SmartView 4K

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The worlds first full resolution Ultra HD broadcast monitor with multi rate 12G-SDI, an extremely bright display with wide viewing angle, plus advanced broadcast features like 3D LUT support, H/V delay, blue only, adjustable frame guides and more! SmartView 4K is compatible with all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. With both AC and DC power connections, SmartView 4K can be used in broadcast studios or on set.
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The worlds first full resolution Ultra HD broadcast monitor with 12G-SDI
SmartView 4K is the worlds first full resolution rack mount Ultra HD broadcast monitor with 12G-SDI for native display of up to 2160p60. You get a professional broadcast monitor that supports the latest Ultra HD resolutions, plus automatically switches to SD and HD-SDI formats using high quality Teranex processing for a clean and professional display. The machined metal design includes a built in control panel for using features such as the built in 3D LUTs, H/V delay, blue only, customizable frame markers and more, either from the front panel or via external Ethernet! SmartView 4K supports VESA mounting so you can install on articulated monitor arms or rack mounting.

Professional Monitoring. Broadcast quality SD, HD and Ultra HD monitoring!
SmartView 4K is an incredibly high quality monitor thats 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!

Machined metal design thats built to last!
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 wont 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 resolution allows you to see every pixel in an Ultra HD image!
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!

See every little detail in massive Ultra HD quality!
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 wont 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!

Control all your monitors from a central location
When youre in the middle of a job you cant 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!

When you need a true industry strength broadcast monitor!
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 its 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!

Connect via regular SDI or via optional optical fiber!
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 fiber SDI socket so you can add an optical fiber SDI module and then connect via optical fiber 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.

Change all settings from your Mac or Windows computer!
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 dont 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, youll never have to climb on desks or studio consoles to adjust your monitors again!


Broadcast monitoring for live production, broadcast and post production!
Whether youre working with SD, HD or Ultra HD, SmartView 4K is an incredibly versatile monitor packed with features that make it perfect for broadcast and post! Mount it in a rack or hang it on a wall using a standard VESA mount. With both AC and 12V DC power, you can install it anywhere! Use external batteries on set, or plug it into standard power in your news rooms, vans, and post facilities. Dual 3D LUT support lets you customize color for on set grading and monitoring! Theres even an optional fiber connection for Ultra HD monitoring over massive distances!

The perfect rack mount monitoring solution for broadcasters
When youre working on a multi camera studio production, you need to see all of your sources, graphics, keys and program displays at the same time. SmartView 4K lets you see everything no matter what the video standard! All SmartView 4K displays can be controlled remotely over Ethernet and feature incredible clarity as well as the ability to be digitally calibrated so color drift is minimized. The amazing clarity of the Ultra HD resolution screen means you can easily check focus and watch for color consistency across all of your cameras!

Incredibly thin mount design for when space is tight!
SmartView 4K is perfect for the limited space in broadcast news trucks. Its super thin design includes side mounted professional connections so it fits in the shallow racks mounted on the inside walls of news vans and trucks. You get both AC and DC power, so you can use it anywhere. Perfect if you need to use battery power or use a second DC supply for redundant power on your monitor! There are even built in frame guides that make it easy to see safe picture area during live production.

Amazingly sharp monitoring thats super lightweight
It doesnt matter if you travel across town or across the world, the SmartView 4K works with all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60 and includes both AC and 12V DC power connections so you can use it in any location with any voltage power source! The backlit front panel buttons are easy to see, making them perfect for dimly lit music halls and theaters. Its also incredibly thin and lightweight, making it easier and cheaper to ship than traditional bulky broadcast monitors, plus it makes racks easy to lift and carry.

Display all your broadcast feeds in super sharp detail!
As a Broadcaster, you need to be ready to work with any kind of video feed that comes in at any time! SmartView 4K includes multi rate 12G-SDI that will automatically detect all SD, HD and Ultra HD video signals, so youll never have to worry about converters and compatibility with the displays in your control room again! The built in Teranex processor automatically de-interlaces and scales SD and HD signals to the Ultra HD panel resolution so you get incredible image quality!

Now its easy to get perfect focus and framing!
With its incredibly bright Ultra HD screen, 3D LUT support and compact size, the SmartView 4K is the perfect on-set monitor for digital film, commercial and television productions! With the latest high end cameras operating at Ultra HD 60p via 12G-SDI, such as the Blackmagic URSA, now you can quickly display images with their native film gamma, Rec709 gamma or even custom colorspaces by using the 3D LUTs. The built in 12V DC connector means that you can power from a battery for use on any location no matter how remote!

