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Blackmagic Design Video Assist 5" 12G-SDI/HDMI HDR Recording Monitor

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Blackmagic Design Video Assist 5" 12G-SDI/HDMI HDR Recording Monitor
Key Features
  • 5" 1920 x 1080 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
Add professional monitoring and high-quality recording to virtually any camera with the Video Assist 5" 12G-SDI/HDMI HDR Recording Monitor from Blackmagic Design. It features a bright 5", 1920 x 1080 display with 2500 cd/m² brightness to help you frame and focus your shots and provides 12G-SDI and HDMI inputs for recording the video output from professional and consumer cameras. You can monitor and record HDR video up to DCI 4K, UHD 4K, 2K, or HD 10-bit 4:2:2, and up to 16 channels of embedded 24-bit 48 kHz audio. Blackmagic Raw recording is available for select Canon, FUJIFILM, Nikon, Panasonic, and SIGMA cameras.
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Blackmagic Design Video Assist 12G HDR Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3USB Webcam Output with Firmware Update 3.3
  • 44K Support
  • 512G-SDI and HDMI Connections
  • 6Blackmagic Raw
Add professional monitoring and high-quality recording to virtually any camera with the Video Assist 5" 12G-SDI/HDMI HDR Recording Monitor from Blackmagic Design. It features a bright 5", 1920 x 1080 display with 2500 cd/m² brightness to help you frame and focus your shots and provides 12G-SDI and HDMI inputs for recording the video output from professional and consumer cameras. You can monitor and record HDR video up to DCI 4K, UHD 4K, 2K, or HD 10-bit 4:2:2, and up to 16 channels of embedded 24-bit 48 kHz audio. Blackmagic Raw recording is available for select Canon, FUJIFILM, Nikon, Panasonic, and SIGMA cameras.
The Video Assist records using a single high-speed UHS-II SD slot to SDHC/XC memory cards. You can also use the USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 port to record to an external drive, as well as use it for configuring and upgrading the monitor. Video is recorded using industry-standard Apple ProRes (HQ, 422, LT, or Proxy) and Avid DNxHD and DNxHR codecs.
USB Webcam Output with Firmware Update 3.3
In firmware version 3.3, Blackmagic has introduced USB webcam output, allowing the Video Assist to send a full 1080p signal to your computer over USB using a streaming-friendly format. Also added is audio monitoring channel selection.
Bright 5" Full HD Display
The display features a bright 5" 1920 x 1080 display with 2500 cd/m² brightness for evaluating your shots. On-screen controls allow you to vary the brightness and contrast depending on the shooting situation.
Video and audio are captured using 12G-SDI and HDMI 1.4 inputs, allowing you to record from professional cameras and camcorders, as well as popular DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. The 12G-SDI BNC 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 4K, 2K, or HD broadcast monitors or HDMI projectors while you monitor and record on the Video Assist. Up to eight channels of audio are embedded in the output and can also be monitored on headphones using the 3.5mm stereo jack.
4K Support
Monitor and record DCI 4K, UHD 4K, 2K, and HD resolutions with 10-bit 4:2:2 HDR support. 3D LUTs are also supported
12G-SDI and HDMI Connections
Power Options
A universal power supply is included so you can use the Video Assist anywhere using the 12 VDC input, or run off two Sony L-series type batteries in the dual battery slots.
Touchscreen Interface
The 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. You'll have access to additional controls, recording status, histogram, waveform, vectorscope, 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.
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 to a single high-speed UHS-II slot using SDXC/HC cards in Apple ProRes (HQ, 422, LT, Proxy) or DNxHD and DNxHR codecs. These are industry-standard formats, so you can start editing immediately without having to convert the files.
Blackmagic Raw
This monitor supports Blackmagic Raw recording for select cameras, including:

  • Canon EOS C300 Mark II
  • FUJIFILM GFX100, FUJIFILM GFX100S
  • Nikon Z6, Z6 II, Z7, Z7 II
  • Panasonic AU-EVA1
  • Panasonic LUMIX BS1H
  • Panasonic LUMIX S1, S1H
  • Panasonic LUMIX S5
  • SIGMA fp, SIGMA fp L

