The Mac OS X 10.7 installer v8.5.0 is available as a free download from the Bluefish444 homepage. The release notes [PDF] are also available for download, and more information is in Avid's FAQ.
For Windows users, the new v5.11.2 installer provides multiple free software upgrades for Bluefish444’s Epoch | 4K Supernova card. “Epoch | 4K Supernova has quickly become Bluefish444’s flagship product. It’s bi-directional BNC structure ensures that it can be used in either a multi channel SDI ingest, 3D stereoscopic SDI I/O or 4K SDI Preview workflow solution and virtually anywhere in between at multiple different video resolutions”, states Mott. “By working with our software partners we have provided a host of new SDI workflow solutions for production and post production, including the increasingly popular 4K SDI workflows.”
The Windows installer 5.11.2 and Epoch | 4K Supernova enables SCRATCH customers the new functionality of both full resolution 4K HD SDI video preview and 12-bit HD SDI preview. The latter function allows SCRATCH customers to preview high bit depth imagery available with modern digital cameras.
Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova video cards support the following 4K SDI previews from within SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab:
• Digital Cinema 4096 X 2160 4:2:2 YUV 8/10 bit HD-SDI preview
• 4K QFHD 3840 X 2160 4:2:2 YUV 8/10 bit HD-SDI preview
• Digital Cinema 4096 X 2160 4:4:4 RGB 8/10 bit Dual Link HD-SDI preview
• 4K QFHD 3840 X 2160 4:4:4 RGB 8/10 bit HD-SDI preview
• Up to 2048 X 1080 4:4:4 RGB 12 bit HD-SDI preview
• Hardware color space conversion between 8/10/12 bit YUV and RGB for HD-SDI preview
Windows installer 5.11.2 supports the Avid Open IO software packages of Avid Media Composer 6.5, Symphony 6.5 and Newscutter 10.5, and adds improvements and new functionality. Epoch | 4K Supernova can provide the Avid Open IO applications with HD/SD SDI I/O, 12 bit processing of YUV RGB color space conversions, Hardware Release and Acquire support and full PsF Video IO support
Both the Windows and OSX installers are immediately available for download from the Bluefish444 home page http://www.bluefish444.com. Epoch 4K | Supernova is available through authorized Bluefish444 resellers with a MRSP of $3,995.