After ordering my Pegasus R6 12TB Thunderbolt Raid solution from the Apple store it arrived three days later.
Firstly what they don’t tell you till you open the box is that this will self configure itself in Raid 5 but will take ten hours to do so, fortunately I am not using it with my Thunderbolt enabled MacBook Air so I switched it on pressed the orange button and it very quietly chuntered away to itself with all 12 blue LEDs flickering till the small hours of the morning.
Once it’s happy with itself it switches off…job done. My dilemma was do I have to attach it to a Thunderbolt port in order for this to take place but you don’t.
My new Thunderbolt iMac is being “processed” as I write and my Blackmagic Ultra Studio Express is on it’s way from Holdan via H Preston Media.
This editing setup using FCPX is a third of the price I payed to CVP over twelve years ago for a Digisuite NLE using Matrox technology running an editing program called Speed Razor and 8 SCUSSI 25GB hard drives in a tower (200 GB of storage) remembering I was editing DV footage at that time.
I have a major project to edit at the end of January so I have no option but to go down this route, one I am looking forward to, my only dilemma is my video monitor, will it be a Hi spec 32″ LED (HDMI only) or one with SDI and HDMI at three times the cost.