Roland VR-50HD

Multi Format Video Switcher

  • 12 Inputs
  • 4 Video channels
  • USB 3.0 Web streaming and recording
  • Complete portable HD studio incl. video and audio mix
  • Touch Screen
  • USB 3.0
  • Supports 3G / HD / SD SDI, HDMI, RGB / Component, Composite video 1080p
  • Multiview output port to HDMI
  • HDCP Support
  • Compositing of PinP
  • PinP / KEY
  • STILL
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Marco2948, 26.04.2014
I use the Roland VR-50 HD primarily for live broadcasts at trade fairs. The processing is solid and all keys and sliders react reliably. From the operating concept I find the device still worthy of improvement. Some things like the inclusion of belly bands conceal themselves but somewhat hiding in submenus. The connection of different image sources (system camera with HDMI, Henkelkamera via BNC connection) worked perfectly and there was no problems with the output format (in contrast to the V 4-EX which I cursed after 1 week).

The sound section can be improved for live use. The sound / sound characteristics are, in my opinion, very good, but why the manufacturers at the mixer on mute-buttons have left me a mystery. Even a small 3-band EQ for fast, rough access would not hurt the sound section.

All in all but certainly a great device. A mini-TV studio that can be clamped under the arm. The connection via USB 3.0 (necessarily the current firmware for the Roland install) with a Mac Book Pro worked without problems. Streaming over U-Stream in Full-HD ran smoothly and without dropouts. It makes sense here, however, to use a notebook with SSD hard drive. The video image is converted much faster than on conventional disks and the stream runs smoother.

Conclusion: Great, compact device with many connection possibilities. Leaves video content hardly any wishes open. The audience could be adapted to live requirements (but you can also integrate the whole sound with sub-mixers). More acceptable graphics formats for belly bands would be desirable (previously only bitmap).

Oh yes. For live keying, I can not say anything, since I did not need this possibility so far.
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