Blackmagic Design 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.
Manufacturer part number:
9 338716 002850
Blackmagic MultiView 16 outputs both 1080p HD and native Ultra HD over SDI and HDMI monitors, making it possible to use professional broadcast monitors or the new massive Ultra HD consumer televisions for incredibly sharp, high resolution multi view monitoring that is twice the resolution of traditional HD multi viewers. Customers can choose layouts from 2x2 for 4 sources, 3x3 for 9 sources and 4x4 for 16 sources.
Blackmagic MultiView 16 includes sixteen multi rate 6G-SDI inputs with separate loop thru that are compatible with existing SD, HD and Ultra HD equipment. All 16 inputs feature automatic frame re-synchronization, so each view is like an independent video monitor, regardless of the input standard. That means customers can mix and match up to 16 different video standards all at the same time!
Blackmagic MultiView 16 is the perfect solution when there are lots of video feeds to monitor and limited space. Customers no longer have to connect multiple monitors, dozens of cables or run extra power. Simply plug in cameras, decks, switchers, routers and feeds into the SDI connections on Blackmagic MultiView 16 and they can see everything with amazing clarity and detail on a single Ultra HD display.
Because it works natively in Ultra HD, customers get four times the number of pixels in each view so the video looks sharper and clearer than ever before. Blackmagic MultiView 16 delivers an incredible 4 full resolution 1920 x 1080 HD video sources when running in 2x2 layout, or 16 half resolution 1080 HD videos sources at an amazing 960 x 540 resolution when running in 4x4 layout!
Blackmagic MultiView 16 is easy to use and includes an elegant machined metal front panel with dedicated buttons for quickly selecting any source. Video can be routed to any position on the grid at the push of a button or with the spin knob control, so it works just like a video router. MultiView 16 can also be controlled remotely over a network using the included Mac and Windows software, as well as from Videohub hardware control panels installed throughout a facility. There is also an SDK for custom broadcast integrations.
“Using MultiView 16 is like having 16 independent broadcast monitors on a single display,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “Facilities that don’t even care about working in Ultra HD can still get a huge benefit as when using an Ultra HD monitor connected to it, they get twice the resolution of regular 1080 HD inputs for twice the image clarity. That’s really critical when monitoring camera feeds where you want to check focus. Being able to view up to 16 mixed format sources on a single screen all at the same time, in such amazing quality and with incredible detail is mind blowing!”
Blackmagic MultiView 16 Key Features
- Worlds first multi view to allow the use of Ultra HD television for twice the image sharpness.
- Display up to 16 SDI sources on a single HD or Ultra HD display via SDI or HDMI.
- 16 multi rate 6G-SDI inputs with loop thru, compatible with all SD, HD and Ultra HD equipment.
- Automatic frame re-synchronization allows simultaneous display of mixed SD, HD and Ultra HD formats.
- Choose from solo, 2x2, 3x3 or 4x4 grid views.
- Supported output resolutions: 1920 x 1080 and 3840 x 2160.
- Easy to use front panel controls with dedicated source buttons, LCD screen and spin knob control.
- Durable elegant machined metal portable 1RU design with professional connections for 24/7 reliability.
- Built in 90V - 240V AC international power supply for use anywhere in the world.
- Remote control via Ethernet using the included Mac and Windows software.
- Remote control via Ethernet using Blackmagic Videohub hardware control panels.
- SDK available for custom integrations.
Blackmagic MultiView 16
SDI Video Input
16 x 10-bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 6G-SDI.
SDI Video Loop Output
16 x 10-bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 6G-SDI.
Multi View Outputs
4 x SDI plus 1 x HDMI (2 x HD, 2 x 6G-SDI, 1 x HDMI), able to be used concurrently.
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.
Black burst and Tri-level 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.
USB or Ethernet.
16 buttons for local control of MultiView 16. 5 buttons and scroll wheel for control of LCD display or RJ45 Ethernet.
Via front panel LCD or use either RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 for firmware updates and IP address setting.
1 x input for configuring layouts.
On all SDI outputs, auto switching between standard definition, high definition or 6G-SDI video.
SD Format Support
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC.
HD Format Support
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60.
2K Format Support
2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080p24, 2048 x 1080p25, 2048 x 1080PsF23.98, 2048 x 1080PsF24, 2048 x 1080PsF25.
4K Format Support
3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p30, 4096 x 2160p24.
SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 310M, SMPTE 425M-B, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
SDI Video Rates
SDI video inputs are switchable between standard definition, high definition and 4K. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and 6G-SDI.
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.
Built-in 1.5” LCD for menu settings.
Multi view software included free for Windows™ and Mac OS X™.
Internal Software Upgrade
Via included updater application.
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks,
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.
Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Power Fail Protection
MultiView 16 settings preserved and restored instantly at power on.
IEC power cable required. 90 - 240V AC input.
0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
0% to 90% non-condensing
Blackmagic MultiView 16
12 month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.