Blackmagic Design Shipping Video Assist 4K

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 The What: Blackmagic Design is now shipping Blackmagic Video Assist 4K, a portable all-in-one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used to add professional recording and monitoring to any SDI or HDMI camera.

The What Else: Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features a bright, high-resolution, 7-inch monitor for checking focus and framing, two high speed recorders for non-stop HD and Ultra HD recording, two extremely high-quality XLR microphone inputs for professional audio recording, a built in speaker, and more.

Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features two built-in, high-speed UHS-II recorders that work with the latest high-performance SD cards, making them fast enough to record Ultra HD video up to 2160p30 on widely available, inexpensive SD cards. Files are saved as broadcast-quality 10-bit 4:2:2 video in either ProRes or DNxHD formats, making them compatible with all popular editing software, like DaVinci Resolve, so you can start editing immediately without having to transcode or convert files.

Recording can be triggered to start and stop using LANC or over HDMI or SDI from the camera. With two built-in recorders, customers get non-stop recording, because when one card is full it automatically continues onto the next. The new high-speed SD cards are compatible with existing SD card readers so they can be mounted directly on a computer for cloning and backup using the included DaVinci Resolve software.

The Bottom Line:
The Blackmagic Video Assist 4K is designed for customers who need better monitoring and higher-quality recording. Older cameras often feature custom and hard-to-use file or tape formats, while lower-cost consumer cameras often have poor-quality file formats and small screens, limiting their professional use. Blackmagic Video Assist 4K aims to solve this problem by working with every type of camera, from DSLRs to older tape-based camcorders, and even the latest digital film cameras.

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Blackmagic Design Ships Video Assist 4K

Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features a bright, high-resolution 7-inch monitor for checking focus and framing, two high speed recorders for non-stop HD and Ultra HD recording, two extremely high-quality XLR microphone inputs for professional audio recording, a built in speaker, and more.