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Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle USB3

Blackmagic Design
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Main Features

  • Professional Performance
  • True 10bit HDMI Digital
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 required
  • HD Down Conversion
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What's in the Box

Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle USB3
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • CD with Software & User Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

The Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle USB3 lets you capture and playback in the most incredible quality of HDMI and component analog video in both SD and HD. Smash the quality barrier for your video work because Intensity is not only the highest quality, but also affordable! There's two fantastic models of Intensity; Intensity Pro for PCI Express based computers and the new Intensity Shuttle for USB 3.0 computers!
Professional Performance

Go beyond the limits of your AVCHD or HDV camera! Simply plug in using HDMI or analog and capture direct from your camera’s CCD! You get incredible quality that completely bypasses the camera’s video compression. Use Intensity for monitoring from your edit software for maximum real time effects! Intensity connects direct to your editing software’s real time effects processing!

True HDMI Digital Connections

Intensity features HDMI-in for connecting to cameras and digital set-top boxes for the highest quality capture. Get higher quality capture from HD cameras by capturing direct and bypassing the HDV compression chip for high quality video captured direct from the image sensor. As edit software can't play back to HDV cameras for monitoring, Intensity is ideal to use for monitoring uncompressed HD or HDV, and even DV edits on the latest big screen televisions and video projectors by connecting to the built-in HDMI out.

Go Beyond AVCHD and HDV Quality

Connect to cameras and digital set top boxes via HDMI for the highest quality. Get incredible quality video from cameras by bypassing the compression chip for professional quality video captured direct from the image sensor. As editing software can’t play back to AVCHD and HDV cameras for monitoring, Intensity is ideal for monitoring edits with real time effects, on the latest big screen televisions and video projectors, by connecting to the built in HDMI out.

Use Popular Video Software

Intensity Pro works with the software you love to use! Use DirectShow™ and QuickTime™ software, or the world’s most popular editing software such as Final Cut Pro™ and Premiere Pro™! You also get Photoshop™ plug-ins to grab and output frames, plus real time preview in After Effects™, Fusion™ and Nuke™. Intensity Shuttle supports Windows USB 3.0 computers and fully integrates with Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Fusion, Nuke and more!
Professional Video Standards

Intensity will instantly switch between HD and SD video standards including HDTV 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, NTSC and PAL. Intensity can also capture and play back all professional file formats so you can deliver finished television programs, music videos and other work at broadcast standards. Add broadcast quality to your editing system and move to a new world of video editing where your images always stay absolutely perfect at full resolution HDTV!

UPC: 9338716000856
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would definitely recommend and buy again Very easy to set up and use. Nice software tools to support the hardware. Using it to enable high quality (Canon pro movie camera, little JVC HD handycam) video/audio input into video collaboration software (Zoom). Also to be used in Lightboard capture chain for recording lectures with annotations. Very nicely designed and high quality manufacture. Impressed. Image quality very good.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This device is the mutt's nuts. We're using it to intercept a presenter's hdmi laptop signal and capture it for livestreaming and recording purposes. This plus OBS and youtube livestreaming is probably the most cost-effective way to stream and record. The device can be finicky to get working with some laptops - works perfectly with my older Macbook Pro but we had some issues with it on a new Lenovo X1 Carbon. When it works, it works exceptionally well. Word of caution - allow yourself a few sessions of tinkering to get it bulletproof when you get it. I haven't tried yet but it looks like you can also route audio from one input stream and video from another, and combine them into a single output.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not sure yet... This gadget does most of what the UltraStudio Mini Recorder does, excluding SDI input. It also adds a selection of other inputs and outputs, notably analog (component and composite video). It's also available with a USB3 *or* Thunderbolt computer connection, unlike the Mini Recorder, which is Thunderbolt only.
I bought this for live streaming (via HDMI) and also with a view to digitising some VHS tapes. I also have an UltraStudio Mini Recorder, and the live streaming worked identically.
When it came to digitising VHS tapes, that's where I started to run into trouble. Subsequent forum research showed I was not alone. Invariably, VHS tapes and the domestic decks they are usually played on, have intermittent timecode. This is not a big problem when watching the tapes on a TV. But when digitising via the Blackmagic device, as soon as the timecode drops, the frame drops out (to black). In my case this resulted in significant and unacceptable blinking/strobing in the captured media. One apparent solution is to find some kind of TBC (Time Base Corrector) or use a rare and expensive professional VHS deck. Excessive for my purpose. Previously I had a consumer video capture dongle which seemed to work fine. So my next step may be to try something like that.
Build quality seems good enough.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lightweight unit Great for light work.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from For VHS/Beta capture, look for somthing else! Setting up the software is simple and relatively easy to use. The hardware is quite troublesome to set up and use and is very finicky about the computer hardware that you have. When plugged into a USB3 port that was built into the motherboard of my new computer (purchased on 16 February, 2017), the Intensity Shuttle refused to work. It did eventually work when I plugged it into a USB3 add-on card that was added to the machine to expand the number of USB3 ports from 6 to 8. It appears that the chipset is critical. USB is supposed to be a universal standard, so Blackmagic engineers need to urgently rethink the design.
I purchased the box to capture analogue video from VHS and Beta tapes, and the Intensity Shuttle proved to be next to useless for this, with many black (dropped) frames plaguing the image. The only way to fix the problem was to add a time base corrector into the chain.
I borrowed a TV One 1T-TBC Time Base Corrector from a friend and was able to successfully capture analogue video from the VHS an Beta players. I'm going to have to buy one (around $700 with postage). The capture quality was very good when it finally worked.
In summary, don't even consider the Intensity Shuttle for capturing analogue video from VHS/Beta unless you are prepared to spend around $700 more on a time base corrector and you have a fairly new computer with USB3 interfaces with one of the chipsets that the Intensity Shuttle likes. I thought one star for the hours of frustration trying to get the thing to work and needing to buy a time base corrector for it to work properly. I would have given 5 stars for the quality of the captures. That's why I decided on 3 stars.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent machine and good price Great machine that doesn't break the bank - although sometimes doesn't show up on the Mac in all instances.

Gives the ability to free up Premiere Pro CC from doing all the hard work, which is great - lets me keep editing without slowdowns.
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Difficult to use, but useful The most difficult part about this product is the compatablity - USB3 devices are not all the same, and the compatablity list is very specific.

If you can, take the thunderbolt version as it is less picky, although the problem is of course if you can get a portable thunderbolt port.

If you can clear that, and the unit powers up correctly (the inline USB3.0 powering can make it difficult) it is a very useful portable tool, particularly if you couple it with a SSD.

It only goes up to 1080i60/p24 but given it provides a raw signal, it is at this point the best portable inline system.
Date published: 2012-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice but a bit fussy Works well with an ASRock USB 3.0 PCI-E x1 card (NEC). Does *NOT* work with the onboard (Etron) USB3 on my ASRock Z68 Pro3-M motherboard.
Date published: 2012-02-07
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