Using the Broadcast Monitors in DPL1 (809) and VEL (803)


The OLED Monitors in DPL1, VEL, and 808H all serve as "broadcast monitors" - this means that they are designed to display the Program Monitor from your NLE (meaning that they display the footage in your timeline) on calibrated hardware. They are not designed to display the desktop or act as another monitor.

If you need to display your desktop on the OLED monitor in DPL-1 or VEL, you can reserve an HDMI cable and use the visitor input in the Teacher Station rack. Please note that a visitor laptop is required for this setup.

Check out the remote for your room’s monitor from the lab assistants in room 810.


Monitor Inputs:

DPL-1 (809) INPUTS:

  • HDMI 1: DPL1 (809) Teacher Station - broadcast monitor 
  • HDMI 2: VEL (803) Teacher Station - broadcast monitor
  • HDMI 3: Visitor HDMI Input (available front-facing HDMI input in the rack)


  • HDMI 1: VEL (803) Teacher Station - broadcast monitor
  • HDMI 2: DPL1 (809) Teacher Station - broadcast monitor
  • HDMI 3: Visitor HDMI Input (available front-facing HDMI input in the rack)


  • HDMI 1: 808H broadcast monitor

Software Settings


  • Open Preferences
  • Locate "Video and Audio I/O"
  • Under “For capture and playback” select “UltraStudio mini monitor”
  • Quit Resolve (so your preferences save) then relaunch the program
  • Still not working? Open your Project Settings (the gear on the bottom right of Resolve)
  • Check that your "Video Monitoring" settings match your "Timeline Format"


  • Open Preferences/Playback
  • Check “Blackmagic Playback”
  • If this is already checked, click “setup” and select “scale down”

After Effects:

  • Open Preferences/Video Preview
  • Check Enable Mercury Transmit
  • Check Blackmagic Playback
  • If this already checked, click “setup” and select “scale down”

Mac System Preferences:

  • Open Blackmagic Desktop Video
  • Check that Blackmagic hardware device is recognized
  • Set resolution to 1080 and match your project’s frame rate


Additional Information

For additional help, please see a Lab Assistant in 810.


The Broadcast monitors are calibrated displays, therefore it is important that you NEVER adjust the settings yourself. If you truly believe a monitor needs to be recalibrated, see a post manager. Most often, the lack of calibration on the regular monitors will trick our eyes into thinking the Broadcast Monitor has a hue or tint.

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