Nearly all modern cameras and digital video devices use HDMI, the most common AV connector on the planet. The V-8HD seamlessly mixes eight HDMI sources with Full HD support, even when the sources have mismatched frame rates and color spaces. And with the built-in scalers on two of the HDMI inputs, you can easily interface with client-provided sources like computers, tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles, and legacy 4:3 devices.
The Power of More
Creative professionals need more video inputs for layered graphics and visual effects, and business professionals often need multiple backup video sources. Having the ability to meet all these needs brings satisfied clients and greater audience engagement. With the V-8HD’s generous number of HDMI inputs and outputs, you’re able to offer clients a vast amount of creative freedom—without increasing the budget.
Set Up Layers, Effects, and Keys
Video effects, layers, and graphics add polish and excitement to any production. With the V-8HD’s five composition layers, you’ll always keep audiences engaged with visually appealing content. Prepare the content according to client specifications and separate it into layers:
Layer 1 and 2: Start by creating a basic background setup for mixing between two sources.
Layer 3 and 4: Drop in two picture-in-picture layers with chroma and luminance effects.
Layer 5: Add one downstream keyer layer with chroma, luminance, and [Version 2.0] alpha effects or external fill and key inputs.
Ultra-Mobile, Lightweight, and Efficient
The AV production table is the last thing on an event organizer’s mind. Thanks to its compact footprint, the V-8HD fits effortlessly into any live production environment, even when you have to deal with minimal setup space. And it only weighs around 4 lb./2 kg, making it easy to carry in a backpack or luggage. With its solid T-bar fader and robust hands-on controls, eight HDMI inputs, 18-channel audio mixer, and support for external battery power, the streamlined V-8HD is the most versatile and efficient HDMI switcher available.
Instant Recall with Memories and Macros
With the V-8HD, storing and recalling unique looks requires only a few button presses.
- The 24 preset memories and powerful composition effects engine work together to provide a completely seamless load between different looks, including synchronizing the transition of all effect layers on and off at the Program output.
- [Version 2.0] The 100 macros go even deeper, allowing you to build and trigger complex action lists that include switching, DSK on/off, audio mixing adjustments, and much more.
Our free remote control software for iPad further enhances this workflow, providing a large graphical interface for setting up and previewing actions before you take them live.