The MD-QUAD from Decimator Design is their new low cost, miniature 3G/HD/SD-SDI 4 to 1 Quad Splitter or 4 to 1 input multiplexer, featuring linked (3G/HD/SD)-SDI and HDMI Outputs.
Version 3 of the DECIMATOR MD-QUAD 3G/HD/SD-SDI Quad Split Multi-Viewer with SD/HD/3G-SDI & HDMI Outputs adds a test pattern generator, audio tone generator, audio channel pass through, and on-screen display on an optional connected monitor. The device provides you with an SD/HD/3G-SDI quad splitter or multiplexer. It features four auto detecting SDI inputs, and outputs to an SDI and an HDMI output.
Each input is independent and features low latency buffering, which allows the device to display all four inputs on an optional monitor screen simultaneously, even when each input signal is a different format or frame rate. The output signal also supports different aspect ratios being displayed on the screen of your monitor's SDI or HDMI input. A rotary encoder and push button selector allows you to navigate and select from the menu option without setting DIP switches or connecting to a computer. The menu function allows you to select your output format, and a locking power socket minimizes the chance of power loss by a kick out of the power cable.
Note: Firmware Release 2.0.6 adds 3G-SDI Level B support for 1080p60/59.94/50 for this model, as well as the ability to set the SDI output to 3G level A or B and convert between level A and B. It also enables horizontal and vertical image flipping per window, and adds custom layout features that move this model from a fixed window quad-split to a customizable 1-to-4 channel multi-viewer.
Updates Updates from the previous version include: In Quad-Split mode the first 8-channels of audio from any input can now be passed to both the HDMI and SDI output On-screen audio id pop-up when selection audio source in Quad-Split mode On-screen display pop-up when using the rotary encoder allows you to adjust the device's settings requiring a PC Professional 3G/HD/SD Test Pattern Generator featuring 54 Test Patterns including Luma and Chroma Zone-plates Audio Tone Generator
Miniature (3G/HD/SD)-SDI 4 to 1 Quad Split or 4 to 1 input multiplexer
Selectable output format in Quad-Split mode
Low latency buffering for each input allowing non-synchronous inputs
Linked (3G/HD/SD)-SDI and HDMI outputs
4 x (3G/HD/SD)-SDI inputs with auto detection (26 Formats supported in total)
8-Channel Audio metering for each quadrant with:
The first two audio groups individually selectable
Vertical or Horizontal Bars
AES, VU, Extended VU, BBC, EBU, DIN and NORDIC Scales
Bar & Float, Bar only or Float only
Separate Bar and Float Ballistics control
Adjustable Reference level
Red, Yellow and Green Range adjustment
Bar thickness adjustment
Each quadrant is independent of the others, allowing any 3G/HD/SD format of any frame rate to be displayed simultaneously
Variable aspect ratios per quadrant
All 4 inputs can be displayed simultaneously on a single output
Pass-Through mode allowing any of the 4 inputs to be selected for output
In Pass-Through mode the selected input is passed through to both the 3G/HD/SD-SDI and HDMI outputs
On-Screen 16 character IDs (UMDs) for each input
A single tallies for each input is available from the GPI
An extensive selection of user controllable functions via an easy to use rotary encoder for menu selection. LEDs and a push button can then be used for status and control
USB port for control and updates
GPI on RJ-45 for remote switching
Menu Options Input status for all 4 inputs Output format Output selection of Quad Split or input 1, 2, 3 or 4 Output aspect and type of 16:9 or 4:3 at either 90 or 100% of screen size Individual aspect format for each output can be set to same as input, Letter-box or Pillar-box Border Enable Quad split mode reference of either Free-run or input 1 Enables for On-Screen Overlays Basic Audio Meter control