Intensity Pro features the worlds first HDMI and analogue component, NTSC/PAL and S-Video capture and playback on Windows and Mac OS X computers. That's great for HDTV or standard definition editing using big screen televisions and video projectors. Work in uncompressed video and eliminate HDV and DV compression quality problems, or use disk space friendly compressed video if required.
Beyond the Limits of HDV
Working in HDTV is exciting, however HDV's heavy compression and limited 1440 x 1080 resolution can cause promlems with video quality and editing. Intensity Pro eliminates these problems by using direct capture from the camera image sensor at full 1920 x 1080 HDTV resolution and uncompressed video quality.
Both HDMI and Analogue Connections
Intensity Pro enables you to capture directly from the HD cameras CCD, bypassing the video compression chip for true uncompressed video quality. Featuring both HDMI and analogue video connections means Intensity Pro works with a massive range of cameras, televisions and video projectors.
Multi Camera HD Production Studio
Perform live production with 2 Intensity cards and cameras plugged into you system using the included Blackmagic On-Air software. On-Air auto sync's cameras, handles monitoring and recording, plus is so easy to use it's ideal for education, theatre, corporate training and much more. Only On-Air allows real time mixing between two cameras with a single button press, so anyone can produce professional results fast.
Playback to your Big Screen
If you're editing in DV, HDV, uncompressed or JPEG video, you can use Intensity Pro's video outputs for incredible quality edit monitoring. Use big screen televisions and video projectors for breathtaking cinema style edit monitoring and experience the amazing quality of your work.
Easy Capture and Playback
All Intensity cards include Blackmagic Media Express, an easy to use application for fast capture and playback of media. If you're doing web streaming or DVD authoring and need fast acquisition of video, then Media Express is ideal.
Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac OS X
Use you favourite video software such as Final Cut Pro™, Premiere Pro™, After Effects™, Photoshop™, Combustion™, Fusion™ and many more. With compatibility for most Quicktime™ and DirectShow™ applications on Mac OS X, Windows XP and Windows Vista - Intensity gives you the freedom to move between platforms with ease.
Highest Quality Analogue Connections
The included break-out cable connects Intensity Pro to all types of analog video and audio equipment. This gives you full compatibility with analog component, NTSC, PAL, S-Video and analog audio.
Intensity is an ideal companion for most video editing software. Mac OS X™ compatible software includes Final Cut Pro™, After Effects®, Photoshop®, Shake™, Motion™, iDVD™, DVD Studio Pro™, Cleaner™ and many more. Windows™ compatible software includes Premiere Pro®, After Effects®, Photoshop®, Encore DVD® and many more.
Unlike analog connections, HDMI is the new digital standard appearing in the latest cameras, televisions and video projectors. HDMI is fully digital and has no video compression, so it doesn't suffer from any image degradation. Unlike DV and HDV FireWire based video standards, HDMI allows deeper bit depths and full color resolution, eliminating banding and contouring problems in high quality video. HDMI is found on the latest HD cameras such as the Sony HDR-HC3 or Panasonic HDC-SD1.
Accurate AV Sync
Editing systems based on Final Cut Pro™ or Premiere Pro are built for professionals. Editors demand frame accurate capture for perfect AV sync, and with Intensity you get the benefits of fully digital video and audio direct to disk, for accuracy, and quality!
HDCP Copy Protection
The HDMI standard sometimes includes copy protection encryption (HDCP), such as commonly found on BluRay/DVD players and some brands of set top boxes. When connected to these copy protected sources, the HDMI specification defines that Intensity cards cannot capture, this is not a fault with the Intensity card but a condition of the HDMI specification. Please ensure that the device you wish to capture from does not use HDCP encryption in its HDMI output signal.