Blackmagic Design BINTSSHU Intensity Shuttle
Intensity lets you capture and playback in the most incredible quality of 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! There's two fantastic models of Intensity; Intensity Pro for PCI Express based computers and the new Intensity Shuttle for USB 3.0 computers!
Go beyond the limits of your AVCHD or HDV camera! Simply plug in using HDMI or analog and capture direct from your camera’s CCD! You get incredible quality that completely bypasses the camera’s video compression. Use Intensity for monitoring from your edit software for maximum real time effects! Intensity connects direct to your editing software’s real time effects processing!
True HDMI Digital Connections
Intensity features HDMI-in for connecting to cameras and digital set-top boxes for the highest quality capture. Get higher quality capture from HD cameras by capturing direct and bypassing the HDV compression chip for high quality video captured direct from the image sensor. As edit software can't play back to HDV cameras for monitoring & Intensity is ideal to use for monitoring uncompressed HD or HDV & and even DV edits on the latest big screen televisions and video projectors by connecting to the built-in HDMI out.
- Digital Connections: HDMI in and out, switches between SD and HD video formats with embedded 2 channel HDMI audio in and out
- Analogue Connections: Component, NTSC, PAL and S-Video in and out with 2 channels of unbalanced audio in and out. Component video switches between SD and HD
- HDMI and Component connections switch between high definition and standard definition
- HD format suppport: 1080 lines 59.94i, 50i, 720 lines at 50p and 59.94p. SD format support: NTSC and PAL
- Real time effects supported in Apple Final Cut Pro™ and Adobe Premiere Pro™
- True uncompressed YUV video caputre and playback for high end production quality
- Compressed video capture and playback on supported platforms. Edit in DV, DV50, JPEG, HDV and DVCPRO-100 HD files on Mac OS X. Edit in DV and Blacmagic\'s Online JPEG in Adobe Premiere Pro™
- PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8, 16 lane PCIe slots
- Live production editing with Blackmagic On-Air
- Video Capture and playback with Blackmagic Media Express utility
# Input/Output: HDMI, Component, S-Video
# Ultra fast USB 3.0 connection to the PC
# Includes Media Express Software
Formats such as HDV and DV use video compression for smaller and easier to manage files, however this sacrifices image quality, and in the case of HDV you don\'t even get full resolution 1920 x 1080 HDTV video. That means HDV is not really HD! Uncompressed video capture with perfect quality video is now easy thanks to modern and fast computer hard disks. Uncompressed video won’t suffer from generation loss and always looks amazingly clean and sharp. Uncompressed video also renders faster as you don’t waste CPU time with video compression. Now 100% of your CPU time can be used rendering your effects!
Intensity uses full resolution HDTV, which is a massive 1920 x 1080 pixels for every video frame. HDV only uses 1440 pixels wide due to the limitations of the small cassette tapes used and the FireWire speeds build into the cameras. However the newer cameras being released, such as the Sony HDR-HC3 have built-in HDMI video output which allow access to the raw uncompressed video from the CCD directly. That provides incredible quality. If you\'re capturing off HDV tape, you can still enjoy editing video in full resolution, so your graphics and effects look sharp because only uncompressed video eliminates the horizontal scaling that’s required when rendering HDV footage with graphics and effects.
Uncompressed or Compressed Video
HDV and DV also use heavy compression. With HDV, the compression is time based which loads up the system CPU as the editing software reassembles the video just to display each frame in the video. With Intensity you\'re working in uncompressed, so all CPU time is free for real time effects and the system feels snappy and fast to use. Because uncompressed video in HD requires a fast disk array, to save cost you can also choose compressed video that’s higher quality than HDV. For example you can use DV 100 codec on Mac OS X™ which is 4 times better quality than HDV, or on Windows™ you can choose our new full resolution JPEG codec.
Higher Color Resolution
HDMI doesn\'t use compression so you can record video without video compression, or choose a better compression more compatible with the work you\'re doing. HDV and DV are limited to 4:1:1 color sampling, so you only get 1-red and 1-blue video pixel for every 4 pixels in your image. This blurs color and causes serious color bleed on deep colors and destroys the crispness of your images. HDMI uses 4:2:2 video which has twice the color resolution, so your video won’t suffer soft and smeared color.