Blackmagic Design has unveiled Intensity, an HDMI capture playback card that allows cameras with HDMI video connections to move beyond HDV compressed video to uncompressed editing and design.
Intensity, a PCI Express card for Windows or Mac OS X, can instantly switch between 1080HD, 720HD, NTSC and PAL video standards. It allows cameras, decks and set-top boxes to playback to any HDMI big-screen TV or video projector for video editing, in SD or HD, with real-time effects.
Intensity allows users with consumer-level cameras to benefit from uncompressed video quality by providing a means for direct-from-CCD recording for the highest uncompressed quality. Users can capture arrays for high-speed uncompressed video to disk, or, when disk speed and space is tight, choose from a range of professional compressed codecs.
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