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For.A MV-1620HSA 3G/HD/SD/Analog Mixed High-Resolution Multi-Viewer (16-Channel, Dual-Screen Output)

For.A MV-1620HSA 3G/HD/SD/Analog Mixed High-Resolution Multi-Viewer (16-Channel, Dual-Screen Output)
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For.A MV-1620 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Layout Manager
  • 3Video Streaming
  • 4Record Streamed Video
  • 5Versatile Mixed-Source Environment
  • 6HD Output of Source Signals
  • 7Audio Level Monitoring
  • 8Audio Monitoring Output
  • 9Prominent Error Display
  • 10Information Display Function
  • 11AFD-Compatible Cropping
  • 12Tally/Title/Timecode
  • 13Time and Timer Display
  • 14Logo and Background
  • 15Additional Features

The MV-1620HSA 3G/HD/SD/Analog Mixed High-Resolution Multi-Viewer from For.A is a multi-viewer that accepts up to 16 channels of mixed 3G/HD/SD-SDI or analog composite signals for monitoring on one or two screens. It can be cascaded with other units to display up to 64 sources at once.

In addition, the MV-1620IF Interface Card and MV-1620DO Reference Input Expansion Card (available separately) can be added for GPIO, serial control, and input of analog audio, AES audio, and genlock. The MV-1620 Multiviewer offers a customizable window layout, audio level meters, and AFD-compatible cropping functionality.

Layout Manager

  • A Windows-based application is provided for managing and creating screen layouts
  • Customize the layout on a computer by registering or changing layout patterns, adjusting title displays, and configuring other settings as needed
  • Store up to 16 layout patterns on the viewer
  • Saved layouts can be applied directly from the front panel control

Video Streaming

  • In addition to computer-based layout management, you can stream video from the viewer over Ethernet
  • The streaming video can be used for additional local computer displays or for remote monitoring applications

Record Streamed Video

  • Frames before and after errors or after specified triggers (video loss, frozen frames, incorrect luminance/black levels, CRC errors, audio loss, silence, excessive audio levels, and loss of closed captioning) are captured and can be saved to a Windows computer as a sequence of still image files

Versatile Mixed-Source Environment

  • Supports mixed signals as required, from 3G-SDI (Level-A/B), HD-SDI, SD-SDI, or analog composite sources
  • Asynchronous input is also supported
  • Accepts an array of formats and frame rates including NTSC, PAL, 1080/59.94i, and 1080/50i (no frame rate conversion)

HD Output of Source Signals

  • Features up to 16 output channels
  • Sources can be displayed on 1 or 2 screens, each with HDMI and SDI interfaces available for HD monitoring support

Audio Level Monitoring

  • 16 channels of embedded audio levels in each 3G/HD/SD-SDI signal can be monitored
  • Use Layout Manager to customize display positions, number of channels, and display groups

Audio Monitoring Output

  • Audio from any channel can be monitored via HD-SDI, HDMI, or analog audio output

Prominent Error Display

  • Indicates errors by full-screen display, flashing border, error icon, or error message
  • Prominently identifies the relevant frame

Information Display Function

  • Choose from 13 types of information error logs for viewing in single or separate window
  • Error logs can be downloaded using a web browser

AFD-Compatible Cropping

  • Active Format Description (AFD) in source signals is detected and window sizes are automatically cropped to the requested aspect ratio


  • Tally: Choose from frame tally or marker tally display
  • Titles: Identify each source channel with a title. Supports display of alphanumeric characters, symbols, and Korean characters (up to 16), which can be displayed within or outside the picture
  • Timecode: Ancillary timecode in 3G/HD/SD-SDI signals can be displayed
  • Safety Area: Can be displayed for each channel

Time and Timer Display

  • Supports clock time synchronization with the SNTP server
  • Up to 4 clocks can be displayed, along with date, in analog or digital format
  • Data display is also available
  • This feature can be also used as a count up/down timer, or remaining time counter

Logo and Background

  • Registers up to 8 logos and 4 background images

Additional Features

  • Can be used with MV-1620DO: Reference input, analog audio/AES input, HD-SDI, HDMI, analog audio monitoring output, and background input/output
  • Can be used with MV-1620IF: Enables a variety of control interfaces using RS-232C/422/485 or GPIO
  • Rotated image output (90/180/270°)
  • SNMP-based monitoring: Remote monitoring of source signals or fan alarm status
  • Redundant power supply


