Bluefish444 announces support for NVIDIA GPUDirect™ for Video ...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


NAB Stand SL9309


Bluefish444 Media Contact
: Sharon Adcock

+1.616.848.7283, SkiAdcock@aol.com



BLUEFISH444 ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR NVIDIA GPUDIRECT

for VIDEO

VIA ITS WINDOWS & LINUX SDK FOR THE ENTIRE EPOCH VIDEO CARD RANGE


Applicat
ions include live broadcast graphics, 2D/3D visual effects, video transcoding and
real
-
time SDI previews for post production workflows, including color grading,
compositing, grain removal and animation


S. Melbourne, Australia,

April
16
, 2012



Bluefish44
4, manufacturer of the industry’s
highest
-
quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced the immediate
availability of an extension to its Windows 7 64
-
bit SDK to support N
VIDIA
®

GPUDirect


for Video. The extension to the Bluefish444 SDK is av
ailable for the entire range of
Epoch video cards.


NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video is a technology that enables Bluefish444 Epoch SDI I/O
cards to communicate directly with NVIDIA Quadro
®

professional graphics processing
units (
GPU
s)

at low latency, enabling a
pplication developers to create better quality and
more complex graphics for broadcast over SDI.


Application for the low latency transfer between the respective Bluefish444 and NVIDIA
devices is wide ranging. Any workflow solution requiring SDI I/O and
GP
U
accelerated
graphics in post production or broadcast is a candidate. Target workflow solution
s

include
,

but are not limited to:




On
-
air SDI 2D/3D CG broadcast graphics



On
-
air 2D/3D visual effects for virtual sets



Video transcoding



SDI previews of GPU gen
erated graphics for: NLE, color grading, compositing,
grain removal, animation and more.


“The applicability of low latency transfer
leveraging

NVIDIA
GPU
s

provides a great
benefit to Bluefish444 Epoch SDI I/O developers
,
” said C
raige
M
ott
,

managing direct
or
of Bluefish444
. “Our Epoch customer base can develop and broadcast better graphics
using
NVIDIA GPUs by an
NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video
extension to our Windows and
Linux SDKs
.

It’s a tremendous advancement in video technology, and one we know will
truly
benefit our end
-
users.




We are very pleased to have
Bluefish444
on board as a technology partner
,


said Greg
Estes, industry executive, Media and Entertainment, NVIDIA. “
By supporting

GPUDirect

for Video, Bluefish Epoch video
card
s can be

fully synchroni
zed with the GPU
,
eliminating CPU overhead and, most importantly, dramatically reducing latency.



The NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video extension to the Bluefish444 SDK is available for free
by contacting Bluefish444 SDK support at
http://www.bluefish444.com/support/oem/
.


About Bluefish444
:


Bluefish444 is the manufacturer of the industry’s highest
-
quality uncompressed
SD/HD/2K video cards for the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. Its
video cards

are used in broadcast, feature film and post
-
production markets for editing,
animation, compositing, color correction, restoration, digital intermediate, 3D and IPTV
applications. Bluefish444 cards have been used on award
-
winning feature films,
commercial
s, music videos and sports events worldwide. Bluefish444’s range of video
cards are incorporated in video servers, encoders, decoders and character generator
solutions by numerous 3rd party OEM manufacturers, in addition to other niche &
mainstream applica
tions.


Founded in 1998, Bluefish444 is a division and brand name of Bluefish Technologies Pty
Ltd., which is based in S. Melbourne, Australia. Its products are distributed via an
extensive sales channel of OEMs, dealers, and system integrators globally.
For further
information, visit
www.bluefish444.com
.


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