BLUEFISH444 Announces Windows & Mac OSX 4K/2K SDI Preview for Assimilate Scratch & Scratch LAB V8

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Windows 4K 60p & Mac OSX 2K 12-bit SDI Preview for DI workflows

Last Updated: April 3, 2014 5:41 pm GMT
(Melbourne, Australia--April 3, 2014) Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced that it has developed Windows 4K and Mac OSX 2K SDI preview for ASSIMILATE SCRATCH® and SCRATCH Lab® V8.

Bluefish444 has collaborated with ASSIMILATE to develop a freely available plug-in to the Epoch range of video cards including the Epoch | 4K Supernova & Epoch | 4K Supernova S+.

Bluefish444 video cards running on Windows will support the following new 4K SDI previews and features from within SCRATCH and Lab V8:
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 48, 50, 59 & 60 fps
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 48, 50, 59 & 60fps
  • 2048 x 1080 @ 48P fps
  • Improved SDI preview performance from 16-bit sources
  • Improved SDI preview performance from RAW sources


Bluefish444 video cards running on Mac OSX will support the following new 2K 12-bit SDI previews and features from within SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab V8:
  • 2048 x 1080 12-bit @ 24 fps
  • Improved SDI preview performance from 16-bit sources
  • Improved SDI preview performance from RAW sources


Bluefish444 will be demonstrating 4K 60p YUV SDI preview in SCRATCH V8 at NAB 2014 utilizing a TV Logic 4K 10-bit SDI broadcast monitor.

"With the release of SCRATCH & SCRATCH LAB v8 on Windows, Bluefish444 is able to offer ASSIMILATE DI artists 4K SDI preview between 48fps to 60fps using Epoch | 4K Supernova," said Tom Lithgow Product Specialist. "The real-time performance and native Windows QuickTime ProRes encoding in SCRATCH & SCRATCH LAB v8, combined with Epoch | 4K Supernova video cards significantly improve and increase the number of high frame rate DI workflows available to creative professionals."

"SCRATCH has built a reputation as the highest performance DI and finishing tool in the industry," said Steve Bannerman, VP of Marketing at ASSIMILATE. "SCRATCH artists are constantly pushing the envelope on resolution and frame rate and Bluefish444 technology delivers the SDI performance they crave. The Epoch | 4K Supernova card is an ideal compliment to high-quality 4K SCRATCH workflows."

The Windows & MAC OSX drivers supporting SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab V8 will be available from the Bluefish444 website free of charge in Q2 2014.


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 http://www.bluefish444.com

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