Affordable SDI Monitoring with the new SmartView Duo 2.
Get the ultimate in low cost SDI monitoring with SmartView Duo 2. Perfect for post production, broadcast or live events, SmartView Duo 2 features two large 8 inch LCD screens in a compact rack mount design that's less than an inch thick. SmartVideo Duo 2 handles all SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI video standards, and all screens can be remotely adjusted via your ethernet network. Use SmartView Duo 2 in racks for local monitoring, for multi monitor video walls in master control rooms or for camera monitoring for production switchers. With SmartView Duo 2 you can afford to put SDI monitoring everywhere you need.
SmartView Duo 2 is perfectly designed for building a video wall for monitoring all sources into live production switchers, and because it's so incredibly thin, it's even perfect for portable setups where you need to save space. Imagine having all your video sources displayed on large 8 inch LCD screens so you can see camera focus and quality. Now you can build full live broadcast presentation monitoring that's small enough to be fully portable. SmartView Duo 2 is lightweight and thin, so it's perfect for outside broadcast vans or even installed into portable monitor racks to reduce shipping costs of flyway kits.
Good quality SDI monitoring is expensive and often makes it hard to put monitoring on all the devices in your racks, or control rooms because costs add up quickly. SmartView Duo 2 eliminates this problem and includes two large beautiful 8 inch displays in a compact 3 rack unit size. You get full loop though SDI connections, and ethernet network connection for setup. SmartView Duo includes easy to use software for Mac and Windows so you can see all the monitors on your network for remote adjustments. That's perfect when you want to color match all screens in a video wall remotely from your laptop. SmartView Duo even includes tally.
If you're traveling all over the world, SmartView Duo 2 is perfect because it includes a standard 12 volt power supply with socket adapters for each country. Ideal for live location use where you don't have engineering support, a standard 12 volt power socket means you can get spare power supplies from any electrical store. To eliminate accidental unplugging of power cords during live production or at other crucial times, SmartView Duo 2 includes a cable tie down point so everything is perfectly secure.
There's nothing more complicated than trying to match all your monitors by climbing all over your equipment and using little screwdrivers. Simply connect your SmartView Duo 2 to your Ethernet network and use the included Mac and Windows software to adjust all your monitors from one central location. The Monitor Utility software uses Bonjour to automatically find all the SmartView Duo 2 monitors on your network. You can save monitor settings from one monitor and copy to another, and when you're working with lots of monitors, SmartView Duo 2 even includes an identify mode to help you find the monitor you're adjusting. SmartView Duo 2 won't suffer from drift because all adjustments are fully digital.
SmartView Duo 2 is designed to be used for broadcast as well as post production so it includes support for more SDI video standards, including SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI formats. SmartView Duo 2 allows firmware updating so it's easy to upgrade to new SDI video formats when they are invented, and updates are free from the Blackmagic Design web site. SmartView Duo 2 includes new advanced video standards used in post production including 1080 progressive HD rates and even 2K SDI over 3 Gb/s SDI video. All video formats can be connected and changed, because SmartView Duo simply switches in less than a second to the new format.
In a busy facility you can never have enough monitors, and SmartView Duo 2 is perfect when you need monitoring for all your equipment. Install SmartView Duo 2 into your editing desks so you can keep track of decks and other video sources and create an exciting "mission control" environment which will blow your clients' minds. SmartView Duo is perfect for in-rack monitoring so you always know what's going on. Now with SmartView Duo 2, everyone can have that exciting "broadcast experience" of monitoring wherever it's needed.