Blackmagic Design Video Assist Monitor/Recorder

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Main Features
  • Better Monitoring
  • Portable All-In-One Design
  • Professional HD Recorder
  • Easy Touchscreen Controls

Now it’s easy to add professional monitoring and recording to your camera with the Blackmagic Video Assist! With a bright 5 inch high resolution 1920 x 1080 monitor, Blackmagic Video Assist can be added to any camera to ensure perfect focus and framing. The built in recorder uses high speed SD cards to record professional ProRes and DNxHD files with incredible quality and 10 bit color depth! Blackmagic Video Assist works with any camera where you need better monitoring and more professional high quality file recording.

Shoot Better Video
See and capture every detail with confidence!

Whether it’s a wedding, an indie film, or a television commercial, you need to make sure your images are perfectly sharp and captured at the highest possible quality, no matter what type of camera you use. The Blackmagic Video Assist works with everything from DSLR’s to older tape based camcorders, and even the latest digital film cameras. When you’re shooting a wedding, there’s only one chance to get it right and if you’re an indie filmmaker, you want your film to look as good as a Hollywood movie when projected at festivals. The Blackmagic Video Assist helps you make sure every shot is in focus and gives you professional images with the quality used by major motion pictures and prime time TV shows!

Professional HD Recorder
10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes and DNxHD recording

The Blackmagic Video Assist records your video at the highest 10-bit 4:2:2 quality, which means that you get incredible color, clarity and detail. Files are recorded on fast, inexpensive and readily available SD cards and saved as standard ProRes HQ or DNxHD files so you can start editing immediately without having to convert the files. Recording is automatically triggered on your Blackmagic Video Assist using your video camera’s start/stop button, so you can remain focused on getting the shot without having to worry about operating additional gear!

Better Monitoring
Super bright and clear HD display

The Blackmagic Video Assist has a bright 5 inch 1920 x 1080 high resolution display so you don’t have to carry extra on set monitors and scopes. You can mount it on cameras as a large monitor for the crew, hand it to the cinematographer for composing the shot, or set it in front of the director to review each take. The screen has a wide 135º viewing angle, which means it’s easy to see, even when several crew members are watching. Plus, the image auto rotates so no matter which way you set it up your cables always plug into the side you need them to. You can view any SD or HD format and, since it includes a 6G-SDI connection, you can even monitor Ultra HD!

Easy Touchscreen Controls
Use simple tap and swipe gestures to make adjustments!

The built in monitor is also an interactive touchscreen that makes setting up the Blackmagic Video Assist incredibly intuitive. All of the functions are at your fingertips allowing you to use simple swipe gestures to display camera information, change settings and evaluate audio and video levels. The elegant heads up display is a semi transparent overlay that let’s you change recording formats or view the current input frame rate, histogram, audio meters, timecode, and more, all while still keeping your eyes on the shot!

Portable All-In-One Design
Integrated on set monitoring and recording

Designed to be durable and light weight, Video Assist is incredibly small yet still incorporates a bright 5 inch 1920 x 1080 LCD monitor and touchscreen. It includes a built in high speed SD recorder and space for two rechargeable batteries which are hot swappable so you always have a battery to keep the shoot going. You can use the mounting points to attach it to the top of a camera or use the built in kick stand to set it up on a table. It’s even comfortable enough to hold in your hands so you can pass it around to crew members, letting everyone from the cinematographer to the boom operator see the shot!

Video, Audio and Power Connections
Connect to professional cameras, camcorders and DSLR’s

The compact design of the Blackmagic Video Assist includes HDMI and 6G-SDI inputs so you can record from virtually any video camera or DSLR. The loop through output lets you monitor on larger HD broadcast displays or HDMI projectors. Audio can be monitored from the 3.5mm stereo headphone jack and for studio shoots, the 12V universal power supply gives you continuous operation. When you’re on location the two side by side LP-E6 battery slots let you go completely mobile and give you enough power for longer shoots!

