All Blackmagic MultiView models are designed to be durable and rugged enough for use out in the field or back in the studio, and are built for 24/7 dependability! Choose from the compact Blackmagic MultiView 4 that can go anywhere, or the super strong industrial strength all metal design of the Blackmagic MultiView 16 for larger installations!
With 16 completely independent 6G-SDI inputs, Blackmagic MultiView 16 is perfect for larger installations where you need to monitor up to 16 SD, HD and Ultra HD sources at the same time. You get full front panel router style controls, along with an LCD screen and spin knob to adjust settings, route sources to different views, turn on overlays, and more. MultiView 16 can display sources in a 2x2, 3x3 or 4x4 grid, or even in a SOLO view for full screen viewing of any single source!
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!
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!
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!
With a front panel that's crafted from aircraft grade aluminum, Blackmagic MultiView 16 looks great and is rugged enough to withstand years of use in extremely tough environments. Designed for managing complex multi source productions, the front panel features illuminated buttons, a built in display and spin knob control. Whether you’re using it in the studio or on a truck, Blackmagic MultiView 16 can withstand the rigorous stress of professional production work!
When you’re working on a live production or in a master control room, you need to be able to quickly switch views on the fly. Setting up and using MultiView 16 couldn’t be easier! There are no confusing menus or cryptic buttons. The front panel has 16 simple buttons, one for each of your video sources and you can quickly place any source into any position on the grid by using the LCD, spin knob, and SRC/VIEW buttons. There’s even a SOLO button for instantly viewing a single source!
All Blackmagic MultiViews can be connected to a standard Ethernet IP network and uses Bonjour so it’s automatically recognized by Mac and Windows computers running the control panel software! That means you can control them remotely, even if they're in a hard to reach rack, hidden in cable trays, or on the other side of the world! The software uses attractive, easy to understand icons and push buttons, making it simple and intuitive to use. You can easily add router labels to your outputs, view tally indicators and more!
When you’re working in a larger facility, you may want to control your Blackmagic MultiView 16 from a location other than the front panel itself. That’s easy because MultiView 16 includes the Blackmagic Videohub protocol for external control over Ethernet, so you can control it using Blackmagic Design’s Videohub Smart Control or Videohub Master Control hardware panels! Simply plug the control panel into the Ethernet network for push button control! You can even use the Blackmagic Videohub Client software for on screen push button routing control with attractive buttons and icons. The Videohub software can also manage and create custom labels.