Roland Releases New Mac Conversion Utility for VR-5 AV Mixer
Posted May 20, 2011

Roland Systems Group (RSG) has released a Mac image converter utility for the popular VR-5 AV Mixer. This newly released software allows users to convert still images, video and audio into and from the format used by the VR-5’s internal SD card-based player and recorder.

The Roland VR-5 is a fully integrated audio mixer, video switcher with built-in recorder/player for live production and web streaming. This unique product combines the power of Roland’s audio and video technology into one unit. Current formats supported in the VR-5 Conversion software include .avi, .mpg, .wvm, .mp4, .dv, .mov with resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 pixels. Still image conversion support includes .bmp, .jpg, .png with file sizes up to 6400 x 4800 pixels. Audio formats supported for conversion include .wav, .aiff, .mp3 with sampling rates of 44.1 kHz, and 48 kHz.

The VR-5 Image Converter for Mac is available for download at: http://www.rolandsystemsgroup.com/vr5 under the Download tab. A VR-5 Image Converter for Windows update is schedule to released at the end of May, which includes the export function to convert recorded files to a number of different formats for playback on a variety of devices.

More About the VR-5 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®, Livestream and worshipstream.com to name a few. 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 schools, churches, council meetings, corporate events, sports, and live web broadcasting.

Roland Systems Group U.S. (RSG) supplies the commercial and performance audio/video industries with application specific equipment from the ROLAND professional audio and video product lines. These product lines address applications for houses of worship, studios, clubs/casinos, theaters/performing arts centers, production houses and rental and staging companies. Roland Systems Group U.S is headquartered in Bellingham, Washington and is a member of the worldwide group of Roland companies. For more information, visit http://www.rolandsystemsgroup.com or call 800.380.2580.