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Bluefish444 Adobe Production Studio User Guide

Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0


Adobe After Effects 7.0
Adobe Photoshop CS 2
Adobe Audition 2.0

Monday, August 07, 2006

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Introduction. ..................................................................................................................................... 4
About Bluefish444........................................................................................................................ 4
Adobe Production Studio............................................................................................................. 4
Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 .......................................................................................................... 4
Adobe Audition 2.0 .................................................................................................................. 5
After Effects 7.0 ....................................................................................................................... 5
Photoshop CS2........................................................................................................................ 5
Adobe Production Studio Supported Bluefish444 hardware. ...................................................... 5
Installation Guide............................................................................................................................. 6
System Requirements ................................................................................................................. 6
Storage Requirements................................................................................................................. 6
High Definition ......................................................................................................................... 6
Standard Definition .................................................................................................................. 6
Driver & Plug in Installation ............................................................................................................. 7
Installation Check List.............................................................................................................. 7
Installation Steps. .................................................................................................................... 7
Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 .................................................................................................................. 8
Introduction. ................................................................................................................................. 8
Supported Features. .................................................................................................................... 8
Advance Preview Features...................................................................................................... 9
Support for Extended YUV/RGB CGR and SMPTE matrix color range.................................. 9
P/Psf mode. ........................................................................................................................... 10
DV Record modules................................................................................................................... 10
Supported Broadcast Modes. .................................................................................................... 11
High Definition. ...................................................................................................................... 11
Standard Definition. ............................................................................................................... 11
Adobe Premier Pro Setup.......................................................................................................... 12
Scratch Disks......................................................................................................................... 12
Audio Setup ........................................................................................................................... 12
3rd party audio devices........................................................................................................... 12
Enabling the Bluefish444 ASIO Audio driver......................................................................... 13
Deck Control Support. ........................................................................................................... 13
Adobe After Effects 7.0.................................................................................................................. 14
Introduction. ............................................................................................................................... 14
Supported Features ................................................................................................................... 14
Setting up Adobe After Effects. ................................................................................................. 14
Supported Broadcast Modes. .................................................................................................... 15
High Definition. ...................................................................................................................... 15
Standard Definition. ............................................................................................................... 15
Change Project modes Via the interface............................................................................... 15
Via project Settings................................................................................................................ 15
Real Time Playback................................................................................................................... 16
Exporting Movies with After Effects. .......................................................................................... 16
Exporting QuickTime v210 from After Effects to Premiere Pro 2.0 ...................................... 16

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Exporting TARGA from After Effects to Symmetry................................................................ 16


The Bluefish444 QuickTime v210 Encoder plug-in. .............................................................. 16
Rendering with Bluefish444 QuickTime Encoder plug-in; ..................................................... 17
Known Issues. ....................................................................................................................... 18
Adobe Photoshop CS2 .................................................................................................................. 19
Features................................................................................................................................. 19
File Export.................................................................................................................................. 19
Using Actions with the Bluefish444 exporter ............................................................................. 20
To load and assign shortcuts to the Bluefish444 actions. ..................................................... 20
Using Video and Key Output for After Effects and Photoshop.................................................. 21
Adobe Audition 2.0 ........................................................................................................................ 22
Audition and ASIO audio interface ............................................................................................ 22
Audition & Bluefish444 features ................................................................................................ 22
Audition Setup with Bluefish444 Hardware ............................................................................... 23
Adobe Production Studio Workflows ............................................................................................. 25
Typical Premiere Pro workflow with the QuickTime v210 file format. ....................................... 25
Typical Bluefish444 and After Effects Workflow.................................................................... 27
Support. ......................................................................................................................................... 28
Contact .......................................................................................................................................... 29

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Introduction.

About Bluefish444.

Bluefish444 based in South Melbourne, Australia. It is a leading supplier of uncompressed video


cards for the Windows Linux and Mac OS operating systems. The video cards are used by a
number of OEMs specializing in broadcast solutions. By continuing to work with workstation
vendors and resellers, Bluefish444 has made it easier for end-users to purchase off the shelf
Windows based editing, animation and compositing solutions making sure that the hardware is
optimized for SD and HD solutions. For more information on Bluefish444, its products, resellers,
press images and press releases, please visit the Bluefish444 web site at www.Bluefish444.com

Adobe Production Studio


Bluefish444 continues to support Adobe solutions with direct support for Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0,
Adobe After Effects 7.0, Adobe Audition 2.0 and Adobe Photoshop CS2.

Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0


Bluefish444 continues to support Adobe Premier Pro 2.0 with real-time playback preview of
effects and supported 3rd party file formats with adjustable quality supported in Premiere Pro 2.0.

Effects and transitions are rendered only on export so as to maintain the true 10 bit YUV
uncompressed quality to your workflow. The range off effects previewed in real time is system
dependant.

Bluefish444 has also added the ability to playback any supported file format, either
uncompressed or compressed (dependant on system performance) that can be imported by
Premiere Pro 2.0, such as AVI, TGA, Jpeg, Tiff and QuickTime etc.

Once again rendering the timeline during editing and playback is no longer required, only for
intensive effects and during exporting to tape.

Playback performance is scalable, so as Premiere Pro 2.0 and system performance increases, so
does the ability to add more streams of video, audio, stills, effects and transitions.

Bluefish444 have also added an offline capture module providing the ability to digitize to DV-AVI
compressed file format via SD SDI or SD analog sources. At approximately 1/10th the file size of
uncompressed SD 10 bit YUV v210 QuickTime files, makes it a perfect solution for SD or HD
offline editing in conjunction with the project trimmer feature. Not only is the quality incredible but
it is also compatible with Premiere Pro DV editing mode.

Note; Bluefish444 Premiere Pro 2.0 plugin’s are not compatible with earlier versions of Adobe
Premiere Pro.

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Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 also supports serial VTR deck control. Serial VTR control is support
via the COM port not the Bluefish444 VTR ports. You can use the same VTR cable
supported by Symmetry shipped with the Bluefish444 hardware
• N

Adobe Audition 2.0


With support for ASIO audio interface now supported by Audition 2.0, Adobe and Bluefish444
customers have the ability to monitor audio output on the same system with up to 8 channels of
audio, perfect for 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound audio editing. Import support will be available
soon.

After Effects 7.0


Bluefish444 continues to support Adobe After Effects in this latest release version 7.0.
SD and HD SDI and analog real time monitoring in both 8 and 16 bit project modes, real-time
playback is also supported via RAM player.

Photoshop CS2
Bluefish444 support export preview feature for HD and SD output, export plug ins can be
assigned to keyboard shortcuts via actions.

Adobe Production Studio Supported Bluefish444 hardware.

HD|Lust
HD|Fury
SD|Greed
SD|Envy
Wildblue|AV

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Installation Guide.

For detailed information on certified workstations please visit the Adobe Open HD website
http://www.adobeopenhd.com/

System Requirements

For a list of certified systems and configurations please go to the following link
http://www.bluefish444.com/support/compatibility/hardware/

OS: Windows XP SP1 or 2000 SP4


Chipset Intel 860,7505, 7525, 925(SD)
AMD
CPU: Dual or Single CPU 2.0 GHz or faster
RAM: 1 GB SD 2+ GB
DISC DRIVE: 8x or faster CD/DVD drive
Installation HARD DRIVE: 20 MB free space
VIDEO Direct show capable card support resolutions at1280 by 1080 with direct X 9 or
above
INPUT: Keyboard and mouse

Storage Requirements.

Storage requirements for Symmetry need to be of good quality and sustain a constant data rate
of over 240 MB per second for 10 bit RGB HD DPX I/O, higher for 2K.

High Definition
SCSI
• Two Adaptec dual channel u320 controllers 39320 A/R
• 2 10 Drive JBOD with 5 10 k u320 SCSI Drives per Channel
• RAID 0.

Fiber Channel
• Two PCI-X Atto FC 42XS
• Two Huge Media Fault 4210
• RAID 0.

Standard Definition
• SCSI/FC to SATA JBOD RAID
• 3 or more SATA drives RAID 0 (Performance is may vary dependant on mother
board and SATA controller.

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Driver & Plug in Installation

Installation Check List.


Make sure you have the following prior to installation.

1. Certified system with suitable RAM and storage certified for the solution, file format and
resolution you will be using.
2. Windows XP with Service Pack 2 an updates
3. QuickTime 7.X as a minimum installed.

