VR-3EX

AV Mixer

An all-in-one AV Mixer with built-in USB port for Web Streaming and Recording

  • MIDI Visual Control

An all-in-one AV Mixer with built-in USB port for Web Streaming and Recording

Every function an event venue or live stream demands - all-in-one single unit.

  • - --- VIDEO MIXER ---
  • - 4 Inputs (3 SD HDMI/Composite + 1 up to 1080p or WUXGA HDMI/RGB/Component/Composite)
  • - PGM Output (Up to 1080p or WUXGA HDMI + RGB/Component + Composite) + PVW Output (PVW/Multiviewer)
  • - Built-in multiviewer with touch control
  • - Built-in frame synchronizers on all inputs
  • - Scalers on CH 4 and Output
  • - PinP/Split/Quad and Key composition
  • - 250 Wipe patterns and 11 VIDEO FX types
  • - HDCP compliant
  • - USB Streaming Out for webstreaming and recording
  • - --- AUDIO MIXER ---
  • - 18-Channel Digital Audio Mixer with XLR/TRS, RCA, miniature stereo, internal microphones, along with audio from HDMI inputs
  • - Input level meters for all channels on the LCD
  • - Independent EQ, HPF, GATE, COMP, DELAY, and REVERB for inputs
  • - 3 Band EQ, Mastering, and USB out delay
  • - Main out and AUX out

Simplicity for all applications that need video and sound

The VR-3EX features a simple interface that places the audio mixer on the left and the video mixer on the right for a design that helps ensure intuitive control of the audiovisual experience.

The buttons and knobs let the operator easily accomplish all the common tasks while the touch-screen monitor displays more-advanced settings and adjustments in a visual layout that's clear and easy to understand.

The VR-3EX is expressly designed for real-time operations. It makes video switching and audio mixing accessible by users with no specialized knowledge.

An all-in-one design for live production

At event and studio venues, video equipment can include cameras, DVD players, computers, tablets, and more along with audio sources extending to microphones and audio players of every type.

The VR-3EX's variety of connectors for HDMI, RGB, and audio sources enable connection of a wide range of video and audio devices. The design enables the user to concentrate on the event at hand without having to worry about controlling multiple devices at the same time.

Webstreaming or recording with a PC/Mac

Connecting the VR-3EX to a computer via USB enables it to record video and audio using the dedicated Video Capture for VR recording software or QuickTime. The recorded files can then be edited and/or uploaded to the net. Live streaming software examples include USTREAM, Livestream, Stickam, Justin.tv, worshipstream.com, websharelive.com, and other streaming services along with video conferencing type solutions such as Skype and gotomeeting.

VIDEO MIXER

The video processing engine in the VR-3EX is fully digital and progressive, even when using effect-heavy processing.

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[Four Video Sources from Nine Input Connectors]
The VR-3EX accepts HDMI, RGB component, and composite input over up to nine connectors and seamlessly switches between any four of them.

Inputs and outputs are intuitively switchable using the touch-screen or pushbuttons.

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[Intuitive Touch-screen Monitor]
The touch-screen monitor lets the operator switch video and make settings via the on-screen touch display switchable to four-way split input, a single out screen, or simultaneous five-way input and output. Output can also be sent to an external HDMI monitor via the PVW OUT connector.

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[Simple Inset-screen and Split-screen Display]
Various multi-screen display modes can be controlled with a button in the form of PinP using an inset screen positioned as wanted, horizontal or vertical split screen, or four-way split screen.

[Video Transition Times]
A Transition dial lets the operator adjust the time for screen dissolves and wipes to any interval up to four seconds. This makes it easy to achieve slow video transitions that create greater emotional impact.

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[Diverse Array of Video Effects]
The VR-3EX comes with a range of effects for transforming video to match the application. With just the twist of a control, even ordinary camera footage can receive dramatic flair that makes it pop.

