Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro HDMI and Analog Editing Card - PCI Express

Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro HDMI and Analog Editing Card - PCI Express

Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro HDMI and Analog Editing Card - PCI Express

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  • Digital & Analog Editing
  • NTSC & PAL
  • Audio Support
  • Windows 7 and up & Mac

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Blackmagic Design BINTSPRO overview

  • 1Description

The Intensity Pro HDMI and Analog Editing Card from Blackmagic is an excellent choice for your digital and analog capture needs. The card fully supports NTSC, PAL and HD video via HDMI and component connections. It supports two channels of embedded, RCA or S/PDIF audio at television-standard sampling rates. The Intensity Pro supports 4:2:2 color sampling for superior chromakey performance. The card can work with both Windows and Macintosh computers, making it an excellent choice for your editing needs regardless of your operating platform.

High Definition or Standard Definition
The Intensity Pro allows you to work with HD footage while still retaining compatibility with SD video. It supports both NTSC and PAL video standards.
Digital HDMI and Analog Support
The capture card features support for 4:2:2 digital HDMI video. The HDMI connection also allows you to capture and output stereo audio at television-standard 24-bit/48 kHz quality. Analog video via component is also supported.
Windows 7 or Mac OS X Compatible
The Intensity is fully compatible with systems running Mac OS X and Windows 7 and up. This lets you leverage the card's features regardless of the operating platform on which you edit.
Down Conversion and Real Time Effects
The capture card allows you to downconvert your HD footage for mastering to SD at broadcast quality.
In the Box
Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro HDMI and Analog Editing Card - PCI Express
  • Breakout Cable for Intensity Pro
  • Software CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Blackmagic Design BINTSPRO specs

    Type HDMI and Analog Capture Card
    Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Apple Mac OS X, and Linux
    Video System NTSC/PAL, HD
    Video Formats 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 625i 50 PAL, and 525i59.94 NTSC
    HDMI formats: 525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD, and 1080HD switchable
    Video Sampling HDMI: 4:2:2
    Audio Sampling HDMI: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit
    Color Precision HDMI: 4:2:2
    Color Space HDMI: YUV 4:2:2
    Copy Protection For legal reasons HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content
    Host Connection 1x PCI Express slot, compatible with 1-, 4-, 8-, and 16-lane PCIe slots
    Input and Output Connectors 1x HDMI Input (2-channel audio)
    1x HDMI Output (2-channel audio)
    1x Breakout connection with RCA component and RCA stereo audio (24-bit) input and output, plus stereo S/PDIF output (24-bit)
    Conversion Colorspace conversion: Hardware-based real-time
    HD down conversion: Software-based down conversion during video playback HD up conversion: Real-time standard definition to 1080HD and 720HD during video capture
    Hardware Real-Time Effects Avid Media Composer 6 internal effects in DNxHD, XDCAM, and uncompressed
    Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects in DV, DVCPRO HD, ProRes, and uncompressed on Intel Mac OS X
    Adobe Premiere Pro Mercury Playback Engine effects in DV, MJPEG, DVCPRO HD, DSLR, AVCHD, XDCAM, XDCAM HD, and uncompressed
    Included Software Media Express, Disk Speed Test, Blackmagic System Preferences, and Blackmagic driver
    Firmware Upgrade Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start, or via updater software
    Minimum System Requirements Mac:
    Mac OS X 10.6.5, 10.7.x
    2008 Intel Mac Pro (Mac Pro 3,1); 2009 Intel Mac Pro Mac Pro 4,1); 2010 Intel Mac Pro (Mac Pro 5,1)
    4 GB system memory
    High-speed storage with plenty of capacity is required to capture and play back uncompressed digital video. Compressed video formats use less space and can usually be captured and played back with one hard disk

    Windows: Windows 7 64-bit
    Apple QuickTime needs to be installed for some applications to function with a Blackmagic capture card, e.g., Adobe After Effects, Autodesk Combustion
    In general, you should choose a CPU that meets or exceeds the system requirements of the software application you are planning on using
    The following workstations are certified: Hewlett Packard Z400; Hewlett Packard Z600; Hewlett Packard Z800; Hewlett Packard XW9300; Hewlett Packard XW8600
    The following motherboards are recommended: Asus P5E; Asus P5B; Asus P5Q Pro Turbo; Asus P6X58D (Bios later than 12.04.2010); Asus P8P67 PRO (Rev 3.1); Gigabyte EP45-DS3; Gigabyte x48DQ6; Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 (rev. 1.0); Intel D975XBX; XFX 790i Ultra

    Linux: Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 5.3 x 2.2"

