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Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro 4K

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Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro 4K
Key Features
  • Capture & Playback in Ultra HD at 30 fps
  • Capture 1080p at 60 fps
  • 4-Lane PCIe Card for 4, 8, 16 Lane Slots
  • HDMI 1.4b Standard
Capture and play back in up to Ultra HD resolution with Blackmagic's Intensity Pro 4K I/O Card. Intensity Pro 4K offers all the same features of the original Intensity Pro but additionally supports Ultra HD 2160p at 30 fps and Full HD 1080p at 60 fps.
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Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro Overview

Capture and play back in up to Ultra HD resolution with Blackmagic's Intensity Pro 4K I/O Card. Intensity Pro 4K offers all the same features of the original Intensity Pro but additionally supports Ultra HD 2160p at 30 fps and Full HD 1080p at 60 fps.

Ingest HDMI, YUV, S-Video, and NTSC/PAL sources to your Mac, PC, or Linux computer and save them in compressed or uncompressed formats with the included Media Express software, bypassing any unnecessary levels of compression. Pull up real-time previews on high resolution displays for more accurate color grading and client review. Create high frame rate walk-throughs of your gameplay in full 10-bit quality YUV video and deep color. Connect your cameras for video conferencing, presentations, and live streaming of live events, webcasts, seminars, presentations, concerts, and more. A breakout cable is included providing RCA video and audio inputs and outputs as well as SPDIF audio output, allowing you to work with equipment from old VHS decks to HDTV HDMI displays.

Intensity Pro 4K is also directly compatible with all of the most popular editing, design, streaming, audio, and video applications available for Mac and PC. This means you can capture directly to your software in formats such as ProRes, DNxHD, and QuickTime and avoid extra steps and possible extra compression. Work seamlessly with DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X, Media Composer, Premiere Pro, Fusion, After Effects, Photoshop, ProTools, Resolume, Nuendo, Flash Media Live Encoder, ProCaster, and more.

Intensity Pro 4K is a 4-lane PCIe card compatible with 4, 8, and 16 lane PCIe slots. The HDMI video connections are switchable between SD, HD, and Ultra HD, and Component analog video connections are switchable between SD and HD. The HDMI connections feature HDMI standard 1.4b, which supports deep color and automatically configures to connected displays. (HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources, so always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.)

The included Blackmagic Media Express software allows you to effectively capture, organize, and manage all of your media.

Key Features

  • Capture and playback in up to Ultra HD 2160 at 30 fps
  • Capture 1080p content at up to 60 fps, excellent for gameplay walk-throughs and more
  • Capture directly to your compatible NLE or Mac, PC, Linux computer
  • Save in compressed or uncompressed formats with the included Media Express software
  • Output to HDTVs for more accurate color correction and client-reviews
  • Connect your cameras for live streaming, video conferencing, presentations, and more
  • Included analog breakout cable lets you capture from VHS and DVD players
  • Manage all your media in the included Media Express software

Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro Specs

Host ConnectionPCIe x4 (PCIe 4.0)
Input
Video Input Connectors1 x HDMI (HDMI 1.4b) Female
Input Video FormatHDMI (8/10-Bit 4:4:4/4:2:2/4:2:0 RGB, YUV)
720p: 50/59.94/60 fps
1080p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps
1080i: 50/59.94/60 fps
UHD 4K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
SDI
PAL: 50 fps
NTSC: 59.94 fps
Input Audio FormatAnalog: 48 kHz / 24-Bit
Output
Video Output Connectors1 x HDMI (HDMI 1.4b) Female
Output Video FormatHDMI (8/10-Bit 4:4:4/4:2:2/4:2:0 RGB, YUV)
720p: 50/59.94/60 fps
1080p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080i: 50/59.94/60 fps
UHD 4K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
SDI
PAL (768 x 576): 50 fps
NTSC: 59.94 fps
Output Audio FormatAnalog: 48 kHz / 24-Bit
Hardware
OS CompatibilityWindows 8.1
Windows 10
macOS 10.14 or Later
Linux
Power ConsumptionDevice: 17 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
General
CertificationsC-Tick, CE, FCC, as per Manufacturer
Dimensions3.42" / 86.87 mm
Weight0.22 lb / 0.1 kg
Warranty LengthLimited 12-Month Warranty
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.6 x 5.45 x 2.15"

Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro Reviews

Great for a reference monitor.

By Harold
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-23

I have it installed in the 7th slot of a 2019 Mac Pro.

It's a great card and it works with some work

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-11

Very good capture card and works well once you get the software. BMD Instructions and website need some getting used to. Not very intuitive, you need to scroll down a list of general downloads that may apply to many different products. Download the software package, it includes the driver and other utilities. I also own Magewell cards.

Great option for a good webcam

By Anthony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-15

Very nice product. Hook your DSLR camera to your computer for a webcam or rip old VHS tapes to digital.

Worth it

By Cameron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-14

Have been using this card with Premiere and Zoom, works perfectly every time. I really appreciate gear that gets out of your way and this card is that!

Works great! Excellent quality.

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-23

Reading the other reviews it seems many have issues getting this to work. I had ZERO issues... Go to the blackmagic website and get the latest version of the software and install it. power off, install card, power on... Done. Run the configuration app to change your settings to match your input/output sources and then launch the DesktopVideo app to start capturing. I used this to capture some old VHS footage without a timebase corrector, so as I expected, really unstable footage was not able to be captured but it was a small percentage. Keep this in mind if you are looking to capture old VHS/8mm. As other reviews stated, the file sizes are huge when capturing, but with contemporary large drives this is not really an issue. Once you compress down the files, a 40GB Vhs capture can be H264 compressed down to about a 700MB Mp4. I also edit with Premiere Pro and use the HDMI out to a standard LED TV to preview what my output will look like on standard display. Quality is good and had no issues. Overall I think the Intensity Pro 4K performs as advertised. Simple install, Ease of use and great quality captures makes this a great purchase.

Good for HD, but ...

By Donald
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-14

Levels are off for Standard Definition video capture, especially component levels. (See the vector scope image of SMPTE color bars.) On the other hand HDMI and HD capture work as expected. I would NOT recommend this Pro 4K card for capture of SD sources. The older Intensity Pro was better. Two stars only because the HDMI and HD work.

Not great but not terrible either

By Aaron
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-12

I had high hopes about this card as a way to capture better quality video than my Lumix DC-S1 can capture internally. The problem I am faced with is that it only really allows you to capture uncompressed Quicktime/AVI or motion jpeg. If you are using this card, just to stream or maybe you have a macpro it will be easier/ possible to get prores capture going and have high quality, ready to edit files, without filling up your hard drive in minutes (not hours). The software end is certainly lacking and capturing uncompressed video is a bit pricey for me so I doubt this will end up being worth it. I would just prefer a better codec like ProRes or DNxHD in their app. Maybe licensing fees kept them from making the app fully useful. So I don't hate this device, it just has turned out to be a frustrating and not very useful tool so far. The bottom line is I would not have ordered this if I had realized the tether app for the Lumix, work fine and their app is not very useful, even with Resolve it is almost impossible to get good results. If Blackmagic Design can improve the software to offer ProRes and DNxHD capture with their app (on windows, mac and Linux), I would give this 5 stars. Not sure if it is worth returning but I wouldn't have bought it if I realized how challenging it would be to get basic performance from this card. Hopefully I will at least be able to use it for streaming or Art installations.

Awesome card !

By Sylvain
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-31

This is simply magic !

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