HD/SD Multi Viewer (Quad Viewer)

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The MV-42HS is a 4-channel multi viewer that resizes and display up to 4 inputs of HD-SDI and SD-SDI signals on a single screen.

The MV-42HS is most suitable for monitoring systems with mixed HD-SDI and SD-SDI input signals. Audio level metering of SDI embedded audio signals is provided allowing audio signal presence to be monitored.

Display Image (Quad View)


  • Support for mixed input of HD-SDI and SD-SDI signals (Mixed and asynchronous input supported)
  • Support for mixed input of analog composite (option)
  • Audio level metering for HD/SD-SDI embedded audio signals (Up to 8 channels display)
  • HD-SDI and DVI-D (1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720) high definition image output
  • Full screen, 2-split (right and left), and quad screen output selectable
  • Video loss detection
  • Display of ancillary time code (ATC) embedded on HD/SD-SDI input signals
  • Title display of up to 16 characters for each input (alphanumeric and symbol)
  • With the interface option, genlock input, color selectable (red and green) tally indicator display, remote control via LAN, and date/time display can also be supported


Video Input 4 inputs in the following video formats
(Mixed input, asynchronous acceptable)
  HD-SDI 1.485Gbps or 1.485/1.001Gbps, 75Ω BNC
Color format: YCbCr (4:2:2)
Quantization: 10-bit
  SD-SDI 270Mbps 75Ω BNC
Color format: YCbCr (4:2:2)
Quantization: 10-bit
  Video Format 1080/60i, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/30p, 1080/30PsF, 1080/29.97p, 1080/29.97PsF, 1080/25p, 1080/25PsF, 1080/24p, 1080/24PsF, 1080/23.98p, 1080/23.98PsF, 720/60p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 720/24p, 720/23.98p,
525/60(NTSC), 625/50(PAL)
Video Output  
  HD-SDI 1.485Gbps or 1.485/1.001Gbps, 75Ω BNC x 1
Color format: YCbCr (4:2:2)
Quantization: 10-bit
* Embedded audio is unsupported
  DVI-D DVI-D connector x 1
Color format: RGB
Quantization: 8-bit
* HDCP is unsupported
  Video Format 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p
* No input/output frame rate converter.
A frame rate difference between the input and output may result in a repeat frame or drop frame.
I/O Delay Max. 1.5 frames
Screen Display Full screen, 2-split screen, Quad-split screen
Audio Level Metering Audio level metering for HD/SD-SDI input signal embedded audios (Up to 8 channels)
Time Code Display Embedded time code display for HD/SD-SDI signals
Title Display Max. 16 characters x 1 line for each input channel
Character types: Alphanumeric characters and symbols
Data Backup Stores the setting data to EEPROM
Interface For title settings and remote control over the unit
  RS-232C 9-pin, D-sub (male) x 1
Baud rate: 38,400bps, Data length: 8-bit, Stop bit: 1-bit, Parity: NONE
Temprature / Humidity 0°C to 40°C / 30% to 90% (no condensation)
Power 12 V DC (DC jack)
* AC adaptor can be separately purchased. Use an AC adaptor that meets the following requirements.
Output voltage: 12 V DC, Output ampere: 2 A, Inrush current: 30 A, Connecter: JEITA RC-5320A Standard Voltage Class4
* The MV-42HS connecter is HOSIDEN-produced HEC3800-01-010. Center positive voltage.
Power Consumption 22 VA (12 W) (at 100 V), 23 VA (11 W) (at 200 V)
  With MV-42IFA* 23 VA (13 W) (at 100 V), 26 VA (13 W) (at 200 V)
  With MV-42AI* 26 VA (16 W) (at 100 V), 29 VA (15 W) (at 200 V)
  With MV-42IFA/AI* 28 VA (15 W) (at 100 V), 31 VA (16 W) (at 200 V)
  * Used with the optional AC adaptor.
Dimensions / Weight 212 (W) x 44 (H) x 161 (D) mm / 1.16 kg
Accessories Quick Setup Guide, and CD-ROM (Operation manuals)
Consumables Cooling fan: P1472 Replace every 3 yeaars (at room temp.)
Options AC adopter
Rack mount brackets (single or dual mount)
MV-42AI: Analog Composite Input Card
MV-42IFA: Interface Card
BTO Options DC connector replace (to 4-pin Canon connector)
AC Adopter (for 4-pin Canon connector)

MV-42AI (Analog Composite Input Card) Option

Video Input 4 inputs (Select analog composite or SDI input for each input channel in the menu.)
  Analog composite 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω BNC
Color format: YCbCr (4:2:2)
Quantization: 8-bit
  Video Format NTSC, PAL

MV-42IFA (Interface Card) Option

  Genlock Input BB: NTSC 0.429 Vp-p / PAL 0.45 Vp-p or Tri-level sync: 0.6 Vp-p, 75Ω BNC x 1
  LTC Input BNC x 1, high-impedance
SMPTE time code: 1.0 Vp-p, within ±6 dB
  REMOTE/TALLY Input 9-pin D-Sub (female) x 1: max. 8 inputs
Red/green tally inputs 1 to 4 (Negative logic level signal or Make-contact)
  Date/Time Display Date and time display using internal clock or LTC input
* Accuracy to within ± 10 sec/month (at 25°C)
  LAN 10Base-T/100BASE-TX RJ-45 (Category 5) x 1
Consumables Backup battery (internal clock): Replace every 5 years (at room temp.)


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