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Blackmagic 5-inch Video Assist Monitor


Blackmagic 5-inch Video Assist Monitor - Full HD 1920 x 1080p touch screen with HDMI and built-in ProRes and DNxHD recording onto SD card

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Exc VAT Price £335.00
Inc VAT Price £402.00

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Blackmagic Design 5-inch Video Assist Monitor

Perfect monitoring tool for the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K EF, or any other Blackmagic Camera. HDMI and SDI inputs ensure compatibility with just about any other camera on the market today.


  • Adds professional monitoring and high quality recording to any camera
  • SDI and HDMI inputs - connect to any video camera or DSLR’s
  • 5” full resolution HD monitor - perfect focus and framing
  • Professional ProRes and DNxHD recorder
  • Uses high speed SD cards
  • Formats compatible with modern NLE software
  • Touchscreen - allows settings, histogram, audio meters, timecode display and much more
  • Slots for dual LP-E6 batteries

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

TypeLCD touchscreen
Size5" (12.7 cm)
Resolution1920 x 1080
Viewing Angle135°
SDI Video Input1 x SD/HD/3G/6G-SDI (DIN 1.0/2.3 connector)
SDI Video Output1 x SD/HD/3G-SDI (DIN 1.0/2.3 connector)
HDMI Video Input1 x HDMI Type A
HDMI Video Output1 x HDMI Type A
SDI Audio Input16 channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files
SDI Audio Output16 channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files
HDMI Audio Input2 channels embedded
HDMI Audio Output2 channels embedded
Audio Output1 x 3.5 mm stereo analog audio output jack
USB Interface1 x USB 2.0 (Mini-B connector)
Recording MediaUHS-1 SDHC/SDXC cards
Codecs SupportedApple ProRes 422 HQ
ProRes 422
ProRes LT
ProRes Proxy
Supported Video FormatsSDI:
1920 x 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
1920 x 1080PsF 23.98/24
1920 x 1080i 50/59.94/60
1280 x 720p 50/59.94/60
625/50i PAL
525/59.94i NTSC
1920 x 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
1920 x 1080i 50/59.94/60
1280 x 720p 50/59.94/60
625/25 PAL
525/29.97 NTSC
Recording TimeWith 128GB SD card:
Apple ProRes 422 HQ: 1.61 hours
ProRes 422: 2.43 hours
ProRes LT: 3.47 hours
ProRes Proxy: 7.9 hours
SDI Video Sampling4:2:2 YUV
SDI Audio Sampling48 kHz, 24-bit
SDI Color Precision10-bit
SDI ComplianceSMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 425M
SDI Metadata SupportHD RP188 and closed captioning
SDI Color SpaceREC 601, REC 709
HDMI Color Precision10-bit
HDCP CompatibleNo
OS CompatibilityMac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later
Windows 7
Windows 8
Power Requirements12 VDC
Batteries2 x Rechargeable LP-E6 lithium-ion batteries
AC Adapter110 to 240 VAC
Operating Temperature41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature-6 to 113°F (-21 to 45°C)
Relative Humidity0 to 90% non-condensing
Dimensions5.63 x 1.20 x 3.54" (14.30 x 3.05 x 8.99 cm)
Weight12.77 oz (362.02 g)
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