Blackmagic has released update 3.7 for its two 5" and 7" Video Assist 12G HDR monitor recorders, which among other things brings support for recording in Blackmagic RAW for Fujifilm X-H2s cameras. Furthermore, the update brings the ability to adjust white balance and accuracy for Panasonic GH5S and BGH1 cameras, as well as improved white balance accuracy for Panasonic S1H, S1, S5 and BS1H camera models.
Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR
Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR 5" and 7"
Both the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR 5" and 7" monitor-recorder combos feature a 2,500 nits bright display with Wide Color Gamut (WCG) and record via 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 connections in formats up to 2160p/60 (DCI 4K) - there are also codec options for recording in Apple ProRes, Avid DNx, and Blackmagic RAW.
Power comes from two commercially available Sony L-series batteries powered (or via a 12V DC power connector). Recording is done to commercially available SD cards on or, thanks to USB-C, external flash drives (SSD) or disk arrays. There is also a tally indicator, four integrated scopes (waveform, vectorscope, RGB parade, histogram) and advanced focus assist functions. Overlays can now be displayed full screen.
The 7-inch Blackmagic Video Assist 12G model features two SD card slots for continuous recording, as well as two mini-XLR inputs with phantom power for incoming audio from microphones and external audio mixers. The LCD, with its exceptionally wide color gamut, handles Rec.2020 and Rec.709 color spaces, as well as 100 percent DCI-P3 format. Video Assist supports industry-standard 17- and 33-point 3D LUTs. Alternatively, it can work with built-in LUTs such as Extended Video, Film to Video, Film to Rec.2020, and others.
In addition, Blackmagic has put online the new version 2.6 of Blackmagic RAW, which brings support for Blackmagic RAW recording from Fujifilm X-H2s cameras made possible by the Blackmagic Video Assist 3.7 update, as well as the new white balance and accuracy settings for Panasonic Panasonics S1H, S1, S5 and BS1H. more infos at bei www.blackmagicdesign.com