The Blackmagic Design SmartView 4K is the world’s first full UltraHD broadcast monitor to feature 12G-SDI for a native display of 2160p60. It therefore supports the most up-to-date Ultra HD resolutions – as well as having automatic switching to SD and HD-SDI format using Teranex processing The SmartView will automatically detect the input format and instantly re-clock.
The SmartView 4K supports VESA mounting ideal for location use and has an integrated backlit control panel for easy access to features such as built-in 3D Lookup Tables (LUTs) and H/V Delay, Blue Only customisable frame markers – also accessible external Ethernet.
Its versatility extends further to having both AC and 12V DC inputs for battery or mains power, the inputs for power and signal (including the latest 12G SDI) are side mounted to save space in tight locations. There is even an SMPTE compatible optical fibre SDI socket should you opt for an optical fibre SDI module and connect via optical fibre directly to the monitor.
SmartView 4K is an incredibly high quality monitor that’s versatile enough to be used from the largest broadcast facility, mobile live production or on set for feature film production! SmartView 4K works with all SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats and includes both universal AC power as well as 12V DC power inputs so you can use it with a battery or plug it into standard AC mains power. The 6 rack unit sized design and VESA compatibility means it can be installed in racks, outside broadcast vehicles or even mounted on walls and on articulated arms! SmartView 4K is the perfect professional monitor for any broadcast facility, mobile broadcast truck, or even on location fly away kits.
SmartView 4K has a stunning machined metal front panel and a sleek rack mount design with backlit buttons for easy access to all controls! It fits perfectly into standard 19” racks and also has VESA mount points on the back. The professional broadcast connections are side mounted, which makes SmartView 4K thinner so it can be installed in tight locations. Standard 12G-SDI BNC connectors mean the cables won’t fall out from vibrations when used in a broadcast truck. With both DC and AC power you get the flexibility of both portable or studio use. When you want to align more than a single monitor or you need remote setup, SmartView 4K can also be controlled via Ethernet.
Full Ultra HD Resolution
Now you can install the perfect future proof monitoring solution because SmartView 4K will handle monitoring from all your SD, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI sources. The SDI inputs automatically detect the input video standard and re-clock instantly. The full resolution Ultra HD monitor allows you to see every single pixel in a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution SDI input, even when running at a faster 60p frame rate! The fast frame rate support is perfect for fast motion such as sports, plus you get a totally future proof design.
SmartView 4K delivers amazing picture quality in an incredibly thin lightweight design. The super bright LCD screen looks great from any viewing angle and, because the controls are all digital, your settings won’t change or drift over time. You can even load custom 3D LUTs for monitor calibration and on set viewing! When monitoring SD or HD signals, the built in Teranex processor uses advanced patented and proprietary PixelMotion™ algorithms to automatically de-interlace and scale video up to Ultra HD resolution. That means you get visually transparent, artifact free scaling for the best quality possible and a fluid smooth viewing experience
Local and Remote Control
When you’re in the middle of a job you can’t be fumbling with controls to change settings on your monitor. SmartView 4K gives you both easy front panel control or remote control from a Mac or PC connected over Ethernet. The backlit front panel buttons make them easy to use in dimly lit studio or location environments. The front panel lets you set input selection, brightness, selection of 3D LUTS and advanced broadcast features such as H/V delay, blue only and frame guides. SmartView 4K comes with Mac and PC software so you can connect via Ethernet and change all settings remotely, which is ideal for large broadcast studios and post houses.
SmartView 4K includes features that let you monitor all technical aspects of your images. With the H/V delay feature, you can shift the image to the left and down selectively or at the same time, so you can monitor data and information in the SDI blanking. Now it’s easy to keep track of normally hidden information such as embedded audio data, subtitles, VITC and other information stored off the edges of the SDI image. The blue only feature lets you check hue and image noise. Professional 3D LUTs are supported so you can change between log and linear gamma, or load monitor calibration LUTs, and when aligning elements, the customizable frame guides are ideal.
SmartView 4K includes two multi rate 12G-SDI inputs so you can select between 2 different sources at the push of a button. 12G-SDI is the latest and most advanced SDI connection available and is compatible with all your SDI equipment ranging from SD and HD all the way up to Ultra HD 2160p60! With fast switching, changing formats is nearly instantaneous. There is also a SMPTE compatible optical fibre SDI socket so you can add an optical fibre SDI module and then connect via optical fibre direct to the monitor! You also get loop through Ethernet, AC and DC power inputs, tally input connector, USB port for software updates and loop 12G-SDI loop output.
Ethernet Remote Control
Larger facilities and installations often need to set up multiple racks with many monitors spread around, or even walls of monitors for master control and camera monitoring. SmartView 4K makes this simple because you can connect to your Ethernet network and run the Mac or Windows software to control all your monitors. SmartView 4K has loop through Ethernet so you don’t need to use expensive Ethernet switches and you get the speed to upload 3D LUTs quickly. You can even copy and paste settings between monitors to make matching displays and setup fast. With network control, you’ll never have to climb on desks or studio consoles to adjust your monitors again.
The stunning, super thin machined metal design of SmartView 4K can be used in a rack or attached to a VESA mount, making it perfect for studios, control rooms and broadcast trucks! You get bright, super sharp images for technical monitoring of SD, HD and Ultra HD signals along with built in Teranex processing, side mounted professional connections, front panel and remote Ethernet control, as well as both AC and DC power.
SmartView 4K includes a full resolution 3840 x 2160 super bright LCD panel with a wide viewing angle. That’s the foundation for a true professional monitor that’s easy to use. The high resolution panel means you see every single pixel in the large Ultra HD image so you can see even minute defects in video. The LCD panel features rich colors and deeper bit depth support so you get vibrant images. The SmartView 4K features an elegant machined metal design that’s durable and extremely strong! Its modern design looks great in your studio and is also robust enough to be used on the road, in fly-away kits and even at live events. From its machined metal front to its fully digital backlit controls and professional broadcast connections, the Blackmagic SmartView 4K has been designed to handle the stress of professional broadcast, television, film and commercial production on the road or in your studio.
All connections have been placed on the side of the monitor so when the monitor is subject to vibration, you don’t have to worry about power cords vibrating their way out of the socket. Along the side of the monitor you get a full range of SDI inputs with loop out to allow compatibility with SDI devices you need to monitor from. There’s even a built in optical fiber cage that works with optional SFPs to give you SDI over fiber.
Control all Monitors from a Single Place
SmartView 4K includes an Ethernet port with loop through that lets you manage multiple displays over a standard network! The included SmartView Utility software works on both Macs and PCs, and can be used to manage settings and calibrate color between monitors. You can even transfer settings between displays, and because the controls are all digital, your settings won’t drift over time.