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High quality, portable SDI I/workflow solution for AVID Media Composer 6 Users running Apple OSX

Last Updated: April 11, 2013 3:53 pm GMT
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(S. Melbourne, Australia--April 11, 2013) Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced today that it has certified the Sonnet Echo™ Express Pro Thunderbolt™ Expansion Chassis for use with its forthcoming Apple OSX plug in for AVID’s Media Composer 6.

Bluefish444 Create and Epoch video cards neatly fit within the full length PCIe express chassis of the Sonnet Echo™ Express Pro providing a unique high quality, portable HD SDI I/O workflow solution for AVID Media Composer 6 users running Apple OSX.

The forthcoming Bluefish444 Apple OSX plug in to AVID Media Composer 6 works flawlessly with the Sonnet Echo™ Express Pro and Create|3D Ultra video card to capture, preview and master HD SDI.

“Thunderbolt™ high-speed data transfer is simultaneously lowering the cost of HD SDI I/O workflows and making HD SDI I/O a much more portable solution with use in the field now more common place. Sonnet’s Echo™ Express Pro is helping to make that possible and more over, it worked straight out of the box with Create | 3D Ultra”, said Craige Mott, Managing Director of Bluefish444.

“We are very pleased that the Bluefish 444 Create and Epoch video cards are now fully compatible with our Echo Express Pro Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis”, said Greg LaPorte, VP sales and marketing, Sonnet Technologies. “This ultra portable and powerful combination has been highly anticipated by many customers worldwide, increasing their productivity and allowing them to meet stringent deadlines even when in the field.”

The Bluefish444 Apple OSX plug in to Avid Media Composer 6, compatible with the Sonnet Echo™ Express Pro Thunderbolt™ Expansion Chassis will be freely available from the Bluefish444 website in Q4 2012.

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

About Sonnet Technologies:

Sonnet Technologies Inc. is a leader in providing storage systems, media readers, expansion cards, and Thunderbolt™ technology PCIe expansion products for professional users of Mac®, Windows®, and UNIX® systems in the film, video, and broadcast industries. Sonnet’s line of Thunderbolt expansion products enables the use of video capture and editing, audio interface, RAID controller, and other high-performance PCIe cards with mini, portable, and all-in-one computers. The company’s storage product line features a range of high-performance, cost-effective, and reliable desktop and rackmount RAID storage solutions ranging from two- and four-drive portable units, to eight- and 16-drive desktop attached storage with advanced RAID controllers, to 16-drive, 16-port, 8Gb Fibre Channel shared storage systems that are expandable to 384TB. Celebrating 27 years in business, Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market numerous innovative solutions that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac, Windows, and other industry-standard computers. More information on Sonnet and its products is available at

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