Blackmagic Design Video Assist 12G HDR Specs

Key Specs
Display Size
5.0" / 12.7 cm
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Touchscreen
Yes
HDR Compatibility
HDR10, Hybrid Log Gamma
Video I/O
1x HDMI 2.0a Input
1x Micro BNC (12G-SDI) Input
1x HDMI 2.0a Output
1x Micro BNC (12G-SDI) Output
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video Format
SDI (10-Bit 4:2:2 RGB)
DCI 4K: 25/24/23.98
UHD 4K: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
DCI 2K: 25/24/23.98
DCI 2K PsF: 25/24/23.98
1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080PsF: 30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 60/59.94/50
720p: 60/59.94/50
576i: 50
480i: 59.94
HDMI (10-Bit)
DCI 4K: 25/24/23.98
UHD 4K: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 60/59.94/50
720p: 60/59.94/50
576i: 50
480i: 59.94
Built-In Battery
No
Battery Type
2x L-Series
Power Consumption
36 W
Display
Panel Type
IPS-Type LCD
Display Size
5.0" / 12.7 cm
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Touchscreen
Yes
Maximum Brightness
2500 nits / cd/m2
Bit Depth / Color Support
10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)
HDR Compatibility
HDR10, Hybrid Log Gamma
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)
440 ppi
Color Gamut
100% Rec. 709
100% Rec. 2020
Real-Time LUT Monitoring
SDR, HDR
Image Controls
Histogram, Picture-in-Picture, RGB Parade, Vectorscope, Waveform
Inputs / Outputs
Video I/O
1x HDMI 2.0a Input
1x Micro BNC (12G-SDI) Input
1x HDMI 2.0a Output
1x Micro BNC (12G-SDI) Output
HDCP Support
No
Embedded Audio
HDMI: 8-Channel
SDI: 16-Channel
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
Built-In Speaker
1
Power I/O
1x Barrel (12 VDC) Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Wi-Fi
No
Bluetooth
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Format Support
Video Format
SDI (10-Bit 4:2:2 RGB)
DCI 4K: 25/24/23.98
UHD 4K: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
DCI 2K: 25/24/23.98
DCI 2K PsF: 25/24/23.98
1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080PsF: 30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 60/59.94/50
720p: 60/59.94/50
576i: 50
480i: 59.94
HDMI (10-Bit)
DCI 4K: 25/24/23.98
UHD 4K: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 60/59.94/50
720p: 60/59.94/50
576i: 50
480i: 59.94
Gamma Curve
HDR-HLG, Rec709, Rec2020
Timecode Support
Yes
Recording
Pre-Roll Record
No
Encoding Formats
Up to 4096 x 2160
Blackmagic Raw
ProRes 422, 422 HQ, LT, Proxy 10-Bit 4:2:2 at up to 60 fps
DNxHD HQX, LB, LB MXF, SQ, SQ MXF 10-Bit 4:2:2 at up to 60 fps
Maximum Audio Tracks
16
Power
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power
12 VDC
Built-In Battery
No
Battery Type
2x L-Series
Power Consumption
36 W
Environmental
Environmental Protection
No
Certifications
No
Operating Temperature
32 to 72°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 90%
Storage Temperature
-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
General
Dimensions
5.83 x 3.54 x 1.44" / 14.81 x 8.99 x 3.66 cm
Weight
14.46 oz / 409.94 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.855 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.8 x 7.5 x 4"

Blackmagic Design Video Assist 12G HDR Reviews

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Can the video assist record BRAW from the Varicam ...

Can the video assist record BRAW from the Varicam LT? Thanks
Asked by: Leonardo
No.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2021-01-27

what 12v power cable to d-tap would you recommend ...

what 12v power cable to d-tap would you recommend me? im using this splitter. B&H #KODTAPHUB ' MFR #KB-DTAP-HUB
Asked by: Noah
Consider the Kondor Blue Coiled D-Tap to Locking DC 2.5mm Right-Angle Cable (16 to 50") for use with the Blackmagic Design Video Assist 5" 12G-SDI/HDMI HDR Recording Monitor and the Kondor Blue Male D-Tap to 4-Port Female D-Tap Splitter Hub (16"). See the link below: https://bhpho.to/3ZyyFXs
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2023-03-30

Can the 7" version record to both SD cards ...

Can the 7" version record to both SD cards simultaneously?
Asked by: Jaime
All Video Assist models record to one disk at a time.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2022-11-28

Will BMPCC "2-pin" power cables work with this ...

Will BMPCC "2-pin" power cables work with this unit? If so, what if any problems would there be using the official Dtap-to-BMPCC cable from a 14.8V battery? Would it blow out?
Asked by: Graham
BMPCC 2-pin power cables will not work with the Video Assist monitors. There would be no problem using the official D-tap to BMPCC cable from a 14.8V battery since the Video Assist Monitor's power input takes 12V+.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-06-13

will the smallrig cage of the older version fit?

will the smallrig cage of the older version fit?
Asked by: Rafick
The dimensions of the Video Assist (5") are 5.63 x 3.54 x 1.20 in. The dimensions of the new 12G model are 5.83 x 3.54 x 1.44 in. Since it's a bit wider the cage might not fit.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2020-02-07

when buying this monitor does it include a copy ...

when buying this monitor does it include a copy of Davinci studio?
Asked by: Clint
No
Answered by: michael
Date published: 2021-10-18

I have a Sony BVW D600 WS Betacam SP camera I'd ...

I have a Sony BVW D600 WS Betacam SP camera I'd like to put back to use. Will this monitor/recorder work for me? What other peripherals will I need if it will? Thankyou!
Asked by: Oscar H.
You will need a Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Analog to SDI (B&H # BLASDIMC MFR # CONVMAAS2) to convert the analog video output to SDI for the monitor/Recorder. You will also need Blackmagic Design Audio to SDI Mini Converter (B&H # BLCOMCAUS2 MFR # CONVMCAUDS2) to add audio.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-07-30

Would it record to external SSD disk using USB ...

Would it record to external SSD disk using USB type-c port?
Asked by: Sergey
Yes.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2023-02-24
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