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Bluefish444 unveils Create uncompressed video cards
Bluefish444 introduced its crossplatform Create range of 2K/HD/SD 3G SDI uncompressed video cards at IBC2009.
The Create PCIe cards are bundled with the Bluefish444 Symmetry acquisition, preview and playout software. They support Apple Final Cut Studio 3, Adobe Creative Suite 4, Autodesk Combustion and 3D Studio Max, and Eyeon Digital Fusion for use in digital content creation.
Create offers onboard 12-bit video processing and Sinc(x) hardware scaling that combine to enable real-time format conversion. The 12-bit video processing used throughout these cards offers four times the quality of traditional 10-bit pixel depth video processing.
Footage can be ingested and stored in the graphic/compositing software’s native RGB file formats, which removes the need for CPU-intensive YUV-to-RGB conversion of source material when previewing and rendering.
The three models of Create, include:
• Create | HD for DCC HD/SD 4:2:2 workflows;
• Create | 2K for file-based digital intermediary 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 workflows; and
• Create 2K | Ultra for all digital intermediary dual-link 4:4:4 I/O workflows.