High Speed SD Card
Low cost, high performance storage

The built in recorder uses SD memory cards which are even fast enough to capture and playback high frame rate 1080 HD video at 60 frames per second! That means you can use low cost removable media that’s less than $1 per GB. SD cards are readily available and allow you to record up to 3 hrs of 1080p24 ProRes HQ on a single 256GB card! By connecting the Blackmagic Video Assist to your existing camera, you can eliminate proprietary and expensive media such as XDCAM, P2 and SxS. SD cards can even be mounted directly on your computer, so you don’t have to deal with external card readers or docking units!

Work with Professional Software
Record files that are ready for editing and grading

The Blackmagic Video Assist captures ProRes 422 HQ and Avid DNxHD MXF files which are the most widely accepted post production video formats in the world. If you are working with popular editing software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro or Avid Media Composer, you can start editing and color correcting without having to transcode or convert the files. Since it comes bundled with DaVinci Resolve Lite, you can begin editing and creating looks on set! Even motion graphics and visual effects artists using software like Fusion and After Effects, or sound editors using ProTools can easily work with the files for fantastic collaboration!

Connections
SDI Video Input

1 x SD/HD/3G/6G-SDI via DIN 1.0/2.3 connector

SDI Video Output

1 x SD/HD/3G-SDI via DIN 1.0/2.3 connector

HDMI Video Input

1 x HDMI type A connector

HDMI Video Output

1 x HDMI type A connector

SDI Audio Input

16 channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files, 2 channels in Avid DNxHD MXF files

SDI Audio Output

16 channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files, 2 channels in Avid DNxHD MXF files

HDMI Audio Input

2 channels embedded in SD and HD QuickTime files and Avid DNxHD MXF files.

HDMI Audio Output

2 channels embedded in SD and HD QuickTime files and Avid DNxHD MXF files.

Audio Output

1 x 3.5 mm stereo analog audio output jack.

SD Interface

1 x UHS-1 SD slot

Storage Type

Removable SDXC UHS-1 and SDHC UHS-1 cards. Supports DS, HS, SDR12, SDR25, DDR50, SDR50 and SDR104 SD cards.

Recorder Control

Integrated capacitive touch LCD screen with onscreen controls for settings and navigating menus.

Screen Dimensions

5" 1920 x 1080p60 capacitive touchscreen LCD.

Recorder Configuration

Via the device's USB port or the device's user interface.

Computer Interface

1 x Mini-B USB 2.0 connector for initial setup, software updates and HyperDeck Utility software control.

Codecs

Supports: Apple ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes LT, ProRes Proxy, Avid DNxHD.

SDI Video Standards

SD Format Support

625/50i PAL, 525/59.94i NTSC

HD Format Support

1280 x 720p50, 1280 x 720p59.94, 1280 x 720p60, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080i59.94, 1920 x 1080i60, 1920 x 1080PsF23.98, 1920 x 1080PsF24, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080p59.94, 1920 x 1080p60.

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 425M.
SDI Metadata Support

HD RP188 and closed captioning.
Audio Sampling

Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit.
Video Sampling

4:2:2 YUV
Color Precision

10-bit
Color Space

REC 601, REC 709
Multiple Rate support

SDI and HDMI switches between 270 Mb/s SD , 1.5 Gb/s HD , and 3.0 Gb/s 60P HD.

HDMI Video Standards

SD Format Support

625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 480p60 and 576p50
HD Format Support

1280 x 720p50, 1280 x 720p59.94, 1280 x 720p60, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080i59.94, 1920 x 1080i60, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080p59.94, 1920 x 1080p60.
HDMI Color Precision

10-bit
Copy Protection

HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.

Operating Systems
Mac

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks,
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.

Windows

Windows 7 or Windows 8.
 
Power Requirements

2 x rechargeable LP-E6 Lithium-Ion batteries.

+12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries.

Physical Specifications

Dimensions:

143mm x 30.5mm x 90 mm

Weight:

362g

Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature

5° to 40° C (41° to 104° F)

Storage Temperature

-21° to 45° C (-6° to 113° F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing

Warranty

12 Month Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty.

Excluding: batteries and cables which will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase.

