For-A America MV-1620HSA

4K-Compatible, 16 Channels of Input, Dual-Screen Output High Performance With Better Energy Efficiency

The MV-1620HSA is a compact (1U) 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. Full-featured, the unit offers a customizable window layout. View audio levels and use AFD-compatible cropping or information display as needed.

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. The viewer accepts an array of formats and frame rates including NTSC, PAL, 1080/59.94i and 1080/50i. (No frame rate conversion.)

Layout Manager

Includes a Windows application for managing the layout. Customize the layout on a computer by registering or changing layout patterns, adjusting title display, 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 Formats
3G: 1080/60p, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p (Level A/B)
Level-B: At 1920 x 1080 only
HD: 1080/60i, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/60p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/30p, 1080/29.97p, 1080/25p, 1080/24p, 1080/23.98p, 720/24p, 720/23.98p, 1080/30PsF, 1080/29.97PsF, 1080/25PsF, 1080/24PsF, 1080/23.98PsF, 1035/60i, 1035/59.94i
SD: 525/60 (NTSC), 625/50 (PAL)
Video Inputs
Accepts the following signals.
(Mix input, asynchronous acceptable)
75Ω BNC x 16
SDI/analog composite switching
3G-SDI(Level-A/B): 3Gbps
HD-SDI: 1.5Gbps
SD-SDI: 270Mbps
Analog composite
Analog composite: 1.0 Vp-p
Quantization: Y: 8-bit, C: 8-bit
Background (MV-1620DO)
3G-SDI (Level A): 3 Gbps 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p
HD-SDI: 1.5 Gbps 720/59.94p 720/50p
* Only used for MV-1620HS/HSA background output
Audio Input


