Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo

$688.97 $765.00

Affordable SDI Monitoring with the new SmartView!

Blackmagic Design SmartView is the essential compact and affordable SDI rack monitoring system. This rack mount designs is only one inch thick. As it's so incredibly thin and advanced it is impeccable for live events, broadcasts and post production.

The SmartView SDI monitors are now available in two impressive and modern ultra thin compact rack mount designs. SmartView Duo features two beautiful 8" LCD screens for monitoring of multiple sources. The all new SmartView HD with an even larger 17" LCD screen.

Each SmartView model is produced with built in ethernet so that Mac or PC computer software can be used to adjust the video remotely. Both the SmartView HD and SmartView Duo have the ability to handle all HD, SD and 3 Gb/s SDI video formats. Blackmagic Design SmartView includes red, green and blue (RGB) tally indications so that it can be used for the largest broadcast systems! With SmartView HD and SmartView Duo SDI monitors production crews will be able to afford SDI monitoring wherever it may be need!

Monitor Everywhere!

Good quality SDI monitoring is usually expensive and this makes it challenging to put monitoring on all the devices in your control rooms or racks because costs add up quickly. Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo ends this problem. This Blackmagic Design SDI monitor includes two beautiful and clear 8 inch displays in a compact 3 rack unit size! SmartView Duo allows video producers to get full loop though SDI connections and an ethernet network connection for setup. The SmartView Duo package comprises of easy to use software for Windows (Windows 7 is the preferred operating system) and Mac (requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 Snow Leopard operating system. This practical software allows you to see all the monitors on your network for remote adjustments. The SmartView Duo software is extremely useful when you want to color match all screens in a video wall remotely from your laptop! This SDI monitor even includes an RGB tally indicators.

Perfect for Live Production

Imagine having all your video sources visible on large 8 inch screens (for SmartView Duo) or 17 inch LCD screens (for SmartView HD) so you can see camera focus and quality! Now you can build full live broadcast presentation monitoring that's small enough to be fully portable! SmartView is perfectly designed for building a video wall for monitoring all sources into live production switchers. SmartView is very thin and lightweight so it is even perfect for portable setups where you need to save space. It is the one monitor which is perfect for outside broadcast vans or even installed into portable monitor racks to reduce shipping costs of flyway kits!

Smart Ethernet Control

Blackmagic Design's SmartView Duo SDI monitor is so easy to use. There is no longer any need to match all your monitors by climbing all over your equipment. Simply connect your SmartView Duo to your Ethernet network and use the included Windows and Mac software to adjust all your monitors from just one central location.

The Monitor Utility software uses Bonjour to automatically find all SmartView Duo monitors on your network. With ethernet control you can save monitor settings on one monitor and copy to another one. SmartView Duo is so advanced that it even includes an identify mode to help you find the monitor you're adjusting! This is very beneficial when you're working with lots of monitors. SmartView Duo monitors will not suffer from drift because all adjustments are completely digital.

Greater SDI Compatibility

SmartView Duo has been developed to be used for broadcasts as well as post production so it includes support for more SDI video standards (including HD and SD 3 Gb/s SDI formats). SmartView Duo also contains new advanced video standards used in post production including 1080 progressive HD rates and even 2K SDI over 3 Gb/s SDI video. Moreover, SmartView Duo allows firmware updating so it's easy to upgrade to support new SDI video formats as soon they have been invented. All of these updates are totally free from the Blackmagic Design web site. All video formats can be connected and changed with ease, because SmartView Duo simply switches in less than a second to the new format!

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