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Blackmagic Design Video Assist Monitor/Recorder
 
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5.0

Must have for productions

By Kane

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Comments about Blackmagic Design Video Assist Monitor/Recorder:

We film a lot of footage for online course's and Documentaries, so quick turn around is very important to us, but most cameras record to h.264, our workflow is to convert all footage to proves which takes time. The video assist solves this, by allowing us to record footage straight to prores, couple this with a well made product with features our cameras just don't have, this gives us e a great companion for all our cameras. We are very excited to work with other Blackmagic Design products with our productions, and Videoguys make it very easy with their reasonable prices and great customer service.

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5.0

If needed I would buy another Video Assist

By Doccacam

from Gippsland

Verified Buyer

Comments about Blackmagic Design Video Assist Monitor/Recorder:

Works as described, is very easy to setup, thenuse and is a very handy tool.

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  • Q:

    I am interested in purchasing this unit, (along with 2 batteries and a hot shoe mount).
    Can you sell me a battery charger for the batteries for this unit?
    Asked on 7/8/2017 by Richard from Perth WA

    1 answer

  • Q:

    Hi, I've got a Blackmagic Pocket Camera, and am interested in buying the BM Video Assist.
    What cable would I need to connect the two? Micro-HDMI from my camera presumably - but at the monitor end?
    Asked on 9/2/2016 by Dutch

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You need a micro to full HDMI cable. More technical it's call Type D to Type A HDMI Cable.

      Answered on 9/2/2016 by Sales Team from Videoguys
  • Q:

    Will I be able to come out of my fs700 in raw 4K and down convert and record 1080 prores
    Asked on 8/10/2015 by Daniel from Arundel, qld

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    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      No. the unit will only accept 2K resolutions (up to 1920x1080p).

      Answered on 11/10/2015 by Michael from Videoguys
  • Q:

    Hi,
    Do I need to purchase a cable to fit Canon 5D Mark III or is it supplied? If I have to purchase one do you have this in stock and can you tell me the model number or link to it.
    Asked on 23/9/2015 by Michael from Newcastle NSW

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    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      No HDMI cable is supplied with Blackmagic Video Assist.

      Answered on 23/9/2015 by Sales Team from Videoguys
  • Q:

    Can you trigger the record function from the camera via HDMI cable like the ATOMOS recorders
    Asked on 16/9/2015 by truestory from Perth

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    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Triggering is available from both SDI and HDMI.

      Answered on 17/9/2015 by Sales Team from Videoguys
  • Q:

    What comes in the box? Just the recorder?
    Asked on 1/9/2015 by news24x7 from Townsville

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The Monitor & 12v Universal Power supply.

      Answered on 1/9/2015 by Sales Team from Videoguys
  • Q:

    Do the Video Assist cross convert, as in can I input SDI from camera and output HDMI to another monitor
    Asked on 24/8/2015 by Mizza

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Hi Mizza,

      It certainly can do that & vice versa.

      Answered on 24/8/2015 by Sales Team from Videoguys
  • Q:

    Is the unit capable of playing back footage recorded in RAW format on a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera?
    Asked on 1/8/2015 by Andy from Australia

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      A:

      Not the initial release, I was told only plays back Quicktime. According to local distributor it may play uncompressed files later in it's life cycle with a firmware update. There no time frame when Blackmagic will release this feature.

      Answered on 2/8/2015 by Sales Team from Videoguys
  • Q:

    DOES ANY BATTERIES COME WITH THE VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR RECORDER?

    ANY HOODS AVAILABLE?

    WHEN ARE THEY AVAILABLE?

    I need a good monitor for in the field use is this Video Assist Monitor/Recorder a good choice to help focus, exposure etc in bright conditions?
    Asked on 6/5/2015 by Robo from Ipswich, AUSTRALIA

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      A:

      Current is ETA is July but these things can always change. No batteries are included - although a power supply is. No official hood has been mentioned as available yet. All relevant options & accessories are listed with the product currently.

      Answered on 6/5/2015 by Sales Team from Videoguys
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Blackmagic Design Video Assist Monitor/Recorder
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  • +12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries.

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Blackmagic Design Video Assist Monitor/Recorder
  • Blackmagic Video Assist
  • +12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries.
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