We are a technically focused video production company and as such, we get excited about new equipment that can help us work smarter and produce a better end result.
When we heard about the new Blackmagic Video Assist 4K we had to get our hands on one to take for a test drive.
Generally, we were really impressed by the unit.
Good screen and great to have over 1080p resolution on a small screen size.
Very nice construction
Much more economical compared to other similar products.
Loved the responsive auto flip.
The footage is stunning!
Recessed SDI’s are a nice touch
10-Bit HDMI (if it’s available)
Hard to source the audio plugs though this will become easier as CVP will be shipping options with the mini-xlr to xlr converters.
It’s a centre crop only for punch in.
Poorly designed stand (not a deal breaker).
Its actively cooled so a slight fan noise.
Not the most intuitive interface
But overall we are glad to have this!
THE VIDEO REVIEW
To see the full review in a lot more detail please view the video!
Please feel free to download our sample ProRes LT footage to have a play with!