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Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle

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Product Highlights
  • 10-bit HD/SD Capture/Playback
  • USB 3.0 Support
  • 10-bit HDMI Video Direct Capture
  • Separate Sides for Inputs & Outputs
  • Support for Multiple Video Standards
  • No Compression Required
  • No Separate Power Source Required
  • Compatible with Multiple Applications

The Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle is a 10-bit HD/SD video capture/playback device that supports USB 3.0, and allows you to capture 10-bit HDMI or analog video directly from a camera onto your computer for professional editing or mere playback. With a neat, compact design, the Intensity Shuttle is very portable and easy to set up. As the input and output connections are on different sides, you can simply plug the unit in line with your existing cable setup.

Supporting HDTV 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, the Intensity Shuttle allows easy and instant switching between HD and SD video standards. Additionally, using the USB 3.0 interface eliminates the need to compress visual data and thus saves on CPU processing power; this allows your CPU to solely focus on HD real-time effects. The video capture/playback device draws power from the USB 3.0 connector itself, and eliminates the need for a dedicated power source.

Fully compatible with multiple software image-editing solutions such as Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Fusion, and Nuke, the Intensity Shuttle also supports all Windows USB 3.0 computers.

Note! Not compatible with Dell computers.

Requires Windows 7 and an x58-based motherboard with onboard USB 3.0, or a USB 3.0 PCI Express card and an x58 or P55 series motherboard. Does not support USB 2.0 capture and playback. Not all x58 and USB 3 combinations are compatible. Please see System Requirements under the "Specifications" tab for an approved list of hardware.

10-bit HD/SD capture-playback allows you to capture and playback high-quality 10-bit HDMI data
USB 3.0 support ensures compatibility in the future when USB 3.0 is anticipated to become the main I/O standard
Direct capturing of 10-bit HDMI video allows speeds up editing and playback
Compact, lightweight design ensures that set up and installation are easy
Separate sides for inputs and outputs allow inline connectivity with existing cables
Support for multiple video standards ensures adaptability in varying types of setups
No compression required as the USB 3.0 interface is capable of handling HD video, thereby saving on CPU processing power
No separate power source required as the device draws power from the USB 3.0 connector itself
Compatible with multiple software image-editing solutions such as Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Fusion, and Nuke
Connections
  • Digital Video Input: 1 x HDMI input. For legal reasons HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources
  • Digital Video Output: 1 x HDMI output
  • Supported HDMI formats: 525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD and 1080HD switchable
  • HDMI Audio Input: 8 Channels
  • HDMI Audio Output: 8 Channels
  • Analog Video Input: Component, NTSC, PAL or S-Video
  • Analog Video Output: Component, NTSC, PAL or S-Video
  • Analog Audio Input: 2 Channel RCA HiFi audio in 24 bit
  • Analog Audio Output: 2 Channel RCA HiFi audio in 24 bit
  • SPDIF Audio Output: None
  • Dual Rate support: HDMI and Analog Component switches between high definition and standard definition
  • Sync Input: None
  • Device Control: None. FireWire may be used for controlling some cameras
  • Computer Interface: USB 3.0
  • Standards
  • SD Format Support: 625i/50, 625p PAL and 525i/59.94, 525p NTSC, 480p
  • HD Format Support: 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60,1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
  • HDMI Video Sampling: 4:2:2
  • HDMI Color Precision: 4:2:2
  • HDMI Color Space: YUV 4:2:2
  • HDMI Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
  • Processing
  • Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time
  • Real time effects: Adobe Premiere Pro internal effects in DV, MJPEG and uncompressed edit formats
  • Firmware
  • Firmware Upgrade: Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start, or via updater software
  • System Requirements Requires Windows 7 and an x58-based motherboard with onboard USB 3.0, or a USB 3.0 PCI Express card and an x58 or P55 series motherboard. Does not support USB 2.0 capture and playback.

