Blackmagic Design introduces Intensity Pro 4K capture card
Blackmagic Design has 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.
This new Intensity Pro 4K includes all the features of the Intensity Pro model it replaces and now adds deep colour support in HDMI, higher frame rate 1080p60 capture and playback, and high resolution Ultra HD capture and playback up to 2160p30 via HDMI.
It features both HDMI and analogue 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.
Intensity Pro 4K is said to be perfect for video editors that need a realtime preview on a big screen TV, hardcore gamers creating high frame rate walk throughs of their latest gameplay, customers delivering live streaming presentations, or even parents trying to save family videos from old VHS tapes.
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. 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.
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!”