VR-3EX: AV Mixer

An all-in-one AV Mixer with built-in USB port for Web Streaming and Recording

Features

VR-3EX Tutorial
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VR-3EX Video

The Roland VR-3EX is the next generation 4-channel SD performance audio video mixer which features HDMI inputs/outputs, USB streaming, HDCP support, built-in touch multi-viewer, an audio mixer all in a compact portable unit. Designed to be a live production switcher thebuilt-in audio mixer with up to 4 frames delay to “lipsync” your video source. Scaling on the output allows you to output up to 1080p HD Video and Audio quality. See the current VR-3EX Streaming Software Compatibility list for more information on streaming software compatibility.

Main Features

  • HDMI & Composite Inputs
  • Standard Definition 16:9 Mixing Engine
  • Scaled Output up to 1080p
  • Advanced 18 Channel Audio Mixer
  • USB 2.0 for 480i Streaming
  • 2.5” Multiview Touchscreen Monitor
  • Picture-in-Picture, Keyer and Video Effects

Awards

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Worship Leader Editor's Pick 2014: Streaming

More Info

Simplicity for all applications that need video and sound.


The VR-3EX features a simple interface that places the audio mixer on the left and the video mixer on the right for a design that helps ensure intuitive control of the audiovisual experience.

The buttons and knobs let the operator easily accomplish all the common tasks while the touch-screen monitor displays more-advanced settings and adjustments in a visual layout that's clear and easy to understand.

The VR-3EX is expressly designed for real-time operations. It makes video switching and audio mixing accessible by users with no specialized knowledge.

An all-in-one design for live production


At event and studio venues, video equipment can include cameras, DVD players, computers, tablets, and more along with audio sources extending to microphones and audio players of every type.

The VR-3EX's variety of connectors for HDMI, RGB, and audio sources enable connection of a wide range of video and audio devices. The design enables the user to concentrate on the event at hand without having to worry about controlling multiple devices at the same time.

Webstreaming or recording with a PC/Mac

Connecting the VR-3EX to a computer via USB enables it to record video and audio using the dedicated Video Capture for VR recording software or QuickTime. The recorded files can then be edited and/or uploaded to the net. Live streaming software examples include USTREAM, Livestream, Stickam, Justin.tv, worshipstream.com, websharelive.com, and other streaming services along with video conferencing type solutions such as Skype and gotomeeting.

Every function an event venue or live stream demands - all in one single unit.

From speeches, seminars, and symposiums to live events and performances, the VR-3EX simplifies setup and production for every application that requires video and sound.

 

An all-in-one solution for any application made possible by a wealth of features and a full range of practical digital-processing power.

Despite its compact size, the VR-3EX delivers full digital processing for video and audio, supporting on-site operations with clear picture and sound. It offers built-in digital effects for both video and audio, bringing new levels of audiovisual expression to any venue and streaming broadcast.


