Blackmagic Design BMD-HDL-SMTWSCOPEDUO4K2 SmartScope Duo 4K 2

Vendor: Blackmagic Design
Description Blackmagic Design BMD-HDL-SMTWSCOPEDUO4K2 SmartScope Duo 4K 2 The Blackmagic Design BMD-HDL-SMTWSCOPEDUO4K2, also called as SmartScope Duo 4K 2 Rack-Mounted Dual 6G-SDI Monitors, is a monitoring solution designed for use in studio and location productions,...

Blackmagic Design BMD-HDL-SMTWSCOPEDUO4K2 SmartScope Duo 4K 2

The Blackmagic Design BMD-HDL-SMTWSCOPEDUO4K2, also called as SmartScope Duo 4K 2 Rack-Mounted Dual 6G-SDI Monitors, is a monitoring solution designed for use in studio and location productions, capable of displaying video with resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 at 30p. It is professionally built featuring two 8" monitors each that comes along with a loop-through SDI input and output. The inputs are made auto-sensing/selecting so you don't have to worry about matching the input format; the monitor surely is possible to display any supported format that you feed it. You are also made capable to choose to select to display either the input video or one of six scope displays, and at the same time the input video passes through the monitor to downstreamed devices.

You use the USB connector for initializing the monitor on your network; after that you are given the ability to control the monitors with the use of the supplied software with the use of the Ethernet connector. This is making you capable of adjusting the monitors' brightness and color as well as select the monitors display mode - video or scope view. The SmartScope Duo 4K also built for incorporating a Tally display around the border of the image, which is working along with industry standard Tally systems. The unit is taking up three rack height units, but is less than two inches deep (that includes the connector depth), which is making it well suited for use in production trucks where space is at a premium. The unit also automatically flips the image if you need for installing the unit upside down.

Note: SmartScope Duo v1 and v2 are functionally identical, with v2 containing a slightly different internal component set.

Monitors SD/HD/3G/6G-SDI Signals
The SmartScope Duo 4K allows you to monitor SD, HD, 2K, and UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) video. The inputs are auto-sensing/switching to match the supported input video format. Each monitor features one 6G input and one reclocked loop-through 6G output.

Video or Scope View
You can select from either the video feed or one of six scope views of the video signal:

  • Waveform: Displays the luminance component of the video signal on an IRE scale.
  • Vectorscope: Allows you to accurately measure colors in the video signal, and is a valuable tool when matching cameras, or when you need to align the hue on the output of decks.
  • Parade: You can choose to display either RGB or YUV Parade. RGB Parade lets you check for illegal colors, plotting them against an IRE Scale. The YUV Parade display shows the YUV component video as it is transmitted down the SDI cable.
  • Audio Views: allows you to monitor 16 channels of audio, checking the levels and the audio phase. You can monitor the levels of all 16 channels at the same time, or monitor the stereo phase of SDI audio pairs. The stereo phase meter plots left and right audio as an XY scope display, and out of phase audio can be seen as either a left or right leaning display.
  • Histogram: The Histogram view lets you see where the pixels are in your video, and how they are distributed from black to white. You can see where the overall exposure is, and if you are exposing the brighter areas of your image with enough detail.
Software Control
The monitor features an Ethernet in and an Ethernet out port, and you set up the unit using the USB 2.0 port. After that, you use the included free control utility with either a Mac or Windows computer via the Ethernet connection to select your views and make any adjustments to the monitor for brightness and color.
Each monitor supports the Tally function with different colored borders indicating the Tally condition: preview, on air, and recording. The tally connector is compatible with switchers and automation systems.
SmartView monitors may be installed in the extreme top or bottom of equipment racks. The SmartView monitor will automatically sense the rotation angle of the screen and flip the image to the correct rotation. You can even remove the front panel and rotate it 180 degrees if required.
Panel Type TFT LCD
Display Size 8.0" / 20.3 cm
Screen Resolution 800 x 480
Bit Depth / Color Support 8-Bit (16.7 Million Colors)
Image Controls Image Flip, Waveform
Video 2 x BNC (6G-SDI) Output
2 x BNC (6G-SDI) Input
Embedded Audio SDI: 16-Channel
Audio None
Built-In Speaker None
Other I/O 2 x LAN (RJ45)
1 x USB 2.0 (USB Type-A)
1 x Tally (DE-9/DB-9)
Card Slot None
Format Support
Video Format SDI (4:4:4)
UHD 4K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 
DCI 2K: 23.98/24/25 
1080p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 
1080PsF: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 
1080i: 50/59.94/60 
720p: 50/59.94/60 
DC Input Power 12 to 15 VDC
Battery Type None
Power Consumption 20 W (Maximum)
Rack Form Factor 3 RU
Operating Humidity 0 to 90%
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature -4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Dimensions (W x H x D) 19 x 5.2 x 1.3" / 48.3 x 13.3 x 3.2 cm
Weight 3.37 lb / 1.53 kg