Roland Systems Group, a producer of professional audiovisual equipment, debuted the V-4EX, the next-generation product in the V-4 and V-8 line of Roland live performance video mixers.
The V-4EX advances the industry-standard Roland V-4 four channel video mixer by incorporating HDMI inputs/outputs, USB streaming, HDCP support, built-in touch multi-viewer and audio embedding, the company says. Those features are added to the strong primary feature set, including built-in effects and unique user interface, that are present in the V-4, Roland says.
The V-4EX’s features make it suitable for many applications, including events, meetings, trainings, education and sporting events, and its sleek and compact design lends itself to portable applications as well as permanent installations when size and space are considerations, Roland says.
In addition to a number of video effects, the user interface incorporates dial controls for effects on each bus and master output dial and the innovative design incorporates a video switcher, audio embedding, preview monitor and streaming-ready USB output all in a single unit, the company says.
The V-4EX also features a stereo RCA audio input allowing a user to embed audio into the HDMI outputs and USB stream, which are useful for Web streaming and recording applications, the company says. As a USB video/audio class device, Web streaming can be achieved by simply connecting to a computer running a live streaming service, Roland says. The output can also be recorded by using Roland’s free Video Capture for Windows software or by using Quicktime on a Mac, the company says.