    Not all x58 and USB 3 combinations are compatible. One small variable on an x58 can prevent compatibility. Blackmagic therefore recommends the following hardware as guaranteed to work --

    Certified PC workstations:
    Hewlett Packard Z400
    Hewlett Packard Z800

    Certified combinations:
    Gigabyte X58A-UD5 motherboard with Intel Core i7 processor and GeForce GTX 285 graphics card (driver version 260.99)
    Asus Crosshair IV formula motherboard with AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.21 GHz processor and ATI Radeon HD 5800 series graphics card (2D driver version 8.01.01.1105)

    Certified notebook computers:
    MSI GE620

    Recommended motherboards:
    Asus P6X58D-Premium
    Asus P6X58D-E
    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7
    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5
    Gigabyte G1.Sniper (rev. 1.0)
    Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Blackmagic DesignIntensity Shuttle
     
    3.2

    (based on 71 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (17)

    60%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (42)
    • Professional quality (32)
    • Lightweight (31)
    • Easy to use (24)
    • Highly compatible (13)

    Cons

    • Limited compatibility (34)
    • Lacks functionality (13)
    • Poor performance (10)
    • Poor design (6)
    • Pricey / poor value (5)

    Best Uses

    • In the studio (20)
    • Complex projects (18)
    • Independent films (16)
    • Home movies (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (30), Enthusiast (15), Professional artist (13), Film student (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (63)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good quality, but flaky

    For capturing HD video, primarily from game consoles. The Image capture is pretty solid. The quality of the image capture is VERY high. Using HDMI-HDMI takes a bit of space up on your...Read complete review

    For capturing HD video, primarily from game consoles. The Image capture is pretty solid. The quality of the image capture is VERY high. Using HDMI-HDMI takes a bit of space up on your desk as the plugs stick out 2 inches on either side...and the orientation of the plugs don't allow for the 90 degree adapters.

    Unfortunately, there is no passive passthrough of the video/audio signals. This device is powered by the USB port. So if you want to hook this up inline with your console(s), you'll either need to have capture software running or you need to unhook and re-hook every time you want to use the system or use the console without your pc running.

    The drivers for this device are finicky. To say the least. You need very specific USB 3 drivers. So the install was a bit of a pain, but I finally got it sorted out.

    The included software is decent, although not great. It has failed at the end of a capture about 5 times (creating a corrupted and useless clip) since I started using the product. (I've made a total of 30-40 captures) Capturing inside PP 5.0 seems a bit more stable, but it eats up more system resource to keep PP running.

    Overall I would recommend this product for anyone looking to get high quality HD captures from their devices. (not HDCP though) If Blackmagic would change the design to make better use of the desktop space (maybe upright?) and power the device for full-time signal passthrough, it would be 5/5 stars!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Does not work on high-end computer

    BlackMagic states you need at least an X59 motherboard for this device, with USB3. I have an X79 ASrock motherboard, 32GB RAB, the CPU is i7-3960x. The motherboard comes with 2...Read complete review

    BlackMagic states you need at least an X59 motherboard for this device, with USB3. I have an X79 ASrock motherboard, 32GB RAB, the CPU is i7-3960x. The motherboard comes with 2 built in USB3 ports. All at the very high end of the workstations spectrum.

    After 2 days of trying everything, I can definitely say stay away from this device. It is either the most finicky piece of garbage I have ever seen, or its simply defective. Either way, BlackMagic lost a client.

    By the way, going to their website, you can read articles about what type of motherboard and USB3 you have and how it can affect you being able to work with their device. Really? Seriously? You think people need to care about whether they have a NEC based USB3 or a Texas Instruments one?

    The whole point of being an external USB device is that people dont need to worry about anything except having that USB port.

    Go back into your lab and dont come out until you realize your device needs to fit 100% of USB3 owners.

    If I could give this zero stars I would, but the minimum is one.

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    1.0

    Blackmagic's Intensity Shuttle 3.0

    By BARN/CANN

    from CO

    About Me Business Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Lacks Functionality
      • Limited Compatibility
      • Poor Performance
      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

        Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

        Not happy with this unit at all.

        Conflicting issues between BM Intensity Shuttle 3.o and my Sony Vaio i7 laptop

        Audio compability issues...

        WAY OVERPRICED IF IT DOESN'T WORK - DON'T BUY IT!

        WISH I COULD RETURN THIS

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        1.0

        Same problems as firewire

        By Usually Chipper A/V Guy

        from Roanoke, Va

        About Me Av Systems Designer, Business Owner

        Pros

        • Uhh

        Cons

        • Lacks Functionality
        • Limited Compatibility
        • Poor Design
        • Poor Performance
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • It Cannot Be Used By Me

        Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

        This device is only compatible with one usb 3.0 chipset, NEC Renesas. This reminds me of fire-wire devices needing a TI chipset. So far as technology goes this is heading in the wrong direction. I'm sure if you have Renesas or thunderbolt you'll be fine. If your the other 50 to 60% of the population it probably wont work.

