If you’re a content creator seeking maximum engagement, live streaming outperforms uploaded video by a significant margin; audiences are larger, watch for longer, and post more comments. Roland’s VR-1HD lets you broadcast dynamic multi-camera live streams, complete with amazing picture and sound that easily outshines ‘standard’ live streams from a mobile phone or static webcam.
Whether you’re a creator, gamer, commentator, or presenter, it’s the easy way to live stream with high production standards. And since you’re going to get more comments, ensure they’re good ones with the VR-1HD.
Your ‘plug and play’ broadcast studio
The VR-1HD has three HDMI inputs, and each one accepts a variety of HD and computer-based video resolutions. This lets you connect, switch, and stream different sources including cameras, presentations, gameplay, and even smartphones and tablets without having to think about it.
- AV streaming mixer with audio and video streaming capabilities
- Three Auto-Switching modes: Video Follows Audio, Beat Switching, and Auto Scan
- Voice Changer effect can be applied to the mic inputs, and each input has its own Voice Changer settings
- Add your own custom sound effects via USB memory
- Purchase includes: AC adapter, power cord, and startup guide
Switch to superior live streams
The VR-1HD has built-in Scene Switching to instantly jump between scenes that contain preset arrangements of layered sources, displayed within customizable inset windows. Set-up the scenes in advance and recall them via the five scene preset buttons, to make your live streaming way more interesting.
Plug & Play Live Broadcast Studio
Perfect for live-streaming content creators., Connect cameras, presentations, gameplay, smartphones, and tablets.
Video Follows Audio
The VR-1HD switches cameras based on who’s speaking into their microphone. If both people talk at once, or if no one is speaking, the VR-1HD can switch to a wide shot showing both presenters.
Beat Sync Switching
Start playing music and the VR-1HD will switch to different camera inputs based on your playing tempo or the music in your DJ performance – letting you act as your own VJ.
For extended live streams with no operator, set the VR-1HD to switch between sources in a pre-defined order, or randomly, at your chosen rate of time.
Connect to your computer, connect to your audience
The VR-1HD uses the same connection technology as webcams, so just hook up to your computer via USB 3.0 and fire up the live casting or recording software. Then jump straight into a professionally produced, Full HD broadcast on your favorite platform, including Twitch, YouTube, or Facebook Live.
Sound like your best self or not yourself
Nobody talks about good sound when watching a live stream but they sure notice when it's bad. Pros use sound “equalizers” to balance the highs and lows of the audio, “gates” to keep open mics quiet unless someone is speaking, and “compressors” to balance out changes in volume when speaking or singing. These are all in the VR-1HD to make sure everyone sounds their best on-air along with reverb if someone is inspired to sing and needs a little ambiance.
Radically transform your voice
Roland makes the legendary VT series of Voice Transformers, used by creators, gamers, and singers to radically change their voice in real-time. This technology means that a male can sound like a female, a female can sound like a male, and anyone can sound like a robot, a monster, or an alien.
Derived from Roland’s VT series, the VR-1HD’s Voice Changer effect can be applied to the mic inputs, and each input even has its own Voice Changer settings, so people can sound like someone else — or something else — entirely.
Sounds and stingers on-demand
Some of the greatest radio and video personalities incorporate a signature soundtrack and sound effects, known as stingers, that become part of their brand and image. The VR-1HD lets you add your own custom sound effects via USB memory, including jingles or even a theme song, and trigger them instantly via the four Audio Effects buttons on the VR-1HD’s top panel.
The audio engineer inside too
Put audio on auto-pilot and relax, thanks to the VR-1HD’s Auto Mixing function. Just like having a sound engineer, you can ensure that different audio inputs aren’t competing, while also checking that the sound remains balanced. You can even set certain inputs to take priority so when the host starts to speak, the other audio levels are automatically reduced.
Audio from your input sources can automatically change when you switch video sources, by engaging the Audio Follows Video function – one less thing to worry about during your live stream.