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

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Blackmagic Design Video Assist 7" 12G-SDI/HDMI HDR Recording Monitor
Key Features
  • 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
Add professional monitoring and high-quality recording to virtually any camera with the Video Assist 7" 12G-SDI/HDMI HDR Recording Monitor from Blackmagic Design. It features a bright 7", 1920 x 1200 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. The monitor also features two balanced 3-pin mini-XLR inputs with 48V phantom power support for crisp audio recording. 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.
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Blackmagic Design Video Assist 12G HDR Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2USB Webcam Output with Firmware Update 3.3
  • 3Bright 7" Full HD Display
  • 44K Support
  • 512G-SDI and HDMI Connections
  • 6Power
  • 7Audio Input
  • 8Touchscreen Interface
  • 910-Bit 4:2:2 ProRes and DNxHD Recording

Add professional monitoring and high-quality recording to virtually any camera with the Video Assist 7" 12G-SDI/HDMI HDR Recording Monitor from Blackmagic Design. It features a bright 7", 1920 x 1200 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. The monitor also features two balanced 3-pin mini-XLR inputs with 48V phantom power support for crisp audio recording. 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.

The Video Assist records using dual high-speed UHS-II SD slots to SDHC/XC memory cards. You can also use the USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C 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.

The monitor's touchscreen interface allows you to adjust settings and access monitoring features such as histogram, waveform, RGB parade, vectorscope, and many more scopes and exposure tools. There is also a tally light on top of the monitor to indicate that it is operating and recording. To power the monitor, a 12V power adapter is included. It also has dual battery slots on the rear to power the monitor using separately available Sony L-series type batteries.

When you update the firmware to version 3.3, Blackmagic has introduced USB webcam output, so the monitor can send a full 1080p signal to your computer over USB in a streaming-friendly format. Also added is audio monitoring channel selection. This 7" version also gains XLR audio mapping to different channels and XLR external timecode.

USB Webcam Output with Firmware Update 3.3

In firmware version 3.3, Blackmagic has introduced USB webcam output, allowing for 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. This 7" version also gains XLR audio mapping to different channels and XLR external timecode.

Bright 7" Full HD Display

The display features a bright 7" 1920 x 1200 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.

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

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.

Power

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.

Audio Input

The monitor also features two balanced 3-pin mini-XLR inputs with 48V phantom power support for crisp audio recording.

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 dual high-speed UHS-II slots 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 Design Video Assist 12G HDR Specs

Display
Panel TypeTFT LCD
Display Size7.0" / 17.8 cm
Resolution1920 x 1200
Aspect Ratio16:10
TouchscreenYes
Maximum Brightness2500 cd/m2
HDR CompatibilityAdvanced HDR
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)323 ppi
Image ControlsHistogram, Picture-in-Picture, RGB Parade, Vectorscope, Waveform
I/O
Video1 x HDMI Type A (HDMI 2.0a) Input
1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Input
1 x HDMI Type A (HDMI 2.0a) Output
1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
HDCP SupportNo
Embedded AudioHDMI: 8-Channel
SDI: 16-Channel
Audio1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
2 x Mini-XLR Mic/Line Input
Built-In Speaker1
Power1 x Barrel (12 VDC) Input
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C
1 x LANC (2.5 mm)
Wi-FiNone
Format Support
Video FormatSDI (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 CurveHDR-HLG, Rec2020, Rec709
Timecode SupportYes
Recording
Pre-Roll RecordNone
Encoding FormatsUp to 4096 x 2160
ProRes 422, HQ, LT, Proxy 10-Bit 4:2:2 at up to 60 fps
DNxHD 145, 145 MXF, 220x, 220x MXF, 45, 45 MXF, HQX, LB, LB MXF, SQ, SQ MXF 10-Bit 4:2:2 at up to 60 fps
Maximum Audio Tracks16
Phantom Power+48 V
Power
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power12 VDC
Built-In BatteryNone
Battery Type2 x L-Series
Power Consumption36 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 90%
Storage Temperature-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
General
Dimensions7.6 x 5.14 x 1.45" / 19.3 x 13.06 x 3.68 cm
Weight29.1 oz / 824.99 g
Warranty LengthLimited 1-Year Warranty
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.11 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.85 x 9.6 x 3.3"
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