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  1. hey there, I know this has been asked before in some kind of form, but I still have some unanswered questions:

    im looking to buy the Blackmagic Intensity (even though its hardly available here in germany...), because I want to capture high quality 720p or 1080p material from my consoles.

    1. is the output from any console decrypted when not displaying a blueray or HD movie, so that the BM card wont capture the gaming footage from the consoles?
    2. can I capture with any codec (apple pro res, h264 etc) or would I need to capture uncompressed and compress later?
    3. can my pc handle 1080p or 720p or both? (my specs are in the profile)
    4. will it capture audio too?
    5. is capturing via component the better idea, even though hdmi has the better quality?


    thats basically it.

    im looking into high quality machinimas and game trailers with consoles. I did some things in the past if anyone is interested:

    http://web.mac.com/termi_Ab/movies/Welcome_To_Hell.html
    http://web.mac.com/termi_Ab/movies/The_Unreal_World.html
    http://web.mac.com/termi_Ab/movies/4Kings_CPL_Trailer.html
    http://web.mac.com/termi_Ab/movies/Von_Fremder_Hand.html


    thank you very much for your time.
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  2. 1. Not sure of the question, but SFAIK game output is not encrypted in any way, so the card will be able to capture it.

    2. No. BlackMagic's codec or uncompressed. That's it.

    3. Don't know. Should be, but there is just not enough data available.

    4. Yes

    5. No

    Recommend reading thoroughly the two or three thrads here on this subject. That's where I got the answers from.
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    You might want to take a look at the Hauppauge HD PVR which can record 1080i or 720p using component video inputs.

    It also has component video outputs for pass-thru so any signal you input can be output so you can play and record that way with no lag or having to use a splitter etc.

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    I think the above poster is correct. Black screen is the copy protection.

    I remember reading that game and movie hdmi is encrypted (definitely with the PS3 at least), but component isn't to keep with the standard component protocol. Don't take that as gospel though.

    IOW use the component feature or a capture with with component. Someone posted way back their capture results green lighting the component 720p uncompressed 60fps from an xbox 360.
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    The Hauppauge HD-PVR simply ignores copy protection.

    Again it accepts component video (with pass-thru component out-put that is lag free) and can record in 720p or 1080i formats.

    It really is the best solution around for this application.

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