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Bluefish444 releases KRONOS K8 Professional Installer for Windows, version 2020.14


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KRONOS K8 multi-channel 4K UHD & enhanced Epoch support for Pro Video applications

North Melbourne, Australia, 16 June 2020 – Bluefish444, manufacturer of the professional video industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/UHD SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards and mini converters, has released a new Professional Installer for Windows, version 2020.14.

The release of the new Professional Installer 2020.14 is a seminal moment in which the stability of Bluefish drivers meet the next generation of Bluefish hardware, adding compatibility for the KRONOS K8 and enhanced performance for Epoch video I/O cards across all Bluefish-supported applications.

Software compatibility has been widened to include support for Foundry VFX applications and existing support for 3rd-party content creation tools enhanced via compatibility upgrades to the latest versions. 4K/UHD and HD performance for Epoch customers will see a marked improvement, and K8 enables ultra-demanding 4K/UHD workflows in SDR and HDR with the most popular content creation tools available today.

“We are ecstatic to announce the release of our 2020.14 Professional Installer for Windows, which is based upon the latest Bluefish v6.3.3 driver supporting both Epoch and K8 video I/O devices,” comments Tom Lithgow, Product Manager at Bluefish. “This update includes support for Foundry for the first time and existing application support has been extended to the latest versions, which make up some of the most popular content creation tools available today. With support for the K8 in these applications, video professionals can now comprehensively customise their video I/O workflow.”

Professional artists using Assimilate SCRATCH, Unity, CasparCG, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and ProTools software will benefit greatly from the improved Epoch performance and access to the latest K8 hardware enabling multi-channel 4K/UHD SDR and HDR workflows. The list of supported software grows even further through Bluefish’s DirectShow support, with applications such as vMix, Telestream Wirecast, Resolume, Dataton, OBS, VLC, and many more, now having compatibility with K8.

Bluefish welcomes Foundry’s Nuke and Nuke Studio to the list of supported 3rd-party content creation tools.

Bluefish Windows Installer 2020.14 adds:

  • Support for KRONOS K8 video I/O cards
  • Upgraded Epoch Video I/O performance
  • All new Bluefish444 Utilities
  • Updated ASIO support for Avid ProTools
  • New HD/2K support for Input and Output with Assimilate SCRATCH 9.2
  • 4K/UHD support for Avid Media Composer 2019/2020
  • 4K/UHD support for Adobe Premiere Pro 2020
  • HD/2K support for Foundry’s Nuke and Nuke Studio 12.0
  • HD support for Unity 2019.2
  • Up to eight HD channels and two 4K/UHD channels per card for CasparCG 2.3.x
  • Epoch support for IngeSTore 1.1.2.x

For more detailed information, Bluefish users can download the release notes for version 2020.14 on the Bluefish website.

Bluefish recommends that all customers using Bluefish Epoch or KRONOS products with Windows update to this latest installer. The installer can be downloaded from the Bluefish444 website.

About Bluefish444:

Bluefish444, known as the Professionals’ Choice for over 20 years, is the manufacturer of the professional video industry’s highest quality video I/O interface cards, centralised ingest appliances, live production, archival & streaming software and signal converters. Bluefish products are deployed globally throughout the broadcast, post-production, live event and entertainment, proAV, corporate, military, government, medical and education markets.

KRONOS and Epoch video cards support interfaces for 4K/UHD SDI, ASI, HDMI and Video Over IP I/O and are widely integrated by 3rd-party developers and OEMs via the cross-platform Windows, Linux and macOS SDK. Bluefish supply the IngeSTore Server centralised ingest appliance and IngeSTore and IngeSTream software for live production, archival and streaming workflows.

Bluefish have integrations with the biggest brands in professional video including Adobe, Avid, Nuke, Unity, Unreal Engine, CasparCG, Vizrt, Brainstorm, ClassX, NewTek, Disguise, 7thSense Design and many more, with Bluefish video cards providing the major component of turnkey solutions for production, 2D/3D graphics, display & presentation, multimedia, QC & compliance and live event workflows.

Established in 1998, Bluefish444 is a division and brand name of Bluefish Technologies Pty Ltd, and based in North Melbourne, Australia, and its products are distributed via a global OEM, dealer and systems integrator network. Visit bluefish444.com for more information.

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