Roland XS-62S Rack-mount Switcher with PTZ Camera Control

Roland XS-62S

Roland XS-62S 6-Channel Video Switcher with PTZ Camera Control

Product Code: XS-62S

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• 4 SDI Inputs, 2 SDI Outputs
• 2 HDMI Inputs, 3 HDMI Outputs
• 18-Channel Audio Mixer
• PGM/PST, Dissolve & Matrix Modes
• USB Memory Port
• RS-232 & RJ45 Ports for Remote Control

Roland XS-62S Rackmount Switcher with PTZ Camera Control for Live Productions and Fixed Installations

The Roland XS-62S is a six-channel video switcher with audio mixing and PTZ camera control capabilities for both permanent installs and on-site events. In a compact 1U rackmount unit, this powerful, integrated solution supports a wide range of applications, including presentations, performances, special events, corporate AV conferences, e-learning, and more.

VERSION 3.1 New Features

This system update brings new AUX audio features introduced with the flagship V-160HD, including selectable dry, pre-fader, and post-fader AUX Bus settings, embedded audio to SDI, and expanded camera remote control compatibility.


The XS-62S video switcher can seamlessly switch six inputs, including 3G-SDI, HDMI, and analog (RGB, component, and composite) sources along with two still images stored in internal memory. Three video switching modes can be selected, allowing a wide range of applications from the XS-62S.

Professional User Interface

The XS-62S is designed for direct control and intuitive operation in any event. The professional broadcast-quality Cross Point buttons are backlit, and a brightness control is available for adjusting to bright daylight or dark performance spaces. A dedicated menu screen and audio volume knobs are easy to access from the front panel.

Switching Mode

The XS-62S offers multiple switching modes for different applications.


PGM/PST Mode functions as a traditional video switcher, complete with video composition features for grouping multiple images on one screen. Create compositions by layering a title or graphic with DSK and insetting a PinP window. You can check compositions with the Preview output, and then send them live to the Program output with a press of the Take button. It’s also possible to output different video content from the PGM bus and PST bus at the same time.

Dissolve Mode

Video switching and composition with cross-dissolve to the PGM bus is possible using Dissolve Mode. It’s easy to operate from the front panel, making it great for setups where the user directly operates the main unit in a meeting space or event. And like PGM/PST Mode, it’s possible to output different video content from the PGM bus and PST bus.

Matrix Mode

With Matrix Mode, you can send individual video input signals to different destinations on three buses. This is ideal for routing signals to multiple screens during events.

Video Composition

The PinP function provides traditional square and rectangle shapes, as well as circle, heart, and diamond shapes for unique effects. PinP cropping and split center adjustment are available, allowing you to tailor the composition for long, vertical smartphone screens and other sources. And with the DSK function, you can overlay titles, lyrics, logos, and more on top of the composited video. Both luminance key (black/white) and chroma key (blue/green) functions are available.

Multi-View Output

The XS-62S can preview all six video inputs, two still images, PGM, and PVW to a single monitor via the Multi-View output. You can also display the menu with Multi-View, allowing you to make settings without changing your focus from the preview display. From Version 2.5, exchanging PGM/PVW windows and editing input label names is possible.


The XS-62S features an 18-channel audio mixer with four TRS inputs and an RCA stereo input, plus de-embedded stereo audio from the six video inputs. A built-in audio effects library added with Version 2.5 is packed with ready-to-go presets for common production scenarios including interviews, ambient sound recording, and wind noise elimination.

High-Quality Sound Processing

Each XS-62S audio channel offers powerful preamp functions and dynamics processing, including a high-pass filter, gate, compressor, three-band EQ, and delay. There’s also an audio-follows-video function, which automatically turns on an audio source when a specific video source is selected. A Solo bus was added with Version 2.0, and preamp/dynamics processing can be adjusted from the onscreen menu or accessed through the powerful RCS for Windows and macOS.

