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Bluefish444 Announces New 4K SDI Support For Adobe Premiere Pro For Windows & New Mac OSX Support For 2K SDI Workflows

Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced that it has developed a new Windows plug in for Adobe® Premiere® Pro software enabling 4K SDI preview and a new Mac OSX plug in enabling 2K SDI I/O.

Windows 4K SDI from Adobe Premiere Pro

Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova video cards are now supported by the Adobe Mercury Transmit plug-in. Epoch | 4K Supernova enables Adobe video editing tools new 4K SDI functionality building on the existing 2K/HD/SD workflows already provided by the Create and Epoch video card range.

New 4K SDI functionality brought to Adobe Mercury Transmit by Epoch 4K | Supernova includes:

* 4K/2K/HD/SD HD-SDI Outputs on a single video card
* Digital Cinema standard 4096×2160 23fps-30fps 4:2:2 YUV 8/10-bit HD-SDI
* QFHD 3840×2160 23fps-30fps 4:2:2 YUV 8/10-bit HD-SDI
* Advanced configurations allow a maximum of 4096×2160 60fps 4:2:2 YUV 8/10-bit HD-SDI
* 4 x Level A & B 3G BNC Outputs

“Bluefish444 has worked closely with Adobe for almost a decade now and it gives us great pleasure to integrate Adobe Premiere Pro into our 4K SDI studio workflow solutions,” says Tom Lithgow, Bluefish444 Product Specialist. “Our proven workflow with Adobe Mercury Transmit and the Sony PVM-x300 provides a solution for 4K SDI workflows all the way up to 60fps, today!”

“We are delighted with the opportunity to work with Bluefish444 on 4K/60p content production workflow solutions”, said Ryo Hayahshi, General Manager of Content Creation Solution Division, Sony Corporation. “The combination of our two companies 4K products, including Bluefish444’s 4K/60p plug in to Adobe Premiere Pro, will serve in the best interest of our mutual customers.”

“Adobe Premiere Pro gives creative professionals powerful capabilities so they can deliver incredible productions,” said Simon Williams, director of strategic relations at Adobe. “Bluefish444 continues to innovate in our industry with its high-quality video cards. Their announcement today gives our customers new 4K SDI functionality that we know they will be excited about.”

Mac OSX 2K SDI I/O for Adobe Creative Suite 6

Until now the advanced quality and features of Bluefish444’s Adobe Mercury Transmit plug-in have been limited to the Windows platform. Bluefish444 has developed an all new plug-in to Adobe Creative Suite 6 on Mac OSX 10.8 supporting the Epoch and Create range of Bluefish444 video cards.

New SDI I/O functionality offered via Create & Epoch video cards includes:

* 2K/HD/SD 4:2:2 YUV 8/10bit HD-SDI Input and Output
* Hardware scaling technology for accelerated ½ and ¼ resolution HD-SDI previews
* Hardware scaling technology for Up/Down/Cross conversions
* 12-bit precision YUV/RGB color space conversions
* SDI capture, preview and export to tape.
* AES and Analog audio monitoring
* HDMI/DVI video preview

“Bluefish444 has listened to our customers and delivered cross platform support for Adobe video applications across the Create and Epoch range,” said Tom Lithgow, Product Specialist. “Our advanced Windows plug-in with years of market proven Transmit integration has been the ideal platform from which to develop cross platform support.”

The Windows driver supporting 4K SDI preview from Adobe Premiere Pro and the Mac OSX 10.8 driver supporting 2K SDI I/O for Adobe Creative Suite 6 will be available from the Bluefish444 home page http://www.bluefish444.com free of charge in Q2 2013.

Epoch | 4K Supernova and Create video cards are available from Safe Harbor.

At NAB, Adobe is previewing the next generation of its professional video and audio products (NAB Booth SL3910). Learn more about the next versions of Adobe’s pro video and audio tools at: http://www.adobe.com/go/nab_reveal. More information about Adobe’s upcoming new video tools will be unveiled at Adobe MAX, The Creativity Conference, May 4-8 in Los Angeles, CA.

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Bluefish444 Announces New 4K SDI Support For Adobe Premiere Pro For Windows & New Mac OSX Support For 2K SDI Workflows