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BlackMagic Announces, Shows Off New Thunderbolt-Powered 3D Capture Box

BlackMagic Announces, Shows Off New Thunderbolt-Powered 3D Capture Box

Thunderbolt has arrived in the MacBook Pro and iMac, and may soon arrive in the Mac Pro and Mac Mini, and manufacturers are getting closer to releasing products that support the new interface. BlackMagic just announced a new 3D capture box powered by Thunderbolt.

This report comes to us by way of the Japanese blog Macotakara (translated, of course), who has reportedly already gotten a chance to tamper with the new device, called the UltraStudio 3D. It supports Thunderbolt-enabled 3D capture, and playback via HDMI and other interfaces. The device that Macotakara saw has two Thunderbolt ports, despite the official site only listing one. The below video shows the whole setup in action, which also features a new Thunderbolt-powered Promise R6 Pegasus RAID.

The setup works well, allowing for flawless recording to the RAID and real-time previews on the external display. This is the sort of work that the new Final Cut Pro X (which was recently leaked, and may be available soon) is born to handle, and I expect to see the new FCP released before hardware like this hits the retail channel. Your thoughts? Sound off in the comments!

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