Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

There are some fantastic HD vision mixers these days and the Roland V-8HD is no exception. At £1,600 this is a snip for an 8 channel HDMI vision mixer with preview built in.

It seems to me HD is at the final gate before 4K and 8K take over.

Years ago SD vision mixers were all the rage and HD was only an expensive pipe dream.

All HDMI workflow

Five-layer effects and keying engine

Up to 1080p50 Resolution Support

Multi-Format, HDCP Support

8-Bit, 4:2:2 Video Processing

Built-in multi-viewer preview monitor

Aux output for a different video feed

Technology-assisted automatic video switching

18-channel digital audio mixer with effects

Start & Stop Atomos recorders

Free iPad remote control app available

Ultra-mobile, lightweight, and efficient


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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