For detailed information in installing, setting up and trouble shooting Adobe Production Studio,
please contact Adobe

Installation Steps.

1. Install bluefish444 hardware.


a. Refer to the Bluefish444 Hardware installation and installer readme for further
information
2. Install Bluefish444 supported 3rd party applications.
a. Install QuickTime version 7.X or greater
b. Install the Adobe Production Studio

3. Connect your SDI and audio cables.

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Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0


Introduction.

Bluefish444 was the first to introduce 10 bit uncompressed SD and HD support for one of the
worlds most popular Windows based editing applications. Adobe Premier Pro

Supported Features.

• Real-time SD and HD playback for editing modes supported.


• Real Time Preview of timeline and capture window with simultaneous SDI output
monitoring.
• Support for importing QuickTime files rendered with our high quality 64 bit uncompressed
v210 QuickTime 10 bit YUV codec from supported popular 3rd party applications. Now you
can render from your application and import your Bluefish444 QuickTime v210 movies
straight into the Premiere Pro timeline.
• Import QuickTime v210 file created from other capture solutions on the Apple MAC (It is
recommended to use the Digital Voodoo (Mac) or Bluefish444 (Windows) QuickTime codec
for quality and playback stability)
• Extended Support for 5.1 surround sound output feature and Multi channel output.
• Support for CGR and SMPTE color space modes.
• Extended support for P/PSF playback mode switching for HDTV 1080 modes
• Embedded time code support.
• 720p 60 /59.94. ( alpha support )
• SD and HD NLE support in one software and hardware solution with HD to SD
simultaneous independent real-time down conversion. Now you can edit in HD in Premiere
Pro and output/monitor to HDTV and SDTV at the same time.
• Export to tape feature now supported with the Pro VTR deck control plug-in with expanded
deck control features and support.
• Support for Premiere Pro 1.5 project manager.
• Take advantage of EDL and AAF support and, capture and edit in SD modes then export to
an EDL for HD mastering.

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Advance Preview Features


Bluefish444 have improved the preview indicator for Drop frame preview warning as well as th RT
effects preview warning. Within Adobe Premiere Pro you can monitor the Effects playback as well
as monitor any dropped frames that occurred in the timeline.

Preview Playback Drop Frame NON Real Time Indicator


RED = Preview has dropped frames RED = Effects are not processed in real time

Green = Preview has not dropped frames Green = Effects processed in real time

Support for Extended YUV/RGB CGR and SMPTE matrix color range.
This feature enables Premiere Pro 1.5 to work in CGR and SMPTE color range during playback.
If your source data contains super white or super black i.e. the full RGB color range of 0 to 1024
you may wish to maintain these values through out the editing process. this can be achieved by
using the “CGR Matrix Range”.
If your source does not contain super whites and super blacks i.e. color range of 64 to 960, then
you may wish to use the “SMPTE Matrix Range”.

CGR Matrix Range = maintains super blacks and whites, 0 to 1024


SMPTE Matrix Range = maintains SMPTE color range , 0 to 960

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P/Psf mode.

When editing in HD modes Bluefish444 enables Premiere PRO 1.5 to capture and playback
1080P (Progressive scan) modes. 1080p 23.976, 24, 25 and 30 frame per second progressive
footage cannot be monitored on broadcast monitors because the vertical refresh rate would be
too low. To get around this problem and allow progressive material to view on a standard
broadcast monitor “psf” was devised. This sends the progressive frames down the cable odd lines
first then even lines, i.e. like two ‘pseudo fields’ as if it were an interlaced signal. The material is,
of course, really progressive (i.e. all lines in the frame were captured at the same instance in
time. Therefore, to avoid possible confusion the ‘progressive fields’ are referred to as “segments”.
Consequently, we use the abbreviation “psf” for “Progressive Segmented Frame”.

720p 59.94 and 60 video modes do not need a psf option because the vertical refresh rate is
already fast enough to display on a standard broadcast monitor.

If you wish to change the video mode on the cable to P (progressive) you can do so by opening
up the project settings, selecting general and then the playback options tab next to the time base
drop down list.

