Roland V-160HD Video Switcher

Roland V-160Hd Switcher

Roland V-160HD SDI/HDMI Streaming Video Switcher

Product Code: V-160HD

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• Portable hybrid event switcher
• Seven selectable output modes
• Eight-layer video effects engine
• Eight 3G SDI inputs with frame rate converters
• Eight 1080p HDMI inputs with frame rate converters

Roland V160HD Streaming Video Switcher

New Standard in Hybrid Event Switching

Roland V-160HD sets a new standard in hybrid event switching. Connect with live audiences in Full HD with comprehensive SDI and HDMI I/O and simultaneously stream to any popular web platform via USB-C. There’s also an eight-layer video effects engine, a 40-channel digital audio mixer, and integrated PTZ camera control, plus next-generation cue management and live show automation features that make tough production tasks simple. And everything’s all wrapped up in a portable design with a broadcast-style interface that’s easily handled by a single operator.

Hybrid to the Max

The V-160HD is able to handle both in-person and web streaming components of a live hybrid event, complete with the ability to tailor the content for each audience. Being able to stream and distribute content at an actual event simultaneously is a big deal.

HDMI and SDI Connectivity

The V-160HD supports HDMI for common A/V devices plus SDI for long cable runs and high-end cameras. Seamlessly mix eight HDMI sources and eight SDI sources in Full HD, even with mismatched frame rates and color spaces. And with built-in scalers on four of the HDMI inputs, you can easily interface with client-provided sources like computers, tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles, and legacy 4:3 devices.

Send to Multiple Destinations

With seven freely assignable outputs—including three SDI, three HDMI, and one USB-C streaming—the V-160HD puts a high-end video matrix at your command. Feed program displays, auxiliary monitors, multi-view producer displays, and the online audience at once, complete with a “clean” output left over for a recording feed.

Instant Recall

Storing and recalling custom looks can be accomplished with just a few button presses on the V-160HD.

The 30 preset memories and powerful effects engine work together to provide seamless scene changes, including synchronizing the transition of all composition layers at the program output.

The 100 macros go even deeper, allowing you to build and fire off complex action lists that include switching, DSK on/off, audio mixing adjustments, PTZ camera movements, and much more.

Roland free remote control software for macOS, Windows, and iPad further enhances this workflow, providing a large graphical interface for setting up and previewing actions before you take them live.

One-Touch Automation

The V-160HD’s newly developed sequencer makes presets and macros even more powerful, allowing a single operator to execute perfectly timed cues with ease. Up to 1000 steps can be recorded in the sequencer, and each step can include both presets and macros. Simply set up your cues ahead of time in the sequence list and trigger them in order using the Next button on the panel. With the power of the V-160HD’s sequencer, you can tackle the most complex events without ever breaking a sweat.

Powerful Video Effects Engine

Video effects and graphics are must-haves to bring polish and excitement to any production. The V-160HD’s effects engine features eight composition layers that can be assigned to the Program and Sub-Program outs, so you’ll always keep audiences engaged with visually appealing content. With up to four picture-in-picture windows, downstream key layers, 16 still store slots with transparent PNG image support, and more, you can manage the creative needs of any client.

Stream Live

The V-160HD uses the same connection technology as webcams,* allowing you to stream events at 30/60 FPS in Full HD** and reach a worldwide audience. Simply connect the USB-C output to a computer and start streaming with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, YouTube, Facebook Live, or any platform that can use a webcam as its source. Everything is plug and play, with no driver installation needed.

*USB video class (UVC) and USB audio class (UAC) compliant.
**YUV2 (uncompressed) and Motion JPEG (compressed) formats supported.

Sonic Perfection

Offering studio-grade sound, the V-160HD’s 40-channel digital audio mixer lets you blend signals from all 16 video inputs, USB-C, and microphones and line-level devices connected to the two balanced XLR combo and stereo RCA inputs. And with the convenience of onboard Bluetooth, it’s possible to wirelessly stream music and other sound sources from a phone or tablet as well. There’s also an extensive effects library for polishing sounds and quickly resolving common issues like audio synchronization and background noise removal.

