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Roland RO-XS1HD Multi-Format Matrix Switcher

code: RO-XS1HD
  • £1,686.50
  • RRP: £1,985.00
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  • Compact Table-Top Matrix Switcher
  • 4 x HDMI Inputs
  • 4 x HDMI Outputs
  • Frame Synchronizer and Scaler on Inputs

Roland RO-XS1HD (XS1HD, ROXS1HD, RO_XS1HD, RO/XS1HD) Multi-Format Matrix Switcher

A versatile and compact switcher with multi-screen output and video compositing. a multi-format matrix switcher with scalers that supports up to full HD.

• A table-top matrix switcher that's the width of a 13" laptop, equipped with four HDMI inputs and outputs

• High-quality 4:4:4/10-bit processing at up to WUXGA/1080p

• Frame synchronizer and scaler on all inputs

• Three operation modes Matrix Mode allow switching of 4 sources to any of 4 outputs

• Switcher Mode allows PinP, key-compositing and dissolve transitions

• Split Mode allows PinP of up to three inset windows

• Built-in eight-channel digital audio mixer handles audio from four HDMI signals and stereo analog input

• Built-in EDID emulator and HDCP-compliant

• Still images can be loaded from a USB flash drive

Live Events

The XS-1HD is ideal for supporting live event productions that involve a variety of video signals. A high quality scaler is provided on each input, allowing for fast setup. At only the width of a 13" laptop computer, the XS-1HD allows realtime operation in even the most space-limited working environments.


The XS-1HD can switch video from up to four sources such as cameras, computers or media players and freely assign them to LCD displays or projectors. A built-in scaler on each input means that the position or zoom can be adjusted even if the video signals being input have different formats. Since an EDID emulator is built-in, the correct resolution will be sent from computers to the switcher. You can instantly change the what is being sent to any display by recalling previously-saved preset memories as the event progresses or when appropriate for the situation.

Stage Events / Conferences

Matrix mode lets you switch to a total of four output destinations, such as a main screen, a secondary screen, a monitor for the presenter and a digital signage for general information. Switcher mode is convenient when the operator requires traditional realtime switching capability with a multiview preview, PinP, key-compositing and dissolve transitions.

Installed Systems

The XS-1HD is ideal for banquet venues, halls, theaters or e-learning studios that use multiple destinations to display video. Complex applications that would otherwise require the integration of video switchers, audio mixers and control panels can be realized using just the XS-1HD. Since settings can be stored, even complex setups can be recalled instantly. The RS-232 control port makes it easy add a third-party control system to the XS-1HD.

Meeting Rooms / Theaters / Churches

The built-in scalers and multiple operation modes make it ideal for use in event spaces since it handles ever changing input source types and resolutions and adapts to different output destination requirements easily. HDCP compliance makes it indispensable when clients want to playback HDCP-protected HDMI signals from sources such as Blu-ray or smartphones. Still images can be loaded from USB and are great for convenient displaying logos.

Online Store

Split mode is ideal for Online Stores that create video content where camera and computer data sources require composition. Since audio can be switched in sync with video transitions, it's easy to combine different types of media from various media playback sources. You can composite up to three PinP screens to engage your audience with a mix of image and video media. For example, you can combine a camera focused on a speaker, a direct feed of your online store and product image overlays.

Panel Layout

Even with its compact footprint, the XS-1HD lets you operate its powerful functions using only the operation panel. Since HDMI input/output and the controls are integrated into a single unit, it can be used in a variety of situations such as on a small desk or podium or on a media cart.

Cross-point Buttons

These buttons select the input channel for each output. The vertical columns correspond to the input and the horizontal rows correspond to the output. Buttons are lite-up white when a video signal is present.

Quick Edit

This function lets you adjust the video or audio from the operation panel without need to access the menu. You can control settings such as the position and scaling of the image, the location of the PinP inset windows and the audio volume.

HDMI Input/output

HDMI connectors allow video and audio (stereo) to be input and output. A scaler and EDID emulator are built-in for each input and HDCP is also supported, allowing for even rights-protected content to be switched.

USB Memory Port

Settings can be backed Upon a USB flash drive. Still images can also be loaded and instantly displayed when needed.

Audio Input/output

Line-level stereo input and output are available and can be mixed with audio that is input via HDMI. Audio embedding and de-embedding are supported, along with audio delay to adjust for lip-sync.

Remote Control

Serial control is enabled. It is possible to cooperate with other switchers and mixers and control from the outside.

Screen Modes

The XS-1HD provides three screen modes for a variety of applications. In addition to the matrix switcher mode, there's a Switcher mode that lets you use PinP or key-compositing, dissolve transitions and provides a multi-view output and a Split mode that can display up to three PinP images.

