Blackmagic Design Smartscope Duo 4K

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SmartScope Duo from Blackmagic Design is a 3RU rack mount unit with two independent 4K LCD displays
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R17,895.00
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Features

Features

SmartScope Duo from Blackmagic Design is a 3RU rack mount unit with two independent LCD displays

Features:

  • Two Independent 8" - 4K LCD Screens
  • Waveform, Vectorscope, RGB Parade
  • YUV Parade, Histogram, Audio Phase/Level
  • Auto Switches Between SD, HD and 3G-SDI
  • HD/SD-SDI Inputs and Looping Outputs
  • 4:2:2/4:4:4 Sampling and 8-bit Precision
  • Hardware Based Colorspace Conversion
  • Ethernet Input and Looping Output
  • USB 2.0 for Software Updates
  • 3RU Rack Mount Design

SmartScope Duo from Blackmagic Design is a 3RU rack mount unit with two independent LCD displays. In addition to monitoring picture, the key features include waveform, vectorscope, RGB parade, YUV parade, histogram and audio phase levels. Each monitor is independent so users can display any combination of scope or picture view. The unit is also reversible, which means you can install it upside-down and the picture will flip right-side-up automatically. This is especially helpful when mounting at in the very top or bottom of an equipment rack. The included SmartView Utility for Mac and Windows allows you to daisy chain multiple units together on an Ethernet network and control them all from one location.

Independent, Reversible LCD Screens
SmartScope Duo's two 8" LCD displays are independent, which means each screen has its own SDI connections. You can display two totally different sources at the same time, even with different video standards. If you're installing the unit into the extreme top or bottom of an equipment rack then simply flip SmartScope Duo upside down and the monitors will reverse automatically for the appropriate viewing angle.
Waveform Display
Waveform display aids in adjusting video levels or matching black background levels when keying. Waveform view features a luminance display of the black and white levels in your video signal. SmartScope Duo features a composite setting to show both luminance and chroma. Composite video is synthesized from the SDI input displayed for a better view for aligning decks and other video equipment. The synthesized composite waveform makes it easier for editors who are familiar with composite waveform monitors.
Vectorscope View
A vectorscope allows users to accurately measure colors in a video signal. If you're color correcting video, vectorscope shows when color has been adjusted 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 can't 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, mid-tones and whites, making it easy to balance colors. 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. You can also select YUV parade display to show YUV component video as it is transmitted down the SDI cable, which is great for broadcast engineering analysis of SDI signals.
Histogram
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.
Audio View
Monitor your audio levels with 16 channels of audio metering. 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.
Picture View
You can select picture view for general monitoring of video. Picture view is embedded into the 6 way software interface so that you can see the video being measured next to the live scope displays. SmartScope Duo lets you select full frame video on any screen at any time. The unit can also auto detect between SD, HD and 3G-SDI standards and display the video format above the picture. If the SDI input contains either VITC timecode in SD, or RP 188 timecode in HD, then this is decoded and displayed.
Portable Design
SmartScope Duo is less than one inch thick and only 3 rack units high, which is ideal for installing in tight rack spaces and portable fly away kits. This makes SmartScope Duo suitable for most monitoring needs on-set and in the studio.
Built-in Tally
With built in tally you can connect your switcher and display red, green or blue tally borders on the LCD.
Easy to Use Interface
The included SmartView Utility software for Mac and Windows lets you daisy chain your SmartView Duo monitors together on an Ethernet network and control them all from one location. You can choose different types of scopes and adjust settings such as brightness, contrast and saturation with a simple click of your mouse. You can use your mouse or adjust settings numerically. All your connected SmartScope Duo and SmartView monitors are listed and can be named for fast identification. Settings are remembered by the software and you can copy and paste settings between devices.
Software Upgrade
SmartScope Duo allows for software updates to add new features in the future. You can simply download new software and add new types of scopes as they become available. Programmable internal software means you can get new features, compatibility with new hardware, and support for new formats in the future. When downloading updates SmartScope Duo's software automatically detects the internal software of your hardware and will prompt you to update if necessary so the update is completely automatic and simple to perform.

 

In The Box

In The Box

Blackmagic Design Smartscope Duo 4K

  • Power Supply
  • Software CD

Specs

Specs

Display
Display 8" 4K LCD Screen (x2)

 

Interface
SDI Video Input SD/HD/3G-SDI (x2, one per display)
SDI Video Output SD/HD/3G-SDI, 10-bit reclocked loop through (x2, one per display)
SDI Audio Input 16 channels (embedded in SD and HD)
SDI Audio Output 16 channels (embedded in SD and HD)
Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M
Tally 9-pin D connector (x1)
Computer Interface USB 2.0 for software updates and Ethernet for configuration

 

Format Information
SD Format Support 525/29.97 NTSC
625/25 PAL
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, 2048x1080p/23.98, 2048x1080p/24, 2048x1080p/25, 2048x1080PsF/23.98, 2048x1080PsF/24, 2048x1080PsF/25, 2048x1556PsF/23.98, 2048x1556PsF/24, 2048x1556PsF/25
Video Sampling 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
Color Precision 8-bit
Color Space YUV and RGB
Colorspace Conversion Hardware based real time
Audio Sampling Television sample rate of 48 kHz

 

General
Features Luminance Waveform, Vectorscope, RGB Parade, YUV Parade, Histogram, Audio phase and level
Operating System Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later, and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later
Windows 7 and 8
Power Supply 12 volt universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries
Power Consumption < 20 Watts
Operational Voltage Range 12 - 15V
Operating Temperature 32 ~ 104° F (0 ~ 40° C)
Storage Temperature -4 ~ 113° F (-20 ~ 45° C)
Relative Humidity 0 ~ 90% non-condensing
Dimensions WxH: 482 x 133 mm
Rack Units: 3RU
Weight 1.53 kg

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