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        5.0

        works great

        By Function V

        from Suffolk, VA

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Limited Compatibility

        Best Uses

        • Streaming

        Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

        Simple to use. Just make sure you're PC matches the specs. Perfect for HD streaming from a laptop. Just streamed a wedding with it without any hitches.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good little Product

        By Gossy

        from Mandeville Jamaica

        About Me Media Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Rca Over Bnc Ports

        Best Uses

        • In The Studio

        Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

        I like this product. This product worked straight out of the box with our Dell xps laptop. We use it with our dell xps laptop mainly to stream events, and it works all the time.

        To be honest, the device feels flimsy, so you have to treat it with care. Again I wish it was BNC instead of rca, but for the price, its ok, it works.

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        4.0

        Great, but very complicated, tool

        By Keaton

        from Norman, OK

        About Me Editor, Journalist, Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • High Quality Inputoutput
        • Lightweight
        • Price Very Reasonable
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Interface Clunky

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Ingesting Hi-q Video

        Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

        I work in TV news and have used some very complex, complicated equipment. This falls in that category.

        That said, it's a great tool to have and works very nicely. I have only Dell computers and it worked with both.

        Cons: Interface is clunky, must go to control panel to manually select inputs, then back to software
        -If settings are not 100% on, it will fail

        Once I figured out how to use it, I was very happy. I wish it had more options for compressed video, but good for high quality ingest across multiple inputs.

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        1.0

        Can Tell That it's Still in Beta with Ma

        By A.m. Davies

        from New York, NY

        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Lacks Functionality
        • Limited Compatibility
        • Poor Performance

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects

        Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

        I would like to use the product to live stream with my Mac Book Pro OS X 10.8.5, which it is designed to work with. However, it just is not working. Not sure why, could be the wire, could be the device itself. The software sees the device, but there is no picture, just black.

        Other Black Magic devices work great! Just not this one for me so far...

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        1.0

        Don't buy it!

        By georgeatechie

        from Pleasant Hill, CA

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Limited Compatibility

          Best Uses

            Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

            I called the manufacturer and the representative said he doesn't know why they keep selling it. It only works for a VERY few folks. The Renesas USB chipset is a must!

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            4.0

            works great

            By Siggy

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects

            Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

            seems built very well. does the job. i would recommend to others.

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            • No

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            2.0

            Interesting box

            By morob

            from Charlottesville, VA

            About Me Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

            • Limited Compatibility

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies

            Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

            It does exactly what it says it does...if you have the necessary hardware, 64 bit windows, and the correct drivers. Check the FAQs on Black Magics page before purchasing.

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            1.0

            Could Never Get It To Work

            By Canon-Dale

            from Boise, ID

            About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Limited Compatibility
              • Poor Performance

              Best Uses

                Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

                I have a Sony VAIO VPCF13UFX Laptop. It HAS the "required" Renesas USB 3.0 Controller. I updated it with every driver and firmware I could find - even to the point of temporarily rendering the controller inoperable (fortunately, I WAS able to get it working again, WHEW!).

                Installed and uninstalled the Blackmagic software, drivers, firmware in every conceivable sequence and wasted two days trying to make it work.

                It never did.

                Prayed to God. Rubbed a rabbit's foot. No dice.

                I'd venture to guess about 1 out of 10 buyers gets the thing to actually work. I don't know why Blackmagic continues to sell such an obvious dud.

                So... the lesson learned is: If you don't have the EXACT motherboard and other hardware that Blackmagic recommends or aren't willing to spend the time and money to build such a system, don't waste your money on the Shuttle. It more than likely won't work with your system.

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                1.0

                Does not work with Windows 8

                By Bruce

                from Houston,TX

                About Me Business Owner

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Limited Compatibility

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

                    Blackmagic Tech Support provided he following information about compatibility:Intensity Shuttle works with Win 7 64 bit only, X58 or Z77 family of mother boards and most importantly the NEC/Renesas USB 3.0 Host Controller.

