FOR-A Corporation of America Unveils The MV'3240 Multi-Viewer

Media Entertainment Tech Outlook | Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The MV'3240 multi-viewer by FOR-A Corporation of America is a 32-channel, multi-format multi viewer that offers customized layouts with up to 25 windows for one 4K output.

FREMONT, CA: FOR-A Corporation of America unveils The MV'3240 multi-viewer, a 32-channel, multi-format multi viewer that can accommodate up to 25 windows for one 4K output. The new MV-3240 will be displayed at FOR-booth A (Booth C4918) at the 2021 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 10 to 13.

The MV-3240 supports up to 16 6G-SDI inputs and up to 32 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs, as well as HD-to-4K upsizing. It has five 3G/HD-SDI outputs, one 12G-SDI output, and one HDMI output that replicates the SDI output. Users can increase the number of inputs while reducing latency by cascading connections between many units. Custom layouts for up to 40 windows for four 2K outputs are in the works, and optional support for up to 16 inputs for 12G-SDI.

“Not every facility or production truck is ready to move to IP, but they still need to manage extensive SDI inputs,” said Satoshi Kanemura, President of FOR-A Corporation of America. “The compact MV-3240 offers the flexibility needed to display HD or 4K sources, as well as the ability to support multi-format productions that use both. With our powerful processing engine, you can enjoy the highest picture quality along with customized layouts.”

MV-3240 is based on the same 1RU chassis as FOR-As. The MV-3240 shares many of the basic features of other MV Series machines, including the recently released MV-1640IP multi-viewer, built for IP or hybrid workflows. Tally, title, and time code, for example, can all be displayed, as well as time, timers, and information. The built-in layout manager on the MV-3240 makes it simple to construct unique layouts that can be saved and recalled straight from the unit's front control panel.

For display in title spaces, up to four logos can be saved. Audio monitoring and audio level display are also available. Additionally, flashing borders or error indicators aid in the identification of screens with faults. Users can monitor signals outside of the control room via an integrated M-JPEG streaming video output, which can be accessed from any web-enabled device. A specialized Windows software is also available for convenient monitoring of M-JPEG streaming video, and its pre-alarm recording feature allows the film to be saved on a PC HDD and watched if an error occurs.