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Edirol / Roland MVS-12 Multi-viewer & Matrix Switcher

B&H # ROMVS12 MFR # MVS-12
Edirol / Roland MVS-12 Multi-viewer & Matrix Switcher

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Product Highlights

  • 12 Composite Video Inputs (SD)
  • HDMI/RGB Outputs for Multi-viewer (HD)
  • 4 Adjustable Multi-viewer Layouts
  • 4-display Setup Memory
  • 4 Front Panel Memory Buttons
  • Aspect Ratio / Background Color Control
  • PS/2 Port for Mouse-based Menu Control
  • Ethernet / RS-232C / MIDI Controllable
  • Channel Choosing on Monitor via V-LINK
  • Provides Preview Video for LVS-800
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The Edirol/Roland MVS-12 Multi-viewer and Matrix Switcher comes with 12 composite video inputs that can be used to connect a maximum of 12 video sources. The HDMI/RGB outputs, can be viewed in 4 different multi-viewer layouts (12 split-screens, 10 split-screens, 9 split-screens, 4 split-screens) on an HD monitor; further, these layouts can be adjusted with regard to the placement of the feeds using a simple drag and drop. The multi-viewer has a 4-display setup memory that can be used to save 4 display setups; these display setups can be recalled from the 4 front panel memory buttons.

With the MVS-12, you can select the aspect ratio, background color, and source name for each of the 12 video sources from an easily accessible menu. A PS/2 type mouse port allows you to attach a mouse directly to the multi-viewer and easily adjust the various parameter and input controls in the menus. Moreover, the unit can be controlled from a PC over an Ethernet or RS-232C and displays channel selection on the monitor using V-link.

12 composite video inputs for connecting up to 12 SD video sources
HDMI/RGB video outputs for multi-view on an HD monitor
4 adjustable multi-viewer layouts (12 split-screens, 10 split-screens, 9 split-screens, 4 split-screens)
4-display setup memory for saving four different display setups
4 front panel memory buttons for recalling the four saved display setups
Easy access menu for making adjustments to aspect ratio, background color, and source name
PS/2 mouse port for mouse-based parameter and input control in the menus
Control over Ethernet, RS-232C, or MIDI cables
Display of channel selection on a monitor through V-link
Can be used for monitoring LVS-800 video mix/live switcher with preview video outputs
Signal System NTSC or PAL
Video Format HDMI, PC-RGB:
1920 x 1080 (60 / 50 Hz), 1680 x 1050 (60 / 75 Hz)
1600 x 900 (60 / 75 Hz), 1440 x 900 (60 / 75 Hz)
1280 x 1024 (60 / 75 Hz), 1280 x 720 (60 / 50 Hz)
1024 x 768 (60 / 75 Hz) (Progressive Scan)
Sampling Rate 4:2:2 (Y:B-Y:R-Y), 8-bit
13.5 MHz (ITU-R BT.601)
Impedance Composite: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
PC-RGB: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms (H, V : 5V TTL)
Connectors Video Input
Composite: BNC type x 12 jacks

Output Connectors
Composite (for MATRIX OUT): BNC type x 4 jacks
Composite (for MATRIX OUT Preview): BNC type x 1 jack
HDMI (for MULTI-OUT, MENU) x 1 jack
PC-RGB (for MULTI-OUT, MENU): D-Sub 15-pin type x 1 jack
Other Connectors Ethernet 10 / 100Base-TX RJ45 type x 1 jack
RS-232C DB-9 type x 1 jack
MIDI IN 5-pin DIN type x 1 jack
MIDI OUT / THRU 5-pin DIN type x 1 jack
Mouse PS/2 type (not included)
Power Supply AC adapter (included)
Current Draw 2A
Dimensions (WxDxH) With Rack Mount Bracket: 19 x 12.6 x 1.8" (481 x 320 x 44mm)
Without Rack Mount Bracket: 16.9 x 12.6 x 1.8" (430 x 320 x 44mm)
Weight 6.6 lbs (3kg)
Edirol / Roland MVS-12 Multi-viewer & Matrix Switcher
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  • 1-Year Warranty

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    By All the time

    from Lenoir City, TN

    About Me Midrange Shopper

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    • Easily Viewed
    • Easy to set up


    • Text labeling cumbersome

    Best Uses

    • Professional

    Comments about Edirol / Roland MVS-12 Multi-viewer & Matrix Switcher:

    We use this to multiview inputs for our children's worship service. We also use the matrix to send signal to our video monitors. Great for the job!

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    Works like a charm!

    By Aleksander Steffensen

    from Bergen, Norway

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Reviewer


    • Easy to set up


    • Only VGA and HDMI outputs

    Best Uses

    • Control room

    Comments about Edirol / Roland MVS-12 Multi-viewer & Matrix Switcher:

    We bought this for monitoring cameras, preview and program output in the control room, and it works like a charm.

    I'm surprised how easy it was to set up the MVS-12. It's plug and play, and should you need to customize the settings, no problem. You will be done in five minutes, I guarantee it!

    The MVS-12 is a fairly inexpensive alternative, compared to other multiviewers, and it has got an integrated matrix switcher too!

    In my opinion, there are no real disadvantages with the MVS-12. You can't expect SDI-capabilities for this price, and although I would like to see some other multiview outputs than HDMI or VGA only, it works just fine. The configuration interface looks kind of... old. But hey, it doesn't need to look like OS X. It does what it's supposed to do.

    This is a great unit for a good price. Works like a charm, loving the possibility to operate the unit from the built-in web interface.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    Perfect solution for small producers

    By HomeTown Sports Indiana

    from Indianapolis, Indiana

    About Me Professional producer

    Verified Buyer


    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • IP addressable
    • Professional Quality


      Best Uses

      • Mobile production

      Comments about Edirol / Roland MVS-12 Multi-viewer & Matrix Switcher:

      HomeTown Sports Indiana produces 300 events yearly from a mobile production Sprinter. We're still analog, as are most smaller webcasters. Our stand alone monitors were fading. I was pleased to see a solution tailored exactly for our 6 camera shoots. A big bonus was the 12x4 router that allows us to quickly switch cameras to our newtek 3play instant replay system. Administration is simple.

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