Blackmagic Design Video Assist 7 12G-SDI/HDMI HDR Recording Monitor

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  • 7″ 1920 x 1200 Touchscreen LCD
  • Record up to DCI or UHD 4K HDR Video
  • HDMI and 12G-SDI Video Inputs & Outputs
  • 10-Bit, 4:2:2 ProRes & DNxHD Encoding
  • Blackmagic Raw with Select Cameras
  • 3D LUTs, 2500 cd/m² Brightness
  • Stores to Dual SDHC/XC Memory Slots
  • Two Balanced Mini-XLR Audio Inputs
  • Histogram, Waveform, Vectorscope
  • Dual L-Series Battery Slots, AC Adapter
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Blackmagic Design Video Assist 7 12G-SDI/HDMI HDR Recording Monitor

The Blackmagic Design Video Assist 7 12G-SDI/HDMI HDR Recording Monitor adds professional monitoring and high-quality recording to most SDI and HDMI camera setups. The Blackmagic Design Video Assist 7 12G-SDI/HDMI HDR Recording Monitor features a modern design and records using a single high-speed UHS-II SD slot to SDHC/XC memory cards. You can also record to an external drive or configure the monitor using the USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port. The Blackmagic Video Assist has a 5” and 7” model, each including 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 for high frame rates. The Blackmagic Design Video Assist 7 12G-SDI/HDMI HDR Recording Monitor also supports 4K recording, letting you record DCI 4K, UHD 4K, 2K, and HD resolutions. It has a bright touchscreen module that allows you to view and control your recordings easily, even under intense sunlight during outdoor shoots. The modern design now supports two standard Sony L-series batteries, making it more versatile since you can change batteries without interrupting your recording. Have a more versatile shooting and recording experience with the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR.


IBC 2019: Blackmagic Design Introduces the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G 5″ & 7″ Models


With the latest in monitoring and recording solutions, Blackmagic Design just unveiled its new Blackmagic Design Video Assist 7 12G-SDI/HDMI HDR Recording Monitor models at the 2019 International Broadcasting Conference (IBC).

“The original Blackmagic Video Assist monitors and recorders were very popular and a fantastic way to upgrade older cameras, as well as for use in general broadcast areas of the television industry,” says Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO, in a statement. “These new models are an incredible improvement and incorporate all the lessons we have learned from our customers in Hollywood. They have brighter LCD screens, 12G-SDI, Blackmagic RAW, better focus assist tools, presets, 3D LUTS, and much more! They are so nice and it’s very exciting!”


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The Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR


The Blackmagic Design Video Assist HDR Recording Monitor adds professional monitoring and recording to any SDI or HDMI camera in all HD, Ultra HD, 2K, and 4K DCI formats! The whole new design includes innovations such as brighter screens for HDR work, a tally indicator, 4 built-in scopes, enhanced focus assist features, 3D LUTs, and native Blackmagic RAW recording from supported cameras! With 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 on both 5″ and 7″ models, you get support for recording from virtually any device in all formats up to 2160p60. The brighter touch screen ensures a perfect view of your recording for HDR digital film and when shooting outdoors in sunlight. The new design also features upgraded batteries and supports two standard Sony L‑Series batteries. This means Blackmagic Video Assist 12G is incredibly versatile and is the perfect solution for the next generation of digital cinema shoots, live production mastering, and, broadcast testing and measurement.


Perfect for Digital Cinema, Live Recording and Monitoring


The Blackmagic Design Video Assist HDR Recording Monitor is great for recording from cameras, or even as a clip player. As the files are compatible with the HyperDeck disk recorders, you can even use Video Assist as a broadcast field recorder, or an ultra-portable broadcast scope. As an ideal broadcast solution, you get both HDMI and 12G-SDI inputs plus built-in scopes and 3D LUTs. The scopes also help you QA masters to ensure compliance with broadcast standards.


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Modern Design with 12G‑SDI and Bright HDR Screens

There are two models of Blackmagic Design Video Assist HDR Recording Monitor, with each model including an innovative touchscreen user interface with deck controls as well as a large screen to view your recording. The Blackmagic Video Assist 7″ 12G model also includes 2 media slots, while both the 5″ and 7″ models include 12G‑SDI for high frame rate Ultra HD, analog inputs for audio, USB‑C external disk recording, plus a front panel speaker and side-mounted headphone jack. You also get 2 rear battery slots for mounting Sony L‑Series batteries, so you have enough power for the brighter HDR screens and higher-speed Ultra HD electronics. Plus with 2 battery slots, you can change batteries without interrupting recording! A 12v universal power supply is included for studio or on-location use.

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Upgrade to Better Recording for Digital Cameras


Blackmagic Design Video Assist HDR Recording Monitor is an ideal upgrade for cameras, as it’s super bright 2500nit display is bigger than the tiny displays found on consumer cameras, you’re also adding professional focus assist features and better quality file formats. Video Assist is also a great solution for professional cameras because you can use it to upgrade older broadcast cameras to modern file formats used on the latest editing software. No matter what editing software you use, Video Assist lets you support them all, as you can record in Apple ProRes, Avid DNx, and Blackmagic RAW. With both HDMI and 12G-SDI inputs, you can connect it to any consumer camera, broadcast camera, or even DSLR camera. Then, on supported cameras, you can even upgrade to RAW-style workflows with Blackmagic RAW!


