Blackmagic Design has announced Decklink HD Studio and Intensity, two new video capture and playback cards that support High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI). Both cards are Mac and PC compatible and will go on sale in mid-October; Decklink HD Studio will cost $995 (around £530), and Intensity will cost $249 (around £130).
HDMI is an uncompressed digital video format that has emerged as a standard on new High Definition TV (HDTV) hardware. It combines video and audio on a single digital interface and supports High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) and other features.
Like the DeckLink products, Intensity files are compatible with Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, and any QuickTime-based software application.