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ClassX LiveBoard V6.6 supporting Bluefish444 KRONOS K8 SDI I/O with 4K/UHD 60p


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ClassX CG applications updated for multi-channel 4K/UHD I/O support with KRONOS K8

North Melbourne, Australia, 24 November 2020 – Bluefish444, manufacturer of the professional video industry’s highest-quality uncompressed video interface cards and signal converters, announces official support for ClassX LiveBoard software version 6.6 with KRONOS K8.

The ClassX LiveBoard family encompasses a broad range of on-air broadcast graphics. LiveBoard is a powerful, multilayer, reliable and incredibly easy to use graphics solution with live titling. Liveboard major features include multilayered realtime 2D / 3D broadcast graphics, media playout, template-based creative suite with streaming and switching capabilities.

K8, Bluefish’s latest SDI hardware, is now officially supported by Liveboard bringing with it support for multi-channel, and Fill/Key UHD workflows. The V6.6 update to ClassX LiveBoard software adds SDI video input to the SDI Fill/Key and on-board keyer SDI output workflows already supported by Bluefish Epoch range.

With LiveBoard and K8, customers can create stunning real time graphics from SD through to UHD. Graphics can be incorporated into Fill/Key downstream keyer workflows or composited directly using the K8 hardware internal keyers. Utilising Bluefish’s proprietary 12-bit processing engine and the low latency hardware keyers ensures that both live feeds and graphical content maintain the highest possible quality.

“ClassX have been a long term industry partner of Bluefish and our many installed customers now have the chance to migrate their SDI workflow to 4K and their LiveBoard licence to version 6.6,” said Craige Mott, Managing Director of Bluefish. “Our development teams have worked closely together to make a rock-solid integration, ensuring our customers can work reliability in 4K and at the highest possible video quality.”

“Bluefish keeps delivering innovation and power to our customers by creating competitive yet rock-solid products for high demanding broadcasters”, comments Michele Puccini, CEO at ClassX. “The asynchronous design of the new K8 and the optimal performance of the built-in DMA makes it possible to produce very smooth, content-rich, multi-channel 4K/UHD graphics and media playout.”

Bluefish’s KRONOS K8 and Epoch video I/O card range, compatible with ClassX LiveBoard, are available from Bluefish authorised distributors and resellers worldwide.

About ClassX

ClassX offers a wide range of products and solutions, from 2D/3D graphics template editors to media-rich playout systems. All software modules are developed on an open architecture and design. Based on industry standards and designed to allow maximum customization of a Broadcaster’s workflow, the ClassX platform features high-end live and automated graphics solutions, distributed architectures and seamless integration among all areas with selected third-party technologies.

For more information about ClassX, visit classxcg.com

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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