Blackmagic Design announced a new capture device that uses the Apple Thunderbolt Interface.
At 209€ ($300) this external capture card for Macs is a very affordable and strong editing and capturing solution. Blackmagic is proud to bring the first product of its kind that uses the Thunderbolt interface to the market.
As everything else, it’s not compatible with Final Cut Pro X (or is it the other way around?).
It captures 10bit Full HD uncompressed, the ProRes formats or DPX (you’d use the latter to go into Avid, there’s no direct DNxHD for Avid users).
If you own a Thunderbolt laptop like a Macbook Pro you can capture 10bit directly from the hdmi feed of a camera for very little money. The Blackmagic Intensity Extreme will be available in the fourth quarter of 2011 and cost 209€ ($300).
Now all we need is a camera that we can use this device with.
If you need HD-SDI connection you should check out the UltraStudio 3D. As a side effect it will also make you 3D ready. This one will be available shortly and will set you back by $945 (670€). Get it here.
You can now find more info on these devices on the Blackmagic Website.