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Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle BINTSSHU

  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • 10-bit HD/SD Capture/Playback
  • 10-bit HDMI Video Direct Capture
  • No Compression Required
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Learn more about the Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd. BINTSSHU


Blackmagic Design
USB 3.0


HDMI formats: 525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD and 1080HD switchable
SD Format Support: 625i/50, 625p PAL and 525i/59.94, 525p NTSC, 480p
HD Format Support: 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60,1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
Video Sampling
Audio Sampling
HDMI Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
HDMI Color Precision: 4:2:2
HDMI Color Space: YUV 4:2:2
Digital Video Input: 1 x HDMI input. For legal reasons HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources
Digital Video Output: 1 x HDMI output
Analog Video Input: Component, NTSC, PAL or S-Video
Analog Video Output: Component, NTSC, PAL or S-Video


HDMI Audio Input: 8 Channels
HDMI Audio Output: 8 Channels
Analog Aduio
Analog Audio Input: 2 Channel RCA HiFi audio in 24 bit
Analog Audio Output: 2 Channel RCA HiFi audio in 24 bit


System Requirements
Requires Windows 7 and an x58-based motherboard with onboard USB 3.0, or a USB 3.0 PCI Express card and an x58 or P55 series motherboard. Does not support USB 2.0 capture and playback.

Not all x58 and USB 3 combinations are compatible. One small variable on an x58 can prevent compatibility. Blackmagic therefore recommends the following hardware as guaranteed to work --

Certified PC workstations:
Hewlett Packard Z400
Hewlett Packard Z800

Certified combinations:
Gigabyte X58A-UD5 motherboard with Intel Core i7 processor and GeForce GTX 285 graphics card (driver version 260.99)
Asus Crosshair IV formula motherboard with AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.21 GHz processor and ATI Radeon HD 5800 series graphics card (2D driver version

Certified notebook computers:

Recommended motherboards:
Asus P6X58D-Premium
Asus P6X58D-E
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5
Gigabyte G1.Sniper (rev. 1.0)


Dual Rate support: HDMI and Analog Component switches between high definition and standard definition
Sync Input: None

Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time
Real time effects: Adobe Premiere Pro internal effects in DV, MJPEG and uncompressed edit formats

Firmware Upgrade: Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start, or via updater software


10-bit HD/SD capture-playback allows you to capture and playback high-quality 10-bit HDMI data

USB 3.0 support ensures compatibility in the future when USB 3.0 is anticipated to become the main I/O standard

Direct capturing of 10-bit HDMI video allows speeds up editing and playback

Compact, lightweight design ensures that set up and installation are easy

Separate sides for inputs and outputs allow inline connectivity with existing cables

Support for multiple video standards ensures adaptability in varying types of setups

No compression required as the USB 3.0 interface is capable of handling HD video, thereby saving on CPU processing power

No separate power source required as the device draws power from the USB 3.0 connector itself

Compatible with multiple software image-editing solutions such as Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Fusion, and Nuke


Package Content
USB 3.0 Cable

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Jim M.
  • 10/30/2014 7:58:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFlat Out - This Thing is Junk!

Pros: None - I've give it zero stars if I could

Cons: It flat out doesn't work.

Other Thoughts: The Intensity Shuttle is junk. It will not work on a consistent basis so it's useless for an end user. I contacted NewEgg to send this unit back and they will not take it back. Save yourself some time and $$ and purchase something else. If purchasing from NewEgg make sure it can be returned before you purchase the item.

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  • joe m.
  • 2/12/2014 9:04:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo Not Buy

Pros: None. Great idea if it worked, (I had the outdated hardware in an old system) & still no guarantee to work as on the "compatibility" section of the product page. I also bought a NEC PCIe USB card for this. The required hardware is outdated, the x58 chipset is from gen1 of Intel's I7 Cpu, like a 920 or 950 using a 1366 socket. That is only a Sata2 board btw, 3 gig not 6 gig for data transfer. But even SVHS compressed was a problem to record.
Polite support people that already knew of the problems with this device

Cons: I'm a computer company and was in video production for years. Not a novice.
But You know you are in trouble when BlackMagicDesign's own tech support tells you they have a Intensity shuttle USB3 in their shop and can't get it to work either. They blame it on the USB3 spec. 3 days later I asked for a replacement on a defective product, no luck. They said their PCIe or Thunderbolt version is better, but I'm not so sure.
Trying it with their software or Adobe Premiere, setup is a nightmare. Go to control panel, then make the settings, next go to the recording program and make sure those settings match. But instructions, troubleshooting, FAQ's are worthless. Try uncompressed recording on a drive that passed their speedtest, and you still drop frames within 3 seconds.
Got the same black rolling bars as another reviewer recording in compressed, NTSC mode. Search the web, you'll see what I mean.

Other Thoughts: Great newegg support got this returned since I documented all the issues.

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  • Adam H.
  • 1/8/2014 2:00:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDidn't Work As Expected

Pros: The design and desk space of the device is impressive.

The amount of connections to the device was a plus and the ease of plugging them in was nice.

Cons: The device was hard to install and update. We were going to use this with Wirecast to stream an Sony Handicam via HDMI. The feed would flicker and couldn't keep up with the data rate, at least that's what I think happened. The computer running the device is a new rig so I was hoping it could take on this device. It looks like it couldn't.

I did update the firmware, but the flickering remained.

Other Thoughts: I think that what we are trying to do requires a Mac. Livestream shows with HDMI and using this into a USB 3.0 Super port just isn't going to work. Even when we lowered to 720 resolution, it still flickered. It's going to sit on the shelf now as we might use it for transferring old VHS tapes to digital format.

If it didn't flicker every 5 or 6 seconds, we would be happy with it.

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  • Ruth L.
  • 9/8/2013 4:06:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsProfessional piece of equipment for film making

Pros: Professional quality capture. Up to 2K 12bit RGB 4:4:4 uncompressed. HDMI, component, composite and S-video for all your more primitive capture needs.

If you plug in your HDMI camera to this device, you can get much higher quality out of your camera, because you bypass the camera's internal compression.

Software comes with a Disk speed tester to see what level of video you can capture. It comes with a capture program, a control panel where you can specify which format you want to capture in. It also comes with plug-ins for all of the major editing software out there: Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Avid, and Sony Vegas.

For the price, this product is well worth the money.

Cons: Hard to use, little documentation on how to use, except with extensive online research.

The card is USB 3, and REQUIRES the NEC chipset for USB 3.

I'm using a ASUS P9x79 pro motherboard and had to buy an additional USB 3.0 card for any captures over 720p, otherwise it would crash Premiere or the included software and hang my computer on shutdown.

Note that you need either an SSD or a ram disk for the highest quality capture. Even 7200 rpm HDD's can't handle 10 bit uncompressed capture, unless they're in a RAID set up. Single ones might possibly be able to handle MJPEG capture though.

Other Thoughts: DO NOT get this product unless you know how to compress video. Note that uncompressed uses a lot of storage, so you probably need more than 4Tb of storage. ( A 10 bit 1080i at 60 fps RGB 4:4:4 uncompressed video can use 834 GB/hr that's about 14 Gb/minute, about 230 Mb/s)

You need a fast read/write speed to record uncompressed, so you probably need either a SSD or a ram disk (A ram disk will be able to handle any level of uncompressed video, but with 32Gb of ram being over $250, an SSD is much more economical.)

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