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Intensity Pro
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!

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.

PCI Express or USB 3.0 Models!
There's two Intensity models depending on the computer you use. Intensity Pro works on Mac, Windows and Linux computers with PCI Express slots. PCI Express gives you incredible speed for maximum real time effects in a card based design that fits right inside your computer. The new Intensity Shuttle works on Windows computers with the new USB 3.0 connection. Intensity Shuttle uses SuperSpeed USB 3.0, the new USB connection standard for computers that’s 10 times faster than regular USB. That’s a blistering 4.8 Gb/s, which easily handles the highest quality 10 bit uncompressed 1080HD video on x58 series or better Windows computers!

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!

Digital Video Input: 1 x HDMI input
Digital Video Output: 1 x HDMI output
Supported HDMI formats: 525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD and 1080HD switchable.
HDMI Audio Input: 2 Channels
HDMI Audio Output: 2 Channels
Analog Video Input: Component, NTSC, PAL or S-Video
Analog Video Output: Component, NTSC, PAL or S-Video
Analog Audio Input: 2 Channel RCA HiFi audio in 24 bit
Analog Audio Output: 2 Channel RCA HiFi audio in 24 bit
SPDIF Audio Output: 2 Channel 24 bit
Dual Rate support: HDMI and Analog Component switches between high definition and standard definition
Sync Input: None
Device Control: None
Computer Interface: PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe slots

HD Format Support: 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 720p50 and 720p59.94
SD Format Support: 625i/50 PAL and 525i/59.94 NTSC
HDMI Video Sampling: 4:2:2
HDMI Color Precision: 4:2:2
HDMI Color Space: YUV 4:2:2
HDMI Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
Copy Protection - For legal reasons HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.

Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time
HD Down Conversion: Real time 1080HD and 720HD to standard definition during video playback. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3.
HD Up Conversion: Real time standard definition to 1080HD and 720HD during video capture.
Real Time Effects: Apple Final Cut Pro™ internal effects on Mac OS X™. Adobe® Premiere Pro® internal effects in DV, DVCPRO HD, MJPEG and uncompressed edit formats.

Firmware Upgrade:
Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start, or via updater software.
PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1,4,8,16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.

Operating System Compatibility:
Compatible with Microsoft Windows™, Apple Mac OS X and Linux. Product Warranty: 12 Months Limited Warranty.

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