Wait a minute! AJA just recently started shipping its US$295 T-TAP (I published my review yesterday) and already Blackmagic is about to deliver its new UltraStudio Mini Monitor for only US$145? C’mon! That’s less than half of the price of the T-TAP! You probably know that they are both out-only Thunderbolt audio/video interfaces. Ahead, you’ll see what’s the same and what’s different between AJA’s T-TAP and Blackmagic’s UltraStudio Mini Monitor.
Comparison chart between AJA’s T-TAP and Blackmagic’s UltraStudio Mini Monitor
If you read the comparison chart above, you’ll see that there are many more similarities than differences. If you need to monitor 2K or 3D over HDMI, you can justify the extra cost of the T-TAP. If you use a DreamColor monitor and are willing to use CPU-based color space conversion (see my related T-TAP article), the T-TAP will actually work out to be less expensive since it won’t require the US$495 “Band-Aid”. If you ever want to do grading using DaVinci Resolve, the T-TAP is out. See my related article UltraStudio Mini Monitor works with DaVinci Resolve for US$145, but should you use it for serious grading? to determine whether the UltraStudio Mini Monitor is in or out for you.
- T-TAP Thunderbolt out-only interface: the details in general + with a DreamColor monitor from October 29, 2012
- UltraStudio Mini Monitor works with DaVinci Resolve for US$145, but should you use it for serious grading?
- HP DreamColor Mac connectivity & functionality: update 2012.3 …coming soon
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My latest ebook
I have just published an ebook in two languages.
The format is Kindle, but even if you don’t have a Kindle device, you can read Kindle books on many other devices using a free Kindle app. That includes iPad, iPhone, Android phones, Android tablets, Mac computers, Windows computers, some Blackberry phones and Windows 7 phones.
In English, it is currently available in the following Amazon stores, depending upon your region:
- At Amazon.com (for all of the Americas and the Republic of India)
- Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom)
- Amazon.de (Germany)
- Amazon.es (Spain, pero a lo mejor lo prefieres en castellano, a continuación)
- Amazon.fr (France)
- Amazon.it (Italy)
If you’re going to buy a Kindle book as a gift, you must do so via the Pan-American Amazon store (the first one listed above), regardless of where you live or where the recipient lives.
En castellano, está disponible actualmente en las siguientes tiendas Amazon, según tu región:
- Amazon.com (todas las Am©ricas y la República de la India)
- Amazon.co.uk (Reino Unido)
- Amazon.de (Alemania)
- Amazon.es (España)
- Amazon.fr (Francia)
- Amazon.it (Italia)
Si vas a comprar un libro Kindle como regalo, debes hacerlo vía la tienda panamericana de Amazon (la primera de la lista) sin importar donde vivas tú o donde viva la persona que recibirá el regalo.
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