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Blackmagic Design SmartScope Duo 4K (BMD-HDLSMTWSCOPEDUO4K2)
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Blackmagic Design SmartScope Duo 4K (BMD-HDLSMTWSCOPEDUO4K2)
Blackmagic SmartScope 4K
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SmartView with Scopes
Broadcast Accurate Waveform Monitoring
The SmartScope Duo 4K model includes built in waveform monitoring when you need to analyze image quality more accurately than simply looking at the picture! You get seven of the most popular scopes most widely used in broadcast and post production facilities. Scope displays include waveform, vectorscope, RGB parade, YUV parade, histogram, audio phase and level scopes, and of course you can simply select to view the video itself! Now you don’t have to guess what your video and audio levels are, you can monitor them with precision using SmartScope Duo 4K!
When you need high quality SDI monitoring, SmartView monitors are the perfect solution! SmartView monitors are extremely thin and lightweight, so are perfect for both broadcast and portable use, and automatically switch between SD, HD and 3G-SDI video formats.
Included in box
  • 1x SmartScope Duo 4K
  • 1x Power Supply
  • 1x Software CD

About the Blackmagic SmartScope 4K

SmartView with Scopes

Broadcast Accurate Waveform Monitoring

The SmartScope Duo 4K model includes built in waveform monitoring when you need to analyze image quality more accurately than simply looking at the picture! You get seven of the most popular scopes most widely used in broadcast and post production facilities. Scope displays include waveform, vectorscope, RGB parade, YUV parade, histogram, audio phase and level scopes, and of course you can simply select to view the video itself! Now you don’t have to guess what your video and audio levels are, you can monitor them with precision using SmartScope Duo 4K!

When you need high quality SDI monitoring, SmartView monitors are the perfect solution! SmartView monitors are extremely thin and lightweight, so are perfect for both broadcast and portable use, and automatically switch between SD, HD and 3G-SDI video formats.

SDI Video Input
Automatically switches between SD, HD and 6G-SDI. Reclocked loop through output.
SDI Video Output
1 x 10 bit loop through SD, HD and 6G-SDI switchable.
SDI Audio Input
16 channel embedded in SD and HD.
SDI Audio Output
16 channel embedded in SD and HD.
Multi Rate Support
Standard definition SDI, high definition SDI and 6G-SDI.
9-pin D connector
SD Format Support
625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC.
HD Format Support
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
2K Format Support
2048x1080p/23.98, 2048x1080p/24, 2048x1080p/25, 2048x1080PsF/23.98,
2048x1080PsF/24, 2048x1080PsF/25, 2048x1556PsF/23.98, 2048x1556PsF/24, 2048x1556PsF/25
4K Format Support
3840x2160p23.98, 3840x2160p24, 3840x2160p25, 3840x2160p29.97, 3840x2160p30
SDI Compliance
SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M and SMPTE 425M.
Audio Sampling
Television sample rate of 48KHz
Video Sampling
4:2:2 and 4:4:4
Color Precision
Color Space
Computer Interface
USB 2.0 for software updates and Ethernet for configuration
Colorspace Conversion
Hardware based real time.
Luminance Waveform, Vectorscope, RGB Parade, YUV Parade, Histogram, Audio phase and level.
Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later, and
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.
Windows™ 7 and 8.
Power Requirements
Power Supply12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries.
Power Consumption20 Watts
Operational Voltage Range12V - 15V
Physical Specifications
Width 482mm (48.2cm)
Height 133mm (13.3cm)
Depth 32mm (3.2cm)
Weight 1.53kg
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Storage Temperature-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
Relative Humidity0% to 90% non-condensing
12 Months Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

Select -picture

SmartScope Duo 4K gives you the choice to select a scope display or regular video on each of the 8 inch LCD displays. You can even monitor video on one LCD while running a scope such as waveform, histogram or audio on the other screen. This is a powerful combination because you can see the video you're monitoring alongside a real time scope measurement, all on the same SmartScope Duo 4K! You can always rely on SmartScope Duo 4K to give you broadcast accurate monitoring, ensuring your video production has perfect video and audio levels at all times!


Waveform display is perfect for adjusting video levels or matching black background levels when keying! Waveform Display features a luminance waveform of the black and white levels in your video signal. It's perfect for setting the output levels on your broadcast decks and generally monitoring the levels of your production while you edit. Waveform display is a vital tool for color grading and a valuable reference for unifying background levels when keying.


