Blackmagic Design has begun shipping the new Thunderbolt 2-equipped version of its UltraStudio 4K.

Described as “the world’s first video device with Thunderbolt 2 technology”, the UltraStudio 4K offers 20Gbps capture and playback of SD, HD, Ultra HD and DCI 4K.

Priced at £625, the rack-mounted capture and playback device features a machined aluminium front panel with an integrated colour LCD screen.

Blackmagic chief executive Grant Petty said: “With faster, more powerful Thunderbolt 2 computers on the way, video professionals will be able to work with multiple streams of 4K and get more layers of real-time effects and colour correction than ever before.”