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Our PN: BMDN5290004
Manufacturer: Blackmagic Design
Platform(s): Mac & Win

List Price:$995.00

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Intelligent rack monitoring with built in scopes! Waveform, vector, parade, histogram, audio and more!



Manufacturer Part Number: HDL-SMTWSCOPEDUO4K

Broadcast accurate wave form monitoring for your studio
Now it's easy to get accurate and professional waveform monitoring wherever you need it! UltraScope features 6 different scopes for measuring all aspects of a broadcast video signal. You get waveform, vectorscope, RGB parade, YUV component parade, histogram, audio phase and audio level meters, plus picture view! Available as a PCIe card for workstations, as a portable USB 3.0 solution or as part of a dual rack mount display. Get the technical accuracy engineers demand combined with a fast to use interface that creative professionals will love!

Eliminate Technical Errors
Professional waveform monitoring is the only way to ensure your production work meets all international standards. As well as technical monitoring and quality control, waveform monitoring is paramount during editing, mastering and color correction. During color correction it's vital to see the balance of black, mid range and white in an image and UltraScope is the perfect solution because you get 6 big beautiful scopes on a single computer display. Now you can also install SmartScope Duo and get waveform monitoring in racks next to your other equipment.

The UltraScope Family Choose your Scope!
You can display UltraScope on a computers monitor or laptop display, using either a PCIe or USB 3.0 computer interface to connect your video source. Blackmagic UltraScopes PCIe card can be installed into Mac or PC workstations and Pocket UltraScope is powered by its USB 3.0 connection for ultimate
portability when using a laptop. SmartScope Duo features two independent 8' displays and looks like a dual rack monitor. You can assign any scope view to either display or choose to view a picture feed with a scope next to it!

6 Broadcast Accurate Scopes
You get a range of the most popular waveform displays, so you can accurately check the quality of your video signals. The waveform display shows you the luminance in your video, the vectorscope shows you a color plot of the various colors in your video, the RGB parade shows color balance and illegal video levels, the histogram shows the distribution of pixel brightness and the audio scope and level meters let you check audio phase and levels.

Innovative Software for both Mac and Windows
When using UltraScope on Mac or PC you get a beautiful large screen with controls and buttons that allow you to change scope parameters, as well as to perform functions such as error checking and logging. UltraScope runs natively in full screen mode and is ideal when you need large screen scopes in edit suites, control rooms and even on the road when used with a laptop. When using SmartScope Duo, controls and scope settings are changed centrally from a single computer using the SmartView Utility!

Monitoring Solutions
When you need rack based waveform monitoring or waveform monitoring integrated with picture monitoring, then SmartScope Duo is the perfect solution. SmartScope Duo looks like a dual 8' rack monitor, but includes powerful processing for generating broadcast accurate waveform displays. Now you
can get rack mount monitoring and instantly flip over from a picture display to a range of waveform displays whenever you need. Each SmartScope Duo LCD screen can be set independently so you can have any combination of video monitor or waveform monitor you like!

3G-SDI on every UltraScope
With different connections its easy to choose the model that best suits your needs. The PCIe Blackmagic UltraScope includes 3G-SDI and 3G Optical Fiber inputs. UltraScope selects between optical and regular SDI inputs and both inputs loop through for connection to other equipment. The USB 3.0 Pocket UltraScope includes a 3G-SDI input and is a perfect solution for laptops. SmartScope Duo features an independent 3G-SDI input for each display. All models automatically switch between SD, HD and 3G-SDI video formats as the input changes.


Broadcast Accurate Waveform Monitoring
The world's first waveform monitoring designed for editors and colorists, with the technical accuracy broadcast engineers will love! All models feature the most popular and useful scopes for all your creative and broadcast engineering use. If you're building technical monitoring then the waveform, YUV parade and vectorscope are ideal. If you're a colorist working on the look of your images then RGB parade, vectorscope and histogram let you see the balance of colors as you work. When you're shooting on set, then histogram and audio scopes let you keep track of your lens settings and audio! There really is a scope for everyone!

Waveform Display for Alignments
Waveform display is perfect for 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. The UltraScope models feature 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. Even though UltraScope is fully digital, the synthesized composite waveform makes it easier for editors who are familiar with composite waveform monitors.

