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Exploring Blackmagic Video Assist Monitors and UniConverter Integration

Unlock the potential of your recording experience with our comprehensive article, where we delve into the advantages of incorporating a monitor into your setup. From enhanced precision to elevated output quality, discover the transformative impact. We also introduce you to the world of Blackmagic Video Assist models, spotlighting the coveted SmartView 4K, SmartScope Duo 4K, and Blackmagic Design SmartView Duo. But that's not all; we reveal the seamless integration with UniConverter, offering you a full-process editing solution that streamlines your workflow.

Join us on this journey where technology meets creativity, exploring the true capabilities of your recordings across these three key segments: the advantage of monitors, an overview of Video Assist models, and the power of UniConverter integration.

In this article
  1. Advantage of Having a Monitor for Your Recording
  2. Four Great Blackmagic Video Assist Models
  3. Work with UniConverter and Get a Full-process Edition

Part 1: Advantage of Having a Monitor for Your Recording

In the ever-evolving landscape of recording technology, the role of monitors has become increasingly important. As we embark on a journey to explore their significance, we delve into the transformative advantages they bring to the recording world.

Blackmagic Design: Pioneers of Innovation

Blackmagic Design stands at the forefront of this revolution, a trailblazing company renowned for its groundbreaking products in the audiovisual industry. With an unwavering commitment to pushing boundaries, they've consistently delivered tools that empower creators across the globe. From cameras to post-production solutions, Blackmagic Design's offerings have redefined the possibilities of visual storytelling.

Monitors, in their essence, serve as the eyes that meticulously observe the intricate details of your recording environment. Their impact can be dissected into three crucial aspects:

1. Visual Precision for Unparalleled Control

Monitors accurately represent the scene you're capturing, ensuring you have a clear view of every element in the frame. This precision is particularly valuable when assessing focus, exposure, and composition. Whether in a controlled studio setting or out in the field, having a reliable monitor empowers you to make real-time adjustments that translate into superior final results.

2. Realizing True Color and Tonality

Color accuracy is a cornerstone of visual storytelling, influencing your content's mood, tone, and overall impact. Monitors from Blackmagic Design, like the SmartView 4K and SmartScope Duo 4K, are designed to provide a lucid representation of colors and tonality. This empowers creators to make informed decisions during recording, leading to content that authentically resonates with audiences.

3. Framing and Composition Mastery

Framing and composition are artistic choices that define the essence of a visual narrative. Monitors allow you to precisely frame shots, ensuring that every detail contributes to the storytelling. Whether you're a cinematographer capturing cinematic moments or a content creator framing the perfect vlog, monitors offer the real-time feedback needed to refine and perfect your composition.


Part 2. Four Great Blackmagic Video Assist Models

Continuing our exploration of recording enhancements, let's delve into the world of Blackmagic Video Assist models, each exemplifying cutting-edge technology and innovation to bridge your creative vision and the final product.

1.Blackmagic Video Assist 5" 3G

Video Assist 5" 3G Monitor

Price: $525

Released Date: 22 July 2020

The pioneer of the lineup, the Blackmagic Video Assist 5" 3G. Its 5" LCD display offers focus peaking, zebra, and false color features. Supporting up to 1080p60 formats, it provides 3G-SDI and HDMI connections. With a single SD Card recorder for ProRes recording, it boasts tools like waveform monitor (WFM), vector scope, histogram, RGB parade scopes, and 3D LUT support.

2.Blackmagic Video Assist 7" 3G

Video Assist 3G 7" Recorder Monitor

Price: $765

Release date: 22 July, 2020

Elevating the experience, the Blackmagic Video Assist 7" 3G, retains all capabilities of its predecessor but sports a larger 7" screen. It accommodates two SD Card slots for uninterrupted recording and two mini XLR audio inputs supporting direct microphone recording.

3. Blackmagic Video Assist 5" 12G HDR

Video Assist 5" 12G HDR monitor

Price: $795
Released Date: Sept 2019

The Blackmagic Video Assist 5" 12G HDR. It builds on the 3G model with faster 12G-SDI and Ultra HD HDMI connections, supporting formats up to 2160p60. It features a bright wide gamut HDR LCD and HDR scopes and a locking power connector and records to both SD cards and USB-C flash disks.

4.Blackmagic Video Assist 7" 12G HDR

Video Assist 7" 12G HDR Monitor

Price: $995
Released Date: September 2019

Culminating the lineup, the Blackmagic Video Assist 7" 12G HDR, inherits features from its 5" counterpart. It boasts a larger 7" HDR LCD screen, two SD card recorders, and support for recording in Blackmagic RAW from compatible cameras, all while enabling recording to external USB-C flash disks.

These models, thoughtfully designed to cater to diverse recording needs, showcase the fusion of technology and creativity. As we delve further, we'll uncover their seamless integration with UniConverter, unlocking a realm of creative possibilities that streamline your workflow. Stay with us to unravel more layers of innovation, underscoring the essence of recording excellence.

Part 3: Work with UniConverter, Get a Full-Process Edition

In our quest to amplify the potential of your recordings, we delve into the seamless integration between Blackmagic Video Assist models and UniConverter, unearthing a dynamic partnership that enhances your workflow and creative prowess.

UniConverter: Elevating Your Blackmagic Experience

UniConverter, a versatile video processing tool, seamlessly complements the capabilities of Blackmagic Video Assist models. It provides a platform for effortless video conversion, editing, and enhancement, ensuring adaptability across formats and devices. With its intuitive interface and powerful features, UniConverter stands as an essential tool for post-production, enabling you to harness the full power of your recordings.

A Complete Conversion Process: Transitioning to HDR Format

Explore a comprehensive journey through which UniConverter effortlessly converts your video footage to HDR format, effectively bridging the connection between Blackmagic and UniConverter.

Step 1: Import Your Video to UniConverter

Launch UniConverter and navigate to the "Converter" tab. Click "Add Files" and select the transferred video from your device's storage.

opening converter tab image

Step 2: Select Output Format

From the format dropdown menu, opt for your desired HDR output format. UniConverter supports a diverse range of formats to ensure compatibility with various playback devices and editing platforms.

Selecting HDR format

Step 3: Initiate Conversion

Click the "Convert" button to initiate the conversion process. UniConverter's rapid conversion engine ensures efficient transformation without compromising video quality. You can also convert multiple videos at once by selecting them all at once and pressing the “Start All” button at the bottom right.

Start Conversion

Step 4: Export and Enjoy

Upon completion, locate your converted HDR video by clicking "Open Folder." Your video is now primed for further editing, sharing, or playback on devices supporting HDR formats.

Completed conversion

UniConverter seamlessly bridges the gap between Blackmagic Video Assist models and your creative vision in this harmonious process. This integration encapsulates a commitment to delivering a comprehensive recording experience, coupling advanced technology with user-friendly post-production solutions.


As our journey culminates, we've unraveled the benefits of monitors, explored the features of exceptional Blackmagic Video Assist models, and witnessed the fusion between Blackmagic and UniConverter. This voyage is a testament to the potential that lies within your recordings – a potential waiting to be harnessed for storytelling that resonates with global audiences.

Julia Becker
Julia Becker Feb 01, 24
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