News from Bluefish444…
BLUEFISH444 ANNOUNCES KRONOS K8 AVAILABILITY
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the professional video industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards and mini converters, announces the new KRONOS K8 video I/O card will be available in Q2, 2019, Multi-channel 4K I/O for HDR, HFR for IMF/DCP, Broadcast Graphics and More .
The K8 supports eight independent channels for 2K/HD/SD and multi-channel 4K, high dynamic range and high frame-rate workflows, with eight 3G-capable HD-BNC connectors, four bypass relays, four internal keyers, and the same 12-bit processing that drives every Bluefish444 I/O card, to ensure maximum video quality. Optional auxiliary connections can be added to the KRONOS K8, allowing unparalleled flexibility of digital and analogue audio, linear time code and RS-422 I/O.
Welcome to the next generation of Bluefish444, with the arrival of the KRONOS range of video, audio, and data processing I/O cards. Built with multi-channel 4K 60p, High Dynamic Range (HDR), high frame-rate SDI and SMPTE 2022 & SMPTE 2110 support for Video Over IP workflows for broadcast, production and post-production, the new KRONOS range is ready for anything that you can throw at it.
British Film Institute (BFI) Digitising Videotape with Bluefish444 IngeSTore to Preserve Precious UK Video Heritage…
Among the oldest film archives, founded in 1935, the BFI National Archive has grown to become one of the largest and most important collections of film and television in the world… BFI compared the options to meet their requirement for 12 channels of simultaneous SDI recording from their VTRs. Having discovered the Bluefish444 Epoch | Supernova CG I/O card, paired with the complementary IngeSTore multi-channel capture software, they realised a solution that would give them the desired results at the right price point.
BLUEFISH444 DEMONSTRATING FORTHCOMING IP STREAMING SOFTWARE, INGESTREAM, AT IBC SHOW 2018
With full support for NewTek’s NDI® protocol, RTP streaming and other network video protocols like SMPTE 2022/2110, Bluefish444 will demonstrate the forthcoming IngeSTream multi-channel streaming software. IngeSTream captures up to 8 channels of SMPTE 2022/2110, SDI, and/or HDMI video and audio from Bluefish444 Epoch and KRONOS hardware, and converts them to IP streams such as NDI, SMPTE 2022-6, SMPTE 2110 or RTP/RTSP. Bluefish444 will demonstrate IngeSTream streaming live video as an NDI signal to a NewTek TriCaster® Mini.
“IngeSTream will complement our IngeSTore multi-channel capture application for writing common video formats to local and shared storage,” said Tom Lithgow, Bluefish444 Product Manager. “IngeSTream is designed differently to take live video feeds from SDI/HDMI sources and create live network video streams, such as NDI, SMPTE 2110 or RTP/RTSP compressed streaming formats.”
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 deploys its products to every continent in the world through a network of OEM developers, distributors and resellers and has an installed customer base of over 20,000 systems. Our industry partners include some of the best known content creation brands deployed in Film and TV workflows worldwide and our customers include the most recognisable names in the creation and delivery of professional video to consumers.
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 proprietorially 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.
With a strong focus on the future, Bluefish444 makes substantial investments in continuous R&D. Our mission through innovation is to deliver solutions today for the professional video industry’s technical advancements of tomorrow.
File based workflows, high resolution 4K production, 4K post-production, HDR workflows, and video over IP are at the forefront of transitions in the professional video industry. Bluefish444 are continuously innovating in these areas.
DELIVER THE HIGHEST QUALITY 2K/HD VIDEO WORKFLOWS WITH EPOCH | NEUTRON.
Born from Epoch | 4K Supernova the smallest star is formed. Epoch | Neutron a tiny star radiating immense power.
World’s most accessible video card
DARE TO GO WHERE NO OTHER CARD HAS GONE BEFORE!
The Epoch | 4K Supernova range is Bluefish444’s 4K, 2K, HD & SD video and audio I/O card range for professional video workflows on Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems. Capable of up to 8 independent and simultaneous channels of 3G/HD/SD-SDI input or output, the Epoch | 4K Supernova range also features AES Digital Audio I/O, Analogue Audio Output, LTC I/O and dedicated Genlock BNCs. If you require up to 4K 60p input or output, the Epoch | 4K Supernova TURBO will meet your needs.
