Blackmagic Video Assist Gets Firmware Update

February 5th, 2016 Jump to Comment Section 12
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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