Intelligent SDI monitoring with broadcast quality scopes!
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. There are 3 great models; SmartView HD features a large 17' display, SmartView Duo has 2 independent 8' displays and SmartScope Duo 4K adds the flexibility of built in waveform monitoring that can be assigned to either of its 8' displays!
Accurate Waveform Monitoring!
When you need to analyze image quality more accurately than simply looking at the picture then use SmartScope Duo 4Ks 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 ?y 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!
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 dont have to guess what your video and audio levels are, you can monitor them with precision using SmartScope Duo 4K!
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 youre adding and what color it is. Sometimes monitors cannot be trusted, but with vectorscope youll always know the exact colors youre working with! You can also easily align hue on decks using a vectorscope!
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.
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. Its 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 dont 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!
You can download software updates to your SmartView monitor to add new features in the future. You can also download new software to the SmartScope Duo 4K model so you can 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 of the SmartView Utility, it will automatically detect the software of your hardware and then ask you to update if necessary. The software update is then downloaded for you and is simple to perform!