Video Assist flashing warning

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Marc DW

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Video Assist flashing warning

PostMon Sep 17, 2018 7:31 am

Hi there. This might be a dumb questions but...I have the 5’ BMVA monitor. When taking a feed from my Sony RX10 M3 (at 4K) but 1080P out through HDMI, I get a flashing red exclamation mark at bottom right and then it stays there.

This has also happened with Canon 1DX2 and Sony FS7 and I can’t figure out why, as nothing seems to be wrong.

I have searched the web and nothing. There is also nothing on the manual - which is absolutely bizarre - it’s a flashing red warning light, which is fairly alarming - but nothing at all in the documentation.

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Re: Video Assist flashing warning

PostMon Sep 17, 2018 5:09 pm

Not heard of this either, you might want to contact your regional BM Support Office and submit this issue to see what the problem actually is. A Red flashing “!” normally indicates dropped frames, or bad SD card. What SD card are you using?
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Re: Video Assist flashing warning

PostTue Sep 18, 2018 3:54 am

Thanks for the reply Denny. The card is a Lexar Professional SDXC Class 10 U3 256GB (633x 95MB/s), so maybe you're right and it has something to do with it. Any thoughts on this? Cheers, Marc
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Re: Video Assist flashing warning

PostFri Sep 21, 2018 5:17 am

The card is probably the cause of your problem, as it is not on the BM approved list of SD cards for the VA.
See: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/faq/59010
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Re: Video Assist flashing warning

PostSat Sep 22, 2018 5:30 pm

With SD cards there's always the SD card slot... a bottleneck ? on a MAC you can run the speed utility, Hardware will run a test before actual use ?
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