Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic MultiDock, a new rack-based hard disk chassis with Thunderbolt technology that allows up to 4 hard disks or solid state disks to be inserted and mounted on any Thunderbolt based Mac or Windows computer. Blackmagic MultiDock will retail for US$595.
Blackmagic MultiDock will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2013 booth at #SL218.
The Blackmagic MultiDock is a rack mount hard disk dock that allows independent disks to be inserted and mounted on the user’s computer. It also offers the option for multiple disks to be striped together to build an inexpensive Thunderbolt-based disk array.
With the introduction of Blackmagic Design’s HyperDeck SSD recorder/players as well as the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K that all use high speed solid state disks as their media, there has been a need for a broadcast strength rack mount dock that allows multiple disks to be managed and media to be used on computers.
The new Blackmagic MultiDock features a strong metal rack mount chassis and easy to access “cartridge” style design on the front of the unit that enables customers to work with large amounts of media more efficiently.
The built in Thunderbolt connection gives the Blackmagic MultiDock massive data transfer speeds. Each disk dock features an independent SATA interface chip, providing customers extremely fast access and data transfers.
“The Blackmagic MultiDock is a fantastic solution to managing storage in a busy broadcast or post production environment. It’s fantastic when using disks independently or when striping them together as a large disk array,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “We think the Blackmagic MultiDock is going to solve the problem of managing disks and make editing even faster!”
Blackmagic MultiDock Key Features
4 disk docking slots with attractive illuminated disk access indicators.
Rack mount design with built in 110V to 240V power supply. 1 RU size.
High speed Thunderbolt connection for Mac and Windows computers.
Availability and Price
Blackmagic MultiDock will be available May for US$595 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
Product photos of the Blackmagic MultiDock, and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com/press/images.
About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagicdesign.com.