ACHIEVE THE MOST DEMANDING 4K UHD WORKFLOWS WITH THE FLEXIBILITY OF EPOCH | 4K SUPERNOVA TURBO.
Epoch 4K Supernova TURBO is the only solution to allow capture and playback of Advanced 4K UHD workflows without changing your configuration.
Epoch | 4K Supernova TURBO Dare to go where no other card has gone before!
Epoch | 4K Supernova TURBO, the world’s most capable 4K SDI video card with bi-directional BNC’s providing both 4K capture and 4K playback. Each bi-directional video connector on the Epoch | 4K Supernova TURBO is capable of 3G/2K/HD/SD video I/O bringing unrivalled flexibility and power to your video application.
ACHIEVE THE MOST DEMANDING 4K UHD WORKFLOWS WITH THE FLEXIBILITY OF EPOCH | 4K SUPERNOVA S+ TURBO.
Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ TURBO is the only solution to deliver capture and playback of Advanced 4K UHD 3G 60FPS from the same workstation without changing the system configuration or cabling.
Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ TURBO Dare to go where no other card has gone before!
The Bluefish444 SDI110 Synapse Converter delivers high-quality SDI to HDMI video and audio signal processing in a small form factor, with second to none build quality and reliability. Bluefish444 Synapse Converters are designed and manufactured to the same exacting standards as our world renowned uncompressed SDI video cards, and include professional features such as lockable power supplies, redundant I/O’s and video down-converters.
Strictly adhering to SMPTE video standards allows user to have confidence that any compliant SMPTE SDI signal can be converted by the SDI110 Synapse Converter at the highest quality possible, and with true reliability.
Synapse SDI110 conversions from 3G/HD/SD-SDI to HDMI include video scaling, PsF mode and deinterlacing, all configured via DIP switches on the side of the converter. The 3G/HD/SD-SDI input signal is simultaneously displayed through the 3G/HD/SD-SDI loop-through. A second SDI input is provided for redundancy, providing a fail-safe mechanism should an input be lost. An on-screen display utility provides status information about the configuration settings of the converter, and an embedded pattern generator is available to calibrate 3rd party monitors.
The Bluefish444 HDMI120 Synapse Converter delivers high-quality HDMI video and audio signal processing in a small form factor, with second to none build quality and reliability. Bluefish444 HDMI120 Synapse Converters are designed and manufactured to the same exacting standards as our world renowned uncompressed SDI video cards, and include professional features such as lockable power supplies, redundant I/O’s and a quality video downconverter.
Strictly adhering to SMPTE video standards, Synapse HDMI120 allows users to have confidence that HDMI video and audio signals will be converted to a compliant SMPTE SDI signal by the Synapse HDMI120 at the highest quality possible and with true reliability.
Synapse HDMI120 conversions from HDMI to 3G/HD/SD-SDI include video scaling and PsF mode, configured via DIP switches on the side of the converter. The 3G/HD/SD-SDI output signal is simultaneously displayed to two 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections, allowing monitoring of recorded signals. A second HDMI input is provided for redundancy, providing a fail-safe mechanism should an input be lost. An on-screen display utility provides status information about the configuration settings of the converter, and an embedded pattern generator is available to calibrate 3rd party monitors.
The Bluefish444 ANA140 Synapse Converter delivers high-quality analogue video and audio signal processing in a small form factor, with second to none build quality and reliability. Bluefish444 ANA140 Synapse Converters are designed and manufactured to the same exacting standards as our world renowned uncompressed SDI video cards, and include professional features such as lockable power supplies, audio muxing and a quality video down-converter.
Strictly adhering to SMPTE video standards Synapse Converters allow the user to have confidence that analogue video signals will be converted to a compliant SMPTE SDI signal by the ANA140 Synapse Converter at the highest quality possible, and with true reliability.
Synapse conversions from Composite, Component SD/HD, and S-Video signals to SDI include video scaling and PsF mode, configured via DIP switches on the side of the Converter. A second SDI output provides for additional monitoring of signals being converted for recording. AES, or analogue stereo audio signals can be muxed into the SDI output, and an on-screen display utility provides status information about the configuration settings of the Converter.
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.
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