ThunderPack™ is a revolutionary portable all-in-one solution for digital film and TV production. Its future-proof design can easily handle the huge files generated by today’s 4K/6K/8K cameras with its Thunderbolt 2 or 3 interface and superior 120TB storage capacity.
ThunderPacktm simplifies what are now complex workflows involving clumsy production carts, external equipment needed for high resolution monitoring, fast storage arrays, and making sure there’s enough power available when it’s needed.
It connects to Apple™ MacBook Pro™, MacBook Air™, and MacProtm “trash can” computers via a Thunderbolt™ 2 port (upgradable to Thunderbolt™ 3) where all commonly used software (Avid, FCP, Resolve, YoYotta, etc.) can access files directly and rapidly. Tablets and smartphones connect via ThunderPacktm’s optional WiFi module. The case is outfitted with a unique large wheel system with shock absorbers for moving through rugged terrain.
Optional carbon fiber work surfaces attach to the telescoping handle when extended to hold laptops, keyboards, color grading panels, and monitors.
ThunderPacktm combines a 24-drive 2.5” disk RAID array (up to 120TB (RAID-0 or 110TB RAID-6), SAS3 access to an optional LTO-7 for backing up rushes, Gigabit Ethernet and a 3-port Gigabit Ethernet switch with DHCP server for connecting other devices, and a Blackmagic Design™ Decklink Duo video I/O card. ThunderPack™ is powered by a sophisticated 320W power management system, or by any available 12V solar panel or external battery pack. It includes a 588Wh Li-ion battery UPS with 6 batteries.
When the Thunderbolt 3 interface becomes available (Q3 2017) the ThunderPacktm will become the fastest data transfer system on the market delivering up to 3,300 MB/s using HDDs and nearly saturating the Thunderbolt 3 bus when using SSDs.
ThunderPacktm comes in different models allowing connection to external LTOs and the Codex Capture Drives. It offers an optional BMD Decklink Duo for connecting to complex workflows.