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The professionals’ Choice


Company Overview

Bluefish444, known as the Professionals’ Choice for over 20 years, is the manufacturer of some of the professional video industry’s highest quality video I/O interface cards, centralised ingest appliances, live production, archival & streaming software and signal converters.

KRONOS and Epoch video cards support interfaces for 4K/UHD SDI, ASI, HDMI and Video Over IP I/O. Bluefish supply the IngeSTore Server centralised ingest appliance and IngeSTore allowing efficient recording of SDI, HDMI, and 2110/2022 sources, and enabling Edit-While-Record live production workflows in Adobe software.

Bluefish differentiates itself via the “Bluefish444 Advantage”, by maintaining the highest acquisition quality of SDI regardless of bit-depth, processing media at the highest preview, and mastering quality using our proprietary 12-bit video processing engine. Bluefish has a long history of supporting Adobe, dating back to our first integration with Premiere 6.5 in the early 2000’s and support of 4K/UHD 60p in 2011.

All Bluefish KRONOS and Epoch video cards run Bluefish’s IngeSTore multi channel acquisition software, supporting Edit-While-Record with Adobe Creative Cloud applications for live production workflows.

Bluefish has an installed customer base of more than 29,000 video cards, which support all of Adobe video applications.

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Adobe Integrations Overview

Bluefish PCIe video hardware is supported by Adobe professional video applications through the Adobe Mercury Transmit Engine, supporting video I/O from SD to 4K UHD in 12/10/8-bit depth. All Bluefish KRONOS and Epoch video cards run Bluefish’s IngeSTore production and archival software, supporting an Edit-While-Record workflow with Adobe Premiere Pro CC based on the XDCAM and AVC-Intra MXF formats. The BlueCodePack licence is required for the IngeSTore system to write XDCAM and AVC-Intra files which are read natively by Premiere Pro. For Premiere Pro editing systems to access other ‘Growing Files’ recorded by IngeSTore, editors require the BlueRT plug-in for Premiere Pro. Bluefish KRONOS and Epoch video cards support Adobe Creative Cloud for post-production 4K/UHD/2K/HD/SD SDR and HDR workflows up to 4K UHD 60 fps.

Key Differentiators

Bluefish’s industrial manufacturing process meets the same exacting standards demanded by the US military for IT hardware manufacturing. It allows Bluefish to provide an unlimited warranty and produces extremely low RMA rates. Our integration with Adobe applications is second-to-none, based on 15 years of continuous integration and cooperation. Our support for Adobe Transmit is cross-platform, supporting 4K UHD, 4K HDR, YUV/RGB, 12/10/8-bit SDI, RS-422 and surround sound external audio.

Bluefish Adobe-supported workflows are Thunderbolt compatible, and accessible via our 3rd-party expansion chassis partners. Bluefish bundles IngeSTore software on Windows and offers a unique Edit-While-Record (Growing Files) workflow utilizing Adobe Premiere Pro.

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