Intensity Shuttle is now available with incredibly fast Thunderbolt™ technology. Capture and playback the highest quality SD and HD video in full 10-bit quality, with HDMI, analog component, composite and S-Video connections. Intensity Shuttle’s innovative design is compact and portable, plus you can plug inline with your cables because input connections are on one side, and output connections on the other! Intensity Shuttle is powered over the Thunderbolt™ cable so you don’t need cumbersome power supplies. Intensity Shuttle uses the same high quality electronics as Blackmagic Design's high end capture and playback solutions.
Incredible quality HDMI capture and playback!
Intensity lets you capture and playback in the most incredible quality HDMI and component analog video in both SD and HD. Smash the quality barrier for your video work because Intensity is not only the highest quality, but also affordable! Intensity features all the video connections you need to connect to video cameras, set-top boxes, game consoles, large screen TVs and projectors. Intensity is available in a choice of models featuring PCI Express, USB 3.0 or lightning fast Thunderbolt™ technology!
Highest Quality Video
Most consumer video cameras compress HD video to fit longer recordings on to tape and discs. For video editing compressed media needs to be decoded to play back each frame of video and this puts additional strain on your computer's CPU and limits real time editing effects. Capturing directly with Intensity bypasses camera compression by recording directly from the camera's image sensor, so a low cost consumer camera can be used to capture full HD resolution video in broadcast quality!
PCI Express, USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt™It’s easy to add the amazing quality of Intensity to your laptop, desktop or computer workstation! Intensity is available in different models that connect to computers with the fastest PCIe, USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt™ technology. Intensity uses the latest USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt™ technology with the fastest data transfer speeds. Now you can capture the highest uncompressed 1080HD video with portable devices that are powered from the computer connection! That's truly portable!
True HDMI Digital Connections
Intensity features the highest quality HDMI input and output connections. HDMI is the worldwide standard for connecting digital consumer video equipment like cameras, set-top boxes and disk recorders. Intensity's HDMI output is perfect for monitoring full HD, HDV and even DV editing projects on the latest big screen TVs and HD video projectors! HDMI includes your audio, so you can connect to your TV with a single cable!
Highest Quality Analog Connections
Intensity Shuttle has built-in HDMI and analog video and audio connections, with all inputs on one side and all outputs on the other. The analog connections for Intensity Pro and Intensity Extreme are provided with a breakout cable that is included with each model.
Uncompressed or Compressed Video
HDV and DV use heavy compression. This increases the load on your computer's CPU as editing software decodes the video just to display each frame. Working with uncompressed video leaves the CPU free for real time effects and your system will feel snappy and fast to use. As uncompressed HD requires a fast disk array, Intensity also works with compressed video that's higher quality than HDV. You can also use popular editing software codecs like Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD.
Professional Video Standards
Intensity offers the flexibility of working with compressed and uncompressed video in standard definition PAL/NTSC up to full 1080HD video. Now it’s possible to capture live game play, archive family movies and create amazing videos in full broadcast quality video! Blackmagic Design’s Media Express software is included for a complete capture and playback solution without the need for any additional software.
Blackmagic Media Express Included!
Blackmagic Media Express is free software that comes with every Intensity model. Media Express lets you batch capture and playback in uncompressed YUV and RGB QuickTime, AVI and DPX, or compressed ProRes, DVCPRO and MJPEG files. You can create your own playlist, organize clip bins and add additional metadata. Media Express is perfect for software applications that don't support direct capture and playback with tape decks from within the software itself. Media Express supports XML and CMX EDL import and export, plus frame accurate deck control via RS-422. Media Express is a complete solution for capture and playback!
Use the software you love!
Intensity works with the software you love to use! Use DirectShow™ and QuickTime™ software, or the World's most popular editing software such as Media Composer 6™, Final Cut Pro™ and Premiere Pro™. You also get Photoshop™ plug-ins to grab and output frames, plus real time preview in After Effects™ and Nuke™. No other cards support more software on Windows, Mac OS X or Linux, so you have the freedom to work with your favorite tools!
Blackmagic Utilities Included!
Intensity also includes Blackmagic LiveKey and Blackmagic Disk Speed Test™. LiveKey lets you insert logos and other graphics in real time using SDI outputs. Disk Speed Test checks your disk array and gives you an easy to understand speed test with the results in video frames per second!
Disk Speed Test
Configuring a high speed disk array for high speed uncompressed high definition video is getting easier. Even SATA disks can be connected together for low cost arrays with amazing speed and capacity. Use Disk Speed Test (included free) to get a great real world indication of your disk array performance. Reported in a simple frames per second count, Disk Speed Test uses long sustained block transfers just like capturing and playing video, so it's more accurate than generic disk test utilities.
Blackmagic Software Codec
Sometimes you might not have a Intensity card installed, so with the Blackmagic Software Codec you can still access 10 bit uncompressed files, even with 16 bit rendering. It's only takes a minute to download and get full media file access even without Intensity hardware installed. You can read and render files on as many systems as you like. Even pass our codec to your clients and freelancers so they can move files to portable disks and work offline too! The Blackmagic Software Codec even reads and renders other uncompressed files on both Mac OS X™ and Window™ for QuickTime™ and AVI for Windows™.
|Analog Video Input||Independent connections for component and composite and s-video.|
|Analog Video Output||Independent connections for component and composite and s-video.|
|HDMI Video Input||1 x HDMI type A connector|
|HDMI Video Output||1 x HDMI type A connector|
|Analog Audio Input||2 Channel RCA HiFi audio in 24 bit.|
|Analog Audio Output||2 Channel RCA HiFi audio in 24 bit.|
|HDMI Audio Input||8 Channels.|
|HDMI Audio Output||8 Channels.|
|SPDIF Audio Output||None|
|Dual Rate support||HDMI and Analog Component switches between high definition and standard definition.|
|Device Control||None. FireWire may be used for controlling some cameras.|
|Supported HDMI Formats||525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD and 1080HD switchable.|
|SD Format Support||625i/50, 625p PAL and 525i/59.94, 525p NTSC, 480p.|
|HD Format Support||1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60.|
|HDMI Color Precision||4:2:2|
|HDMI Video Sampling||4:2:2|
|HDMI Audio Sampling||Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.|
|HDMI Color Space||YUV 4:2:2|
|Copy Protection||HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.|
|Colorspace Conversion||Hardware based real time.|
|HD Down Conversion||Software based down conversion during video playback.|
|HD Up Conversion||Real time standard definition to 1080HD and 720HD during video capture.|
|Real Time Effects||Apple Final Cut Pro™ internal effects. Adobe® Premiere Pro® Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer 6™ internal effects.|
|Software Included||Media Express, Disk Speed Test, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver.|
|Internal Software Upgrade||Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start, or via updater software.|
|Physical Installation||Requires Macintosh computer with Thunderbolt™ running Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or later, and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.|
|Operating System Compatibility||Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or later, and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later.|
|Product Warranty||12 Months Limited Warranty.|