Intel has publically stated in their news room that that Canon is excited about Thunderbolt!
Hiroo Edakubo, Group Executive of Canon’s Video Products Group stated, “We are excited about Thunderbolt technology and feel it will bring new levels of performance and simplicity to the video creation market.”
The press release goes on to say “Canon joins a growing list of companies looking to build products using Thunderbolt technology.”
Thunderbolt is an ultra high speed data transfer technology developed by Intel that in its initial form is capable of transfer speed of 10 Gbps per port Bi-directional in dual channel.
Intel’s own Thunderbolt website states the following:
- Transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds
- Backup 1 year of continuous MP3 playback in just over 10 minutes
Most recently Apple has announced that Thunderbolt will make an appearance on the new MacBook Pro. If Canon supports this technology on future DSLR and Video camera models it will give the ability to transfer multi gigabyte media files from a Canon device in a matter of seconds.
Future implementations of thunderbolt based on optical fiber technology is expected to see the transfer speed further pushed to 100 Gbps.
Now the team here at Canon Answers is hoping we will see the first Canon Thunderbolt enabled devices in the future Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EOS 1Ds Mark 4. Please Canon please!