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Monitor Flanders Scientific DM170

Monitor Flanders Scientific DM170

The DM170 is a durable, lightweight, efficient, and color critical production monitor equipped with our most advanced feature set and capabilities. Industry leading fast mode processing, a durable all metal chassis, and direct integration with today’s most powerful color management tools make the DM170 a production environment workhorse for applications where color really matters.

Color Management

FSI’s 3rd generation Color Fidelity and LUT Interpolation Engine (CFE3) houses a multitude of calibration and Look LUT memories for highly accurate color reproduction and effective look management. Instantly select from Rec709, EBU, SMPTE-C, DCI P3, Rec2020 Emulation*, Native Wide Gamut, and Custom User Generated color spaces.

Additional gamma, peak luminance, and color temperature toggles further add to the versatility of DM Series Monitors.

CFE3 features industry leading tetrahedral LUT interpolation for greater accuracy and visual performance than hardware utilizing trilinear LUT interpolation.

DM series monitors support both data (full) range monitoring and video (legal) range monitoring with simple menu based toggles.

*Does not fully cover Rec2020 color space.



FSI monitors come pre-calibrated from the factory and free recalibration is always available for customers that would like to send their units in to an FSI service department.

DM series monitors support highly accurate volumetric AutoCalibration. Simply plug a supported probe directly into the monitor and our advanced AutoCal program will use volumetric data to accurately target a wide variety of color spaces. 3D and 1D LUTs are calculated for all available color space selections on the monitor and directly saved to the display during the AutoCal routine as one simple, fast, and unified operation; all without requiring a computer.



Third Party Calibration

DM series monitors are also fully compatible with popular 3rd party calibration solutions including CalMAN, LightSpace, and ColourSpace. Quickly and easily perform your own custom 3D LUT based calibration with any program capable of saving into FSI’s calibration LUT format.


Software Integration

Powerful DM series features are supported by select applications including FSI’s DM Series IP Remote Utility, Pomfort’s LiveGrade Pro, QTake's Grade Module, and Assimilate Live Assist and Live Looks.


On-set Color Management

Real-time LUT updates using compatible software without the need for additional standalone LUT management hardware. All you need is a camera, computer, and a monitor.



The world's first real-time Waveform and Vectorscope transmitted directly from your monitor to your computer with no additional equipment needed.


Mac and PC compatible FSI IP Remote Utility.

Frame Capture

Capture and save full resolution reference still frames from incoming video signals.



Upload and store up to 16 3D DIT LUTs and instantly toggle between them using the up and down buttons.


Second Screen Output

Mirror what you see on screen to downstream equipment. Apply LUTs on DM Series monitors and other downstream monitors simultaneously.

Second screen outputs work in addition to standard loop through outputs allowing you to simultaneously output clean and manipulated images.


Zero Delay Fast Mode

Zero Delay Fast Mode makes DM Series monitors an ideal choice for applications requiring instantaneous video processing speed in on-set, studio, and post environments.

When activated, the total latency between receipt of signal and onscreen display is less than 1 field.

See what functions are available with Fast Mode enabled.

Image Flip

DM Series monitors are capable of multiple Image Flip modes. You can quickly toggle through available modes including: Vertical, Horizontal, and Vertical + Horizontal.

Image Flip works on all inputs and is mirrored downstream via second screen output.


Cross Conversion

DM Series monitors come equipped with cross conversion capability. This allows you take DisplayPort / HDMI / DVI signals and convert them to SDI for output.


3rd Generation Focus Assist

When activated this feature will highlight in focus areas with a trace color. The sensitivity of the focus assist feature can be adjusted using the H POS rotary knob. The weight (transparency) of the focus assist feature can be adjusted using the V POS Rotary knob. The color of the focus assist trace can be adjusted using the REF POS rotary knob. Select from White, Black, Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Magenta, and Cyan.


Advanced Real Time Waveform & Vectorscope for DM Series Monitors

DM Series Monitors have Real Time Waveform and Vectorscope that update every frame. Scope position, background, size, and scale can be adjusted independently using the rotary knobs on the face of the monitor. Real Time scopes work in all processing modes including Zero Delay Fast Mode.

HDR waveform monitor view for use with PQ signals.

Use concurrently with markers or timecode.

Transparent, Translucent, or Solid background.

User selectable graticule modes: IRE, Voltage, 10bit Digital Levels, HDR WFM.

Independently positionable and resizable.

Adjust all scope settings instantly with rotary knobs, no need to access menus.

Customizable Multi-Color Waveform

Real Time Waveform has 6 adjustable thresholds that can be individually set to Black, Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Magenta, Cyan, or White.

Each graticule mode can be independently configured.

