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Roland V-800HDMKII Multi-format Video Switcher

Model: V-800HDMKII

Roland V-800HDMKII Multi-format Video Switcher
Roland V-800HDMKII Multi-format Video Switcher
Roland V-800HDMKII Multi-format Video Switcher
Roland V-800HDMKII Multi-format Video Switcher
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About: Roland V-800HDMKII Multi-format Video Switcher

Updated version of the industry standard multi-format video switcher

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.

Main Features

  • 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

Applications and Example Connections

Live Event Production

Supporting live events requires being ready for an ever-changing variety of input sources. The V-800HD MK II is equipped with scaling for every input and a wide range of common video connectors allowing camera, data and smart device sources of different resolutions and frame rates to be automatically detected, scaled and then adjusted as needed. Fine position adjustment for each input can be set in real-time using the joystick positioner control or from the menu displayed on the multi-viewer.

Lectures, Meetings and Presentations

The V-800HD MK II’s 4:4:4/10 bit processing ensures pixel accurate color making it the ideal switcher for large screens over 300 inches and ensures the crisp detail of hi-resolution data sources are sharply output to today’s low dot pitch LED displays.
The new AUX bus selection layer makes it easier than ever to send a source to a second output destination such as a confidence monitor, presenter notes display, second display or overflow rooms.

Hall, Theater, Church

The V-800HD MK II is also a powerful solution for installation in facilities that have both professional and in-experienced operators. Complex settings can be recalled with a one-touch memory recall and a straight forward interface makes it easy to step-up and operate without training. Two still images are assignable to the cross points from a choice of 16 internal stored images. This is useful for displaying corporate or institution logos and safety slides. The V-800HD MK II also makes it easy to create up to 3 “angles” from a single camera source with the high-resolution scaling of the multi-zoom function.

Live Streaming Production

Webcast Switching

Modern webcasts require a variety of camera and computer sources of a variety of formats. The V-800HDMKII simultaneously supports video resolutions of 1080i, 1080p, 720p, 480i/p and computer data resolutions of up to WUXGA allowing for high quality webcast requirements. The built-in PnP and Key Compositing features are ideal for creating informative training instruction and news webcasts.

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.

Full Range of Connectivity

The V-800HD MK II 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.

A New Design Ideal for Live Performances and Events

4:4:4/10-bit Internal Processing

The V-800HD MK II 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 MK II 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 MK II 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.

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 MK II 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.

High-end Performance for Every Situation

A superior and easy to use interface for managing effects and switching for great results.

Scalers You Can Use Any Way You Like
The V-800HD MK II features scalers that let you make settings independently for every input source. With these, you can take input sources of different resolutions and adjust to any sizing and resolution including odd-sized LED walls. You can freely scale digital, analog RGB, and component sources.

A Full Range of Keyers

In addition to the newly designed Picture-in-Picture (PinP), Luminance Key, Chroma Key, and DSK for 4:4:4/10-bit input, you can also use an External Key.

New selector switch on AUX bus. It is possible to output a completely different image from the main bus switching image. You can send the image after the position adjustment by the scaler from the switch on the front panel in a cut change.

USB Port for Importing Still Images
The V-800HD MK II can store up to 16 still images imported from a USB memory device.

Memory Banks Supporting Worry-free Configuration Recall
You can save eight sets of panel settings in each of eight banks, for a total of 64 sets. Pre-saving complex settings in this way lets you call them up instantly when they're needed.

Assignable Cross-points For the Layout You Want

You can assign video sources to cross-points in any order you like instead of having to use the numerical order of the connectors on the rear panel. This lets you reorder and shift video feeds when sudden changes in camera lines or differences in format create blanks between cross-points.span

Carefully Selected Transition Patterns
The simple design makes selecting a transition pattern as easy as pressing an icon-marked button. You can also set the length of transition times precisely, using either seconds or frames.


Using the shared input function, you can assign the video on channel 1 to channels 2 through 4 and the video on channel 5 to channels 6 through 8. The scaler for each input can zoom into any position in the video image enabling a virtual multi-camera environment. This gives the appearance that you have additional cameras connected.


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 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-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

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