Roland V-800HD mk II Multi-Format Video Switcher

Picture Quality at the pinnacle of High Definition. 8 Multi-format channels from 16 inputs

The V-800HD Live Video Switcher is ideal for any live event or installation that requires the freedom to connect any type of source whether it be digital or analog, computer or video format.  Just like the design of the popular Roland V-1600HD switcher the V-800HD is a true multi-format video mixer meaning there is no need to match input sources to the output resolution. Every input has it's own broadcast quality scaler that can individually scale, stretch, crop and zoom each source as required to fit any output resolution chosen.

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Just like the design of the revered Roland V-1600HD switcher, the V-800HD is a true multi-format video mixer. There is no need to correlate input sources with the output resolution. Every input has its own broadcast quality scaler capable of individually scaling, stretching, cropping and zooming each source as necessary to fit any output resolution.

The V-800HD is HDCP compatible and also offers an integrated multi-viewer output for a convenient monitoring solution when connected to an HDMI monitor. The eight mixing channels deliver connectivity to 3G/HD/SD-SDI, DVI-A/DVI-D/HDMI, RGB, component, and composite formats – as well as a further two channels for still images assignable via USB memory stick or frame grab.

An innovative key-compositing engine lets you manipulate phase range, amount of chroma, and HSV colour space parameters. Another key compositing feature includes an external keyer enabling CG titles, gradation clips and impressive visual effects. Assignable video cross-points allow reordering channel buttons which is especially useful when sudden changes in camera lines or differences in formats create blank spaces between select buttons on the bus.

A dedicated composite output enables a down-converted SD signal that is always ready to use for archiving to a DVD recorder or to an encoder for streaming. The Multi-Zoom feature can be enabled when one video input is shared internally with up to three more inputs – effectively daisy-chaining it. The scaler for each input can zoom into any position in the video image giving the appearance that additional cameras are connected – creating a virtual multi-camera environment. Additional effects include a down stream keyer (DSK), a composite keyer, Picture-in-Picture and multiple transitions.

The mk II is an updated version of the industry standard multi-format video switcher, bringing a refreshed interface for improved workflow with the versatile multi-format V-800HD video switcher.  Newly added AUX bus delegation layer switches enhance both visibility and operability.

  • Up to 16 inputs, 8 cross points (4 SDI/Composite + 4 DVI-I/HDMI)
  • 6 outputs (2 SDI + 2 DVI + RGB + Composite) Simultaneous output
  • Dedicated multi-view monitor output
  • High quality 4:4:4/10 bit processing
  • 1080p/i, WUXGA processing
  • 1 M/E (KEY, PinP) + AUX or DSK
  • Frame Sync & Scaler on all inputs and outputs
  • 3G, HD, SD 3-mode SDI (3G-SDI Level A/B compatible)
  • DVI-D/RGB/HDMI compatible
  • Input signal status confirmation LEDs
  • HDCP Compatible
  • Two active still images from sixteen still memories
  • Ten assignable cross points
  • AUX bus switch


Stellar Image Quality at 1080p (3G-SDI)
Supports 1080p video signals at bit rates as high as 3 Gbps — twice the rate of conventional HD. Asserts all the vividness of high-realism, high-detail camera and computer sources.

True Multi-format Performance
There's no need to convert the input source to match the video output format. The built-in scalers up-convert and down-convert any video source to the optimal resolution.

Freely switch between 1080p video that surpasses even broadcast quality. Full support not just for camera video, but for computer output as well -at a full range of resolutions. A new-generation multi-format switcher featuring high-quality built-in scalers on all inputs.

Full Range of Connectivity
The V-800HD supports a large number of input formats, from analog to digital, with all the necessary connectors. The SDI connectors accommodate 3G, HD, and SD. The DVI-I connectors pull full duty for DVI-D, DVI-A and even HDMI using a simple HDMI/DVI adapter. The Mini D-Sub 15 pin type connector accommodates SD/HD component as well as computer input via RGB.

Equipped With Aux Bus Switch
Easily switch sources connected to the assignable AUX outputs with the dedicated AUX layer switches. This is ideal for selecting which source is sent to a confidence monitor or secondary destination.

4:4:4/10-bit Internal Processing
The V-800HD uses 4:4:4/10-bit internal signal processing. This lets you achieve compositing and output with no reduction in high-detail RGB signals driven from a computer. The result is a sharp, unblurred display of video and text, even on large screens and LED displays. The V-800HD delivers high image quality for all uses, from live broadcasts to event displays.


Newly Developed Key-compositing Engine
Along with the upgraded internal signal processing, a newly developed keyer is included. Chroma Key lets you adjust phase range, amount of chroma, and other parameters based on HSV color space that is closely related to human chromatic sensation. This allows you to achieve high quality and tight chroma key compositing even when using 1080p video sources. What’s more, the V-800HD can accept an External Key. This attractively composites colorful CG titles and gradation/transparency clips, enabling you to achieve visual effects that are even more impressive.