IRE Mode Standard

IRE Mode Custom Thresholds

HDR Mode Custom Thresholds

Digital Levels Custom Thresholds

Video Scopes

In addition to Real Time Scopes a wide variety of additional scopes and meters are available. Display up to two scopes on screen at a time. Scopes can be positioned in any of 6 on-screen positions. When using two scopes the scope windows can be stacked horizontally or vertically depending on your preference. Video scopes work across all inputs, even DVI.






RGB Parade

Parade waveform. Adjustable parade intensity. Levels above or below 100IRE show in white for easier identification.

Audio Meters

This monitor features several audio metering tools as well as the ability to disembed any single channel or stereo pair of audio to the monitor’s internal speakers or audio line out. Disembedded audio is always delayed by the exact amount of video processing time to ensure proper lip-sync.

Horizontal Audio Level Meters


Display 2, 8, or 16 channels of audio arranged in audio groups or stereo pairs with real-time numerical display of dB levels per channel. Meters feature adjustable Alignment Level, Permitted Max Level, and Peak Hold Time. Select between True Peak, PPM Type I, or PPM Type II ballistics. Meters will indicate NO DATA if an audio group is not embedded in the signal to differentiate it from audio channels that may be mute, but still embedded.




Panel Specifications

Screen Size




Bit Depth (Color)

10bit (1.073 Billion Colors)

Contrast Ratio



Wide Gamut W-LED

Pixel Efficiency


Max Luminance


Viewing Angle


Maximum Native Color Gamut

Max Native Color Gamut


1 x DVI-D

DVI Digital

2 x BNC


1 x DP



2 x BNC


2 x BNC

2nd Monitor Outputs (Can Mirror On Screen View, Apply LUT, etc.)

Supported SDI Formats

ITU-R BT.656 (PAL)

576i (50)


480i (59.94)


1080i (60/59.94/50)
1080p (30/29.97/25/24/24PsF/23.98/23.98PsF)


720p (60/59.94/50/30/29/25/24/23.98)


2048x1080 (30p/30PsF/29.97p/29.97PsF/25p/25PsF/24p/24PsF/23.98p/23.98PsF)


1080p (50/59.94/60) 4:2:2 YCbCr, RGB
1080i (29.97/25/24/23.98) 4:4:4 YCbCr, RGB
1080p (30/29.97/25/24/23.98) 4:4:4 YCbCr, RGB
720p (60/59.94/50) 4:4:4 YCbCr, RGB

- Level A & Level B supported
- Level B supports 2 x SMPTE
292M image format mapping
372M image format mapping
- RGB, YCbCr, & XYZ supported

12 & 10bit 4:2:2 1920x1080p (60/59.94/50)
4:4:4 1280x720p (60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98)
12 & 10bit 4:4:4 1920x1080i (60/59.94/50)
12 & 10bit 4:4:4 1920x1080p (30/29.97/25/24/24PsF/23.98/23.98PsF)
12 & 10bit 2k (2048x1080) (30p/30PsF/29.97p/29.97PsF/25p/25PsF/24p/24PsF/23.98p/23.98PsF)
12 & 10bit 2K (2048x1080) (60p/59.94p/50p/48p/47.95p)
*XYZ mapped to Selected Color Gamut on Color Management Menu

Supported DVI Formats

DVI-Analog & DVI-Digital

VGA (640x480), NTSC (720x480), SVGA (800x600), XGA (1024x768), SXGA (1280x1024)

DVI Digital Only

1280x720, 1440x900, 1920x1080


Audio Disembedding


Audio Level Meters


Internal Speakers


Audio In (Mini-Jack)


Audio Out (Mini-Jack)



Rack Mount Kit


Desktop Stand


External Mounting Points

100mm VESA

VESA to Light Stand Mount


Carrying Case with Integrated Hood

FSI Solutions CH17

Clear Protective Cover




Measurement Function


Timecode Display (SD/HD-SDI)


Color Fidelity Engine


1:1 Pixel Mapping


Blue Only & Mono Mode


Side by Side Monitoring


3D LUT Color Space Selection

SMPTE C/EBU/REC709/REC2020 Emulation/DCI P3/USER

Color Temperature Select

3200K, 5000K, 5600K, 6500K, 9300K

Gamma Selection

1.0 / 1.8 / 2.0 / 2.2 / 2.35 / 2.4 / 2.6 / 2.8


AC Input

IEC / C14

DC Input


Battery Plate


Power Requirement

100~240 VAC / 12~24 VDC

DC Power Consumption (Appx.)

23W @ 100nit / 31W Max

Physical Characteristics

Weight (without stand)

8.0 lbs (3.6 Kg)

Weight with Basic Desktop Stand

10.8 lbs (4.0 Kg)

Weight in Carrying Case with Hood

16.5 lbs (7.5 Kg)


Aluminum Frame

Dimensional Drawing


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