Blackmagic Design Video Assist

For perfect focus and framing and recording

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Blackmagic Design Video Assist

For perfect focus and framing and recording

SKU: BMD-HYPERD/AVIDAS5HD

Cat no: 15412

  • Adds professional monitoring and high quality recording to any camera
  • SDI and HDMI inputs - connect to any video camera or DSLR’s
  • 5” full resolution HD monitor - perfect focus and framing
  • Professional ProRes and DNxHD recorder
  • Uses high speed SD cards
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£330.00 (ex vat) £396.00 (incl vat)

Blackmagic Design Video Assist 5-Inch Monitor


For perfect focus, framing and recording

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 colour 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 colour, 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 colour 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.

Key Features:

  • Adds professional monitoring and high quality recording to any camera
  • SDI and HDMI inputs - connect to any video camera or DSLR’s
  • 5” full resolution HD monitor - perfect focus and framing
  • Professional ProRes and DNxHD recorder
  • Uses high speed SD cards
  • Formats compatible with modern NLE software
  • Touchscreen - allows settings, histogram, audio meters, timecode display and much more
  • Slots for dual LP-E6 batteries

Product Specification

 
 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  2 channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files, 2 channels in Avid DNxHD MXF files
 SDI Audio Output  2 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
 Colour Precision  10-bit
 Colour 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
 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 Colour 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 OS X 10.10 Yosemite,
 Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later.
 Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

 Power Requirements
 2 x rechargeable LP-E6 Lithium-Ion batteries.
 +12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries.

 Physical Specifications
 Width  143 mm
 Height  90 mm
 Depth  30.5 mm
 Weight  362 g
 
 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
 
 What's Included
 Blackmagic Video Assist
 +12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries.

 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.

This product includes:

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

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