Vectorscope View
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 can't 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!

Parade Display for Colorists
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 to show YUV component video as its transmitted down the SDI cable and is perfect for broadcast engineering analysis of SDI signals.

Audio View For Monitoring Levels
Monitor your audio levels with 8 channels of audio metering on UltraScope models or 16 channels on the SmartScope duo model! 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!

Histogram For Location Shoots
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!

Picture View For Timecode
Of course the most important view of all is pictures! You can select picture view for general monitoring of video. The UltraScope models embed a picture view into the 6 way software interface so that you can see the video being measured next to the live scope displays. The SmartScope Duo model lets you select full frame video on any screen at any time! UltraScope will auto detect between SD, HD and 3G-SDI standards and then video format is displayed 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.

Software Upgrade
UltraScope and SmartScope models allow 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 UltraScope and SmartScope 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!


Portable Scopes Waveform Monitoring Anywhere!
Imagine editing your work on the road with total control over the technical accuracy of your video signal. The compact Pocket UltraScope is super tiny and plugs into a compatible USB 3.0 laptop for waveform monitoring everywhere you go! Because it is powered by its USB connection, you dont need external power, making it a truly portable solution. SmartScope Duo is less than an inch thick and only 3 rack units high, making it perfect for installing in tight rack spaces and portable fly away kits for picture and waveform monitoring anywhere! SmartScope Duo is a perfect on set solution for camera monitoring.

Reversible LCD Screens
SmartScope Duo features 2 high resolution LCD's that show rich colors and vibrant details. If you're installing 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 best viewing angle. SmartScope Duo's 2 LCD's are independent, each with its own SDI connections so you can display two totally different sources at the same time, even with different video standards. With built in tally you can connect your switcher and display red, green or blue tally borders on the LCD to indicate information to the user.

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 SmartView and SmartScope Duo 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!


Blackmagic UltraScope allows you to always be in full control of your video quality and levels with true broadcast accurate waveform monitoring. You can use UltraScope in virtually any situation by connecting to existing equipment such as routers, decks, video servers, live production servers and cameras!

Connecting to Decks and Video Servers
Keeping track of levels from video servers or broadcast decks is vital in a busy broadcast facility and UltraScope and SmartView Duo are the perfect solution. Many broadcast decks have level adjustments on the video outputs which need to be aligned correctly for optimum video levels. Simply add a SmartView Duo in the rack above your broadcast decks for permanent monitoring. Installation is easy as you only need to connect the SDI output of the server or deck to the video input of SmartView Duo.

Connecting to Routers
Connecting waveform monitoring to your router expands the power of your UltraScope dramatically because now you can monitor video levels from every device in your facility. As you route video to the SDI output on the router that's connected to the UltraScope or SmartScope Duo, you will get instant monitoring of the source routed into that router output. If you add a cut bus style of router control panel where one source is set to each button on the panel, then you can just press buttons for instant viewing of that router source. Monitoring will switch video standards automatically to the video as the route is changed.

Connecting to Live Production Switchers
When doing live production there are many things you need to keep track of all happening at once. Without waveform monitoring you're working in the unknown because you have little idea of video levels and even illegal video levels can get through. Audio levels can be too high or low and audio phase can be wrong if someone inadvertently uses the wrong cable. With SmartScope Duo, you get the perfect waveform monitoring solution for live production. Connect the SDI output of your switcher to the SDI input of SmartScope Duo to monitor program feeds for video level accuracy and audio level and phase. SmartView Duo is also perfect for monitoring camera control where you can use the RGB parade to see the effect of balancing out your camera feeds from the CCU.

Connecting to Cameras
SmartScope Duo is the perfect on set solution and you can connect the camera video output direct to the SDI input on SmartScope Duo and then monitor the video on one screen and use the other screen to monitor using Histogram for optimum setting of the camera iris and ISO. Because the two screens in SmartScope Duo are independent, then you simply need to loop out of one screen and connect that output to the input of the second screen. Both SDI inputs of SmartScope Duo have loop SDI outputs so you can connect to the SmartScope Duo SDI input and then loop out to any other SDI equipment.


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