Roland launches matrix switcher

Roland Professional A/V has introduced the XS-1HD, a compact multi-format matrix switcher.

The unit combines the power of the XS AV Matrix Series and the size and features of the V-1 video switcher series. The XS-1HD provides multi-screen output destinations for confidence monitor, main and side screens and overflow rooms. It features four HDMI inputs with scalers and scaled outputs and measures less than 13-in x 4.5-in x 1.4-in (approximately 33cm x 11cm x 4cm) in size. It has live production tools including keying and picture-in-picture effects with HD support.

XS-1HD accepts video signals from sources such as cameras, computers, and media players and is suited to corporate production, worship and rental applications as well as banquet venues, halls, theatres, or e-learning studios that use multiple output destinations to displays, pixel accurate scaling for LED Walls and projectors. Event setups can be recalled from scene memories and the USB memory stores switcher setting as well as still images. 

Frame synchronisation 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 (PIP) applications, while switcher mode provides seamless transition between videos, or PIP 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, RS-232 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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