Blackmagic Video Assist Gets Firmware Update

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Blackmagic Video Assist Gets Firmware Update

Blackmagic Design has announced an update to the Blackmagic Video Assist. Firmware 1.2 brings a few new features, most notably DNxHD codec support, HDMI start/stop trigger & SD record time remaining.

For those who don’t know, the Blackmagic Video Assist is a very affordable field monitor/recorder. It accepts HDMI and SDI (via mini inputs) recording ProRes to cheap SD cards.

This latest update adds DNxHD to the mix allowing for a wider variety of codec options in post.

Adding to that, firmware 1.2 brings a couple of fundamental features such as record time remaining on the SD card and clip info on play back as well as start/trigger via HDMI and extended Zebra range.

Blackmagic Video Assist Firmware 1.2

What’s new in Blackmagic Video Assist 1.2

  • Adds DNxHD codec
  • Adds extended Zebra range
  • Adds SD card record time remaining on status overlays
  • Adds clip playback information panel
  • Adds HDMI record trigger

Click here to download Firmware 1.2 for the Blackmagic Video Assist.

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