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Free updates for Assimilate Scratch, Adobe CS6, Avid Open IO and Bluefish444 Symmetry

Last Updated: December 5, 2012 9:24 am GMT
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(S. Melbourne, Australia--December 5, 2012) Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced that it has released a new Windows installer, v5.11.2, providing multiple free software upgrades for its Epoch | 4K Supernova card.

“Epoch | 4K Supernova has quickly become Bluefish444’s flagship product. It’s bi-directional BNC structure ensures that it can be used in either a multi channel SDI ingest, 3D stereoscopic SDI I/O or 4K SDI Preview workflow solution and virtually anywhere in between at multiple different video resolutions”, states Craige Mott, Managing Director, Bluefish444. “By working with our software partners we have provided a host of new SDI workflow solutions for production and post production, including the increasingly popular 4K SDI workflows.”

The Windows installer 5.11.2 and Epoch | 4K Supernova will enable SCRATCH customers the new functionality of:

* full resolution 4K HD SDI video preview
* 12-bit HD SDI preview.

12-bit SDI preview support allows SCRATCH customers to preview the true high bit depth imagery available with modern digital cameras.

Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova video cards will support the following 4K SDI previews from within SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab:

* Digital Cinema 4096 X 2160 4:2:2 YUV 8/10 bit HD-SDI preview
* 4K QFHD 3840 X 2160 4:2:2 YUV 8/10 bit HD-SDI preview
* Digital Cinema 4096 X 2160 4:4:4 RGB 8/10 bit Dual Link HD-SDI preview
* 4K QFHD 3840 X 2160 4:4:4 RGB 8/10 bit HD-SDI preview
* Up to 2048 X 1080 4:4:4 RGB 12 bit HD-SDI preview
* Hardware color space conversion between 8/10/12 bit YUV and RGB for HD-SDI preview

Adobe Creative Suite 6
Windows installer 5.11.2 adds improvements and new functionality to the Adobe Mercury Transmit Plug-in. Epoch | 4K Supernova will enable Adobe CS6 customers the new functionality of:

* 4K YUV 4:2:2 SDI preview in Adobe Premiere Pro via the Adobe transmit plug in
* 4K YUV 4:2:2 SDI preview in Adobe After Effects via the Adobe transmit plug in
* 12 bit processing of YUV <=> RGB color space conversions including 4K RGB --> YUV
* pre multiplying an alpha channel over RGB in Adobe After Effects

Avid Open IO Software Packages
Windows installer 5.11.2 supports the Avid Open IO software packages of Avid Media Composer 6.5, Symphony 6.5 and Newscutter 10.5, and adds improvements and new functionality. Epoch | 4K Supernova can provide the Avid Open IO applications with:

* 12 bit processing of YUV <=> RGB color space conversions
* Hardware Release and Acquire support
* Full PsF Video IO support

Bluefish444 Symmetry 3D & DI capture, preview and playback software

Windows installer 5.11.2 bundles the Bluefish444 Symmetry software for the first time with the Epoch | 4K Supernova.

Symmetry has been used as a digital intermediary tool since 2004 in 4:4:4 & 4:2:2 I/O workflows, with multiple iterations of Bluefish444 hardware and more recently as a 3D Stereoscopic capture and preview workflow solution.

Epoch | 4K Supernova users can avail themselves of all the features and benefits of the Bluefish444 Symmetry software developed and successfully market deployed over an 8 year product cycle. Details of the Symmetry specification can be found at

Windows installer 5.11.2 is immediately available for download from the Bluefish444 home page Epoch 4K | Supernova is available through authorised Bluefish444 resellers with a MRSP of $USD 3,995.

About Bluefish444:
Bluefish444 is the manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD video cards for the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. Its video cards are used in broadcast, feature film and post-production markets for editing, animation, compositing, color correction, restoration, digital intermediate, 3D and IPTV applications.

Bluefish444 cards have been used on award-winning feature films, commercials, music videos and sports events worldwide. Bluefish444’s range of video cards are incorporated in video servers, encoders, decoders and character generator solutions by numerous 3rd party OEM manufacturers, in addition to other niche & mainstream applications.

Founded in 1998, Bluefish444 is a division and brand name of Bluefish Technologies Pty Ltd., which is based in S. Melbourne, Australia. Its products are distributed via an extensive sales channel of OEMs, dealers, and system integrators globally. For further information, visit

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