    Blackmagic Design BINTSPRO reviews

    Intensity Pro HDMI and Analog Editing Card - PCI Express is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 244.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised! This product does exactly what its description says it does - captures standard definition and high definition via various analog connections and HDMI connections and outputs audio and video back out via similar connections. If you need an inexpensive way to jump into working with a wide variety of source types, this may be a great way to go. I have my Intensity Pro card installed in a Mac Pro running Final Cut Studio 2 and OS X 10.5. After a few moments of figuring out how the control panel works and getting the Easy Setups working, everything has been working great. I can monitor SD and HD video at various frame rates via an inexpensive HDTV monitor. This is a very versatile product.
    Date published: 2008-08-02
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but limited Intensity Pro works well, but is limited to only a few of the older, more popular HD codecs. If you are going to be using just these codecs it outputs and plays fine. However if you are not going to be using just these codecs then the card is not usable and will output only a single frame as a still. It also does not support the newer more advanced version of the apple codecs released with Final Cut Studio 3. Since the codecs are limited to a select few codecs it would work well in a setup where only those codecs are used. For all other uses I can't recommended it. It is not a universal HDMI output device.
    Date published: 2009-11-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Choice I use the card for viewing video out of Pro Tools. It works great! Fairly easy to set up. But, I didn't get any support from Blackmagic themselves. I had a question about setting it up in Pro Tools and they couldn't answer it and pointed me to Avid/Digidesign to solve the problem. My problem with them was they seemed to pass the buck. It ended up being a simple fix, but they didn't have any interest in helping. Their literature says they're compatible with Pro Tools which is true. They just can't help you setup the card with Pro Tools. So, buy it. It's a good solution. Just don't expect any help from Blackmagic.
    Date published: 2010-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can only pay more Setup is a breeze and the accompanying software is both useful and forward thinking. The pigtail with the Pro card is a life-saver if you need to suddenly pull in some analog content or send video to a non-HD device. There's really nothing else to compete with the Intensity Pro in this price space and the card really delivers what it promises. Black Magic has basically set the bar and everyone else will need to set their sights higher to compete. If you're doing HDMI capture or want an inexpensive two-camera setup, the Intensity or Intensity Pro is the card(s) for you.
    Date published: 2008-07-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great HDMI capture tool The goal was to use this tool to capture audio and video from a smart phone. Video worked great, but I had problems with the audio. The smart phone outputs audio at 44.1 ksps which is not covered by the Intensity Pro (as clearly stated in its specs). Audio capture on the RCA inputs was easy and reliable. I particularly like the software that comes with the card that will does the setup and the capture. There is no need to invest large sums of money in video editing software. I have multiple PCIe cards in my PC and I had to swap the order of the cards to make the Intensity Pro work. After that installation was a snap.
    Date published: 2012-06-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from What I thought This product has been great! I will be honest though I did have some trouble getting it started working.. The software had to be installed twice to work.. But 10mins later all is running well.. I wish it supported 24p 1080 though.. Also VERY IMPORTANT.. For those of you (like me) who do not back up their FCP preferences (i.e. keyboard layout, window layout, presets) You will loose them when you install the program.. SO BACK IT ON UP! Other than that my footage is looking 20% better, 30% bigger, and 25% better render times.. Def worth the money... Enjoy!
    Date published: 2008-12-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from So Far? A Paper Weight I have sent two emails as I have yet to receive a response from anyone at Blackmagic to my first request for support a week ago. The problem is I keep getting a BSOD's whenever I close or make any setting changes in Blackmagic's Media Express or vMix. One thing that is an obvious problem is that the mounting bracket on the Intensity pro card does not line up at all with the mounting hole on my PC case or two of my other cases on other machines for that matter. So when I screw in the card bracket it causes it to not seat properly in the PCI-E slot. I have seen that other folks are having this same issue on other forums. Blackmagic needs to resolve this.
    Date published: 2012-07-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Competent HDMI/Component Solution What I mean by easy is that the Intensity Pro does what it is supposed to do and it does it right without causing problems.I have needed an affordable High Definition video capturing and processing solution for years. Every low-cost hardware product up till now was limited to 480i, or else was severely limited, compressed high definition. How sweet, now with the Intensity Pro, to see great color in perfect high resolution video simultaneously on both a PC monitor and on an HDTV using either in/out HDMI or in/out component video.Blackmagic is very confident in this product and I promise you that they have every reason to be proud.The installation and workflow are simple if you have a high level of PC expertise, but the hard disk speed demands are formidable. Download their manual. Be sure to read about the -high transfer rate- and high storage requirements for uncompressed HD video on a computer. I bought way too little storage (600GB comprised of two 320GB drives) and have had to order 2TB of four 500GB sata drives to run in RAID 0 (striping) -- and this is just for -maybe- four hours of reliable capturing. (Four hours is about the longest movie on TV, with commercials.)Although my 600GB is not wasted since it can be used for output when I convert the uncompressed data to some other usable compressed format. High speed RAID 0 striped disk output can be important to reduce I/O constriction.Don't be discouraged about hard drive size and speeds. You can use Blackmagic's software compression MJPEG codec in realtime during capture which significantly lowers both data transfer speeds and storage requirements, but you'll need a 3GHz (more or less) dual core processor to do it.Install. Simply put the PCIe x1 card into a fairly robust PC (or MAC) computer, but first download the latest drivers from Blackmagic to have them available rather than the ones on the CD. Don't let Windows install the drivers. Do it yourself with Blackmagic's installation procedure you downloaded.Capture Software. I have captured broadcast HDMI and HD component video using Blackmagic's Media Express and Sony Vegas and, best yet, VirtualDub. VideoStudio 11.5 Plus does not work for capture because of a problem they have with their DirectShow driver. But I still use VS for post-processing.One extremely quirky thing with this card is that you have to use Blackmagic's Intensity software to select the input and you must then also select the resolution in the other display/capture application you use, else all that is shown is a black screen. This isn't all bad since you can also set the card to upconvert 720p to 1080i, or down convert to SD in hardware realtime using Intensity setup. For me, all the installation and setup stuff was easy and flawless, but I have 48-years of experience, and I read a million web pages about how to do it. It only took a couple long, long days after a couple long hard weeks of research just to -ensure- that the Blackmagic Intensity Pro was the greatest, ...
    Date published: 2008-04-01
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