Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro 4K Capture and Playback Device

PCIe capture and playback in HDMI and analog

Intensity Pro 4K lets you capture and playback on PCIe Mac, Windows and Linux computers. Featuring HDMI and analog breakout connections, Intensity Pro 4K works with NTSC/PAL, HD and Ultra HD video with or without compression and is compatible with all popular video editing, audio, and streaming software. DaVinci Resolve Lite and Media Express software are included free so you get professional editing, grading and media management without having to buy extra software!

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Capture and play back in Ultra HD resolution with Blackmagic Design’s Intensity Pro 4K I/O Card. Intensity Pro 4K provides the same functionality of the original Intensity Pro but has been upgraded to support Ultra HD 2160p at 30fps and Full HD 1080p at 60fps.

Pull HDMI, YUV, S-Video, and NTSC/PAL sources to your computer and save them in compressed or uncompressed formats with the included Media Express software, bypassing unnecessary compression. Preview in real time on high resolution displays for more precise colour grading. Connect cameras for live streaming of events, seminars, presentations, concerts, video conferencing and more. Capture high frame rate gameplay in full 10-bit quality YUV video and deep colour. RCA video and audio inputs and outputs as well as SPDIF audio output is provided by a breakout cable, allowing you to work with equipment from HDTV HDMI displays to the decrepit VHS in your garage.

The Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro 4K is a 4-lane PCIe card compatible with four, eight, and 16 lane PCIe slots. Its HDMI video connections are switchable between SD, HD, and Ultra HD, and component analogue video connections can alternate between SD and HD. The HDMI connections feature HDMI standard 1.4b, supporting deep colour and automatically configuring to connected displays.

Intensity Pro 4K is also directly compatible with all popular editing, design, streaming, audio, and video applications available for Mac and PC. This means enables capture directly to software in formats like ProRes, DNxHD, and QuickTime - avoiding additional steps and the potential for unnecessary extra compression. Work seamlessly with DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Fusion, After Effects, Photoshop, ProTools and more. The included Blackmagic Media Express software allows you to effectively capture, organize, and manage all of your media.

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  • HDMI Video Input: 1 x HDMI type A connector.
  • HDMI Video Output: 1 x HDMI type A connector.
  • HDMI Audio Input: 8 Channels embedded in SD, HD and Ultra HD.
  • HDMI Audio Output: 8 Channels embedded in SD, HD and Ultra HD.
  • Analog Video Input: Component, Composite or S-Video.
  • Analog Video Output: Component, Composite 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.
  • Multiple Rate Support: HDMI video connections are switchable between SD, HD and Ultra HD. Component analog video connections are switchable between SD and HD.
  • Computer Interface: PCI Express 4 lane, compatible with 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe slots.



  • SD Format Support: 625i/50 PAL and 525i/59.94 NTSC, 480p
  • HD Format Support: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60.
  • Ultra HD Format Support: 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97 and 2160p30.
  • HDMI Video Sampling: RGB 4:4:4 in HD and YUV 4:2:2 in Ultra HD.
  • HDMI Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24-bit.
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709.
  • HDMI Color Precision: 10-bit
  • HDMI Configuration: HDMI 1.4b supports Deep Color and automatically configures to connected display.
  • Copy Protection: HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.



  • UHD/HD Down Conversion: Software based down conversion during video playback.
  • HD Up Conversion: Real time SD to 1080HD and 720HD during video capture.
  • Real Time Effects: Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.



Software Included: DaVinci Resolve Lite, Media Express, Disk Speed Test, Blackmagic Desktop Video.

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


Operating Systems

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later. Windows 7 or Windows 8. Linux


Physical Installation

PCI Express 4 lane, compatible with 4, 8, 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS X, Windows 7 and 8, and Linux. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.


Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature: 5° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
  • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing


What's Included

  • Intensity Pro 4K
  • Software SD card.
  • Breakout Cable



12 Months Limited Warranty.