[Composition of Text, People, and More]
Produce picture-in-picture, lower 3rd or subtitle compositing using a single key button. The VR-3EX is capable of chroma and luminance key composition, enabling video with inserted characters against composited backgrounds.

AUDIO MIXER

The VR-3EX features an 18-channel digital audio mixer with built in effects for a wide variety of situations.

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[Intuitive Panel Layout]
Gain, EQ (LO/MID/HI) controls and faders permit intuitive control of channel levels. Pressing the SETUP button for a channel enables more in-depth tuning via the touch screen display.

[Rich Selection of Audio Effects]
Built-in Equalizers, High-pass Filter, Gate, Compressor, Delay, and Reverb effects can be applied to each audio input channel, enabling a rich mix of sound with powerful impact.*
* CH 5/6, 7/8 and HDMI 1-4 have Equalizers, Delay, and Reverb only.

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[HDMI Audio Support]
The VR-3EX can use the embedded audio from video cameras and other devices connected using HDMI. This makes it possible to work with clear, digital HDMI audio in just the same way as analog audio.
[Internal Stereo Microphones]
Built-in stereo microphones are located at the top of the case. These let the operator record commentary in his or her own voice or add in spectator cheers and applause to boost ambience.

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[Two Audio Mix Systems (Main & AUX)]

Audio can be mixed and output separately from the main audio. This makes it possible to use the VR-3EX for recording and as a PA system at the same time.

USB OUT

[USB streaming]
As a USB Video/Audio class device, web streaming is effortless by simply connecting to a computer running a live streaming service.

[Recording using Windows/Mac]
Video Capture for VR is application software that captures video and audio signals output from the VR-3EX USB port and saves them to movie files on a connected Windows/Mac.

[Operating and Backing-up by remote software]
You can use the VR-3EX RCS dedicated software to operate and back-up the settings by remote control from a computer connected via USB.

Application sample

Block Diagram

AUDIO
* When “HDCP” is set to “ON” (p. 23), no audio and video signals are output from these connectors. Audio output to PHONES jacks are always on.

VIDEO
* Total latency: 2 frames (from Input 1–3 to Output), 3 frames (from Input 4 to Output)
* Internal Processing: 480/59.94p when set to NTSC, 576/50p when set to PAL
**When "Composite" is set, this scalar is not available.

Dimensions

Processing

Video Processing
4:2:2 (Y/Pb/Pr), 8 bits (Internal Processing : 480/59.94p when set to NTSC, 576/50p when set to PAL)
Audio Processing
Sampling Rate : 24 bits/48 kHz

Input Formats

HDMI Video (VIDEO IN 1–3)
480/59.94p (when set to NTSC)
576/50p (when set to PAL)
HDMI Video (VIDEO IN 4)
480/59.94i, 480/59.94p, 720/59.94p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/59.94p (when set to NTSC)
576/50i, 576/50p, 720/50p, 1080/50i, 1080/50p (when set to PAL)
HDMI Audio (VIDEO IN 1–4)
Linear PCM, 24 bits/48 kHz, 2 ch
RGB/Component (VIDEO IN 4)
640 x 480/60Hz, 800 x 600/60Hz, 1024 x 768/60Hz, 1280 x 768/60Hz, 1280 x 1024/60Hz, 1366 x 768/60Hz, 1400 x 1050/60Hz, 1600 x 1200/60Hz, 1920 x 1200/60Hz
* The refresh rate is the maximum value of each resolution.
* Conforms to VESA DMT Version 1.0 Revision 11.
* 1920 x 1200/60Hz : Reduced blanking
Composite Video NTSC, PAL (VIDEO IN 1–4)
NTSC, PAL

