Cinedeck Uses Bluefish444 Cards in Video Recorders

Cinedeck, a manufacturer of video recording systems for television and cinema, announced that it using Bluefish444 video I/O cards in all of its video recorders.

Cinedeck devices are used for recording, on-set monitoring, playback and quality control. They help to unify camera to post to archive workflows by offering a range of output formats.

The recorders cater to all forms of ingest from archive to multi-cam, with SD to 4K resolutions, and encoding in ProRes, JPEG2000 and virtually everything in between. Driving the SDI input and outputs on all Cinedeck recorders are customized Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ video I/O cards.

Bluefish444 cards offer 12-bit processing, flexible I/O options and up to 4K 60p capabilities. “We considered a range of cards before finally moving ahead with Bluefish444. One of the reasons we chose the Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ was because of the ability to customize the card to meet our requirements,” said Charles D'Autremont, CTO at Cinedeck.

“And not only is the signal clean, we liked that we have good access to the incoming VANC and HANC, there weren’t any limitations, or ‘gotchas,’ like there were with some of the competitor products we looked at.”

Bluefish 444 Kronos card

Bluefish 444 Kronos card

Looking toward the 4K and IP-based future, Cinedeck said it hopes to continue the relationship with Bluefish444 in the form of the KRONOS video I/O card. Capable of up to eight channels of HD, or two channels of 4K 60p in/out per card, it will give their customers more flexibility, particularly as the industry migrates more toward 4K production.

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