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Bluefish444 Introduce Bluefish444 RAGE N|Code

Bluefish444 have introduced an affordable high quality, real time encoding HD MPEG-2 video compression system for all high def video resolutions, the Bluefish444 RAGE N|Code.
Applications for this new solution include HD archival for studios and broadcasters, high quality, accelerated HD MPEG-2 export from Adobe Premiere Pro, multi channel SD compressed ingest, live streaming applications, post production and digital content creation and HD-DVD/Blu-Ray authoring.
Based upon the Bluefish444 HD|Fury single link HD/SD SDI I/O card, Bluefish444's Symmetry acquisition, review, and play-out software, and Aspex's Accelara 3000 Advanced Video Encoder PCI-X card, the new Bluefish444 system offers plug and play acceleration of MPEG-2 encoding inside many popular third party software applications such as Adobe Premiere Pro 2 and Autodesk Cleaner XL.
Bluefish444's RAGE N|Code enables MPEG 2 acceleration from the user interface of popular applications utilizing the MainConcept MPEG2 codec. Customers are not required to learn new workflows or configuration options to take advantage of the higher performance. With Bluefish444 RAGE N|Code, they can ingest from live uncompressed sources such as HD/SD cameras and tape decks and experience real time 1920 X 1080 HD MPEG2 encoding.
Unlike fixed function hardware encoders, Bluefish444's RAGE N|Code is fully software programmable, providing the comfort of flexibility, scalability and a future proof upgrade path to additional codecs such as H.264 and Windows Media/VC1.
In high performance mode, Bluefish444 RAGE N|Code provides real time HD encoding (1920 x 1080i60) with CPU loading of around 60% and no loss of quality. For applications where significant host CPU resources are required, Bluefish444 RAGE N|Code can also be run in a fully offloaded mode, reducing host CPU loading to 15%-20%. With the Bluefish444 RAGE N|Code system, users can select the highest quality encoder settings with little loss of performance.
"TheBluefish444 RAGE N|Code system is a strong solution for the hugely expanding HD DVD/Blu-Ray authoring market today and the even faster growing market of ITV and IPTV tomorrow, via the future proof upgrade to codecs like H264 and VC1," said Craige Mott, Managing Director of Bluefish444.
"Through our collaboration with partners Aspex SemiConductor and MainConcept, Bluefish444 is able to break new ground with RAGE N|Code by providing a single system that creates HD content at the highest possible quality and then encodes the HD project in real time to standard industry codecs. RAGE N|code is a ground breaking price performance solution unrivalled in the industry."
The Bluefish444 RAGE N|Code system will be available worldwide in September 2006.
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