Blackmagic Design Video Assist 3G-SDI/HDMI 7″ Recorder/Monitor


Blackmagic Design Video Assist 3G-SDI/HDMI 7″ Recorder/Monitor


Add professional monitoring and high-quality recording to your camera with the Blackmagic Design Video Assist 3G-SDI/HDMI 7″ Recorder/Monitor. It features a bright 7″, 1920 x 1200 display with 300 cd/m² brightness to help you frame and focus your shots, and it provides 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs for recording the video output from professional and consumer cameras. You can monitor and record video resolutions up to 1080p60 10-bit 4:2:2 and up to 16 channels of embedded 24-bit 48 kHz audio. This monitor also features two balanced 3-pin mini-XLR inputs with 48V phantom power support for crisp audio recording.

The Video Assist 3G 7″ records to SDXC/SDHC memory cards via dual UHS-I SD card slots. Use the USB Type-C port to record for configuring and upgrading the monitor. Video is recorded using industry-standard Apple ProRes (HQ, 422, LT, or Proxy) and Avid DNxHD codecs.

This monitor’s touchscreen interface enables you to adjust settings and access monitoring features such as histogram, waveform, RGB parade, vectorscope, and many more scopes and exposure tools. There is also a tally light on top of the monitor to indicate it is operating and recording. Choose from 11 languages for easier use of on-screen text displays and menu options. Power the monitor using the included 12V power adapter or using separately available Sony L-Series type batteries on the dual battery slots.


Supports video formats up to 1080p60
Can be used to upgrade viewing and recording options with older cameras
7″ touchscreen LCD sreen with customizable overlays
3G-SDI and HDMI input ports with loop-through outputs
3D LUT support for customized viewing
Direct metadata entry
Dual SD card slots for ProRes recording
Multiple display tools including focus peaking, zebra, and false color
Waveform, vectorscope, histogram, and RGB parade

Supported Languages

Panel TypeUnspecified LCD
Display Size7.0″ / 17.8 cm
Screen Resolution1920 x 1200
Aspect Ratio16:9
Viewing AngleHorizontal: 135°
Maximum Brightness310 cd/m2
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)323 ppi
Color Gamut100% Rec. 709
Real-Time LUT MonitoringSDR
Image ControlsAnamorphic De-Squeeze, Blue Only, False Color, Focus Peaking, Histogram, Image Flip, Picture-in-Picture, RGB Parade, Screen Markers, Vectorscope, Waveform, Zebra
Video1 x HDMI Type A Input
1 x BNC (3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI) Input
1 x HDMI Type A Output
1 x BNC (3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI) Output
HDCP SupportYes
Embedded AudioHDMI: 8-Channel
SDI: 16-Channel
Audio2 x Mini-XLR Input
1 x 3.5 mm Headphone Output
Built-In Speaker1
Power1 x Barrel (12 VDC) Input
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C
1 x LANC (2.5 mm) Input
Card Slot2 x SD
Format Support
Video FormatSDI (10-Bit 4:2:2 YUV)
1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080PsF: 30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 60/59.94/50
720p: 60/59.94/50
576i: 50
480i: 59.94
HDMI (10-Bit)
1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 60/59.94/50
720p: 60/59.94/50
576i: 50
480i: 59.94
Pulldown ConversionNone
Camera TriggerNone
Pre-Roll RecordNone
Encoding FormatsUp to 1920 x 1080
ProRes 422 HQ, 422, LT, Proxy 10-Bit 4:2:2 at up to 60 fps
DNxHD 220x, 145, 45, 220x MXF, 145 MXF, 45 MXF 10-Bit 4:2:2 at up to 60 fps
Maximum Audio Tracks16
Recording Media1 x SDXC (UHS-I)
Metadata TaggingYes
Timecode SupportSMPTE 12M via Embedded SDI / Embedded HDMI
Phantom PowerNone
DC Input Power12 VDC
Battery Type2 x L-Series
Mounting6 x 1/4″-20 Female
Operating Humidity0 to 90%
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Dimensions (W x H x D)7.6 x 5.14 x 1.45″ / 19.3 x 13.06 x 3.68 cm
Weight1.82 lb / 825 g
Warranty LengthLimited 1-Year Warranty

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