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Dual Media Recorders for Uninterrupted Recording


Video Assist uses commonly available SD card media, so you can record to flash memory cards that are easy to obtain. The files are small enough to allow long recordings on standard SD cards or the faster UHS-II cards. The larger Video Assist 12G 7″ model even includes 2 SD card slots so you can swap out any full cards even during recording, allowing infinite-length recording. Standard SD cards or the faster UHS-II cards are perfect for broadcast because they are small, high speed, and affordable.


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2160p24 on a U3 UHS-II SD Card


1080p24 on a U3 Card


Record Direct to External USB‑C Media Disks

The USB‑C Expansion port lets you plug in an external flash disk for recording. It is possible to record to the same disk you are using or editing, so you don’t need to waste time copying files before starting post-production. Flash disks are so fast they can record high data rate formats that are too big for some lower-cost media cards, such as high frame rate Ultra HD. You even get on-screen menus for managing external disks using the touch screen.

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HDR Support with Bright Wide Gamut LCD


You’ll be ready for the latest HDR workflows with support for the latest HDR standards and an extremely bright screen with a wide color gamut. Plus the high brightness screen makes outdoor shooting in bright sunlight possible. The built-in scopes even change to HDR scopes when working in HDR formats! Files are tagged with the correct HDR information then SDI and HDMI inputs will also automatically detect HDR video standards. Static metadata PQ and HLG formats are handled according to the ST2084 standard. The bright LCD has a wider color gamut so it can handle both Rec. 2020 and Rec. 709 colorspaces. The built-in Video Assist LCD color gamut can even handle 100% of the DCI‑P3 format.


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Load Custom 3D LUTs to Recreate Film Looks

3D LUTs allow you to apply a “look” to the monitor so you get an idea of how the finished images will look when editing. LUTs can be applied temporarily for monitoring only, or they can be burned into files for use in editing when capturing Blackmagic RAW. Video Assist works with industry-standard 17 and 33-point 3D LUT files, or you can work with built-in LUTs such as Extended Video, Film to Video, Film to Rec.2020, and more.

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Latest Multi Rate 12G‑SDI for SD, HD, and Ultra HD


You get full support for the most popular video standards. The SDI and HDMI connections are multi‑rate, so handle SD, HD, and Ultra HD. SD formats include NTSC and PAL. 720p HD standards include 720p50 and 59.94p. 1080i HD interlaced formats include 1080i50 and 59.94. 1080p HD formats include 1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60p. You can even do 1080 PsF formats. Ultra HD is supported up to 2160p59.94. You can even record 2K and 4K DCI rates up to 25p for digital film work.


Post Production Friendly File Formats

Blackmagic Design Video Assist HDR Recording Monitor records using standard open file formats so you don’t have to waste time transcoding media. Files are compatible with all post-production software so you can work with the software of your choice, including DaVinci Resolve Studio. Recording works in industry-standard 10‑bit Apple ProRes files in all formats and from all HDMI or SDI cameras, or 12‑bit Blackmagic RAW when connected to supported cameras. Blackmagic RAW is the fastest-growing RAW format and developers can download and use the free Blackmagic RAW SDK to add support to their applications. Best of all, media files work on all operating systems.

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The Quality of RAW and the Speed of Video

Blackmagic RAW is a revolutionary new format designed to capture and preserve the quality of the sensor data from cameras. Video Assist supports Blackmagic RAW recording from popular cameras such as Panasonic EVA1 and Canon C300 MK II. This eliminates the problems with popular camera formats such as H.264, which are highly compressed resulting in noise and processing artifacts. Blackmagic RAW eliminates this problem and gives you stunning images with incredible detail and color throughout the production pipeline from camera to edit, color, and mastering. It also saves camera settings as metadata so you can set ISO, white balance, and exposure, then override them later while editing, all without any loss of quality! Only Blackmagic RAW gives you the highest quality, smallest files, and fastest performance.

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Localized for 11 Popular Languages

Multiple languages are fully supported so you don’t need to learn another language to use it! Support is included for English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, and Turkish. At first start, Video Assist will display a menu for selecting a language, plus you can still use the menus to change languages any time you need. When a language is selected, the on-screen text overlays will change to the selected language, as well as overlays on the video outputs when enabled. All this means Video Assist is perfect for doing international location work with different crews.

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Works with the World’s Most Popular Video Software

The files from Blackmagic Design Video Assist HDR Recording Monitor are common and are compatible with all operating systems or in most video software. Media can be formatted using ExFAT or HFS+ so you can easily access the media on computers and access the files like regular disks. DaVinci Resolve is perfect for use with Video Assist because it features editing, color correction, audio post-production, and visual effects all in one software application. Plus you can download DaVinci Resolve free of charge for Mac, Windows, and Linux! You can also use recorded files in other popular software such as Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X. With Video Assist, your media is common so your files will remain readable in the future.

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Blackmagic Design Video Assist HDR Recording Monitor adds professional monitoring and recording to any SDI or HDMI camera in all HD, Ultra HD, 2K and 4K DCI formats! The super bright 2500nit 5 inch HDR monitor supports 3D LUTs and features professional scopes along with powerful focus assist and exposure tools that help you accurately set focus, exposure and frame shots.

The built-in SD card recorder saves files in broadcast quality 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes or DNx formats. The files are all standard, so you can start editing immediately without having to convert them!

Blackmagic Design Video Assist 12G Features

  • Portable All-in-one HDR Monitor
  • 5″ 1080p High Brightness Touchscreen
  • Dual Media Recorders for Uninterrupted Recording
  • Record Direct to External USB-C Media Disks
  • Advanced 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 Inputs and Outputs
  • HDR Support with Bright Wide Gamut LCD
  • Built In Scopes Ensure Compliance to Standards
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