The answer to these salient questions can be found in understanding the Bluefish444 Advantage.
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.
At the heart of Bluefish444’s SDI I/O technology is a proprietary 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.
Bluefish444’s Windows, Linux and macOS 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 macOS drivers and API’s ensuring consistent, reliable performance.
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.
Yes, then you cant afford NOT to be using the Bluefish444 Advantage for SDI I/O
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.