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Specs

Processing
Video Processing
4:2:2 (Y/Pb/Pr), 8 bits (Internal Processing : 480/59.94p when set to NTSC, 576/50p when set to PAL)
Audio Processing
Sampling Rate : 24 bits/48 kHz
Input Formats
HDMI Video (VIDEO IN 1–3)
480/59.94p (when set to NTSC)
576/50p (when set to PAL)
HDMI Video (VIDEO IN 4)
480/59.94i, 480/59.94p, 720/59.94p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/59.94p (when set to NTSC)
576/50i, 576/50p, 720/50p, 1080/50i, 1080/50p (when set to PAL)
HDMI Audio (VIDEO IN 1–4)
Linear PCM, 24 bits/48 kHz, 2 ch
RGB/Component (VIDEO IN 4)
640 x 480/60Hz, 800 x 600/60Hz, 1024 x 768/60Hz, 1280 x 768/60Hz, 1280 x 1024/60Hz, 1366 x 768/60Hz, 1400 x 1050/60Hz, 1600 x 1200/60Hz, 1920 x 1200/60Hz
* The refresh rate is the maximum value of each resolution.
* Conforms to VESA DMT Version 1.0 Revision 11.
* 1920 x 1200/60Hz : Reduced blanking
Composite Video NTSC, PAL (VIDEO IN 1–4)
NTSC, PAL
Output Formats
HDMI and RGB/ Component Video (VIDEO OUT)
480/59.94i, 576/50i, 480/59.94p, 576/50p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p
640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1366 x 768, 1400 x 1050, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1200
* The output format of HDMI and RGB/Component is always the same. When an interlaced format is selected, component signal is output from the RGB/COMPONENT connector. When a non-interlaced format is selected, RGB signal is output from the RGB/COMPONENT connector.
* The refresh rates of RGB format is 60 Hz when set to NTSC, 75 Hz when set to PAL (excluding 1600 x 1200 and 1920 x 1200. The refresh rate of these 2 is 75 Hz when set to PAL.)
* RGB formats : Conforms to VESA DMT Version 1.0 Revision 11.
* 1920 x 1200/60Hz : Reduced blanking
HDMI Audio (VIDEO OUT)
Linear PCM, 24 bits/48 kHz, 2 ch
Composite Video (VIDEO OUT)
NTSC, PAL
Preview Video (PVW OUT)
480/59.94p when set to NTSC, 576/50p when set to PAL
Preview Audio (PVW OUT)
Linear PCM, 24 bits/48 kHz, 2 ch
USB Video
720 x 480 when set to NTSC, 720 x 576 when set to PAL, Motion JPEG
USB Audio
Linear PCM, 16 bits/48 kHz, 2 ch
Input Connectors
Video
VIDEO IN 1–4 (HDMI : Type A 19 pins)
VIDEO IN 4 (RGB/Component : HD DB-15 type)
VIDEO IN 1–4 (Composite : RCA phono Type)
Audio
AUDIO IN 1–4 (XLR/TRS combo type, phantom power)
AUDIO IN 5--6 (Stereo RCA phono type)
AUDIO IN 7/8 (Stereo miniature type)
MIC (Internal stereo microphones)
Phantom Power
DC 48V (unloaded maximum), 10 mA (maximum load)
* Current value per channel
Output Connectors
Video
VIDEO OUT (HDMI: Type A 19 pins)
VIDEO OUT (RGB/omponent : HD DB-15 type)
VIDEO OUT (Composite : RCA phono type)
PVW OUT (HDMI: Type A 19 pins)
Audio
AUDIO OUT L,R (Stereo RCA phono type)
AUX OUT L,R (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
PHONES (1/4-inch phone type) (headphones)
PHONES (Stereo miniature type) (headphones)
Other Connectors
MIDI : 5 pins DIN type x 2 (IN, OUT/THRU)
USB : B type x 1 (for streaming and remote control)
Signal Level and Impedance
RGB/Component
Input/Output Signal Level : 1.0 Vp-p (luminance), 0.7 Vp-p (chroma)
Input/Output Impedance : 75 ohms
Composite
Input/Output Signal Level : 1.0 Vp-p
Input/Output Impedance : 75 ohms
XLR/TRS combo type
Input Signal Level : -60–+4 dBu (Maximum: +22 dBu)
Input Impedance : 10 k ohms (GAIN 0–23 dB), 5 k ohms (GAIN 24–64 dB)
1/4-inch/RCA phono type
Input Signal Level : -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu)
Input Impedance : 15 k ohms
Output Signal Level : -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu)
Output Impedance : 1 k ohms
Miniature type
Input Signal Level : -15 dBu (Maximum: +3 dBu)
Input Impedance : 15 k ohms
Headphones
Output Signal Level: 25 mW + 25 mW
Output Impedance : 10 ohms
Display
Graphic Color LCD, 320 x 240 dots, touch panel
Video Effects
Transition : Cut, Mix (3 patterns), Wipe (250 patterns)
VIDEO FX : Strobe, Negative, Colorize, Findedge, Silhouette, Monochrome, Sepia, Emboss, Posterize, Color pass, Multi (11 types)
Composition : Picture in Picture, Split, Quad, Luminance Key, Chroma Key
Others : Output Fade, Freeze
Others
Power Supply
AC Adaptor
Current Draw
2.3 A
Accessories
AC Adaptor, Power Cord, Owner’s Manual
Size and Weight
Width
345 mm
13-10/16 inches
Depth
203 mm
8 inches
Height
80 mm
3-3/16 inches
Weight
2.3 kg
5 lbs. 2 oz.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 V rms

Accessories

Downloads

Compressed ZIP file VR-3EX Remote Control Software for Mac v1.0.1.0
Compressed ZIP file VR-3EX Remote Control Software for Windows v1.000
Compressed ZIP file Video Capture for VR Ver. 2.1 Mac OS X
Video Capture for VR is an application software of Mac OS X version for capturing UVC and UAC.
Compressed ZIP file Video Capture for VR Ver. 2.1 Windows 7 (Standard Def only)
Video Capture for VR is an application software of Windows 7 version for capturing UVC and UAC.
Compressed ZIP file Video Capture for VR Ver. 2.1 Windows 8/8.1 32-bit
Video Capture for VR is an application software of Windows 8 / 8.1 32-bit version for capturing UVC and UAC.
Compressed ZIP file Video Capture for VR Ver. 2.1 Windows 8/8.1 64-bit
Video Capture for VR is an application software of Windows 8 / 8.1 64-bit version for capturing UVC and UAC.
Compressed ZIP file Video Capture for VR Ver. 1.100 Windows Vista
Compressed ZIP file VR-3EX System Update Version 1.050
This is the latest version of operating system for the VR-3EX. After downloading and extracting the compressed file, please refer to the “VR-3EX_System_Update_Procedure” pdf document included for the update procedure.
Compressed ZIP file VR-3EX Images

Support

If you have a question about operating your product VR-3EX, please contact our Product Support department by phone or email.

Support Documents

PDF file VR-3EX Block Diagram
PDF file VR-3EX User Manual
PDF file Video Capture for VR Mac Manual
PDF file Video Capture for VR Widows Manual
PDF file VR-3EX Brochure