|Originally launched at the InterBEE show, Roland Systems Group took the Roland VR-3 - a fully integrated audio mixer, video switcher for live production and web streaming - to its European show debut at ISE 2012 in Amsterdam. This product combines Roland's audio and video technology in one unit and expands the growing lineup of AV Mixers and streaming-ready solutions from Roland. It will also be featured at Prolight + Sound show 2012, Frankfurt.|
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 mixer, video sources to a video mixer, computer inputs, video preview monitors, capturing the event in some form, and also streaming it live online. Like the popular Roland VR-5, the VR-3's "all-in-one" design simplifies production and streaming of live events. The VR-3 incorporates a video switcher, audio mixer, preview monitors and streaming-ready USB output in a single unit. As a USB Video/Audio class device, web streaming is effortless by simply connecting to a computer running a live streaming service.
The VR-3 is extremely portable weighing less than 2kg. It can be powered by the provided power supply or by external battery options like Sanyo's Pedal Juice. Its intuitive touch screen interface provides an easy way to switch video sources as well as an efficient way to access menus. This portable live production solution is ideal for schools, churches, council meetings, corporate events, sports, memorial services, or production live to web.
The VR-3's features include a 4-channel video switcher, 4 mono (XLR or ¼") and 2 stereo mixable audio channels, a built-in stereo microphone for mixing in ambient sound, a built-in scan converter for PC input with a thru for connecting a projector or display, a single LCD monitor with touch control for video source and menu selection which can be used to view a quad display of inputs, program out or combination quad view with program out, and compositing video effects like keying, split screen or picture-in-picture. Digital audio tools include noise gate, EQ, reverb, noise suppressor, enhancer and master Lo/Hi filters.