Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

VDS announces real-time SD/HD paint support for Bluefish444 uncompressed video cards

VDS, a leading developer of broadcast automation software, content design applications and plug-in products, has announced that its leading broadcast paint system Twister now supports SD/HD real-time paint I/O on the Bluefish444 line of uncompressed video cards.
Twister is a complete paint, graphics content creation and I/O solution for broadcasters, which runs as a standalone application, or as a plug-in for industry-leading content creation, editing, management and display systems. With Twister, artists will now have access to VDS' famous content creation tools and file transfer utilities right from a single intuitive user interface. This includes a full suite of comprehensive paint tools and brushes, unlimited layering capabilities, and sophisticated image processing and masking tools developed specifically for broadcasters. In addition, most Photoshop plug-ins may be run from within Twister, allowing access to hundreds of inexpensive image effect libraries currently available.
"We are very keen about working with our new friends at Bluefish444," commented David-Ray Worthington, Director of Marketing and Product Development at VDS. "Combining Twister with the high quality Bluefish444 series of SD and HD boards creates one more reason why any Broadcaster serious about enhancing their graphics creation capabilities will want to consider Twister."
Twister has been infused with many broadcast-friendly features such as R/W Photoshop layers and direct connection/file support for most industry-standard devices such as Chyron, Aprisa, Pinnacle, Avid, and Quantel. In addition, the software supports 3D paste image and mask layers, video grab to canvas and real-time paint show to video.
"A graphic content creation toolset for broadcast artists is one of the most highly requested solutions for professional high definition customers," said Paul Cameron, Product and Support Manager for Bluefish444. "Twister delivers on this with rich toolsets and features allowing customers to switch between various high definition and standard definition modes including 720p in real-time and in 10 bit YUV quality."
All new Bluefish444 CDs will be shipping with trial versions of trial versions of Twister that are fully functional with save disabled.
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

ES Broadcast Hire Adds To Operations
ES Broadcast Hire has announced the addition of a new office in Madrid, as well as the appointment of two regional business development staff. The new
Marquis Broadcast Heads To MPS 2017
At the Media Production Show 2017, Marquis Broadcast will showcase its latest developments and solutions. Exhibiting on stand 544 (the Altered Images
Object Based Audio In Broadcast – The Next Challenge
The world of broadcast audio is on the verge of a major revolution, says Peter Poers, Managing Director, Jünger Audio. Numerous "3D Immersive" formats
TAG To Demonstrate Primary Broadcast Applications
TAG V.S. has announced plans to demonstrate solutions for the three primary broadcast applications: Live Production, Playout and Distribution at ANGA
Spot & Spin To Launch Pay-As-You-Go Content Management Services At NAB
Spot & Spin is to launch its range of pay-as-you-go content management services at the the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas. "Spot & Spin gives film and tel
Navori To Streamline Digital Signage Content
Navori will streamline digital signage content management for businesses and organisations with a new QL Manager update at ISE 2019 that allows roamin
Shutterstock Announces Content Integration Within Final Cut Pro X
Shutterstock announced a new content integration within Final Cut Pro X. The Shutterstock extension is the only stock footage extension to be integrat
IMT-Vislink Launches Comprehensive Customer Support Portal
xG Technology, a provider of wireless video solutions to broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for cri
BroadStream Opens New Support Centre And Launches Task Force
BroadStream Solutions has announced it is restructuring its internal resources to support expected growth across the Americas and Asia. As part of the
Bluefish444 Add SMPTE 2022 Support For Avid Media Composer
Bluefish444 has announced that it has added SMPTE 2022 capture support for Avid Media Composer. The addition allows Bluefish444 customers to capture f
Twister To Cause A Storm At NAB For VDS
VDS, a leading developer of broadcast automation software, content design applications and plug-in products, announces the Twister PaintStation HD V8
SGO To Support Spanish Short Film Project 'The Shortest Day'
Next Thursday, 21st of December, on winter solstice, will take place the traditional celebration of spanish short film called "The shortest day - [ED
VDS to release Twister HD V7 at NAB 2006
VDS, a leading developer of broadcast automation software, content design applications and plug-in products, is to announce the unveiling of Twister H
Production News : FA Cup Coverage Set To Return To ITV
ITV has agreed a new deal to broadcast the Emirates FA Cup for four years, starting in 2021. This will see England's historic football tournament made
LED Creative To Support Blind Date Crews
LED Creative is supporting the Blind Date crews at the dating show and the Big Brother's themed housemate challenge. Filmed in front of a live studio