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Blackmagic Design Video Assist Video Recorder and Monitor

5 inch SDI and HDMI input Full Resolution HD Monitor with SD Card recorder capabilities
Part No: BMD-HYERD/AVIDAS5HD

Blackmagic Video Assist adds professional monitoring and high quality recording to any camera. SDI and HDMI inputs mean you can connect to any video camera or DSLR’s. The 5” full resolution HD monitor ensures perfect focus and framing and the professional ProRes and DNxHD recorder uses high speed SD cards and saves files compatible with modern NLE software. The touchscreen allows settings, histogram, audio meters, timecode display and much more. Slots for dual LP-E6 batteries.

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High resolution, large monitor for perfect focus and framing

Now it’s easy to add professional monitoring and recording to your camera with the Blackmagic Video Assist! With a bright 5 inch high resolution 1920 x 1080 monitor, Blackmagic Video Assist can be added to any camera to ensure perfect focus and framing. The built in recorder uses high speed SD cards to record professional ProRes and DNxHD files with incredible quality and 10 bit color depth! Blackmagic Video Assist works with any camera where you need better monitoring and more professional high quality file recording.

Shoot Better Video

See and capture every detail with confidence!

Whether it’s a wedding, an indie film, or a television commercial, you need to make sure your images are perfectly sharp and captured at the highest possible quality, no matter what type of camera you use. The Blackmagic Video Assist works with everything from DSLR’s to older tape based camcorders, and even the latest digital film cameras. When you’re shooting a wedding, there’s only one chance to get it right and if you’re an indie filmmaker, you want your film to look as good as a Hollywood movie when projected at festivals. The Blackmagic Video Assist helps you make sure every shot is in focus and gives you professional images with the quality used by major motion pictures and prime time TV shows.

Professional HD Recorder

10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes and DNxHD recording

The Blackmagic Video Assist records your video at the highest 10-bit 4:2:2 quality, which means that you get incredible color, clarity and detail. Files are recorded on fast, inexpensive and readily available SD cards and saved as standard ProRes HQ or DNxHD files so you can start editing immediately without having to convert the files. Recording is automatically triggered on your Blackmagic Video Assist using your video camera’s start/stop button, so you can remain focused on getting the shot without having to worry about operating additional gear.

Better Monitoring

Super bright and clear HD display

The Blackmagic Video Assist has a bright 5 inch 1920 x 1080 high resolution display so you don’t have to carry extra on set monitors and scopes. You can mount it on cameras as a large monitor for the crew, hand it to the cinematographer for composing the shot, or set it in front of the director to review each take. The screen has a wide 135º viewing angle, which means it’s easy to see, even when several crew members are watching. Plus, the image auto rotates so no matter which way you set it up your cables always plug into the side you need them to. You can view any SD or HD format and, since it includes a 6G-SDI connection, you can even monitor Ultra HD.

Easy Touchscreen Controls

Use simple tap and swipe gestures to make adjustments

The built in monitor is also an interactive touchscreen that makes setting up the Blackmagic Video Assist incredibly intuitive. All of the functions are at your fingertips allowing you to use simple swipe gestures to display camera information, change settings and evaluate audio and video levels. The elegant heads up display is a semi transparent overlay that let’s you change recording formats or view the current input frame rate, histogram, audio meters, timecode, and more, all while still keeping your eyes on the shot.

Portable All-In-One Design

Integrated on set monitoring and recording

Designed to be durable and light weight, Video Assist is incredibly small yet still incorporates a bright 5 inch 1920 x 1080 LCD monitor and touchscreen. It includes a built in high speed SD recorder and space for two rechargeable batteries which are hot swappable so you always have a battery to keep the shoot going. You can use the mounting points to attach it to the top of a camera or use the built in kick stand to set it up on a table. It’s even comfortable enough to hold in your hands so you can pass it around to crew members, letting everyone from the cinematographer to the boom operator see the shot.

Video, Audio and Power Connections

Connect to professional cameras, camcorders and DSLR’s

The compact design of the Blackmagic Video Assist includes HDMI and 6G-SDI inputs so you can record from virtually any video camera or DSLR. The loop through output lets you monitor on larger HD broadcast displays or HDMI projectors. Audio can be monitored from the 3.5mm stereo headphone jack and for studio shoots, the 12V universal power supply gives you continuous operation. When you’re on location the two side by side LP-E6 battery slots let you go completely mobile and give you enough power for longer shoots.

