« on: June 26, 2014, 04:55:23 AM »
When Canon switches to CFast then I can see them switching to USB 3 from USB 2.
Apple dropped Firewire altogether because of the bandwidth limitation of the standard at 40MB/s and 80MB/s. These were fast during the time of USB 1.x and USB 2.x but Firewire pales in comparison to USB 3 speeds of 500MB/s
Thunderbolt 1 & 2 are spec'd to 1,000MB/s & 2,000GB/s respectively.
What probably restricted Canon from transitioning to faster I/O is size, heat, power draw, price, usability, demand & workflow.
It is possible that SDI is too high end or it isnt as popular as HDMI. If you do want a pro video camera then get a Cinema EOS and not a EOS?just curious what you guys think the next cameras will have in regards to their connection for tethered shooting? Will Canon put USB3 or Thunderbolt and if it's Thunderbolt could there be a new version of Thunderbolt that doesn't coincide with today's version?
I have not kept up on the computer news but I do remember when Apple dropped firewire 400 that a lot of cameras were using for tethered shooting
thanks for any insights
p.s any reason why they won't put SDI connections verses HDMI?
Ah yes...apple and their curiously bizarre support for unloveed and unadopted standards. Look how many devices have usb 3 compared to either firewire or thunderbolt. There's loads of USB 3 but hardly none outside of Apple who have supported thunderbolt. Who cares if it's theoretically a faster port if you can't get many devices to connect to it?