Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle - VideoHelp Capture Card
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|Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle||HDMI
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|Description (from the manufacturer site)|
|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.
Highest Quality Analog 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.
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.
Full ResolutionIntensity 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.
DVDs from uncompressed media are much higher quality, and as all media files used on Intensity are QuickTime™ or AVI, you get full compatibility with DVD authoring software. Use DVD Studio Pro™ or even iDVD™ on Mac OS X™ or Encore DVD® on Windows™ for powerful DVD creation.
Live StreamingAlways get a clean uncompressed video source for your streaming files. Uncompressed source video also means you don't waste CPU time de-compressing video on capture, so all the computer's CPU is free for compressing to streaming standards. You get faster rendering of your streaming files and more real time support. Intensity Pro is compatible with all streaming software on Mac OS X™ and Windows™.
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What kind of main capture features it supports
Analog VideoIn = Analog composite or/and SVHS video input
Video Card = If it is a Video Card/Graphic Card
Tv Tuner = Built-In TV-Tuner
Digital TV = Built-In Digital TV-Tuner
DV/Firewire = DV/Firewire/i.Link input
DV Converter = Analog composite or/and SVHS video input and converts to DV video
MPEG1 hardware = Capture directly MPEG1(VCD) video using hardware*
MPEG2 hardware = Capture directly MPEG2(SVCD and DVD) video using hardware*
MJPEG hardware = Capture directly to MJPEG using hardware*
MPEG4 hardware = Capture directly to MPEG4(DivX,Xvid) video using hardware*
* = Most capture cards can capture to this format using software but it usually requires a very fast computer, if it supports realtime capturing it uses the capture cards hardware and it doesn't require a very fast computer and you may get better quality but less options/settings than software capturing.
What Operating System our users have reported that it works on, Win95=Works
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What type of connection the capture device has to the computer, PCI, AGP, USB1/1.1/2, DV or PCMCIA.
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