The problem has been the wait to get these new small portable but fast peripherals.
In a recent fxguide rc podcast, Jason and Mike commented about the delays in seeing products actually shipping.
Due to various factors, including a lack of controller chips, Thunderbolt devices have taken a while to materialize.
But we're starting to see some cool products come to market that are especially suited to production and post production.
Key Features Expands Your Computer's Connectivity and Capabilities—Enables you to use Express Card/34 adapters with Thunderbolt technology-equipped computers Reads Sx S Memory Cards—Ingests footage from Sx S memory cards at up to 400 MB/s Fast Interface—High-performance 10 Gb/s Thunderbolt technology, 5.0 Gb/s Express Card 2.0 Supports Common Express Card/34 Adapters—Supports a wide range of interfaces from Gigabit Ethernet and e SATA controllers to Fire Wire and USB 3.0 Supports Qio Interface Adapters—Enables use of Qio, Qio E3, and Qio CF4 pro media readers via Express Card interface with Thunderbolt technology-enabled computers Supports Specialty Express Card/34 Adapters— Supports Express Card adapters for specialty devices such as AJA® io Express and Prism Sound ADA-8XR and Orpheus Fastest and Least Expensive Sx S Memory Card Reader with Thunderbolt Technology.
High-performance Sx S memory cards are used in Sony's popular XDCAM® EX™ line of professional HD camcorders and the ARRI® ALEXA line of digital cameras.
Mac Compatibility Mac® with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port Mac with a Thunderbolt 3 port with an Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter OS X® 10.6.8 mac OS Sierra compatible Windows Compatibility Compatible Products The following products have been tested and are compatible with Sonnet's Echo Express Card/34 Thunderbolt Adapter.
Additional products will be added to the list as they add support for Thunderbolt technology.
In addition, the adapter ingests footage from Sx S memory cards at up to 400 MB/s.
Echo Express Card Pro includes a 5-year warranty and gives you the additional connectivity you need, today. Sonnet's Echo Express Card Pro opens a world of connectivity options to any Thunderbolt technology-enabled computer.
Up until recently, most creative professionals were limited to Fire Wire and USB based card readers which, while once state of the art, have become a significant bottleneck in most workflows that utilize increasingly large photo and video files.