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Intensity Pro 4K Linux Install



  • Arch Linux x86_64
  • Fish v3.4.1
  • GNU bash v5.1.16


  • General understanding of using a Linux terminal (command-line interface)
  • Steps prefixed with a "$" (dollar sign) represents the CLI (command-line interface) prompt
  • Steps prefixed with a "#" (number sign) represents the CLI prompt with elevated user permissions (e.g. root)
  • The text after the "$" or "#" is to be entered at the CLI

Install Capture Card

  1. Power off the computer system.
  2. Remove computer case cover to access the motherboard expansion slots.
  3. Insert video capture card into a PCIe slot that supports a 4, 8 or 16 lane.


    Refer to the box or product page specifications to find the number of lanes required for the capture card.

  4. Secure video capture card based upon the computer case requirements.

  5. Install computer case cover.

Install Software and Drivers

  1. Power on the system.
  2. Install capture card drivers.

    # pikaur -Sy decklink


    The "decklink" package also provides three applications, "Blackmagic Desktop Video Setup", "Blackmagic RAW Player" and "Blackmagic RAW Speed Test".

  3. Install Blackmagic Design Media Express (optional).

    # pikaur -Sy mediaexpress


    Media Express package maybe installed if desired to capture video, organize and manage media files.

  4. Enable and start the required Systemd Unit.

    # systemctl enable DesktopVideoHelper.service
    # systemctl start DesktopVideoHelper.service

Post-Install Configuration

  1. Open "Blackmagic Desktop Video Setup" application.
  2. Click on the device image or icon to open settings.
  3. Set all the desired settings and then click on the "Save" button.
  4. Close application.


  • /usr/lib/blackmagic/DesktopVideo/
  • /usr/share/doc/desktopvideo/
  • /usr/share/doc/desktopvideo-gui/