Auto Mixing

The Auto Mixing function ensures the correct mix for multiple panel participants at conferences by automatically adjusting levels across multiple audio sources, allowing the AV operator to focus on video switching. A channel-specific weighting assignment can be set, giving the moderator or priority audio channel a higher volume level.

Discrete Multi-Channel Audio Embedding

Embed up to eight analog audio inputs on separate channels on the SDI 1 and 2 outputs. Select from a variety of feeds—pre-effect (dry), post-effect and pre-fader (wet), or post-effect and post-fader (wet)—to meet your post-production needs after the live event. This feature is also useful for multi-language events, enabling you to record a voice-over or language translation on its own audio channel.

Smart Tally

Roland’s unique and proprietary wireless tally system allows you to send tally information from the XS-62S to iOS or Android devices on a wireless network via a LAN router.

Multi PTZ & Remote Camera Control

When LAN-based PTZ cameras are called into action, take control from the XS-62S panel or RCS on a computer. Seamlessly integrate JVC, Panasonic, Sony, PTZOptics, Avonic, and VISCA-compatible professional pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras to streamline workflow without the need for a dedicated controller. For a gaming-like experience, pick up a USB gamepad and conquer a team of PTZ cameras. Instincts will guide the way as the cameras effortlessly cover the action.

The RCS can connect to certain Canon handheld camcorders via a LAN connection. Recording starts/stops and the tally light is supported.

Remote Control

Use the intuitive Remote Control Software (RCS) on a Mac or Windows computer to set up and control the XS-62S through its network port. Copy, store, and recall memories, backup settings, and more.

It’s also possible to use the RS-232 and LAN ports to remotely operate the XS-62S from a touch panel or other programmable interface device. With Version 2.5, there’s now support for using a USB MIDI controller or USB gamepad to control fader and PTZ functions.

Processing 4:2:2 (Y/Pb/Pr), 8-bit
Input Connectors SDI IN 1--4 connectors: BNC type x 4
* Conforms to SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-AB), 292M

HDMI IN 5--6 connectors: HDMI type A x 2
* HDCP Supported
* Multi-format Supported

RGB/CMPNT/CMPST IN 6 connector: HD DB-15 type x 1
* Select either HDMI, RGB/COMPONENT, or COMPOSITE for the INPUT 6 connector.
* Multi-format Supported
Output Connectors SDI OUT 1--2 connectors: BNC type x 2
* Conforms to SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-AB), 292M

HDMI OUT 1--3 connectors: HDMI type A x 3
* HDCP Supported
Analog Input Level, Impedance RGB: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms (H, V: 5 V TTL)
COMPONENT: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms (Bi-level sync/Tri-level sync)
COMPOSITE: 1.0 Vp-p (Y), 0.286 Vp-p (C: NTSC), 0.3 Vp-p (C: PAL), 75 ohms
Input Supported Formats SDI IN 1--4 connectors (Conforms to SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 274M)
(SYSTEM FORMAT = 720p): 720/59.94p, 720/50p
(SYSTEM FORMAT = 1080i or 1080p): 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p
* The input interlaced video signal is converted to progressive video signal by internal processing.
* The video signal frame rate can be selected at the SYSTEM menu (59.94 Hz or 50 Hz).

480/59.94i, 576/50i, 480/59.94p, 576/50p,
720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i,
1080/59.94p, 1080/50p,
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 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.
* The video signal frame rate can be selected at the SYSTEM menu (59.94 Hz or 50 Hz).

RGB/CMPNT/CMPST IN 6 (When inputting COMPOSITE signals): 480/59.94i, 576/50i
Output Supported Formats SDI OUT 1--2 connectors (Conforms to SMPTE 296M, 274M), HDMI OUT 1--2 connectors
(System Format = 720p): 720/59.94p, 720/50p
(System Format = 1080i): 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i
(System Format = 1080p): 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p
* The video signal frame rate can be selected at the SYSTEM menu (59.94 Hz or 50 Hz).

