caldigit t4 thunderbolt nab 2014

The new products are starting to come thick and fast. Just announced is the new CalDigit T4 Thunderbolt RAID. They are targeting professionals who want to edit with 4k material. A special price offer on the T3 for NAB too.

Today Caldigit has announced the T4 Thunderbolt 2 RAID, it's available in two versions, the T4 R is a RAID 0, 1, 5 & JBOD device. The T4 J is a RAID 0, 1 & JBOD device.

The CalDigit T4 will be available in Q3 2014 from the CalDigit Online Store and CalDigit Resellers worldwide. Pricing for the CalDigit T4 J starts at $699 MSRP for 4TB. The T4 R starts at $799 MSRP for 4TB.

CalDigit are offering 10% off T3 Thunderbolt RAIDS between April 7th to 14th 2014. Just follow the links

US Online Store  UK Online Store  EU Online Store Asia Online Store 

But back to the new T4! 


CalDigit T4. The 4K Revolution.
The CalDigit T4 is built from the ground up for professional users in mind in order to not only meet the demands of 4K post-production but also exceed them.
Both versions of the T4 feature dual Thunderbolt™ 2 ports for easy integration into any 4K post-production workflow. Thunderbolt™ 2 allows users to connect their 4K monitors and devices to the T4 for an incredibly powerful 4K post-production workflow.

“Thunderbolt™ 2 gives professional users the performance they need for working with high-resolution uncompressed 4K video formats and the T4’s data transfer performance means working with 4K files has never been easier”, said Kosta Panagos, Director of Marketing at CalDigit.

The T4 R is the most complete and cost-effective RAID 0, 1, 5 & JBOD solution on the market. The device is predominantly intended to be used as a RAID 5 solution. RAID 5 gives users performance and protection in one unit. When used in RAID 5 the T4 R gives users a redundant drive. This means that in the event of a drive failure all user data will still be in tact and there is zero downtime in post-production. All a user has to do to get the single drive redundancy back is put in a new drive and they will get their protection right back. The T4 R also supports RAID 0, RAID 1 & JBOD.

The T4 J is a RAID 0, 1 & JBOD solution. The T4 J is intended for users who either need outstanding performance (RAID 0) or a flexible JBOD device. In RAID 0 all four HDDs inside the T4 J are working together to give the best possible performance. With four SSDs in RAID 0 the T4 J can reach speeds of 1375 MB/s. That performance is the maximum performance possible through the Thunderbolt™ interface. When using the T4, professional users will know that they are getting the best performance possible. In JBOD mode the T4 J gives users four independent HDDs. JBOD is a great solution for photographers or any users who want to organize their files on different drives.

The T4 R & T4J both offer great flexibility. Both units fully support both 3.5” HDDs for up to 16TB of capacity, and SSDs for up to 4TB of capacity. Both units also have hot-swappable drives that can be used with CalDigit’s other storage solutions such as the CalDigit T3 and AV Pro.



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I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

great house giveaway 2020

2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. The shows have also been nominated for a 2021 BAFTA.

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Although both were postponed to later in the year, I worked again on ITV's coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta. 2020 was my 25th year of editing the TdF and my 20th year as lead editor. The Tour was the first broadcast show to adopt FCPX working for multiple editors on shared storage.


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BBC's Snooker has played a big part in my life, I've been editing tournament coverage since 1997. I'm proud to be part of a very creative team that has pioneered many new ideas and workflows that are now industry standard in sports' production. This is currently an Adobe Premiere edit.

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Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

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I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.


Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

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I'm always open to new ideas and opportunities, so please get in touch at editor (at) fcp.co. I've judged film competitions, presented workflow techniques to international audiences and come up with ideas for TV shows and software programs!


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