Broadcast Monitors in 808A, 808B, 808D, 808F, 808G, 808I, and 808J

Using the Broadcast Monitors in DPL Suites A, B, D, F, G, I, and J


The third display in all of the DPL suites 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.

The broadcast monitors in suites A, B, D, F, G, I, and J have a native resolution of 1920x1080. Users who need a 4K broadcast monitor should reserve suites C, D, or H. 

If you are seeing an image on the broadcast monitor but it is "zoomed in," this is likely because you are viewing a 4K+ image on the 1080 monitor. 

If you are not getting an image on the Broadcast monitor, here is some information to help:

Software Settings


  • Open Preferences
  • Locate "Video and Audio I/O"
  • Under “For capture and playback” select “UltraStudio 4K”
  • 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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