Blackmagic Video Assist Monitors Get Webcam Support

The just-released Video Assist Firmware 3.3 now adds webcam support to the USB connection of the Video Assist 12G HDR and Video Assist 3G monitors for streaming live video from computers using apps such as YouTube, Skype, or Zoom in Full HD resolution. That way, you can monitor and record video while simultaneously livestreaming.

You can do so, by connecting your camera to the Video Assist via HDMI or SDI and then connecting the latter to your computer which will then see your monitor/recorder as a webcam. Additionally, the update adds audio monitoring channel selection on the 5″ and 7″ versions of the Video Assist 3G, plus XLR mapping and external XLR timecode to the 7″ Video Assist 3G.

Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR IBC 2019

Images by Blackmagic Design

What’s new in Blackmagic Video Assist 3.3

New features for Video Assist 12G HDRs and Video Assist 3Gs

  • Added support for USB webcam output

New features for Video Assist 5” 3G and Video Assist 7” 3G

  • Added audio monitoring channel selection

New features for the Video Assist 7” 3G

  • Added XLR audio mapping to different channels
  • Added XLR external timecode

The Blackmagic Video Assist 3.3 firmware is now available as a free update on Blackmagic Design’s website.

[source: Blackmagic Design]

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  • Blackmagic Design Video Assist 3G-SDI/HDMI 5″ Recorder/Monitor (B&H)
  • Blackmagic Design Video Assist 5″ 12G-SDI/HDMI HDR Recording Monitor (B&H)
  • Blackmagic Design Video Assist 3G-SDI/HDMI 7″ Recorder/Monitor (B&H)
  • Blackmagic Design Video Assist 7″ 12G-SDI/HDMI HDR Recording Monitor (B&H)

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