DV Record modules
Bluefish444 have also added an offline capture module providing the ability to digitize to DV-AVI
compressed file format via SD SDI or SD analog sources. At approximately 1/10th the file size of
uncompressed SD 10 bit YUV v210 QuickTime files, makes it a perfect solution for SD or HD
offline editing in conjunction with the project trimmer feature. Not only is the quality incredible but
it is also compatible with Premiere Pro DV editing mode.

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Supported Broadcast Modes.

High Definition.
1080i 25
1080i 29.97
1080i 30
1080p 23.98
1080p 25
1080p 25
1080p 29.97
1080p 30
1080psf 23.98
1080psf 24
720p 59.97
720p 50
720p 60fps.

Standard Definition.
NTSC 720h 486 29.97fps
NTSC 720h 486 29.97fps Wide Screen
PAL 720h 576 25fps
PAL 720h 576 25fps Wide Screen

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Adobe Premier Pro Setup

Cable Setup

Please refer to your products cable connection guide. It will be available in the manual pack
download on the Bluefish444 Support Downloads section or available on the latest 529 Installer
CDROM that is shipped with your Bluefish44 card.

Scratch Disks.

The first thing you are required to do is set up your scratch disk paths
This should be your fastest drive configured to support the video and file format you intend to
capture and playback your footage from.

Ensure that the preferences settings are correctly setup for you scratch disks and the paths are
directed at a valid Media Disk array that can sustain the data rate for real time playback for HD or
SD modes.
You can do this via selecting Edit -> Preferences -> Scratch disks.

Ensure all paths point to your Media array.


Do not use same as project, makes sure hat all the drives pint to the same drive letter or folder on
your certified Disk array

Audio Setup

Bluefish444 provides support for 48 KHz uncompressed multi channel audio support via the audio
interface of the Bluefish444 HD and SD product range.
All audio playback is outputted via the Bluefish444 hardware through Balanced Digital AES/EBU
6 channel audio via XLR or 8 channel BNC cables. (card dependant) Support for SPDIF
unbalance can also be provided with the correct cable support for the HD product range.

Bluefish444 provides full support of Multi channel and surround sound 5.1 audio editing
Provides full audio routing support providing support for channel to track routing.
Output single track to 6 or 8 channel output ( depending on Bluefish444 card used)

3rd party audio devices


Bluefish444 does not officially support audio monitoring via other 3rd part audio cards.

Monitoring through other 3rd party sound cards can not guarantee video and sync and you may
experience audio delays and in consistencies in audio playback.

For Video and Audio Sync to be maintained, you must use the Video and Audio outputs on the
Bluefish444 hardware.

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3rd party solutions may be in Sync with the Video output of the Bluefish444 card and can be
uses as a quick reference solutions.

Enabling the Bluefish444 ASIO Audio driver.

1. In the Adobe Premiere Pro menu bar select EDIT -> PREFERENCES -> AUDIO
HARDWARE.
2. In Audio Hardware section, select the input/output drop down list and select
“Bluefish444 ASIO”
3. Select OK.

Deck Control Support.

Deck control is provided by the Built in Serial VTR control


You can use the Serial cable provided in your Bluefish444 product box

For more information on using the Serial VTR control. Please refer to the Adobe Premier Pro
manual.

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Adobe After Effects 7.0


Introduction.

Bluefish444 provides continued support for one of the worlds most popular compositing and effects
applications

Supported Features
• SD and HD modes supported including 720p support.
• 8 and 10 bit RGB frame buffer output
• 8 and 16 bit project mode, Bluefish444 maintains your color space integrity when using 10 bit RGB
file formats in 16 bit project modes.
• Video and Key Output.
• Real-time SD and HD color space conversion.
• Real-time Time playback via the RAM player feature for SD and HD modes in 8 and 16 bit project
modes.
• Import QuickTime files captured from Premiere Pro.
• Take advantage of After Effects distributed rendering ability and render to Bluefish444 QuickTime
v210 file format using the traditional QuickTime Movie and the Bluefish444 QuickTime codec or the
Bluefish444 QuickTime exporter feature supporting an range of selectable 601 and 709 RGB to
YUV color matrices.
• Import Cineon and DPX file captured from Symmetry or Quick Clip Pro and maintain the your 10 bit
RGB workflow with any 8 bit down conversion for farm buffer outputs.

Setting up Adobe After Effects.


