By technical editor Matt Allard:
Blackmagic Design have anoounced the new Intensity Pro 4K for capturing video straight to your computer. The output of your camera can be captured in real time with or without compression and then used with popular Mac and Windows video software. Files can be saved in professional compressed formats, like ProRes and DNxHD, or as fully uncompressed 10-bit video. Intensity Pro 4K has all the same features as the original Intensity Pro capture card but now you also get Ultra HD and 1080p60 high frame rate support.
The Intensity Pro 4K is built using broadcast quality video components. 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.
The Intensity Pro 4K is great for video editors that need a realtime preview on a big screen TV, people doing live streaming presentations, or for those trying to save family videos from old VHS tapes.
Customers can capture NTSC, PAL, 720HD, 1080HD and Ultra HD.
If your filming on a set or in a studio you could use the Intensity Pro 4K coupled with a computer to capture your cameras output in realtime without the need for an external recorder. It certainly is a budget solution if your in a controlled environment and want to record UHD vision from a camera such as a Sony a7S and don’t wan’t to go to the expense of buying a Atomos Shogun or Odyssey 7Q+.
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. For $199 US it is exceptional value for money given its versatility and performance.
SD Format Support
625i/50 PAL and 525i/59.94 NTSC, 480p
HD Format Support
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60.
Ultra HD Format Support
2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97 and 2160p30.
HDMI Video Sampling
RGB 4:4:4 in HD and YUV 4:2:2 in Ultra HD.
HDMI Audio Sampling
Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24-bit.
REC 601, REC 709.
HDMI Color Precision
HDMI 1.4b supports Deep Color and automatically configures to connected display.
HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.