Blackmagic announced its new Video Assist 4K external video recorder this week at NAB 2016.
It follows the original Video Assist, which captures 1080p video footage. The new Video Assist 4K can capture 4K video (as the model name suggests) at up to 30p frame rates.
The new model features dual SD card slots that are compatible with the UHS-II bus format, which allows for faster writes speeds that 4K footage demands. It has HDMI and 6G-SDI inputs and outputs for use with a wide range of cameras. It also has a 1080p touchscreen display.
Blackmagic Video Assist 4K Key Features
- 5-inch 1920 x 1080 Touchscreen LCD
- Records UHD 4K/HD Up to 30 fps
- 10-Bit, 4:2:2 ProRes or DNxHD
- HDMI and 6G-SDI Video Inputs
- Dual SD Media Card Slots Supports UHS-II
- Two Mini XLR Inputs with Phantom Power
- On-Screen Histogram and Audio Levels
- Focus Peaking & Zebra
- Dual LP-E6 Hot-Swappable Battery Slots
- AC Adapter Included
The Blackmagic Video Assist 4K retails for $995 and is available now. Check it out here at B&H Photo.