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Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro 4K Capture and play back Cards BINTSPRO4K
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Needs improvement...but a lot of good things here! 10/25/2015

This review is from: Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro 4K Capture and play back Cards BINTSPRO4K

Pros: 1080@60 is the pro. Also I tested 4K@24 works nicely but does lag a computer quite a bit. Works great with aftereffects // photoshop and adobe stuff. Just mess with the outputs and you can make it output any flavor you want! Which is handy! The analog input and component input work very well over the HDMI. If you are recording your xbox I would say use component. Mot hdmi. But xbox HDMI does work at the 720@59.94 setting.

Colors are actually really well done. You can def see the difference with the 4:2:2 (or higher) chroma ratio. On 10bit it does capture a lot of data but it's worth it if you are editing. So don't listen to people when they say only 10bit! Because they really don't wan to record anything in 8 bit trust me. If you want to do that buy a aver media HD card and you will save money and have recorded less color.

Not too many people use this but it does have a RS232 device control. And if you don't know what that is and edit video you need to look it up. That will speed your editing ability up. Just like if you had to use a computer without a mouse or something like that: mouses speed up your usage.

For those with old VHS tapes they want recorded to DVD/BR this is the way to go. You have a really good way if cataloging all records and you can easily burn them to media you want.

It saves in highest quality it can. So you must bring the video into the adobe media encoder program to transcode to your desired final destination. (Which is a good thing!!!)

Cons: Set up was NOT easy and I build playback machines. You need a full understanding of your motherboard the capabilities of each PCI slot you have because this needs 4x PCI only. mobos won't recognize this card if it's not in the correct settings and slot in bios.

The biggest problem I have had with streaming with this as an input device. Is that it overheats sometimes and freezes the image. You just reset the input device in xsplit and it comes back.

Tearing and artifacting is also a problem I see when using 1080@60 with high motion and fast video. Not a good thing. But talking to BM support they say my computer I'm using might not be fast enough for that. Which could be the problem. I'm only running a i5 4500k in there. I could def upgrade that CPU.

The other big problem I've had is the HDMI audio sometimes sounds like a robot and loses sync ! A refresh also fixed this problem.

Other Thoughts: Ok to those that don't know blackmagic or this is thier first BM device then it's probably not the way to go. Get something simpler or even just go with a usb3 capture device. This is really for people who want to maximize the video In and out of their machine. And it does what it says it does. They also update the firmware on the card every couple months and they can add more features.

I am go in this a 4/5 because I love seeing 60FPS streams and only the 1% can currently do that.

ASUS VG248QE Black 24
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: VERY HIGH REFRESH RATE! 144HZ! Makes for better gaming and better video watching. You can notice the difference when you use this monitor for a while and go back to a normal 60hz. the 60hz will mess with your eyes.

3D is still in infant stages, but works great on movies and some games.

Cons: colors aren't perfectly matching if you buy multiple like I have 6 on two computers. wish that was different but not a deal breaker for $250.

Other Thoughts: I would like to see a smaller bezel around the monitor to tighten up thepictures together.

Flexible SLI Bridge PCI-E Video Card Cable Connector Adapter 3
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It does what it says. wish it was a little longer. but it is an asus, might fit on asus boards. make sure you get the manufacturer which board you have. its not that its any different but the size is a little longer on the MSI boards.

Cons: looks like its old and poorly made. If you are spending good money to get an SLI machine up and running the SLI should look good as well.

also I wish the SLI bridge was a little tighter fitting.

and buy two of these, because they break and stop working very quickly when they heat up.


Sean G.'s Profile

Display Name: Sean G.

Date Joined: 10/09/12

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 09/05/13
  • Last Review: 10/25/15
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