Blackmagic Design představují nové kamerové monitory/rekordéry Blackmagic Video Assist 3G - tisková zpráva


20. July 2020

Blackmagic Design'snewly launched Blackmagic Video Assist 3Gcamera monitors/recorders - represented on the Czech and Slovak markets by Syntex - represent a more affordable alternative to the existing 12G HDR models. The new variants offer integrated signal metering functions, 3G-SDI and HDMI interfaces with support for all SD and HD formats, as well as power supply using Sony L-Series batteries.

All Video Assist camera monitor and recorder models feature a large touch screen for easy preview, recording and playback of videos, signal measurement and display of focus assist functions. 7" variants also feature analogue audio inputs and two SD card slots allowing continuous recording thanks to the larger body. All models also feature a rear signal light, speaker and headphone output. The new generation of Video Assist products uses Sony L-Series batteries and allows continuous operation thanks to two battery slots.

Both 5" and 7" variants with touchscreens facilitate shot composition and focusing and display essential information and controls including time code, transport buttons, audio meters, and histogram. Functions are also available for focus assist, false color display, 3D LUT corrections and more. 3D LUT corrections allow for a near-final preview of the image after post-production; corrections can be applied directly to the recorded files or applied non-destructively.

Video Assist's integrated monitor recorders use standard, readily available SD media, including fast UHS-II variants (ExFAT and HFS+ file systems are supported). The larger 7" versions are equipped with a pair of SD card slots for the possibility of swapping overflowing media and thus realizing infinite recording. SD cards personify affordability, small size and high recording speed.

Blackmagic Video Assist products are the ideal complement to cameras that in most cases offer only small displays with insufficient luminosity, and often do not provide quality focus assist functions or quality recording codecs. The Video Assist range can also be used to upgrade older camera models, which will have a longer lifetime thanks to modern recording formats such as Apple ProRes and Avid DNx. HDMI and SDI inputs allow the monitors to be connected to virtually any consumer or professional camera or DSLR/DSLM equipment.

Blackmagic Video Assist 3G

Innovative touch controls provide quick access to all functions, including virtual buttons for playback of footage, a miniature timeline designed to quickly scroll through recorded videos, and displays of timecode, video standard or audio levels. Of course, you can also use gestures to speed up playback.

Video Assist products feature broad support for interfaces and video standards incl. The 7" versions also feature Mini XLR inputs for connecting professional microphones or external mixing consoles. All models are also equipped with a 12V= power input, with an additional locking nut on 12G models to prevent accidental disconnection of the power cable.

Recording uses standard open video formats, eliminating the need for post-conversion: recorded videos can be instantly processed using standard programs (e.g. DaVinci Resolve Studio) on all common operating systems. The monitors record standard 10-bit ProRes and DNx files, and also - in the case of 12G-SDI HDR variants and supported cameras - the 12-bit Blackmagic RAW format.

The software also includes signal measurement functions to ensure, for example, recording compatibility with broadcast standards. A signal waveform preview tool, vectorscope, RGB component display and histogram are available. The output of the measurement functions can also be displayed as part of the real-time video preview or as a thumbnail in the upper right corner of the display.

Digital film cameras maintain a wide dynamic range of images, but their output varies considerably from the final look of the show. 3D LUT correction solves this problem by allowing lossless correction of the appearance of the material during preview. Video Assist models support import of standard 17 and 33 point 3D LUT tables or offer several custom presets, e.g. Extended Video, Film to Video, etc.

The virtual flap function and metadata insertion options greatly simplify the management of footage. Simply gesture (drag from left to right) to bring up the digital flap panel and enter the information manually or rely on automatic incremental shot numbering. Metadata is stored as part of the video files and is then available during post-production, e.g. in DaVinci Resolve. DaVinci Resolve software offers automatic shot search and synchronization thanks to the Sync Bin feature in the Cut section!

Both SDI and HDMI interfaces support standard SD and HD standards, the 12G variants also support Ultra HD standards. There is support for PAL and NTSC SD resolutions, 720p HD standards including 720p50 and 59.94p, 1080i HD standards 1080i50 and 59i94, 1080p HD resolutions 1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60p. In addition, 1080 PsF formats are also supported.

Blackmagic Video Assist monitors also eliminate the need for dedicated audio recorders due to their high quality audio recording. In addition, the 7" models feature a pair of analog audio inputs with Mini XLR connectors, phantom power for condenser microphones, and recording of both 16 and 24-bit audio at sample rates up to 192 kHz! Levels can be monitored using on-screen meters with VU or PPM ballistics.

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About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design products are the industry leaders in video editing, digital film cameras, color correctors, video monitoring, signal switchers, disc recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software, in the film, post-production and television industries. Blackmagic Design's DeckLink series of video recording cards have started a revolution in quality and accessibility. DaVinci's line of color video editing products have dominated the film and television market since 1984 and have been awarded Emmy™ awards, the television equivalent of the Academy Awards. Blackmagic Design continues to create innovative products in the field of stereoscopic production and 4K video processing. Blackmagic Design was founded by specialists in post-production and video editing and has offices in the U.S.A., the United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore and Australia. Formore information, visit

About Syntex
Syntex, a Prague-based company, was founded in 1994 to distribute products and solutions for computer-to-video animation transcription, computer graphics, professional editing and video processing. It is one of the pioneers in the Czech Republic and has established itself as a reliable and strong partner in the field of digital image and sound processing. Syntex is dedicated to product distribution, technical support and consulting in many sectors of video and audio production and post-production. Since 1999, a subsidiary company, based in Bratislava, Slovakia, has been available to customers in Slovakia. Syntex is a distributor of Blackmagic Design products for the Czech and Slovak markets. See for more information.