Roland Announces Software and Firmware Updates for the Roland V-1SDI Live Video Switcher

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Version 1.5 firmware and software updates for the Roland V-1SDI switcher add Still Capture and Creation capabilities.

Last Updated: March 31, 2017 8:46 pm GMT
(Los Angeles, CA--March 31, 2017) Roland announces a free firmware and software upgrade for the popular V-1SDI 3G SDI Video Switcher. The V-1SDI Version 1.5 firmware update supports capturing a still image from the V-1SDI RCS software for Windows or Mac, plus support for 1/3 size PinP window in addition to the 1/2 and 1/4 sizes currently available. The combination of the new RCS Software and Firmware updates for the Roland V-1SDI adds powerful titling creation, image capture, and keying capabilities for live production.


RCS Software 1.5 for the Roland V-1SDI 3G SDI video switcher


The new RCS Software 1.5 for Win/Mac features new titling creation function with graphic import, sizing, and text generation that can be created on a keyed background color and then exported to a Roland V-1SDI running version 1.5 firmware. The image, graphic or combination is then captured in the newly added STILL function in the V-1SDI. Christian Delfino, Roland Vice President – Product Management, Pro A/V / Dance & DJ / Synthesizers, comments, “Still-store capability has been a popular feature request from users, and we are excited that we are able to provide not only this capability but also a powerful and easy-to-use image and title editor.”
Download these updates at https://proav.roland.com/global/support/updates_drivers/.


Roland V-1SDI Video Switcher




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About the V-1SDI Video Switcher
The V-1SDI Video Switcher is an easy-to-use, compact and portable switcher that can accommodate 3G-SDI and HDMI audio/video sources with resolutions up to 1080p, featuring a host of professional compositing effects and DSK (down-stream key) capabilities. The V-1SDI is ideal for both portable and fixed installation applications supporting live events and presentations, as well as small broadcast setups for enterprise video users, K-12 schools and house-of-worship environments. With support for 3G-SDI, the V-1SDI can operate at full 1080p resolution and can take advantage of the longer cable distance of SDI, making this a practical solution in even large spaces. The Roland V-1SDI provides switching for professional 3G-SDI cameras and playback sources, along with HDMI sources including cameras, smart phones, computers, tablets and Blu-ray players. It has two dedicated 3G-SDI inputs, a third channel input that supports 3G-SDI or HDMI and a fourth channel HDMI input that also includes scaling. Inputs 1 to 3 of the V-1SDI support 1080p/1080i/720p video resolutions with Input 4’s scaler supporting a wider range of video and VESA resolutions. This makes the V-1SDI ideal in a variety of configurations for both all-camera applications and applications that mix cameras, video sources and computer data sources. In addition, it has a 14-channel audio mixer for mixing stereo audio from SDI, HDMI and external stereo audio sources and its dedicated microphone input. The V-1SDI includes two SDI program and preview outputs, an HDMI output and a stereo audio output. To learn more about the V-1SDI, visit http://proav.roland.com/products/v-1sdi.

About Roland Professional A/V
Roland’s professional A/V division is dedicated to providing solutions in support of audio and video professionals demanding excellence in both performance and functionality. Through the development and support of video and audio products, we endeavor to improve workflow and maximize creative possibilities in a variety of markets including Broadcast, Corporate, Education, Legal, Live Production, Sports, Theater, Theme Park, Videography, Visual Performance, Worship. Roland is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For more information: http://proav.roland.com.

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