Learn more about the Bluefish444 Advantage
We get asked all the time by customers why they should choose one capture card over another. Craig Motte over at Bluefish444 put together this excellent video and FAQ that will help you better understand what it is that differentiates Bluefish444 from other brands and why they are considered the Professionals Choice. Learn how they provide the highest quality video for acquisition, preview and mastering.

THE BLUEFISH444 ADVANTAGE => MAINTAINING ACQUISITION QUALITY

Bluefish444 best maintains acquisition quality from a digital cinema or broadcast camera’s sensor and lens when captured to file via SDI regardless of bit depth or video resolution. 8 bit, 10 bit and 12 bit 4K/2K/HD/SD video files are acquired and replayed by Bluefish444 hardware with equal precision. The Bluefish444 Advantage

THE BLUEFISH444 ADVANTAGE => PROCESSING MEDIA AT THE HIGHEST QUALITY FOR PREVIEW AND MASTER

At the heart of Bluefish444’s SDI I/O technology is a proprietarily 12 bit video processing engine continuously developed over a decade and consecutively deployed in each generation of new design. 8 bit, 10 bit or 12 bit RGB YUV colour space conversions occur during SDI monitoring and mastering. Bluefish444 process the 8 bit, 10 bit or 12 bit media files at 12 bit pixel depth which includes 4,096 discrete values or red, green and blue per pixel. By contrast 10 bit pixel processing invokes only 1,024 discrete values. Put simply, 12 bit processing is 4 times the quality of the 10 bit processing.

THE BLUEFISH444 ADVANTAGE => UNPARALLELED DRIVER STABILITY FOR CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE

The Bluefish444 Advantage Bluefish444’s Windows, Linux and Mac OSX drivers provide unparalleled stability having been continuously developed for the last decade from a single code base and widely adopted by manufacturers under O.E.M arrangements in mission critical environments involving 24/7/365 operation. Bluefish444 Professional and Developer cards use the same Windows, Linux and Mac OSX drivers and API’s ensuring consistent, reliable performance.

THE BLUEFISH444 ADVANTAGE => HARDWARE RELIABILITY

Bluefish444’s unlimited warranty and extremely low RMA rates are achieved by an industrial manufacturing process that meets the same exacting standards demanded by the US military for IT hardware manufacturing. The assembly process is regularly verified under audit by government bodies and has ISO 9001 accreditation. This system is tried and tested with many customers demanding Bluefish444 hardware to ensure that “ON-AIR” systems can be relied upon when it matters. Take the Bluefish444 Advantage Test by answering the following questions.
  • Do you use SDI equipped Digital Cinema or Broadcast equipment in your workflow?
  • Do you acquire, preview or master media at 10 bit pixel depth or above?
  • Do you acquire, preview or master media at HD resolution or above?
  • Do you acquire, preview or master media at 48 fps or above?
Yes, then you cant afford NOT to be using the Bluefish444 Advantage for SDI I/O

HOW MUCH DOES THIS COMPLETE WORKFLOW COST?

The Bluefish444 Advantage Whatever the answer, the SDI video card is typically < 5% of the total workflow cost. For such an inexpensive component of the workflow, the SDI video card has the most influence on end to end workflow quality. Without Bluefish444 SDI I/O quality the original workflow investment in acquisition, monitoring and mastering is degraded down to the equivalent quality of the SDI I/O board deployed. Bluefish444 SDI I/O is insurance, costing < 5% of the workflow, to protect and maintain the SDI quality throughout. Don’t let the video card become the weakest link in your SDI equipped professional video workflow! Choose the Bluefish444 Advantage to best maintain your SDI acquisition, preview and mastering quality.
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