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Blackmagic Design Smartview HD 17" LCD Monitor Review

Hey everyone! just wanted to share some info on a new affordable monitor I just purchased that works great with the Red Epic or Scarlet. At only 850 dollars, you get a 1080p image in compact 17" inch screen with built in HD-SDI inputs. The monitor settings can only be accessed through a laptop using the rear usb port and are limited to only brightness, contrast and saturation. But hey...I'm not complaining. There aren't any other 17" screens with built-in HD-SDI for even under $1500.00 that I am aware of. To clarify my comment in the video about color reference, my main point is that I would much rather use a laptop/monitor station w/Redcine when it comes to dialing in my color grading. Otherwise, this monitor provides a good picture that fulfills my needs while shooting on set.

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