HDMI OUT 3 connector
(MULTI-VIEW): 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p
(SCALER): 480/59.94p, 576/50p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, SVGA (800 x 600, 60 Hz) *1, XGA (1024 x 768, 60 Hz) *1, WXGA (1280 x 800, 60 Hz) *1, SXGA (1280 x 1024, 60 Hz) *1, FWXGA (1366 x 768, 60 Hz) *1, SXGA+ (1400 x 1050, 60 Hz) *1, UXGA (1600 x 1200, 60 Hz), WUXGA (1920 x 1200, 60 Hz)
* Select either MULTI-VIEW or scaling output
* 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
(*1) Output refresh rate is 75 Hz when frame rate is set to 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 2 files in the internal memory.
* PNG alpha channel not supported.
Video Effects Output Mode: PGM-PST, DISSOLVE, MATRIX
Transition: CUT, MIX (DISSOLVE/FAM/NAM) *2, WIPE (30 types) *2
Composition: PinP (SQUARE, CIRCLE, HEART, DIAMOND) *2, SPLIT (4 types) *2, DSK (Luminance Key, Chroma Key) *2
Other: Flip horizontal, Still Image Capture, Still Image Playback, Test pattern output, Input Freeze
(*2) These effects depend on Output Mode
Audio Processing Sample rate: 48 kHz, 24 bits
Input Connectors SDI IN 1--4 connectors: BNC type x 4
HDMI IN 5--6 connectors: HDMI Type A x 2
AUDIO IN 1--4 jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
AUDIO IN 5--6 connectors: RCA phono type
Output Connectors SDI OUT 1--2 connectors: BNC type x 2
HDMI OUT 1--3 connectors: HDMI type A x 3
AUDIO OUT connectors/jacks: XLR type, RCA phono type
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
Nominal Input Level AUDIO IN 1--4 jacks: -60--+4 dBu (Maximum input level: +22 dBu)
AUDIO IN 5--6 jacks: -10 dBu (Maximum input level: +8 dBu)
Input Impedance AUDIO IN 1--4 jacks: 28 k ohms (HEAD AMP GAIN: 0--+23 dBu), 8 k ohms (HEAD AMP GAIN: +24--+64 dBu)
AUDIO IN 5--6 jacks: 15 k ohms
Nominal Output Level AUDIO OUT connectors (XLR type): +4 dBu (Maximum input level: +22 dBu)
AUDIO OUT jacks (RCA phono type): -10 dBu (Maximum input level: +8 dBu)
PHONES: 92 mW + 92 mW (32 ohms)
Output Impedance AUDIO OUT connectors (XLR type): 600 ohms
AUDIO OUT connectors (RCA phono type): 1 k ohm
PHONES: 10 ohms
Audio Formats SDI IN connectors: Linear PCM, 48 kHz, 24 bits, 2 ch (Conforms to SMPTE 299M)
SDI OUT connectors: Linear PCM, 48 kHz, 24 bits, 8 ch (Conforms to SMPTE 299M)
HDMI IN connectors, HDMI OUT connectors: Linear PCM, 48 kHz, 24 bits, 2 ch
Audio Effects Auto Mixing, EQ, Delay, Compressor, HPF, Gate, Reverb, Multi-Band Compressor, Limiter
Other Connectors USB MEMORY port: USB A type (For USB flash drive)
TALLY/GPIO connector: DB-25 type (Female)
RS-232 connector: DB-9 type (Male, for remote control)
RS-422 connector: DB-9 type (Female, for VISCA control)
CONTROL connector: RJ45, 100BASE-TX (For remote control)
Display Graphic LCD: 128 x 64 dots
Power Supply AC Adaptor
Power Consumption 31.0 W
Accessories Owner's manual
AC adaptor
Power cord
Rubber feet (4 pcs.)

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