Round Up of Latest News From Bluefish444 – November 2017

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Bluefish444 Add IP Capture To 4K HDR Adobe Video Tools


Capture from new IP video transports, and GPU accelerated 4K HDR SDI support for Bluefish444 Epoch and KRONOS products with Adobe Creative Cloud video tools

Bluefish444 KRONOS and Epoch SDI, HDMI, and Video Over IP I/O solutions are perfectly suited for professional video production with Adobe Premiere® Pro CCAdobe After Effects® CC, and the other video tools included with Adobe Creative Cloud. All new and existing customers will have the ability to capture SMPTE 2022-6 Video Over IP streams directly within Adobe Premiere Pro CC. This new support will be made available to both the new KRONOS and existing Epoch customers connected to SMPTE 2022-6 10Gb networks through standard off-the-shelf 10Gb Network Interfaces.

With GPU-accelerated performance for emerging post-production workflows, including 4K high dynamic range (HDR) and Video Over IP, Bluefish444 video cards and Adobe provide an ideal technology combination for creating cutting edge content in all environments from broadcast to post-production.

Bluefish444’s Adobe Mercury Transmit support for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Adobe Audition®, and other tools brings high performance in the most demanding workflows, requiring real-time video I/O from UHD and 4K high frame rate sequences.


Bluefish444 Epoch video card support adds:

  • SMPTE 2022-6 1.5G Capture
  • HD/SD SDI input and output
  • 4K/2K SDI input and output
  • 12/10/8-bit SDI input and output
  • 4K/2K/HD/SD HDMI preview
  • Quad Split 4K UHD SDI
  • 2 Sample Interleaved 4K UHD SDI
  • 23, 24, 25, 29, 30FPS video input and output
  • 48, 50, 59, 60FPS video input and output
  • Dual Link 1.5G SDI
  • 3G-SDI (Level A+B)
  • Quad Link 1.5G & 3G SDI
  • AES digital audio
  • Analogue audio monitoring
  • RS-422 machine control
  • 12-bit video colour space conversions

“Bluefish444 have been able to bring SMPTE 2022-6 capture support to Adobe Premiere Pro CC without additional Bluefish444 hardware, thanks to our new IPConnect interface”

“The IPConnect API allows our SDK developers using our Adobe Transmit plugin to capture SMPTE 2022-6 streams from standard 10Gb Network interfaces. This, coupled with our unrivaled SDI I/O support, makes for an extremely versatile solution for new and existing customers.”
Tom Lithgow, Product Manager, Bluefish444

“Demand for 4K content and HDR is growing”

“The Bluefish444 video I/O solutions, including IP technologies, showcase the power of Adobe Creative Cloud video tools for advanced workflows with demanding new formats.”
Sue Skidmore, Head of Partner Relations for Professional Video, Adobe

NewTek Connect Pro Now Supporting 4K SDI to NDI® With Bluefish444

Bluefish444 SDI cards send and receive 4K NDI video and audio over IP to support interconnected production workflows with NewTek Connect Pro

The collaboration between Bluefish444 and NewTek enables input and output of SDI video signals up to 4K 60p as part of an NDI-based IP workflow. This allows Bluefish444 installations globally to implement interconnected, Ultra HD production workflows comprised of SDI and IP-based technologies. The latest NewTek Connect Pro update also coincides with the release of NDI version 3.

NewTek Connect Pro is a software application that runs on a standard Windows PC to serve video across a network, to and from hundreds of compatible systems and devices for switching, streaming, display, and distribution.

NDI, a royalty-free enabling technology for IP live production workflows developed by NewTek, allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP, and to encode, transmit, and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time.


“Bluefish444 have been fortunate to work closely with the team at NewTek to ensure that the support for Bluefish444 video I/O cards performs at its best” 

“With affordable access to 4K 60p video signals using Bluefish444 SDI inputs and outputs and NewTek Connect Pro, interconnected production workflows become that much more advantageous to conventional installations”
Tom Lithgow, Product Manager, Bluefish444


“IP is changing the way professionals view video production, including 4K”

“Bluefish444 is highly respected both at NewTek and within the industry, and their NDI 4K integration with NewTek Connect Pro presents NDI customers with compelling new opportunities in implementing the highest quality IP workflows”
Michael Kornet, Executive Vice President and General Manager of NDI, NewTek


All Bluefish444 Epoch video cards are compatible with NewTek Connect Pro for single or multi-channel SDI input and output, with the Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Neutron and Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ ranges supporting resolutions of up to 4K at 60fps.


Bluefish444 Announces ingeSTore Server 3G Appliance

Bluefish444 and ingeSTore

Up to four streams of compressed or uncompressed 3G/HD/SD-SDI capture in a 3RU server

IngeSTore Server 3G is a pre-configured 3RU ingest solution, capable of up to four channels of 3G/HD/SD-SDI compressed or uncompressed capture to networked shared storage, utilising the Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ video I/O card.


IngeSTore Server 3G ships with Bluefish444 IngeSTore software; Bluefish444’s free multi-channel capture application. IngeSTore captures multiple simultaneous channels of 3G/HD/SD-SDI to popular media file formats for archive, edit, encoding or analysis. It drives efficiency in the digitisation workflow by enabling multiple simultaneous recordings from VTR’s, cameras and any other SDI source.

With dual Intel XEON CPUs, 32GB RAM and a 4GB NVIDIA GPU, IngeSTore Server 3G can capture files in a range of codecs via IngeSTore software. Uncompressed, DV, DVCPro, and DVCPro HD codecs are included free, with additional licences available for XDCAM, DNxHD, JPEG 2000, AVCi and other industry standard video codecs.

IngeSTore Server 3G includes an ATTO dual 10Gb Network Interface Card, providing integration with existing network storage architectures. IngeSTore is able to save recorded video files directly to network-connected storage, which are then available across all networked systems.


“We are pleased to announce the IngeSTore Server 3G appliance”

“This turnkey system allows for quick and easy integration into many video workflows requiring multi-channel SDI Ingest, and eliminates the concern of system specifications and performance for system integrators, worldwide”
Tom Lithgow, Product Manager, Bluefish444

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