Blackmagic Design's just announced its new HDMI / analog video capture and playback solution for USB 3.0-boasting computers -- the Intensity Shuttle. The Intensity Shuttle has separate connections for HDMI 1.3, component, composite plus s-video capture / playback at full 10 bit, uncompressed video. You also get HDMI out here, to boot. We're expecting to see units land at retail in May for $199. The full press release is after the break.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Intensity Shuttle

NAB 2010, Las Vegas, USA -- April 12, 2010 -- Blackmagic Design today announced Intensity Shuttle, a new low cost and extremely high quality HDMI and analog video capture and playback solution for USB 3.0 computers. Intensity Shuttle is powered from the USB 3.0 connection and features an attractive white inline design priced at only $199.

Intensity Shuttle will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2010 booth at #SL 6020.

Intensity Shuttle includes separate connections for HDMI 1.3, component, composite and s-video capture and playback at full 10 bit video quality. Intensity Shuttle lets customers connect to the latest AVCHD and HDV cameras for direct capture from the image sensor for incredible video quality, and HDMI and component video outputs provide fantastic quality monitoring with maximum possible real time effects.

USB 3.0 is the new version of the USB computer connection that runs 10 times faster than regular USB. This means, for the first time, there is a built in connection on computers that is fast enough for 10 bit HD uncompressed video. USB 3.0 allows simple to install products with broadcast quality video to be designed for low cost computers. USB 3.0 is already included as standard on computers from HP, ASUS and Gigabyte, and is becoming more popular every day.

Intensity Shuttle includes built in broadcast quality video at a consumer price, making high-end 10 bit broadcast quality video available to even more videographers for true professional work. Many videographers are working on demanding video work such as independent films where quality is important. Intensity Shuttle lets anyone work at the highest video quality regardless of budget!

Intensity Shuttle requires an Intel™ x58 series Windows™ computer with USB 3.0 connection. Intensity Shuttle supports Premiere Pro™, After Effects™, Photoshop™, Fusion™ and more. Blackmagic Design's Media Express software is included free, and a free developer SDK is available.

"We are very excited to make the high quality of our Intensity cards available in an attractive, affordable and easy to install USB 3.0 based external design", said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design, "Now even more videographers will have access to the highest quality video with new 10 bit broadcast quality, plus independent connections for HDMI, component, composite and s-video. It's a fantastic solution!"
Intensity Shuttle Key Features

* HDMI in and out.
* Component analog in and out.
* Composite video in and out.
* S-Video in and out.
* Stereo analog audio in and out.
* USB 3.0 connection to Intel x58 series computers.
* Powered via USB 3.0 connection.
* Uncompressed 10 and 8 video and compressed video capture and playback.
* Works with Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Fusion and more.
* Includes Media Express capture and playback software.

Availability and Price

Intensity Shuttle will me available in May for US$199 from all Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

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Blackmagic Design's Intensity Shuttle captures HDMI -- for your USB 3.0-friendly gear