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Blackmagic Design Video Assist 7" 12G-SDI/HDMI Recorder

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The Blackmagic Design Video Assist 7" 12G-SDI/HDMI Recorder provides high-quality monitoring as well as Blackmagic RAW, ProRes, and DNxHD recording via HDMI or SDI inputs to dual SD media slots or external SSDs. Key features include:

  • 15-stop HDR dynamic range; 10-bit signal processor

  • Record in Blackmagic RAW, ProRes, or DNxHD formats

  • Powered by an AC adapter or dual Sony-NP-F-style batteries (not included)

  • Records to dual UHS-II SD media slots or external SSDs

Blackmagic RAW, ProRes, & DNxHR Recording. The Blackmagic Design Video Assist 7" 12G-SDI/HDMI is a compact recorder that captures DCI and UHD 4K footage at frame rates up to 60p in ProRes and DNxHR formats. In addition, this recorder can capture Blackmagic RAW from compatible cameras.

7-Inch, 2500nits, TFT LCD Screen. This recorder has a very bright, daylight-viewable LCD panel with touchscreen controls. The 1920×1080, 427 ppi resolution provides super crisp images on the 7-inch display, and the 10-bit bit depth renders rich, accurate colors.

Professional Video Tools. The Video Assist includes professional video tools such as focus zoom, focus peaking, zebras, histogram, false color, scopes, frame markers, frame guides to help you nail your shot the first time.

Dual SD / External SSD Recording. This recorder accepts dual UHS-II SD cards (not included) for continuous recording of DCI or UHD 4K footage. Using a non-UHS-II SD card will limit recording to around HD levels. For Blackmagic RAW recording, we can only recommend Sony Tough SD cards or Samsung 1TB T5 portable SSD drives. Click here for a full list of recommended media.

AC Power w/ Optional Batteries. Power is provided by the included AC adapter, but the recorder can also be powered by Sony L-type NP-F-style batteries like the Hawk-Woods DV-F590 battery (not included). Sony L battery power kits are separately rentable for bulk power needs. The device will run for about 1 hour on dual DV-F590 batteries or two hours on dual DV-F790 batteries.

RAW Compatibility. This recorder can only capture RAW footage from Canon EOS C300 Mark IINikon Z 6Nikon Z 7, Nikon Z 6II, Nikon Z 7IIPanasonic AU-EVA1Panasonic LUMIX S1H, & SIGMA fp cameras.

Q & A

  • Will I need anything else?
    • You’ll need compatible media, a video cable that corresponds with your camera, and likely some way to mount the recorder via one of its 1/4"-20 threaded hole.

  • Does this rental include batteries or a charger?
    • No. This rental includes an AC adapter only. If you need Sony NP-F-style batteries or chargers they are available for rental separately.


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    Audio Inputs

    • (2) Mini-XLR (mic/line)
    Audio Output
    • 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini-jack
    Video Input
    • HDMI Type-A 2.0a
    • BNC (12G-SDI)
    Video Out
    • HDMI Type-A 2.0a
    • BNC (12G-SDI)
    Additional Inputs/Outputs
    • 2.5mm LANC
    • USB Type-C


    Item Type



    LCD Panel

    • TFT LCD
    • Resolution: 1920 × 1200
    • Touchscreen
    • PPI: 323
    • Aspect Ratio: 16:10 native
    LUT Support
    • 3D LUT



    Dimensions (W x H x D)

    • 7.6 × 5.14 × 1.45″
    Accessory Mounts
    • ¼"-20 (three top, three bottom)
    • 29.1 oz


    Power Supply

    AC Adapter

    • Supplied
    • Type: (2) Sony L (Hawk-Woods battery supplied)
    • Operating Time: Approximately 2 hr (with dual NP-F976 batteries)




    • BM RAW CB 3:1 / 5:1 / 8:1 / 12:1, BM RAW CQ Q0 / Q5, ProRes 422HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422LT, ProRes 422 Proxy, DNxHR HQX, DNxHR SQ, DNxHR LB, DNxHR HQX MXF, DNxHR SQ MXF, DNxHR LB MXF
    • 4K DCI; 23.98/24/25
    • 4K UHD; 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60p
    • DCI 2K: 25(PsF)/24(PsF)/23.98(PsF)
    • 1080p; 23.98(PsF)/24(PsF)/25(PsF)/29.97(PsF)/30(PsF)/50/59.94/60p
    • 1080i; 50/59.94/60p
    • 720p; 50/59.94/60p
    • 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL

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