The Extron MGP 641 is a multi-window processor that scales and presents up to four 4K/60 source signals on a single screen. It features advanced Extron Vector™ 4K scaling technology for unequaled image quality. The HDCP 2.3‑compliant processor includes four HDMI 2.0 inputs and an additional HDMI background input for presenting live, non‑scaled content behind source windows. HDMI and DTP2 4K/60 outputs deliver duplicate signals to local and remote displays. Fully customizable window layouts, logo keying, and window transition effects enhance presentation of the source content. Source and output rotation enable use with portrait displays, and audio de‑embedding simplifies integration. These features enable the MGP 641 processor to deliver professional presentations that are ideal for high‑end environments and live events.
The MGP 641 features extensive windowing and multi-viewer capabilities, with the ability to display each source in its own window. Restriction-free window placement allows side-by-side, overlap, and picture-in-picture positioning of images.
Unparalleled Scaling Quality
The MGP 641 utilizes the Vector 4K scaling engine, which produces sharp, accurate output and preserves single-pixel detail that other scaling methods lack. Critical detail is preserved, even when presenting a source at a fraction of the original resolution.
Custom Output Resolution
The MGP 641 supports custom output resolutions, maximizing compatibility with evolving display technology, non-standard displays, and LED systems. This also eliminates the need for the display to perform internal scaling, increasing the quality of displayed content.
Source & Output Rotation
Sources connected to inputs 2 and 4 can be rotated 90 degrees, which provides flexible and creative presentation options for live content. The duplicate HDMI and DTP2 output signals can also be rotated clockwise or counterclockwise 90 degrees, accommodating displays arranged in both portrait and landscape orientations.
Live and non-scaled full-motion content from an HDMI source can be used as a background for any presentation. The unique background input provides an additional input for backgrounds, tickers, or other content. It can also accommodate additional MGP 641 processors to present up to 16 windows on a single display.
Multiple Window Transition Effects
When a new signal is detected upstream of an input, the content of its corresponding window is frozen momentarily and transitioned to the new source. Users can select from a variety of effects to transition into and out of the image. Available options for transition effects include Cut Through Black, Fade Through Black, Seamless Cut, and Seamless Fade
Logo and Video Keying
BMP, JPG, PNG, and TIFF image files can be uploaded for use as logos or supplementary content and displayed on the output. Logos can be positioned anywhere on screen. Image transparency is supported, as well as level and color keying. Full screen images at resolutions up to 4096x2160 can also be recalled to provide information to the presentation audience. The MGP 641 also supports video keying. Title information or other content from an input source can be keyed over the Program image. Input switches to the Program output can be made behind the video key, incorporating freeze/fade or freeze/cut transitions.
Window Preset Effects
Window arrangement and background can be stored as a preset and later recalled using a hard cut or animated transition. Auto-Layout Mode is also available to automatically configure the window layout to a full screen, side by side, pyramid, or a quad arrangement, based on which windows have an active input signal or graphic. When a signal is detected or removed from an input, the window layout automatically adjusts to accommodate the new source palette.
The MGP 641 features integrated DTP2 twisted pair connectivity which supports 4K/60 4:4:4 signal extension up to 330’ (100m) over a shielded CATx cable when paired with DTP2 endpoints. In addition, the MGP 641 is configurable to work with all Extron XTP CrossPoint modular matrix switchers, as well as HDBaseT-enabled displays.
In many professional AV installations, audio quality is just as important as video performance. The MGP 641 is built for easy accessibility and flexible processing of audio signals. Audio that is present in the video output can be extended over the DTP2 output or extracted as balanced or unbalanced stereo audio for additional processing or amplification.
Configuration and Control
For flexible configuration and control of the MGP 641, Extron offers a user-friendly software application. Videowall Configuration Software - VCS facilitates quick and easy system setup and operation. Built‑in Web pages enable use of a standard browser for device monitoring and troubleshooting over an intuitive Web interface.
MGP 641 Features
Display content from up to four sources on a single screen
Image freeze and window mute control
128 presets for multiple window configurations
Fully customizable window layouts
Seamless presentation of signals sourced from upstream devices
Logo image keying and display
Stereo audio de-embedding
Ethernet monitoring and control
Capture and store images to a USB flash drive, internal memory, or network location
HDMI 2.0 and DTP2 outputs
HDMI 2.0 background input
Custom output resolutions
Dynamic input detection
HDMI 2.0 inputs
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