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Default Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle Announced - USB 3.0 External HDMI Capture Card

Blackmagic Design just announced a new product, the Intensity Shuttle.
It's a USB 3.0 external capturing solution with inputs for HDMI 1.3, component video, S-Video, composite video, and stereo RCA audio. According to the specifications, it can also capture 8-channel audio over HDMI, unlike the PCIe-based Intensity products. So, looks like this means easily recording high-definition video and surround sound on the cheap for the first time ever, assuming you already have a capable rig. Should be available in May for $200.

Here's the press release.

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Blackmagic Design Announces Intensity Shuttle

NAB 2010, Las Vegas, USA -- April 12, 2010 -- Blackmagic Design today announced Intensity Shuttle, a new low cost and extremely high quality HDMI and analog video capture and playback solution for USB 3.0 computers. Intensity Shuttle is powered from the USB 3.0 connection and features an attractive white inline design priced at only $199.

Intensity Shuttle will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2010 booth at #SL 6020.

Intensity Shuttle includes separate connections for HDMI 1.3, component, composite and s-video capture and playback at full 10 bit video quality. Intensity Shuttle lets customers connect to the latest AVCHD and HDV cameras for direct capture from the image sensor for incredible video quality, and HDMI and component video outputs provide fantastic quality monitoring with maximum possible real time effects.

USB 3.0 is the new version of the USB computer connection that runs 10 times faster than regular USB. This means, for the first time, there is a built in connection on computers that is fast enough for 10 bit HD uncompressed video. USB 3.0 allows simple to install products with broadcast quality video to be designed for low cost computers. USB 3.0 is already included as standard on computers from HP, ASUS and Gigabyte, and is becoming more popular every day.

Intensity Shuttle includes built in broadcast quality video at a consumer price, making high-end 10 bit broadcast quality video available to even more videographers for true professional work. Many videographers are working on demanding video work such as independent films where quality is important. Intensity Shuttle lets anyone work at the highest video quality regardless of budget!

Intensity Shuttle requires an Intel™ x58 series Windows™ computer with USB 3.0 connection. Intensity Shuttle supports Premiere Pro™, After Effects™, Photoshop™, Fusion™ and more. Blackmagic Design’s Media Express software is included free, and a free developer SDK is available.

“We are very excited to make the high quality of our Intensity cards available in an attractive, affordable and easy to install USB 3.0 based external design”, said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design, “Now even more videographers will have access to the highest quality video with new 10 bit broadcast quality, plus independent connections for HDMI, component, composite and s-video. It’s a fantastic solution!”

Intensity Shuttle Key Features
  • HDMI in and out.
  • Component analog in and out.
  • Composite video in and out.
  • S-Video in and out.
  • Stereo analog audio in and out.
  • USB 3.0 connection to Intel x58 series computers.
  • Powered via USB 3.0 connection.
  • Uncompressed 10 and 8 video and compressed video capture and playback.
  • Works with Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Fusion and more.
  • Includes Media Express capture and playback software.
Availability and Price

Intensity Shuttle will me available in May for US$199 from all Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

Press Photography

Product photos of the Intensity Shuttle, and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagic-design.com/press/images

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, color correctors, video converters, routers, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post-production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in the television industry, while the company’s DaVinci Emmy™ award winning color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984 and continue ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagic-design.com.
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I wonder if you need the read/write speeds or if it's like the HDPVR.
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Depends on what you want to do with it. If you want to go uncompressed high-definition, you're still gonna need sustained write speeds past 100 MB/s. Then again, there are solid state drives these days that can hit those kinds of numbers all by themselves, no RAID required.
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I guess this will just be me rather and unfortunately limited knowledge on computers, but this beauty will require you to have a USB 3.0 compatible motherboard right? I am slightly confused on that whole issue of 3.0 vs. 2.0 if anyone wants to clarify it for me that would be great.

After originally reading I was also slightly confused on whether or not you'd still need the RAID stuff, but thanks for clearing that up Colostomizer. Appreciate it.
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It basically has all of the same requirements as the other Intensity cards, in addition to needing USB 3.0. USB 2.0 is not fast enough to handle the kinds of bit rates that this will be putting out. If your motherboard doesn't have USB 3.0, you can always get a pretty cheap add-on card to take care of that. This is more exciting for the new laptops coming out with USB 3.0. As long as the processor's up to snuff, you just need to drop in a good solid-state drive, and you've got a mobile rig for capturing high-definition video.
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Depends on what you want to do with it. If you want to go uncompressed high-definition, you're still gonna need sustained write speeds past 100 MB/s. Then again, there are solid state drives these days that can hit those kinds of numbers all by themselves, no RAID required.
Too bad SSDs aren't cost effective or have a great capacity =/.
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Too bad SSDs aren't cost effective or have a great capacity =/.
Grab a 64-128gb model. Then transfer videos to large 1-2-3tb harddrive when finished capturing.

This is very attractive to people who don't have much room in a desktop or want a separate device. I hope they make it more userfriendly. I hear so many issues with the intensity.

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Grab a 64-128gb model. Then transfer videos to large 1-2-3tb harddrive when finished capturing.

This is very attractive to people who don't have much room in a desktop or want a separate device. I hope they make it more userfriendly. I hear so many issues with the intensity.
=/. They're still $120-$240, a large investment when you can create a more powerful/larger RAID 0 setup with a couple of these 7200.10s (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148231).
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If you're using a desktop replacement laptop you could use an SSD to capture and then a large external. But I agree, I'd prefer RAID to SSD. But why use 7200.10 and only 80gb.

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