Multiviewer Output for Source Monitoring
The multiviewer output allows you to monitor the status of all input sources plus the Program and Preview outputs. The convenient HDMI connector enables the use of a readily available and affordable monitor. Use an HDMI monitor that supports HDCP and 60p signals. SDI and composite inputs are displayed at the original source frame rate. DVI-I/HDMI and RGB/Component inputs are displayed using a reduced frame rate. Changing the channel cross-point assignments changes the order of displayed sources. Still images imported from USB memory are not displayed on the source monitor.


Built-in HDCP Mode
When playing back a Blu-ray disc that contains commercial content or digital broadcast programming, the digital output is encoded using HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), which is one means of copyright protection. This means that switchers that are not HDCP-compatible will not display or pass-through such video content, even in cases where permission for use in a live event was obtained from the copyright holder. To resolve this problem, the V-800HD features a dedicated mode that officially supports HDCP. A panel indicator lets you check the operating state when the unit is in the HDCP mode.

* In HDCP mode, no video signals are output from the analog or SDI connectors.

* The display or projector connected to a digital output must be HDCP-compatible as well.

More Information

Video Processing

  • Processing: 4:4:4 (Y/Pb/Pr, RGB), 10-bit


Supported Formats

  • Video: 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 * SDI and Composite input can input the same frame rate as a setup menu setting.
  • PC: 640 x 480/60 Hz (*1), 800 x 600/60 Hz (*1) (*3), 1024 x 768/60 Hz (*1),1280 x 768/60 Hz (*1), 1280 x 1024/60 Hz (*1), 1366 x 768/60 Hz (*1),1400 x 1050/60 Hz (*1), 1600 x 1200/60 Hz, 1920 x 1080/60 Hz, 1920 x 1200/60 Hz (*2)

* Conforms to VESA DMT Version 1.0 Revision 10

*1 Output refresh rate is 75 Hz when frame rate is set to 50 Hz

*2 Reduced blanking

*3 When Reference is set to External, the resolution of 800 x 600 and refresh rate of 60 Hz are no longer compliant with the VESA standard. This means that display on some devices may not be possible in this situation.

  • Still Image: Windows Bitmap File (.bmp) * Maximum 1900 x 1200 pixels, 24-bit per pixel, uncompressed


Input/Output Level and Impedance

  • Composite: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
  • Analog HD/RGB: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms (H, V : 5 VTTL)


Input Connectors

  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI: BNC type x 4 * Conforms to SMPTE 424M (Level-A, Level-B), 292M, 259M-C
  • DVI-I/HDMI: DVI-I type x 4 * Select DVI-A or DVI-D/HDMI using switch per channel
  • Analog Video (HD): Component (Mini D-sub 15-pin type) x 4 * Combined use with Analog RGB
  • Analog Video (SD): Composite (BNC type) x 4 * Select Composite or SDI using menu per channel
  • Analog RGB: Mini D-sub 15-pin type x 4 * Combined use with Analog Video (HD) * Select DVI-D/HDMI or Analog RGB using menu per channel


Output Connectors

  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI: BNC type x 2 * Conforms to SMPTE 424M (Level-A, Level-B), 292M, 259M-C
  • DVI-D/HDMI: DVI-I type x 2, HDMI x 1 (for multi-view monitor)
  • Analog Video (HD): Component (Mini D-sub 15-pin type) x 1 * Combined use with Analog RGB
  • Analog Video (SD): Composite (BNC type) x 1 * Combined use with Analog Video (HD) * Does not synchronize with Reference Input.
  • Analog RGB: Mini d-sub 15-pin type x 1 * Combined use with Analog Video (HD)


Other Connectors

  • Tally: Mini D-sub 15-pin type x 2 * Input (max) : 12 V, 200 mA Open collector Type
  • Reference: BNC type (IN, THRU) * Black Burst (Sync to frames), Bi-Level, Tri-Level
  • MIDI: 5 pin DIN type (IN, OUT/THRU)
  • RS-232: D-sub 9 pin type x 1
  • USB port (host): A type x 1 (for USB memory)



  • Transition:"Mix, Cut, Wipe (9 patterns)
  • Composition: PinP, DSK, Chrominance Key, Luminance Key, External Key
  • Others: Output Fade, Output Freeze



  • Power Supply: AC 115 V, AC 117 V, AC 220 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz)
  • Power Consumption:
    • 75 W/0.7 A (115 V, 117 V)
    • 75 W/0.4 A (220 V, 230 V, 240 V)
  • Operation Temperature:  
    • +0 to +40 degrees Celsius
    • +32 to +104 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Accessories: Owner's Manual, Power cord, Rack-mount angle x 2


Size and Weight

  • Dimensions: 482 (W) x 275 (D) x 116 (H) mm 19 (W) x 10-7/8 (D) x 4-5/8 (H) inches * When rack mount angles are fitted.
  • Weight: 5.5 kg 12 lbs 3 oz
  • Roland V-800HD mk II
  • Owner's Manual
  • Power cord
  • Rack-mount angle x 2