Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle for Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt capture and playback in HDMI and analog.

Intensity Shuttle is now available with incredibly fast Thunderbolt technology. Capture and playback the highest quality SD and HD video in full 10-bit quality, with HDMI, analog component, composite and S-Video connections. Intensity Shuttle’s innovative design is compact and portable, plus you can plug inline with your cables because input connections are on one side, and output connections on the other! Intensity Shuttle is powered over the Thunderbolt cable so you don’t need cumbersome power supplies. Intensity Shuttle uses the same high quality electronics as Blackmagic Design's high end capture and playback solutions.

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The Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt performs four fundamental functions - exporting video from a camera, transferring it to a computer or workstation, adjusting resolution accordingly as part of the process and, at the same time, connecting to an HDMI monitor and implement colour correction at the optimum resolution.

Video is captured uncompressed, releasing it from the algorithms that pack and compress it tight onto a memory card. It’s then moved to a computer without decreasing quality – it’s worth noting that many shuttles don’t have the capacity for uncompressed transfer and aren’t capable of substituting effectively, often to the detriment of the footage.

The transfer from the camera to the Shuttle is done via an HDMI cable, the following connection from the Shuttle to the computer can also be HDMI. However the Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle has a Thunderbolt port, utilising advanced data-transfer technology that, with a 10Gbps capacity, is extremely fast. The Thunderbolt is also bidirectional, enabling it to serve both as an input and an output.

Data does not stay in the Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt, it only serves as a transit. As the information travels through, though, resolution can be adjusted to arrive at the destination computer in a different format. SD can become HD and vice-versa, so footage from different cameras shot in different resolutions can be matched up to look the same.

The Shuttle is a capture-and-playback device, more commonly known as an I/O device for its inputs and outputs. Other than the HDMI and Thunderbolt connections previously mentioned, the Shuttle also has analogue video ins and outs, as well as HDMI and RCA audio ins and outs.

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  • Analog Video Input: Independent connections for Component, Composite and S-Video.
  • Analog Video Output: Independent connections for Component, Composite and S-Video.
  • HDMI Video Input: 1 x HDMI type A connector.
  • HDMI Video Output: 1 x HDMI type A connector.
  • Analog Audio Input: 2 Channel RCA HiFi audio in 24-bit.
  • Analog Audio Output: 2 Channel RCA HiFi audio in 24-bit.
  • HDMI Audio Input: 8 Channels.
  • HDMI Audio Output: 8 Channels.
  • SPDIF Audio Output: 2 Channel 24-bit.
  • Dual Rate Support: HDMI and Analog Component switches between high definition and standard definition.
  • Computer Interface: Thunderbolt



  • SD Format Support: 625i/50, 576p PAL and 525i/59.94, 480p NTSC.
  • HD Format Support: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97 and 1080p30.
  • HDMI Video Sampling: 4:2:2 YUV
  • HDMI Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24-bit.
  • HDMI Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
  • HDMI Color Precision: 10-bit
  • Copy Protection: HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.



  • Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time.
  • HD Down Conversion: Software based down conversion during video playback.
  • HD Up Conversion: Real time standard definition 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: Media Express, Disk Speed Test, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver.
  • 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


Power Requirements

  • Power Supply: Powered by Thunderbolt cable.
  • Physical Installation: Requires a computer with Thunderbolt.


What's Included

  • Intensity Shuttle for Thunderbolt
  • Software CD



12 Months Limited Warranty.