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Roland V1200HD Multi-Format Video Switcher

Hybrid engine 2 M/E switcher and processor for broadcast and live events
Part No: RO-V1200HD
A comprehensive and flexible multi-format video switcher giving you complete control of video sources, key layers and mixing engine configurations. The V-1200HD introduces a unique flexible hybrid engine with 4:2:2 broadcast switcher and 4:4:4 live event switcher. In addition to powerful video capabilities, the V-1200HD also has a built-in 16-channel audio mixer.

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Product Description


The Roland V-1200HD Multi-Format Video Switcher is a two M/E switcher delivering a new 4:2:2 / 4:4:4 Hybrid Engine that mixes the subtlety of a production switcher with the potency of a presentation switcher. Multiple M/E configurations can be chosen from 1 M/E, 1.5 M/E and 2 M/E to fulfil the criteria of your production.

Inputs include 10 3G/HD-SDI and four HDMI with six 3G/HD-SDI Outputs and two HDMI outputs. Scalers on HDMI inputs three and four and HDMI outputs facilitate SD, HD and VESA resolutions. Switch using the V-1200HDR Control Surface or free downloadable Remote Control Software.

The video inputs and the mighty integrated 16-channel audio mixer can be broadened with XI-Series video and audio expansion cards. An instinctive user interface with preset cross-points and on screen names guarantees optimum adaptability for live production or broadcast.

A broad range of video effects augments broadcast studio productions. Composition with freely selectable priority can be achieved by utilising the four scaler-equipped keyers. The system also offers high-end Chroma Key, as well as the External Key necessary for title compositing. In addition to PGM and PVW output, two AUX buses are available for output (when in the 1M/E mode).


Additional Information



  • Processing: 4: 4: 4 (Y/Pb/Pr / RGB), 10-bit / 4: 2: 2 (Y/Pb/Pr), 10-bit
  • Input Connectors:
    • 3G/HD-SDI: BNC typx 10 * Conforms to SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-AB), 292M
    • HDMI: type A x 2 (HDMI INPUT 1--2) * HDCP Not supported
    • HDMI: type A x 2 (HDMI INPUT 3--4) * HDCP Supported., Multi-format Supported.
  • Output Connectors:
    • 3G/HD-SDI: BNC type x 6 * Conforms to SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-AB), 292M
    • HDMI: type A x 2 (HDMI OUTPUT 1--2) * HDCP Supported
    • HDMI: type A x 2 (HDMI OUTPUT MULTI-VIEW 1 * HDCP Not required, 1080/59.94p) (HDMI OUTPUT MULTI-VIEW 2 * HDCP Required, 1080/59.94p)
  • Formats:
    • SDI:1080/59.94p, 1080/50p * Conforms to SMPTE 274M
    • HDMI: 480/59.94i, 576/50i, 480/59.94p, 576/50p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1024x768/60 (*1), 1280x720/60 (*1), 1280x800/60 (*1), 1366x768/60 (*1), 1280x1024/60 (*1), 1400x1050/60 (*1) ,1600x1200/60, 1920x1080/60, 1920x1200/60 * Conforms to CEA-861-E, VESA DMT Version 1.0 Revision 11 * The output format of HDMI1,2 and SDI is always the same. * Frame rate is 59.94(NTSC) or 50(PAL) * MULTI-VIEW 1,2 output is 1080/60p always. Output refresh rate is 75 Hz when frame rate is set to 50Hz.
  • Effects (4:2:2 Processing):
    • M/E: 1M/E, 1.5M/E, 2M/E (9 types)
    • Transition: Mix, NAM (*2), FAM (*2), Cut, Wipe
    • Composition (Keyer): 4 (PinP, Luminance Key, Chroma Key, External Key supported)
    • AUX: 2
    • Others: Output Fade, Output Freeze, Output Capture, Composition Edit, SDI Output Patchbay *These effects depends on M/E type. (*2) PGM/PST only
  • Effects (4:4:4 Processing):
    • M/E: 1M/E, Matrix, Scaler
    • Input: 4 (4:2:2 Processing outputs x 2, HDMI INPUT 3, HDMI INPUT 4)
    • Transition: Mix, Cut
    • Composition (Keyer): 1 (PinP, Luminance Key)
    • Others: HDCP Supported, Output Fade, Output Cropping, Signal Generator. *These effects depends on M/E type.
  • Still Image:
    • Still Image Inputs: 2, Internal Memory: 16, Maximum 1920x1080 pixels
    • Format: Windows Bitmap File (.bmp ) 24 bit per pixel, uncompressed, Portable Network Graphic File (.png) * Alpha channel Supported.
  • Multiviewer:
    • MULTI-VIEW 1 (4:2:2 Processing): 16/10 screens, Label, Tally * HDCP Supported
    • MULTI-VIEW 2 (4:4:4 Processing): 4 screens, Label, Tally, OSD Setup Menu * HDCP Required


