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Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors

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Product Highlights
  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI Inputs, Both with Loop-Out
  • Integrated Tally for Live Broadcast
  • Ethernet Input for Adjustments
  • Upgradeable Firmware via USB
  • 2K, 1080i/p, 720p & 50/60 Hz SD Support
  • 10-Bit Color & 4:2:2 / 4:4:4 Sampling
  • 800 x 480 Resolution

Blackmagic Design's SmartView Duo comprises a pair of side-by-side 8" LCD monitors – both with an auto-selecting 3G/HD/SD-SDI input – that are housed in a 3 RU-high, rackmountable form factor. Ideal for live broadcast and mobile video production, the slim SmartView Duo features integrated tally (input via a standard 9-pin D connector) that clearly shows video status by displaying a red, green, or blue ring that borders the screen in question.

The 800 x 480-resolution displays' auto-switching SDI inputs accept an extremely wide range of digital signals, from standard-def 525i and 625i to full progressive high-definition 1080p60 and several flavors of 2K-resolution video. There's a loop-out BNC for both inputs, with re-clocking of the signal. For screen configuration and settings, plus firmware updates, the SmartView Duo has both USB 2.0 and Ethernet inputs.

For the SmartView Duo, a sleek design pays practical dividends. The thinness of the dual-display panel (less than 1") means it's easier to install, transport, and ship. The lack of mechanical controls on the panel itself takes inadvertent adjustments out of the equation. The auto-image-flip feature means that the displays can be rotated upside down so you can achieve the best viewing angle.

Perfect for Live Production
SmartView Duo is perfectly designed for building a video wall for monitoring all sources going into live production switchers. Because it's so incredibly thin, it's also perfect for portable setups where you need to save space. Imagine having all your video sources displayed on large 8" LCD screens 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 Duo is lightweight and thin, so it's perfect for outside broadcast vans – or even installed into portable monitor racks to reduce the shipping costs of flyaway kits
Monitor Everywhere
Good-quality SDI monitoring is expensive and often makes it hard to put monitoring on all the devices in your racks or control rooms because costs add up quickly. SmartView Duo eliminates this problem and includes two large, beautiful 8" displays in a compact 3-rack-unit size. You get full loop-through SDI connections and an Ethernet network connection for setup. SmartView Duo includes easy-to-use software for Mac and Windows, so you can see all the monitors on your network for remote adjustments. That's perfect when you want to color-match all screens in a video wall remotely from your laptop. SmartView Duo even includes tally (see below)
Wide SDI Compatibility
SmartView Duo is designed to be used for broadcast as well as post-production, so it includes support for more SDI video standards, including SD, HD, and 3 Gb/s SDI formats. SmartView Duo allows firmware updating, making it easy to upgrade to new SDI video formats when they are invented. (Updates are free from the Blackmagic Design website.) SmartView Duo includes new advanced video standards used in post-production, including 1080-line progressive HD rates and even 2K formats over 3 Gb/s SDI video. All video formats can be connected and changed, because SmartView Duo simply switches in less than a second to the new format
Broadcast and Post-Production
In a busy facility you can never have enough monitors, and SmartView Duo is perfect when you need monitoring for all your equipment. Install SmartView Duo into your editing desks so you can keep track of decks and other video sources and create an exciting "mission control" environment which will blow your clients' minds! SmartView Duo is perfect for in-rack monitoring so you always know what's going on. Now with SmartView Duo, everyone can have that exciting "broadcast experience" of monitoring wherever it's needed
Incredible Design
SmartView Duo features two fully independent 8" monitors for incredible monitoring. Each monitor includes loop-through SDI video, which instantly switches between any SD, HD, and 3 Gb/s SDI source, even 2K formats over 3 Gb/s SDI. SmartView Duo includes no mechanical controls, so it won't suffer from settings drift or damage related to mechanical controls. For matching multiple screens in master control rooms, SmartView Duo includes loop-through Ethernet for remote adjustment, even from a laptop computer. If you need to mount SmartView Duo in the extreme top or bottom of an equipment rack, SmartView Duo's LCDs can be rotated upside down for the optimal viewing angle. SmartView Duo will automatically sense the rotation and flip both onscreen images. SmartView Duo even includes a choice of red, green or blue tally inputs
Smart Ethernet Control
There's nothing more complicated than trying to match all your monitors by climbing all over your equipment and using little screwdrivers. Simply connect your SmartView Duo to your Ethernet network and use the included Mac and Windows software to adjust all your monitors from one central location. The Monitor Utility software uses Bonjour to automatically find all the SmartView Duo monitors on your network. You can save monitor settings from one monitor and copy to another, and when you're working with lots of monitors, SmartView Duo even includes an identify mode to help you find the monitor you're adjusting. SmartView Duo won't suffer from drift because all adjustments are fully digital
Integrated Tally
SmartView Duo includes full tally features, so it's the perfect companion for live broadcasters. Not a simple tally light, the monitors' tally borders can be independently displayed in red, green or blue. Each screen features an independent tally in the three colors so you can signal to the user more than a simple on-air status. Tally is connected via a standard parallel pin connector on the rear of SmartView Duo, so you get full compatibility with any switcher or automation system
International Power Supply
If you're traveling all over the world, SmartView Duo is perfect because it includes a standard 12V power supply with socket adapters for each country. Ideal for live-location use where you don't have engineering support, a standard 12V power socket means you can get spare power supplies from any electrical store. To eliminate accidental unplugging of power cords during live production or at other crucial times, SmartView Duo includes a cable tie-down point, so everything stays perfectly secure
Signal System Digital signal support for both 50 Hz (PAL) and 60 Hz (NTSC) regions
SDI Input Switchable (auto-selects) between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI. Reclocked loop-through output
Multi-Rate Support Auto detection of 2K, HD or standard definition inputs
SDI Format Support 525i59.94, 625i50, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF23.98,1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97,1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 2048x1080p/23.98, 2048x1080p/24, 2048x1080p/25, 2048x1080PsF/23.98, 2048x1080PsF/24, 2048x1080PsF/25, 2048x1556PsF/23.98, 2048x1556PsF/24, 2048x1556PsF/25
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, and SMPTE 425M
Color Space REC 601, REC 709
Video Sampling 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
Color Precision 10-bit
Monitor Type TFT active-matrix LCD
Screen Size 2x 8" diagonal
Resolution 800 x 480
Display Colors 16.7 million colors
Viewing Angle Not specified by manufacturer (displays can rotate upside down for optimal viewing angle)
Brightness Not specified by manufacturer
Contrast Ratio Typically 500:1
Response Time < 15 ms
Inputs 2x SD/HD/3G-SDI (switchable, with auto-detection of HD/SD/2K sources)
1x USB 2.0 (480 Mb/s for updates and configuration)
1x 9-pin D-type (standard parallel connector for tally)
1x 10/100 BaseT Ethernet (for configuration)
Outputs 2x SD/HD/3G-SDI (loop-out)
1x 10/100 BaseT Ethernet (loop-out)
Platform Mac OS X and Windows software control
Remote Control No
Operating Temperature Not specified by manufacturer
Power Requirements 12-15V
Power Consumption < 20
Rack Space Height 3 RU
Dimensions (WxHxD) 19 x 5.2 x 1" (48.3 x 13.3 x 2.5 cm) 1
Please Note:

