Live Streaming and Virtual Classrooms
Using the Roland VR-6HD All-in-One Streaming Mixer
Roland were recently inviteed to TAFE NSW to deliver a live stream on ‘Synthesis’, to multiple campuses throughout the state.
For the stream, we wanted to use four cameras and two computer sources. For audio, we had a lavier mic for the presenter, and room mics for Q & A. There were also three line outputs from the synthesisers.
Typically, compiling all of this gear into a seamless stream would involve a fair bit of gear. Fortunately, we had the VR-6HD all-in-one vision switcher, audio mixer and streaming device.
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About the VR-6HD
The Roland VR-6HD All-in-One Streaming Mixer, designed to transform your live streaming experience. This user-friendly device combines a video switcher, audio mixer, and USB audio/video interface, making professional-grade audio and video mixing effortless.
Integrate multiple cameras, audio sources, and media files to create dynamic and immersive live streams. Engage your students with high-quality content, whether it’s live lectures, virtual seminars, or interactive workshops.
Watch the video below and hear what Steve Bull, the Industry Innovation Specialist, and Dan Silk, the Music Technical Director had to say about the event.
Seamless Audio and Video Integration + Recording!
The VR-6HD’s intuitive interface, featuring a large touch screen, allows for easy camera switching, real-time effects, and precise audio mixing. Enhance your streams with auto-mixing, scene transitions, and customizable visual effects, creating a polished and captivating learning experience.
Not just for live streaming, the VR-6HD offers versatile recording options. Capture your lessons to an SD card or USB drive, allowing students to access the content at their convenience. Simultaneously stream and record for convenient archiving and post-production editing, maximising the value of your educational materials.
Unlock endless possibilities and captivate your students with professional-grade audio and video production.
Everything You Need!
The Powerful VR-6HD Features Explained
🎥 Ultra-Compact Audio/Video Mixer with Direct Streaming Encoders:
The VR-6HD’s compact design houses an impressive audio/video mixer and direct streaming encoders. This all-in-one solution allows educators to seamlessly mix audio and video sources and stream directly to their virtual classrooms without the need for additional equipment.
🎬 Powerful Live Production Automation:
Streamline your educational productions with powerful automation features. The VR-6HD offers sequencing, macros, and scene memories, empowering educators to create seamless transitions, manage multiple content sources, and deliver professional-quality virtual lessons effortlessly.
🔴 Built-in Streaming Encoders:
Engage students in real-time with the VR-6HD’s built-in streaming encoders. Transmit two livestreams simultaneously at up to 1080p/60 FPS, ensuring that every student can participate and learn from anywhere, anytime.
📼 Record Streams Directly to SDXC Card:
Capture and preserve your educational streams for future reference, revision, and distribution. The VR-6HD enables educators to record their lessons directly to an SDXC card, creating a valuable resource library for students to revisit at their own pace.
🖥️ Six 1080p HDMI Inputs with Real-Time Scalability:
Bring your educational content to life with the VR-6HD’s six 1080p HDMI inputs. Seamlessly connect multiple cameras, computers, and multimedia devices, and dynamically scale and adapt their video outputs in real-time for optimal viewing experiences.
🎵 Audio Player Function:
Bring your virtual lessons to life with the VR-6HD’s Audio Player function. Utilize the six trigger pads and onboard storage to incorporate background music, sound effects, or pre-recorded audio segments, creating an immersive and engaging learning experience.
🎞️ Five-Layer Video Effects Engine:
Enhance your virtual lessons with captivating visuals using the VR-6HD’s five-layer video effects engine. Add overlays, graphics, and picture-in-picture effects to emphasize key concepts, engage students, and create an immersive learning environment.
🔌 Multiple Outputs for Versatile Connectivity:
Connect and share your educational content with ease using the VR-6HD’s multiple output options. With three HDMI outputs, a USB-C streaming output, and a dedicated direct streaming output, educators can effortlessly deliver their lessons to various platforms and devices.
🎚️ 28-Channel Digital Audio Mixer:
Ensure crystal-clear audio in your virtual classrooms with the VR-6HD’s 28-channel digital audio mixer. Utilize advanced effects and processing capabilities to deliver high-quality sound that keeps students engaged and focused on the lesson.
🖼️ 16-Slot Still Store Function:
Enrich your educational streams with visual aids using the VR-6HD’s 16-slot still store function. Capture screenshots or upload images in BMP, JPEG, and PNG formats to present diagrams, charts, and other visual content, enhancing student understanding and retention.
📷 PTZ Camera Control:
Effortlessly control up to six PTZ cameras with support for multiple brands and mixed protocols. Whether you need to switch between different camera angles or focus on specific elements of your lessons, the VR-6HD provides flexible camera control options for educational environments.
📺 4.3-Inch Touch Screen:
Navigate through the VR-6HD’s features effortlessly using the intuitive 4.3-inch touch screen.