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Blackmagic Design Video Assist 5" 3G
Blackmagic Design Video Assist 5-Inch 3G

Blackmagic Design Video Assist 5-Inch 3G

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The Blackmagic Video Assist 5-INCH 3g acts as a portable monitor, professional recorder, portable scope, and camera viewfinder all in one. Large touchscreen is central to operation, containing all controls for recording, playback, viewing scopes, and setting focus assist features. Enjoy visual features such as focus peaking, zebra, false color, scopes, 3D LUTs, and more. The Video Assist is a perfect solution for digital cinema, broadcast test, and live production.

Connect via HDMI and SDI inputs to upgrade your consumer camera, broadcast camera, or DSLR camera. Supports formats up to 1080p06. Feel more comfortable during shoots since the touchscreen is closer to eye level and provides more detail by being larger than small camera display screens. You also get professional focus assist features, higher quality file formats, and support for editing software.

Large touchscreen makes it easy to frame shots and accurately focus. Touchscreen includes dedicated buttons for play, stop, record, and a mini timeline to scroll through. Critical information such as timecode, transport control, audio meters and a histogram for exposure are displayed on the touchscreen while shooting. Use the touchscreen to add or remove overlays, enable scopes, load and save 3D LUTs.

Scopes are built in to ensure compliance with broadcast standards. Waveform display provides brightness level view for video inputs or playback signal. Vectorscope shows color intensity at 100% SDI reference levels. RGB parade display is ideal for color correction. Histogram indicates white to black distribution and calls attention to clipping. Overlay the scope on live video, or at the top of the scope with as a small picture in picture view.

Preview the look images will have when editing with 3D LUTs. Load custom 17 or 33 point 3D LUT files, or work with built-in LUTs such as Extended Video, Film to Video, and more.

Recordings are made in standard open file formats, so you don’t have to spend time transcoding media. Files are compatible with post production software. Record to SD cards from the SD card slot.

Webcam support on the USB connection powers live streaming by plugging into a computer. Software is tricked into seeing the video assist as a webcam, so you get webcam functions but with full HD resolution 1080p quality.

Blackmagic Design Video Assist 5" 3G Features

  • Use as portable monitor, professional recorder, portable scope, camera viewfinder
  • Focus peaking
  • Zebra
  • False color
  • 5” touchscreen
  • Touchscreen buttons for play, stop, record
  • Touchscreen displays timecode, transport control, audio meters, and histogram
  • Waveform scope
  • Vectorscope
  • RGB parade scopes
  • 3D LUTs
  • Rear tally light
  • Front panel speaker for clip playback
  • Headphone jack
  • 1 SD card slot
  • Recordings made in standard open file formats
  • Compatible with post production software
  • Webcam support
  • Needs Sony L-Series batteries
  • 2 battery slots to change batteries while recording
  • Direct metadata entry for faster editing
  • 12 Month Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Blackmagic Video Assist 5” 3G1
  • Universal power supply with international adapters1
  • Connections
    • SDI Video Inputs: 1 x Micro BNC
    • SDI Video Outputs: 1 x Micro BNC
    • SDI Rates: 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G
    • HDMI Video Inputs: 1
    • HDMI Video Outputs: 1
    • Analog Audio Inputs: none, embedded audio only
    • Analog Audio Outputs: 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
    • Built in Speaker: mono
    • Screen Dimensions: 5" 1920x1080
    • Screen Brightness: 300nits
    • 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: none
    • SD Interface: 1x UHS-I SD slot
    • 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 webcam out, 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
    • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 425M
    • SDI Metadata Support: HD RP188
    • Audio Sampling: television standard sample rate of 48kHz 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: 1 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
  • Recorder ControlIntegrated capacitive touchscreen LCD with Blackmagic OS onscreen controls for settings and navigating menus
  • External ControlSDI and HDMI start/stop, timecode run
  • Software IncludedBlackmagic OS
  • 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 Supply1 x External 12V power supply. Compatible with Sony NP-F style batteries (batteries not included)
  • Physical Specifications
    • Operating Temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
    • Storage Temperature: -4° to 113°F (-20° to 45°C)
    • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing
    • Dimensions: 5.83" x 3.54" x 1.44"
    • Weight: 14.46 oz

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