Highest quality I/O hardware and software for professional video

With live production, video streaming, 4K HFR post-production, HDR and IP interconnectivity at the forefront of transitions in the professional video industry, Bluefish444 strives to continuously innovate workflow solutions in these areas.

With over 20 years’ experience in professional video, Bluefish444 is the manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems.

Bluefish444’s video cards are used not only in traditional broadcast and post-production environments but also in emerging workflows such as live events, immersive graphics, augmented reality and video-over IP with a growing presence in industries currently adopting professional video solutions such as the medical, automotive, defence and mining sectors.

Their industry partners are some of the best-known content creation brands deployed in film and TV workflows worldwide, with customers including the most recognisable names in the creation and delivery of professional video.

At the heart of Bluefish444’s I/O technology is a continuously developed proprietary 12-bit video processing engine ensuring highest quality acquisition, preview and mastering of video.

Bluefish444 bundle IngeSTore, a multi-channel live SDI production and archiving software with every I/O card.

In 2019 Bluefish444 will also bundle IngeSTream software, providing interconnectivity between multiple input interfaces and IP protocols such as NewTek’s NDI, SMPTE video-over IP and RTP/RTSP streaming protocols.

Products and Services

The Kronos range is built with multi-channel 4K 60p, high dynamic range, high frame rate SDI and SMPTE 2022 and SMPTE 2110 support for video-over IP workflows for broadcast, production and post-production.

All Epoch and KRONOS hardware is fully Thunderbolt compatible utilising a range of certified chassis’, include Bluefish444’s proprietary 12-bit processing engine, a high quality colour space converter and supports a wide range of industry-leading software.

Epoch SDI I/O PCIe Cards
The Epoch Neutron and Supernova ranges include solutions for SD – HD, 3G – 4K and 4K+ SDI-based workflows.

Epoch offers up to four bi-directional and independent 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections alongside features such as 4K HDMI monitoring, genlock, LTC I/O, SDI monitor out, RS-422, AES Digital Audio and Analogue Audio.

IngeSTore Server 3G
A dedicated 3RU Server capable of capturing up to four independent streams of video from separate 3G/HD/SD-SDI sources simultaneously.

Recorded files can be captured in Uncompressed, DV, and DVCPRO50/HD file formats free, with additional codec upgrades available for purchase.

Includes a 10Gb network interface allowing capture directly to existing network-attached storage.

Bluefish444’s complementary multi-channel ingest software, IngeSTore, enables Bluefish444 hardware to capture multiple independent format SDI sources simultaneously, directly to local or network shared storage.

Capture to QuickTime, AVI and DVCPRO50/HD codecs for free, or DNxHD, ProRes, H.264, Sony XDCAM, AVC-Intra 100 codec, and JPEG 2000 codecs with a licence.

Edit-While-Record workflows are supported by IngeSTore allowing access to growing files within popular NLE’s.

IngeSTore features a RESTful API, enabling the control of recordings from remote network system, and also comes bundled with an external RS-422 control application.

Bluefish444’s complimentary multi-channel streaming application enables up to eight independent video sources to broadcast across video-over IP networks.

IngeSTream can convert to network video streams like NDI, SMPTE 2022-6, SMPTE 2110 or RTP/RTSP protocols.

Cross-Platform SDK
The BlueVelvetC API, with a simple, consistent and extensible interface, enables programmers to integrate Bluefish444 hardware into their solution and deploy to other operating systems without changes to their existing code.

Bluefish444 IPConnect API adds support of SMPTE 2022-6 de-encapsulation for all Bluefish444 customers from standard off-the-shelf network interfaces, enabling support within third party applications.

Key Clients
  • British Film Institute
  • Local Hero
  • Ideal Systems
  • Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
  • Cinedeck
  • Alston Elliot
  • NHK
  • 7thSense
  • Liberovision

Contact info

93 Howard St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia

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