Matrix Mode

Four input video signals can be individually switched to one of four outputs. Since a scaler is provided for each of the four inputs, you can connect a mix of video devices such as cameras, PCs, media players, Blu-ray discs or smartphones. You can switch between videos by fading-in/out and can adjust desired transition time using the TIME knob.

Switcher Mode

This mode lets you use a cross-dissolve to seamlessly transition between sources or use PinP or key-compositing. A multi-view input preview can be output from HDMI OUT 4 for confirming input sources while operating the unit.

Split Mode

This mode composites multiple videos into a single screen for output. Up to three small screens can be composited into a background video. The position, size and layering order of the inset screens can be individually set. This is useful when it is required show multiple videos simultaneously, such as when recording e-learning content or presentations.


All contained in a compact format, the XS-1HD includes a switcher, scalers and audio mixer in a single unit. Additionally, high-quality image processing allows output to large high-resolution screens, without any degradation of quality.

High-Quality 4:4:4 10-Bit Processing

The XS-1HD uses RGB/YPbPr 4:4:4 10-bit signal processing, ensuring that the quality of the video input sources is maintained to the output display especially with data sources. Video that is switched to a large LED display or projector is output with crisp clarity.

Digital Audio Mixer

This allows the HDMI audio and analog stereo input to be mixed. There's also an "audio follow" function that switches the audio in synchronization with video transitions.

Internal Scalers

Each video input is equipped with a scaler that can be set individually. The incoming video input resolution will automatically be matched to the output resolution. The output video can be zoomed to a maximum of 1000.0% and down to 10.0% in detailed 0.1% steps, allowing the video to be properly scaled for the display

Test Pattern Generator

You can output a test pattern that is convenient for adjusting the video output to a projector or large LED display. A selection of various patterns is provided, including color bars, cross-hatch and ramp. Also included is an animation function that diagonally scrolls the displayed pattern.

EDID Emulator

You can prevent connection problems between video devices by specifying the desired format of EDID. This is convenient in situations such as a banquet or hall, where the computer connected to the XS-1HD is changed throughout the event.



The current setting of the switcher can be saved into one of sixteen memories. Settings can be saved for specific scenes or configurations and be easily recalled when needed.


  • 4:4:4 (Y/Pb/Pr, RGB), 10-Bit
  • 4:2:2 (Y/Pb/Pr), 10-Bit
  • Input Connectors: 4 x HDMI type-A (HDCP Supported)
  • Output Connectors: 4 x HDMI type-A (HDCP Supported)

Supported Formats:

  • 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
  • 800 x 600/60
  • 1024 x 768/60
  • 1280 x 720/60
  • 1280 x 800/60
  • 1366 x 768/60
  • 1280 x 1024/60
  • 1400 x 1050/60
  • 1600 x 1200/60
  • 1920 x 1080/60
  • 1920 x 1200/60 RB


  • Output Mode: Switcher, Split, Matrix
  • Transition: Mix, Cut
  • Composition (Keyer): 2
  • Others: HDCP Supported, Test Pattern Generator

Still Image Support:

  • Internal Memory: x 1
  • Maximum Size: 1920 x 1200 Pixels
  • Format: Windows Bitmap File (.bmp), 24 bpp, Uncompressed


  • Sample Rate: 24-bit/48 kHz

Input Connectors:

  • 4 x HDMI Type A
  • 1 x RCA Stereo

Output Connectors:

  • 4 x HDMI type-A
  • 1 x RCA (stereo pair)
  • 1 x Stereo 1/8" / 3.5 mm (TRS)

Input Level and Impedance:

  • Input Level: -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu)
  • Input Impedance: 15 kOhms

Output Level and Impedance:

  • Output Level: -10 dBu (Maximum: +8 dBu)
  • Phones Level: 72 mW + 72 mW (32 Ohms)
  • Output Impedance: 1 kOhm
  • Phones Impedance: 10 Ohms
  • Audio Formats HDMI: Linear PCM, 24-bit, 48 kHz, 2-channel


  • Mixer: 4-Channel (Delay: Maximum 500 ms, audio follow)
  • Test Tone Generator


  • Connectors:
  • Remote: 1 x RS-232 DB-9 type (Male) (for remote control)
  • USB Memory: 1 x USB type-A
  • Preset Memory: Auto Memory Function: 16


  • Power Supply: AC Adapter
  • Current Draw: 2.1 A
  • Power Consumption: 25 W
  • Temperature (Operating): 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 12.9 x 4.6 x 2.2" / 328.0 x 117.0 x 57.0 mm
  • Weight: 2.6 lb / 1.2 kg

In The Box:

  • Roland XS-1HD Multi-Format Matrix Switcher
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Power Cord
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