Blackmagic Video Assist

Blackmagic Video Assist

On-set monitoring,
recording and playback!

Blackmagic Video assist is the perfect accessory for any camera because it gives you everything you need to properly frame, focus and capture your shots! Any production using a DVCPRO, HDCAM or even a brand new full frame DSLR camera will instantly benefit from the larger high resolution screen and can use it to record professional quality ProRes or DNxHD video with full 10 bit quality. It’s the prefect recorder for use with Blackmagic Micro Cameras and, if you’re using a true digital film camera, like the Blackmagic URSA or URSA Mini, you can use it to record HD while your camera simultaneously records RAW!


DSLR Assist

Improve the quality
of your DSLR shots!

The latest full frame DSLR cameras used with high quality photo lenses can shoot incredible stills but the quality of the video recorded is limited by the heavily compressed formats they use. You can bypass the compression on your DSLR by connecting the HDMI output directly into Video Assist to record professional, broadcast quality 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes and DNxHD video. Plus, you get a much larger monitor than the DSLR’s small built in display so you can evaluate framing and focus with greater accuracy. Blackmagic Video Assist helps you get the best possible quality from your DSLR!


HD Television Production

Update aging HD cameras with
ProRes and DNxHD recording!

Now you can breathe new life into your aging HD production gear! All you have to do is connect a Blackmagic Video Assist via SDI to add modern, file based recording to your older cameras! That means your HDCAM, XDCAM or DVCPRO cameras can record full 10-bit quality to ProRes and DNx files, even DNxHD 145, that are perfectly optimized for the post production pipeline! Since Blackmagic Video Assist records to standard, off the shelf, readily available and inexpensive SD cards, you no longer have to use expensive HDCAM tapes or strange custom media such as P2 cards and XDCAM discs!


Portable Field Monitor

The monitor that’s perfect for the entire crew!

Most documentaries and indie films often operate with smaller crews and tighter budgets, so you don’t have extra money for a lot of expensive equipment. Video Assist combines several pieces of production gear into a single lightweight, portable package! You get a fantastic on-set monitor with 3D LUTs, an HD or Ultr a HD recorder, and with the 7” model, you also get a high quality audio recorder with two mic inputs! The touchscreen display can be used by the camera operator as a large viewfinder, by the DoP as a live on set monitor to check framing, and by the Director to review each take before moving to the next shot!

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Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K

Add a monitor to your Micro Studio Camera

Turn your Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera into a full blown studio rig simply by adding a Video Assist! You get a brilliant 7” touchscreen that you can use as a viewfinder for checking focus and framing, and a built in recorder for recording Ultra HD video. It can even be used as an ISO recorder when you’re working on live switched television shows! When used with the HDMI connection, you’ll also be able to see the camera’s interface on the touchscreen so you can change camera settings, monitor audio levels, see the histogram and more!

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera

The fastest way to set up and check your action shots!

The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is the world’s smallest Super 16 digital film camera and can be used absolutely anywhere from quadcopters to crash cars, mounted on hang gliders, or even strapped to your body for unique point of view shots. The Blackmagic Video assist gives you a quick and easy way to adjust the Micro Cinema Camera’s settings, check focus and more. Just plug it in, set up the camera, unplug it and go! With the Micro Cinema Camera and Video Assist, you’ll be able to capture extreme action shots and have the confidence to know that the camera is set up properly and perfectly focused!


DIT Video Assist Cart

Take control of your digital imaging process

Digital Imaging Technicians often have to transport, operate and troubleshoot complex video assist systems that include multiple monitors, recorders and format converters. The Blackmagic Video Assist takes a complete DIT system and shrinks it down into a single, simple design that’s perfect for indie films, documentaries, solo videographers and other small crews. You get an on set monitor that supports 3D LUTs for simulating film looks, plus a ProRes and DNx recorder, and a playback VTR for reviewing shots. The SD cards can be cloned on set using DaVinci Resolve running on a laptop. You can even speed up post production by using Resolve to create looks live on set that can be later used during editing and color grading!

Camera Crew Monitor

Add a large camera viewfinder that everyone can see!

Blackmagic Video Assist is the perfect companion for productions being shot with URSA Mini. You get an extra monitor that’s large enough for the entire crew to see and tools such as false color, focus peaking and histogram for exposure are ideal for camera assistants. Now multiple people on set can see the shot and all of the critical camera information they need! It can be mounted to the side of the camera, held in your hand, or placed anywhere on set using 6G-SDI. Video Assist shows intelligent, automatic overlays from the camera so you can see clip name, timecode, lens settings and other important metadata while still recording clean 10-bit ProRes or DNxHD video!


Production Field Recorder

Record 10-bit 4:2:2 HD or Ultra HD video!

With its incredibly compact size, Blackmagic Video Assist securely mounts on any camera and gives film, television and commercial productions a professional recorder that can capture video in the popular ProRes and DNxHD formats. You can simultaneously record full 10-bit 4:2:2 HD or Ultra HD files on the Video Assist, and capture full resolution 4K RAW digital negatives on your camera! Both sets of files will have perfectly matched timecode so you can finish your program using the files from the Video Assist and, if needed, you’ll still have the camera original RAW files for visual effects and color grading!


Digital Signage and Conferences

Reliable HD playback at trade shows and retail stores

Every company needs a reliable way to playback video at trade shows or on digital signs. Highly compressed H.264 or MP4 web formats don’t look good when projected on large screens and digital signs. Video Assist uses high quality DNxHD and ProRes video formats so there’s no temporal compression and you get hours of broadcast quality video playback! Connections are simple and straightforward and the large buttons emulate traditional deck controls so they are easy to use.

Blackmagic Video Assist

Blackmagic Video Assist

Blackmagic Video Assist

Add professional monitoring and broadcast quality recording for any camera or DSLR Includes 5” full HD touchscreen monitor with built in ProRes and DNxHD recorder.


Blackmagic Video Assist 4K

Blackmagic Video Assist 4K

Add professional monitoring and broadcast quality recording to any HD or Ultra HD camera!


Blackmagic Video Assist Accessories

LP-E6 Battery

LP-E6 Battery

Order Code: BATT-LPE6M/CAM
2000 mAH LP-E6 compatible lithium-ion rechargeable battery compatible with Blackmagic Video Assist and Blackmagic Micro Cameras.

Video Assist Power Supply

Power Supply

Order Code: PSUPPLY-12V20W2.5B
Universal 110V-240V power supply with international socket adapters for supplying AC power to Video Assist while simultaneously recharging the dual LP-E6 batteries.

Video Assist Mini XLR Cables

Video Assist Mini XLR Cables

Adapter cable for connecting to professional audio equipment which use full size XLR connectors.

Cable - Din 1.0/2.3 to BNC Female

Cable - Din 1.0/2.3 to BNC Female

High quality 200mm 6G-SDI cable to connect mini BNC Din 1.0/2.3 connections on the Blackmagic Video Assist to full size BNC cables.

Cable - Din 1.0/2.3 to BNC Male

Cable - Din 1.0/2.3 to BNC Male

High quality 440mm 6G-SDI cable to connect mini BNC Din 1.0/2.3 connections on the Blackmagic Video Assist to full size BNC connections.

Cable - Din 1.0/2.3 to Din 1.0/2.3

Cable - Din 1.0/2.3 to Din 1.0/2.3

High quality 200mm 6G-SDI cable to connect the mini BNC Din 1.0/2.3 connections on the Blackmagic Video Assist to Din 1.0/2.3 connections.