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Blackmagic MultiView 4 is a multi viewer that lets you monitor 4 completely independent SDI video sources on a single display! Featuring 4 6G-SDI inputs with full re-synchronization, MultiView 4 lets you monitor any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats and frame rates all at the same time. Blackmagic MultiView 4 can output to both 1080 HD and 2160p Ultra HD displays so you connect it to either regular HD or Ultra HD televisions. If you connect an Ultra HD television or monitor, you can take advantage of the extra resolution of Ultra HD and see full resolution 1920 x 1080 HD in each view for incredible sharpness! You can even turn on audio meter overlays, custom labels and more in each view!

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!

 

The easiest multi view you'll ever use!

Blackmagic MultiView 4 has four completely independent 6G-SDI inputs that work with all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p30. Simply connect your sources and you’ll get a standard 2x2 grid view on an HD or Ultra HD television. Using the included Ethernet remote control software, you can turn on audio meters, choose which audio to output, as well as create custom labels, and more! MultiView 4 is compatible with the Teranex Mini Rack Shelf so you can use it on your desktop or rack mount it. You can also add an optional Teranex Mini Smart Panel for front panel control! For the ultimate in broadcast reliability and redundancy, you can power MultiView 4 via the AC connection as well as power over Ethernet!

 

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 of the 6G-SDI inputs. That means 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, 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!

Blackmagic MultiView works with both HD as well as Ultra HD displays, so you get maximum compatibility with your existing HD 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 6G-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

 

Multi Rate 6G-SDI Connections

Supports all of your SD, HD and Ultra HD equipment!

All Blackmagic MultiView models feature multi rate 6G-SDI inputs with full frame re-synchronization and separate loop through outputs, making it compatible with your existing equipment. The SDI inputs automatically detect and re-sync’s SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p30. You also get HDMI 2.0 and 6G-SDI for both HD and Ultra HD output. MultiView 16 also includes a reference input connection and blackburst/tri-level sync for studio installations.

 

Design!

Two great designs to fit any installation!

MultiView 4 is designed to give you compact, portable multi viewing that’s easy to setup and can be used anywhere. Simply plug in your sources, turn it on and you’ll instantly see a quad split view displaying everything! MultiView 16 is designed for larger, more complex setups with lots of video sources where you need more views on the same screen. You get router style front panel controls that include dedicated source buttons, a spin knob and LCD screen for adjusting settings, turning on overlays, and quickly and easily routing any source to any view on the grid!

 

Multi MultiViews

Create customized views with even more sources!

Blackmagic MultiView 4 handles 4 sources in an incredibly compact size, however if you have more, 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 you can combine units together to create your own customized display!

 

Optional Front Panel Controls

Works with Teranex Mini Smart Panels!

Blackmagic MultiView 4 works with the optional Teranex Mini Smart Panel so you can add front panel controls to your MultiView 4! Installation is as simple as swapping the front panel and, once installed, it’s even easier to set up and adjust settings on the fly! The Smart Panel features dedicated buttons, a built in LCD screen and a spin knob so you can turn on custom labels, audio meters, borders, tally and more! You can even adjust settings such as the IP address and output video format right from the front panel

 

Teranex Mini Size

Use all the accessories for Teranex Mini!

MultiView 4 is the same size as Blackmagic Design’s Teranex Mini range of 12G-SDI converters. This means you can use the Teranex Mini Rack Shelf for rack mounting the MultiView 4 and even combine multiple MultiView 4 models on the same rack shelf, or combine with a mix of Teranex Mini converters and MultiViews. The choice is yours! If you are in critical broadcast environments where you need to be able to change settings at any time then you can also add the Teranex Mini Smart Panel. This gives you full access to all MultiView 4 settings in easy to use graphical menus that are simpler and faster to use than the switches on the default panel.

 

External “Router” Control

Supports Videohub router protocol for easy external control!

MultiView 16 emulates a Blackmagic Videohub router so you get full compatibility with all of the external Videohub software and hardware control panels for routing any of the inputs onto any of the monitoring views! Both models can also be controlled via the included software utility on Mac or Windows computers so you can quickly change settings remotely if access to the front panel is restricted! You can even add on screen labels and other settings remotely!

 

 

Connections

SDI Video Inputs

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

SDI Video Outputs

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

SDI Rates

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

SDI Video Multi View Outputs

1 x 10-bit HD-SDI and 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

None

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

RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 for firmware updates and IP address setting.

Blackmagic MultiView 4

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 259MSMPTE 292MSMPTE 296MSMPTE 310MSMPTE 425MSMPTE 425M-B,ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.

Audio Meters

Each view, VU standard.

Source Routing

No

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

None. Supports Teranex Mini Smart Panel which adds menus and 2.2 inch color display.

External Control Panel

None

Display

Optional Teranex Mini Smart Panel with 2.2 inch LCD for menu settings.

Software

Software Control

Multi view software included free for Windows™ and Mac OS X™.

Internal Software Upgrade

Via included updater application.

Operating Systems

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Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,
macOS Sierra or later.

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Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
 

Power Requirements

Power Supply

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

Power Fail Protection

MultiView 4 settings preserved and restored instantly at power on.

Power over Ethernet

Can be powered via 48V DC using PoE+ (power over ethernet)

Power Consumption

16 Watts

Physical Specifications

Blackmagic MultiView 4

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 4

SD card with software and manual

Warranty

3 year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

 

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