Blackmagic Design Multiview 16

16 Input SD, HD, UltraHD Multiviewer

Monitor up to 16 SDI sources using an Ultra HD monitor or television so you get twice the resolution per view! Monitor from SD, HD or Ultra HD-SDI sources in any combination, in any order! Features full frame re-sync on each input.

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The Blackmagic Design MultiView 16 is the world’s first multi viewer that functions natively in Ultra HD, empowering you to use an Ultra HD monitor or television for double the image sharpness, even if you are not utilising Ultra HD in your facility yet. For monitoring it’s now possible to connect up to 16 different SD, HD and Ultra HD SDI sources into a single display. Blackmagic MultiView 16 allows four, nine or 16 views to be selected and each input includes a full frame re-synchronizer – permitting any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD SDI sources to be connected, all at the same time.

With the availability of Ultra HD consumer televisions, it’s now possible to use the extra resolution these displays have to construct razor sharp multi view monitoring at low cost. Blackmagic Design’s MultiView 16 is particularly flexible because it allows you to select 2x2 layout for four sources, 3x3 layout for nine sources and 4x4 layout for 16 simultaneous sources, all from the front panel. Each of the inputs can be any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD, all at the same time. It's just like having 16 independent broadcast monitors on the single display.

Multi view monitoring is perfect, whether you’re creating a massive control room with a range of incoming feeds or working on location in tight spaces that don’t have room for multiple monitors. With the Blackmagic Design MultiView 16 it’s not necessary to connect multiple monitors, dozens of cables or run extra power to view all video sources. Simply plug cameras, decks, switchers, routers and feeds into the SDI connections to see everything with amazing lucidity and detail on a single Ultra HD monitor. Blackmagic MultiView 16 can be used for live production, on set, in control rooms, post facilities and more.

Get maximum compatibility with your existing HD equipment while retaining the option to use an Ultra HD monitor for incredible display sharpness. The MultiView 16 works with both regular HD as well as the latest Ultra HD. That’s four times the number of pixels in each view video will look sharper and clearer than ever thought to be possible before. Using an Ultra HD monitor provides an incredible 1920 x 1080 full resolution HD in each view when running 2x2 for four views. Even if you're running 4x4 for 16 views, each view will still display an astounding 960 x 540 pixels. Both 6G-SDI and HDMI outputs are provided so you can connect direct to televisions, video projectors and broadcast monitors.

More Information


  • SDI Video Input: 16 x 10-bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 6G-SDI.
  • SDI Video Loop Output: 16 x 10-bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 6G-SDI.
  • Multi View Outputs: 4 x SDI plus 1 x HDMI (2 x HD, 2 x 6G-SDI, 1 x HDMI), able to be used concurrently.
  • SDI Video Multi View Outputs: 2 x 10-bit HD-SDI, 2 x 10 bit 6G-SDI.
  • HDMI Video Multi View Outputs: 1 x HDMI type A connector. Output supports EDID of the monitor.
  • Reference Input: Black burst and Tri-level Sync for SD, HD and 4K.
  • Multi Rate Support: Auto detection of SD, HD or 6G-SDI. Simultaneous viewing of 4K, HD and SD video.
  • Updates: USB or Ethernet.
  • Control: 16 buttons for local control of MultiView 16. 5 buttons and scroll wheel for control of LCD display or RJ45 Ethernet.
  • Configuration: Via front panel LCD or use either RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 for firmware updates and IP address setting.
  • RS-422 Control: 1 x input for configuring layouts.
  • Reclocking: On all SDI outputs, auto switching between standard definition, high definition or 6G-SDI video.



  • SD Format Support: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC.
  • HD Format Support: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60.
  • 2K Format Support: 2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080p24, 2048 x 1080p25, 2048 x 1080PsF23.98, 2048 x 1080PsF24, 2048 x 1080PsF25.
  • 4K Format Support: 3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p30, 4096 x 2160p24.
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 310M, SMPTE 425M-B, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
  • SDI Video Rates: SDI video inputs are switchable between standard definition, high definition and 4K. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and 6G-SDI.
  • SDI Video Sampling: 4:2:2 and 4:4:4.
  • SDI Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24-bit.
  • SDI Color Precision: 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4.
  • SDI Color Space: YUV or RGB for inputs, YUV for outputs.
  • SDI Auto Switching: Automatically selects between SD-SDI, HD-SDI, and 6G-SDI on each input so that each input can be running a different television standard.
  • SDI Metadata Support: Video payload identification ancillary data as per SMPTE 352M.



Built-in 1.5” LCD for menu settings.



  • Software Control: Multi view software included free for Windows and Mac OS X.
  • Internal Software Upgrade: Via included updater application.


Operating Systems

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later. Windows 7 or Windows 8.


Power Requirements

  • Power Fail Protection: MultiView 16 settings preserved and restored instantly at power on.
  • Power Supply: IEC power cable required. 90 - 240V AC input.


Environmental Specifications

  • Operating temperature: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
  • Storage temperature: -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
  • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing


What's Included

  • Blackmagic MultiView 16
  • Software CD



12 month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.