Blackmagic Design reveals Video Assist 3.1 and RAW 1.7 update

Blackmagic Design has announced the Blackmagic Video Assist 3.1 and Blackmagic RAW 1.7 updates. These add big video shooting updates for the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G when shooting with select cinema cameras.

Essentially, the updates add support for Blackmagic RAW recording on Panasonic EVA1 and Canon C300 MK II cameras. This is on the new Blackmagic Video Assist 12G models. “This update lets customers take advantage of Blackmagic RAW workflows and allows dramatically improved quality and creativity in the post-production process,” says Blackmagic. Furthermore, Video Assist 3.1 also adds support for metadata entry for the Video Assist 12G. This allows shots to be logged and tagged on set.

More about the Video Assist 12G HDR

The Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR adds “professional” monitoring and recording to any SDI or HDMI camera in all HD, Ultra HD, 2K and 4K DCI formats, according to Blackmagic Design. The new design also should include brighter screens for HDR work. What is the benefit of having a brighter touch screen? You can better view recording when shooting in HDR or shooting outdoors in the sunlight. Also new is a tally indicator, 4 built-in scopes, enhanced focus assist features, 3D LUTs and native Blackmagic RAW recording for the supported camera. Additionally, with 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 on both 5″ and 7″ models, you can record any device in all formats up to 2160p60.

Blackmagic Video Assist 3.1 and Blackmagic RAW 1.7 overview

  • Allows more customers to take advantage of Blackmagic RAW workflows
  • Blackmagic Video Assist 3.1 adds support for metadata entry


You can download Blackmagic Video Assist 3.1 and Blackmagic RAW 1.7 right now. If you are interested, you can head to Blackmagic Design’s website.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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