Powerful, portable, and simple to operate, the SR-20HD Direct Streaming AV Mixer makes it easy to manage the modern livestreaming requirements of your business or organization. No computer is required, and everything needed to switch and stream is integrated into a single unit that anyone can use with minimal training. When consistency, dependability, and network security are top priorities, the SR-20HD delivers professional results every time.
The SR-20HD is designed to make everyone successful with livestream operation and management, regardless of experience. It combines an easy-to-use video switcher, audio mixer, preview screen, recorder/player, and streaming encoder in one unit, simplifying the process and reducing points of failure.
Using the two HDMI inputs, you can connect common video sources such as cameras, smartphones, tablets, and computers running presentation software. There’s also a USB video input for a Roland UVC device or compatible webcam. In addition, a wide range of audio inputs are available for mics, music players, electronic musical instruments, and more. Once everything is plugged in, simply connect to your network router and begin livestreaming with team members, clients, or students on Facebook, YouTube Live, Twitch, or by RTMP to your CDN.
Packed with advanced Roland A/V technologies, the SR-20HD reduces the need for technical support and experienced staff members. Automatic functions run in the background to eliminate dropped streams and help protect your organization from broadcasting inappropriate content. And since all streaming tasks are handled within the SR-20HD, there’s no risk of malware and other issues that come with computer-based streaming on your enterprise network.
The SR-20HD’s onboard recorder lets you capture H.264 MP4 video* to an SDXC card for later editing or uploading to YouTube or enterprise intranets. In addition, stereo WAV audio can be captured independently for podcasts and other audio-driven media. It’s also possible to access video clips, images, and audio files stored on the SDXC card to bring higher production values to your presentations.**
*The recording bitrate is the same as the livestream encoding bitrate.
**SDXC video playback is only available when streaming in Standard mode.
The SR-20HD covers the divergent audio needs of single presenters, conference panels, and even music performances. Inputs for up to four professional XLR microphones, line-level signals, and a headset mic provide multiple ways to connect all common analogue sources. You can also mix in digital audio from HDMI and USB sources, plus audio from videos and music files stored on an SDXC card. Make quick volume level adjustments for individual sources using the dedicated faders and knobs, and go deeper with EQ and dynamics processing via the preview display and F1–F4 encoders. You also have five user-assignable function buttons to speed up your workflow, providing quick access to Auto Mixing, audio/video playback, F1–F4 functions, and more.
With a variety of powerful tools, you can automate video switching and audio mixing tasks to ease your workload. This is particularly helpful when you’re also a presenter, allowing you stay focused on delivering your message to the audience.
With Scenes in the SR-20HD, it’s easy to bring pro production values to your livestreams by executing complex switching functions all at once. Set up and store five preset arrangements of layered sources and display them in customizable inset windows. Then use the dedicated Scene buttons to switch between them and keep the audience engaged during the broadcast.
The SR-20HD’s Standard mode supports 1080p resolution at 30 FPS, which provides excellent quality for most livestreaming applications. But if you’re broadcasting live sports or other events with quick movement, you can select High Quality mode to increase the frame rate to 60 FPS and reduce motion blur.
Note: The SR-20HD’s USB video input and SDXC card functions are disabled in High-Quality mode.
If you ever have the need to connect more sources, you can expand your possibilities with a Roland USB video class (UVC) device. A variety of Roland A/V products are supported, allowing you to send high-quality, uncompressed video and audio to the SR-20HD’s USB video input.* Some USB webcams and other third-party devices that support uncompressed UVC output may also be compatible.
*USB video input is only available when streaming in Standard mode.