Intuitive Operation with Dual Touch Monitors The Program and Preview monitors are operated by touching the screen, for easy selecting of video sources and Picture-in-Picture position changes. The sound from the sources can be monitored using headphones.
Simple Video Compositing In addition to transition effects, picture-in-picture (P-in-P) and SPLIT screen effects are also available. Simply select an effect and the respective video sources.
Control Transparency with a Single Knob Advanced video composition, such as placing a person or text over a background video source, can be fine-tuned using a single control knob.
Audio and Video from a PC Connect a PC to the RGB connector for various applications such as presentation, slide shows and movie playback.
Full Digital Audio Mixing Two mono and five stereo audio inputs (total of 12 channels) are mixed with full digital audio processing. This results in a high quality sound with effects such as "Noise Gate" for reducing background noise, and a "Mastering Tool" to ensure consistent output volume. The "Audio Follow" function enables the audio to fade from one source to another as the video source changes.
Record to SD Memory Card The built-in recorder can record the final output of the VR-5 to SD memory card. Up to four hours of recording is possible when using a 4GB card. The MPEG-4 capture format enables easy sharing of recorded video. The VR-5 can also playback video, still image, and audio files from SD card. (Note You can use up to a 32 Gig SD card. Also the card needs to be at least a level 10 card to work properly in this machine.) VR-5 Image Converter (Win/Mac) Software for preparing data to be played back from the VR-5 are available from: http://www.roland.com/support/article/?q=downloads&p=VR-5 http://www.roland.com/support/article/?q=downloads&p=VR-5 Supported Formats: AVI, MPG, MOV, WMV, MP4, DV
Output Controls VIDEO OUT and AUDIO OUT knobs enable independent video and audio fade-in/out levels. Press the "USER LOGO" button to display a stored image such as company logo, show name or conference title.
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Wayne County High School Football Video Made with the Roland VR-5 Wayne County High School Football Game Example Video can be found listed on the KET School Video Project website: http://www.ket.org/education/svp/http://www.ket.org/education/svp/ For football games and other sports we use two cameras: one pointed on the scoreboard and one aimed at the players.
The black box on the next to the VR-5 on the right is a “V-Brick” device we used to stream video out to our school network.
The device in the foreground with the buttons is an old Videonics Title Maker. They are very lightweight and inexpensive ones can be found online.
I can monitor both the live inputs in real time with the preview screen.
This is our whole setup for many sports events. In the far background is an RF Modulator box. It overrides a local cable channel that we broadcast live on. The radio picks up the broadcast from the local announcers and it is fed into the VR-5. The small LCD TV sitting on top of the V-Brick network box is used to monitor the signal feeding back from the local cable station. The headphones are plugged into the output of the small LCD TV. It is used monitor the audio levels.
Wayne County High School Graduation Video Using the Roland VR-5 Roland VR-5 A/V Mixer Demo: Wayne County High School Graduation and Awards Night 2013 This video can be found listed on the KET School Video Project website: http://www.ket.org/education/svp/ http://www.ket.org/education/svp/ The VR-5 was used to record both the high school graduation and the Senior Awards Night for 2013. We used two cameras for both events. The videos were recorded onto the SD card in SP speed, and the SD card footage was transferred to a computer where it was later made into a DVD. We used a wireless microphone to get good, clear audio from the stage.
Wayne County High School Wrestling Video Made with the Roland VR-5 Roland VR-5 A/V Mixer Demo: Wayne County Wrestling This video can be found listed on the KET School Video Project website: http://www.ket.org/education/svp/ http://www.ket.org/education/svp/ We used two inexpensive Radio Shack microphones for our two announcers.
An Assortment of Wayne County School Videos That Were Created Using the Roland VR-5 Wayne County Sixth Grade & Middle School Christmas Performance 2012 All of these videos can be found listed on the KET School Video Project website: http://www.ket.org/education/svp/ http://www.ket.org/education/svp/ Wayne County High School Christmas Concert Our students created many videos about the presidential election in 2012. The students operated the video production equipment, including the VR-5, for each presentation. Many of the videos can be found at the KET School Video Project: Election 2012 website: http://www.ket.org/education/svp/elect2012.php. http://www.ket.org/education/svp/elect2012.php I also collaborated with one of our English teachers, who helped her students create some insightful video presentations. There are many listed on the KET School Video Project website.
We used one camera up top and one camera on the stage. The large camera was a Sony HXR 2000. The whole setup looks very much like the one we use for sports events. The wireless microphone system provides the audio in this case. A Typical Setup for Recording Events in the Wayne County High School Gym
Spaghetti City or Constructive Chaos? It all works and took about half an hour to set up this little TV broadcasting station.
We have decided to start upgrading our cameras when possible. This camera we recently purchased we now use also for multi camera video. I wish it had S-VHS output. What I use now are the RCA a/v outputs. The component camera video outputs would be great to use, but the VR-5 does not have component inputs. It has S-VHS in, RCA a/v in, and PC RGB-in. The Sony HXR 2000 though is what we now use for events when we don’t have room or time to set up the VR-5. It records video onto a 64 Gig SD card.
Sources Roland VR-5 A/V Mixer http://www.roland.com/products/en/VR-5/ Roland VR-5 information videos on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMS7tq6JtTI KET School Video Project http://www.ket.org/education/video_project.htm