I think this makes for a nice monitor, but as an EVF, I'm not too impressed. I think Zacuto nailed it with the Gratical — though eventually maybe they'll make it more compact.
Why on earth would they put the audio controls hidden by the monitor when you give it an EVF??? Might as well not have XLR for anything other than reference track if you can't adjust levels while shooting handheld.
If only it could record 4k from the Fs700... instead of that obnoxiously sized Odyssey7.
I almost never use my Atomos Samurai Blade anymore with my Fs700 because it's just a bit too clunky. Hands down, Blackmagic Video Assist looks ideal. Think they nailed it.
Blackmagic Video Assist looks like the perfect sized. I'm going to sell my Atomos Samurai Blade ASAP.
I'd be curious to check this thing out — I was already interested when it was just a monitor. But the Zacuto Gratical is an amazing piece of work that I expect to last years. This one doesn't look that weather-sealed, compared to the Gratical (which I shot with in a heavy snow storm for several hours in single-digit weather). I'm curious how the field of view of this compares — the Gratical is perfectly sized and it's something I predict others will emulate.
I'm curious to see what the price range will be for this — had it been announced and/or released several months ago, it might have made me second guess the Gratical.