Thursday, April 15, 2010

No USB 3.0 on new MacBooks

The first USB 3.0 certified devices only appeared back in January, so I guess we can't really be surprised/upset that the MacBooks just announced don't have USB 3.0. If I'm honest, it hadn't even occurred to me that it was a problem until a friend complained about the lack yesterday. But USB 3.0 devices are starting to appear, and it seems obvious that videocameras will be one market segment that will take advantage of this new spec.

Just this week, Blackmagic announced the $199 Intensity Shuttle - available in May - a 10-bit HDMI and analog video capture and playback box that works with USB 3.0.

 Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle

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