Version 1.5 System Update Available for Roland V-1600 Video Switcher


Last Updated: November 21, 2011 8:25 pm GMT
(Bellingham, Washington--November 21, 2011) Roland Systems Group has announced the immediate availability of a system update for the popular Roland V-1600HD Multi-Format Video Switcher. This new update includes features addressing requests from the growing user base that use the V-1600HD in live production environments - especially where LED walls are used.

The update provides additional scaling functions to both the Program and AUX outputs in all modes. This includes common LED video wall aspect ratio presets such as 4:3, 5:4, 5:3 and 16:9 plus a manual, pixel accurate mode where any wall size or aspect ratio can be dialed in. From that setting you can then scale the source material within the output space with crop, zoom, and position adjustments.

Connect, convert, and mix all your video sources directly to an LED video wall display. With two configurable outputs, users can drive both LCD/plasma/projectors and a LED video wall or LED curtain at the same time. For some applications, this will eliminate the need for additional scalers between the video mixer and LED video wall processors, lowering costs and overall latency. This makes the V-1600HD an ideal all-in-one multi-format front end to any LED video wall configuration for tour and rental.

The update also includes additional output formats, fade adjustments between memory recall, cropping of picture-in-picture sources, and support for MIDI Visual Control.

The V-1600HD System Software Version 1.5 is a free update and can be downloaded by clicking here.

About the V-1600HD The Roland V-1600HD is ideal for any live event or installation demanding flexibility, stability, high quality, ease of use, and professional connectivity. The V- 1600HD enhances any corporate presentation by being able to drive more than one display with different visuals on each. Mix camera and video playback sources on one screen while directing presentation software to the other screen. The V-1600HD switcher features a built-in preview monitor that provides a convenient monitoring solution when external monitors are not available or ideal.

The sixteen inputs provide connectivity to HD/SD-SDI, DVI-D/HDMI, RGB, Component, S-video, and composite formats – as well as still images assignable via USB memory. The fourteen mixing channels provide built-in scalers and frame syncs for worry-free seamless mixing regardless of the resolution or format.

The V-1600HD supports an incredible variety of system design and creative production options for live or fixed installation applications. Dual independent multi-format outputs provide a number of innovative multi-screen output options including the ability to SPAN the mixer output to two projectors with the ability to edge-blend the center. In AUX mode, the outputs can be set to different resolutions ideal for sending the program out to a record feed.

The Multi-Zoom feature can be enabled when one camera is daisy-chained to multiple inputs via thru connectors. The scaler for each input can zoom into any position in the video image giving the appearance that additional cameras are connected – a virtual multi-camera environment. Additional effects include a down stream keyer (DSK), a composite Keyer, Picture-in-Picture and multiple transitions.

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Roland Systems Group U.S. (RSG) supplies the commercial and performance audio/video industries with application specific equipment from the ROLAND audio and video product lines. These product lines address applications for houses of worship, studios, clubs/casinos, theaters/performing arts centers, production houses and rental and staging companies. Roland Systems Group U.S is headquartered in Bellingham, Washington. RSG is a member of the worldwide group of Roland companies. For more information, visit or call 800.380.2580.

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