Blackmagic releases Ultra HD version of Intensity Pro

Written by Andy Stout

Thinking about a 4K monitor? Blackmagic Design has upped the spec of its broadcast standard consumer video capture and playback PCIe card to encompass Ultra HD up to 2160p30 via HDMI.

Coming in at a mere $199, the Intensity Pro 4K is firmly aimed at the consumer end of the market though it also ships with enough grunt and features to interest the pros as well. As well as HDMI connectors it features analogue YUV, S-Video, and NTSC/PAL connections, meaning that it will work with pretty much anything from old VHS decks and DVD players up to the latest generation Ultra HD kit.

Additions include Deep Color support, higher frame rate 1080p60 capture of HD material, and that headline high resolution Ultra HD capture and playback up to 2160p30 via HDMI. Files can be saved with or without compression and, judging by the skew of the marketing materials on the Blackmagic website that accompany the release, its target markets include everything from video editors wanting a realtime preview on big screen consumer kit, gamers capturing high frame rate walkthroughs, people looking to digitise their old VHS tapes, and even anyone looking to bypass internal camcorder compression and stream uncompressed onto the web.

It also rather handily includes DaVinci Resolve Lite and Media Express software.

Read the full release over the page.

Blackmagic Design announce new Intensity Pro 4K capture card for SD, HD and UltraHD

Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Intensity Pro 4K, a new super fast PCIe card that allows capture and playback of extremely high quality SD, HD and Ultra HD video on Windows, Mac and Linux PCI Express computers. 

Intensity Pro 4K is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$199.

This new Intensity Pro 4K includes all the features of the Intensity Pro model it replaces and now adds deep color support in HDMI, higher frame rate 1080p60 capture and playback and high resolution Ultra HD capture and playback up to 2160p30 via HDMI. This new model now allows customers to connect to an even wider range of video products and in higher quality. 

The new Intensity Pro 4K is the only consumer video capture and playback card that’s built using the same broadcast quality video components that professionals in the film and television industry use. That means customers will always get the highest quality video capture possible. It features both HDMI and analog YUV, composite and S-video connections so it is compatible with the latest Ultra HD televisions and game consoles, as well as older equipment like VHS decks and DVD players. 

Customers can capture NTSC, PAL, 720HD, 1080HD and Ultra HD, the newest broadcast video standard. Regular 1080HD can be captured at up to 60 frames per second. That means gamers can connect their consoles over HDMI and then capture every heart pounding moment of gameplay to create the most amazing, high frame rate walk through videos for posting online.

Intensity Pro 4K also includes DaVinci Resolve Lite for Mac and Windows, giving customers a complete video capture and post production solution in one box. That means customers get the same multi track video editing and advanced color correction system that professional editors and colorists use to make Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster films, television shows and commercials. 

Video can be captured at full 10-bit quality and files can be saved in standard formats such as ProRes (Mac) and more, or as fully uncompressed video, the format used by professional television production studios. Files captured with Intensity Pro 4K can also be used with other popular Mac and Windows applications like Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Vegas Pro, Media Composer, Fusion, After Effects, Flash and many more. 

“The new Intensity Pro 4K is extremely exciting because now customers can capture the world’s highest quality, high frame rate video on their computers,” said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. “Intensity Pro 4K has all of the same great features of the original Intensity Pro capture card but now includes Ultra HD and 1080p60 high frame rate support! That means consumers can now capture amazing looking video with  incredibly sharp images, vivid color, and more clarity and detail than ever before!”


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