Video capture and playback


Blackmagic Design has announced
Intensity Extreme, a new low cost and
extremely high quality video capture and
playback product for professional
videographers with HDMI and analogue
video based on the new Thunderbolt

Intensity Extreme is the first
Thunderbolt technology based device to
combine the high quality of HDMI
capture and playback with the wide
compatibility of analogue component,
NTSC, PAL and S-Video and analogue
audio capture and playback in a compact
size that’s completely powered from the
Thunderbolt connection on the computer.
This means Intensity Extreme is the
perfect solution for adding video to laptop
computers as it powers from the laptop

The system enables users to capture
directly from the HD camera’s image
sensor, bypassing the video compression
chip for true uncompressed video quality.
Intensity Extreme can be connected to
any big screen television or video projector
for edit monitoring. Current computers
don’t have the processing speed to render
complex multi layer real time effects in
HDV playing back to FireWire cameras.
Intensity Extreme solves this problem by
outputting video on HDMI and analog
outputs for big screen monitoring in both
SD or HD formats.

It switches between the 1080 HD, 720
HD, NTSC and PAL video standards
and is fully compatible with Adobe™
Premiere™ Pro, Apple™ Final Cut Pro
7™, Adobe After Effects™, Adobe
Photoshop™ and any QuickTime™
based software application.

“We think the combination of HDMI
and analogue on an extremely compact
Thunderbolt bus powered design
combined with an affordable price will
change the lives of thousands of
professional videographers,’ said Grant
Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design Inc.
“Intensity Extreme features an amazing
design that’s machined out of a solid block
of aluminum. Only Intensity Extreme
gives you compact size, power efficient
design, high quality and incredible
strength, that is simply perfect as the
ultimate portable video solution.’

SCREENAFRICA Print Magazine – October 2011 (view here)


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