MGP 641

4K/60 HDMI Multi-Window Processor with DTP2 Extension
Key Features
  • Display up to four source windows on a single canvas with a live or static background
  • HDMI background input
  • HDMI and DTP2 outputs
  • Supports resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4
  • Supported HDMI 2.0 specification features include data rates up to 18 Gbps, Deep Color up to 12‑bit, and HD lossless audio formats
  • Advanced Extron Vector™ 4K scaling engine
The Extron MGP 641
Model Version Description Part #
 MGP 641 4 HDMI Inputs 60-1574-02

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 inputs and an additional HDMI background input, enabling live, non‑scaled content behind source windows. Live input or graphic images can be arranged anywhere on the output canvas, which can be rotated for landscape or portrait orientation. HDMI and DTP2 4K/60 outputs deliver duplicate signals to local and remote displays. Fully customizable window layouts, video keying, and window transition effects enhance content  presentation. These features allow the MGP 641 processor to deliver content that is ideal for high-end environments and live events.

Full 4K/60 Inputs and Outputs

The MGP 641 features four HDMI inputs, supporting signals up to 4096x2160 at 60 Hz with 4:4:4 color sampling. All four sources can be displayed simultaneously. The processor also features an HDMI background input for presenting live, non‑scaled full-motion content behind the source windows. This input supports resolutions up to 4K/60 in landscape mode and up to 4K/30 in portrait mode. The background input also facilitates cascading up to four MGP 641 units to create a large-scale single digital canvas with up to 16 windows.

A single, HDMI output supports video resolutions up to 4096x2160 at 60 Hz with 4:4:4 color sampling. The DTP2 output can extend 4K/60 signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a single, shielded CATx cable. Bidirectional RS‑232 and IR signals can be inserted from a control system and transmitted over this cable along with video and audio, enabling remote control of a source or display. For streamlined integration, power can be delivered to select DTP2 endpoints over the same shielded CATx cable. The port can be set to support DTP2, XTP II, or HDBaseT transmission using SIS™  – Simple Instruction Set commands or Videowall Configuration Software – VCS.

Flexible Window and Preset Management

Up to four live source windows can be displayed over a background consisting of live video, a still image, or a solid color. The window arrangement and background can be stored as a preset for later recall using a hard cut or animated transition. Presets include sizing, positioning, and priority information for all windows and can be saved, recalled, and named through the RS‑232, Ethernet, or USB port. A total of 128 memory locations are available for storing window presets.

Auto-Layout Mode automatically configures the window layout to a full screen, side-by-side, pyramid, or quad-split arrangement. The configuration is 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.

Advanced Vector 4K Scaling

The MGP 641 multi-window processor incorporates the Extron-exclusive Vector™ 4K scaling engine, developed in‑house and engineered to provide best-in-class image upscaling and downscaling. Vector 4K embodies several Extron-patented scaling technologies, plus a new set of image processing algorithms that deliver uncompromised scaling performance. This enables sharp, accurate 4:4:4 processing and scaling of video signals up to 4K, as well as downscaling of 4K source signals for display in small windows or on lower-resolution displays without losing critical image detail.

Complete EDID Management

To ensure professional AV systems perform as designed, it is crucial that EDID communication between video sources and sink devices is managed correctly. Precise management of EDID allows source equipment to send video and audio signals in formats and parameters that best match display device capabilities. Mishandling of EDID could result in less-than-optimal image quality, no image, or poor sound.

A suite of Extron-exclusive tools is available for complete control over EDID management. EDID Minder® technology offers a library of EDID files that can be applied to any video input. Additional EDID can be captured from connected displays or uploaded by the user. EDID Minder is easily accessible in VCS. EDID Manager 2.1 is a freely downloadable Windows utility for viewing and editing EDID files. This software enables video format optimization, chroma sampling and color bit depth manipulation, and adjustment to audio capabilities. Edited files may be saved, added to the library, and easily applied to devices within the system.

Integrated Audio Support

Digital audio from any of the four windows or the background input can be de‑embedded and/or passed through as embedded digital audio. Multi-channel bitstream formats can be passed to the HDMI and DTP2 outputs. Also, embedded two‑channel PCM audio can be extended over the DTP2 output or extracted as balanced or unbalanced stereo audio to the analog outputs.

Local and Remote System Control

The MGP 641 processor features front panel controls and intuitive on‑screen menus for quick access to functions. Remote configuration and control are available via USB, RS‑232, and Ethernet. They can also be configured using Extron's VCS software, a user-friendly application. It expedites setup, commissioning, real-time monitoring, and operation plus provides the capability to configure multiple Extron products in the same session.