BlackMagic Intensity Card

jrs's picture

Are there any tricks to getting a blackmagic intensity card working in QC?

I can see the input using the blackmagic tools but not under video devices in QC (or iMovie)

Cheers James

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gtoledo3's picture
Re: BlackMagic Intensity Card

If you find the QC icon in Developer Tools/Applications, control click it, choose "Get Info" from the menu that pops up, check off the 32-bit box in that Get Info menu, and finally, restart QC, does the blackmagic start showing in the stock Video Patch's settings?

Please report back on that one if you don't mind, super curious.

jrs's picture
Re: BlackMagic Intensity Card

Nope tried that one

The intensity card should come up under the standard video patch - should it also turn up in the kineme video tools patch?

Under the settings for the standard video patch I have a greyed out box with "default". On my mac book pro I also have default but can select the i sight - I'm just wondering where in the system preferences (or elsewhere) do I set the default - for audio you can use the "Audio MIDI setup" application but there doesn't seem to be anything similar for video.

Vade and liik seem to have had it working with the standard video input patch

http://lists.apple.com/archives/quartzcomposer-dev/2007/Jul/msg00028.html

http://kineme.net/forum/Discussion/General/INeedHelpQCcrashesVideoBlackm...

http://createdigitalmotion.com/2007/05/real-time-uncompressed-hd-mixing-...

Doing some searching I found the following (from 2009)

http://www.dvcreators.net/legacyforums/index.php?topic=24573.0

which seems to point to the black magic driver version - I've tried a few old drivers though and still can't get it to work. Can someone who has one of these working please let me know what driver version they are using

There are also a few unanswered posts around the place with similar issues - did 10.6 break the intensity under qc?

Are there any other options like the matrox box that people have working with a current setup (ie 10.6.8)

Cheers James

jrs's picture
Re: BlackMagic Intensity Card

Ok I've managed to get it working using the following settings

Output from pc - 720p at 60fps Qc in 32 bit mode using standard video in

It seems that unless you have the correct output being fed into the card it doesn't turn up in QC

vade's picture
Re: BlackMagic Intensity Card

The Black Magic devices (and all similar capture devices) require true "standard" 709,601 and friends "video" rates, ie: 720p60, 720p50, 1080i60, 1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25, 1080psf24, 480p, etc to be sent. You typically cant do vga and variants, ie, wvga, xvga, (1024x768, etc), so stick with video resolutions and frame rates.

jrs's picture
Re: BlackMagic Intensity Card

As a side note I was outputting from a pc and I needed to go into the monitor settings and change the refresh rate to get it to work - not having used a pc for a long while now it took me a while to find