Blackmagic MultiView 16

Blackmagic MultiView 16

Monitor up to 16 different SD, HD or Ultra HD sources on a single Ultra HD display at twice the resolution per view.

Model/Product no.: BM-HDL-MULTIP6G/16
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Blackmagic MultiView

Now you can monitor multiple SDIsources on an HD or Ultra HD display or TV!

Blackmagic MultiViews are the world’s first native Ultra HD multi viewers that let you monitor completely independent SDI video sources on a single HD or Ultra HD display! With full frame re‑synchronization on every input, you can monitor any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD formats and frame rates all at the same time, on the same display. When used with an Ultra HD television, the quad split view gives you four full resolution 1080 HD monitors on a single screen! You also get on screen audio meters, custom view labels and much more!

MultiView 16

Simultaneously view up to 16independent SD, HD and Ultra HD sources!

MultiView 16 is perfect for larger installations because it has 16 independent 6G-SDI inputs so you can connect any combination of SD, HD or Ultra HD sources and monitor them all simultaneously on a single display! Router style controls on the front panel, along with the LCD and spin knob, let you adjust settings, route sources to different views, add overlays and more. Output can be set to a 2x2, 3x3 or 4x4 grid, and you can even SOLO any source full screen!

Studio or Live Use!

Multi source monitoring designed for broadcasters

Multi view monitoring is perfect for massive control rooms with lots of incoming feeds, for live multi camera production or for use on location and in tight spaces that don’t have room for multiple monitors. With Blackmagic MultiViews you don’t need to connect multiple monitors, dozens of cables or run extra power to see all of your video sources! Simply plug your cameras, decks, switchers and routers into the SDI connections to see everything with amazing clarity and detail on a single HD or Ultra HD monitor!

Independent Monitoring

Mix any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD sources

Each view on a Blackmagic MultiView works as a completely independent video monitor. You get full frame re‑synchronization on all SDI inputs, which means that they can be any video standard and frame rate, and each input is completely independent of the others. You can mix any combination of referenced or non-referenced NTSC, PAL, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and Ultra HD up to 2160p30 on some models, all on the same display at the same time! It's like getting 4 or 16 independent monitors in one!

 

High Resolution Monitoring

The world’s highest resolution multi viewer!

All Blackmagic MultiView models work with HD displays, while the 6G-SDI models also work with Ultra HD displays, so you get maximum compatibility with your existing equipment. That means you can use regular HD displays but you also have the choice to use an Ultra HD monitor for incredible sharpness! Ultra HD has four times the number of pixels of regular HD, so your video will look sharper and clearer than ever before! What this means is when displaying the 2x2 view on an Ultra HD monitor, each view is a full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution with no scaling! MultiView includes both SDI and HDMI outputs so you can connect to televisions, video projectors, broadcast monitors and more!

Advanced Monitoring Tools

Custom labels, tally, audio meters and more!

Blackmagic MultiViews feature advanced monitoring tools that can be displayed with your video. You get custom labels, audio meters, tally indicators and more! You can also choose which audio source is routed to the video output. The on screen source labels have a subtle, elegant design and resize proportionally based on the selected layout. In addition, you get anamorphic support in standard definition so you can view 16 x 9 anamorphic video sources in widescreen.

Connections

SDI Video Inputs

16 x 10-bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 6G-SDI.

SDI Video Outputs

16 x 10-bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 6G-SDI.

SDI Rates

270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G.

SDI Video Multi View Outputs

2 x 10-bit HD-SDI, 2 x 10 bit 6G-SDI.

HDMI Video Multi View Outputs

1 x HDMI type A connector. Output supports EDID of the monitor.

SDI Reclocking

On all SDI outputs, auto switching between standard definition, high definition or 6G‑SDI video.

Reference Input

Black Burst and Tri-Sync for SD, HD and 4K.

Multi Rate Support

Auto detection of SD, HD or 6G-SDI. Simultaneous viewing of 4K, HD and SD video.

Updates

USB 2.0 high speed (480Mb/s) interface or via Ethernet.

Configuration

Via front panel LCD or use either RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 for firmware updates and IP address setting.

Blackmagic MultiView 16

Standards

SD Video Standards

525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL

HD Video Standards

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60 
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60 
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30 
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

2K Video Standards

2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p 
2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25PsF

Ultra HD Video Standards

2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30

4K Video Standards

4K DCI 24p

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 425M-B, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.

Audio Meters

Each view, VU standard.

Source Routing

Yes

SDI Video Sampling

4:2:2 and 4:4:4.

SDI Audio Sampling

Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24-bit.

SDI Color Precision

10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4.

SDI Color Space

YUV or RGB for inputs, YUV for outputs.

SDI Auto Switching

Automatically selects between SD-SDI, HD-SDI, and 6G-SDI on each input so that each input can be running a different television standard.

SDI Metadata Support

Video payload identification ancillary data as per SMPTE 352M.

Control

Built in Control Panel

16 buttons for local control of source routing with 5 buttons and scroll wheel for menu control. 2.2 inch color display.

External Control Panel

Includes Blackmagic Videohub software control panel for Mac OS and Windows for routing sources to views. Supports Blackmagic Smart Control and Blackmagic Master Control hardware panels. Includes Blackmagic Videohub SDK and Ethernet Videohub Control Protocol.

RS-422 Control

RJ9 for external control.

Display

Built in 1.5 inch LCD for menu settings.

Software

Software Control

MultiView software included free for Windows™ and Mac™

Internal Software Upgrade

Via included updater application.

Operating Systems

Mac icon

Mac 10.11 El Capitan, 
Mac 10.12 Sierra or later.

Windows Icon

Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
 

Physical Installation

1 rack unit size. Less than 6 inch deep.

Power Requirements

Power Supply

IEC power cable required. 
90 - 240V AC input.

Power Fail Protection

MultiView 16 settings preserved and restored instantly at power on.

Power Consumption

45 Watts

Physical Specifications

Blackmagic MultiView 16

Environmental Specifications

Operating temperature

0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

Storage temperature

-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing

What's Included

Blackmagic MultiView 16

SD card with software and manual

Warranty

12 month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

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