+12V Universal Power Supply Included with International Socket Adapters for all Countries
Blackmagic Design 1 Year Limited Warranty
1920 x 1080 Touchscreen LCD
Records 1080p up to 60 fps
ProRes 10-Bit, 4:2:2 Encoding
HDMI and 6G-SDI Video Inputs
Loop-Through Video Outputs
Stores to Single SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
On-Screen Histogram and Audio Levels
Focus Peaking & Zebra
Dual Canon LP-E6 Type Battery Slots
AC Adapter Included
Blackmagic Video Assist
High resolution, large monitor for perfect focus and framing!
Now its 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 filerecording.
Shoot Better Video
See and capture every detail with confidence!
Whether its 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 DSLRs to older tape based camcorders, and even the latest digital film cameras. When youre shooting a wedding, theres only one chance to get it right and if youre 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 andDNxHDrecording
The Blackmagic Video Assist records your video at the highest10-bit4:2:2 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 cameras start/stop button, so you can remain focused on getting the shot without having to worry about operating additional gear!
Super bright and clear HD display
The Blackmagic Video Assist has a bright 5 inch 1920 x 1080 high resolution display so you dont 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 135 viewing angle, which means its 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 gesturestomakeadjustments!
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 lets 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. Its 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 DSLRs
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 youre 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 performancestorage
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 thats 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 dont have to deal with external card readers or docking units!
ProRes 422 HQDNxHDProRes 422ProRes LTProRes Proxy1.61hrs1.61hrs2.43hrs3.47hrs7.9hrsRecording Time on 128GB SD memory card.
Final Cut Pro
Avid Media Composer
Adobe Premiere Pro
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, 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!
5" (12.7 cm)
1920 x 1080
SDI Video Input
1 x SD/HD/3G/6G-SDI (DIN 1.0/2.3 connector)
SDI Video Output
1 x SD/HD/3G-SDI (DIN 1.0/2.3 connector)
HDMI Video Input
1 x HDMI Type A
HDMI Video Output
1 x HDMI Type A
SDI Audio Input
16 channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files
SDI Audio Output
16 channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files
HDMI Audio Input
2 channels embedded
HDMI Audio Output
2 channels embedded
1 x 3.5 mm stereo analog audio output jack
1 x USB 2.0 (Mini-B connector)
UHS-1 SDHC/SDXC cards
Apple ProRes 422 HQ ProRes 422 ProRes LT ProRes Proxy
Supported Video Formats
SDI: 1920 x 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 1920 x 1080PsF 23.98/24 1920 x 1080i 50/59.94/60 1280 x 720p 50/59.94/60 625/50i PAL 525/59.94i NTSC
HDMI: 1920 x 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 1920 x 1080i 50/59.94/60 1280 x 720p 50/59.94/60 480p60 576p50 625/25 PAL 525/29.97 NTSC
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later Windows 7 Windows 8
2 x Rechargeable LP-E6 lithium-ion batteries
110 to 240 VAC
41 to 104F (5 to 40C)
-6 to 113F (-21 to 45C)
0 to 90% non-condensing
5.63 x 1.20 x 3.54" (14.30 x 3.05 x 8.99 cm)
12.77 oz (362.02 g)
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.2 x 7.2 x 2.6"
Add professional monitoring and high-quality recording to virtually any camera with theBlackmagic Video Assist. It features a 5" 1920 x 1080 display to help you frame and focus your shots, and provides 6G-SDI and HDMI inputs for recording the video output from professional and consumer cameras. The Video Assist records 10-bit 4:2:2 video up to 1080p60 to high-speed U1 SDHC/XC memory cards using industry-standard Apple ProRes (HQ, 422, LT, or Proxy) codecs. A touchscreen interface allows you to adjust settings and access monitoring features such as histogram, zebra, focus peaking, audio meters, timecode display, and more. To power the monitor, a 110-240V AC power adapter is included. It also has dual battery slots on the rear that you power the monitor using Canon LP-E6 type batteries.
5" Full HD Display
The front of the monitor features a bright 5" 1920 x 1080 display for evaluating your shots. On-screen controls allow you to vary the brightness and contrast depending on the shooting situation, and the wide 135 viewing angle makes it easy for multiple crew members to watch at the same time. It even auto rotates so no matter which way you mount it, the picture is always displayed correctly.
The 5" display provides intuitive capacitive touchscreen controls. Swipe gestures make it simple and quick to show or hide settings, such as capture resolution and format, as well as screen brightness and contrast. Swipe in another direction and you'll have access to additional controls, recording status, histogram, audio level, timecode, battery status, and more. The controls have a semi-transparent overlay, so you can still be able to keep an eye on every part of your shots.
6G-SDI and HDMI Connections
Video and audio are captured using 6G-SDI and HDMI 1.4 inputs, allowing you to record from professional cameras and camcorders, as well as popular DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. The 6G-SDI input even allows you to monitor Ultra HD footage. Loop-through outputs are provided so you can simultaneously display the live video or recorded clips on larger screens like HD broadcast monitors or HDMI projectors while you monitor and record on the Video Assist. Audio is embedded in the output and can also be monitored on headphones using the 3.5mm stereo jack.
10-Bit 4:2:2 ProRes Recording
The Blackmagic Video Assist records your video at the 10-bit 4:2:2 quality. Files are recorded on to high-speed U1 SD cards, with ProRes (HQ, 422, LT, Proxy). These are industry-standard formats, so you can start editing immediately without having to convert the files. Recording can be automatically triggered on your Blackmagic Video Assist from the start/stop button on compatible cameras, so you can remain focused on getting the shot without having to worry about operating additional gear.
A universal 110V to 240V AC power supply so you can use the Video Assist anywhere. Plug the AC adapter into the 12V DC input you get continuous power, or run off of dual Canon compatible LP-E6 type batteries. Intelligent battery management will use the battery with less charge first, then immediately switch to the other battery without interrupting recording. When connected to AC power, the batteries can be charged in parallel while the Video Assist is still being used.
Histogram and zebra overlays for exposure aid
Focus Peaking and Central Zoom to aid focus
Timecode over SDI and HDMI
Can control settings on Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
Machined aluminum housing
Six 1/4"-20 threaded mounting holes (three on top, three on bottom)
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