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Blackmagic Video Assist 3.2.1 Update and Recommended SD Cards

Check out the Blackmagic approved SD cards for ProRes and DNx recording on the Video Assist 3G

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Blackmagic Design releases a remedial Video Assist 3.2.1 firmware update for the Video Assist 12G HDR models fixing an issue with LCD backlight noise. There are no new features included in this firmware.

In addition, Blackmagic Design also released a list of approved SD cards for the latest Video Assist 3G models

Blackmagic Video Assist 3.2.1 Details:

  • Fix audible noise on Video Assist 5-inch 12G HDR related to LCD brightness

Minimum system requirements for macOS

  • macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • USB 2.0 port for software updates

Minimum system requirements for Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
  • A suitable USB 2.0 port
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The latest Video Assist 3G models are more budget friendly options for those that do not need to record Blackmagic Raw. Moreover, the recorders are limited to 1080p in either ProRes or DNx. 

Video Assist 3G List of Approved SD Cards:

Approved cards for Full HD ProRes up to 60fps include offering from the usual suspects such as AngelBird, Sandisk, Sony, and Lexar.

AngelbirdAV PRO SD V6064GB
AngelbirdAV PRO SD V60128GB
AngelbirdAV PRO SD V60256GB
AngelbirdAV PRO SD V90128GB
AngelbirdAV PRO SD V90256GB
LexarProfessional 633x UHS-I 95MB/s SDHC128GB
LexarProfessional 1000x UHS-II 150MB/s SDXC128GB
LexarProfessional 2000x UHS-II 300MB/s SDXC128GB
ProGrade DigitalV60 UHS-II 200MB/s SDXC64GB
SanDiskExtreme PLUS UHS-I 90MB/s SDHC32GB
SanDiskExtreme PRO UHS-I 95MB/s SDHC16GB
SanDiskExtreme PRO UHS-I 95MB/s SDXC64GB
SanDiskExtreme PRO UHS-I 170MB/s SDXC1TB
SonySF-G1UZ UHS-I 95MB/s128GB
SonyTough SF-G64T64GB
SonyTough SF-G128T128GB
WiseSD2-64U3 UHS-II SDXC64GB

For a full list of approved SD card head over to Blackmagic Design here.

To download the latest Video Assist 3.2.1 firmware head over to the Blackmagic Design support page here.

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