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MV-Flex

1 RU and 3 RU Flexible, Modular Multiviewer Systems

The MV-Flex is designed as a flexible, cost-effective solution for multi-image displays. It is a standalone system that allows the configuration of multiple multiviewer systems within a single frame.

Available in 1 RU and 3 RU chassis, it is possible to build multiple or single multiviewer instances by selecting from any of the input and output cards.

The MV-Flex range now supports 4K UHD inputs (quad link) and outputs (HDMI 2.0) and the video input density has been doubled with the introduction of the new VIP4 8-input video processing card.

From simple quad split to a 36 4K UHD multiviewer, the MV-Flex has the...

FEATURES

  • Multiformat analog/SD/HD/3G/4K UHD inputs
  • Fully scalable images
  • Audio metering
  • Dolby metering
  • Audio format indication
  • Multiple metering scales, with flexible bar layouts
  • UMD tallies
  • Comprehensive alarms for video, audio and metadata
  • Analog and digital clocks (with timezone offsets)
  • Subtitle, CC & VITC display
  • AFD, WSS detection and auto aspect ratio switching
  • GPI/O
  • Ethernet and serial comms to external control systems
  • Intuitive web interface for simple configuration

Flexible Frame Configuration

  • Fit any number of controller/output modules in a frame, with any combination of input cards per controller
  • From 144x2 video, to 24 quad split displays in a single 3 RU frame

Up to 6 dual output multiviewer systems in a 3 RU chassis

Two independent outputs per system, each SDI with HDMI copy

  • Monitor on a local screen using HDMI, and route to remote screens using SDI
  • Support for 4K UHD HDMI 2.0 and quad link SDI on CTL2 output card

Internal routing option in 1 RU

  • Up to 32 inputs across two outputs, plus 32 routed outputs

Fully modular rear panels for maximum flexibility

  • Mix serial video, PC graphics, composite video, audio and tallies in a single system
  • SDI auto detection from SD to 3G
  • Looping inputs enable simple expansion or in signal path monitoring
  • HDMI inputs allow simple display of PC graphics
  • Multiple GPIs and GPOs for external tally and alarm triggers

SPECIFICATIONS

VIP3 3G/HD SD/Composite Video Input Card

Number of inputs

  • 4 3G/HD/SD, optionally 2x composite video, PAL/NTSC, CVBS: 1 Vpp

Input formats and standards supported

  • PAL, PAL-M, NTSC, NTSC-4.43
  • SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI
  • 720x480i59.94, 720x576i50
  • 1920x1080i60, 1920x1080i59.94, 1920x1080i50, 1920x1080p30, 1920x1080p29.97, 1920x1080p25, 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080p23.98, 1280x720p60, 1280x720p59.94, 1280x720p50
  • 1920x1080p60, 1920x1080p59.94, 1920x1080p50


Note: Only 2 inputs per card support analog formats

Video input loop-through (MV-L4B)
3G, HD and SD. Four-channel rear panel with HD BNC connectors with active loop-through to a second frame

VIP3D video input card with Dolby metering

Features as VIP3, with additional features below:
Metering capacity

  • Dolby – Up to 4 Dolby encoded pairs per input
  • Mono audio – A maximum of 32 mono audio channel meters can be displayed per video tile


Dolby metering operation

  • Auto-detect – Audio meters adjust to incoming format
  • Fixed – Audio bars are set to defined format. Channels of different formats are shown in “alarm” color
Video outputs

2x SDI outputs with 2x HDMI copies

Output formats

Format Resolution
HD 720p 1280x720, 50 Hz
HD 720p 1280x720, 59.94/60 Hz
3G 1080p 1920x1080, 50 Hz
3G 1080p 1920x1080, 59.94/60 Hz


Video processing delay

  • Nominal delay with co-timed input signals is 1 frame
  • Non-synchronous signals can add up to 1 frame of delay
  • When used, analog composite inputs add an additional 1 frame of delay


Image configuration
Images can be continuously varied in size and position on screen or may be displayed in pre-configured layouts, positions and sizes. When the outputs are configured to feed two display devices the tiles may be assigned to one or both outputs. The system menu can be displayed on one or both video outputs

Audio metering standards
AES/EBU, BBC PPM, DIN PPM, Nordic PPM, VU and Extended VU

Alarms

  • Video: loss of sync, loss of luminance, freeze frame or motion
  • Audio: loss of embedded or external audio, over level, out of phase, wrong format + Dolby E loss (VIP3D only)
  • Other: loss of VITC, subtitles or V-chip, video non-sync detection

 

Rear Panels & Connectors

MV-BNC
Inputs: 1920x1080, 59.94/60 Hz
Formats: SDI (SD, HD or 3G). PAL/NTSC on 2 channels
MV-HM2
Inputs: 2x HDMI, 2x BNC
Formats:

  • HDMI – All HDMI 1.4 supported aspect ratios
  • BNC – SDI (SD, HD or 3G)


