Grass Valley



High Quality, Pre-Configured 8 input dual head multiviewer in 1 RU More
MSRP: $12995

Pre-configured for simple and easy installation, Kaleido-MX is available in a wide choice of configurations for high-end in-studio TV production, outside broadcast trucks and master control playout operations. With advanced probing features, which rapidly and clearly alert operators to on-air problems, Kaleido MX is perfect for ensuring a high quality of broadcast for master control playout. Innovative scaling technology within Kaleido-MX offers the best video image quality as well as full layout flexibility to assign "any source, anywhere" with no bandwidth limitations. Kaleido-MX provides hot-swappable modules and power supplies for robust performance in the harshest environments.

Unmatched image quality

  • Unmatched multiviewer picture quality and superior on-screen graphics, for the most critical monitoring applications and high-end TV production requirements
  • Simultaneous HDMI and SDI outputs at full 1080p50/60 Hz resolution on up to 4 multiviewer displays
  • Input signal processing up to 3G signal formats

Robust and serviceable design

  • Unique Auto-Recovery feature provides fast automated recovery after a "cold" spare is inserted into the frame
  • Hot swappable modules and power supplies
  • 1 RU and 3 RU frame models with quiet cooling

Multiroom, multiuser oriented

  • A single Kaleido-MX multiviewer can be used to share sources across multiple rooms or operator positions, with fully independent displays, audio monitoring and control panels dedicated to each operator

Seamless control across multiple multiviewers

  • Kaleido multiviewers can be "mixed-and-matched" with others to create a seamless monitoring system across a facility
  • Choice of multiple control options such as standalone RCP-2/RCP-200 panels, integrated with router control systems and panels, iControl and third-party control systems

Superior layout flexibility

  • Ultimate level of layout flexibility, with unlimited signal repetition and sizing across all displays, without blocking, grouping restrictions or bandwidth restrictions

Router and switcher integration

  • Kaleido-MX offers rich integration with NVISION router family, and third-party routers and production switchers for tally and label/alias source management.
  • Multiple multiviewers can be controlled from a single control panel

Scalable for the largest systems

  • Virtually limitless multiviewer system expansion with upstream NVISION router
  • Can create combined multiviewer/router system with 1,152 video inputs, 288 multiviewer outputs

Advanced probing and alarming

  • Closed captioning and teletext subtitling display and alarming to ensure compliance with regulation, includes XDS and AFD
  • Software licensable Dolby E metadata extraction for metering and content alarming without the need of expensive hardware decoders
  • Sophisticated on-screen alarm displays for clear operator alerts. Supports multicolor and blinking statuses based on severity, latching and status message

Video Inputs (8)

  • Connector: DIN 1.0/2.3


  • Signal: 4:2:2 SMPTE 259M-C (270 Mb/s)
  • Formats: 525 and 625
  • Audio: SMPTE 274M-1994
  • Return loss: >15 dB up to 270 MHz
  • Jitter: <0.2 UI
  • Cable length:
    • 250m (820 ft.) (Belden 1694A)
    • 150m (492 ft.) (Belden 1855A)


  • Signal: 4:2:2 SMPTE 292M-C (1.5 Gb/s)
  • Formats: 720p24/25/29.97/50/59.94, 1080PsF23.98p/24p/25i/29.97i, 1080i50/59.94, 1080p23.98/24/25/29.97
  • Audio: SMPTE 299M
  • Return loss: >15 dB up to 1.5 GHz
  • Jitter: <0.2 UI
  • Cable length:
    • 100m (328 ft.) (Belden 1694A)
    • 45m (148 ft.) (Belden 1855A)


  • Signal: SMPTE 424M-2006 (2.97, 2.97/1.001 Gb/s) Level A and B
  • Formats : 1920x1080p60, 1920x1080p59.94, 1920x1080p50
  • Audio: SMPTE 299M
  • Return loss:
    • >15 dB up to 1.5 GHz
    • >10 dB from 1.5 GHz to 3 GHz
  • Jitter: <0.3 UI
  • Cable length:
    • 100m (328 ft.) (Belden 1694A)
    • 45m (148 ft.) (Belden 1855A)

LTC Inputs

  • Signal: SMPTE 12M-1995 (EBU-3259-E), SMPTE 309M
  • Level: 500 mVp-p to 10 Vp-p
  • Impedance: >10 kΩ
  • Refresh rate: 50/59.94 Hz
  • Connector: DIN 1.0/2.3