For.A MV-1620 Specs

Video Formats3G: 1080/60p, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p (Level A/B)
Level-B: At 1920 × 1080 only
HD: 1080/60i, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1035/60i, 1035/59.94i, 1080/30p, 1080/29.97p, 1080/25p, 1080/24p, 1080/23.98p, 720/60p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 720/24p, 720/23.98p, 080/30PsF, 1080/29.97PsF, 1080/25PsF, 1080/24PsF, 1080/23.98PsF
SD: 525/60 (NTSC), 625/50 (PAL)
Video InputsSDI/analog composite switching (mix input, asynchronous acceptable); 16 x BNC, 75 ohms
3G/HD/SD-SDI3G-SDI (Level A/B): 3 Gb/s
HD-SDI: 1.5 Gb/s
SD-SDI: 270 Mb/s
Analog CompositeAnalog composite: 1 Vpp
Quantization: Y: 8-bit, C: 8-bit
Video Outputs
HDMI1 x HDMI (with MV-1620DO: 2 pairs)
Quantization: R: 8-bit, G: 8-bit, B: 8-bit
Resolution: 1920 x 1080i/p, 1280 x 720p
Frequency: 59.94 Hz, 50 Hz
Interlaced output also available at 1920 × 1080i/p
No input/output frame rate conversion
SDI1 x BNC, 75 ohms
3G-SDI (Level-A): 3 Gb/s
HD-SDI: 1.5 Gb/s
Audio Input
EmbeddedSampling frequency: 48 kHz (sync to input video signals)
Quantization: 16 to 24-bit
16 channels per 3G/HD/SD-SDI input signal (8 stereo pairs)
Audio Output
Analog1 x Ports (with MV-1620DO: 2 pairs)
2 x RCA pin jacks (1 stereo pair), unbalanced
Output Impedance: ≤100 ohms
Output Level: -10 dBV
Maximum Input Level: 5 dBV
Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz Quantization: 24-bit
4 groups (8 stereo pairs)
Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz
Quantization: 24-bit

4 stereo pairs
Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz
Quantization: 24-bit
I/O Delay0.5 to 1 frame (asynchronous input); 0.5 frame (synchronous input, "Minimum Delay Mode" is ON)
WindowsVideo: Up to 20
Clock: Up to 4 screens (Based on internal clock (accurate to within 15 sec/month, at 77°F (25°C))
Internal clock or LTC time code selectable
Time correction via GPI or SNTP)
TimerCount up/down Timer, Remaining Time Counter
Can be displayed in clock window; internal clock or LTC is selectable for remaining time counter
Memory: 4
Display: 1 per output
Size: 1920 × 1080 maximum

Memory: 8
Display: Maximum 2 per output
Size: 1024 x 512 maximum
User customized layout
Up to 16 layout patterns can be saved

Windows Software:
Window size and position settings (Layout Editor screen)
Switching output video and audio (Remote Controller screen)
Editing and registering logos and backgrounds (Logo Registry screen)
Title DisplayCharacter Limit: 16 characters maximum x 2 lines for each input channel
Supported Characters: Letters, numbers, symbols, Korean characters, and Japanese Kana/Kanji (JIS 1 and 2) characters
Tally DisplayIndicated as a frame (red/green/orange) or marker (red/green) on each input window
Colors are adjustable
Audio Level DisplayUp to 16 audio channels of audio level metering per input
Time Code DisplayDisplay for 3G/HD/SD-SDI Ancillary Timecode (ATC)
ModeReader Mode
Ancillary Timecode (ATC) is not passed through
Timecode input in LTC connector is not displayed
Detects video loss, frozen frames (detected by calculating the active picture CRC for input signals to check whether this value remains the same for each frame), incorrect luminance/black level, and CRC error

Detects audio loss, silence, and excessive audio levels

Closed Captioning
Detects loss of closed captioning
MarkerSafety Area Marker: Displays safety areas on each window
InterfacesLAN: 100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T, 1 x RJ-45 (CAT 5e-compliant)
ViewerSoftware for video streaming (for Windows only)
Data BackupStores settings internally to the memory (approximately 100,000 rewrite capacity)
Environmental & Physical Specifications
Temperature32 to 144°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity30 to 90% (non-condensation)
Backup BatteryInternal lithium battery (to maintain time)
Power100 to 240 VAC ±10%; 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power Consumption88 VA (86 W) @ 100 to 120 VAC; 107 VA (85 W) @ 200 to 240 VAC
Dimensions16.9 x 1.7 x 18.70" (43.0 x 4.4 x 47.5 cm); EIA 1 RU
Weight15.2 lb (6.9 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight18.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)26.5 x 23.4 x 9.4"

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