Sampling frequency: 48 kHz (sync to input video signals)
Quantization: 16 to 24-bit
16 channels per 3G/HD/SD-SDI input signal
(4 groups, 8 stereo pairs)
Analog (MV-1620DO)
Analog audio: Balanced or unbalanced
D-sub 37-pin (female), inch screw
* For unbalanced input, short Cold?Shield externally
Input impedance: 600Ω/Hi-Z
Input level: -10 dBV/-3 dBu/0 dBu/+4 dBu,
Maximum input level (with +4 dBu input level): +24 dBu
(balanced), +18 dBu (unbalanced)
Rated input power (with 600Ω termination): +24 dBm
Sampling frequency: 48 kHz
Quantization: 24-bit; 8 channels (4 stereo pairs)
AES (MV-1620DO)
AES audio: Unbalanced, 75Ω, D-sub 37-pin (female), inch screw
* Short Cold-Shield externally
Sampling frequency: 32/44.1/48 kHz
Quantization: 16 to 24-bit; 8 channels (4 stereo pairs)
LTC input (MV-1620IF)
1 input, SMPTE time code 1.0 Vp-p within ±6 dB
Video Outputs
HDMI (digital output)
HDMI: 1 (with MV-1620DO: 2 (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.
Unmatched frame rates may cause repeated or dropped frames.
75Ω BNC: 1 (2 with MV-1620DO)
SDI 1 and 2 output matches the screen for HDMI 1 and 2 output.
3G-SDI (Level A): 3 Gbps
HD-SDI: 1.5 Gbps
Background (MV-1620IO)
3G-SDI (Level A): 3 Gbps 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p
HD-SDI: 1.5 Gbps 720/59.94p 720/50p
* Only used for MV-1620HS/HSA background input
Audio Output
Ports: 1 (with MV-1620DO: 2 (2 pairs))
RCA pin jacks: 2 (1 stereo pair), unbalanced
Output impedance: 100 Ω or less
Output level: -10 dBV
Maximum input level: +5 dBV
Sampling frequency: 48 kHz
Quantization: 24-bit
Embedded (SDI)
4 groups (8 stereo pairs)
Sampling frequency: 48 kHz
Quantization: 24-bit
Embedded (HDMI)
4 stereo pairs
Sampling frequency: 48 kHz
Quantization: 24-bit
Genlock Input (MV-1620DO)
BB: NTSC 0.429 Vp-p/PAL 0.45 Vp-p, Tri-level sync: 0.6 Vp-p
I/O Delay
1 frame or less for asynchronous input
0.5 frame or less for synchronous input
Video Windows
Up to 20 (*with output option: up to 20 windows in all on 2 screens)
Clock Windows
Up to 4 (with output option, up to 4 windows in all on 2 screens.)
Internal clock or LTC time code selectable. Time correction via GPI or SNTP. Internal clock accuracy: within ±15 sec/month (at 25℃)
Count up/down Timer, Remaining Time Counter
Can be displayed in clock window. (Internal clock or LTC is selectable for remaining time counter.)
* Stopwatch/timer uses an internal crystal oscillator: ±50 ppm within operating temperature (0℃ to 40℃)
Information Display
Clock window can be used for information display. Displays error logs, multi-viewer information, or entered text.
Background Display
Memory: 4 / Display: 1 per output
Max. size: 1920 x 10800
Logo Display
Memory: 8 / Display: Max. 2 per output
Max. size: 1024 x 512
Screen Layout
User customized layout
Up to 16 layout patterns can be saved.
Title Display
Character limit: Max. 16 characters x 2 lines for each input channel
Supported characters: Letters, numbers, symbols, Korean characters and Japanese kana/kanji (JIS 1 and 2)
Tally Display
Indicated as a frame (red/green/orange) or marker (red/green) on each input window. Colors are adjustable.
Audio Level Display
Up to 16 audio channels of audio level metering per input
Time Code Display
Display for 3G/HD/SD-SDI Ancillary Timecode (ATC)
Reader mode:
* Ancillary Timecode (ATC) is not passed through.
* Timecode input in LTC connector is not displayed.
Video Monitoring
Detects video loss, frozen frames, incorrect luminance/black level, and CRC error.
* Detected by calculating the active picture CRC for input signals to check whether this value remains the same for each frame.
Safety Area Marker
Displays safety areas on each window.
Audio Monitoring
Detects audio loss, silence, and excessive audio levels.
Closed Captioning Monitoring
Detects loss of closed captioning.
Interfaces other than Ethernet require installation of the MV-1620IF option.
RS-232C/RS-422/RS-485: D-sub 9-pin (male) x 1
Baud rate: 9,600/19,200/38,400/57,600/115,200 bps
Data length: 8-bit, stop bit 1-bit
Parity: none/odd/even
GPIO: D-sub 50-pin (female) x 1; 18-pin used for both input and output
Max. 48 inputs/18 outputs
* I/O selectable
RJ-45 x 1 (CAT 5e-compliant)
Layout Manager
(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)
Live Viewer
Software for video streaming (Windows software)
Data Backup
Stores settings internally to the memory (rewrite capacity: approx. 100,000).
* Frequent setting changes may impair data retention.
0℃ to 40℃ / 30% to 90% (no condensation)
Backup Battery
Internal lithium battery (to maintain time)
100 V AC to 240 V AC ±10% 50Hz/60Hz
Power Consumption
88 VA (86 W) (at 100 V AC to 120 V AC)
107 VA (85 W) (at 200 V AC to 240 V AC)
EIA 1 RU 430 (W) x 44 (H) x 475 (D) mm / 6.9 kg
Quick Setup Guide, AC cord, Rack mount brackets, CD-ROM
(Layout Manager, Live Viewer, Operation Manuals)
MV-1620PS: Redundant power supply
MV-1620IF: Interfaces (GPIO/RS-232C/422/485/LTC)
MV-1620DO: Dual Output
Output: SDI/HDMI/Audio/Background
Input: Analog/AES Audio/Genlock/Background
MV-1620RT: 90/180/270° rotation display
MV-1620SNMP: SNMP support
PC3323-1: D-sub 37-pin breakout cable (XLR x 8, BNC x 4)