Output Formats

HDMI and RGB/ Component Video (VIDEO OUT)
480/59.94i, 576/50i, 480/59.94p, 576/50p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p
640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1366 x 768, 1400 x 1050, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1200
* The output format of HDMI and RGB/Component is always the same. When an interlaced format is selected, component signal is output from the RGB/COMPONENT connector. When a non-interlaced format is selected, RGB signal is output from the RGB/COMPONENT connector.
* The refresh rates of RGB format is 60 Hz when set to NTSC, 75 Hz when set to PAL (excluding 1600 x 1200 and 1920 x 1200. The refresh rate of these 2 is 75 Hz when set to PAL.)
* RGB formats : Conforms to VESA DMT Version 1.0 Revision 11.
* 1920 x 1200/60Hz : Reduced blanking
HDMI Audio (VIDEO OUT)
Linear PCM, 24 bits/48 kHz, 2 ch
Composite Video (VIDEO OUT)
NTSC, PAL
Preview Video (PVW OUT)
480/59.94p when set to NTSC, 576/50p when set to PAL
Preview Audio (PVW OUT)
Linear PCM, 24 bits/48 kHz, 2 ch
USB Video
720 x 480 when set to NTSC, 720 x 576 when set to PAL, Motion JPEG
USB Audio
Linear PCM, 16 bits/48 kHz, 2 ch

Input Connectors

Video
VIDEO IN 1–4 (HDMI : Type A 19 pins)
VIDEO IN 4 (RGB/Component : HD DB-15 type)
VIDEO IN 1–4 (Composite : RCA phono Type)
Audio
AUDIO IN 1–4 (XLR/TRS combo type, phantom power)
AUDIO IN 5--6 (Stereo RCA phono type)
AUDIO IN 7/8 (Stereo miniature type)
MIC (Internal stereo microphones)
Phantom Power
DC 48V (unloaded maximum), 10 mA (maximum load)
* Current value per channel

Output Connectors

Video
VIDEO OUT (HDMI: Type A 19 pins)
VIDEO OUT (RGB/omponent : HD DB-15 type)
VIDEO OUT (Composite : RCA phono type)
PVW OUT (HDMI: Type A 19 pins)
Audio
AUDIO OUT L,R (Stereo RCA phono type)
AUX OUT L,R (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
PHONES (1/4-inch phone type) (headphones)
PHONES (Stereo miniature type) (headphones)

Other Connectors

MIDI : 5 pins DIN type x 2 (IN, OUT/THRU)
USB : B type x 1 (for streaming and remote control)

Signal Level and Impedance

RGB/Component
Input/Output Signal Level : 1.0 Vp-p (luminance), 0.7 Vp-p (chroma)
Input/Output Impedance : 75 ohms
Composite
Input/Output Signal Level : 1.0 Vp-p
Input/Output Impedance : 75 ohms
XLR/TRS combo type
Input Signal Level : -60–+4 dBu (Maximum: +22 dBu)
Input Impedance : 10 k ohms (GAIN 0–23 dB), 5 k ohms (GAIN 24–64 dB)
1/4-inch/RCA phono type
Input Signal Level : -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu)
Input Impedance : 15 k ohms
Output Signal Level : -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu)
Output Impedance : 1 k ohms
Miniature type
Input Signal Level : -15 dBu (Maximum: +3 dBu)
Input Impedance : 15 k ohms
Headphones
Output Signal Level: 25 mW + 25 mW
Output Impedance : 10 ohms
Display
Graphic Color LCD, 320 x 240 dots, touch panel
Video Effects
Transition : Cut, Mix (3 patterns), Wipe (250 patterns)
VIDEO FX : Strobe, Negative, Colorize, Findedge, Silhouette, Monochrome, Sepia, Emboss, Posterize, Color pass, Multi (11 types)
Composition : Picture in Picture, Split, Quad, Luminance Key, Chroma Key
Others : Output Fade, Freeze

Others

Power Supply
AC Adaptor
Current Draw
2.3 A
Accessories
AC Adaptor, Power Cord, Owner’s Manual

Size and Weight

Width (W)
345 mm13-5/8 inches
Depth (D)
203 mm8 inches
Height (H)
80 mm3-3/16 inches
Weight
2.3 kg5 lbs. 2 oz.

* 0 dBu = 0.775 V rms

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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