A vectorscope is the only way to measure colors in video accurately! If you're color correcting video, vectorscope shows when color has been removed or nulled out for accurate white balance. When you need to apply a tint, vectorscope lets you see exactly how much tint you’re adding and what color it is. Sometimes monitors cannot be trusted, but with vectorscope you’ll always know the exact colors you’re working with! You can also easily align hue on decks using a vectorscope!

Parade -display

The real time RGB parade waveform view is the ideal scope for accurate color correction. You can see the color balance in ‘blacks’, ‘mids’ and ‘whites’, making it easy to balance colors for perfect looking images. RGB Parade lets you check for illegal colors because any video that drops below the black line, or above the 100% line, is an illegal RGB color! Vectorscope view cannot show illegal video levels, because vectorscope only plots colors and not the luminance component of video. However the RGB parade plots your video as R, G and B and so is the perfect way to keep track of illegal video levels! You can also select YUV parade display which shows the YUV component video as its transmitted down the SDI cable and is perfect for broadcast engineering analysis of SDI signals.

Audio View

Monitor your audio levels with 16 channels of audio metering for viewing every channel in the SDI video connection! The audio scope also includes a stereo phase meter that can be selected to different SDI audio pairs. The stereo phase meter plots left and right audio as an XY scope display so you know exactly what your audio is at all times. It’s easy to see audio problems such as clipping, and out of phase audio can be seen as a left or right leaning display. If you don’t get a vertical oriented waveform then you know your audio channel balance is out! No audio problem can hide from audio scope display!


Clipping levels on a live shoot results in loss of detail, which can cause huge problems when you try to adjust ‘blacks’ or ‘whites’ in post production. Histogram view lets you see where the pixels are in your video, and how they are distributed from black to white. You can see if your video is clipping and adjust the camera iris and ISO settings to keep all black and white detail in the image. This means you have the full contrast range of video for easy color correction during post production. Histogram will transform your shoots because you can see exactly what you're recording and the colorist who works on your job will benefit from the availability of the full contrast range of the camera! 

Perfect SDI Monitoring

SmartView monitors are the perfect choice to add SDI monitoring anywhere you need it. You can use them for broadcast, post production, on set monitoring, flyaway kits, broadcast trucks and more! When you're working with live production switchers you can build a video wall of cameramonitors in your control room and see all your sources. You can mix and match different SmartView models in a rack for a customized monitoring solution where you can view your images and choice of scope displays side by side!

Perfect Monitoring

SmartView monitors are ideal for high end broadcast monitoring because they feature high quality filtering and scaling, so you retain fine detail in the image. The fully digital design with high quality SDI inputs ensures precise color that’s easy to manage across multiple displays. SmartView includesethernet so you can connect them to your network and centrally control all your monitors from a single computer using the SmartView software utility. SmartView also includes integrated tally that is fully compatible with many switchers or automation systems.

Accurate Waveform Monitoring!

When you need to analyze image quality more accurately than simply looking at the picture then use SmartScope Duo 4K’s built in waveform monitoring! You can view two independent sources simultaneously and conveniently switch between monitoring or scope views whenever you need! Choose from waveform, vectorscope, RGB parade, YUV parade, histogram and audio phase and level displays, and get broadcast accurate waveform monitoring that shows everything you need to know technically about your video and audio signals. SmartScope Duo 4K removes the need for separate expensive scopes!

Ultra Thin Design

SmartView monitors feature an elegant front panel that is designed to allow multiple SmartView HD, SmartView Duo and SmartScope Duo 4K models to be mounted next to each other to create a beautiful wall of monitors that share the same appearance and width! Lightweight and ultra thin, SmartView is perfect for broadcast trucks and fly away kits! When you need to mount SmartView in the extreme top or bottom of an equipment rack, the units can be rotated upside down and the images will automatically flip to provide the optimum viewing angle!

Greater SDI Compatibility

SmartView supports SD, HD and 3G-SDI formats

SmartView has been designed for broadcast as well as post production and includes support for multiple SDI video standards, including SD, HD and 3G-SDI formats. They support new advanced video standards used in post production including 1080 progressive HD rates and even 2K over 3G-SDI. All video formats can be connected and changed at any time, because SmartView will automatically switch in less than a second to the new format!

