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randyman
05-07-2012, 10:21 AM
My current laptop doesn't have Thunderbolt; this rumored AirBook might be just the thing for running that bundled Scopes software.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20120507PD214.html

yoclay
05-07-2012, 11:20 AM
Can we run scopes without thunderbolt, just using the mini-display port?
Probably been asked already, but can't find the answer.

If not, it's gonna be kind of useless.
I mean I am not going to go out and buy a new macbook or desktop just so the Ultrascopes can work.

mbeck
05-07-2012, 11:33 AM
No, you have to use thunderbolt.

bumkicho
05-07-2012, 11:56 AM
Doesn't ultrascope require certain GPU specs like Resolve? I have a macbook-air with thunderbolt..hmm.. It would be great if it could at least run ultrascope. I know Resolve won't run on my airbook.

randyman
05-07-2012, 12:07 PM
That's a good point. BMD's current UltraScope offerings are hardware/software-based, so I'm not sure what GPU requirements would be for their software-only version.

I'm *guessing*, though - and I don't think it's too much of a stretch - that any laptop with a Thunderbolt port will be able to deal with the graphics requirements. It just doesn't seem like the scope displays will be as processor-intensive as real-time multinode grading of HD or higher-res material.

bumkicho
05-07-2012, 01:33 PM
I'm *guessing*, though - and I don't think it's too much of a stretch - that any laptop with a Thunderbolt port will be able to deal with the graphics requirements. It just doesn't seem like the scope displays will be as processor-intensive as real-time multinode grading of HD or higher-res material.

It would be great if anyone can confirm this.

Steve4505
05-07-2012, 01:53 PM
I've been reading Thunderbolt will start coming out in 2 months for PC's.

Kingswell
05-07-2012, 02:02 PM
I remember reading in the Ultrascope manual that the number of scopes you can see at any one time is dependent on your gpu. For windows Lenovo are releasing the Thinkpad Edge S430 with prices starting from $749, and i think the Sony Vaio Z has or will have thunderbolt.

Paul Stephen Edwards
05-07-2012, 07:10 PM
Maybe this has been addressed elsewhere, but how will we mount the Ultrascope software to an optical drive-less Macbook Air? Will it be through the camera?

StephenM
05-07-2012, 07:59 PM
Connects to the camera via a Thunderbolt cable to the computer.

Philip Lipetz
05-07-2012, 08:17 PM
Software can mount from external hard drive, download,or remote use of another copmputer's drive over wifi.