Roland XS-1HD Compact Matrix HDMI Switcher hero
VideoGuys Part # (SKU): XS1HD
MFR Part # (MPN): XS-1HD
A versatile and compact switcher with multi-screen output and video composting. A multi-format matrix switcher with scalers that supports up to full HD.
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  • Table-top matrix switcher that's the width of a 13” laptop, equipped with four HDMI inputs & outputs
  • High-quality 4:4:4/10-bit processing at up to WUXGA/1080p
  • Frame synchronizer & scaler on all inputs
  • 3 operation modes Matrix Mode allow switching of 4 sources to any of 4 outputs
  • Switcher Mode allows PinP, key-compositing, & 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 & stereo analog input
  • Built-in EDID emulator, & HDCP-compliant
  • Still images can be loaded from a USB flash drive

XS-1HD lets you operate its powerful functions using only the operation panel. Since HDMI input/output & 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.

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

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 & scaling of the image, the location of the PinP inset windows, & the audio volume.

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

Settings can be backed up on a USB flash drive. Still images can also be loaded, & instantly displayed when needed.

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

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


    4 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 & can adjust desired transition time using the TIME knob.
    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.*1 If you're not using PinP or key-compositing, you can use an AUX bus to output a separate video signal to a confidence monitor or other destination.
    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 & 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, & 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 & 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% & 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, &  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.
  • Memories
    The current setting of the switcher can be saved into one of sixteen memories. Settings can be saved for specific scenes or configurations, & be easily recalled when needed.



Processing 4:4:4 (Y/Pb/Pr, RGB) /10 bits
4:2:2 (Y/Pb/Pr) /10 bits
Input Connectors HDMI : HDMI type A x 4 (HDMI INPUT 1--4)
*HDCP Supported
Output Connectors HDMI : HDMI type A x 4 (HDMI OUTPUT 1--4)
*HDCP Supported
Formats 480/59.94i (*1), 576/50i (*1), 480/59.94p (*1), 576/50p (*1), 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 800 x 600/60 (*1)(*2), 1024 x 768/60 (*2), 1280 x 720/60 (*2), 1280 x 800/60 (*2), 1366 x 768/60 (*2), 1280 x 1024/60 (*2), 1400 x 1050/60 (*2), 1600 x 1200/60, 1920 x 1080/60, 1920 x 1200/60 RB
*Conforms to CEA-861-E,VESA DMT Version 1.0 Revision 11
*Frame rate is 59.94 Hz (NTSC) or 50 Hz (PAL).
(*1) Input only.
(*2) Output refresh rate is 75 Hz when frame rate is set to 50 Hz.
Effects Output Mode : Switcher, Split, Matrix
Transition : Mix, Cut (*3)
Composition (Keyer) : 2 (*3)
Others : HDCP Supported, Test Pattern Generator.
(*3) These effects depends on Output Mode.
Still Image Internal Memory : 1
Maximum Size : 1920 x 1200 pixels
Format : Windows Bitmap File (.bmp) 24 bit per pixel, uncompressed




Sampling Rate 24 bits/48 kHz
Input Connectors HDMI : HDMI type A x 4
AUDIO INPUT : RCA pin type
Output Connectors HDMI : HDMI type A x 4
PHONES : Stereo mini type
Input Level AUDIO INPUT : -10 dBu (Maximum : +8 dBu)
Input Impedance AUDIO INPUT : 15 k ohms
Output Level AUDIO OUTPUT : -10 dBu (Maximum : +8 dBu)
PHONES : 72 mW + 72 mW (32 ohms)
Output Impedance AUDIO OUTPUT : 1 k ohm
PHONES : 10 ohms
Formats HDMI : Linear PCM, 24 bits, 48 kHz, 2 ch
Processing Mixer : 4 ch (Delay : Maximum 500 ms, Audio Follow)
Test Tone Generator




External Connectors REMOTE : RS-232 DB-9 type (Male) x 1 *for Remote Control
USB MEMORY : USB A type x 1 (USB Memory)
Preset Memory 16
*Auto Memory Function
Power Supply AC Adaptor
Current Draw 2.1 A
Power Consumption 25 W
Operation Temperature +0 to +40 degrees Celsius
+32 to +104 degrees Fahrenheit
Dimensions 328 (W) x 117 (D) x 57 (H) mm
12-15/16 (W) x 4-5/8 (D) x 2-1/4 (H) inches
Weight 1.2 kg
2 lbs 11 oz
Accessories Owner's Manual
AC adaptor
Power cord
Notes * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

Roland XS-1HD Compact Matrix HDMI Switcher

  • Owner's Manual
  • AC adaptor
  • Power cord