Flexible mounting for a busy newsroom!
The included VESA mount points mean you dont have to rack mount SmartView 4K, as you can use a wide range of computer monitor mounting hardware if you want to mount your broadcast monitor in cubicles, on walls or anywhere you need! SmartView 4K can be mounted on articulated arms over news desks, editing and graphic workstations. Simply connect a single thin SDI video and DC power cable, your connections are so minimal they cannot be seen! Designers can use frame guides for aligning and animating graphics and since theres no fan, you get a whisper quiet design.

Advanced technical monitoring tools
All broadcast engineers know the key to reliability is being able to easily monitor quality of the video signal. With SmartView 4K you can adjust H/V delay to check blanking, and use blue only for fast hue and signal noise checks. You can even load 3D LUTs to adjust and calibrate color! Multi rate 12G-SDI inputs, with fast signal detection and locking, let you rapidly switch between SD, HD and Ultra HD sources on a router and scan between sources when comparing feeds. When paired with the Blackmagic Audio Monitor you get a seamless audio and video technical monitoring solution which have been designed to accompany one another!


Super strength and future proof broadcast monitoring
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!

See every pixel in every frame!
SmartView 4K includes a full resolution 3840 x 2160 super bright LCD panel with a wide viewing angle. Thats the foundation for a true professional monitor thats 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!

Incredibly strong design thats built to last!
SmartView 4K features an elegant machined metal design thats 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!

Future proof and fully compatible
All connections have been placed on the side of the monitor so when the monitor is subject to vibration, you dont 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. Theres even a built in optical fiber cage that works with optional SFPs to give you SDI over fiber!

Technical control at the touch of a button!
When youre on location you need to be able to quickly and easily access the controls such as LUTs and input selection, even in dimly lit locations where you cannot see normal monitor button labels. With SmartView 4K thats no longer a problem because the built in front panel control buttons are backlit, making them easy to see and use even in places where lighting is limited. The buttons are extremely durable, designed to last for years, and give you super fast access to all of the technical and professional broadcast controls you need during production.

Control all your 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 wont drift over time!


SDI Video Input

2 SDI inputs automatically switch between SD, HD, 3G, 6G and 12G-SDI. Reclocked video output.

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Optical Video Input

SFP Optical Fiber connector cage.

SDI Video Output

Automatically switches to input selection.

Multi Rate Support

Auto detection of 4K, 2K, HD or standard definition inputs.

Updates and Configuration



Gigabit ethernet with loop through.


9-pin D connector


SD Format Support

525i59.94 NTSC, 625i25 PAL

HD Format Support

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p47.95, 1080p48, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

2K Format Support

2Kp23.98 DCI, 2Kp24 DCI, 2Kp25 DCI, 2Kp29.97 DCI, 2Kp30 DCI, 2Kp47.95 DCI, 2Kp48 DCI, 2Kp50 DCI, 2Kp59.94 DCI, 2Kp60 DCI
2KPsF23.98, 2KPsF24, 2KPsF25, 2KPsF29.97, 2KPsF30

Ultra HD Format Support

2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p47.95, 2160p48, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60

4K Format Support

4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI, 4Kp47.95 DCI, 4Kp48 DCI, 4Kp50 DCI, 4Kp59.94 DCI, 4Kp60 DCI

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 424M Level A and B, SMPTE 425M, SMPTE 2082.

SDI Color Space

REC 601, REC 709

SDI Auto Switching

Automatically selects between SD, HD, 3G, 6G and 12G-SDI.

Video Sampling

4:2:2 and 4:4:4


Internal Software Upgrade

Via included firmware updater software.

Settings Control

Via USB or Ethernet.


Display Element

15.6" TFT Active Matrix LCD

Display Resolution

3840 x 2160 pixels


25 ms

Contrast Ratio


Color Depth

16.7 million colors

Physical Specifications

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)

Storage Temperature

-20 to 60 C (-4 to 140 F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing


12 Months Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

What's Included

SmartView 4K

SD card with software and manual

Operating Systems

Mac 10.13 High Sierra,
Mac 10.14 Mojave or later.

Power Requirements

Power Supply

Built in IEC 90 - 240V AC power supply, plus DC input jack for external power.

Power Consumption

24 Watts

Windows 8.1 and 10.

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