I’m thinking of getting Blackmagic Ultrastudio Express Thunderbolt box for my MBP (late '11), but for Windows7-64bit, not OSX. The most important feature for me would be to play back video from internal SSD to HDMI monitor full screen while making music & sound design on laptop screen with Nuendo 6.04 (64-bit). Does anyone run similar setup and what are the experiences, is it stable and working OK?
If so, what kind of resolutions and codecs are the best choices? How do you usually convert your video files you get from your customers? Or do you just simply load the MOV on the timeline without much thinking about it? I’ve noticed many h264 files are glitchy and CPU hungry in Nuendo video window unless encoded properly, is it same thing with Blackmagic?
I know Blackmagic says all this should work on Nuendo and Cubase, but I’d rather hear about some real world experiences before spending money on new hardware.