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Masterpiece IP Master Control Switcher

IP Master Control Switcher

Building on our extensive experience in deploying IP solutions technologies we are introducing Masterpiece IP, which is a new market-defining master control switcher for the IP environment. Supporting 50 GbE, Masterpiece IP works across multiple formats, includes flexible audio capabilities, channel branding and multichannel video program distribution, as well as dynamic visual effects. As a fully loaded master control system, Masterpiece IP offers a full solution to HD/1080p and 4K UHD Master Control without needing any optional extras.

Grass Valley's FormatFusion3 technology is unique in the master control environment, giving you more capacity to feed multiformat material into your...


  • UHD/1080p/1080i/720p Master Control Switcher
  • Duplex IP 50 GbE signals supported over RTP streams via 2x QSFP 28 cages
  • 9x IP + 1x 12G-SDI UHD inputs + 2x SDI 1080p/1080i/720p inputs or 36x HD IP + 6 SDI 1080p/1080i/720p inputs
  • Up to three UHD or 12 1080p/1080i/720p PGM/PST and clean outputs
  • Four UHD keyers for channel branding
  • Four channels of DVE assignable to backgrounds and keyers for squeeze back and on-air effects
  • Internal clipstore (10 ports) backed up by 1 TB HDD + up to 32 GB RAM
  • 64-input audio mixer (mixes up to 8 AES mono signals + 16 PGM, + 16 PST + 16 UTIL+8 Store)
  • 16-channel audio shuffling for every crosspoint and output
  • 16-channel AES mixing
  • Embed/de-embedding and routing
  • Automatic Dolby E detection
  • Voice overs with coupled duck control
  • Controls upstream matrix for Source Selection
  • Controlled via Grass Valley Morpheus Automation
  • Optional control panel, built-in motorized audio faders, may add up to four MAV modules
  • Optional control via Maverik Remote + up to 16 MAV modules
  • Optional MSP software control surface offering the same control features as the hardware panel
  • FormatFusion3 for multiformat sources with up to eight inputs
  • Control multiple Masterpiece mainframes from the one control surface
  • Control a single Masterpiece with up to six control surfaces
  • Up to 1,000 macros controlled via automation, GPI and/or assigned to panels
  • Protected fade to black/silence button


Video/TV Standards

TV Standards

2.97 Gb/s Video Standards (1080p):

  • 1080p59.94 SMPTE ST 424
  • 1080p59.94 SMPTE ST 425/Level A
  • 1080p59.94 SMPTE ST 425/Level B
  • 1080p50 SMPTE ST 424
  • 1080p50 SMPTE ST 425/Level A
  • 1080p50 SMPTE ST 425/Level B

1.485 Gb/s Video Standards (HD):

  • 1080i60 SMPTE ST 274(4), SMPTE ST 292(D)
  • 1080i59.94 SMPTE ST 274(5), SMPTE ST 292(E)
  • 1080i50 SMPTE ST 274(6), SMPTE ST 292(F)
  • 1035i60 SMPTE ST 260, SMPTE ST 292(A)
  • 1035i59.94 SMPTE ST 260, SMPTE ST 292(B)
  • 1080p30 sF
  • 1080p29.97 sF
  • 1080p25 sF
  • 1080p24 sF
  • 1080p23.976 sF
  • 1080p30 SMPTE ST 274(7), SMPTE ST 292(G)
  • 1080p29.97 SMPTE ST 274(8), SMPTE ST 292(H)
  • 1080p25 SMPTE ST 274(9), SMPTE ST 292(I)
  • 1080p24 SMPTE ST 274(10), SMPTE ST 292(J)
  • 1080p23.976 SMPTE ST 274(11), SMPTE ST 292(K)
  • 720p60 SMPTE ST 296(1), SMPTE ST 292(L)
  • 720p59.94 SMPTE ST 296(2), SMPTE ST 292(M)
  • 720p50 SMPTE ST 296(2), SMPTE ST 292(M)


Analog genlock high definition tri-level syncs signal or SD 1V B and B


IP Connectivity

Duplex, signals supported over RTP streams via 4x QSFP

SMPTE ST 2022-6, SMPTE ST 2022-7, VSFTR-03, VSFTR-04, SMPTE 2110

  • Up to 10 inputs – 1.485 Gb/s format sources
  • Up to 10 inputs – 2.970 Gb/s format sources
  • Up to 9 inputs 4K UHD in SMPTE ST 2110
  • Up to 12 outputs – 1.485 Gb/s format sources
  • Up to 12 outputs – 2.970 Gb/s format sources
  • Up to 3 outputs 4K UHD in SMPTE ST 2110

SDI Signals

  • 1.485 Gb/s format sources and 2.970 Gb/s format sources
  • 4x 3G-SDI (or 1x 12G-SDI) inputs + 2x 3G-SDI BNC 1.485 Gb/s format and 2.970 Gb/s format inputs

Audio Signal Inputs

  • 16 AES (48 kHz) mono channels per input (PGM/PST/Background Utility/HD Utility)
  • 4x AES (48 kHZ) stereo pair inputs
  • 4x 3G-SDI (or 1x 12G-SDI) and 2x 3G

Audio Mixer

64 input x 32 output + monitoring

Audio Signal Outputs

  • Program/preset and Clean (16 AES (48 kHz) per output)
  • 4x AES audio outputs
Control Interfaces – Automation

Grass Valley Morpheus Automation via TCP/IP connection using proprietary protocol


  • 44 GPI Tally/GPO outputs assignable GPI/GPO isolated contact closures via 2x 25-way D-Type. Assignable as GPI or GPO
  • 10/100/1000BaseT 3x RJ45 Ethernet connectors fixings
  • 2x RS-422 control ports
  • 2x USB
  • Power
  • Masterpiece IP mainframe auto-sensing 100-250
  • VAC power supply
  • 50/60 Hz nominal. Two fully independent hot swappable PSU modules, with separate mains power feeds via 2x 13A IEC – 320-C14 socket


  • Consumption: <400W
  • Temp. range: 5 to 40°C (41 to 104°F) non-condensing operation

Mainframe Mechanics

  • 2 RU
  • Height: 87 mm (3.42 in.)
  • Depth: 604.8 mm (23.81 in.)
  • Weight: Approx. 14 kg (30.3 lbs.)
Masterpiece Control Panel
  • Width: 482.6 mm (19 in.)
  • Height: 163.6 mm (6.47 in.)
  • Depth: 265.9 mm (10.47 in.)

Masterpiece Mainframe Communications

  • 10/100/1000BaseT 1 x RJ45 Ethernet connectors fixings
  • 2x RJ45 Ethernet connector fixings — connect to Maverik modules
  • CAT5 or above cables — crossover cables are not suitable
  • 4x USB Ports
  • 1x Monitor connection to local touchscreen


  • 2x fully independent external PSU modules with separate mains power feeds via 2x 10A IEC leads
  • Output from each PSU 12V DC 100W via Kycon KPPX 4-pin or compatible connectors
  • 2 supplied as standard



FGADZ 9679150A

Master IP 2 M/E Mainframe


FGADZ 9679151A

Masterpiece IP System


Soft panel interface keyboard for 1M/E GUI with special keycap labels and color for switcher control. Requires the MSP-LIC-1ME-SW option to operate the MSP.



Masterpiece IP

Grass Valley has a rich history in helping media organizations deliver content on time, on budget and to the right audience across whatever distribution mechanisms are appropriate. Building on our extensive experience in deploying IP solutions we are introducing Masterpiece IP, a new marketdefining master control switcher for the IP environment.



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