Blackmagic was among a handful of firms to demonstrate products featuring high-speed input/output technology Thunderbolt at last week’s NAB in Las Vegas.

Thunderbolt was developed by Intel and Apple and is available on the Macbook Pro. It delivers bandwidth at 10Gbps via a single cable.

Blackmagic claimed its UltraStudio 3D capture and playback system is the first working Thunderbolt device.

It has full resolution, dual-stream 3D support, 12-bit hardware architecture, dual-link 3Gbps SDI and up to 1080p60 in SDI. It will be available in July.

AJA previewed its Thunderbolt-enabled prototype for high framerate 2K 3D, 4K and 5K workflows. Codenamed Phaser, it supports HDMI I/O, 10-bit hardware-based up, down and cross conversions.

Matrox demonstrated Thunderbolt support for its MXO2 line of video I/O boxes, which will be available in July.

LaCie showed its Little BigDisk, which the manufacturer said can deliver multiple streams of HD video and offload “hours of content in minutes”.