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BlackMagic Video Assist 5" 3G

Blackmagic EC101214
0000159175| BlackMagic Video Assist 5" 3G
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Key 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.


Blackmagic Video Assist 5” 3G is a portable monitor, a professional recorder, a portable scope and a fantastic camera viewfinder solution! You can also add better quality record codecs and a larger monitor to any SDI or HDMI camera! The new design has innovations such as 4 built-in scopes, enhanced focus assist features, a tally indicator and built-in 3D LUTs. The Video Assist 5” 3G support formats up to 1080p60 and the new design also has L-Series batteries for longer life. Blackmagic Video Assist 5” 3G really is 4 products in one!



SDI Video Inputs

1 x Micro BNC

SDI Video Outputs

1 x Micro BNC

SDI Rates

270Mb, 1.5G, 3G

HDMI Video Inputs


HDMI Video Outputs


Analog Audio Inputs

None, embedded audio only.

Analog Audio Outputs

1 x 3.5mm headphone jack.

Built in Speaker


Screen Dimensions

5 inch 1920 x 1080.

Screen Brightness


SDI Audio Inputs

16 channels embedded via SDI

SDI Audio Outputs

16 channels embedded via SDI

HDMI Audio Inputs

8 channels embedded via HDMI

HDMI Audio Outputs

8 channels embedded via HDMI

Remote Control


SD Interface

1 x UHS-I SD slot.

Storage Type

Supports DS, HS, SDR12, SDR25, DDR50, SDR50 and SDR104 SD cards.

Computer Interface

1 x USB Type?C for initial setup, software updates and Video Assist Utility software control.

Blackmagic Video Assist 5” 3G

SDI Video Standards

SD Video Standards

525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL

HD Video Standards

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

SDI Compliance


SDI Metadata Support

HD RP188

Audio Sampling

Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit.

Video Sampling

4:2:2 YUV

Color Precision


Color Space

REC 601, REC 709

Multiple Rate Support

SDI and HDMI switches between 270 Mb/s, 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s.

HDMI Video Standards

SD Video Standards

525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL

HD Video Standards

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

HDMI Color Precision


Copy Protection

HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.



1 x UHS-I SD for HD recording.

Media Type


Supported Codecs

ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 Proxy, DNxHD 220x, DNxHD 145, DNxHD 45, DNxHD 220x MXF, DNxHD 145 MXF, DNxHD 45 MXF.


Recorder Control

Integrated capacitive touchscreen LCD with Blackmagic OS onscreen controls for settings and navigating menus.

External Control

SDI and HDMI start/stop, timecode run.


Software Included

Blackmagic Video Assist Operating System



Waveform, RGB Parade, Vector, Histogram.

Viewing Modes

Scopes with picture in picture or picture overlay and opacity control.

Operating Systems

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Mac 10.14 Mojave,
Mac 10.15 Catalina or later.

Windows Icon

Windows 8.1 and 10.

Power Requirements

Power Supply

1 x External 12V power supply.
Compatible with Sony NP-F style batteries.
(batteries not included)

Physical Specifications

Blackmagic Video Assist 5” 3G

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

Storage Temperature

-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing

What's Included

Blackmagic Video Assist 5” 3G

Universal power supply with international adapters


12 Month Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty.

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