, you can display cropped previews of all video clips for live replay or compilation into playlists.

Direct-Access Controls

Filled with single-task hardware controls, the P-20HD provides a hands-on experience that lets you get the job done with zero frustration. Dedicated transport buttons include play, pause, forward, rewind, mark in, and mark out. A jog/shuttle wheel with optical encoding provides precise, fluid control to scrub clips for replay and editing, while the T-bar lets you adjust playback speed. Engaging the Speed Range function provides ultra-fine control, perfect for focusing in on tight action and contested plays.

Create Highlight and Training Reels

After the action’s over, use the media playlist builder to aggregate clips into curated pro videos, ready for distribution and sharing on your favorite platform. Celebrate the best moments of a game on social media, or distribute practice and training sessions to coaches and players for further evaluation.

Superb Audio Quality

The P-20HD features the high-quality sound processing that Roland is famous for. Stereo audio I/O is supported via embedded HDMI and analog RCA jacks, and there’s a convenient headphones jack for signal monitoring. Onboard EQ, limiter, and delay effects are also available to enhance the sound and eliminate audio and video sync issues.

Universal File Compatibility

The P-20HD records natively in H.264*, one of the most universally supported file formats available. H.264 maintains high quality even at low bit rates, providing excellent video at reduced file sizes. All of the most popular online video platforms accept H.264 format, letting you upload files created on the P-20HD with no conversion steps in-between. Version 1.2 The P-20HD exports projects and clips in MP4 file format.

Visually Engage With Fans

Draw lines or diagram the trajectory of the action to help fans analyze the play and help make commentary easier to understand. Draw with various colors, and shapes, even control the playback speed of the video.
Beginning with version 1.10, real-time annotation over video is economical, and simple with the P-20HD and a connected Wacom Tablet

A Winning Workflow Combination

Pairing the P-20HD with the advanced Roland V-60HD* video switcher creates a complete broadcast switching and playback solution that’s ready to handle most any local production. Using one of the V-60HD’s HDMI outputs, you can route any input source—including SDI—to the P-20HD for recording and instant replay. Version 1.2 Replaying the current clip of the P-20HD and switching input of the V-60HD synchronizes via RS-232.


School Sports

The P-20HD helps you keeps audiences engaged with modern production values, bringing more interest and support to your athletic programs. And thanks to its intuitive interface, anyone can run the P-20HD with a minimal learning curve. During any game, the operator can instantly replay the last action in forward, reverse, or slow motion, step through plays frame by frame, and even freeze the action at key moments.


With its integrated recording and instant playback capabilities, the P-20HD is perfect for esports broadcasting and livestreaming. The standalone hardware design provides dedicated processing, conserving computer GPU resources for competitive gameplay.

Coaching and Training

The P-20HD gives coaches and trainers a powerful and efficient solution to build skills, analyze plays, and develop strategy, helping athletes and performers be perfect when it matters most.

What's Included

P-20HD Video Instant Player
AC Adaptor
Power Cord


Product Specifications

P-20HD Video Instant Player


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

Input Formats 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p,
SVGA (800 x 600/60Hz), XGA (1024 x 768/60Hz),
WXGA (1280 x 800/60Hz), FWXGA (1366 x 768/60Hz),
SXGA (1280 x 1024/60Hz), SXGA+ (1400 x 1050/60Hz),
UXGA (1600 x 1200/60Hz), WUXGA (1920 x 1200/60Hz)
* The refresh rate is the maximum value of each resolution.
* Conforms to CEA-861-E,VESA DMT Version 1.0 Revision 11.
* The video signal frame rate can be selected at the SYSTEM menu (59.94 Hz or 50 Hz).
* 1920 x 1200/60 Hz: Reduced blanking
Output Formats MAIN:
720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p
* The video signal frame rate can be selected at the SYSTEM menu (59.94 Hz or 50 Hz).

1080/59.94p, 1080/50p
* The video signal frame rate can be selected at the SYSTEM menu (59.94 Hz or 50 Hz).

Still Image:
Bitmap File (.bmp) 1920 x 1080 pixels, 24-bit color, uncompressed.
PNG File (.png) 1920 x 1080 pixels (480 x 270 pixels for title image), 24-bit color, 8-bits alpha channel.
* It can be stored up to 16 files in each Projects.
* It can be stored one title image each for LIVE IN and REPLAY bus.
Recording Mode Instant Replay Mode
file format: MPEG2-TS
CODEC: H.264 High@L.4.1 10Mbps 8bit 4:2:0
AAC LC 128kbps, 48kHz, 16bit stereo
recording mode: resolution priority, framerate priority
* It can be selected at project settings.
Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Video Effects Composition: PinP, SPLIT
Transition: CUT, MIX, WIPE
Other: Flip horizontal, Still Image Playback, Test pattern output, Annotation


Audio Processing Sample rate: 24 bits/48 kHz
Audio Formats Linear PCM, 24 bits/48 kHz, 2ch
Input Connectors INPUT 1--2: HDMI Type A x 2
AUDIO IN: RCA phono type
Output Connectors MAIN OUT: HDMI Type A
AUDIO OUT: RCA phono type
PHONES: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
Input Level AUDIO IN: -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu)
Input Impedance AUDIO IN: 15 k ohms
Output Level AUDIO OUT: -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu)
PHONES: 92 mW + 92 mW (32 ohms)
Output Impedance AUDIO OUT: 1 k ohm
PHONES: 10 ohms
Audio Effects Delay, High pass filter, Compressor, Noise gate, Equalizer, Limiter, Test tone output
Audio Player File format: WAV (Linear PCM, 48kHz/48kHz, 16bit, stereo
* It can be stored up to 16 files in each Projects.


Other Connectors USB HOST port: USB A type (For USB flash drive, Wacom tablet, USB keyboard)
LAN port: RJ-45, 1000BASE-T (For remote control, FTP)
RS-232 connector: DB-9 type (Male, for remote control, switcher control)
CTL/EXP 1, 2: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
Other Functions Panel lock function
EDID Emulator
Export recording files (mp4)
Export and Import project archive files
Display 4.3 inches TFT Color LCD: 480 x 272 dots
Power Supply AC adaptor
Current Draw 3A
Power Consumption 36 W
Operation Temperature +0 to +40 degrees Celsius
+32 to +104 degrees Fahrenheit
Dimensions 265 (W) x 216 (D) x 87 (H) mm
10-7/16 (W) x 8-9/16 (D) x 3-7/16 (H) inches
Weight 2.1 kg
4 lbs 11 oz

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