SmartView Duo is actually less than 1" (2.5 cm) deep.

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Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors
  • 12V Universal Power Supply with International Socket Adapters for All Countries
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    Blackmagic DesignSmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors
     
    4.7

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great picture quality (7)
    • Small footprint (6)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Professional quality (5)
    • Reliable (5)

    Cons

    • Lacks adjustability (5)

    Best Uses

    • In the studio (3)
    • Movies (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business user (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (10)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    5.0

    Perfect for use with ATEM Switchers

    By gawievanblerk

    from Cape Town, South Africa

    About Me Hobbyist, Part-time Pro

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Event Recording
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors:

      I fitted this to my mobile switching box to monitor an ATEM Television Studio switcher. It is the perfect solution. The loop-through on both the screen inputs and the LAN port makes these screens fit in very nicely in a small solution. The screens are bright (adjustable through network interface) and crisp. I connected my multi-view output on the one screen and program to the other and it helps a lot not having to lug around an external TV or monitor. I know it is not intended as an HDMI monitor and won't hold this against the product but having HDMI inputs would be nice so one can put an iMac mini in the rack and not need anything else.

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      5.0

      Great price for quality product

      By MistahVega

      from Gainesville, GA

      About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors:

          Really a great product, compact size. Works great with other Black Magic products, studio experience for low price.

