17″ Flanders Scientific CM171 Reference Monitor with Field Package


Rental Includes:
(1) CM171: Flanders Scientific 17.3″ Broadcast Monitor
(1) Carrying Bag with Integrated Hood
(1) Clear Protective Screen Cover
(1) Integrated Light Stand Mount
(1) Onboard Gold-Mount Battery Plate
(1) 50ft BNC Cable
(2) DVI to HDMI Adapters
(1) AC Power Cable


17″ Flanders Scientific CM171 3G/Dual-Link/HD/SD-SDI Reference Monitor

The 17″ Flanders Scientific CM171 3G/Dual-Link/HD/SD-SDI Reference Monitor features many broadcast monitor basics like a Blue Only Mode, Monochrome Mode, Markers, Safety Areas, H/V Delay, and Tally Lights. Like all Flanders Scientific monitors, the CM171 also comes standard with advanced features like (18) Selectable Scopes, Focus Assist, Time Code Display, Audio Disembedding, Artifact Free Pixel Zoom, Adjustable Exposure Check, On-screen Alarms, and Advanced Pixel Level Measurement. This unit also provides additional advanced capabilities, including live side-by-side monitoring of (2) inputs and dual LUT import capabilities (both look LUTs and calibration LUTs).

In addition to the CFE2 capabilities the monitor comes equipped with instantly selectable gamma, peak luminance, and color temperature presets, adding to the flexibility of this unit and making it suitable for a wide variety of applications and environments. Like all FSI monitors the CM171 comes pre-calibrated from the factory and free recalibration is always available for customers that would like to send their units in to one of FSI’s service departments. In addition to this free recalibration option the CM171 also features a wide variety of manual calibration toggles, interfaces with FSI’s Direct Connect Automatic Alignment System, and is also compatible with advanced color management systems like LightIllusion’s LightSpace CMS or SpectraCal’s CalMan allowing you to choose the color management option that works best for you.

The new Video Data Analyzer function provides you with realtime decimal or hexadecimal readout of video data at the pixel level and importantly can be used for both active picture and horizontal / vertical blanking data analysis.

You can store up to (16) different 3D DIT LUTs at a time on CFE2 equipped monitors. Instantly toggle between custom LUTs by simply pressing the up and down buttons without having to access the menu. A brief onscreen popup will indicate which LUT is active. The CM171 is equipped with 3Gbps SDI (SMPTE 425M-AB) & Dual Link SDI (SMPTE 372M) inputs, which provide support of advanced formats including 4:4:4 RGB, 4:4:4 YCbCr, and 4:4:4 XYZ signals. With support of both Level A and Level B 3Gbps SDI the CM171 is compatible with virtually all 3Gbps SDI sources and provides many advanced viewing modes for multiplexed (2 x SMPTE 292M) Level B signals as explained here.

At just 6.4 lbs and 24 Watts power consumption the CM171 is incredibly well suited as a field monitor. The monitor can be powered via AC (100~240VAC) or DC (12V 4 PIN XLR) connectors. Optional accessories like the CBH17 (Carrying Bag with Integrated Hood) and MM20 (VESA to C-Stand Adaptor) provide additional versatility for field use. The CM171 also comes standard with a basic desktop stand and rack mount ears (7RU) making it suitable for both desktop and rack mount applications.

All FSI monitors come standard with (16) On-Screen Scopes. Up to two types of Scopes can be displayed simultaneously and can be toggled on/off instantly with a single button press. Scope Windows can be displayed in any of 6 onscreen locations and the two scope windows can be stacked on top of each other or sit side by side for maximum flexibility. FSI is also one of the few companies to provide this scope functionality across all inputs, even DVI. This means that full scope functionality is possible while using many of today’s most popular HD-DSLR cameras that only offer HDMI output.

Panel Specifications:

  • Screen Size: 17.3″
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Bit Depth (Color): True 10 bit (1.073 Billion Colors)
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Backlight: RGB LED
  • Pixel Efficiency: 99.99%
  • Max Luminance: 250nit
  • Viewing Angle: 178°


  • 1 x DVI-I (Analog/Digital)
  • 2 x BNC 3Gbps/Dual Link/HD/SD-SDI
  • 1 x BNC Composite
  • 3 x BNC Component (YPbPr/RGB)


  • 2 x BNC 3Gbps/Dual Link/HD/SD-SDI
  • 1 x BNC Composite
  • 3 x BNC Component (YPbPr/RGB)

Supported SDI Formats:

  • ITU-R BT.656 (PAL): 576i (50)
  • SMPTE-125M: 480i (59.94)
  • SMPTE-274M:
    • 1080i (60/59.94/50)
    • 1080p (30/29.97/25/24/24PsF/23.98/23.98PsF)
  • SMPTE-296M: 720p (60/59.94/50/30/29/25/24/23.98)
  • 2K: 2048×1080 (30p/30PsF/29.97p/29.97PsF/25p/25PsF/24p/24PsF/23.98p/23.98PsF)
  • SMPTE-372M:
    • 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
  • SMPTE-425M-AB: 12 & 10 bit 4:2:2 1920x1080p (60/59.94/50)
    • Level A & Level B supported: 4:4:4 1280x720p (60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98)
    • Level B supports 2 x SMPTE: 12 & 10 bit 4:4:4 1920x1080i (60/59.94/50)
  • 292M image format mapping: 12 & 10 bit 4:4:4 1920x1080p (30/29.97/25/24/24PsF/23.98/23.98PsF)
  • 372M image format mapping: 12 & 10 bit 2k (2048×1080)
    • RGB, YCbCr, & XYZ supported: (30p/30PsF/29.97p/29.97PsF/25p/25PsF/24p/24PsF/23.98p/23.98PsF)
    • XYZ mapped to Selected Color Gamut on Display Alignment Menu

Supported DVI-I Formats:

  • DVI-Analog & DVI-Digital: VGA (640×480), NTSC (720×480), SVGA (800×600), XGA (1024×768), SXGA (1280×1024)
  • DVI Digital Only: 1280×720, 1440×900, 1920×1080


  • Audio Disembedding: Yes
  • Audio Level Meters: Yes
  • Internal Speakers: 2
  • Audio In (Mini-Jack): 1
  • Audio Out (Mini-Jack): 1


  • Rack Mount Kit: Optional
  • Desktop Stand: Standard
  • External Mounting Points: 100mm VESA
  • VESA to Light Stand Mount: Optional
  • Carrying Bag with Integrated Hood: Optional
  • Clear Protective Cover: Optional
  • 16 Mode Scopes: Yes
  • Measurement Function: Yes
  • Timecode Display (SD/HD-SDI): LTC, VITC 1, VITC 2
  • Color Fidelity Engine: Yes
  • 1:1 Pixel Mapping: Yes
  • Blue Only & Mono Mode: Yes
  • Side by Side Monitoring: Yes
  • 3D LUT Color Space Selection: SMPTE C/EBU/REC709/DCI-P3
  • 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: 4 PIN XLR
  • Battery Plate: Optional
  • Power Requirement: 100~240 VAC / 12 VDC
  • DC Power Consumption (Appx.): 28 Watts

Physical Characteristics:

  • Weight (without stand): 6.4 lbs (2.9 kg)
  • Weight with Basic Desktop Stand: 8.8 lbs (4.0 kg)
  • Weight in Carrying Bag with Hood: 14.5 lbs (6.6 kg)
  • Chassis: Aluminum Frame