Adobe After Effects requires no settings to enable Frame buffer support. This feature will automatically be
enabled with the installation of the plug-in and with an installed Bluefish444 Video output card.

Video output will be initialized once a valid composition resolution and frame rate has been created.
Bluefish444 hardware will detect the composition settings and output the composition via the Bluefuhs444
outputs

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Supported Broadcast Modes.

High Definition.
1080i 25
1080i 29.97
1080i 30
1080p 23.98
1080p 25
1080p 25
1080p 29.97
1080p 30
1080psf 23.98
1080psf 24
720p 59.97
720p 50
720p 60fps.

Standard Definition.
NTSC 720h 486 29.97fps
NTSC 720h 486 29.97fps Wide Screen
PAL 720h 576 25fps
PAL 720h 576 25fps Wide Screen

16 bit Project monitoring

After Effects can now take advantage of 10 bit RGB frame buffer
modes when in 16 bit project modes. When in 16 bit project mode
the Bluefish444 hardware will place the Bluefish444 hardware in 10
bit RGB video mode and will provide a 10 bit RGB monitoring.

Change Project modes Via the interface.


1. Hold down the Left ALT key on your keyboard and at the
same time select the 8 bpc text in the After Effects project
Bin.
2. Each click will switch between 8 and 16 bit project modes.

Via project Settings.


1. Go to the menu bar and select File -> Project Settings
2. Select the color depth of your choice in the color depth drop
down box.

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Real Time Playback

You can achieve real time playback of your timeline using After
Effects RAM player feature.

Adobe After Effects utilizes how much ram you have on your
system. So the golden rule of thumb for compositing especially in
HD is more the better.

Make sure you select the frame rate that corresponds to the frame
of your composite settings.

Depending on the resolutions size of your Desktop preview window


in After Effects can affect playback performances as a larger frame
has to be written to the desktop.

Exporting Movies with After Effects.

Exporting QuickTime v210 from After Effects to Premiere Pro 2.0


If you wish to export your projects into Premiere Pro 2.0 for real time playback and with out having to re
render you imported files you can use the Bluefish444 QuickTime Exporter plug in

NOTE, Premiere Pro and Symmetry will not support QuickTime files from After Effects rendered with
QuickTime Movie and with the Bluefish444 v210 codec. You must use the Bluefish444 QuickTime
Exporter when generating QuickTime movies from AE.

Exporting TARGA from After Effects to Symmetry


When exporting TARAGA files for Symmetry playback, you must select 32 bit. Symmetry doe not support
24 bit TARAGA file playback,

The Bluefish444 QuickTime v210 Encoder plug-in.

This plug-in allows you to export to the QuickTime v210 file


format that supports Premiere Pro and Symmetry for real time
playback with the supported Bluefish444 video I/O cards and
other QuickTime supported applications.

The Bluefish444 exporter will not support embedding of audio,


the exporter is for video only. Simply export audio only as a
separate pass from your same composition to a 48 KHz wav
file.

Frame rate.
The frame rate here should always match the composite

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settings and the broadcast mode you are using.

Scan Mode.
Interlaced
Progressive.

Conversion Matrix.
CGR.
Color space conversion between Standard Definition YUV and “Full Scaled” RGB
(8 bit: 0 - 255, 10 bit: 0 - 1023).
When rendering with CGR enable you maintain the full color levels. Video safe colors are ignored.

SMPTE.
Color space conversion between YUV and “SMPTE Scaled” RGB
(8bit: 16 - 235, 10bit: 64 - 940).
When rendering with SMPTE enabled, video safe colors are supplied.

Rendering with Bluefish444 QuickTime Encoder plug-in;

1. In the After Effects menu bar


2. Select Composition -> Make Movie
3. Go to the Current Render Details section of the Render Queue Dialog Box.
4. In the Output Module section, select the “Lossless” option text and it will open the “Output module.
5. Select Bluefish444 QuickTime in the Format drop down list
6. A Dialog box called Bluefish v210 Encoder will open.
7. In the Video output sections select Format options button.
8. Enter your frame rate equal to that of the composition you are exporting.
9. Select the scan type as either Interlaced or Progressive
10. Select the RGB/YUV matrix you wish to use.
11. Select the X to close the dialog box.

