Roland V-160HD Streaming Video Switcher

HDMI/SDI Streaming Video Switcher

Filled with pro features to take on any modern production, the 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.

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ROL-V-160HD
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The New Standard In Hybrid Event Switching
Filled with pro features to take on any modern production, the 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 combines the robust hardware needed to flawlessly execute live productions with the livestreaming capabilities found in computer-based systems. While software workflows are fine for online-only events, the V-160HD delivers the pro essentials you need for both the in-person and streaming components of a live hybrid event, complete with the ability to tailor the content for each audience.

  • On-demand signal processing means you never have to worry about issues like computer CPU overhead, latency, and output delay on live audience screens.
  • Integrated connectivity standards like SDI, HDMI, XLR, and USB-C eliminate the need to build out costly infrastructure and conversion processes.
  • The comprehensive interface provides hands-on controls that can be learned quickly by a single operator.
  • Presets, macros, and advanced sequencing features let you set up and automate complex switching tasks with one touch.

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 colour 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.

Our 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. For example:

  • Layers 1-2: Start with a mixable live background video layer.
  • Layers 3-6: Place four picture-in-picture layers or chroma/luminance key effects.
  • Layers 7-8: Add two downstream keyers with support for fill and key inputs.

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.
  • Streaming Video Switcher
  • Portable hybrid event switcher with comprehensive features and connectivity
  • Eight 3G SDI inputs with frame rate converters
  • Eight 1080p HDMI inputs with frame rate converters, including four with real-time scalers
  • Seven total outputs across SDI, HDMI, and USB-C streaming
  • Seven selectable output modes: Program, Sub-Program, Aux, Preview, and three Multi-View options
  • 40-channel digital audio mixer with effects and processing
  • Eight-layer video effects engine
  • 16-slot still store function supports screen capture or uploaded BMP, JPEG, and PNG images via alpha channel in the internal non-volatile memory
  • Powerful live production automation with sequencing, macros, and preset memories
  • PTZ control with support for multiple brands and mixed protocols running at once
  • Extensive device control with Bluetooth, USB, RS-232, and LAN
  • Remote control software available for iPad, macOS, and Windows
More Information
Specification

Video

  • Video Processing: 4:2:2 (Y/Pb/Pr), 8-bit
  • Input Connectors:
    • HDMI IN 1--4: HDMI type A x 4
    • HDMI IN 5--8: HDMI type A x 4
    • SDI IN 1--8: BNC type x 8
  • Output Connectors:
    • HDMI OUT 1--3: HDMI type A x 3
    • SDI OUT 1--3: BNC type x 3
    • USB STREAM: USB Type-C
  • PREVEW: HDMI type A
  • Input Formats:
    • HDMI IN 1--4, SDI IN 1--8:
      • 720/59.94p
      • 720/50p
      • 1080/59.94i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/60p, 1080/29.97p, 1080/30p
      • 1080/50i, 1080/50p, 1080/25p
      • 1080/23.98p, 1080/24p
    • HDMI 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
      • 576/50i, 576/50p, 720/50p, 1080/50i, 1080/50p, 1080/25p
      • 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)
    • 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
      • JPG File (.jpg) Maximum 1920 x 1080 pixels, 24-bit color
  • Output Formats:
    • HDMI OUT 1--2, SDI OUT 1--3:
      • 720/59.94p
      • 720/60p
      • 720/50p
      • 1080/59.94i
      • 1080/60i
      • 1080/50i
      • 1080/59.94p
      • 1080/60p
      • 1080/50p
    • HDMI OUT 3:
      • 1080/59.94p
      • 1080/60p
      • 1080/50p
    • SUSB STREAM:
      • 1080/59.94p, 720/59.94p, 640×480/59.94p
      • 1080/29.97p, 720/29.97p, 640×480/29.97p
      • 1080/50p, 720/50p, 640×480/50p
      • 1080/25p, 720/25p、640×480/25p
  • 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

  • Audio Processing: Sample 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 type
    • Digital:
      • USB STREAM: USB Type-C (TM)
      • Bluetooth
      • HDMI IN 1--8: HDMI type A x 8
      • SDI IN 1--8: BNC type x 8
  • Output Connectors
    • Analog:
      • AUDIO OUT: XLR type
      • AUDIO OUT: RCA phono type
      • PHONES: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
    • Digital:
      • USB STREAM: USB Type-C (TM)
      • 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

Others

  • 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) inches
  • Weight: (excluding AC adaptor) - 3.9 kg/8 lbs 10 oz
  • Accessories:
    • Startup Guide
    • Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
    • AC adaptor
    • Power cord
    • Rack-mount angle x 2
    • Rack-mount angle mounting screw x 6
  • Options (sold separately):
    • Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U, FS-6, FS-7
    • Expression Pedal: EV-5, BOSS FV-500L, FV-500H