Streaming live video from a camera into a computer has never been more difficult than today. Now that cameras rely on HDMI rather than simple composite, S-Video, or FireWire ports, it can be extremely difficult to connect them to a computer. That's why I was thrilled to see the announcement by Blackmagic Design of two Thunderbolt versions of their respected Intensity video … [Read more...] about Preview: Two Thunderbolt Video Input and Output Devices from Blackmagic Design: Intensity Shuttle and Intensity Extreme
As I considered the possibilities of the new Apple/Intel interconnect technology known as Light Peak, an odd parallel with 10 Gb Ethernet popped into my head. Much of the confusion around Light Peak revolves around connectors, power conduction, and backward-compatibility. Then, like the Grinch, I thought of something I hadn't before: Why use optical at all? 10 GBASE-T does just … [Read more...] about What If Light Peak Was Electrical Rather Than Optical?