Bluefish444 announces bundle with Assimilate's Scratch V.8
September 11, 2015

Bluefish444 announces bundle with Assimilate's Scratch V.8

SOUTH MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — Bluefish444 (, manufacturer of uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces the immediate availability of an Epoch 4K Neutron and Assimilate ( Scratch v8 software bundle, obtainable through the Bluefish444 distribution channel worldwide and being demonstrated at the 2015 IBC show in Amsterdam.

“Assimilate's Scratch is a fantastic, all-around tool for dailies, grading, and finishing workflows and a perfect match with Bluefish444 4K SDI/HDMI solutions,” comments Tom Lithgow, product manager at Bluefish444. “This software bundle offer with the Epoch | 4K Neutron is a great value and makes Scratch even more accessible to our global partners.”

“The digital cinema market has clearly embraced 4K acquisition and the 4K post production workflow. And to see the output of 4K, they now require the most advanced and reliable video cards like those from Bluefish444 and real-time DI software like Scratch from Assimilate,” adds Jeff Edson, CEO at Assimilate. “We were at the forefront of the 4K revolution as the first vendor to provide a real-time digital workflow for the Red 4K camera. We also have a long-standing relationship with Bluefish444 to partner in solutions that give ever-greater performance and value to this market. Our goal is to make the 4K workflow easily accessible to all creative professionals, no matter their budget constraints.”

The Epoch 4K Neutron adopts an all-new form factor, allowing for integration into a wide range of chassis. The low-profile, half-height form factor allows Epoch | 4K Neutron to be installed into low-profile servers, small form factor (SFF) computers, and low-profile Thunderbolt expansion chassis. The full height shield option allows for integration in more traditional workstation computers and provides additional I/O requirements like AES/EBU, RS422 machine control, and domestic analogue audio monitoring.

Epoch | 4K Neutron features support for 3G SDI I/O configurations, allowing 4K SDI workflows. An HDMI mini connector provides a lower-cost 4K/2K/HD/SD HDMI monitoring preview, and allows for color critical monitoring on consumer HDMI displays supporting Deep Color.

Epoch | 4K Neutron SCRATCH v8 Supported features include: Cross platform Windows & Mac OSX support; 4K 30p fps HDMI monitoring; 8-bit / 10-bit /12-bit SDI monitoring;  4K / 2K / HD / SD mastering and monitoring; Stereoscopic SDI output; and 12-bit precision color space conversions.

The Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Neutron and Assimilate Scratch bundle is immediately available for USD $2,995 through Bluefish444 resellers worldwide.