NAB '17: Roland ProAV

Roland is known for it’s innovation in it’s ProAV line of products.

The Roland VR-4HD all-in-one mixer is no exception. The VR-4HD is an audio mixer and video switcher in one. Featuring 3 HDMI inputs and 1 input that can be HDMI, composite, or RGB, the VR-4HD has you covered for all of your live video needs. The VR-4HD features 18 channel audio coming from 4 XLR inputs, 2 RCA inputs, a stereo mini input, a stereo USB-B input, as well as from the video inputs via HDMI.

The video switching is controlled either by the touch screen or the traditional buttons on the front face of the panel.There are a variety of video effects available on the front face including picture in picture, a quad view, split screen and the traditional mix options.

Audio is controlled via the faders on the face or via the Roland Control Software, which is a free software allowing for advanced control of all of the features in the VR-4HD. A greatRolandVr4HD 01 feature of the VR-4HD is the “Auto-Mixing” feature that makes balancing multiple inputs a hands free operation but setting the priority to the channels you want focused on and letting the power of the Roland VR-4HD do the rest.

New for the VR-4HD at NAB 2017 was the graphics creation tools in the RCS software. Now graphics can be created and editing via an attached computer and easily incorporated into the broadcast using the downstream keying tools built into the VR-4HD.

After you have your audio mixed, cameras cued, and graphics ready for air, connect the VR-4HD to a USB 3 input in a computer with OBS or other video encoding software and you are ready to go live with not additional drivers or complicated set ups.

The VR-4HD is truly an all in one solution for live broadcasts accounting for audio, video, and signal distribution inside one box for less than $2,800! Check out for more details.

Roland Pro AV