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Blackmagic Design Video Assist 3G-SDI/HDMI 5″ Recorder/Monitor

Key Features
  • 1920 x 1080 5″ Touchscreen LCD
  • HDMI & 3G-SDI Video Inputs
  • Records up to 1080p60 Video
  • USB Type-C Webcam Video Output
  • Stores to 1 x SDXC/SDHC Memory Card
  • Loop-Through Video Outputs
  • Waveform, Vectorscope & Histogram
  • Focus Peaking, False Color & Zebra
  • 11 x Display Language Options
  • Dual Sony L-Series Type Battery Slots


Video Assist 3G-SDI/HDMI 5″ Recording Monitor from Blackmagic Design. It features a bright 5″ 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″ 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.

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
Display Size
5.0″ / 12.7 cm
1920 x 1080
Video I/O
1 x HDMI Input
1 x Micro BNC (3G-SDI) Input
1 x HDMI Output
1 x Micro BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x USB-C Output
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Panel Type
Display Size
5.0″ / 12.7 cm
1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio
Viewing Angle
Horizontal: 135°
Maximum Brightness
300 nits / cd/m2
HDR Compatibility
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)
441 ppi
Color Gamut
100% Rec. 709
Real-Time LUT Monitoring
Image Controls
Anamorphic De-Squeeze, Blue Only, False Color, Focus Peaking, Histogram, Image Flip, Picture-in-Picture, RGB Parade, Screen Markers, Vectorscope, Waveform, Zebra
Video I/O
1 x HDMI Input
1 x Micro BNC (3G-SDI) Input
1 x HDMI Output
1 x Micro BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x USB-C Output
HDCP Support
Embedded Audio
HDMI: 8-Channel
SDI: 16-Channel
Audio I/O
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
Built-In Speaker
Power I/O
1 x Barrel Input
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Format Support
Video Format
SDI (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 Support
Pulldown Conversion
Camera Trigger
Pre-Roll Record
Encoding Formats
Up 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 Tracks
Metadata Tagging
Phantom Power
DC Input Power
12 VDC
Built-In Battery
Battery Type
2 x L-Series
6 x 1/4″-20 Female
Operating Temperature
32 to 72°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 90%
Storage Temperature
-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Material of Construction
5.83 x 3.54 x 1.44″ / 14.81 x 8.99 x 3.66 cm
14.46 oz / 410 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.8 x 7.5 x 4.1″

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