VC-30HD

AUDIO/VIDEO CONVERTER FOR WEBSTREAMING AND CAPTURE/ARCHIVING

The VC-30HD is a multi-input video converter and encoding device that accepts HDMI, Component, composite, S-Video, Firewire, and analog or digital audio via RCA, XLR, and AES-EBU. The VC-30HD can be selected to convert to DV, HDV, or MPEG-2 formats. The VC-30HD combines audio and video sources together and encodes to two Firewire streams and a USB audio/video device – all simultaneously. This is ideal and convenient for archiving to multiple devices like Blu-ray or HDV deck while at the same time webstreaming through a video streaming service on a computer.

Description

FEATURE

  • Audio and video capture device for NLE’s
  • Simultaneous USB and two Firewire outputs
  • Webstream and archive to Blu-ray at the same time with redundancy
  • Live event video streaming & recording applications
  • Converts uncompressed analog/digital video to MPEG-2 TS/HDV/DV
  • Enables audio embedding with both analog and digital audio
  • Set bit rate from 2 to 50Mbps as well as audio delay using included PC/Mac utility
  • Encoded video/audio can be simultaneously output via IEEE1394 and USB2.0

Input / Output Diagram

Dedicated software for the VC-30HD enables control of various parameters such as bit rate of MPEG-2 TS(HD: 50/35/8 Mbps, SD: 12/9/2 Mbps) and audio delay.
*1: USB output does not support embedded audio signal from IEEE1394 or control of audio volume.
*2: USB output supports bit rate up to 25Mbps.
*3: Mac does not have drivers to support HDV/DV/MPEG2-TS via USB.
*4: Audio and Timecode can be embedded in the IEEE1394 video output.
*5: Windows USB support for HDV format has become very limited and dated so should be avoided.

Built-in Audio Delay Setting

The VC-30HD has appropriate compensation built-in so audio and video are in sync from the USB or firewire ports with the delay setting at 0. However, depending on the total signal flow from all connected devices and/or the encoding/streaming software being used, audio may not always be in sync. The audio delay setting in the VC-30HD is there to compensate for whatever may be happening outside the unit. Set the delay as required by watching the final encoded stream. Use a clapper or a percussive device to clearly match the sound to the video image. The VC-30HD allows up to 30 frames of delay compensation (1 second) in increments of 0.1 frames (3.3msec) – enabling the perfect lip sync.

Awards

WFX 2011 Winner Best Overall New Media Product: VC-30HD.
New Product Technology Awards, presented by Church Production Magazine, Worship Facilities Magazine, and Worship Facility Designer, is the most comprehensive Audio, Video, Lighting, and New Media product awards in the house of worship market. These products are recognized for their innovation and application for churches of all sizes and styles.

See all Roland Systems Group awards and nominations on our Awards Page.

CODEC TYPE

HDV

Video Format: MPEG-2 Video, 8 bits, 4:2:0
1440 x 1080 / 59.94i / 50i / 23.98p (25 Mbps)
1280 x 720 / 59.94p / 50p (18.3 Mbps)
720 x 480 / 59.94p, 720 x 576 / 50p (18 Mbps)
Audio Format: MPEG-1 Audio Layer2, 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 ch (384 kbps)


DV

Video Format: 720 x 480 / 59.94i, 720 x 576 / 50i
Audio Format: Linear PCM, 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 ch


MPEG-2

Video Format: MPEG-2 Video, 8 bits, 4:2:0
1920 x 1080 / 59.94i / 50i / 23.98p (25 Mbps) – Default Setup
1280 x 720 / 59.94p / 50p (25 Mbps)
720 x 480 / 59.94p, 720 x 576 / 50p (25 Mbps)
720 x 480 / 59.94i, 720 x 576 / 50i (6 Mbps)
Audio Format: MPEG-1 Audio Layer2, 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2ch (384 kbps)
Bit Rate Presets: 25 Mbps, 35 Mbps, 50 Mbps, 8 Mbps, 12 Mbps, 18 Mbps
(selectable using VC-30HD RCS utility)


INPUT

HDMI

Connector Type: Type A (19 pins) x 1
Video Format: 1920 x 1080 / 59.94i / 50i, 1280 x 720 / 59.94p / 50p
720 x 480 / 59.94p, 720 x 576 / 50p,
720 (1440) x 480 / 59.94i, 720 (1440) x 576 / 50i
Audio Format: Linear PCM, 16 to 24 bit, 32 to 48 kHz, 2 ch


Component

Connectors Type: Y / Pb / Pr (BNC type) x 1
Video Format: 1920 x 1080 / 59.94i / 50i / 23.98PsF
1280 x 720 / 59.94p / 50p, 720 x 480 / 59.94p
720 x 576 / 50p, 720 x 480 / 59.94i, 720 x 576 / 50i
Input Level: 1.0 Vp-p (Luminance), 0.7 Vp-p (Chrominance)
Impedance: 75 ohms


Composite

Connector Type: BNC type x 1 (Combined use with Component Y Connector)
Video Format: NTSC, PAL, Input Level: 1.0 Vp-p, Impedance: 75 ohms


S-Video

Connector Type: 4-pin mini DIN type x 1
Video Format: NTSC, PAL
Input Level: 1.0 Vp-p (Luminance), 0.286 Vp-p (NTSC Chrominance), 0.3 Vp-p (PAL Chrominance)
Impedance: 75 ohms


i.LINK (Front)

Connector Type: 6-pin type (S100) x 1
Signal Format: HDV, DV (IEC61883-2), MPEG-2 TS (IEC61883-4)
Maximum Bit Rate: 50 Mbps


Audio (Front)

Connectors Type: RCA phono type x 1 pair (L/R)
Input Level: –20 to –6 dBu, Impedance: 35 k ohms


Audio (Rear)

Connectors Type: XLR type (balanced) x 1 pair (L/R)
Input Level: –8 to +10 dBu, Impedance: 14 k ohms


Digital Audio

Connector Type: XLR type x 1 (Combined use with Audio Rear R ch Connector)
Signal Format: AES3, 16 to 24 bits, 32 to 48 kHz, 2 ch
Impedance: 110 ohms


Timecode

Connector Type: XLR type x 1 (Combined use with Audio Rear L ch Connector)
Signal Format: SMPTE 12M LTC, Input Level: 0.5 to 18 Vp-p
Impedance: 14 k ohms


OUTPUT

i.LINK (Rear)

Connector Type: 6-pin type (S100) x 1
Signal Format: HDV, DV (IEC61883-2), MPEG-2 TS (IEC61883-4)
Maximum Bit Rate: 50 Mbps


USB

Connector Type: USB Type B (Hi-Speed USB) x 1
Signal Format: USB Video (DV, MPEG-2 TS), USB Audio (Audio, MIDI)
Maximum Bit Rate: 25 Mbps (signal is not output if set to 35 or 50 Mbps)


SIZE AND WEIGHT

Width

146 mm (5-3/4 inches)


Depth

210 mm (8-5/16 inches)


Height

47 mm (1-7/8 inches)


Weight

900 g (2 lbs.)


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