AV Mixer & Recorder

Effortless live video production, recording and streaming with the VR-5

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Effortless live video production, recording and streaming with the VR-5

Everything you need in a single device

The VR-5’s “all-in-one” solution greatly simplifies production, recording and streaming of these live events. The VR-5’s innovative design incorporates a video switcher, audio mixer, video playback, recorder, preview monitors and output for web streaming all in a single unit. As a USB Video/Audio class device, web streaming is effortless by simply connecting to a computer running a live streaming service such as USTREAM® and Stickam™, as well as any video call service such as Skype™ and iChat. The reduction in hardware equipment, setup time and connection complexity ensures a worry-free, easy to use solution for any event.

The VR-5 is ideal for school meeting, churches, council meetings, corporate events, live web broadcasting - any live event.

  • - 5-Channel Video Switcher (3 video sources, PC input, video playback)
  • - 2 Mono and 5 Stereo Mixable Audio Channels
  • - Built-in scan converter for PC input
  • - Built-in dual LCD monitors with touch control for easy video source selection
  • - Three video layers for 2 video sources plus DSK (downstream keyer)
  • - MPEG-4 player/recorder
  • - USB video/audio class device for web streaming
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Everything you need in a single device

A world of power in a compact unit
All controllable by a single operator

Connect to a PC via USB

*The world's first USB Video/Audio Class supported AV mixer.
Simply connect like a Web camera to enable easy live streaming.
*Our research at time of printing

Intuitive operation with Dual Touch Monitors

The Program and Preview monitors are operated by touching the screen such as when selecting video sources and PinP position changes. The sound from the sources can be monitored using headphones.

Simple video compositing

In addition to Transition effects, Picture in Picture (PinP) and SPLIT
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 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 12Ch) 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.

VR-5 Image Converter (Win/Mac)
Software for preparing data to be played back from the VR-5 will be available from this website.
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.



Video Format
[Video] NTSC or PAL (ITU601)
[PC-RGB] 640 x 480/120 Hz, 800 x 600/120 Hz, 832 x 624/75 Hz, 1024 x 768/80 Hz, 1152 x 864/80 Hz, 1152 x 870/75 Hz, 1280 x 1024/75 Hz, 1600 x 1200/60 Hz (RGB VH: positive/negative logic)
* VESA DMT Version 1.0 Revision 10 conform.
* The refresh rate is the maximum value of each resolution.
Video Sampling Rate
[Video] 4:2:2 (Y:B-Y:R-Y), 8 bits, 13.5 MHz
Frame Synchronizer
5 systems
Input Level and Impedance
[Video (composite)] 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
[S-video] Luminance signal: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Chrominance signal: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms (NTSC) /0.3 Vp-p, 75 ohms (PAL)
[PC-RGB] 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms (H, V: 5 V TTL)
Output Level and Impedance
[Video (composite)] 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
[S-video] Luminance signal: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Chrominance signal: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms (NTSC) /0.3 Vp-p, 75 ohms (PAL)
[Input] Video (composite): BNC type x 3, S-video: 4-pin mini DIN type x 3,
PC-RGB: D-Sub 15-pin Shrink type x 1
* Inputs 1 to 3; When S-video is simultaneously input to 1 to 3, S-video takes priority
[Output] Video (composite): BNC type x 2, S-video: 4-pin mini DIN type x 2
[Preview Output] Video (composite): BNC type x 1


Internal Processing
Sample Rate: 24-bit/48.0 kHz
Input Level
[AUX AUDIO INPUT] +4 dBu to –62 dBu (variable) Max: +22 dBu
[Channel 1/2/3] –10 dBu Max: +8 dBu [PC AUDIO] –15 dBu Max: +3 dBu
Input Impedance
[AUX AUDIO INPUT] XLR type: 4 k ohms, TRS phone type: 6 k ohms
[Channel 1/2/3 and PC AUDIO] 15 k ohms
Input Connectors
[AUX AUDIO INPUT] XLR-3-31 type (balanced, phantom power), 1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced/unbalanced) * TRS type takes priority
[Channel 1/2/3] RCA phono type [PC AUDIO] Stereo miniature type
Output Level
[AUDIO OUTPUT] –10 Output Level dBu Max: +8 dBu [PHONES] 50 mW + 50 mW
Output Impedance
[AUDIO OUTPUT] XLR type: 600 ohms, TRS phone type: 1 k ohms,
[PHONES] 10 ohms
Output Connectors
[AUDIO OUTPUT] XLR-3-32 type (balanced), RCA phono type
[PHONES] Stereo 1/4 inch phone type


Recording Format
[Format] MP4 (.mp4)
Video Codec: MPEG-4 Visual
Audio Codec: MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3)
Bit Rate
2 Mbps, 4 Mbps, 6 Mbps
SD Memory Card (1 to 2 GByte)
SDHC Memory Card (Max 32 GByte), Class 4 or greater
File System
FAT32 (Max file size of 4 GByte)
Movie Size
[TV Size] NTSC (720 x 480)
PAL (720 x 576)
Max Recording Time
Recorded file is up to 4 GByte.
Bit Rate at 2 Mbps: approximately 4 hours/4 GByte
Bit Rate at 4 Mbps: approximately 2 hours/4 GByte
Bit Rate at 6 Mbps: approximately 80 minutes/4 GByte
Supported Playback
[Video File Format] .MP4, .AVI
Video Codec: MPEG-4 Visual,
Audio Codec: MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3)
[Audio File Format] .WAV, .MP3
[Picture File Format] .BMP, .JPG


HDMI Connector
[Resolution] Setup to NTSC: 480p
Setup to PAL: 576p
USB A Type Connector
For USB Storage device,
For USB Video Stream output (Support UVC/UAC)
USB 2.0 High-Speed
Remote Control Interfaces
MIDI IN: 5-pin DIN type x 1 jack
MIDI OUT/THRU: 5-pin DIN type x 1 jack


Transition Effects
Switcher: Cut, Mix, Hard edge wipe, Soft edge wipe
DSK: Cut, Mix
Video Effects
Luminance key, Chroma key, Picture-in-picture, Split
Power Supply
DC 12 V (AC Adaptor: PSB-7U)
Current Draw
3 A (AC Adaptor: PSB-7U)

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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