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Blackmagic Design SmartView HD


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SmartView HD features an amazing 17" LCD screen that lets you monitor SD, HD and 3Gb/s SDI video in full resolution HD. Just as impressive is its ultra slim, 6RU rack mountable design. Only an inch thick, it’s the perfect size for all your SDI monitoring needs. What's more, SmartView HD can be conveniently adjusted from your computer via Ethernet.

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Blackmagic Design's 17” SmartView HD Studio Monitor is a 17” LCD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 in a compact 6 RU design that is only an inch thick. It supports SD, HD and 3 Gbps SDI video formats monitoring in full HD resolution and provides reclocking for looped through outputs, making it suitable for use in multi-monitor applications like post production, broadcast, and live events.

Software is included for the Mac OS X and Windows helps to connect several SmartView HD studio monitors to the Ethernet so that settings can be made remotely through a single location to all the monitors. Thus color matching the numerous monitors in a large video-wall becomes hassle-free with the SmartView HD Studio Monitors. The tally borders on the screen make it suitable for live broadcasting. Red, green and blue tally lights help to communicate additional information to the users, something more than a simple on-air status.

This monitor supports video standards that are used in post production, like 1080 progressive HD rates and 2K SDI over 3 Gbps SDI video. As it automatically changes to a new format very quickly, all the video formats can be connected and changed when using this monitor.

Key features:

  • 1920 x 1080 resolution LCD display in a 6 RU size chassis, less than 1 inch thick
  • SD, HD and 3 Gbps SDI video format monitoring in full HD resolution
  • Reclocked looped output for centrally adjusting numerous monitors in a large video-wall setup
  • Red, green and blue tally indications prove useful in live broadcasting
  • Fully digital adjustments
  • Built-in Ethernet for making remote adjustments from your Mac or Windows computer to all connected monitors or video wall etc
  • Identify mode to help find the monitor being adjusted - highlighted by a white border
  • Free firmware updates for new SDI formats via the Blackmagic Design website
  • Supports video standards like 1080 progressive HD rates and 2K SDI over 3 Gbps SDI video, make it suitable for post production and camera monitoring for switchers


SDI Video Input

Automatically switches between SD, HD and 3G-SDI. Reclocked loop through output.

Multi Rate Support

Auto detection of 2K, HD or standard definition inputs.

Updates and Configuration

Via USB 2.0 high speed (480 Mb/s)


10/100 BaseT with loop through.


9-pin D connector


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SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M and SMPTE 425M.

SDI Color Space

REC 601, REC 709

SDI Auto Switching

Automatically selects between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI.

Video Sampling

4:2:2 and 4:4:4

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,



Internal Software Upgrade

Via included firmware updater software.

Settings Control

Via USB or Ethernet.

2048x1080PsF/24, 2048x1080PsF/25, 2048x1556PsF/23.98, 2048x1556PsF/24, 2048x1556PsF/25.


Operating Systems

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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later, and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.

Icn -windows

Windows™ 7 and 8.



Display Element

TFT Active Matrix LCD.

Display Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels


< 12 ms

Contrast Ratio

Typically 650:1

Color Depth

262,144 Colors

Display Orientation

Displays can rotate upside down for optimum viewing angle.


Power Requirements

Power Supply

12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries.

Power Consumption

< 20 Watts

Operational Voltage Range

12V - 15V


Physical Specifications



Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

Storage Temperature

-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing


What's Included

SmartView HD

Power Supply

Software CD



12 Months Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

  • Blackmagic Design 17" SmartView HD Studio Monitor
  • Operators manual
  • Power cable

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