Unlock New Creative Possibilities
Versatile, portable, and reliable, the Roland V-8HD brings aworld of creative options to live event switching. Its all-in-one hardwaredesign eliminates computer setup hassles and software-based crashes, while theHDMI workflow and loaded professional toolset streamline production and reducestress on the gig.
All HDMI workflow
Five-layer effects and keying engine
Built-in multi-viewer preview monitor
Aux output for a different video feed
Technology-assisted automatic video switching
18-channel digital audio mixer with effects
Start & Stop Atomos recorders
Free iPad remote control app available
Ultra-mobile, lightweight, and efficient
Aids in reducing capital expenditure
Nearly all modern cameras and digital video devices useHDMI, the most common AV connector on the planet. The V-8HD seamlessly mixeseight HDMI sources with Full HD support, even when the sources have mismatchedframe rates and color spaces. And with the built-in scalers on two of the HDMIinputs, you can easily interface with client-provided sources like computers,tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles, and legacy 4:3 devices.
The Power of More
Creative professionals need more video inputs for layeredgraphics and visual effects, and business professionals often need multiplebackup video sources. Having the ability to meet all these needs bringssatisfied clients and greater audience engagement. With the V-8HD’s generousnumber of HDMI inputs and outputs, you’re able to offer clients a vast amountof creative freedom—without increasing the budget.
Set Up Layers, Effects, and Keys
Video effects, layers, and graphics add polish andexcitement to any production. With the V-8HD’s five composition layers, you’llalways keep audiences engaged with visually appealing content. Prepare thecontent according to client specifications and separate it into layers:
Layer 1 and 2: Start with one mixable live background videolayer.
Layer 3 and 4: Place in two picture-in-picture layers orchroma/luminance key effects.
Layer 5: Add one downstream keyer layer.
Ultra-Mobile, Lightweight, and Efficient
The AV production table is the last thing on an eventorganizer’s mind. Thanks to its compact footprint, the V-8HD fits effortlesslyinto any live production environment, even when you have to deal with minimalsetup space. And it only weighs around 4 lb./2 kg, making it easy to carry in abackpack or luggage. With its smart feature set, eight HDMI inputs, built-in18-channel audio mixer, and support for external battery power, the streamlinedV-8HD is the most versatile and efficient HDMI switcher available.
Seamless Memory Recall
With the V-8HD, storing and recalling unique looks requiresonly a few button presses. The eight preset memories and powerful compositioneffects engine work together to provide a completely seamless load between thedifferent looks.
Separate Feeds for Separate Needs
Presenter confidence monitors, live streams, and recordingfeeds often require different visual content from the main program output. TheV-8HD has you covered, with assignment buttons for sending any of yourconnected input devices to a dedicated aux output without affecting the mainfeed. It’s also possible to synchronize the aux output with the program output,giving you a built-in 2x distribution amp.
Built-In Multi-Viewer Display
The V-8HD’s bright, 4.3-inch multi-viewer display means lessgear to buy and haul to the gig. From a single screen, you can monitor alleight video inputs, PGM, and PVW plus menu overlay. Input windows showcamcorder recording status and embedded audio levels. Connect a larger externalTV for an immense multi-viewer experience, or to make menu changes withoutmoving the focus from the action.
Audio and Effects
A crystal-clear sound mix is essential for professionalpresentations. That’s easy to achieve with the V-8HD, which allows pros andbeginners alike to quickly create engaging mixes that sound great. Thestudio-grade, 18-channel audio mixer blends signals from the eight HDMI inputsand stereo RCA inputs, while a feature-packed preset effects library providessetups for everyday production environments like meetings and interviews, pluschallenging situations that require wind noise reduction and microphonede-essing.
Automated Video Switching
The V-8HD makes your job easier with three technologyassisted automatic switching modes. Input Scan switches input sources randomlyor in sequence, while Preset Memory Scan switches between preset memories.Beats Per Minute (BPM) Sync is also available, automatically switching Previewand Program at a specified tempo.
Record Triggering and Confirmation
Many technical elements contribute to a successfulrecording. But forgetting to hit the record button means the difference betweengetting paid for the job or not. Via HDMI, the V-8HD operator can triggerAtomos recorders to start and stop recording. And some camcorders even displaya recording confirmation icon on the input channel of the V-8HD's multi-viewerscreen, letting you keep an eye on the recording status while staying focusedon other critical tasks.
V-8HD iPad Remote Control Utility
The dedicated V-8HD remote control app turns an iPad into anefficient touch interface for the V-8HD. Run essential switching functions, mixaudio with virtual faders, change settings and effect parameters quickly, andcreate up to eight custom scenes for fast, efficient setup changes.
Hands-Free Switching & Control
Stomp on a BOSS single or double footswitch to execute over100 different switcher commands. Cut to a still image, transition PIP on/offthe screen, or drop in a keyed lower third title. It’s also possible to switchthe aux output between presenter notes and stage manager messages, turnautomatic switching mode on/off, and much more.