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Blackmagic Video Assist 3G 7"

Code: NMA/HYPERDAVIDA037
$1,020.00
Portable 7 inch monitor, professional recorder and scopes for any SDI or HDMI camera in all formats up to 1080p60!

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Blackmagic Video Assist 7” 3G is a portable monitor, a professional recorder, a portable scope and a fantastic camera viewfinder solution! You can also add better quality record codecs and a larger monitor to any SDI or HDMI camera! The new design has innovations such as 4 built in scopes, enhanced focus assist features, a tally indicator and built in 3D LUTs. The Video Assist 7” 3G support formats up to 1080p60 and the new design also has L-Series batteries for longer life. Blackmagic Video Assist 7” 3G really is 4 products in one!

Blackmagic Video Assist 7" 3G

The larger 7" model includes all the features of the 5" model, but has a much larger screen. This model has 2 SD Card slots so recording can continue when a card becomes full. There are also 2 mini XLR audio inputs with phantom power so you can connect and record direct from microphones.

Modern Design with Latest Technology and Amazing Screens!

All Video Assist models are dominated by a large touch screen with all controls for recording, playback of clips, viewing scopes and setting focus assist features. Both 7" models are large enough to include analog inputs for audio and two SD card slots so you get continuous recording, with automatic recording to the second card. Both of the 12G models include 12G-SDI and Ultra HD HDMI connections and USB-C for recording direct to external flash media disks. All models include a rear tally light, a front panel speaker for clip playback and a headphone jack! Video Assist uses Sony L-Series batteries, and with 2 battery slots, you can change batteries without interrupting recording!

Customize your Touchscreen Tools and Features

With large and bright 5 and 7" touchscreens, Video Assist makes it incredible easy to frame shots and accurately focus. The touchscreen displays critical information while you’re shooting including the timecode, transport control, audio meters and a histogram for exposure. You can also customize the LCD to add or remove overlays such as current filename, focus peaking, zebra, false color, frame guides, 3D LUTs and more. 3D LUTs support allows monitoring shots with the desired color and look, plus you can even "bake in" the LUT if you want to record it into the file. If you're using Blackmagic RAW, the 3D LUT is only added into the metadata so it can be disabled in post production.

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.

Upgrade to Better Recording for Digital Cameras

Blackmagic Video Assist is an ideal upgrade for cameras, as its bright display is bigger than the tiny displays found on consumer cameras, plus 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. You get support for all editing software as you can record in Apple ProRes and Avid DNx. You can even use Blackmagic RAW on supported cameras. With both HDMI and SDI inputs you can connect it to any consumer camera, broadcast camera or even DSLR cameras.

Large HDR Monitor with Easy Touch Controls

The innovative touchscreen LCD user interface provides incredible control. On screen, there are dedicated buttons for play, stop and record, plus a mini timeline for scrolling through your recordings. You can even image swipe to jog! The LCD includes a heads up display of timecode, video standard, media status as well as audio meters. Scopes can be enabled via the touch screen as well as focus and exposure assist. There's also an extensive range of settings all controlled from the large LCD. Plus you can load and save 3D LUTs!

Built In Scopes Ensure Compliance to Standards

Video Assist features scopes for accurate exposure on cameras and compliance to broadcast standards. That means it’s also a great portable waveform monitoring solution! The waveform display provides a traditional luminance (brightness) level view of the video inputs or the playback signal. The vectorscope allows you to see the intensity of color at 100% SDI reference levels. You also get a RGB parade display which is ideal for color correction. Histogram shows the distribution of white to black detail in your images and highlights or shadows clipping. The built in scopes can even be overlaid on live video, or as a small picture in picture view at the top right of the scope!

Load Custom 3D LUTs to Recreate Film Looks!

Some cameras can output logarithmic colorspace to preserve the dynamic range, which is great for later post production, however when these files are viewed on a monitor they can look flat and washed out. 3D LUTs solve this problem because they allow you to apply a "look" to the monitor so you get an idea of how the finished images will look like 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 the built in LUTs such as Extended Video, Film to Video and more.

Direct Metadata Entry for Faster Editing!

The advanced digital slate and metadata features make it extremely fast to add metadata to any shot! Simply swipe left or right from the edge of the screen to bring up the digital slate. You can even select for take numbers to be automatically incremented when you start and stop recording, so you don’t have to enter them manually for each shot! You can also set reel numbers to increment each time you format a card. All metadata is saved with the files and available in post production with software such as DaVinci Resolve!

Professional Multi Channel SDI and Analog Audio

Blackmagic Video Assist includes a built in professional audio recorder that’s much better quality than the audio found in most cameras, eliminating the need to carry around extra audio equipment. When working in SDI formats, you can record 2, 4, 8 or 16 channels of audio. For connecting microphones the 7" models have 2 XLR analog audio inputs with phantom power and high definition audio sample rates of 192 kHz at 16 and 24 bit per sample. The audio meters can even be changed between VU or PPM ballistics. Blackmagic Video Assist 12G features the latest audio technology to ensure low noise floor and very low distortion so you can use it for digital cinema and broadcast work.

Connections
SDI Video Inputs 1
SDI Video Outputs 1
SDI Rates 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G
HDMI Video Inputs 1
HDMI Video Outputs 1
Analog Audio Inputs 2 x balanced mini XLR with phantom power
Analog Audio Outputs 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack.
Built in Speaker Mono
Screen Dimensions 7 inch 1920 x 1200.
Screen Brightness 310nits
SDI Audio Inputs 16 channels embedded via SDI
SDI Audio Outputs 16 channels embedded via SDI
HDMI Audio Inputs 8 channels embedded via HDMI
HDMI Audio Outputs 8 channels embedded via HDMI
Remote Control 1 x 2.5mm LANC for Record Start and Stop.
SD Interface Dual UHS-I SD slots.
Storage Type SDXC UHS-I and SDHC UHS-I SD cards.
Supports DS, HS, SDR12, SDR25, DDR50, SDR50 and SDR104 SD cards.
Computer Interface 1 x USB Type‑C for initial setup, software updates and Video Assist Utility software control.
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, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
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, 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s.
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 2 x UHS-I SD for HD recording.
Media Type SDXC UHS-I and SDHC UHS-I SD cards.
Supported Codecs ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 Proxy, DNxHD 220x, DNxHD 145, DNxHD 45, DNxHD 220x MXF, DNxHD 145 MXF, DNxHD 45 MXF.
Control
Recorder Control Integrated capacitive touchscreen LCD with onscreen controls for settings and navigating menus.
External Control LANC, SDI and HDMI start/stop, timecode run.
Software
Software Included Blackmagic Video Assist Operating System
Scopes
Scopes Waveform, RGB Parade, Vector, Histogram.
Viewing Modes Scopes with picture in picture or picture overlay and opacity control.
Operating Systems
Mac 10.14 Mojave,
Mac 10.15 Catalina or later.
Windows 8.1 and 10.
Power Requirements
Power Supply 1 x External 12V power supply.
Compatible with Sony NP-F style batteries.
(batteries not included)