More Views

Blackmagic Design Video Assist 4K


Add professional monitoring and broadcast quality recording to any SDI or HDMI camera
  • 7 inch LCD touch screen 1920 x 1200 resolution
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 HD ProRes or DNxHD recording to SDHC/SDXC cards
  • Dual mini-XLR analog inputs with 48V phantom power
  • Dual SD Card slots
  • High quality audio recording.

Be the first to review this product

Sorry, this product is not currently available from Visual Impact. Call us on +44 (0)208 977 1222 for more information.

You may find a compatible alternative by clicking one of the categories below :

* Video Tape Recorders (VTRs) & Accessories | Visual Impact
* Others
* Blackmagic Professional Video Recorders | Visual Impact

Video Assist 4K. features a 7” high resolution screen, two high speed recorders for non-stop Ultra HD recording, XLR mic inputs, a built in speaker and more. The larger screen is 1920 x 1200, so you can see a full 16:9 image without the status bar covering the picture. Video Assist 4K features the latest high speed UHS-II SD card recorders and can record 1080 HD as well as Ultra HD up to 2160p30 on low cost, readily available SD cards. You also get two extremely low noise professional analog mini XLR connections so you can bypass low quality DSLR audio and connect professional microphones directly.

Now it’s easy to add professional monitoring and broadcast quality recording to any SDI or HDMI camera! With a bright 7 inch monitor that’s larger than the built in screen on most cameras, Video Assist 4K makes it easier to frame your shots and get absolutely perfect focus!

The dual built in high speed UHS-II recorders use commonly available SD cards to record HD and Ultra HD video as professional 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes or DNxHD files. Unlike DSLRs, which record heavily compressed files that are hard to use with video software, Video Assist records professional, 10 bit broadcast quality files such as ProRes and DNxHR that are compatible with all leading video software so you can start editing immediately, without time wasting file conversions!

• 7” high resolution monitor with Ultra HD recorder
• Records to High Speed SD Card Low cost, high performance storage
• Super bright and clear display
• Professional Connections: 6G-SDI, HDMI
• Easy Touchscreen Controls
• High Quality Audio
• With external power connected, you can also charge two LP-E6 type Lithium-ion batteries, which can be mounted to battery slots 1 and 2 on the rear panel

he 7” Video Assist 4K records HD and Ultra HD up to 2160p30. You get incredible looking, broadcast quality 10-bit, 4:2:2 ProRes or DNxHD files that work with all major editing software so you can start editing without having to convert them. Recording can be automatically triggered from SDI and HDMI so you can stay focussed on getting the shot, without having to worry about operating additional gear. The 7” Video Assist 4K also has two recorders so when one card is full, it automatically continues recording onto the next.

Blackmagic Video Assist 4K is also an extremely high quality audio recorder. You get two mini XLR inputs with 48V of phantom power so you can attach external microphones to record audio with Video Assist, instead of your camera. This totally eliminates the problems with auto gain controls on DLSR cameras. With an amazing equivalent input noise floor of -128dBV, you get high quality, crystal clear audio that sounds dramatically better than camera audio. Sound is recorded into the same file as the video so you don’t have to worry about AV sync between separate audio and vide

TypeLCD touchscreen
Size7" (17.8 cm)
Resolution1920 x 1200
Viewing Angle135°

SDI Video Input1 x SD/HD/3G/6G-SDI (BNC connector)
SDI Video Output1 x SD/HD/3G-SDI (BNC connector)
HDMI Video Input1 x HDMI 2.0a
HDMI Video Output1 x HDMI 2.0a
SDI Audio Input2 channels embedded in 6G-SDI
SDI Audio Output2 channels embedded in 6G-SDI
HDMI Audio Input2 channels embedded via HDMI 2.0a
HDMI Audio Output2 channels embedded via HDMI 2.0a
Analog Audio Input 2 x balanced mini XLR with phantom power
Audio Output1 x 3.5 mm stereo analog audio output jack
Remote Control1 x 2.5mm LANC for Record Start and Stop
USBMini-B USB 2.0

Media Card SlotsDual UHS-II SD card slots
Recording MediaSDXC UHS-II
Supports DS, HS, SDR12, SDR25, DDR50, SDR50, and SDR104 SD cards
Codecs SupportedApple ProRes 422 HQ, 422, LT, Proxy Avid DNxHD 220x, DNxHD 145, DNxHD 45, DNxHD 220x MXF, DNxHD 145 MXF, DNxHD 45 MXF, DNxHR HQX MXF, DNxHR HQX, DNxHR SQ, DNxHR LB, DNxHR SQ MXF, DNxHR LB MXF
Supported Video FormatsSDI
3840 x 2160p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
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

3840 x 2160p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
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
Dimensions7.45 x 5.14 x 1.28" / 18.92 x 13.06 x 3.25 cm
Weight1.7 lb / 0.8 kg
Blackmagic Video Assist 4K
SD card with software and manual
+12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries