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I recently bought the black magic intensity pro (pci-e) not the shuttle. I mostly bought it to do live video game streaming. As I understand it The NES, SNES, and Genisis, put out signals at 240p which the card can not recognize.

I was looking at a few things.

First from monoprice, composite to hdmi
Composite to Hdmi

I was also looking at the SCART devices

Any help would be great with this or advice.
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Pick up a proper video processor as a capture interface. This gives you RGB support and an unlocked output (meaning that even if a source doesn't deliver spot-on 59.94Hz, e.g. the SNES with 60.1Hz, you still get a perfect 720p59.94Hz signal for capturing.

A 2nd hand iScan HD will cost you about $100-120, but it's worth it compared to buying several really bad converters which you will eventually not use anyway.

Here's a sample recording, using a HDPVR2 and a VP20. The HDPVR2 - just like the BMD does not accept 240p on it's own: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUeZxXm8_II
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question on your vp20, if i plug in an hdmi, can i send the audio out optical? and does the composite come out of the hdmi port?

Also what do you mainly use your video processor for?
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question on your vp20, if i plug in an hdmi, can i send the audio out optical?
both, HDMI and SPDIF (coax and optical).
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and does the composite come out of the hdmi port?
sure, composite video gets upscaled to a resolution of your choice.

I use a bunch of VPs for playing games, check my signature for extensive reviews of most units.
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I did click on your signature, and i read through it, which is what made me decide on the Vp30. And i can use it for other things, since i also do video prodiction too
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This video explains how to record in 240p gameplay of the retroconsole with Thunderbolt Blackmagic Intensity. The video is in Italian but you understand what to do and what you need to connect. However you will find some useful information in the infobox.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gCO__zSqOM

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In the video he does exactly what I suggested - using a video processor as a capture interface to decouple the output refresh rate from the input refresh rate (and upscale the image). Still works great and an iScan HD isn't usually more than $100-150.
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