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Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR 5" - Pre-Order

Code: NMA/HYPERDAVIDA125HDR
$1,200.00

Expected to begin shipping: Nov 19

Blackmagic Video Assist 5" 12G HDR 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 save 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!

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The new Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR 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, 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!

With its amazing versatility, Blackmagic Video Assist 12G is also 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! Video Assist is a fantastic broadcast solution because you get both HDMI and 12G-SDI inputs plus it has built in scopes and 3D LUTs! The scopes also help you QA masters to ensure compliance with broadcast standards before streaming and broadcast!

Modern Design with 12G‑SDI and Bright HDR Screens!

There are two models of Blackmagic Video Assist 12G, with each model including an innovative touch screen 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.

Upgrade to Better Recording for Digital Cameras

Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR is an ideal upgrade for cameras, as it's super bright 2500nit 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. 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 cameras. Then, on supported cameras, you can even upgrade to RAW style workflows with Blackmagic RAW!

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!

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.

Record Direct to External USB‑C Media Disks

If recording to other media types is required, then the USB‑C Expansion port lets you plug in an external flash disk for recording. USB‑C flash disks have massive capacity as they don't suffer from any size constraint. Plus, it's 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. Imagine adding a Blackmagic MultiDock 10G for easy SSD compatibility with other recorders such as Blackmagic HyperDeck models. You even get on screen menus for managing external disks using the touch screen!

Advanced 12G‑SDI and HDMI 2.0 Inputs and Outputs

Video Assist features a wide range of video and audio connections such as multi‑rate 12G‑SDI for SD, HD, and Ultra HD SDI devices. HDMI is included for HDMI cameras and monitoring to consumer televisions and video projectors. The 7 inch model features Mini XLR inputs which are provided for audio input from microphones and external audio mixers. The USB‑C connection lets you plug in flash disks or disk arrays for recording, allowing extremely long record durations and because you're recording to a media disk, you can edit direct from this disk after the shoot, eliminating extra file copying work. Video Assist even includes a 12V DC power connection with locking power connector.

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.

Built In Scopes Ensure Compliance to Standards

Video Assist features full internal waveform monitoring so you can ensure compliance to broadcast standards and it also works great as a portable waveform monitoring solution! The waveform display provides a traditional luminance (brightness) levels view of your input or playback signal. The vectorscope display allows you to see the intensity of color at 100% SDI reference levels. You also get an RGB parade display which is ideal for color correction and checking for illegal levels. 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!

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!

Connections

SDI Video Inputs 1 x Micro BNC
SDI Video Outputs 1 x Micro BNC
SDI Rates 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G.
HDMI 2.0a Video Inputs 1
HDMI 2.0a Video Outputs 1
Analog Audio Inputs None, embedded audio only.
Analog Audio Outputs 1 x 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Built in Speaker Mono
Screen Dimensions 5 inch 1920 x 1080.
Screen Brightness 2500nits
Screen Color P3 wide color gamut
SDI Audio Inputs 16 channels embedded via 12G-SDI
SDI Audio Outputs 16 channels embedded via 12G-SDI
HDMI Audio Inputs 8 channels embedded via HDMI 2.0a
HDMI Audio Outputs 8 channels embedded via HDMI 2.0a
Remote Control None
SD Interface 1 x UHS-II SD slot.
Storage Type Removable SDXC UHS-II, 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 3.1 Gen 1 for external drive recording, 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
2K Video Standards 2Kp23.98 DCI, 2Kp24 DCI, 2Kp25 DCI
2KPsF23.98 DCI, 2KPsF24 DCI, 2KPsF25 DCI
Ultra HD Video Standards 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
4K Video Standards 4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 425M, SMPTE 2084
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, REC 2020
HDR Support HDR10, Hybrid Log Gamma
Multiple Rate support SDI and HDMI switches between 270 Mb/s, 1.5 Gb/s, 3 Gb/s, 6 Gb/s and 12 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
Ultra HD Video Standards 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
4K Video Standards 4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI
HDMI Color Precision 10-bit
HDR Support HDR10, Hybrid Log Gamma
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-II SD for Ultra HD, compatible with regular SD for HD recording. USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 for external drive recording.
Media Type SDXC UHS-II, SDXC UHS-I and SDHC UHS-I SD cards.

Supported Codecs

Supported Codecs ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, DNxHD 220x, DNxHD 145, DNxHD 45, DNxHD 220x MXF, DNxHD 145 MXF, DNxHD 45 MXF, DNxHR HQX MXF, DNxHR HQX, DNxHR SQ, DNxHR LB, DNxHR SQ MXF, DNxHR LB MXF.

Control

Recorder Control Integrated capacitive touchscreen LCD with Blackmagic OS onscreen controls for settings and navigating menus.
External Control None

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. Waveform and Parade with standard and HDR graticules.

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac 10.13 High Sierra,
Mac 10.14 Mojave or later.
Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
 

Power Requirements

Power Supply 1 x External 12V power supply.
Compatible with Sony NP-F style batteries (batteries not included).

Physical Specifications

Dimensions 148 x 90 x 36.5mm
Weight 410g

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Storage Temperature -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
Relative Humidity 0% to 90% non-condensing

Warranty

Warranty 12 Month Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty.