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Blackmagic SmartView Utility


Blackmagic SmartView Utility is a program developed by Blackmagic Design. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 29 files and is usually about 13.9 MB (14,573,568 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 69% of users of Blackmagic SmartView Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\blackmagic design\blackmagic smartview
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{AE00A061-87F1-4D98-B1C4-C4C0B3A75C98}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.9 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Blackmagic SmartView Utility

  • blackmagic smartview utility.exe - SmartView Utility
  • smartview.sys - Blackmagic Design USB Driver
  • qtcore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • qtgui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • qtnetwork4.dll
  • qtopengl4.dll
  • qgif4.dll

How do I remove Blackmagic SmartView Utility?

You can uninstall Blackmagic SmartView Utility from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Blackmagic SmartView Utility, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Blackmagic SmartView Utility.

Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
Windows 7 (SP1)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

69.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.23%
  Germany 15.38%
  Belgium 7.69%
  Australia 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Gateway 16.67%
Intel 16.67%
Samsung 16.67%
Common models
HP ProBook 430 G2 20.00%
Samsung 700Z7C 20.00%
HP ProBook 6550b 20.00%
HP EliteBook 8760w 20.00%
Gateway GT5628 20.00%


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