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          4.0

          Great Product

          By Andrianantoandro Tsiry

          from Antananarivo, Madagascar

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors:

            Very nice and easy to use. Good for EFP

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            • No

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            5.0

            Smartview Duo

            By BobbyF

            from kingsport tennessee

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • In The Studio

              Comments about Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors:

              Finally someone has come out with a affordable HD/SDI monitor. The monitor looks great and with loop through's it has a multitude of uses. We use 2 of them in Master control a part of a digital upgrade and we had to have a good monitoring system and the SmartView Duo was the only choice.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great for Control Room Monitors

              By Wade2370

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Sports Producer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • Get What You Pay For

              Best Uses

              • Control room
              • Fly Pack
              • Rack Mount Monitoring

              Comments about Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors:

              Purchased this unit to replace an old Data Video 4 screen composite rack mount monitor. This is a great unit and looks great because we send an HD feed to them. Outstanding picture quality and ease of using the software is a major plus. Looking to purchase another in the future for full signal monitoring.

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              5.0

              Perfect for the job

              By Sylars

              from Toronto, Canada

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors:

                    Unit sits perfectly on my sound cart, allowing me to get a crystal clear picture straight from the source. Lightweight and simple, perfect addition to a location sound mixer's kit.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Perfect for mobile use

                    By S Casteel

                    from Port Saint Lucie Florida

                    About Me Business User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great picture quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Mobile Units

                      Comments about Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors:

                      I put these in my mobile rack unit and they are light. They are very bright and clear and perfect for the job.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      4.0

                      smart

                      By sound guy

                      from seoul ,ROK

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable Viewing Angles

                      Cons

                      • Lacks Adjustability

                      Best Uses

                      • Movies

                      Comments about Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors:

                      It's so great!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Great Product

                      By Media Fish

                      from Merritt Island Florida

                      About Me Business User, Mediacontent Producer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great picture quality
                      • Reliable Performance
                      • Small Footprint

                      Cons

                      • Lacks Adjustability

                      Best Uses

                      • Used In Travel Kit

                      Comments about Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors:

                      The SmartView Duo BMD LCD monitors was the perfect addition to our BMD ATEM1 and BMD TVS travel kits.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Other

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                      4.0

                      Very nice and easy to use.

                      By Nic.cam

                      from Montreal, Canada

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Lacks Adjustability

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors:

                          Nice little set of monitors. Directors love it!
                          If the monitor is not set at the right viewing angle the image may look overexposed or washed out.
                          But for the price you pay, great tool.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          It's great for what it is

                          By TD

                          from Rockville Centre, NY

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great picture quality
                          • It looks great
                          • Large Viewing Area
                          • Reliable Performance
                          • Small Footprint

                          Cons

                          • It has no power switch
                          • Lacks Adjustability

                          Best Uses

                          • Movies

                          Comments about Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors:

                          This monitor is THE MOST AFFORDABLE and DURABLE monitor out on the market that accepts SDI. Everything that is SDI is REALLY expensive and they don't give as much as Blackmagic has managed to cram into a monitor. I have a few issues that are with functionality. It is strictly for rack mounting. It doesn't come with any type of stand so you can use it on a table. I have a switcher on a table and needed a monitor beside it so I have to make due. It also has no power switch or speakers, but Blackmagic tells you that. You likely have to unplug it to turn it off which really bothers me. I love the picture on it, so I can deal with these few things. But don't get suckered in to buying anything else other than blackmagic. They make incredible equipment.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          "I would buy this product again and agai

                          By marcio

                          from rio de janeiro brasil

                          About Me Business User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great picture quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Movies

                            Comments about Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors:

                            professional

                            resolution

                            price really expense

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Clear and Precise!

                            By Colorado Dv

                            from Colorado

                            About Me Business User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great picture quality
                            • Large Viewing Area
                            • Reliable Performance
                            • Small Footprint

                            Cons

                            • Lacks Adjustability

                            Best Uses

                            • Video Switching

                            Comments about Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors:

                            I love these monitors so much I bought 3 of them! Amazing Clarity

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Great

                            By Steve

                            from Carrollton texas

                            About Me Business User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable Viewing Angles
                            • Great picture quality
                            • Large Viewing Area
                            • Reliable Performance
                            • Small Footprint

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors:

                                Very nice monitor set. Self adjusting video inputs.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                awesome

                                By joshsliffe

                                from raleigh, nc

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Great picture quality
                                • Large Viewing Area
                                • Reliable Performance
                                • Small Footprint

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors:

                                    it's a bit brighter than your actual signal... so i wish i had brightness/contrast control ... but the picture you get is spectacular and works awesome.. looks great too.

                                    get it!

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    4.0

                                    working well

                                    By none

                                    from KY

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Small Footprint

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors:

                                        Have used it a couple of weeks, seems to be operating per specification.

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                                        • Business
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • Other

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