Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors

Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors

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
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Blackmagic Design HDL-SMTVDUO2 overview

  • 1Description

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
In the Box
Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors
  • 12V Universal Power Supply with International Socket Adapters for All Countries
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Blackmagic Design HDL-SMTVDUO2 specs

    Panel Type TFT LCD
    Display Size 8.0" / 20.3 cm
    Screen Resolution 800 x 480
    Contrast Ratio 500:1
    Bit Depth / Color Support 8-Bit (16.7 Million Colors)
    Response Time 15 ms
    Video 2 x 3G-SDI (BNC) Output
    2 x 3G-SDI (BNC) Input
    Audio None
    Built-In Speaker None
    Other I/O 1 x USB 2.0 (USB Type-B)
    1 x Tally (DE-9)
    2 x LAN (RJ45)
    Card Slot None
    Format Support
    Video Format SDI (4:4:4)
    720p: 50/59.94/60 
    1080i: 50/59.94/60 
    1080PsF: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 
    1080p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 
    DCI 2K: 23.98/24/25 
    DC Input Power 12 to 15 VDC
    Battery Type None
    Power Consumption 20 W (Maximum)
    Rack Form Factor 3 RU
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 19 x 5.24 x 1.38" / 48.3 x 13.3 x 2.5 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.4 x 6.6 x 2.9"

    Blackmagic Design HDL-SMTVDUO2 reviews

    SmartView Duo Rackmountable Dual 8" LCD Monitors is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 38.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for use with ATEM Switchers 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.
    Date published: 2014-08-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's great for what it is 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.
    Date published: 2012-06-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good product. Needs more features. I purchased this for a film production. It is simple to set up and it delivers adequate picture. It communicates well with the app. I haven't used the tally yet as I am connecting via SDI. My main issue is that the monitor lacks an 'invert image' feature, and since most of this production is being filmed with a Ronin setup where the camera is mounted upside down, I'm stuck looking at an upside down image for most of the production. The monitors have a rotation sensor so even if I physically flip them upside down, the image reverts to being inverted again. If they added a feature to bypass the sensor, or to invert the image, this monitor would be perfect for me. In the meantime I,ll ns l s
    Date published: 2017-01-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Faulty Power Supply Design The monitors are ok for the price but the power supply is unreliable. The terminals, between the universal plug and the power supply itself, arc and disconnect. This causes the monitors to turn off intermittently and you have to give the plug a jiggle to get them going again.
    Date published: 2012-08-07
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Power supply is faulty The monitors are OK for the price but I have had lots of problems with the power supply. It arcs between the terminals on the universal connector and the power supply itself. I use the New Zealand connector. It cuts out intermittently and can't be relied upon so I will have to replace it with a third party power supply. All of the Blackmagic power supplies have a design fault with the NZ/AUS plug. It is 90 degrees out, which means it takes up at least 2 sockets on a multi board - very inconvenient.
    Date published: 2012-08-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Only supports 3G SDI Level B Like all Black magic products; this monitors only support 3G SDI Level B. So if you have a 3G SDI Level A signal source; it will not work.
    Date published: 2015-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelente image quality and bright dispe I use this device inside a portable rack case with the ATEM and other devices. Having the option for an integrated monitoring solution like this one allows me to travel light when the circumstances require it... one case - all I need in it. Build quality is top notch as all BlackMagic Design devices I own and use. It is extremely shallow so it leaves plenty of usable space behind it, with only about 3/4 deep plus your cables. I has unique features that I currently use but those alone can justify its price - see tally indicators, network connection , etc.
    Date published: 2015-04-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the job 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.
    Date published: 2013-08-28
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