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12. In the Output To section select the *.MOV option text and enter a file name and path to
render you QuickTime movie to.
13. Select Render to begin the render process.

Known Issues.
With the Bluefish3444 exported you can not add different render cues that have different settings due to
After Effects inability to record dialog box settings.

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Adobe Photoshop CS2

Bluefish444 Photoshop Exporter adds an important plug in for broadcast graphic designers by allowing
you to quickly see your Photoshop images through any Bluefish444 video card. This is important for
checking color, positioning, line width, and other graphic issues that can change when moving images
from a VGA to a broadcast monitor.

Features

• Support for NTSC, PAL, HD720p, and HD1080i.


• Pre built actions for hotkey updates.
• Plug-in outputs both the image and the alpha channel on dual-link cards.
• Support for 8-bit and 16-bit images.
• Automatic YUV conversion.
• Support for ALL Bluefish444 cards.
• Video and Key output support for Dual ink Video cards

There are two ways to output from Photoshop with the Bluefish444 video cards.

• File export
• Action

File Export
1. Create a new project that is a supported
resolution of the Bluefish444 hardware;
• 1920 1080
• 1280 720
• NTSC/NTSC Wide screen
• PAL\PAL Wide screen

2. Populate the layer with graphics


3. Select FILE -> Export
4. Select the Export modes

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Using Actions with the Bluefish444 exporter

Bluefish444 exporter plug-ins includes an Action preset file called Bluefish444.atn which is loaded to the
Photoshop actions folder in the installed folder.
Actions can be can be linked to the Bluefish444 export plug ins by assigning keyboard shortcuts

To load and assign shortcuts to the Bluefish444 actions.

1. Open up the Actions dialog box and select the Options arrow button.
2. Select the Bluefish444 option. this will load the Bluefish444 pre defined actions to the Actions
Pallet.
3. Select an Action, say “TFT - Bluefish444 NTSC Export”, select the options arrow button. this will
option the dialog side bar as before.
4. This time select the Action Options The action dialog box will open.
5. In the function key drop down list, assign a function Key of your choice.
6. Click on OK.
7. Now open up a project in NTSC then select F5 and you will see the project window output to the
Bluefish444 SDI/Analog output on your broadcast monitor.
8. Alternatively you can output the frame by selecting File ->

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Using Video and Key Output for After Effects and Photoshop

Bluefsh444 hardware supports the ability to output both video and key video signal.
For example with Photoshop and Aftereffects when in 8 bit RGBA video mode you can output he alpha
channel on the key signal and the RGB color information on the video signal simultaneously.
To support this feature you need to enable Video + Key in the Bleufish444 feature Application.

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Adobe Audition 2.0

Audition and ASIO audio interface


Bluefish444 supports the ASIO audio interface driver which is supported by a range of professional Audio
products.

Since Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5, Adobe continually supports ASIO and continues this support in Premiere
Pro 2.0 and now Audition 2.0

Bluefish444 ASIAO audio driver is supported by Both Audition and Premiere Pro and is automatically
available for both applications when you use the Bluefish44 retail installer.

Audition & Bluefish444 features


The Bluefish444 hardware provides support for Audio output monitoring only, support for input in Audition
is not currently available.

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Audition Setup with Bluefish444 Hardware

To enable the Bluefish444 hardware.

1. Select EDIT in the menu bar.


2. Select “Audio Hardware Setup”

You will be presented with the Audio hardware Setup dialog;

3. In the edit view tab, select the Bluefish444 ASIO in the Audio Driver drop down list.
4. Select “Multitrack View” tab

5. Select the Bluefish444 ASIO in the Audio Driver drop down list.
6. Select “Surround Encoder” Tab

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7. Select the Bluefish444 ASIO in the Audio Driver drop down list.
8. Select Apply

Audition with the ASAIO audio driver allows you to route to other audio channels on the Bluefish444 card.
It is recommended to leave it as default

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Adobe Production Studio Workflows


Typical Premiere Pro workflow with the QuickTime v210 file format.

With Bluefish444, Premiere Pro can support real time playback of QuickTime 210 file formats generated
from various sources using the Bluefish444 v210 QuickTime codec including Digital Voodoo on the Apple
Mac platform. Support for other non Bluefish444/ Digital Voodoo solutions using the V210 QuickTime file
formats can also be imported but there is no guarantee of frame accurate playback and quality.
After Effects , Work flow.

