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Roland VR-3 Audio/Video Streaming Mixer - Review

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♪♫♪♫......[Music playing] Web streaming has become even more affordable now that Roland has come out with the VR-3. Web streaming is portable with the VR-3. You can go ahead and take a laptop, and the VR-3 running on battery and you can do 2 1/2 hours without any electrical connection and Wi-Fi does your connection to your streaming service. So let's take a look at the VR-3. VR-3 has 4 composite inputs.

You've got 1, 2 and 3 are your inputs for the cameras. and you can take a typical camcorder, take the video output of that or you can take a broadcast camcorder any sort of a composite stream. It can be either 3:4 or 16:9 ratio. The 4th input is a PC or computer input. In the particular case of this setup we're using an iPod running Keynote and we're going to go ahead and overlay the lower third title with that. So let's take a look at that.

The VR-3 has a small audio section. You have up to 6 audio inputs here. ...a little bit of EQ with the high and the low and gain, a very simple little mixer. All the power is on this side of it. You've got a touch panel control screen here, and you can see I have a preview screen Input 1, Input 2 and Input 3 and Input 4 are viewable here. On the computer you're showing what it is you're sending out to your streaming service. ...and you can see right now we've got Input Number 1. If I want to switch to Input number 2, I just go ahead and fade to that. Input Number 3? Simply select the buttons. Pretty straightforward, pretty easy switcher. But the really cool part of this is being able to take the lower third like you have here, which it says "Roland VR-3" ...and laying that over the top of one of the other inputs. So all you do is press the "KEY" button there, and then hit the "PC" key, and you can see how it's now come up on the screen. I can then take the touch panel. I can switch to another input, that's Input #2, Input #3, back to Input #1, and so I'm switching my cameras while the lower 3rd stays there and then I simply fade out the lower 3rd. for the Roland VR-3 which is a great tool for Web streaming comes in at around $2,000 or so completely portable and ideal for small Web streaming applications. ♪♫♪♫.....[Music playing]

Video Details

Duration: 2 minutes and 40 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Producer: CCI Solutions
Director: CCI Solutions
Views: 815
Posted by: ccisolutions on Jun 29, 2012

Video review of the Roland VR-3, the perfect audio video mixer for Web streaming. This is a compact, portable and powerful device that allows you to stream and mix your video for 2 1/2 hours on battery power when connected to a laptop that's streaming via Wi-Fi. The VR-3 has 4 composite inputs. A touch-panel preview screen allows you to preview video from all four inputs simultaneously. The unit has a very simple and straightforward video switcher for easy fades from one input to another. In this video an iPod is connected to one of the four inputs and it is running Keynote to overlay text on the lower 3rd of the broadcast as desired. This very handy device allows anyone to easily and affordable produce a professional-looking Web broadcast.

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