Blackmagic Design MultiView 16
Now you can monitor multiple SDI sources 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!
Monitor 16 sources at once in Ultra HD or HD!
Simultaneously view up to 16 independent 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!
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!
Three great designs to fit any installation!
The tough metal mini converter style design of MultiView 4 HD makes it perfect for use on the road or in tough broadcast environments. Simply plug in your sources and start monitoring! The MultiView 4 works with HD or Ultra HD and features a Teranex Mini style design which means you can use it rack mounted or on a desktop. You can add an optional front panel or use Ethernet for more control options. MultiView 16 is designed for larger setups in which you need to view more sources on the same screen. You get router style front panel controls, a spin knob and LCD screen that make it fast to adjust settings, add overlays, and quickly route any source to any view on the grid!
Create customized views with even more sources!
Blackmagic MultiView 4 handles 4 sources in an incredibly compact size, however if you have more sources, you can combine multiple MultiViews together to create customized displays! Simply daisy chain two together by connecting the output of one MultiView 4 to one of the inputs on another. That means you can now monitor seven sources at once, all on the same display! There’s no limit to how many units you can combine together to create your own customized display!
Blackmagic MultiView 16
Monitor up to 16 SDI sources using an Ultra HD monitor or television so you get twice the resolution per view! Monitor from SD, HD or Ultra HD-SDI sources in any combination, in any order! Features full frame re-sync on each input.
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 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-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.
Via front panel LCD or use either RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 for firmware updates and IP address setting.
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
Ultra HD Video Standards
2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30
4K Video Standards
4K DCI 24p
SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 425M-B, ITU‑R BT.656 and ITU‑R BT.601.
Each view, VU standard.
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 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.
RJ9 for external control.
MultiView software included free for Windows™ and Mac™
Internal Software Upgrade
Via included updater application.
Mac 10.11 El Capitan,
Mac 10.12 Sierra or later.
Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
1 rack unit size. Less than 6 inch deep.
IEC power cable required.,90 - 240V AC input.
Power Fail Protection
MultiView 16 settings preserved and restored instantly at power on.