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Eric PieferThunderbolt splitter
by on Jun 1, 2012 at 12:50:20 pm

Hi Guys,

is there anyone here who can tell me if there is a Thundesplitter on the market....?

What I want to do is the following:

Use Display port to get DVI OUT on my Macbook Pro 15"
Use that same port to connect my Thunderbolt capture card from Blackmagic

Normally you should say you just daisy chain the Thunderbolt devices, but this is not possible on the Display Port cable OR on the Blackmagic capture card.

ps I also do not know if this is the right forum to post this question is (there are so many sub categories hehe)

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Steve ModicaRe: Thunderbolt splitter
by on Jun 1, 2012 at 4:01:38 pm

Is the blackmagic device a PCIE card? You could put it in a magma chassis and run out to the display.
They also have a PCIE switch in the box so you'll have 2 other slots. They can better multiplex the traffic that way so it out performs 3 daisy chained units.

Steve Modica
CTO, Small Tree Communications

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Eric PieferRe: Thunderbolt splitter
by on Jun 1, 2012 at 4:17:42 pm

Hi Steve,
thanks for your reaction, but no I'm using the Intensity Extreme with the Thunderbolt connection, so that why I can't hook up a second monitor because the Thunderbolt port is occupied by the capture card... :(

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Vdj BelovedRe: Thunderbolt splitter
by on Sep 11, 2012 at 9:52:14 pm

I'm trying to do the same thing. Someone please help.

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John DavidsonRe: Thunderbolt splitter
by on Sep 11, 2012 at 11:18:17 pm

is this a retina macbook pro?

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.

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