April 13, 2011

Bluefish444 adds WeisscamRAW support

LAS VEGAS — Australia’s Bluefish444, which manufactures high-quality uncompressed SD/HD/2K video cards, has partnered with P+S Technik, the developer and manufacturer of digital cinema cameras, to enable Bluefish444’s Epoch video cards to natively support the P+S’s WeisscamRAW format.

The WeisscamRAW format is native to the Weisscam HS-2 MKII digital high speed camera, which is capable of shooting up to 4,000 fps. Bluefish444 will engineer support for the WeisscamRAW format into its Epoch product range as a supported file format in the Symmetry 3D & DI software. Epoch and Symmetry users will be able to ingest 2K and HD footage from the Weisscam HS-2 in 720p and 1080p variable frame rates, which are commonly used in slow motion effects. 

Epoch and Symmetry will act as a digital intermediary between the HS-2 and digital content creation software that natively supports the WeisscamRAW format. Support in the Epoch video card range and Symmetry software will be implemented in Q2 and will be available as a free upgrade from the Bluefish444 homepage (www.bluefish444.com).