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Blackmagic Video Assist How To Disalbe Zebra

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:07 am
by ovideo
Hello
as title, i'd like to disable the zebra view on the video assist.
Someone could help me?

Re: Blackmagic Video Assist How To Disalbe Zebra

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:07 pm
by Brad Hurley
I have the 5" Video Assist not the 4K; you don't say which one you have, but here's how it works on the 5-inch:

In the top left of your screen you will see the word "Format." Just to the left of that is a little rectangle. Tap on that rectangle to open up the controls for zebra, focus assist, guides, grid, and false colour.

If that doesn't get rid of the zebras, your camera is not feeding clean video via HDMI and you will have to adjust your camera's settings instead.

Re: Blackmagic Video Assist How To Disalbe Zebra

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:49 pm
by Sam Cole
Similar question - is there anyway to use either 5" or 7" video assist with NO overlays?
I want to use them as a viewfinder/recorder with a Micro Studio Camera and the overlays make it impossible to see the camera's menus.

Re: Blackmagic Video Assist How To Disalbe Zebra

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:30 am
by Brad Hurley
Sam Cole wrote:Similar question - is there anyway to use either 5" or 7" video assist with NO overlays?
I want to use them as a viewfinder/recorder with a Micro Studio Camera and the overlays make it impossible to see the camera's menus.


Yes, just swipe up from the bottom (or down from the top) to hide all overlays.

Re: Blackmagic Video Assist How To Disalbe Zebra

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:38 am
by Sam Cole
Brad Hurley wrote:"Yes, just swipe up from the bottom (or down from the top) to hide all overlays."


I don't know what version you are running but your suggestion does not work for either my 5" or 7" Video Assist. I still have overlays all across the top and all across the bottom.

Re: Blackmagic Video Assist How To Disalbe Zebra

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:02 am
by Xtreemtec
Are you sure the overlays are from the VA and not from the camera :P

Re: Blackmagic Video Assist How To Disalbe Zebra

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:53 pm
by Brad Hurley
Sam Cole wrote:
Brad Hurley wrote:"Yes, just swipe up from the bottom (or down from the top) to hide all overlays."


I don't know what version you are running but your suggestion does not work for either my 5" or 7" Video Assist. I still have overlays all across the top and all across the bottom.


It is possible those are coming from the camera (you'll have fun fiddling with the Micro Camera's wee buttons to turn it off), but if not, try this: again press on that little rectangle in the top left corner, and then tap on Guides, turn off the guides, and then tap on Grid and turn off the grid. Now try swiping up from the bottom: you should get a totally blank screen. If you don't, your camera is sending those overlays, which you can change in the camera settings.