Video Capture & Playout at up to 4K/UHD 60p
Convert your video to file via SDI, HDMI or Video Over IP at the same level of definition and dynamic range as your digital camera or broadcast camera capture capabilities. Bluefish444 SDI video IO cards allow acquisition and playout at up to 4K/UHD resolution and 60 frames per second (fps).
At the heart of our SDI I/O technology is our 12-bit video processing engine. Simply put, 12-bit processing is four times the quality of 10-bit processing.
You need a video workflow that you can put your trust in. We’ve spent over a decade developing the hardware and software solutions for unparalleled reliability and stability. You can hear direct from end users of our products just how much of a difference Bluefish444 has made to their video workflow. Read our user stories here.
The Bluefish444 Range of SDI, HDMI and IP I/O Cards
Multi-channel 4K/UHD, 2K/HD & SD video, audio and ASI I/O cards 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 KRONOS K8, Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ and Epoch | Neutron ranges also feature AES Digital Audio I/O, Analogue Audio Output, LTC I/O, SDI monitor BNCs and dedicated Genlock/Reference BNCs. Read more about Professional SDI Video Cards & Developer SDI Video Cards.
Bluefish444-quality video and audio signal conversion in a tiny desktop form-factor. Synapse SDI, HDMI and Analogue Mini Converters provide the reliability, build integrity and high-quality components of our Professional & Developer cards, in a compact size and a competitive price-point. Read more about Bluefish444 Synapse Signal Mini Converters.
Compatible with Windows, macOS & Linux Operating Systems
Bluefish444 converters are compatible with Windows, Mac & Linux operating systems, and all leading video production software. View the range of supported production software here and download Bluefish444 installers and drivers here.
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Bluefish444 have developed IngeSTore as a complementary multi-channel ingest tool, enabling Bluefish444 hardware to capture multiple independent format SDI sources simultaneously. Capture to QuickTime, AVI and DVCPRO50/HD codecs for free. IngeSTore is bundled FREE with all Bluefish444 Video IO Cards.
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. IngeSTore also includes Edit-While-Record support, meaning that you can start editing your footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CC or Avid Media Composer, while your file is being captured live as a growing file. The BlueRT plug-in is required for some codecs and formats.
IngeSTore features software license upgrades to encode uncompressed SDI to other codecs, such as Avid-compliant OP-ATOM DNxHD 8-bit media. IngeSTore can write directly to local or shared storage, including Avid shared storage, allowing systems to access media directly from the Avid Media Database.
The IngeSTore REST API allows for remote control functionality of the IngeSTore capture system via an easy to use, flexible, and network-friendly API. This API enables control of an IngeSTore capture machine or IngeSTore Server remotely, with a fully customisable interface. This allows for complete control of the user interface, provides a platform to add extra functionality for capture which is not currently found within IngeSTore software, and control multiple capture devices and appliances from a single application.
Switch between SDI & ASI
Epoch | Neutron and Epoch | 4K Neutron developer cards can capture, play through and playout raw transport DVB ASI streams in addition to supporting SDI I/O. Epoch | Neutron offers the flexibility to choose between capturing 2K/HD/SD SDI or ASI, and similarly the flexibility to choose to playback either 2K/HD/SD SDI or ASI. Epoch | 4K Neutron offers the flexibility to choose between capturing 4K/UHD/2K/HD/SD SDI or ASI and similarly the flexibility to choose to playback either 4K/UHD/2K/HD/SD SDI or ASI. This allows extreme transport flexibility for either live or file-based workflows.
The latest KRONOS video I/O cards from Bluefish444 feature emerging IP standards such as SMPTE 2022-6, via 10Gb network to ensure the highest quality video for broadcasters, production and post-production workflows. Developers and Professional users of Bluefish444 can now access SMPTE 2022 workflows via the Bluefish444 "IPConnect" API, part of the Bluefish444 SDK. IPConnect enables support of SMPTE 2022-6 de-encapsulation for all Bluefish444 customers from standard off-the-shelf network interfaces with the SDK and within 3rd party application support. Other Video Over IP standards such as SMPTE 2110, NDI® and more will be added to the Bluefish444 IPConnect API, making for a very powerful interface for Developers using the Bluefish444 SDK.
SDI to NewTek NDI® Conversion
Bluefish444’s SDI video I/O cards allow real-time multi-channel HD, and 4K/UHD 60p SDI input and output to NewTek’s NDI® (Network Device Interface) protocol. This allows installations utilising Epoch and KRONOS video cards to implement interconnected multi-channel HD, and Ultra HD (UHD) production workflows comprised of SDI and IP-based technologies, via NewTek’s Connect Pro application.