  • External: SMPTE 170M, SMPTE 318M, ITU 624-4, BUT 470-6, PAL and NTSC composite sync, SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 240M
  • Connector: DIN 1.0/2.3

Mosaic Outputs (video and graphic)HDMI (1, 2, or 4)

  • Signal : HDMI V1.3
  • Format: 1280x1024 up to 1920x1200p configurable
  • Refresh rate supported (50 Hz and 59.94 Hz)
  • Cable length: 4.57m (15 ft.)
  • Connector: HDMI
  • Signal path: 8 bits output

HD-SDI (1, 2 or 4)

  • Signal: 3G/HD-SDI SMPTE 424M and 292M compliant
  • Supports data rates of 1483.5, 1485, 2967, 2970 Mb/s
  • Return loss:
    • >15 dB up to 1.5 GHz
    • >10 dB from 1.5 GHz to 3 GHz
  • Jitter (wideband): HD: <0.2 UI
  • 3 Gb/s: <0.3 UI

DVI Inputs (optional)

  • Device: KXI-DVI-Bridge
  • Signal: DVI
  • Resolutions: Mode A: 1024x768, 1366x768, 1280x1024, 1680x1050, 1600x1200 at 60 Hz
  • Mode B: 1280x720 and 1920x1080 at 50/60 Hz

 Communication Ethernet (1)

  • Signal: 10/100 BASE-T
  • Connector: RJ45

Serial Port (1)

  • Signal: RS-422 (SMPTE 207M, EBU-3245)
  • Connector: RJ45

Analog Audio Monitoring (1, 2 or 4)

  • Signals (2): Balanced analog stereo
  • Impedance: <600Ω
  • Level: +24 dBu maximum
  • Connector: WECO

Video Processing Performance

  • Signal path: 8-bit YCbCr to 24-bit RGB
  • Processing delay: 1 frame in genlock mode, 1-2 frame in non-genlock mode

Audio Processing Performance

  • Quantization: 20-24 bits
  • Sampling: 48 kHz
  • THD+N: 80 dB
  • SNR: 98 dB

Kaleido-MX (1 RU) Frame

  • Power supply: Hot swappable redundant power supplies
  • Input voltage: 100-240V
  • Frequency: 50/60 Hz
  • Power: 150W max
  • Dimensions: 1 RU x 485 mm (19 in.) x 286 mm (11.25 in.)
  • Full spec temperature range: 0-40° C (32-104° F) (ambient)
  • Weight: 4.2 kg (9.2 lbs.) for 16x2
  • Communication ports: Ethernet 10/100 BASE-T
  • Alarm: GPI contact

Discrete Audio Inputs (optional)Analog Audio

  • Device: ABT-64A or ABT-128A
  • Signals (64 or 128 mono channels): 20 kΩ balanced, 10 kΩ unbalanced
  • Maximum level: +24 dBu
  • Connectors: WECO

AES 110Ω

  • Device: ABT-64D-110 and ABT-128D-110
  • Signals (32 or 64 AES): AES3
  • Termination: 110Ω balanced
  • Sampling: 48 kHz
  • Connectors: WECO


  • Device: ABT-64D-75 and ABT-128D-75
  • Signals (32 or 64 AES): AES3
  • Termination: 75Ω unbalanced
  • Connectors: BNC


  • Connector: DB-44
  • Number of input: 1 RU: 20 opto-isolated
  • 3RU: 20 or 40 (optional) opto-isolated
  • Pull-up voltage: 2.3V
  • Source current: 2 mA when input shorted
  • Low level activation: 0.8V max
  • Over voltage: 25V max
  • Pulse duration: 8 ms min

GPI Bidirectional

  • Connector: DB-44
  • Number of I/O: 
    • 1 RU: 8
    • 3 RU: 8 or 16 (optional)

Input Mode

  • Pull-up voltage: 2.3V
  • Source current: 2 mA when input shorted
  • Low level activation: 0.8V max
  • Over voltage: 25V max
  • Pulse duration: 8 ms min

Output Mode

  • Contact closure current: 50 mA max
  • Reverse voltage: -15V max
  • Reverse current: -50 mA max
  • V OUT low: 0.6V at 1.5 mA

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