Single link 4:2:2 Single link 4:2:2


or 4:4:4 HD/SD HD/SD SDI
SDI Analog I/O Analog
HD/SD-SDI
Monitoring

QuickTime uncompressed
10 bit YUV V210 file format

Storage Array
Network, Fibre,
SCSI

Digital Production CGI


/ Animation
Render farms Bluefish444
Editing Suite QuickTime
Switcher V210 Codec
archive
Media Storage
Pro VTR Deck Control

QuickClip Pro/VTR
Apple MAC Platform

Digital Voodoo
QuickTime V210 File Format

Support for 3rd party v210


QuickTime file format

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After Effects 6.5 can now take advantage of true 10 bit RGB frame buffer support with the
Bluefish444 SD and HD supported product range. Removes unnecessary down conversions of
composites and 16 bit project modes when using higher than 8 bit RGB file formats.

Provides accurate, high quality output for detailed color corrections and effects within After effects while
maintaining the data integrity with file formats such as Cineon and DPX thought out the

Bluefish444 SD and HD frame buffer


After Effects
10 bit RGB
Imported 8 16 bit frame buffer 10 bit YUV
bit and Project 10 bit RGB mode
10 bit mode
RGB
Cineon or 8 bit 8 bit RGB
DPX files Project 8 bit RGB Dual link
frame buffer
mode mode 10 bit RGB

* 8 or 10 bit RGB to YUV real-time hardware color space conversion

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Typical Bluefish444 and After Effects Workflow.

This example utilizes Bluefish444 hardware, Symmetry and After effects to capture footage form a deck or
DDR source such as Quick Clip Pro. Importing straight into the After effects project with either the
QuickTime 10 bit YUV, Cineon or DPX 10 bit RGB file formats. Then export to tape via Symmetry or SAN
environment

1. called Bluefish444.

Single link 4:2:2 Single link 4:2:2


or 4:4:4 HD/SD HD/SD SDI
SDI Analog I/O Analog
HD/SD-SDI
Monitoring

10 bit RGB
Cineon or DPX
File Format. Import and export supported After
QuickTime Effects files
V210
10 bit YUV from
Symmetry
Digital Production
Storage Array CGI / Animation
Network, Render farms
Fibre, Editing Suite
SCSI Switcher
archive
M di St

2. Paste the presets into this new folder.

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Support.

Bluefish444 provide unlimited email support to all customers for the life of the product warranty.

FAQ’s
A list of frequently ask questions listed by application type.

Link http:\\www.Bluefish444.com\support\FAQ.

Hardware compatibility Guide.


This site has detailed information on tested and certified hardware categorized by
motherboards, systems and integrators.

Link http:\\www.Bluefish444.com\support\compatability.

Software compatibility guide.


Current list of released retail software that is compatible with the Bluefish444 product
range. Refer to this site often as new supported products a frequently released.

Link http:\\www.Bluefish444.com\support\compatability.

For phone support you must register your product online at the Bluefish444 web site.

Tech Support

If you have any questions please contact support at support@bluefish444.com.


Email Support is free for the life of the warranty.
For phone support you must register your product at

http://www.bluefish444.com/support/techsupport.

In order to speed the resolution of your problem please ensure that you provide the following information
when contacting support.

• System configuration and manufacture, Mother board type and Devices installed.
• SCSI or RAID controller card type.
• Storage array configuration,
• OS version.
• Applications installed
• Bluefish444 Serial number and product type.
• Installer version.
• Contact number
• Company name

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Contact

Bluefish444 Australia
Phone + 61 (3) 9682 9477
Tech Support 9am to 5pm (GMT+10 hours)
Fax: + 61 (3) 9682 9466
Web: http://www.Bluefish444.com
Email: info@Bluefish444.com
17B Market Street South Melbourne
Victoria Australia 3205

Bluefish444 Europe
Joel Street Farm,
Joel Street, Pinner,
Middlesex, HA5 2PD.
United Kingdom,
t. +44 (0)20 8429 8345,
f.+44 (0)20 8866 8207,
Tech Support +44 (0)20 8868 2575

USA Tech Support.


ph 775-727-6950
9am to 5pm (GMT -5 hours)

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