What’s the difference between the
VideoAssist 3G and 12G Models?

The Blackmagic Video Assist adds professional monitoring and recording to any SDI or HDMI camera in all HD,
Ultra HD, 2K and 4K DCI formats! Includes HDR touchscreen monitor, scopes, focus assist,
3D LUTs with built-in SD/UHS-II recorders.

Here’s an overview of the different model options to enable you to make the right choice.

Video Assist
5″ 12G HDR

This model includes all of the 3G model features, but has faster 12G‑SDI and Ultra HD HDMI connections for all formats up to 2160p60. This model includes a bright wide gamut LCD for HDR as well as HDR scopes. Plus a locking power connector. This model also records to an SD card or USB‑C flash disks!

Video Assist
7″ 12G HDR

The 7″ model has the same great features as the 5″ 12G HDR, however supports a larger 7″ HDR LCD screen. You also get 2 SD card recorders and recording to external USB‑C flash disks. Both Blackmagic Video Assist 12G models also record Blackmagic RAW from supported cameras.

Video Assist
5″ 3G

This model supports video formats up to 1080p60 and has a large 5″ LCD with focus peaking, zebra and false color. Connections include 3G‑SDI and HDMI. This model includes a single SD Card recorder for ProRes recording. Other features include WFM, vector, histogram and RGB parade scopes plus 3D LUTs!

Video Assist
7″ 3G

The larger 7″ model includes all the features of the 5″ model, but has a much larger screen. This model has 2 SD Card slots so recording can continue when a card becomes full. There are also 2 mini XLR audio inputs with phantom power so you can connect and record direct from microphones.

Technical Specifications

Model 5” 12G HDR 7” 12G HDR 5” 3G 7” 3G
SDI Video Inputs 1 x Micro BNC 12G-SDI 1 x12G-SDI 1 x Micro BNC 3G-SDI 1x 3G-SDI
SDI Video Outputs 1 x Micro BNC 12G-SDI 1 x12G-SDI 1 x Micro BNC 3G-SDI 1x 3G-SDI
SDI Rates 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G
HDMI Video Input Yes, 2.0a Yes, 2.0a Yes Yes
HDMI Video Output Yes, 2.0a Yes, 2.0a Yes Yes
Mini XLR with Phantom Power No Dual No Dual
3.5mm Headphone Jack Yes Yes Yes Yes
Built in Speaker Yes Yes Yes Yes
SD Slot Single Dual Single Dual
SDXC / SDHC UHS-I Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
UHS-II Card Support Yes Yes No No
External Drive Recording via USB Yes Yes No No
ProRes Recording Yes Yes Yes Yes
DNx Recording Yes Yes Yes Yes
Blackmagic RAW Recording Yes Yes No No
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Screen Brightness 2500nits 2500nits 300nits 310nits
P3 wide colour gamut Yes Yes Yes No
REC 601, REC 709 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rec 2020, HDR10, Hybrid Log Gamma Yes Yes No No
Touchscreen Interface Yes Yes Yes Yes
2.5mm LANC for Record Start/Stop None Yes None Yes

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