MV82 and MV164 Multiviewers
- Stunning detail in every cell
- Full frame rate video
- Simple setup with click-to-fill configurator
- Precise and automatic snap-to cell alignment
- Low-latency tally
- Zero latency between sources
- Audio meters for 16 channels
- Highest density in the industry
At Last! A Multiviewer That Makes Sense
The all new Multiviewer Magic 2.0 delivers an offline mode for creating screen layouts, alarms for ensuring signal integrity, new fast authoring tools with eye dropper and paste functions, closed caption support, and countdown clocks. Also new are independent Edit and Control modes, giving users the precise controls needed for their particular jobs.
The Avenue Multiviewer gives you stunning detail for every source, even when the same signal appears multiple times. Video sources are always displayed at full motion frame rate, even with 16 images on the screen. Sources are sized perfectly with Ensemble’s proprietary scaling algorithms, ensuring a beautiful picture, no matter what size you choose. Click-to-fill configuration, snap-to grids and intuitive menus make set-up super simple. Labels, borders, audio meters, tally, alarms and clocks are fully configurable with a web browser on your computer or iPad. It’s easy to save and apply configurations to multiple cells. The Avenue Multiviewer is the right choice for your control room, truck or boardroom.
Sweet Authoring and Configuration
An unlimited number of layouts can be created offline. The layout editing window is so accurate that one can design a layout without looking at the actual Multiviewer video output. Multiple screen layouts can be created, saved, and easily recalled, or applied to other Multiviewer outputs. One Multiviewer screen layout might be for a QC position while others could be created for a control room, remote truck or producer position. New screen layouts can be designed while the Multiviewer hardware is in use.
Each Multiviewer output is built on a 4×4 or 3×3 grid. With your computer or iPad, click-to-fill each cell or groups of cells to create the output architecture you need. You can easily change the cell’s input source from a drop down menu. Labels, meters and borders are fully configurable. Video can fill the cell or be held back at 85% with a border on the sides and bottom. When 85% is selected, you’ll see a visual separation and space for audio meters and labeling information. The matte color tool is used to select background, frame and label color and transparency. When the frame is on, the picture is scaled so no pixels are covered by the surrounding border. The frame can be set to thick or thin.
Dual Level Tally
Two levels of tally give you full confidence of which sources are active on air. The Multiviewer can tally against the output of a router, production switcher, effect on the Avenue Layering engine, or external GPI. Tally can be independently assigned to different elements in the makeup of the cell: frame color, label text, and label background.
16 Channel Audio
Audio content is displayed on VU meters and can be set to show 4, 8 or 16 channels. A peak indication feature, with fast or slow response, makes it easy to monitor headroom.
Of course it’s easy to look at 16 sources on the monitor, however you may prefer to listen to audio from just one of those sources. Solo mode lets you select and monitor the audio from one of your input sources.
The Avenue Multiviewer accepts all standard SD, HD and 3 GB/s video formats. The newest scaling technology and filtering is used to provide stunning detail. Image quality is uncompromised, regardless of size, configuration or position in the Multiviewer screen. 4:3 sources are displayed in pillarbox mode. The MV82 has 8 source inputs and 2 outputs, the MV164 has 16 source inputs and 4 outputs. Outputs
can be genlocked and timed with respect to house reference. 1080i or 1080p SDI are output at 59.94 or 50 Hz. When you need to drive an HDMI video monitor, use a BrightEye 81 SDI to HDMI converter at the monitor.
Three Flavors of Viewers
Avenue Mulitviewers come in three separate configurations.
- The MV82 provides 8 inputs and two outputs and uses just one module slot in an Avenue 3RU or 1RU frame – the highest density per frame available.
- The MV164 provides 16 inputs and four outputs using 2 slots in an Avenue 3RU frame.
- The Avenue 9480 is an option to the Avenue 9430 Flexible Router providing an integrated multiviewer solution that can be used as an input to the router or a routable output. An Avenue Flexible Router configured with the Avenue 9425 Layering Engine, and an Avenue 9480 multiviewer provides a powerful combination of video switching, keying, and monitoring for a demanding broadcasting or video production environment.
How do I setup the screen?
Design your screen layout exactly how you want it to look in seconds. The click-to-fill function lets you determine the architecture with your mouse or finger and change sources with a pulldown menu.
How well do the pictures line up?
Pictures in the Multiviewer output are always precisely and automatically lined up. The snap-to grid guarantees it. You choose your grid architecture and we get the pictures lined up perfectly every time.
Can I copy the setting from one cell to another?
Yes. Configure a cell exactly how you like it and save as a template. Use the desktop editing tools, including paintbrush and eye dropper to instantly customize any cell. Edit each cell individually, adjusting labels, frame choices, audio meters, and tally. It’s super quick and easy.
How does the tally work?
The tally feels instantaneous. There are two levels of tally that can be assigned to various elements in the picture cell. You can tally off a router, switcher or GPI.
Do the pictures at the top of the display look as good as those at the bottom?
Yes. We’re experts at scaling and that means there is amazing detail in every image, no matter how much or little it’s scaled. Picture quality is maintained no matter what the geometry requirements.
What’s the warranty?
All products have a 5 year warranty. Software upgrades are free for life.
What’s the footprint?
The MV82 is a single module while the MV164 takes up just two modules slots in the Avenue 3RU frame – making for excellent density. When space is at an absolute premium, use the MV82 module in the Avenue 1RU frame. Alternately, the 9480 Multiviewer sub module can be added to the Avenue 9430 Router, providing the powerful combination of Multiviewer and Router.