Complete Monitoring Solution

SmartView monitors can be mounted in any standard 19 inch rack system, making them a great choice for production studios, television facilities, color correction and editing suites. Light and compact, you can install SmartView monitors in a fly away kit along with ATEM live switchers and Blackmagic AudioMonitor for a complete mobile live production suite that you can take on location anywhere in the world! Tally is included in SmartView monitors so you get red or green borders for on air and preview status indication on the monitor itself. SmartView is your complete video production monitoring solution!

Rack Mount Design

SmartView HD is 6 rack units high, while SmartView Duo and SmartScope Duo 4K are only 3 rack units high, all models are less than 1 inch deep and a standard 19" rack width, this means they are ideal for installation in equipment racks and monitor walls. All SmartView Monitors have a clean simple front panel so you can mount all models of SmartView together in a rackfor a clean 'wall of monitors' look. This is perfect for facilities that monitor numerous incoming and outgoing video feeds such as television stations and production houses. The narrow design means they are lightweight, so you can build fly away kits and broadcast trucks where both space and weight are limited.

Live Production Camera Monitor

Install your SmartView monitors in a fly away kit and take them with you on your live production shoot. With SmartView HD you can easily check your focus by watching your camera input on a large 17" true high definition display! Use multiple SmartScope Duo 4K units to monitor lots of camera inputs simultaneously! With tally included you can see what's on air and which shot is cuedon the preview output. You can even view the incoming program feeds input on one display and scopes on the other with the SmartScope Duo 4K model! Imagine having technical waveform monitoring right next to the image you are broadcasting, so you know the true quality of your incoming video feeds.

Fly Away Kit

Take your SmartView monitors anywhere in the world by mounting them in portable fly away kits! The ultra thin rack mount design means you can install your SmartView monitors above one another with plenty of space behind for switcher chassis and other equipment. This means you can use both sides of your fly away equipment rack!Portable racks can trap heat when lots of equipment is closely installed, but air flow and space between equipment is maximized with SmartView monitors because of the super thin design! SmartView is the true light weight solution for portable video monitoring in any shooting environment and is the monitor you can lift without breaking your back!

Broadcast Trucks

In mobile broadcast truck, you need every inch of space and you need minimal heat so you need a monitoring solution that is lightweight, uses minimal power and has a slim profile. Imagine having all your video sources displayed on large 8" or 17" LCD screens so you can see camera detail and quality. Now you can build a truly portable live broadcast monitoring solution that's compact enough to fit inside a broadcast truck oreven a more compact broadcast van! In mobile broadcast trucks, you need every inch of space and minimal heat, so SmartView monitors are the ideal solution. Install SmartScope Duo 4K and you can display both picture and scopes at the same time so you can watch your camera input on one screen and monitor the scopes on the other!

Technical Monitoring

SmartScope Duo 4K is ideal for checking your video for illegal colors and levels because you get six different broadcast accurate waveform displays in the one unit. You can choose from waveform, vectorscope, RGB parade, YUV parade, histogram and audio phase/level scopes depending on thetype of technical parameters you need to observe and measure. All scopes are rendered beautifully on two crystal clear 8" LCD screens. You can use any combination of scopes needed, and technical monitoring can even be set up as the traditional waveform and vectorscope display!


SmartView is perfectly designed for building a video wall of monitors showing all your video sources such as live production switchers, video servers, routers and cameras! Being incredibly thin it’s perfect for portable setups where you need to save space. You can install SmartView monitors in fly away kits, broadcast trucks, equipment racks, edit desks or anywhere you need good quality video monitoring or scopes. SmartView’s low profile and low power design is an ideal solution for broadcast trucks where equipment is tightly packed and heat can be a problem. SmartView monitoring doesn't suffer from this problem and you have more space available!

Connecting to Decks and Servers

SmartView is ideal for use with broadcast decks or video servers, simply mount them in a rack and connect via SDI to see what the deck or server is playing or recording. With multiple servers all playing back at the same time, SmartView helps you keep track of what's going on and to ensure each server is working correctly. Many broadcast decks include video level adjustments and you often need to accurately set up these adjustments to ensure your video levels are correct. SmartScope Duo 4K is perfect for this situation because you can install it above the deck, set it to waveform and vector display, and then you can adjust deck outputs in the traditional way!

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