The VM-Q401A color quad processor is used in CCTV camera systems to take analog video input from up to 4 analog CCTV cameras (CVBS) and split / switch the video output based on the users preference. Typically, the VM-Q401A is used as a quad screen splitter (4 cameras on one screen), however, this CCTV quad allows the user to control the video display output using the following modes: quad split, full screen, PIP (picture in picture), dual screen (2 camera split), auto sequence.
Please see the below sample CCTV quad multiplexor images for examples of these video modes. You can also watch a video demo of the VM-Q401A CCTV quad and see how-to install the quad here. The VM-Q401A can be used on its own as a stand alone video processor that controls video output to a monitor. The Q401A can also be used in conjunction with a video surveillance VCR recorder. The VM-Q401A quad video processor supports analog video resolution at 720x480 at 60hz for NTSC video format, and 720 x 576 at 50Hz for PAL analog video format systems. The VM-Q401A includes the power supply and a infrared wireless remote control which allows users to access all settings and controls.
The VM-Q401A supports analog CCTV cameras only (D1 and 960H resolution). NEW! Please check out this product if you are looking for a quad video multiplexer that also works with 1080p AHD and TVI cameras.
Color Quad Processor Features
- 4 Channel BNC Video Inputs
- Supports Analog CCTV Cameras
- 4 Channel Audio RCA Inputs
- 1 BNC Monitor
- 1 BNC VCR Out
- 1 BNC VCR In
- 1 RCA Audio Out
- Infrared Wireless Remote Control Included
- Real time refresh rate
- High Resolution Video
- 720x480 60Hz for NTSC
- 720x576 50Hz for PAL
- Separate Color Adjustments for each Security Camera
- Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue, and Sharpness
- Selectable Video Display Modes
- Quad Screen
- Full Screen
- Picture in Picture
- Dual Screen (2 camera split screen)
- Auto sequence
- Image Freeze Function
- Event Input and Detection
- Alarm Input
- Video Loss Detection
- Motion Detection
- Event Report - 60 Items
- Built-in Buzzer and Relay Output
- Selectable Image Zoom Area
- Text Overlay Information per Camera
- Playback in Quad or Full Screen when used with Surveillance VCR
- Infrared Remote
- Wireless Remote Control Included
- Power Supply Included - DC 12V 1amp, Center Positive
- Product Dimensions: 8.25" x 6" x 1.75" (width x depth x height) in inches
Color Quad Processor Manual
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The following images show the front and back of the VM-Q401A CCTV quad.
The VM-Q401A color quad processor for video surveillance supports the following screen views: quad (4 camera view), split screen / dual camera view, single camera view, PIP (picture in picture), Dual PIP.
Some customers refer to a quad video multiplexer as a multiple BNC to HDMI converter (or multiple BNC to VGA converter).
Note: All of the below screenshots were taken using a VM-Q401A CCTV quad, various indoor and outdoor CCTV cameras from CCTV Camera Pros, and a 42" LCD monitor / TV. A camera was used to capture the screenshots on the screen of the 42" monitor. Actual images produced from the quad and viewed directly on a monitor are even better quality that what is seen below.
Quad Screen View / 4 Camera Screen View
Dual Screen / Split Screen / 2 Camera Screen View
Horizontal 2 Camera View / Split Screen
Single Screen / One Camera View
Picture in Picture
Dual Picture in Picture
4 Camera Quad Picture in Picture
The following video shows what is included in the box with the VM-Q401A CCTV color quad processor as well as demonstrates the video processing capability on a 42" LCD monitor.
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Watch 4 CCTV Cameras with One Monitor
The above diagram shows how 4 CCTV cameras can be connected to a single BNC CCTV monitor using CCTV coax cable and a quad processor. please note that installers can also use this video splitter to setup a view for 2 cameras on one monitor.