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Roland VR-5

FOH Staff • New Gear • November 17, 2010

Roland Systems Group's VR-5 is a fully-integrated audio mixer and video switcher with built-in recorder/player for live production and web streaming. It basically combines Roland's audio and video technology into one unit.
Typical live events today, whether large or small, all require a wide variety of equipment in order to produce. There are audio inputs from mics, audio mixing, video sources to a video mixer, computer inputs, video playback, video monitors, capturing the event in some form, and also streaming it live online.


The VR-5's "all-in-one" solution promises to simplify production, recording and streaming of these live events. The VR-5's design incorporates a video switcher, audio mixer, video playback, recorder, preview monitors and output for web streaming all in a single unit.


As a USB Video/Audio class device, web streaming can be accomplished by simply connecting to a computer running a live streaming service such as USTREAM and Stickam, or any video call service such as Skype or iChat. The reduction in hardware equipment, setup time and connection complexity promise to minimize worries and hassles for a variety of events.


As such, the VR-5 is well-suited for schools, churches, council meetings, corporate events, sports and live web broadcasting.


Features include:

  • 4-Channel Video Switcher
  • 2 Mono and 5 Stereo Mixable Audio Channels
  • Built-in scan converter for PC input
  • Built-in dual LCD monitors with touch control for easy video source selection
  • Three video layers which include 2 video sources plus DSK (downstream keyer)
  • MPEG-4 player/recorder
  • USB video/audio class device for web streaming


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