Company Overview

Bluefish444 is the manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed KRONOS and Epoch 4K/UHD, 12G/3G, HD/SD SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards and Synapse mini converters. Bluefish’s IngeSTore multi-channel capture application allows efficient recording of SDI, HDMI, and 2110/2022 sources, and enables Edit-While-Record live production workflows in Premiere Pro.

Bluefish differentiates itself via the “Bluefish444 Advantage”. Bluefish maintains the highest acquisition quality of SDI regardless of bit-depth, processes media at the highest preview, and masters quality using our 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 60p in 2011.

Bluefish has an installed customer base of more than 26,000 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 in 12/10/8-bit depth.

All Bluefish Epoch video cards support an Edit-While-Record workflow with Adobe Premiere Pro CC based on the XDCAM and AVC-Intra MXF formats. The BlueCodePack license is required on the IngeSTore system to write XDCAM and AVC-Intra files which are read natively by Adobe Premiere. For Adobe Premiere Pro CC systems to access other ‘Growing Files’ recorded by IngeSTore, editors require the BlueRT plug-in for Premiere Pro editing systems. Bluefish444 Epoch video cards support Adobe Creative Cloud for post-production SD/HD/2K/4K SDR and HDR workflows up to 4K 60 fps.

Key Differentiators

Bluefish444’s industrial manufacturing process meets the same exacting standards demanded by the US military for IT hardware manufacturing. It allows Bluefish444 to provide an unlimited warranty and produces extremely low RMA rates. Our integration with the 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. Bluefish444 Adobe-supported workflows are Thunderbolt compatible, and accessible via our 3rd-party expansion chassis partners. Bluefish444 bundles IngeSTore software on Windows and offers a unique Edit-While-Record (Growing Files) workflow utilizing Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Adobe Products we support:

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Character Animator
  • Adobe Premiere Pro