BlackMagic’s new Intensity Shuttle marks the first non-storage USB 3.0 peripheral. The semi-pro video capture box has the capability to grab 10-bit HD video from HDMI 1.3 sources without any quality compromise.
Bandwidth provided by SuperSpeed USB allows direct 1080p recording by going beyond AVCHD and HDV formats. The Intensity bypasses the camcorder’s compression chip. As editing software can’t playback to camcorders for monitoring, the Intensity Shuttle acts as a conduit for monitoring edits with real-time effects.
The $199 Intensity Shuttle USB 3.0 video capture has all the inputs on one side and outputs on the other. You’ll also find component video as well as S-video and composite. The “Magic” behind the “Black Magic” is the Intensity Shuttle’s USB 3.0 video capture, able to record up to 8 surround sound channels over HDMI, and to upscale standard def. video to either 720p or 1080p in real-time.
Black Magic Capture Card
Published on 16 April 2010