Extensive PTZ Camera Support

Robotic PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras eliminate the need for multiple camera operators, provide great production coverage with studio-grade broadcast quality, and can be placed in discreet locations thanks to their small size. The V-160HD includes built-in support to directly control select Canon, JVC, Panasonic, Sony, PTZOptics, Avonic, and VISCA-compatible PTZ LAN cameras. Mix and match different brands as you like, and operate up to 16 PTZ cameras simultaneously.

Complete Control

The ultimate hybrid event switcher gives you complete control with a LAN port, Bluetooth, USB, RS-232, tally/GPIO, support for foot-controlled operation, and more.

Use the dedicated iPad remote control app to create an efficient touch interface
Extend your workflow with free Remote Control Software (RCS) for macOS and Windows.
Plug in a BOSS single or double footswitch to execute over 100 different switcher commands.
Trigger start/stop on Atomos recorders over HDMI.

Set up a tally light with Roland’s Smart Tally or the rear-panel hardware connector.
Seamlessly integrate in system installations with RS-232 and TALLY/GPIO DB-sub connectors.

Video Processing 4:2:2 (Y/Pb/Pr), 8-bit
Input Connectors HDMI IN 1–4: HDMI type A x 4
* HDCP SupportedHDMI IN 5–8: HDMI type A x 4
* HDCP Supported
* Multi-format SupportedSDI IN 1–8: BNC type x 8
* Conforms to SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-AB), 292M
Output Connectors HDMI OUT 1–3: HDMI type A x 3
* HDCP SupportedSDI OUT 1–3: BNC type x 3
* Conforms to SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-AB), 292MUSB STREAM: USB Type-C (TM)PREIVEW: HDMI type A
Input Formats HDMI IN 1–4, SDI IN 1–8
720/59.94p *1, *3
720/50p *1, *4
1080/59.94i, 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.
*2 SYSTEM FORMAT = 1080i or 1080p
*3 FRAME RATE = 59.94 Hz
*4 FRAME RATE = 50 HzHDMI IN 5–8
480/59.94i, 480/59.94p, 720/59.94p, 1080/59.94i, 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 (640×480/60Hz), SVGA (800×600/60Hz), XGA (1024×768/60Hz)
WXGA (1280×800/60Hz), SXGA (1280×1024/60Hz)
FWXGA (1366×768/60Hz), SXGA+ (1400×1050/60Hz)
UXGA (1600×1200/60Hz), WUXGA (1920×1200/60Hz)
* 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 HzStill Image:
Bitmap File (.bmp) Maximum 1920 x 1080 pixels, 24-bit color, uncompressed.
PNG File (.png) Maximum 1920 x 1080 pixels, 24-bit color
JPG File (.jpg) Maximum 1920 x 1080 pixels, 24-bit color
* It can be stored up to 16 files in the internal memory.
* It can be exported in the USB memory.
* PNG alpha channel supported.
Output Formats HDMI OUT 1–2, SDI OUT 1–3:
720/59.94p *1, *4
720/60p *1, *5
720/50p *1, *6
1080/59.94i *2, *4
1080/60i *2, *5
1080/50i *2, *6
1080/59.94p *3, *4
1080/60p *3, *5
1080/50p *3, *6
*2 SYSTEM FORMAT = 1080i
*3 SYSTEM FORMAT = 1080p
*4 FRAME RATE = 59.94 Hz
*5 FRAME RATE = 60 Hz
1080/59.94p *1
1080/60p *2
1080/50p *3
*1 FRAME RATE = 59.94 Hz
*2 FRAME RATE = 60 Hz
1080/59.94p, 720/59.94p, 640×480/59.94p ※1
1080/29.97p, 720/29.97p, 640×480/29.97p ※2
1080/50p, 720/50p, 640×480/50p ※3
1080/25p, 720/25p、640×480/25p ※4
*Uncompressed format (YUV2) and Compressed format (Motion JPEG) supported.
*1 FRAME RATE(USB OUT) = 59.94 Hz
*2 FRAME RATE(USB OUT) = 29.97Hz
