In September 2010 Blackmagic made a press release saying that when using Intensity Shuttle with Fresco Logic's FL1009 USB3 interface, there would be a possibility to support capture and playback of uncompressed 1080p60 material.
FL1009 is now publicly available and my question is how far are we from seeing realtime support of 1080p60 material? Does anyone know?
See following excerpt from Grant Petty's quote (or all of it here)
"We are very excited to partner with Fresco Logic and their new USB 3.0 host controller is absolutely amazing. It unlocks the quality we built into Intensity Shuttle but due to the lower performance of current USB 3.0 host controllers has remained hidden until now. I am so excited to see that with the Fresco Logic USB 3.0 host controller this quality is now unlocked" says Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. "One of the potential benefits of the increased bandwidth of USB 3.0 is that it allows customers to capture and playback at the highest quality uncompressed video, even in 1080p60, so now even consumers can access the same quality images that are used by Hollywood for feature film production. This is a revolution and has never been possible before due the high cost of transporting these high data rates in and out of computers. USB 3.0 smashes this limitation because it combines high speed, and low cost. In addition, if the customers want to use compressed video, they can now choose the compression they need instead of being locked into a specific compressed video format, which was the case on older USB 2.0 or FireWire interfaces."