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MV-1200 Series

MV-1200 Series Standalone Multiviewers

The MV-1200 Series of standalone multiviewers are designed as a flexible, cost-effective solution for multi-image displays. Models MV-1216 and MV-1232 are standalone systems that allows the configuration of multiple multiviewer outputs within a single frame.

The MV-1200 Series of multiviewers handles up to 3G SDI inputs as standard, with the option for 12G SDI inputs.


  • Fully-featured broadcast-quality multiviewer in 1 RU
  • Up to 32x 3G/12G-SDI (12G via SW license)
  • Up to 4x 3G outputs with simultaneous SDI and HDMI
  • Up to 2x 12G outputs with simultaneous Quad-Link-SDI and HDMI
  • Sources can be displayed on any output screen with arbitrary size and location
  • Sources may be duplicated without consuming additional scaler resources
  • Hot-swappable, intelligent power supplies with IEC inlets
  • Low-noise fans adapt to frame temperature
  • Remote control over Ethernet via an integrated HTML5 browser
  • Local control and source status via color LCD touch screen


Frame Features


  • 1 RU
  • 440x44x516 mm (17.3x1.7x20.3 in.) (WxHxD)
  • 483x44x516 mm (19.0x1.7x20.3 in.) (WxHxD) with rack mount brackets

Weight: 8 kg (two PSUs)

Cooling fans: 5 fans each 40x40x28 mm (1.5x1.5x1.1 in.) nominal 6-12V closed-loop speed control according to internal temperature

AC/DC power supplies: Up to 2 hot-swappable power supplies with current sharing and intelligent monitoring

HID color touch screen: Color touch LCD screen with status information and control

Modular architecture: Hot-swappable modular video processing cards

Remote control: Linux OS with Integrated HTML5 browser

Protocols supported:

  • Grass Valley SW-P-02, SW-P-08, RollCall
  • Open Protocol/TSL Protocol v3.1 and v5.0

Firmware updates: Field upgradable via IP with on screen progress meter

Fault monitoring: CSV log files accessible via LAN and browser

Layouts: Burnt-in layouts, edit and save as new layouts, recall and upload/download

Redundant PSU: Slot available for additional hot swap PSU



Inputs 3G-SDI: Maximum input resolution FHD50/59/60

Inputs 12G-SDI: Maximum input resolution UHD50/59/60

SDI/HDMI outputs:

  • In 4K UHD mode maximum resolution is 2xUHD50/59/60
  • In 2K FHD mode maximum resolution is 4xFHD50/59/60

High frame rate input: Up to 6x frame rate with 6 streams/camera up to 5 cameras

Multiple source scaling: Sources can be routed to any output with arbitrary scaling and location with the proviso that each source is assigned to a dedicated scaler

High Dynamic Range: BT2100 up-mapping/down-mapping

Maximum pips: 128 unique tiles available


  • High-density 44-way D-type
  • Assignable 32x GPIO inputs, 8x GPIO outputs

Ethernet: RJ45 LAN: 100base-T

Audio: 1 x 3.5 mm stereo audio jack

RS422 & RS485: 1 x RJ45


Audio meters:

  • 48 fully configurable tiles with left/right or split meters
  • All pairs of embedded audio can be displayed

Embedded Audio on Outputs: SDI or HDMI outputs can be individually configured to include up to 4 pairs of embedded audio from any of the inputs

Audio Monitoring Out: 1 pair of embedded audio from any input can be monitored on an analog line level output


Genlock reference: BB/Tri-level sync nominal 1 Vp-p 75Ω HD BNC

Time reference: LTC input or NTP (network protocol) Nominal 1 Vp-p

Source Data

Subtitles: WST on SD-SDI or OP-47 on HD-SDI

Aspect ratio: Automatic adjustment using AFD decoding

Timecode: D-VITC and Ancillary TC SD/HD-SDI

User Logo: PNG format with storage capacity up to 50 MB

Idents: Idents, text boxes and any TrueType fonts


Alarms: Video, audio, and metadata (CC, WST, OP-47, D-VITC, ATC loss and CRC errors)

Alarm Outputs:

  • Hard and Soft Alarm outputs
  • Soft Outputs via LAN and/or SNMP


  • Hard (GPIO Input) and Soft Tally input support. 2 tallies per tile
  • Maximum 32 x GPIO inputs can be assigned

Under monitor displays: Under Monitor Display (UMD) information may be generated from remote sources via the LAN operating on a remote PC or serial using TSL/Open protocols


  • Analog and digital clocks with foreground and background colors. Date display with digital clock. Clock/date display data can be derived from several sources: the system clock, NTP synchronization, LTC or VITC from a chosen SDI input
  • Time-zone and offset settings


  • Programmable Countdown Color, Transition Color and Destination Color. Countdown timer may be setup to start at a certain time of the day or controlled by GPIO inputs
  • Timer modes for single and dual GPIO inputs supporting Pause, Resume and Reset

Battery Backup: A battery ensures the time and date settings are retained if power is lost or the unit is powered down



Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)

Humidity: 30% to 90% (no condensation)

AC/DC Power Module:

  • 90 VAC ~ 264 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Safety Compliance: CB, CE, CCC, cUL, UL, TÜV

Max. Power Consumption: 151.7W at 200-240 VAC, 50 Hz, 0.68A


  • EMC – Emissions EU: EN55103-1 USA: FCCR 47 CFR: 2009, Part 15, Sub-part B (Class A)
  • EMC – Immunity EU: EN55103-2. Safety EN: EN60950-1 USA: Tested to UL1419 (3rd Edition)
  • Hazardous Material UK: RoHS-6 – Complies with EU Directive



MV-1200 Series 16 Input Multiviewer with 4 Heads


MV-1200 Series 32 Input Multiviewer with 4 Heads


License to enable 12G SDI inputs for MV-1216


License to enable 12G SDI inputs for MV-1232


MV-1200 Series Standalone Multiviewer power supply



MV-1200 Series Standalone Multiviewer remote control panel with TFT LCD and 18 switches with GPIO breakout


MV-1200 Series Standalone Multiviewer remote control panel with TFT LCD and 34 switches with GPIO breakout


MV-1200 Series Standalone Multiviewer remote control panel 12V power supply with IEC 15W



MV-1200 Series

Grass Valley’s multiviewer technology gives broadcasters the flexibility to work the way they want to work  today, yet future-proof their operations for tomorrow.



MV-1216 / MV-1232 Standalone Multiviewers

1 RU High Performance Multiviewer Systems
Installation and Operation Manual

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