Multi-Format Video Mixer and Switcher


Finally an affordable video mixer for the foundation of your multi-format video production

With the capability to input 4 SD video sources and 4 HD or RGB video sources, the V-440HD enables seamless mixing and switching of multi-format video signals. With a single unit allowing images with different aspect ratios (16:9 or 4:3), the V-440HD can also be used as an independent SD mixer or HD/RGB mixer. Add various effects like PinP, 2 Keyers or transitions and it’s easy to see how this unit becomes the center of all your multi-format video production. The V-44SW switcher incorporates the same technology and capabilities of the V-440HD in a compact rack-mount design.

intro_R_MMix multiformat signals
Capable of mixing SD video, HD video and RGB signal from computers.
Choice of output format
Selectable output format; 1080i or 720p for HDTV or RGB for computer display.
Seamless mixing/switching
Seamless mixing or switching of different signal formats with simple operation.
Simple effects control
Simple button and dial operation to select type/time of transition effect. Intuitive setup of PinP and SD/HD Keyers.
Connect multiple units
With thru outputs and MIDI sync, multiple units can be connected for output to multiple screens (video walls).
Remote controllable
V-LINK for control from any Roland musical instruments; RS-232C for computer control.

Version 2.0 software for the V-440HD Multi-Format Video Mixer adds 20 new features that enable further operational benefits.
Newly added PGM/PST (Flip/Flop) mode allows your choice of switching style:


PGM/PST mode has been added as an operational mode. Select the input channel you like to next on PST side. The image is output on Preview monitor. Just press AUTO button to send the signal to Program output.

Optional automatic input disable

The version 2.0 software can disable the input selector where no input signal is detected. This will avoid accidental selection of a blank input.

Custom color selection for channel buttons

You can now choose from a variety of colors to backlight the LED input selectors to customize the V-440HD to personal preference.

Auto detection of RGB input format and wider selection of RGB output

The RGB inputs formats will now be detected automatically. This enables rapid switching of multiple computers to one input.
1366x768 (WXGA) resolution is now supported as an output format enabling high quality native support of most mid-sized LCD panels. 1366x768 is the most common native resolution for LCD panels 32” and smaller.

Expansion of Menu and Panel Preset functions


The aspect ratio of PinP foreground image (HD/RGB) can be set to 4:3 or 16:9 regardless of the aspect ratio of the source image.
The fade function for the master output can now optionally effect the dedicated standard definition output as well.
Users can now select different output fade modes as shown in diagram below:

V-440HD Out Fade Operation Mode

Expansion of Menu and Panel Preset functions

• You can recall the default value of each and every parameter on the V-440HD. Convenient for instant recall of input parameters etc.
• Short cuts for menu selection: Double-click any of the button for instant selection of related menu.
• Master fade can be inserted while switching the Panel Preset. The V-440HD will fade to black and fade from black while switching panel presets allowing for smooth and easy panel preset transitions.
• Panel Preset can now be limited to selectable parameters chosen by the user. (For example, exclude input select, master fade parameter etc.)

The convenience of linking with more external devices

System integration ability is expanded by the ability to link to more external devices.

Remote control from PR series video presenters
For example, remote control of the V-440HD's input select function is now possible from the PR series video presenters. * Version 1.2 or later of PR series supports the remote control. You can select an input on the V-440HD as you select a clip in the Preview Presenter.

More flexible back-up of mixer parameters and transfer to back-up units
A Master V-440HD unit can transfer mixer setup parameters via MIDI to a slave unit allowing for convenient Multi-Screen set-ups.

Data backup via RS-232C
Setup data can be backed up or transferred from or to a PC via RS-232C.

Example Configurations

V-440HD Example Configuration 1 V-440HD Example Configuration 2

Example 1

Example 2

V-440HD Example Configuration 3

V-440HD Example Configuration 4

Example 3

Example 4


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Video Format
HD   : 1080/59.94i/50i 
SMPTE274M(Y:Pb:Pr TriLevel Sync)     
SMPTE296M(Y:Pb:Pr TriLevel Sync)
RGB  : 640x480/60/75, 800x600/60/75,
1024x768/60/75,1280x768/60/75, 1280x1024/60      
(RGB VH:positive/negative logic)
*VESA DMT Version 1.0 Revision 10 conform
Video Sampling
SD  : 4:2:2(Y:B-Y:R-Y), 8-bit, 13.5 MHz(BT.601)
HD  : 4:4:4(Y:Cb:Cr), 8-bit, 74.1758 MHz/74.25 MHz
RGB  : 4:4:4(R:G:B), 8-bit, 25 MHz to 110 MHz
Video Transition
Cut, Dissolve(MIX), Wipe : 6Patterns, Reverse, SoftEdge, OneWay
Composition FX
Picture in Picture, Chroma Key (Blue/Green), Luminance Key(White/Black)
Picture in Picture with Zoom/Pan (HD/RGB side only)
Multi-Screen Presentation
Screen Setup : 2 screens x 1 line, 3 screens x 1 line, 2 screens x 2 lines, 3 screens x 2 lines
Synchronization of Multiple Units by MIDI
Control the slave unit(s) from master unit
Master Fade
0 to 4 seconds Black or White
SD Input
S-Video (Y/C) Preferential x 4 :-
4-pin mini DIN type
(Y: 1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms)

Video (composite) x 4 :-
BNC type (1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms)
HD/RGB Input
BNC Type x 4      
HD : Y/Pb/Pr (1.0Vp-p, 75Ω, TriLevel Sync)
RGB : R/G/B (0.7Vp-p, 75Ω), H (5VTTL), V (5VTTL)
D-SUB 15pin Shrink Type for HD/RGB x 4
*For In or ThruOut use, select BNC Type or D-sub Type
SD Output
PGM S-Video (Y/C):-
4-pin mini DIN type
(Y: 1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms)
PGM Video (composite) :-
BNC type (1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms)

Preview :-
BNC type (1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms), OSD Menu Output
HD Output
PGM Component HD:-
BNC Type x2 (1.0Vp-p, 75 ohms, TriLevel Sync)
Preview Component HD :-
BNC type (1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, TriLevel Sync)
OSD Menu Output (display On/Off is selectable)
RGB Output
D-sub 15pin Shrink Type x2 (0.7Vp-p, 75 ohms, 5VTTL Sync)
Preview RGB :-
D-sub 15pin Shrink type (0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms, 5VTTL Sync)
OSD Menu Output (display On/Off is selectable)
Remote Control Interfaces
MIDI 5pin DIN Type (In, Out/Thru), RS-232C D-sub 9pin
TALLY Output
D-sub 15pin Shrink type x2 (1 for SD/1 for HD)
Max Input : 12V, 200mA Open collector Type
Power Supply
AC 117 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz), AC 220 V (60 Hz)
Power Consumption
Owner's Manual, Power Cord
Size and Weight
482 mm
19 inches
308 mm
12-1/8 inches
130 mm
5-1/8 inches
6.8 kg
6.8 kg or 15 lbs
*EIA-7U Rack Mount Size
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.


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