Blackmagic Video Assist 5″ All in One Professional Monitor and Recorder
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 Video Assist 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.
10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes and DNxHD recording
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!
Super bright and clear HD display
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 135° viewing angle, which means it’s easy to see, even when several crew members are watching.
Plus, Blackmagic Video Assist 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!
Modern and intuitive user interface
Blackmagic Video Assist built in display is also an incredibly intuitive and responsive capacitive touch screen, which is used to configure and control the Video Assist. Swipe gestures make it simple and quick to show or hide settings for the capture resolution and format as well as brightness and contrast of the screen.
Swipe in another direction and you’ll have access to transport controls, recording status, histogram, audio level, timecode, battery status, and more. Best of all, the controls are overlaid using a semi transparent heads up display, which allows you to always keep an eye on your shot!
Plug into cameras, projectors and more.
Video and audio are captured using 6G-SDI and HDMI 1.4, allowing you to record from almost every professional camera, camcorder and DSLR. Since the inputs loop through to the 6G-SDI and HDMI outputs you can simultaneously display the live video or recorded clips on larger screens like HD broadcast monitors or HDMI projectors. Audio is embedded in the output or you can also monitor audio using the 3.5mm stereo headphone jack.