MV-HM4
Inputs: 4x HDMI 1.4
Formats: All HDMI 1.4 supported aspect ratios
MV-L4B/MV-R4B
Inputs: 8x HD-BNC looping or routed – 4 channels video (for expansion to a second frame)
Formats: SDI (SD, HD or 3G)
NV-A32
Inputs: 2x 44-way D-type – 16 channels per connector
Formats: AES/analog audio (depending on module fitted in the front)

Environmental

MV-Flex 1 RU

  • Depth: 426 mm (16.77 in.)
  • Weight: 8 kg (18 lbs.)
  • Supply voltage: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Backup power: External 1 RU (MV-EXT PSU) provides 24 VDC
  • Power: 190W max.
  • Cooling: Fan assisted, front to side


MV-Flex 3 RU

  • Depth: 483 mm (19.02 in.)
  • Weight: 19 kg (42 lbs.)
  • Supply voltage: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Backup power: External 1 RU (MV-EXT PSU) provides 24 VDC
  • Power: 712W max.
  • Cooling: Fan assisted, front to top and side

ORDERING INFORMATION

Frames

MP-X1-0

MV-Flex 1 RU frame including MV-NET MV- NRP rear panel

MP-X1-R

MV-Flex 1 RU frame with router capability. Including MV-NET and MV-NRP rear panel. NOTE: routing capability needs MV-R4B rear panels to access router outputs. Routing card is for SDI signals only

MP-X3-0

MV-Flex 3 RU frame including MV-NET and MV-NRP rear panel

Interface & Controller/Outputs

MV-NET

Network/interface card (1 per frame – supplied with all frames)

MV-NRP

Network/interface rear panel (1 per frame – supplied with all frames)

MV-CTL

Multiviewer control/output card (VIP3 card only)

MV-CTL2-SD

Multiviewer control and output cards for and MV-RMVCS8 use with VIP4 card, multiviewer control/output rear for CTRL2 card

MV-RCT

Multiviewer control/output rear panel

Rear Panels

MV-BNC

4x BNC inputs + GPI/O (8 in, 4 out). All inputs accept SDI. Inputs 1 & 2 accept composite

MV-HM2

2 HDMI inputs + 2 BNC inputs + GPI/O (8 in, 4 out). BNC inputs accept SDI or composite

MV-HM4

4x HDMI inputs + GPI/O (8 in, 4 out)

MV-L4B

4x SDI/composite inputs & 4 x SDI Loop-through (HD-BNC) + GPI/O (8 in, 4 out). All inputs accept SDI inputs 1 & 2 accept composite

MV-R4B

4x multirate SDI/composite inputs, 4x SDI router out + GPI/O (8 in, 4 out). All inputs accept SDI. Inputs 1 & 2 accept composite

MV-A32

32x audio inputs/outputs (depending on audio card type fitted). Balanced audio on 2x 44W high-density D-Type
PSUs

MV-EXTPSU

An external backup power unit in a 1 RU frame provides power to the MV-Flex in the event of an internal power supply failure. It also supports hot swapping of faulty power modules.

MV-1000PSU

PSU module. For 1 RU, 3 RU and external PSU chassis

Input Cards

Order code Description Analog mono channels AES channels
MV-VIP3 VIP3 Video Input Card, multirate SDI/HDMI    
MV-VIP4SD VIP4 8-channel Video Input Card, multirate SDI, 4K UHD quad link compatible    
MV-VIP3D VIP3D Video Input Card, multirate SDI/HDMI, Dolby E metering    
MV-AIP08A MV-Flex 8ch mono analog audio I/P 8
MV-AIP16A MV-Flex 16ch mono analog audio I/P 16
MV-AIP32A MV-Flex 32ch mono analog audio I/P 32
MV-AIP08D MV-Flex 8ch AES audio I/P 8 pairs
MV-AIP16D MV-Flex 16ch AES audio I/P 16 pairs
MV-AIP32D MV-Flex 32ch AES audio I/P 32 pairs
MV-AIP08AD MV-Flex 8+8ch AES/analog audio I/P 8 8 pairs
MV-AIP16AD MV-Flex 16+16ch AES/analog audio I/P 16 16 pairs
MV-AIP32AD MV-Flex 32+32ch AES/analog audio I/P 32* 32 pairs*
MV-AOP08D MV-Flex 8ch AES audio O/P 8 pairs
MV-AOP16D MV-Flex 16ch AES audio O/P 16 pairs
MV-AOP32D MV-Flex 32ch AES audio O/P 32 pairs


* Total of 32 connections

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MV-Flex

The MV-Flex from Grass Valley is designed as a flexible, cost-effective solution for multi-image displays. It is a standalone system that allows the configuration of multiple multiviewer systems within a single frame. Available in 1 RU and 3 RU chassis, it is possible to build multiple or single multiviewer instances by selecting from any of the input and output cards.

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