Video Assist Rec greyed out

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François Zaïdi

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Video Assist Rec greyed out

PostThu Jan 26, 2017 9:19 am

Hello

My Video assist decided not to record anymore. I updated to the latest firmware. No go. SD cards are recognised fine (sandisk extreme) and can be formatted.
The trigger rec is set to none.
Shoudl I send it back ?
Thank you
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François Zaïdi

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Re: Video Assist Rec greyed out

PostThu Jan 26, 2017 9:26 am

Mmmmh. I got it working using prores codec.

As soon as I switch to DNxHD (mov or mxf) the rec goes grey and I cannot record. Is it a firmware problem ? I use DNxHD mxf s a presferred codec.
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Re: Video Assist Rec greyed out

PostThu Jan 26, 2017 8:28 pm

Perhaps the SanDisk cards you are using are not up to the task. Try a newer, faster card. If you are using the VA 4K, you need the UHS 2 cards recommended by BM.
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François Zaïdi

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Re: Video Assist Rec greyed out

PostSat Jan 28, 2017 2:23 pm

Well I'm using the video assist 5" (HD only).
The SD card sandisk extreme is as good as it gets. Furthermore, the bitrate of dnxhd is the same as prores. So I don't think it has anything to do with the card's bitrate.

Does anyone having a 5" video assist can confirm it woks in DNxHD ?
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François Zaïdi

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Re: Video Assist Rec greyed out

PostWed Oct 11, 2017 9:45 am

Hello

I'm still having some troubles with DNxHD. It seems there is no way to reocrd in DNxHD 45 MXF or MOV.
Will it be adressed in a future firmware ? Does it work for you.

I have the probleme with both the VA 4K and the VA.

Thank you
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Tony Rivera

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Re: Video Assist Rec greyed out

PostThu Oct 12, 2017 3:40 pm

If you are trying to record a source in a frame rate that the codec does not support , you would end up with these results. I'd suggest looking over the DNxHD white paper that is available online to find the list of those supported frame rates.
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