Video Effects Transition: CUT, MIX (DISSOLVE/FAM/NAM), WIPE (8 types), SPLIT (2 types)
Composition: PinP x 4 (SQUARE, CIRCLE, DIAMOND), Keyer x 4 (Luminance Key, Chroma Key), DSK x 2 (Luminance Key, Chroma Key, Alpha Key, External Key)
Others: Flip horizontal, Flip vertical, Still Image Capture, Still Image Playback, Output fade (Audio, Video: WHITE or BLACK), Test pattern output
Audio Processing Sampling rate: 24 bits/48 kHz
Audio formats USB STREAM (input/output): Linear PCM, 24 bits/48 kHz, 2ch
Bluetooth (input): Linear PCM, 24 bits/48 kHz, 2ch
HDMI IN: Linear PCM, 24 bits/48 kHz, 2ch
HDMI OUT: Linear PCM, 24 bits/48 kHz, 8ch
SDI IN: Linear PCM, 24 bits/48 kHz, 2ch (Conforms to SMPTE 299M)
SDI OUT: Linear PCM, 24 bits/48 kHz, 8ch (Conforms to SMPTE 299M)
Input Connectors Analog:
AUDIO IN 1–2: Combo type (XLR, 1/4-inch TRS phone), phantom power DC 48 V (unloaded maximum), 14 mA (maximum load)
AUDIO IN 3/L, 4/R: RCA phono typeDigital:
HDMI IN 1–8: HDMI type A x 8
SDI IN 1–8: BNC type x 8
Output Connectors Analog:
AUDIO OUT: RCA phono type
PHONES: Stereo 1/4-inch phone typeDigital:
HDMI OUT 1–3: HDMI type A x 3
SDI OUT 1–3: BNC type x 3
Input Level AUDIO IN 1, 2: -60–+4 dBu (Maximum: +24 dBu)
AUDIO IN 3/L, 4/R: -10 dBu (Maximum: +10 dBu)
Input Impedance AUDIO IN 1, 2: 9.4 k ohms (ANALOG GAIN 0<24 dBu), 74.4 k ohms (ANALOG GAIN ≧24dBu) AUDIO IN 3/L, 4/R: 47 k ohms
Output Level AUDIO OUT (XLR): +4 dBu (Maximum: +24 dBu)
AUDIO OUT (RCA): -10 dBu (Maximum: +10 dBu)
PHONES: 92 mW + 92 mW (32 ohms)
Output Impedance AUDIO OUT (XLR): 600 ohms
AUDIO OUT (RCA): 1 k ohm
PHONES: 10 ohms
Audio Effects Auto Mixing, Delay, Reverb, High pass filter, Echo canceller, Anti-feedback, Noise gate, De-esser, Compressor, Equalizer, Voice changer
Multi-band compressor, Limiter, Test tone output
Other Connectors USB MEMORY: USB A type (for USB flash drive)
USB STREAM: USB Type-C (TM) (for remote control from PC and iPad)
Bluetooth: for remote control from iPad
CTL/EXP:1/4-inch TRS phone type (for remote control from foot switch and expression pedal)
TALLY/GPIO: DB-25 type (Female)(Tally/GPO: 16, GPI: 8)
RS-232: DB-9 type (Male) (for Remote Control)
LAN CONTROL: RJ45 100BASE-TX (for Remote Control)
Reference IN/THRU: BNC type * Black Burst (Sync to frames), Bi-Level, Tri-Level
Other Functions Preset Memory (30 types)
Macro Control (100 types)
Sequencer Control
Panel lock function
EDID Emulator
Auto Switching
Auto Input Detect
Smart Tally
Remote Camera Control
Rec Control
Bluetooth Ver 4.2
Profile Support: A2DP (Audio), GATT (MIDI over Bluetooth Low Energy)
Codec: SBC (Support to the content protection of the SCMS-T method)
Display 4.3 inches TFT Color LCD: 480 x 272 dots
Power Supply AC adaptor
Current Draw 2.5 A
Power Consumption 55 W
Operation Temperature +0 to +40 degrees Celsius
+32 to +104 degrees Fahrenheit
Dimensions 437 (W) x 253 (D) x 103 (H) mm
17-1/4 (W) x 10 (D) x 4-1/16 (H) inches480 (W) x 253 (D) x 103 (H) mm
18-15/16 (W) x 10 (D) x 4-1/16 (H) inches
* When rack mount angles are fitted.
Weight (excluding AC adaptor) 3.9 kg
8 lbs 10 oz

• Startup Guide x1
• AC adaptor x 1
• Power cord x 1
• Rack-mount angle x 2
• Rack-mount angle mounting screw x 6

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