Blackmagic Design Smartview HD

Large 17 inch full HD 6RU SDI/HD-SDI/3G SDI monitoring with central software control.

New 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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The Blackmagic Design 17" SmartView HD Studio Monitor can be simply incorporated into a studio or post-production setup thanks to a 6RU design that's only an inch thick. 1080p signals are displayed at a pixel-to-pixel ratio for critical sharpness assessment and SD, HD, and 3G-SDI signals can be displayed through the rear inputs also. Resolution is auto-detected – it’s not necessary to navigate complex menus in order to correct the picture. Convenient remote adjustments can be made by including the SmartView HD on your network, for full software control.

Several SmartView HD studio monitors can be connected via ethernet thanks to the included software for Mac OS X and Windows. This means that settings can be adjusted remotely at a single location to all monitors. Colour matching numerous monitors in a large video-wall becomes convenient with SmartView HD Studio Monitors.

The Blackmagic Design 17" SmartView HD Studio Monitor is suitable for live broadcasting because of the tally borders on the screen. Red, green and blue tally lights help to communicate extra data beyond simple on-air status to the user.

Firmware updates for the SmartView HD studio monitor can be downloaded on the Blackmagic Design website, for free. The monitor currently supports video standards that are used in production and post production, like 1080p HD and 2K over 3G-SDI.

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  • SDI Video Input: Switchable between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s 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)        
  • Ethernet: 10/100 BaseT with loop through.        
  • Tally: 9-pin D connector        


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


  • Software Control: Mac OS X™ and Windows™        
  • Internal Software Upgrade: Via included firmware updater software        
  • Settings Control: Via USB or Ethernet
  • Rack Height: 3 Rack Units        
  • Display Size: 17.3" diagonal
  • Display Element: TFT Active Matrix LCD        
  • Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels  
  • Response: < 12 ms  
  • Contrast Ratio: Typically Typically 650:1
  • Color Depth: 262,144 Colors
  • Display Orientation: Displays can rotate upside down for optimum viewing angle        
  • Power Supply: 12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries        
  • Power Consumption: < 20 Watts        
  • Operational Voltage Range: 12V - 15V        
  • Product Warranty: 12 Months Limited Manufacturer's Warranty