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The Professional's Choice
Bluefish444 is an innovative developer, manufacturer and marketer of uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI, HDMI & ASI I/O video cards and mini converters for the professional video industry. Founded in 1998, we are headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. Bluefish444 is considered the Professionals’ Choice for video I/O by virtue of the quality, stability, and features of our products and the support we back them with.
Bluefish444 was the first SDI video card manufacturer to supply uncompressed 4K UHD SDI I/O workflows to the professional video industry in 2012. Before that, Bluefish444 was a pioneer of the Digital Intermediate workflow delivering the first real time uncompressed 4:4:4 SDI I/O in 2003 as the industry transitioned between film, tape and digital intermediate files.
At the heart of Bluefish444’s SDI I/O technology is a proprietarily developed 12 bit video processing engine continuously developed over a decade and consecutively deployed in each generation of new design to ensure the highest quality acquisition, preview and mastering of SDI video.
Processing Media at the Highest Quality for Preview and Master
At the heart of Bluefish444’s SDI I/O technology is a proprietarily 12 bit video processing engine continuously developed over a decade and consecutively deployed in each generation of new design.
8 bit, 10 bit or 12 bit RGB <-> YUV colour space conversions occur during SDI monitoring and mastering. Bluefish444 process the 8 bit, 10 bit or 12 bit media files at 12 bit pixel depth which includes 4,096 discrete values or red, green and blue per pixel. By contrast 10 bit pixel processing invokes only 1,024 discrete values. Put simply, 12 bit processing is 4 times the quality of the 10 bit processing.
bluefish444 - Software Support
IngeSTore and DNxHD IngeSTore
Bluefish444 have developed IngeSTore as a complementary multi-channel ingest tool enabling Bluefish444 hardware to capture multiple independent format SDI sources simultaneously. IngeSTore can be used seamlessly in combination with popular NLE software such as Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro CC to provide a simultaneous capture and output solution with compatible Bluefish444 hardware and firmware modes. Bluefish444 DNxHD IngeSTore features a software license upgrade to encode uncompressed SDI to Avid compliant OP-ATOM DNxHD media.
Symmetry is Bluefish444’s proprietary integrated DI acquisition, review and play out software for Windows and is bundled free with all Bluefish444 hardware. Symmetry is designed as a Digital Intermediary capture and playback solution for digital content creators, compositors and editors that work in either 10-bit RGB or 10-bit YUV colour space. Its flexibility and intuitive interface means that it easily integrates into any video or film post-production environment.
Third Party - Supported Software Applications
Bluefish444’s Windows, Linux and Mac OSX drivers provide unparalleled stability having been continuously developed for the last decade from a single code base and widely adopted by manufacturers under O.E.M arrangements in mission critical environments involving 24/7/365 operation.
Bluefish444 Professional and Developer cards use the same Windows, Linux and Mac OSX drivers and API’s ensuring consistent, reliable performance.
Cross platform support with Industry Leading 3rd party software:
The Bluefish444 Synapse Mini Converters deliver high quality video and audio signal conversion in a small form factor, with second to none build quality and reliability. Bluefish444 Synapse Mini Converters are designed and manufactured to the same exacting standards as our world-renowned uncompressed SDI video I/O cards, and include professional features such as lockable power supplies, redundant I/O’s, and a quality video downconverter.
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