Blackmagic Video Assist 5" Full HD Monitor & Recorder
Blackmagic Video Assist 5" Full HD Monitor & Recorder
Blackmagic Video Assist 5" Full HD Monitor & Recorder
Blackmagic Video Assist 5" Full HD Monitor & Recorder
Blackmagic Video Assist 5" Full HD Monitor & Recorder
Blackmagic Video Assist 5" Full HD Monitor & Recorder
Blackmagic Video Assist 5" Full HD Monitor & Recorder
Blackmagic Video Assist 5" Full HD Monitor & Recorder
Blackmagic Video Assist 5" Full HD Monitor & Recorder
Blackmagic Video Assist 5" Full HD Monitor & Recorder

Blackmagic Video Assist 5" Full HD Monitor & Recorder

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Product Highlights

  • 1920 x 1080 Touchscreen LCD
  • Records 1080p up to 60 fps
  • ProRes and DNxHD 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
  • Dual Canon LP-E6 Type Battery Slots
  • AC Adapter Included


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        Add professional monitoring and high-quality recording to virtually any camera with the Blackmagic 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) or Avid DNxHD codecs. A touchscreen interface allows you to adjust settings and access monitoring features such as histogram, 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.
        Touchscreen Interface: 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 and DNxHD 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) or DNxHD codecs available. 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.
        Power: 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.
        Additional Features:
        • Can control settings on Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
        • Machined aluminum housing
        • Built-in kickstand
        • Six 1/4"-20 threaded mounting holes (three on top, three on bottom)



        Type LCD touchscreen
        Size 5" (12.7 cm)
        Resolution 1920 x 1080
        Viewing Angle 135°
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        Recording Media UHS-1 SDHC/SDXC cards
        Codecs Supported Apple ProRes 422 HQ
        ProRes 422
        ProRes LT
        ProRes Proxy
        Avid DNxHD
        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

        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
        625/25 PAL
        525/29.97 NTSC
        Recording Time With 128GB SD card:

        Apple ProRes 422 HQ: 1.61 hours
        Avid DNxHD: 1.61 hours
        ProRes 422: 2.43 hours
        ProRes LT: 3.47 hours
        ProRes Proxy: 7.9 hours
        SDI Video Sampling 4:2:2 YUV
        SDI Audio Sampling 48 kHz, 24-bit
        SDI Color Precision 10-bit
        SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 425M
        SDI Metadata Support HD RP188 and closed captioning
        SDI Color Space REC 601, REC 709
        HDMI Color Precision 10-bit
        HDCP Compatible No
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        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
        2 channels embedded in Avid DNxHD MXF file
        SDI Audio Output 16 channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files
        2 channels embedded in Avid DNxHD MXF files
        HDMI Audio Input 2 channels embedded
        HDMI Audio Output 2 channels embedded
        Audio Output 1 x 3.5 mm stereo analog audio output jack
        USB Interface 1 x USB 2.0 (Mini-B connector)
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        OS Compatibility Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
        Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later
        Windows 7
        Windows 8
        Power Requirements 12 VDC
        Batteries 2 x Rechargeable LP-E6 lithium-ion batteries
        AC Adapter 110 to 240 VAC
        Operating Temperature 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
        Storage Temperature -6 to 113°F (-21 to 45°C)
        Relative Humidity 0 to 90% non-condensing
        Dimensions 5.63 x 1.20 x 3.54" (14.30 x 3.05 x 8.99 cm)
        Weight 12.77 oz (362.02 g

        Shipping Information

        1.  FREE Standard Shipping 

        Free Economy Shipping is available on all orders exceeding R1,000. (T&C's apply)

        *Terms and conditions to qualify for free shipping:

        • Shipping may only be to a physical address within the borders of South Africa. No P.O Box's allowed.
        • Shipping to outlying or remote areas like farms and game reserves may attract an additional fee.
        • The delivery time to city areas is usually between 2 and 4 working days*. This excludes weekends and public holidays.

        2.  SWE Courier Service (local)

        We use SWE couriers as our preferred method of delivery.

        Your parcel is well packaged and handled with care while in transit.

        Delivery Charges:

        Shipping charges are all depended on the following:

        • Volumetric and Physical weight
        • Courier Option

        If Item is in stock, your item can be delievered between 1-2 Business Days - Main Cities are: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London. Other cities/towns will take more than 1-2 delivery time.


        If Item is being collected from our suppliers, you item can be deeilevr between 2-7 Business Days - To all areas.

        If the item has been pre-ordered for you, this can take anything from 4 - 8 weeks. 

        *Reckoned from time of dispatch to time of arrival to client. This is an estimate and not guaranteed. This period does not include Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. 

        3.  UPS Courier Service (International)

        Please note:

        International orders are generally subject to local import duties and taxes (VAT)

        DT Film Services is not responsible for, nor can we offer, any specific advice regarding any customs related fees that you may incur. For specific information, please consult with your local government import office.

        Privacy: Your privacy is important to us. We strive to exceed your expectations for privacy. Cross-border shipments are subject to inspection by customs authorities. We may also be called upon to provide certain order, shipment, and product information to our international carriers. Carriers may communicate such information to customs authorities for the purpose of facilitating customs clearance and compliance with local laws.

        Delivery Charges:

        International shipments are quoted on a per order basis depending on the size and weight of the parcel shipped.

        4.  Collect from DT Film Services in Durban

        You are welcome to place your order online, pay for it and collect it from our Durban branch. You will need to bring in a print out of the order for collection. Please ask for Louise in Sales on arrival. 

        DT Film Services - Durban

        Open: Mon-Fri 8 to 5PM

        5 Nunhead Road,

        Manor Gardens,

        Durban, 4001,

        South Africa

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