Blackmagic’s Intensity Pro is a PCI Express card which allows you to capture footage from an unprotected HDMI source, along with analogue Composite, S-Video and Component footage. Believe it or not, capturing via HDMI could deliver superior quality from certain HD camcorders than a traditional Firewire link, and doing so with the Intensity can also deliver files which are quicker and easier to edit too. However, users may meet some issues when they use the tool, now, just take a look at the question of somebody:
“I’m getting the BlackMagic Design Intensity Pro (Mac OS 10.6.6) to capture in 720 59.96 ProRes 422, which work great on my Mac Lion with FCP 7 setup. The issue I’ve been running into lately is I need to collaborate with other studios that are using Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. The issue I need to create some premiere project on my Windows 7 pc while Premiere Pro doesn’t/ can’t import ProRes 422 files (.mov files). Is there any plugin or solution that I can get Black Magic Intensity Pro ProRes files compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro?”
ProRes in a MOV file format from Black Magic Intensity Pro is beyond the capability of Adobe Premiere. To solve the problem, you need to convert BlackMagic Design Intensity Pro ProRes files to Premiere Pro supported format and codec. Follow the tutorial below to get Intensity Pro recorded ProRes files into Premiere Pro for editing.
Pavtube ProRes Video Converter for Mac – A professional ProRes to Premiere Pro Converter
- PS. If you run PC, pls download and buy ProRes Converter for Windows
The Mac ProRes to Premiere Pro Converter provides customers with several simple editing functions, including cropping, trimming, deinterlacing, watermarking, adding special effects, and audio replacing, which help you do a fast and necessary editing on your footage before importing them to Premiere Pro. It also supports versatile output options for iPad, Android tablets and mainstream editing software: like How to import BlackMagic Intensity Pro recordings to Avid)
How to Convert BlackMagic Intensity Pro ProRes files to MPEG for Premiere Pro
Step 1. Run the Pavtube ProRes Converter for Mac as the perfect Mac ProRes to MPEG Converter, and load your BlackMagic Intensity Pro ProRes footage to this Mac app.
Step 2. Click on “Format” bar and select output format from drop-down list. Premiere Pro prefers AVI or MPEG format for editing. Here I suggest you follow “Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas” to select “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” or “WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)” format. You can also choose “Format -> HD Video -> MPEG-2 HD Video(*.mpg)” as out format for Premiere Pro.
Step 3. You can control output video quality by setting resolution, bitrate and frame rate in “Settings”. For preserving 5.1 channels surround sound, set audio channels to “5.1 channels” instead of Stereo. To keep 1080p full HD high quality, you can set video bitrate up and Size to 1920×1080.
For MPEG-2 (*.mpg) profile settings:
For MPEG-2 HD Video(*.mpg) profile settings
Step 4. Click on the “Convert” button to start convert BlackMagic Intensity Pro ProRes to MPEG/WMV for Premiere Pro editing. By ticking off the checkbox before “Merge into one file” option, you can combine all the checked videos into one file.
When conversion is completed, you can click “Open” to get the Premiere Pro MPEG files from its default output folder.
Now open up Adobe Premiere Pro and you’re ready to import Black Magic Intensity Pro recordings to Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 for post-production~
- PS. If you do not know how to import video to Premiere Pro, please refer to my old post: How to Import Media Files to Premiere Pro on Mac