Blackmagic Design's new Intensity Pro is shipping and available now. The card is a low cost and extremely high quality video capture and playback card for professional videographers that features HDMI, analogue component, NTSC, PAL and S-Video capture and playback.
Intensity Pro is billed by the company as the first card to combine the high quality of HDMI capture and playback with the wide compatibility of analogue component, NTSC, PAL and S-Video and analogue audio capture and playback. It enables users to capture directly from the HD camera's image sensor, bypassing the video compression chip for true uncompressed video quality.
Intensity Pro can be connected to any big screen television or video projector for incredible edit monitoring. Current computers often don't have the processing speed to render complex multi later realtime effects in HDV playing back to FireWire cameras. Intensity solves this problem by outputting video on HDMI and analogue outputs for big screen monitoring in both SD or HD formats.
"We think with the combination of HDMI and analogue on a single PCI Express plug in card at a very affordable $349 will change the lives of thousands of professional videographers," said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design Inc. "Intensity Pro's new analogue compatibility, combined with HD up and down conversion real time processing, allows videographers to now edit in either SD or HD, while keeping compatibility with older equipment and their archived video footage."
Included with every Intensity Pro card for real time video mixing is the popular On-Air software. On-Air allows customers to plug in two Intensity or Intensity Pro cards into a computer for two camera mixing for live video production.