Roland Professional A/V has announced the XS-1HD, a compact multi-format matrix switcher providing multi-screen output for confidence monitor, main and side screens and overflow rooms for corporate production, worship and rental applications.

Roland Professional XS-1HDThe diminutive XS-1HD features four HDMI inputs with scalers and scaled outputs. It is power packed with professional live production tools that include keying and picture-in-picture effects with full HD support. 

The XS-1HD accepts a variety of video signals from sources such as cameras, computers, and media players, and offers use multiple output destinations to displays, pixel accurate scaling for LED Walls and projectors. Complex systems that would otherwise require touchpanels, video switchers, audio mixers,and control panels can be implemented using just the XS-1HD, which simplifies production and streamlines workflows. Event set-ups can be recalled from scene memories, and the USB memory stores switcher setting as well as still images.

Frame sync and scaling are provided on all inputs. The 4:4:4/10-bit processing accommodates resolutions up to WUXGA/1080p. In addition to matrix switching, a split mode allows up to three inset windows to be composited into a background video for picture-in-picture applications (PinP), while switcher mode affords seamless transition between videos, or PinP or key-compositing, with multi-view preview for real-time operation.

Two-channels of line level audio input and output are provided through RCA jacks. Audio can be mixed internally with HDMI audio via the built-in mixer. Audio embedding and de-embedding is supported, with delay control for lip-sync adjustments.

For installed and live production applications, the XS-1HD supports HDCP video signals from Blu-ray or smartphone, RS232 for controls from PC or touch panels, or EDID to auto-configure output resolutions in smart displays. Test pattern generation simplifies display and monitor configuration.


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