Unlock New Creative Possibilities
Versatile, portable, and reliable, the Roland V-8HD brings a world of creative options to live event switching. Its all-in-one hardware design eliminates computer setup hassles and software-based crashes, while the HDMI workflow and loaded professional toolset streamline production and reduce stress on the gig.
- All HDMI workflow
- Five-layer effects and keying engine
- Built-in multi-viewer preview monitor
- Aux output for a different video feed
- Technology-assisted automatic video switching
- 18-channel digital audio mixer with effects
- Start & Stop Atomos recorders
- Free iPad remote control app available
- Ultra-mobile, lightweight, and efficient
- Aids in reducing capital expenditure
System Program Version 1.10
Version 1.10 update improves workflow, adds audio output delay for live streaming, and synchronizes the transition of all effects layers. Also included are 24 memory presets (16 additional) and an improved graphical interface on the companion iPad remote app.
Nearly all modern cameras and digital video devices use HDMI, the most common AV connector on the planet. The V-8HD seamlessly mixes eight HDMI sources with Full HD support, even when the sources have mismatched frame rates and color spaces. And with the built-in scalers on two of the HDMI inputs, you can easily interface with client-provided sources like computers, tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles, and legacy 4:3 devices.
The Power of More
Creative professionals need more video inputs for layered graphics and visual effects, and business professionals often need multiple backup video sources. Having the ability to meet all these needs brings satisfied clients and greater audience engagement. With the V-8HD’s generous number of HDMI inputs and outputs, you’re able to offer clients a vast amount of creative freedom—without increasing the budget.
Set Up Layers, Effects, and Keys
Video effects, layers, and graphics add polish and excitement to any production. With the V-8HD’s five composition layers, you’ll always keep audiences engaged with visually appealing content. Prepare the content according to client specifications and separate it into layers:
Layer 1 and 2: Start with one mixable live background video layer.
Layer 3 and 4: Place in two picture-in-picture layers or chroma/luminance key effects.
Layer 5: Add one downstream keyer layer.
Ultra-Mobile, Lightweight, and Efficient
The AV production table is the last thing on an event organizer’s mind. Thanks to its compact footprint, the V-8HD fits effortlessly into any live production environment, even when you have to deal with minimal setup space. And it only weighs around 4 lb./2 kg, making it easy to carry in a backpack or luggage. With its smart feature set, eight HDMI inputs, built-in 18-channel audio mixer, and support for external battery power, the streamlined V-8HD is the most versatile and efficient HDMI switcher available.
Seamless Memory Recall
With the V-8HD, storing and recalling unique looks requires only a few button presses. The 24 preset memories and powerful composition effects engine work together to provide a completely seamless load between the different looks, even synchronizing the transition of all effect's layers on and off the program output.