Roland P-20HD adds replay capability to live productions
Roland has announced the P-20HD video instant replayer, a hardware product that offers instant replay capabilities to live productions.
It integrates with most Roland AV switchers and HDMI camcorders and cameras and is suitable for school sports, coaching, training and esports applications.
The P-20HD has an integrated colour LCD and a single operator can cue up replays of action for streaming feeds and live event screens in a venue.
It records directly to high-capacity SD cards. Action can be replayed in forward, reverse, or slow motion, stepped through frame by frame, or frozen. Proceedings are continuously recorded in the background during replays, with no gaps.
Transport buttons include play, pause, forward, rewind, mark in, and mark out. A jog/shuttle wheel with optical encoding provides control to scrub clips for replay and editing, while the T-bar directly adjusts playback speed. A speed range function offers fine control suited to focusing in on tight action and contested plays.
In recording view, the screen shows the current video input, plus SD card information like recording duration, remaining storage space, and available time. In playback view, users can display cropped previews of all video clips for live replay or later compilation.
Post recording, the media playlist builder makes it possible to aggregate clips into curated videos. The P-20HD natively records in the universal H.264 format, so files can be uploaded to most platforms.
The P-20HD can be used on its own, or upstream or downstream of Roland video switchers. Users can connect two video sources via HDMI and switch/composite between them for replay capture. Both HDMI inputs feature built-in scalers.