Blackmagic Design Video Assist 3G Recorder / Monitor - 5 inch


Key Features:

  • 1920 x 1080 5" Touchscreen LCD
  • HDMI and 3G-SDI Video Inputs
  • Records up to 1080p60 Video
  • Stores to 1 x SDHC/SDXC Memory Card


Model:  5 Inch 3G-SDI/HDMI  7 Inch 3G-SDI/HDMI  5 Inch 12G-SDI/HDMI  7 Inch 12G-SDI/HDMI 

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The Blackmagic Design 5 inch Video Assist 3G Recorder and Monitor features a bright 5 Inch 1920 x 1080 display with 300 cd/m² brightness to help you frame and focus your shots, and it provides 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs for recording the video output from professional and consumer cameras. You can monitor and record video resolutions up to 1080p60 10-bit 4:2:2 and up to 16 channels of embedded 24-bit 48 kHz audio. Firmware update 3.3.1 adds a video output via the USB Type-C port that can be used to convert your connected camera for webcam use. It also enables you to select channels for audio monitoring.

The Video Assist 3G 5 Inch records to an SDXC/SDHC memory card using a single UHS-I SD card slot. Use the USB Type-C port to record for configuring and upgrading the monitor. Video is recorded using industry-standard Apple ProRes (HQ, 422, LT, or Proxy) and Avid DNxHD codecs.


Blackmagic Video Assist 3G Features

  • Modern design with fast to use touchscreen controls
  • LCD features can be customized by the user
  • SD/USH-II card support for commonly available media
  • Upgrades cameras to better monitoring and better record codecs
  • Large LCD screen with digital film style focus assist tools
  • 3G-SDI and HDMI for recording in SD and HD up to 1080p60
  • Standard open file formats compatible with popular software
  • Built in scopes include waveform, vector, parade and histogram
  • 3D LUTs can be applied for both monitoring and recording
  • Professional multi channel digital and analog audio
  • Localized for 11 popular international languages
  • Works with popular NLE software such as DaVinci Resolve


Up to 1080p60 Video

Supports video formats up to 1080p60

Upgrades Older Camera Viewing/Recording

Can be used to upgrade viewing and recording options with older cameras

5" Touchscreen Display

This monitor's touchscreen interface enables you to adjust settings and access monitoring features such as histogram, waveform, RGB parade, vectorscope, and many more scopes and exposure tools

3G-SDI and HDMI Input/Loop-Out

3G-SDI and HDMI input ports with loop-through outputs provide compatibility with a variety of cameras and wireless video receivers

3D LUT Support

3D LUT support for customized viewing

1080p USB Webcam Output

Sends a streaming-friendly 1080p video signal to your computer, enabling the use of your connected camera as a webcam

Tally Light

A tally light on top of the monitor indicates it is operating and recording

Metadata Entry

Direct metadata entry

SD Card Slot

Single SD card slot for ProRes recording

Selectable Audio Monitoring

Ability to select which audio channels you are monitoring

Power Options

Power the monitor using the included 12V power adapter or the separately available Sony L-Series type batteries on the dual battery slots

Multiple Language Displays

Choose from 11 languages for easier use of on-screen text displays and menu options:
  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Minimum macOS System Requirements

  • macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • USB 2.0 port for updates

Minimum Windows System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
  • USB 2.0 port


Panel TypeLCD
Display Size5.0" / 12.7 cm
Resolution1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio16:9
Viewing AngleHorizontal: 135°
Maximum Brightness300 cd/m2
HDR CompatibilityNone
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)441 ppi
Color Gamut100% Rec. 709
Real-Time LUT MonitoringSDR
Image ControlsAnamorphic De-Squeeze, Blue Only, False Color, Focus Peaking, Histogram, Image Flip, Picture-in-Picture, RGB Parade, Screen Markers, Vectorscope, Waveform, Zebra
Video1 x HDMI Type A Input
1 x Micro BNC (3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI) Input
1 x HDMI Type A Output
1 x Micro BNC (3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI) Output
1 x USB Type-C Output
HDCP SupportYes
Embedded AudioHDMI: 8-Channel
SDI: 16-Channel
Audio1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
Built-In Speaker1
Power I/O1 x Barrel Input
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Format Support
Video FormatSDI (10-Bit 4:2:2 YUV)
1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080PsF: 30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 60/59.94/50
720p: 60/59.94/50
576i: 50
480i: 59.94
HDMI (10-Bit)
1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 60/59.94/50
720p: 60/59.94/50
576i: 50
480i: 59.94
Timecode SupportYes
Pulldown ConversionNone
Camera TriggerNone
Pre-Roll RecordNone
Encoding FormatsUp to 1920 x 1080
ProRes 422, 422 HQ, LT, Proxy 10-Bit 4:2:2 at up to 60 fps
DNxHD 145, 145 MXF, 220x, 220x MXF, 45, 45 MXF 10-Bit 4:2:2 at up to 60 fps
Maximum Audio Tracks16
Metadata TaggingYes
Phantom PowerNone
DC Input Power12 VDC
Built-In BatteryNone
Battery Type2 x L-Series
Mounting6 x 1/4"-20 Female
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 90%
Storage Temperature-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Dimensions5.83 x 3.54 x 1.44" / 14.81 x 8.99 x 3.66 cm
Weight14.46 oz / 410 g

What's In The Box

Blackmagic Design Video Assist 12G HDR Monitor | Recorder - 7 Inch
  • Universal power supply with locking connector and international adapters
  • 12 Months Limited Warranty

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