Roland VR3 Portable Audio and Video Mixer with USB port
Ready for Live streaming
The VR-3’s innovative design incorporates a video switcher, audio mixer, preview monitors and streaming-ready USB output all 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 such as USTREAM , Livestream, Stickam, Justin.tv, worshipstream.com, websharelive.com, etc. The reduction in hardware equipment, setup time and connection complexity ensures a worry-free, easy to use solution for any event.
The VR-3 is extremely portable weighing less than five pounds. 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.
4-Channel Video Switcher (3 Composite video sources + 1 Composite/PC switchable)
4 Mono (XLR or ¼”) and 2 stereo mixable audio channels
Built-in stereo microphone for mixing in ambient sound
Built-in scan converter for PC input with a thru for connecting a projector or display
Built-in single LCD monitor with touch control for easy video source and menu selection
Monitor can be used to view a quad display of inputs, program out or combination quad view with program out.
Compositing video effects include: keying, split screen, picture-in-picture
Digital audio effects include: Noise Gate, EQ, Reverb, Noise Suppressor, enhancer and master Lo/Hi filters
USB video/audio class device for web streaming or recording with a PC/Mac
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Live Production - Live stage production using a projector or display. Show computer image as main display or use the composite out for mixed image.
USB video/audio class device for webstreaming or recording with a PC/Mac. Stream the event (visuals and audio) to the Internet by connecting to a computer via USB and linking to a live streaming service.
Schools/seminar rooms are easily adaptable to online training.
VR-3 is the size of an A4-piece of paper. It is compact so easily fits a platform in the classroom or the podium in a seminar/conference room. A signal from the PC can be sent through the VR-3 to the projector through the VGA terminal. Images from the PC, such as PowerPoint or Keynote, and a video camera reflecting the lecturers, document camera, or DVD can be switched easily.
Stream the next school or club sporting event live to friends and family.
With multiple video inputs you can use two or three cameras to give a great viewing experience to those watching the live stream. Add a computer to the input to overlay a time clock, score or even player stats using the compositing feature. Powering the VR-3 with a Sanyo Pedal Juice, along with your laptop and a 3G or 4G mobile data card gives you a fully portable, battery-powered broadcast solution ready to go for any event.
Stream live on the internet from a street or station square
The weight of the VR-3 is a mere 2 kg. The unit can easily be taken anywhere any time as needed. Carry it together with a laptop and video camera. Using an external 9 V battery*, the unit can operate for 2 hours without AC power. Share the images from events, shopping malls, and festivals to your audience via the internet. * Sanyo eneloop Pedal Juice/Music booster, 9V rechargeable battery
Live Internet distribution from the church, live house and theater
Control audio for better sound with built-in equalizer, noise gate, and reverb. Ensure the audio always matches the video by adjusting the audio delay (up to 4 seconds) for that perfect lip sync. Use the memory function to recall settings that were locked in during rehearsals. This enables great sounding events even when talking/speaking and live music are alternating.
Internet distribution for corporate events and parties
The VR-3 is equipped with four video inputs and six audio inputs. It can be used flexibly in a venue with existing video cameras or PA equipment. Switched video images can be output to the PC for Internet distribution through the USB port, while using a projector or large TV monitor at the same time. Effectively produce events with video images from video cameras and computer. Share and inspire people in remote locations by distributing live video images of a ceremony, reunion or other important events.
VIDEO SELECT Built-in LCD monitor with touch control for easy video source and menu selection.
You can monitor four inputs and the output. Monitor can be used to view a quad display of inputs, program out or combination quad view with program out. When the [INPUT] button and [OUTPUT] button are pressed simultaneously, the output picture is overlaid on a four-way split screen of the input.
VIDEO INPUT  switchable between Composite or PC. A built-in scan converter is available for the PC input to allow it to me mixed with the other video sources. A PC thru jack is also included enabling direct connection to a projector or display with no reduction in resolution
Video Effects - Simple video compositing
In addition to Transition effects, Picture in Picture (PinP) and SPLIT are also available. Simply select an effect and the respective video sources.
Keyer - Control transparency with a single knob
Advanced video composition such as placing a person or text over a background video source can be fine-tuned using a single knob.
Hands-on mixing for live performance and production.
4 Mono (XLR or ¼”) and 2 stereo mixable audio channels, Built-in stereo microphone for mixing in ambient sound.
Easy operation thanks to faders as well as GAIN/EQ/PAN dials for improving the sound.
Reverb control that enables adjustment of sound space.
Digital Audio effects include: Noise Gate, EQ, Reverb, Noise Suppressor, Enhancer and Master Lo/Hi Filters. Select them using the menu on the touch screen monitor.
Master Lo/Hi Filters enable stable mixing for audio streaming.
VIDEO Input Connectors
VIDEO IN 1--4 jacks (Composite: RCA phono type) PC IN connector (DB-15 type)
VIDEO OUT 1, 2 jacks (Composite: RCA phono type) VIDEO OUT MULTI-PREVIEW jack (Composite: RCA phono type) PC THRU connector (DB-15 type) (THRU)
Composite: NTSC or PAL PC IN: 800 x 600 (120 Hz), 832 x 624 (75 Hz), 1024 x 768 (80 Hz), 1152 x 864 (75 Hz), 1152 x 870 (75 Hz), 1280 x 720 (60 Hz), 1280 x 768 (75 Hz), 1280 x 800 (75 Hz), 1280 x 1024 (75 Hz), 1366 x 768 (75 Hz) *The refresh rate is the maximum value of each resolution.
4:2:2 (Y:R-Y:B-Y), 8-bit, 13.5 MHz (ITU-R BT.601)
Input/Output Level and Impedance
Composite: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms PC IN: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms (H,V:5V TTL)
AUDIO Input Connectors
AUDIO IN 1--4 jacks (XLR/TRS combo type, phantom power) AUDIO IN 5--6 jacks (RCA phono type) AUDIO IN 7--8 jack (Stereo miniature type) MIC (Internal stereo microphones)
DC 48 V (unloaded maximum), 5 mA (maximum load) * Current value per channel.
AUDIO OUT L,R jacks (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type) AUDIO OUT L,R jacks (RCA phono type) PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type) (headphones) PHONES jack (Stereo miniature type) (headphones)
48 kHz (24-bit)
Input Level and Impedance
XLR/TRS: -68--+4 dBu (Maximum: +22 dBu, 4 k ohms) RCA phono: -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu, 15 k ohms) Miniature: -15 dBu (Maximum: +3 dBu, 15 k ohms)
Output Level and Impedance
1/4-inch phone/RCA phono: -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu, 1 k ohm) Headphones: 25 mW + 25 mW, 10 ohms
Hi-Speed USB: USB Type B, USB-VIDEO, USB-AUDIOResolution: 720 x 480 (29.97fps/Motion-JPEG), Audio: 48kHz/16bit
MIDI IN, OUT/THRU (5-pin DIN type)
Graphic color LCD 320 x 240 dots (touch screen)
Size and Weight
Width: 303 mm 11-15/16 inches
Depth: 202.7 mm 8 inches
Height: 80.3 mm 3-3/16 inches
Weight: 2.0 kg 4 lbs. 7 oz.