Blackmagic Video Assist

by Blackmagic Design MFG# BMD-HYPERD/AVIDAS5HD
$495.00

Blackmagic Video Assist

High resolution monitoring and professional recording for any camera!

Now it’s easy to add professional monitoring and recording to any SDI or HDMI camera with Blackmagic Video Assist! You get a super bright touch screen display that’s much larger than the displays found on DSLR cameras. The monitor supports 3D LUTs and includes powerful focus assist and exposure tools that make it easier to accurately set focus, expose and frame shots. Blackmagic Video Assist features high speed SD card recorders for HD or Ultra HD recording in incredible 10‑bit 4:2:2 quality ProRes, DNxHD and DNxHR files in Quicktime and MXF formats. With both 7” Ultra HD and 5” HD models, Blackmagic Video Assist works with any camera that needs better quality monitoring and professional format 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. 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. Blackmagic Video Assist helps you make sure every shot is in focus and gives you professional images with the same recording quality used by major motion pictures and prime time TV shows!

Blackmagic Video Assist

Blackmagic Video Assist

Technical Specifications

Description

Blackmagic Video Assist adds professional monitoring and high quality recording to any camera. SDI and HDMI inputs mean you can connect to any video camera or DSLR’s. The 5” full resolution HD monitor ensures perfect focus and framing and the professional ProRes and DNxHD recorder uses high speed SD cards and saves files compatible with modern NLE software. The touchscreen allows settings, histogram, audio meters, timecode display and much more. Slots for dual LP-E6 batteries.

Connections

SDI Video Inputs

1

SDI Video Outputs

1

SDI Rates

270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G

HDMI Video Inputs

1

HDMI Video Outputs

1

Analog Audio Inputs

None, embedded audio only.

Analog Audio Outputs

1 x 3.5 mm headphone jack.

SDI Audio Inputs

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

SDI Audio Outputs

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

HDMI Audio Inputs

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

HDMI Audio Outputs

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

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.

Built in Speaker

None

Screen Dimensions

5 inch 1920 x 1080.

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 Video Assist Utility software control.

Blackmagic Video Assist

SDI Video Standards

SD Video Standards

525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL

HD Video Standards

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

Ultra HD Video Standards

2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97 and 2160p30. Monitoring only, down converts to HD.

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 425M.

SDI Metadata Support

HD RP188

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 plus 6.0 Gb/s 30p Ultra HD.

HDMI Video Standards

SD Video Standards

525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL

HD Video Standards

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60,
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

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.

Media

Media

1 x UHS-I from SD/HD recording.

Media Type

SDXC UHS-I and SDHC UHS-I SD cards.

Supported Codecs

ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes Proxy, DNxHD 220x, DNxHD 145, DNxHD 45, DNxHD 220x MXF, DNxHD 145 MXF, DNxHD 45 MXF.

Control

Recorder Control

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

External Control

SDI start/stop, timecode run.

Software

Software Included

DaVinci Resolve grading software.
SD card for Mac and Windows

Operating Systems

Mac icon

Mac 10.12 Sierra,
Mac 10.13 High Sierra or later.

Windows Icon

Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

Physical Specifications

Blackmagic Video Assist

Power Requirements

Power Supply

1 x External 12V power supply.

LP-E6 Lithium-Ion batteries not included

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing

Storage Temperature

-21° to 45° C (-6° to 113° F)

What's Included

Blackmagic Video Assist

Universal power supply with international adapters

SD card with software and manual

Warranty

12 Month Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty