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NAB 2016: Blackmagic Design Unveils Video Assist 4K

NAB 2016: Blackmagic Design Unveils Video Assist 4K

At the Blackmagic Design Press Conference, founder and CEO, Grant Petty announced the successor to the original Video Assist, the Video Assist 4K. Later we got a chance to catch up with Dan May of Blackmagic Design who gave us all the details. Check out the video below:

The Panel 
7-inch high resolution 1920 x 1200 monitor and touchscreen with a wide 135º viewing angle. The display is also a touchscreen so you can use simple tap and swipe gestures to display camera information, change settings and evaluate audio and video levels.

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Power
Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features two standard LP-E6 battery slots that allow hot-swapping of batteries while in use, and it can be powered using the 12V DC input. The batteries are discharged serially, so only 1 is used at a time. When there’s power, the batteries are charged in parallel, which saves time when recharging.

Blackmagic Video Assist 4K Key Features
• 7 inch LCD touch screen with 1920 x 1200 high-resolution monitor.
• Professional 10-bit 4:2:2 HD ProRes or DNxHD recording.
• Dual high-speed UHS-II SDHC card recorders use readily available, inexpensive SD card media.
• Dual recorders allow non-stop recording and provide a backup if one fails.
• 2 mini XLR connectors with 48V phantom power for connecting microphones.
• -128dBV electrical noise floor for high-quality audio recording.
• LANC connection for remote control.
• Auto start/stop recording using HDMI or SDI triggers.
• Includes slots for 2 hot pluggable batteries as well as 12V DC power input.
• Full compatibility with editing software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X, Avid and Premier Pro.
• All in one design, mount to cameras, hold in your hand or set up on a table with the included kickstand.
• Includes 6G-SDI input allowing it to be used as an Ultra HD monitor.

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Dan May of Blackmagic Design breaks down the specs of the Video Assist 4K – photo by Chava Sanchez

 

Availability and Price
Blackmagic Video Assist 4K is available now for US$895

For more information, go to the Blackmagic Design Website at www.blackmagicdesign.com

 

Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Video Assist 4K

Durable and lightweight, the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features a bright, 7 inch high resolution 1920 x 1200 monitor and touchscreen with a wide 135º viewing angle. The extra resolution of the screen lets customers view 16:9 sources and see critical status information without covering the image. The display is also a touchscreen that lets customers use simple tap and swipe gestures to display camera information, change settings and evaluate audio and video levels. Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features an elegant heads up display overlay that lets customers keep their eyes on the shot while viewing the current input frame rate, histogram, audio meters, timecode and more.

For power, Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features two standard LP-E6 battery slots that allow hot swapping of batteries while in use, and it can be powered using the 12V DC input. The batteries are discharged serially, so only 1 is used at a time. When there’s power, the batteries are charged in parallel, which saves time when recharging.

“We’re really excited to announce Blackmagic Video Assist 4K with even more powerful features such as Ultra HD and professional audio recording,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “Customers with DSLRs can use it to frame shots and record higher quality images and superior audio than ever before. Broadcasters can use it to add modern, file based recording to older cameras, and high-end filmmakers can record files for editorial while simultaneously recording RAW files on their camera. The Blackmagic Video
Assist 4K is the ultimate all in one monitoring and recording solution for customers that want to shoot better video with any type of camera!”

Blackmagic Video Assist 4K Key Features

• 7 inch LCD touch screen with 1920 x 1200 high resolution monitor.
• Professional 10-bit 4:2:2 HD ProRes or DNxHD recording.
• Dual high speed UHS-II SDHC card recorders use readily available, inexpensive SD card media.
• Dual recorders allow non-stop recording and provide a backup if one fails.
• 2 mini XLR connectors with 48V phantom power for connecting microphones.
• -128dBV electrical noise floor for high quality audio recording.
• LANC connection for remote control.
• Auto start/stop recording using HDMI or SDI triggers.
• Includes slots for 2 hot pluggable batteries as well as 12V DC power input.
• Full compatibility with editing software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X, Avid and Premier Pro.
• All in one design, mount to cameras, hold in your hand or set up on a table with the included kickstand.
• Includes 6G-SDI input allowing it to be used as an Ultra HD monitor.

Availability and Price
Blackmagic Video Assist 4K is available now for US$895 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

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