Blackmagic Design Video Assist 2.5.1 Firmware Update

Blackmagic Design have been doing a fantastic job updating not only their cameras, but also their monitors with a steady stream of firmware updates, adding new functionality and fixing bugs. The Video Assist lineup from Blackmagic Design just got a new firmware update – version 2.5.1. In the latest firmware update Blackmagic added 2x and 4x magnification options to the vectorscope feature on the Video Assist 4K.

This update also includes general performance and stability updates for both Blackmagic Video Assist/Video Assist 4K.

Blackmagic Design Video Assist 4K

Blackmagic Video Assist 2.5.1 Details

  • Added x2 and x4 Vectorscope zoom to the Video Assist 4K
  • General performance and stability updates to Video Assist/Video Assist 4K

The new functionality do add more value to an already affordable piece of kit that the Video Assist 4K is. Having the option to magnify the vector scope function in the Video Assist 4K can give you a better idea of where the colours of the scene fall, which is very helpful for nailing your white balance.

I reviewed the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K a while back, and for those who’ve not seen my review, you can check it out here.

Blackmagic Video Assist 4K Features

  • 1920 x 1200 Touchscreen LCD
  • Records UHD 3840 x 2160 up to 30 fps
  • Supports Apple ProRes and Avid DNx Codecs
  • HDMI and 6G-SDI Video Inputs
  • Dual SD Media Card Slots Supports UHS-II
  • Two Mini XLR Inputs with Phantom Power
  • On-Screen Histogram and Audio Levels
  • Focus Peaking & Zebra
  • Dual LP-E6 Hot-Swappable Battery Slots
  • AC Adapter Included
  • Price Now: $850 at B&H

Blackmagic Video Assist 4k Scopes NAB 2017

Minimum system requirements for macOS

  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra or later
  • macOS 10.11 El Capitan
  • USB 2.0 port for software updates

Minimum system requirements for Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
  • USB 2.0 port for software updates

You can download firmware update 2.5.1 for Blackmagic Video Assist here.

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  • Simply Evil

    Still no raw capability? Does Sony have to license raw processing to Black Magic in order for this to happen? Is the raw signal from Canon and Sony too processor intensive? I’d buy one tomorrow if it could handle Raw signals like Atomos.

  • Jean-Yves Durocher

    The beauty of Blackmagic are those upgrades… If Sony could learn

  • VTC Media

    Ran the update on a Video Assist 5. On power up I noticed the dreaded GREEN TINT was noticeably absent. Just finished a quick test of the bar chart signal from the camera and I noticed no real tinge of green. Shot the screen with an iPhone 6 to compare. Anyone else able to verify the green be gone?

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