High Speed SD Card

Low cost, high performance storage

The built in recorder uses SD memory cards which are even fast enough to capture and playback high frame rate 1080 HD video at 60 frames per second! That means you can use low cost removable media that’s less than $1 per GB. SD cards are readily available and allow you to record up to 3 hrs of 1080p24 ProRes HQ on a single 256GB card! By connecting the Blackmagic Video Assist to your existing camera, you can eliminate proprietary and expensive media such as XDCAM, P2 and SxS. SD cards can even be mounted directly on your computer, so you don’t have to deal with external card readers or docking units.

Work with Professional Software

Record files that are ready for editing and grading

The Blackmagic Video Assist captures ProRes 422 HQ and Avid DNxHD MXF files which are the most widely accepted post production video formats in the world. If you are working with popular editing software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro or Avid Media Composer, you can start editing and color correcting without having to transcode or convert the files. Since it comes bundled with DaVinci Resolve Lite, you can begin editing and creating looks on set. Even motion graphics and visual effects artists using software like Fusion and After Effects, or sound editors using ProTools can easily work with the files for fantastic collaboration.

Specifications

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Specification

Connections

  • SDI Video Input: 1 x SD/HD/3G-SDI via DIN 1.0/2.3 connector
  • SDI Video Output: 1 x SD/HD/3G-SDI via DIN 1.0/2.3 connector
  • HDMI Video Input: 1 x HDMI type A connector
  • HDMI Video Output: 1 x HDMI type A connector
  • SDI Audio Input: 16 channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files, 2 channels in Avid DNxHD MXF files
  • SDI Audio Output: 16 channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files, 2 channels in Avid DNxHD MXF files
  • HDMI Audio Input: 2 channels embedded in SD and HD QuickTime files and Avid DNxHD MXF files.
  • HDMI Audio Output: 2 channels embedded in SD and HD QuickTime files and Avid DNxHD MXF files.
  • Audio Output: 1 x 3.5 mm stereo analog audio output jack.
  • SD Interface: 1 x UHS-1 SD slot
  • Storage Type: Removable SDXC UHS-1 and SDHC UHS-1 cards. Supports DS, HS, SDR12, SDR25, DDR50, SDR50 and SDR104 SD cards.
  • Recorder Control: Integrated capacitive touch LCD screen with onscreen controls for settings and navigating menus.
  • Screen Dimensions: 5" 1920 x 1080p60 capacitive touch LCD screen.
  • Recorder Configuration: Via the device's USB port or the device's user interface.
  • Computer Interface: 1 x Mini-B USB 2.0 connector for initial setup, software updates and HyperDeck Utility software control.

 

Codecs

Supports: Uncompressed 10-bit QuickTime, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) QuickTime, Avid DNxHD QuickTime, Avid DNxHD MXF.

 

SDI Video Standards

  • SD Format Support: 625/50i PAL, 525/59.94i NTSC
  • HD Format Support: 1280 x 720p50, 1280 x 720p59.94, 1280 x 720p60, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080i59.94, 1920 x 1080i60, 1920 x 1080PsF23.98, 1920 x 1080PsF24, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080p59.94, 1920 x 1080p60.
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 425M.
  • SDI Metadata Support: HD RP188 and closed captioning.
  • 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 SD , 1.5 Gb/s HD , and 3.0 Gb/s 60P HD.

 

HDMI Video Standards

  • SD Format Support: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 480p60 and 576p50
  • HD Format Support: 1280 x 720p50, 1280 x 720p59.94, 1280 x 720p60, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080i59.94, 1920 x 1080i60, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080p59.94, 1920 x 1080p60.
  • 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.

 

Operating Systems

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later. Windows 7 or Windows 8.

 

Power Requirements

  • 2 x rechargeable LP-E6 Lithium-Ion batteries.
  • +12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries.

 

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature: 5° to 40° C (41° to 104° F)
  • Storage Temperature: -21° to 45° C (-6° to 113° F)
  • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing

 

What's Included

  • Blackmagic Video Assist
  • +12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries.

 

Warranty

  • 12 Month Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty.
  • Excluding: batteries and cables which will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase.

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