VR-1HD System Program (Ver.1.20)

Please check the version of the system working on your VR-1HD before downloading the archive file.

  1. Connect a monitor to the MONITOR (MENU) connector.
    The SETUP MENU appears on the monitor connected to MONITOR (MENU).
  2. Turn on the power to the VR-1HD.
  3. Press [ MENU ] to invoke the MENU screen.
  4. Turn the [ VALUE ] knob to choose SYSTEM, and then press the [ VALUE ] knob.
  5. Turn the [ VALUE ] knob to select VERSION.
    The version information screen appears.
* Don't perform the update if the product is already up-to-date.

[ Ver.1.20 ] JAN 2020
Additional Function
  • "MOTION" was added to the SCENE TRANSITION values.
  • "BLUE 1-3" and "GREEN 1-3" were added to the KEY COLOR values.
    Chroma-key composition is now possible.
  • "Scaling Parameter" settings were added to the KEY values.
  • "KEY SW Parameter" settings were added for INPUT 1-3 and SCENE A-E.
    It is now possible to set KEY to ON or OFF in synchronization with INPUT or SCENE switching.
  • "PbyP (Picture by Picture)" settings were added to SCENE TYPE values.
Bug Fixes
The following bugs were fixed.
  • Minor bugs have been fixed.

[ Ver.1.10 ] MAY 2019
Additional Function
  • Support for remote-control functionality using VR-1HD RCS was added.
Bug Fixes
The following bugs were fixed.
  • Minor bugs have been fixed.

Following items are required to perform the update.
  • VR-1HD itself
  • Computer (Windows or Mac) equipped with a USB port compliant with USB 2.0 or USB 3.0
  • USB cable
    * The update is carried out with the unit and the computer connected via USB.
    Provide a cable suitable for connection to the computer you're using.
  • Video Monitor (equipped with a HDMI input connector)
  • HDMI cable

  • Never apply this update data to any product other than the VR-1HD. This update data may destroy the data or system program of other products.
  • Never power-off your VR-1HD while the update is in progress!
    If a power failure or similar accident occurs during the update process, the VR-1HD won’t be able to start up in normal operating mode. This will require servicing, so you will need to contact Roland service center near you if this occurs.
  • We regret that we are unable to answer questions regarding the update procedure using this system program. Please perform the update responsibly, following the directions given in this document.

Please open/extract the downloaded "" file on your computer to get the update files in the "vr1hd_sys_v120" folder.

  • You must not rename the extracted files.
  • Be very sure never to turn off the power to the VR-1HD while the indicator for any button from SCENE [A] to SCENE [E] is flashing in "red." Doing so creates risk of corrupting the system program or damaging the VR-1HD itself.

Please install the extracted system program files into your VR-1HD according to the following procedure.
  1. Using the USB cable, connect the USB STREAM port on the VR-1HD to the computer.
  2. Hold down the [ MENU ] button and the [ ON AIR ] button and turn on the power.
    * Continue holding down the buttons until the [ BGM ] button flashes in blue.
  3. Open the "VR-1HD" drive folder in your personal computer.
    With Windows
    Within My Computer (or Computer), open "VR-1HD" (or Removable Disk).
    With macOS / OS X
    On the desktop, open the "VR-1HD" icon.
  4. Copy (drag and drop) the "VR-1HD.PRG" in the "vr1hd_sys_v120" folder into the root directory of the "VR-1HD" drive.
  5. After the copy has been completed, unmount or remove the drive on your computer.
    With Windows
    Right-click on the "VR-1HD" icon in My Computer (or the "Removable Disk (*:)" icon) and execute "Eject."
    With macOS
    Drag the "VR-1HD" icon to the Trush icon in the Dock.
  6. Disconnect the USB cable.
    The [ ON AIR ] button flashes.
  7. Press [ ON AIR ] button to start the update process.
    The flashing of the buttons from SCENE [A] to SCENE [E] indicates the progress of the update.
    * Be very sure never to turn off the power to the VR-1HD while the indicator for any button from SCENE [A] to SCENE [E] is flashing in "red."
    * The time that the update requires is approximately 4 minutes 30 seconds.
  8. When the buttons from SCENE [A] to SCENE [E] all light up, the update is complete.
    Turn the VR-1HD power off.
  9. This completes the update operation. The new system program runs at the next startup.
    * Startup time is longer than usual only immediately after the update. Startup requires approximately 1 minute 40 seconds.
  10. Refer to "How to tell the version" and verify that the version has been updated.


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