V-440HD: Multi-Format Video Mixer and Switcher

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

Features

V-440HD

Interactive Diagram
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.



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More Info

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:
v2_01 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
v2_02 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.
    v2_04
  • 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
v2_05_1
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
v2_05_2
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
v2_05_3
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

Specs

Video Format
SD   : NTSC or PAL(CVBS、S(Y/C))
HD   : 1080/59.94i/50i 
SMPTE274M(Y:Pb:Pr TriLevel Sync)     
720/59.94p/50p  
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
PGM RGB :-
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
50W
Accessories
Owner's Manual, Power Cord
Size and Weight
Width
482 mm
19 inches
Depth
308 mm
12-1/8 inches
Height
130 mm
5-1/8 inches
Weight
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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Accessories

Downloads

Compressed ZIP file V-440HD V-44SW Serial Data Tool (Sample Program)
This tool is used for connecting a V-440HD (running Version 2.0 or above) and a V-44SW to a personal computer via the computer's serial interface and carrying out the transmission/reception of values for the V-440HD/V-44SW's settings.
Compressed ZIP file V-440HD V-44SW Serial Data Tool (Sample Program Source )
This document describes the functions of V440HDSerialData.dll. Additional remarks regarding the SerialDataTool.exe source are also included as supplementary data.
Compressed ZIP file V-440HD Images

Support

If you have a question about operating your product V-440HD, please contact our Product Support department by phone or email.

Support Documents

PDF file V-440HD Block Diagram
Compressed ZIP file V-440HD Dimensions DXF
PDF file Visual Production and Live Event Recording Handbook
PDF file V-440HD Owner's Manual
PDF file V-440HD Manual de Usario
PDF file V-440HD Ver.2.07 Additional Features
PDF file V-440HD RS-232 / MIDI Address Reference
V-440HD (Ver. 2.0 or above) Serial Remote / MIDI Address Map
PDF file V-440HD Brochure