NAB 2017: Blackmagic Design Adds Multi-Language Support and Scopes to Video Assist 4K

Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Blackmagic Video Assist 2.4 update which adds support for multi-lingual support for 10 separate languages. This means customers can now use Video Assist in their native language. This update is available now as a free update for all Blackmagic Video Assist and Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers.

Also demonstrated at the NAB 2017 show are powerful new professional scopes operating on the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K model, including waveform, RGB parade, vectorscope and histogram that can be viewed full screen for accurately evaluating video signals passing through Blackmagic Video Assist 4K.

Blackmagic Video Assist 4k Scopes NAB 2017

These scopes are shown as a development preview and will also be available in June as a software update free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers. You can see a demo of the new scopes at the Blackmagic Design NAB 2017 booth at #SL216.

The new scopes make the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K model perfect for live production monitoring, as portable test scope for broadcasters, and even for balancing colour when colour grading using the RGB parade scope.

The new localized Video Assist adds interface support for Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. This broad language support now makes it easier for more customers to use Video Assist anywhere in the world.

Video Assist Multi-Language Support Blackmagic Design NAB 2017

At the moment the scopes – including Waveform, RGB parade, Vectorscope and the full screen histogram are only going to be available on the 7-inch Video Assist 4K, with no word if they’ll make their way down the product line to the smaller 5-inch Video Assist. I have my fingers crossed, as I own the 1080p Video Assist, which I bought to pair up with my Panasonic GH5 when I want to go with a more compact monitor.

You can learn more about this update, as well as the rest of the new Blackmagic products from the Blackmagic Design NAB 2017 Press Conference below.

Blackmagic Video Assist 2.4 update is available now from the Blackmagic Design website free of charge for all current Blackmagic Video Assist and Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers. Blackmagic Video Assist 2.5, which will support scopes on the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K model will be available in June.

[via Blackmagic Design]

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    I wish they will add waveform to the 5-inch Video Assist model 🙁

    • hoping for the same, maybe a future firmware update. I love my Video Assist and a vectorscope especially would be really nice.