Video Assist can be added to any video, cinema or video camera. Its bright 5-inch high resolution 1920x1080 monitor, ensures a perfect focus and framing. The built in recorder uses high speed SD cards to record professional ProRes and DNxHD files with high quality and 10 bit color depth. Video Assist works with any camera where you need monitoring and professional high quality file recording.
The Blackmagic Video Assist works with everything from DSLR’s to tape based camcorders and digital film cameras. The Video Assist helps you make sure every shot is in focus and gives you professional images.
Video Assist records video at the highest 10-bit 4:2:2 quality, which means 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.
Video Assist has a bright 5-inch 1920x1080 high resolution display. Can be mounted 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.
The 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.
Designed to be durable and light weight, Video Assist is incredibly small yet still incorporates a bright 5 inch 1920x1080 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!
The compact design of the Blackmagic Video Assist includes HDMI and 6G-SDI inputs so you can record from 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.
The built in recorder uses SD memory cards which are even fast enough to capture and playback high frame rate 1080HD video at 60fps. That means you can use low cost removable media. SD cards are readily available and allow you to record up to 3hrs 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.
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.