  • Processing: Sampling Rate : 24 bits/48 kHz
  • Input Connectors: 3G/HD-SDI: BNC type x 4 (Ch7-10), HDMI: type A x 4, AUDIO IN (XLR/TRS) L (1/2),R (3/4) * Analog Audio or AES/EBU
  • Output Connectors: 3G/HD-SDI: BNC type x 4 (Ch1-4), HDMI: type A x 2, AUDIO OUT (XLR/TRS) L (1/2),R (3/4) * Analog Audio or AES/EBU
  • Input Level and Impedance: AUDIO IN: +4dBu (Maximum: +22dBu, 15k ohms)
  • Output Level and Impedance: AUDIO OUT: +4dBu (Maximum: +22dBu, 600 ohms)
  • Formats:
    • SDI: Linear PCM, 24bits, 48kHz, 16ch * Conforms to SMPTE 299M
    • HDMI: Linear PCM, 24bits, 48kHz, 2ch
    • AES/EBU: Linear PCM, 24bits, 48kHz, 4ch
  • Effects:
    • Patchbay: 92 inputs x 92 outputs Delay: 16ch
    • Mixer: 16ch, channel Effects: 3-Band EQ, Delay Master Effects: Mastering, 3-Band EQ, Reverb



  • Expansion Slot: Slot: 2 *The video a maximum of 2 inputs 2 outputs and the audio a maximum of 16 inputs 16 outputs can treat in 2 slots sum total.
  • Reference:
    • Input: BNC type x 1 *Black Burst (Sync to frames), Bi-Level, Tri-Level
    • Output/Through: BNC type x 1 *Black Burst (Sync to frames)
  • External Connectors:
    • RS-232: DB-9 type (Male) x 1 *for Remote Control
    • RS-422: DB-9 type (Female) x 1 *for VISCA Control
    • TALLY/GPIO: DB-25 type (Female) x 1 (Input: 8, Output/Tally: 16)
    • LAN: RJ45 100BASE-TX (Connect to V-1200HDR or Computer (V-1200HD RCS))
    • USB: A type *USB Memory
  • Memory: 8 * Last Memory Function
  • User Function Button: 32 * 16 buttons x 2 banks
  • Remote Camera Control: RS-422: D-Sub 9 pin type x 1 Protocol: VISCA
  • Remote Controller:
    • V-1200HDR Control Surface * Option
    • V-1200HD RCS * Windows7 or later / Mac OSX
  • Power Supply:
    • AC 117 V, AC 220 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz)
    • DC 24 V (XLR-4-32 type) * Redundant Power Supply
  • Operation Temperature: +0 to +40 degrees Celsius +32 to +104 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Dimensions:
    • 482 (W) x 357 (D) x 133 (H) mm
    • 19 (W) x 14-1/16 (D) x 5-1/4 (H) inches * EIA-3U rack mount size
  • Weight: 9.0 kg 19 lbs 14 oz

What's in the box

  • V1200HD
  • Power Cord
  • Rubber Feet (4)
  • Owner’s Manual