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                    5.0

                    Nice

                    By lfluevano

                    from mexico

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

                        Useful

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                        3.0

                        Sleek Design, Compatibility Issues

                        By Mike Z

                        from Los Angeles

                        About Me Business Owner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Lightweight
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                        • Limited Compatibility

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Home Movies
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

                        fantastic desgin, small and compact but powerful. However, there are compatibility issues that need to be shored up with this device and the support from black magic seems to be lacking

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                        3.0

                        Requires Specific USB chip

                        By roguespierre

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                        • Limited Compatibility

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

                          I bought this to connect my camcorder to my notebook. The product requires a very specific USB 3.0 chipset NEC Renesas chipset so if you don't have that you're out of luck unless your using a PC you can buy an adapter. Problem is finding a notebook with that chipset. It would be nice if Blackmagic or the Renesas folks would post a listing of that.

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                          2.0

                          Very limited use

                          By Sam

                          from Chicago, IL

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Lacks Functionality
                          • Limited Compatibility

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

                            This product does not work with Dell of Mac products. This is the case even if you have a Mac or Dell with a USB 3.0 port. If you have Windows installed on your Mac, it still will not work.

                            This is the kind of product that punishes you for not reading the fine print.

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                            4.0

                            Works on Dell XPS 27 All in One

                            By Terry

                            from Metairie, LA

                            About Me Hobbyist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies

                              Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

                              Others have said it does not work on Dell computers most of the time. I found it works well on the Dell XPS 27 inch All in One. I am using it to transfer video from Sony and Canon HD CCD chip camcorders to the computer. The results are superior to just transfering from firewire to a computer. A few dropped frames from time to time but it is easy to re-record. Can get full 1920x1080.

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                              2.0

                              Be careful with USB 3.0

                              By Jared-RCAG

                              from Kansas City, MO

                              About Me Business Owner

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Lacks Functionality
                              • Limited Compatibility

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

                                I recently bought this device to capture video into my laptop from a cable box. Here is how it was setup: Out of the cable box with an HDMI cable, then I converted the signal to analog component cables to sidestep the HDCP encryption, then into the Intensity Shuffle, then into my laptop (Dell Vostro3460). The setup worked well except that the Intensity shuffle was not completely compatible with my USB 3.0 port. I called and spoke to Black Magic and they were very clear that they have only had success testing with the USB 3.0 host controller NEC Renesas. They also said that there are not many laptops on the market that have this particular USB 3.0 chip. Be careful that you have a compatible 3.0 chip in your device.

                                I did have intermittent success with the Intensity Shuffle but it was unreliable and I needed it to be full-proof. Just as a note, I have a Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller on my laptop.

                                Also, this device doesn't have an option to compress the video files. The uncompressed files are about 3.5 GB per minute.

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                                4.0

                                Blackmagic for PC users

                                By Don

                                from North Carolina

                                About Me Hobbyist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Lightweight
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Complex Projects

                                  Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

                                  Using this for Ustream broadcasting. It was advertised by them as a good alternative to connect HD Vidoe to the product they produce. It does everything I need and more. Glad something is made that doesn't require a Mac.

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                                  3.0

                                  Note: No Win 8 Drivers

                                  By Joly

                                  from NYC

                                  About Me Webcaster

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                  • Limited Compatibility

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Hd Streaming

                                  Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

                                  I bought this in conjuction with a MSI GT70 laptop with the intention of using the pair for streaming. Win 8 was the only option on the laptop.
                                  I asked extensively at B&H if they would be compatible. All I could get was that the Shuttle should work with any USB3.0 as long as it "wasn't Dell". When I got it home it didn't work. I looked for Win8 drivers and there were none. I called Black Magic and was told that there was no ETA on their release. With some difficulty I removed Win8 and installed Win7, which had to be purchased. Shuttle now works fine.

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                                  1.0

                                  Did not work for me.

                                  By Bjave!

                                  from Akron Ohio

                                  About Me Gameshow Producer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Price

                                  Cons

                                  • Did Not Get It To Work

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle:

                                    I run a poker gameshow called Chase The Bracelet and was hoping to use our HV20 cameras for our broadcast cameras through the HDMI out- bought 4 of them and I did not get the first one to work, had to send the rest back- really bummed that I have to go back to less than what I want webcams... These would be awesome if they worked as advertised. You have to have USB 3.0 and the NEC chip set that has a current firmware update which I do and I still did not get it to work.

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